PUCET Books | Details, Career Opportunities/Scope, Subject Combinations

PUCET Books: PUCET is an acronym for Punjab University Common Entrance Test. The university holds tests every year while application forms are available in the month of March and April. Those who wish to apply for the test must put in rigorous efforts to get through. Punjab University offers a plethora of subjects for students to choose from be it undergraduate courses including Bachelor of Hotel Management, B.Sc zoology, or bachelor’s in fashion technology and lifestyle or postgraduate courses such as MCA, Masters in Human Rights or Masters in Public Health.

Application forms for PUCET 2020 were out in the month of March and April for UG and PG respectively while the last date for filling up examination form was in the month of September 2020. Exams that were scheduled to be conducted in the month of October 2020, for now, have been put on hold. Candidates can refer to the official site of Punjab University for more details.

PUCET Books Overview

Certainly, hard work is the key to success yet many people fail to accomplish their goals. It is so because time management and selection of the right books do matter when preparing for entrance exams.

While you may be seeking help from various books online currently yet opting to study from various and diverse books may confuse you. Nonetheless, you must keep your worries at bay for we are here to help you.

But before we dive deeper into the topic and discuss PUCET BOOKS and study materials, you must know that Punjab University does follow negative marking in entrance tests. So it is better you prepare for exams thoroughly and attempt questions wisely.

PUCET Subject Combination

The University offers the following subject combination to students willing to get admitted to the university at graduation level:

Courses Compulsory Subjects in 10+2 PUCET Subject combination
Zoology Physics, Chemistry, Maths and English Physics, Chemistry and Bio
Botany Biology, Physics, Chemistry English Physics Chemistry and Bio
Mathematics CS Maths CS Maths, CS
Physics Physics, Chemistry, Maths, English Physics, Chemistry, Maths/Biology
Physics with specialization in electronics Physics, Chemistry, Maths, English Physics, Chemistry, Maths/Biology
Biochemistry Biology, Chemistry, Physics, English Physics, Chemistry, Maths/Biology
Microbiology Biology, Physics, Chemistry, English Physics, Chemistry, Maths/Biology
Geology Physics, Chemistry, Maths/Biology, English Physics, Chemistry, Maths/Biology
Chemistry Chemistry, Physical, English, Maths/Biology Physics, Chemistry, Maths/Biology
Biotechnology Biology, Physics, Chemistry, English and Maths (optional) Physics, Chemistry, Maths/Biology
Biophysics Biology, Physics, Chemistry, English and Maths (optional) Physics, Chemistry, Maths/Biology
B. Pharma Physics, Chemistry, Maths/Biology and English PCB or PCM

Each subject as mentioned above has 60 questions in entrance exams and allotted time is not more than 70 minutes, while overall marks are 120, the exam pattern follows multiple-choice questions.


Since PUCET entrance questions are based on the CBSE syllabus, therefore students must prepare their subjects as per the same. Following are the PUCET BOOKS that you may refer to prepare for and crack your entrance tests:


  • Concepts of Physics by H. C. Verma Volume 1 and 2
  • 29 Years Physics Chapterwise Solutions For CBSE AIPMT and NEET by Arihant Express
  • Physics by OP Agarwal Volume 1 and 2


  • Arihant Organic Chemistry
  • ISC Chapter Wise solved Papers Chemistry Class XII


  • Examination Questions in Biology, Botany, Chemistry, Drawing, Geography, Physics, Zoology by College Entrance Examination Board


  • Mathematics by RD Sharma (Class 11 and 12)
  • Mathematics by SL Loni (Plane Geometry)
  • SAT Math Level 1 (Barron’s SAT Subject Test Level 1) by Ira K Wolfe

PUCET Career Opportunities/Scope

PUCET Books is one of the most opted courses in India. The course includes physics, chemistry and maths/bio in essentials. One can pursue the course and choose to become a microbiologist, scientist, lecturer, lab assistant, doctor, and more.

Advancement in science and technology has paved a way for science enthusiasts to opt for these subjects. Growth in the IT sector and health industry tends to open a plethora of job opportunities for freshers and experienced alike.

FAQ’s on PUCET Books

Question 1.
How are exams conducted in PUCET?

There are multiple-choice questions in the entrance exam of PUCET. These entrance exams are based online wherein each subject has 60 questions.

Question 2.
What are the eligibility criteria for PUCET?

Students must be citizens of India and 17 years of age for UG courses while for PG they must have scored at least 55% percent in their graduation.

Question 3.
Does PU CET have a negative marking scheme?

Usually, 0.5 marks are deducted for every negative marking in entrance exams.

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