Punjab Agricultural University 2023 Application Form, Exam Date, Syllabus, Eligibility, Pattern

Punjab Agricultural University organizes an entrance exam to provide undergraduate courses, Post Graduate and Ph.D. courses in various disciplines. AAT, CET, MET, etc. are the test that is conducted by Punjab Agricultural University and is a state-level entrance examination. In this article, we will discuss Punjab Agricultural University entrance exam details like Application Form, Exam Date, Syllabus, Eligibility, Pattern, etc.

Punjab Agricultural University Important Dates

EventDate
Application Start Date2nd week of April 2023
Application End Date2nd week of May 2023
Application End Date (with late fee)3rd week of May 2023
Entrance Exam2nd week of June 2023
Interview/Counselling1st week of July 2023

Punjab Agricultural University 2023 Application Form

You can follow these steps to fill the application form online-

  • Visit the official website of Punjab Agricultural University and click on the apply button- http://web.pau.edu/
  • The application form will be opened, fill the form with accurate information and click on the Next button
  • After that, you have to upload the digital photograph, signature, and other documents
  • Now Click on the submit button, a new screen with all the information filled will appear, review the application and check for all the details again
  • Now pay the fee online using Net banking, credit card, or debit card
  • Your application is filled, take a printout of the application and payment receipt for future use

Documents required for Punjab Agricultural University 2023 Application Form

The following are the documents that are necessary for filling the Punjab Agricultural University application form-

  • Latest Scanned photo passport size
  • 10 and 12 certificates scanned
  • Graduate/ Marks Sheet For Master’s courses
  • Master’s Degree/ Marks Sheet for Ph.D courses
  • Scanned signature of the candidate
  • Aadhaar card number and a scanned copy

Punjab Agricultural University Application Fee

The application fee depends on the criteria that the candidate belongs to. The following are the fee that is associated with the respective categories-

Offline Application Fee (in Rs)
Prospectus priceAt counter2,120
By post2,260
Prospectus price (NRI)At counter2,560
By post2,760
Entrance exam feeFor each entrance exam4,200
 For additional option in MET-Agriculture and MET Community Science610
Online Application Fee (in Rs)
Prospectus downloadAll entrance exams5,640
Additional chargesMET Agriculture and MET Community Science610

Punjab Agricultural University Eligibility Criteria

The following are the list of courses in Punjab Agricultural University which is a follow-

Undergraduate course

BSc (Hons)

SpecialisationEligibility Criteria 
ArchitectureQualifying exam: AAT  Class 12 or equivalent with minimum 65% aggregate in the compulsory subjects 
AgricultureQualifying exam: PAU-CET  Class 12 or equivalent with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics or Biology or Agriculture with at least 50% aggregate OR Diploma in the relevant discipline for minimum duration of two years 
Nutrition and DieteticsQualifying exam: PAU-CET  Class 12 or equivalent with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics/ Biology/ Agriculture/ Home Science with minimum 50% aggregate 
Fashion DesigningQualifying exam: DAT  Class 12 or equivalent in any stream with minimum 50% aggregate 
Community ScienceQualifying exam: PAU-CET  Class 12 or equivalent with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics or Biology or Agriculture or Home Science with at least 50% aggregate 
BTech
SpecialisationEligibility Criteria 
Agricultural EngineeringQualifying exam: JEE Main Class 12 (non-medical stream) or equivalent with minimum 50% aggregate 
BiotechnologyQualifying exam: PAU-CET Class 12 or equivalent with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics or Biology or Agriculture with minimum 50% aggregate 
Food TechnologyQualifying exam: PAU-CET Class 12 or equivalent with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics/ Biology/ Agriculture with minimum 50% aggregate OR Certificate in Food Processing from SLIET Longowal 

MSc (Integrated)

SpecialisationEligibility Criteria
BiochemistryCandidate must have passed Class 12 with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics/ Biology/ Agriculture with minimum 50% aggregate
Botany
Chemistry
Microbiology
Zoology

Post graduate course

MSc

SpecialisationEligibility Criteria
AgronomyCandidate must have minimum 60% aggregate in BSc Agriculture/BSc Agriculture (Hons)
Plant Breeding & GeneticsCandidate must have minimum 60% aggregate in BSc Agriculture/ BSc Agriculture (Hons)/ BSc Biotech (Hons)/BSc Horticulture
Soil ScienceCandidate must have minimum 60% aggregate in BSc Agriculture/ BSc Agriculture (Hons)/ BSc Forestry/ BSc Horticulture
ZoologyCandidate must have minimum 60% aggregate in BSc Medical/ BSc (Hons) Zoology/ BSc Zoology/ BSc Fisheries/ BSc Agriculture/ BSc Agriculture (Hons)/ BSc Biotechnology (Hons)
Agricultural EconomicsCandidate must have minimum 60% aggregate in BSc Agriculture/ BSc Agriculture (Hons)/ BSc Economics/ BSc Horticulture/ BSc Forestry/ BSc (Agriculture-MaCo)/ BCom/ BA (Hons) in Economics/ BA with Economics
MicrobiologyCandidate must have minimum 60% aggregate in BSc Medical/ BSc (Hons) with Botany/ BSc Botany/ BSc Agriculture/ BSc Agriculture (Hons)/ BSc Biotechnology (Hons)/ BSc Horticulture/ BSc Forestry
Agricultural MeteorologyCandidate must have minimum 60% aggregate in BSc Agriculture/ BSc Agriculture (Hons)/ BSc Forestry/ BSc Horticulture
EntomologyCandidate must have minimum 60% aggregate in BSc Agriculture/ BSc Agriculture (Hons)/ BSc Biotech (Hons)/ BSc Forestry/ BSc Horticulture
Extension EducationCandidate must have minimum 60% aggregate in BSc Agriculture/BSc Agriculture (Hons)/ BSc/ BSc Forestry/BSc Horticulture/ BTech Food Technology
Food TechnologyCandidate must have minimum 60% aggregate in BSc Agriculture/ BSc Agriculture (Hons)/ BTech Food Technology/ BSc Food Science (four-year) and/ or Food Technology/ BSc Home Science (four-year) with elective in Foods and Nutrition
ForestryCandidate must have minimum 60% aggregate in BSc Agriculture/ BSc Agriculture (Hons)/ BSc Biotech (Hons)/ BSc Forestry/ BSc Horticulture
Horticulture (Floriculture & Landscaping)Candidate must have minimum 60% in BSc Agriculture/ BSc Agriculture (Hons)/BSc Biotech (Hons)/ BSc Horticulture
Horticulture (Fruit Science)
Horticulture (Vegetable Science)
Plant Pathology
BiotechnologyCandidate must have minimum 60% in BSc Biotech (Hons)/ BSc Biotech/ BTech Biotech/ BSc Molecular Biology/ BSc Agriculture (Hons)/ BSc Forestry/ BSc Horticulture
BiochemistryCandidate must have minimum 60% aggregate in BSc Medical/ BSc (Hons) with any Biological Science/ BSc Biochemistry/ BSc Agriculture/ BSc Agriculture (Hons)/ BSc Biotechnology (Hons)/ BSc Food Technology/ BTech Food Technology/ BSc Horticulture/ BSc Forestry
BotanyCandidate must have minimum 60% aggregate in BSc Medical/ BSc (Hons) with Botany/ BSc Botany/ BSc Agriculture/ BSc Agriculture (Hons)/ BSc Biotechnology (Hons)/ BSc Horticulture/ BSc Forestry
ChemistryCandidate must have minimum 60% aggregate in BSc Medical/ BSc (Hons) with Botany/ BSc Botany/ BSc Agriculture/ BSc Agriculture (Hons)/ BSc Biotechnology (Hons)/ BSc Horticulture/ BSc Forestry
PhysicsCandidate must have minimum 60% aggregate in BSc with Physics and Mathematics/ BSc (Hons) with Physics
SociologyCandidate must have minimum 60% aggregate in BSc Agriculture/ BSc Agriculture (Hons)/ BSc Home Science (Hons)/ BSc Home Science/ BA with Sociology or Economics
Apparel and Textile ScienceBSc (Hons) HSc/ BSc (HSc) with an OGPA of 6/10 or 60% aggregate or equivalent
Family Resource ManagementBSc (Hons) HSc/ BSc (HSc) with an OGPA of 6/10 or 60% aggregate or equivalent
Extension Education and Communication ManagementBSc (Hons) HSc/ BSc (HSc) with an OGPA of 6/10 or 60% aggregate or equivalent
Human Development and Family StudiesBSc (Hons) HSc/ BSc (HSc) with an OGPA of 6/10 or 60% aggregate or equivalent
StatisticsCandidate must have minimum 60% aggregate in BSc (Non-Medical)/ BSc with Statistics/ BA with Mathematics/ BSc in Computer Science, Statistics and Mathematics
Fashion DesigningCandidate must have passed BSc (Hons) Fashion Design/ BSc Fashion Design with minimum OGPA of 6/10 or 60% aggregate or equivalent
Food & NutritionBSc (Hons) HSc/ BSc (HSc) with an OGPA of 6/10 or 60% aggregate or equivalent
MTech
SpecialisationEligibility Criteria
Remote Sensing and Geographic Information SystemCandidate must have minimum 60% aggregate in Bachelor of Engineering or Technology in Agriculture/ Aerospace/ Information Technology/ Computer Science/ Electronics and Communication/ Civil/ Water Resources/ Mining/ Mineral/ Petroleum or master’s degree in Environmental Sciences/ Remote Sensing/ Earth Sciences/ Geography/ Geoinformatics/ Geology/ Mathematics/ Physics/ Computer Sciences/ Information Technology/ Agricultural Sciences/ Forestry
Processing and Food EngineeringCandidate must have minimum 60% aggregate in Bachelor of Engineering or Technology in Agricultural/ Mechanical/ Chemical/ Food Engineering/ Electrical/ Food Technology/ Dairy Technology/ BSc Food Tech (Hons)
Farm Machinery and Power EngineeringCandidate must have minimum 60% aggregate in Bachelor of Engineering or Technology in Agriculture/ Mechanical
Soil and Water EngineeringCandidate must have minimum 60% aggregate in Bachelor of Engineering or Technology in Agriculture/ Civil stream
Civil EngineeringCandidate must have minimum 60% aggregate in Bachelor of Engineering or Technology in Civil/ Agricultural Engineering
Computer Science and EngineeringCandidate must have minimum 60% aggregate in Bachelor of Engineering or Technology in Computer Science/ Electronics/ Electrical stream
MCA
SpecialisationEligibility Criteria
RegularCandidate must have minimum 60% aggregate in graduation in any discipline
Lateral entryCandidate must have minimum 60% aggregate in BCA/ BSc (IT)/ BSc (Computer Science)
MBA
SpecialisationEligibility Criteria
Business AdministrationCandidate must have minimum 60% aggregate in graduation in any discipline
Agriculture BusinessCandidate must have minimum 60% aggregate in graduation in any field of Agricultural Sciences or allied subjects (Food Technology/ Biotechnology/ Dairy Technology/ Fisheries/ Forestry/ Agriculture Engineering/ Veterinary Sciences/ Agriculture-Business/ Home Science (4 to 6-year duration)/ BSc (Agriculture-MaCo)
MJMC
SpecialisationEligibility Criteria
Journalism and Mass Communication60% aggregate in Graduate in any discipline/ second class Master’s degree/ second class graduate with Diploma in Journalism

Ph.D program

SpecialisationEligibility Criteria
AgronomyCandidates must have minimum 70% aggregate in MSc in the relevant subject and BSc Agriculture/ minimum 55% aggregate in BSc Agriculture (Hons)
Food and NutritionMinimum 70% aggregate in MSc Food and Nutrition/ Human Nutrition/ Food Science and Technology/ Dietetics and minimum 55% aggregate in BSc Horticulture Science (HSc)/ BSc (Hons) Nutrition and Dietetics
Plant Breeding and GeneticsCandidates must have minimum 70% aggregate in MSc Plant Breeding/ Plant Breeding and Genetics or BSc Agriculture/ BSc Agriculture (Hons)/ minimum 55% aggregate in BSc Biotechnology (Hons)/ BSc Forestry/ BSc Horticulture
Soil ScienceCandidates must have minimum 70% aggregate in MSc in the relevant subject and BSc Agriculture/ minimum 55% aggregate in BSc Agriculture (Hons)/ BSc Forestry/ BSc Horticulture
Agricultural EconomicsMinimum 70% aggregate in MSc Agricultural Economics/ MA Economics
MicrobiologyMinimum 70% aggregate in MSc Microbiology
ZoologyMinimum 70% aggregate in MSc Zoology
Agricultural MeteorologyCandidates must have minimum 70% aggregate in MSc Agriculture/ Agronomy/ Forestry/ Horticulture/ Fruit Science and BSc Agriculture/ BSc Agriculture (Hons)/ and minimum 55% aggregate in BSc Forestry/ BSc Horticulture
BiotechnologyCandidates must have minimum 70% aggregate in MSc Biotechnology/ Plant Breeding and Genetics/ Life Sciences and BSc Biotechnology (Hons)/ minimum 55% aggregate in BSc Biotechnology/ BTech Biotechnology/ BSc Molecular Biology/ BSc Agriculture (Hons)/ BSc Forestry/ BSc Horticulture
EntomologyCandidates must have minimum 70% aggregate in MSc in respective subject and BSc Agriculture/ minimum 55% aggregate in BSc Agriculture (Hons)/ BSc Biotechnology
Extension EducationCandidates must have minimum 70% aggregate in MSc Extension Education/ Home Science Extension Education and BSc Agriculture/ BSc Agriculture (Hons)/ BSc HSc/ BSc Forestry/ minimum 55% aggregate in BSc Horticulture/ BTech Food Technology
Food TechnologyCandidates must have minimum 70% aggregate in MSc Food Technology/ M.Technology Food Technology and minimum 55% aggregate in BSc Agriculture/ BSc Agriculture (Hons)/ B.Technology Food Technology/ BSc Food Science and/ or Food Technology/ BSc Home Science with elective in Foods and Nutrition
Horticulture (Floriculture and Landscaping)Candidates must have minimum 70% aggregate in MSc in respective subject and BSc Agriculture/ minimum 55% aggregate in BSc Agriculture (Hons)/ BSc Horticulture
Horticulture (Fruit Science)Candidates must have minimum 70% aggregate in MSc in the relevant subject and BSc Agriculture/ minimum 55% aggregate in BSc Agriculture (Hons)/ BSc Horticulture
Horticulture (Vegetable Science)Candidates must have minimum 70% aggregate in MSc in respective subject and BSc Agriculture/ minimum 55% aggregate in BSc Agriculture (Hons)/ BSc Horticulture
Plant PathologyCandidates must have minimum 70% aggregate in MSc in respective subject and BSc Agriculture/ minimum 55% aggregate in BSc Agriculture (Hons)/ BSc Biotechnology (Hons)/ BSc Forestry/ BSc Horticulture
Energy Science and TechnologyCandidates must have minimum 70% aggregate in Master’s degree in Agricultural Engineering/ Technology or in any of its specialisation
Farm Machinery and Power EngineeringCandidates must have minimum 70% aggregate in Master’s degree in Engineering/ Technology or equivalent in the relevant discipline of Engineering
Processing and Food Engineering
Soil & Water Engineering
BiochemistryMinimum 70% aggregate in MSc Biochemistry
BotanyMinimum 70% aggregate in MSc Botany
Business AdministrationMinimum 70% aggregate in master’s degree in Business Administration/ Commerce
ChemistryMinimum 70% aggregate in MSc Chemistry
SociologyMinimum 70% aggregate in MSc Sociology/ MA in Sociology
Apparel and Textile ScienceMinimum 70% aggregate in MSc Clothing and Textiles/ Apparel and Textile Science/ Apparel and Textile Design and minimum 55% aggregate in BSc (HSc)/ BSc (Hons) Fashion Design
Family Resource ManagementMinimum 70% aggregate in MSc Home Management/ Family Resource Management and minimum 55% aggregate in BSc (HSc)
Extension Education and Communication ManagementMinimum 70% aggregate in MSc HSc Education and Extension/ Extension Education/ Home Science Extension and Communication Management and minimum 55% aggregate in BSc (H.Sc)
Human Development and Family StudiesMinimum 70% aggregate in MSc in Child Development/ Human Development and Family Studies/ Human Development and minimum 55% aggregate in BSc (HSc)

Diploma

SpecializationEligibility Criteria
Hybrid Seed Production TechnologyCandidates must have passed Class 10 from a recognized board
Agriculture

Punjab Agricultural University Result

The Exam result will be released within a month or two after the examination is conducted. Along with the result, a cut-off will also be released which is the minimum marks required for the candidates to pass the examination for admission. You can check the Punjab Agricultural UNIVERSITY  Result from the official website of Punjab Agricultural University.

Punjab Agricultural University 2023 Reservation

The following are the reservation criteria for Punjab Agricultural University-

Course NameSeats ReservedReserved for
BSc (Hons) Agriculture04Kashmiri migrants
BTech (Agriculture Engineering)03
BSc (Hons) Community Science02
BSc (Hons) Agriculture02
MBA01PAU Model High School, Kaoni

Punjab Agricultural University Admit Card

The admit card for Punjab Agricultural University entrance examination is released once the exam date is closing usually, 2-3 weeks before the examination. You can download the admit card from the official website. It is important for the candidates participating in the Punjab Agricultural University to follow the guidelines mentioned on the Admit card.

Punjab Agricultural University Selection Procedure

The selection process will be based on the entrance examination and the merit list will be prepared. A minimum cut-off mark will be set for each entrance exam and candidates scoring more marks than the merit list will be eligible for admission. The following are the entrance examination for different courses-

For UG Admission

  • B.Sc. (Hons): CET conducted by PAU followed by Couseelling or Interview
  • B.Sc. (Hons) (Architecture): AAT score followed by counselling
  • B.Sc. (Hons) (Fashion Designing): Score in DAT followed by counselling
  • B.Tech.: CET conducted by PAU and Counselling
  • B.Tech. (Agricultural Engineering): Score in JEE Main followed by counselling conducted by PTU, Kapurthala
  • Diploma: On the basis of Interview or Counselling conducted by PAU

For PG Admission

  • M.Tech.: Score in MET conducted by PAU and Interview
  • MCA, MCA Lateral entry, MJMC, MBA: Score in MET conducted by PAU and Interview
  • M.Sc.: Score in MET conducted by PAU and Interview
  • M.Sc (Integrated): Entrance conducted by PAU

For Ph.D. Admission

  • The score in Written Test (PET) and Interview OR ICAR score

Punjab Agricultural University cut-off

The cut-off mark is the minimum mark required for the candidates to pass the exam. The cut-off marks vary year to year and depend on multiple factors like the number of students participating, the toughness of the exam, and much more.

Punjab Agricultural University Counselling

Counselling is a process where the candidates who have passed the Entrance examination finalize their admission to the course. In this event, you have to visit the venue on the notified date with the necessary documents and confirm your seat. You have to select the college that you want to choose as well. Make sure you have at least 2 Xerox copies of the documents mentioned below-

Documents Required for Counselling

The following are the document that you have to carry when visiting the counseling session-

  • Class 10 /high school or its equivalent examination certificate
  • Class 12 marks sheet/ grade sheet or equivalent qualifying
  • 10 recent color photographs
  • Migration/ transfer/ character certificate from the last attended institution
  • SC/ST/OBC Category certificates (if any)
  • Graduation Degree/ Marks Sheet for Masters Admission

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