IPU CET 2019 – All Important Facts including application, admit card, exam pattern and more

IPU CET 2019

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IPU CET is the short form of Indraprastha University Common Entrance Test, which is a university level entrance examination held for admission to the various postgraduate (PG) and undergraduate (UG) courses offered by the Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University in the fields of law, management, dental, medical and engineering. The organising body for this entrance exam is Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University (GGSIPU) itself.  

IPU CET 2019 – Important Dates

You will be able to access the IPU CET 2019 application form at ipu.ac.in from the April 1st week onwards. The registrations for this exam will be closed on May 14 for majority of the courses. Please keep in mind that every course has a different registration closing date, and you should carefully check for yours on the official website. An application fee of ₹ 1000 is charged from all the applicants.

As per a recent update, GGSIPU has discontinued admission to their LLB, LLM, MCA, B Tech and MBA programs through the IPU CET. They recently issued an official notification regarding the same. Admission to all these streams will be now processed based on various national level entrance exams such as NIMCET, CLAT-PG, CLAT-UG, CAT, NEET-UG, NATA and JEE. However, the university will continue accepting students through IPU CET for the other PG and UG programs including MA English, BBA, BJMC, BCA and MJMC.

IPU CET 2019 - Important Highlights

Name of the test

Indraprastha University Common Entrance Test (IPU CET)

Type of exam

National level

Application mode


Official website


Available courses

Both post graduate and undergraduate level


Once a year

Duration of test

2 hrs. 30 min.

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IPU CET 2019 – Eligibility Criteria

As IPU CET is conducted for admission to different PG and UG programs offered by GGSIPU, the eligibility criteria for every course is different. Regardless, there are some broad level eligibility conditions you must meet before considering taking this exam.

  • First and foremost you should be an Indian national.
  • The minimum qualification for the undergraduate level courses is class XII examination from any recognised board or equivalent. If you’re applying for BBA, you should have scored at least 50% in aggregate in your class XII examination, with English as one of the subjects. Furthermore, you should not be over 21 years old or less than 18 years if you wish to apply for a UG course.
  • For post graduate level courses, the minimum qualification is a graduate degree from a recognised university or equivalent. If you’re applying for MBA, you should have scored at least 50% aggregate marks in graduation or an equivalent CGPA. For MBA (IT) stream, the minimum aggregate percentage is increased to 60% and you should have done your graduation in any of the following streams: B.Tech, BE, MCA or M.Sc (Electronics/IT/CS).

IPU CET 2019 – Reservation Criteria

  • GGSIPU offers special reservations to candidates belonging to Delhi and a certain percentage of seats are also reserved for out of Delhi candidates.
  • There are certain provisions in place to offer reserved seats to students belonging to various categories such as SC, ST, OBC, PWD and DEF.
  • In case of self-financing colleges, reservation of up to 10% can be offered to students under the management quota

IPU CET 2019 – Application Form

The registration process for IPU CET 2019 started on February 15 this year. The application form is available only online and the candidates are free to apply for more than one course by submitting separate applications for each one of them. Please note, there is no need to mail a hard copy of the filled-up application form to GGSIPU.

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IPU CET 2019 – The Application Process

  • Visit the GGSIPU official website
  • Click on ‘IPU CET 2019 Registration’
  • Make a selection of the exam category from the provided choices
  • Enter the asked-for credentials related to academic and personal details
  • Upload your signature and photograph in GIF, JPEG or JPG format (less than 80 kb)
  • Make a selection of the course applied for and test center
  • Once the application is submitted, you will get a login ID and password generated by the system, on your email ID
  • Pay ₹ 1000 as application fee

Please note, if you wish to make any corrections to your IPU CET application, you’ll need to submit a physical application along with a ₹ 500 fee to the examination authority.

IPU CET 2019 – Application Form Dates

GGSIPU has provided the registration dates for IPU CET 2019 through an official notification on its website. Below provided are the last date of registrations for the corresponding courses:

Course Name

IPU CET 2019 – Last Date of Registration


May 1, 2019


April 10, 2019


May 1, 2019


May 1, 2019


May 1, 2019

B.Com (Hons)

April 10, 2019


May 1, 2019

B.Sc Nursing

April 10, 2019


May 1, 2019

MA (English)

April 10, 2019


May 1, 2019







IPU CET 2019 – Prerequisites to fill up the application form

All candidates must have certain documents ready while sitting down to fill up the online application form. These documents are:

  • Class X mark sheet
  • Class XII mark sheet
  • Post-graduation and/or graduation mark sheet (if available)
  • Scanned copy of the left-hand thumb impression, signature and photograph
  • Aadhaar card (if available)

IPU CET 2019 – Download of Admit Card

You can download the IPU CET 2019 admit card by following the below detailed steps:

  • Visit the IPU CET 2019 official website
  • Provide your application number and password to log into the portal
  • Click on ‘IPU CET 2019 Admit Card’
  • The admit card for the exam will come up on the screen
  • Download the admit card and also print a few copies of the same

Please note, the admit card for IPU CET 2019 will be made available 7 days prior to the IPU CET exam. It will consist of the following details: name of the candidate, course applied for, roll number, examination date, examination venue, examination time, phone number of the student and address of the student.

It should be noted that no candidate will be allowed to enter the examination venue if he/she is unable to furnish a valid IPU CET admit card. It’s advisable that you carry at least two printouts of the admit card to the examination venue, and keep them safe with you till the completion of the admission procedure. You would also be asked to hand over your admit card to the admission officer during admission/counselling phase later.

IPU CET 2019 – Examination Centres

The IPU CET 2019 exam will be conducted in 9 different cities of India. Candidates must select their preferred centre for taking the exam while filling up the application form. Please note, the test centres for all the courses except MBA, MCA and B tech are in Delhi only.

IPU CET 2019 Exam Pattern for BBA

The IPU CET 2019 exam will be conducted off-line and will be of 2 ½ hours duration. It will have a total of 150 questions, with a scoring potential of maximum 600 marks.

Below provided are the sections that you will be tested in, along with their corresponding weightages:

IPU CET 2019 Exam Pattern for MBA

The IPU CET 2019 exam for admission to MBA will be a 2 ½ hours long computer-based test. It will comprise of 4 sections and a total of 100 questions. The below provided sections along with their corresponding number of questions give a fair idea about the pattern of this exam:

  • Numerical ability (30 questions)
  • English language and comprehension (30 questions)
  • Reasoning ability and data interpretation (30 questions)
  • General awareness (10 questions)

In case you’re applying for MBA (IT), the pattern of the test will be as follows:

  • Numerical ability and mathematics (30 questions)
  • Logical reasoning and data interpretation (30 questions)
  • English language and comprehension (30 questions)
  • Reasoning ability and data interpretation (30 questions)

IPU CET 2019 – Results

The results of IPU CET 2019 will be released by GGSIPU between May 3rd and May 30th this year for all the courses. Upon their release, the IPU CET 2019 results will be accessible on the GGSIPU official website. The students can check their results by entering their roll number and program code. The displayed scorecard will contain the overall and sectional marks obtained by the student. All students who clear the exam and meet the IPU CET cut-off criteria will be called for document verifications and seat allocations later.

How to check IPU CET 2019 result?

You can check your IPU CET 2019 result by following the below detailed steps:

  • Visit the GGSIPU official website
  • Click on the link titled ‘CET 2019 Result’
  • Enter your program code and roll number
  • Your IPU CET 2019 result will come up on the screen
  • Download the result and take a printout as it will be required during the counselling stage (if you qualify)

IPU CET 2019 Counselling

Once the IPU CET 2019 results will be declared, the qualifying candidates will be shortlisted for counselling purpose. A corresponding merit list will also be prepared based on the marks scored by various candidates in the IPU CET examination. The counselling for candidates qualifying through IPU CET 2019, for the academic session 2019-20 will most likely be done in June, 2019. You will require the following documents at the time of counselling:

  • IPU CET 2019 admit card
  • Class X mark sheet
  • Glass 12 mark sheet

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