Panjab University MA English Entrance: PUCET, Dates, Syllabus & More

Panjab University MA English Entrance: PUCET, Dates, Syllabus & More

Panjab University has started registration for MA English Entrance for 2024 admissions.

The last date to register is 24th May 2024, and the Panjab University MA English Entrance exam will take place on 15th June 2024 (Sunday from 4 to 5:30pm). 

In this article, we bring you all the relevant information related to the Panjab University MA English. 

We have covered important dates, eligibility criteria, PUCET syllabus and pattern,  application process and contact information. 

Panjab University is situated in Chandigarh (Capital of Punjab) and one of the oldest university in India established way back in 1882. 

It is ranked 4th in the university category of Times Higher Education 2019-20 survey. 

In addition to this, Panjab University boast of sprawling campus spread over 550 acres of land. 

Panjab University MA English programme is one of its most sought after course. 

However, there are only 100 seats available in MA English, in which 15 seats are available for NRIs and 5 for foreign nationals and reservation is applied as per UGC norms. 

It is to be noted that many students have confusion regarding Panjab University participation  in CUET PG 2024.

Panjab University is not part of CUET PG, they will conduct their own entrance exam named PUCET (Panjab University Common Entrance Test) for PG programmes.

Nevertheless, we recommend candidates to read the Panjab University PUCET Prospectus for 2024 Admissions for detailed information.

Readers are requested to use comment section given at the end of article to ask questions, our counselors will be answer all your questions.

You can buy our MA English Entrance study materials here to prepare for Panjab University MA English entrance or join our online exam preparation course for MA English Entrance here. 


PUCET Important Dates 

Start date 15th April 2024
Last date to register and apply 24th May 2024
PUCET 2024 Admit Card release date 7th June 2024
PUCET MA English Entrance test date 15th June 2024 (from 4 to 5:30 pm)
Answer keys availability 28th June 2024
Declaration of PUCET results 15th July 2024

Following are the center for the PUCET entrance test: Chandigarh, Ludhiana, Hoshiarpur and Mukstar

For full date sheet refer to the PDF document here. 


Eligibility Criteria for Panjab University MA English

Following are the eligibility criteria for Panjab University MA English programme: 

  • UG degree with minimum 45% marks in English elective or English compulsory subject
  • UG degree in any subject with aggregate 50% marks

For more details refer to the Panjab University prospectus page number 13 for MA English eligibility criteria


Panjab University MA English Entrance Syllabus & Exam Pattern

Following is the exam pattern of Panjab University MA English entrance: 

Total seats 100 intake
Total time 1 hour 30 minutes (90 minutes)
Total marks 75
Question type Subjective

Following is the syllabus for PU CET MA English Entrance syllabus:

An essay of about 400 words 25 marks
An unseen poem (comprehension) 20 marks
Precis writing 15 marks
Short answer questions 15 marks


Panjab University Application Process 

01: Visit this link for PUCET application –
02: Read all the instructions carefully
03: Scroll down and click on “continue” link
04: Fill in the registration form to generate username and password
05: Use your username and password to login here –
06: Fill in your application form accurately
07Upload scanned copies of photos, signature and other documents in given formats
08: Review your application and submit
09: Pay your application fee (General fee – Rs. 2520/-, SC, ST and PwD category fee – Rs. 1260/-)
10: Keep a printed copy for future reference


Contact Info of Panjab University (Chandigarh)

Address: Assistant Registrar, CET Cell, Panjab University, Sector 14, Chandigarh – 160014

Official Websites: and


Registrar Contact No: 0172-2534829

Helpline: 0172- 2534818, 2534819, 2534866, 1801802065

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