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Candidates who are seeking admission in law must be aware of important information regarding the various law entrance exams in India. IPU CET (Indraprastha University Common Entrance Test) is one such exam. Candidates who qualify the exam can seek admission in undergraduate and postgraduate courses in the fields of Law, Medicine, Dentistry, Management, and Engineering. You have to fulfill the IPU CET exam criteria in order to apply. The eligibility criteria vary across the different courses and also depends on the specialization you choose.

The standard mode of examination is offline, but no-one can say for sure if the exam will be conducted online this year on account of the Covid-19 pandemic. The total time allotted for the IPU CET is 2 hours 30 minutes. It is to be noted that for admission in Engineering and Medical courses, your marks and rank in JEE and NEET (respectively) will be considered.

There is no standard cut off and it changes every year based on the competition and the difficulty level of the exam. Needless to say that you have to score at least the cut off for the particular year you're appearing for the IPU CET exam to be eligible for admission in the university. For BTech courses, however, the cut off applies only for the BioTech and lateral entry courses. For others, your JEE score and rank will do. As with other exams, once you qualify, you will have to appear for counselling, personal interview and group discussions to be considered for final selection.

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IPU CET Exam Date, Eligibility Criteria, etc.

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Keep checking the official IPU website for important updates and details related to your exam schedule.

Although the eligibility criteria are different for each course, there are some basic, common criteria that candidates must fulfill in order to apply for the IPU CET exam. This means that whether you're seeking admission in tech courses or law, this is the first hurdle you have to cross. The basic eligibility criteria include:

  • You have to be Indian national.
  • You should have passed the 12th board exam to apply for a UG course.
  • You should hold an undergraduate degree in order to apply for a PG course.
  • You should be at least 18 years of age and not more than 21 years old.

Candidates are allowed to apply for more than one course if they meet the eligibility criteria for that particular course. You can submit separate application forms on the online portal and there is no need to send physical copies of the form(s). Your application will be accepted on full payment of the application fees which INR 1,200. This does not include taxes and processing fees.

IPU CET Exam 2021

The IPU CET 2021 is slated to be conducted between the last week of April and 1st week of May. The IPU CET exam date may change in light of the severity of Coronavirus spread. The admit card is released only a few days before the day of the exam and is available on the official IPU website. You should download the document and carry it to the exam center on the day of the examination. The admit card carries all the details regarding the exam center, roll number, IPU CET exam date, and your personal details.

The good news is that the IPU CET is conducted in 15+ cities in India and there is a high chance that you will find an exam center in your own location. There are some courses, however, that only allow you to take the test in Delhi, usually at the university itself. The IPU CET counselling may or may not happen in the university premises in Delhi.

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IPU CET Application Process

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To check the details about your application, exam date, important updates, and results, you have to visit the official IPU website and register there. You can follow these simple steps to start your registration process and submit your application form. Thanks to the use of tech, there is no need to print and courier the form, you can just click the SUBMIT button to complete the process.

Steps to Complete Your IPU CET Application

  1. Log on to the official IPU website and click on Registration for Admission on the homepage.
  2. Once you have the application form open in front of you, start with filling out the basic details about yourself like your name, date of birth, residential address, contact details, etc.
  3. Next, you will be prompted share your academic details like marks obtained in each qualifying exam before IPU CET.
  4. Upload a high resolution and professional photo of yourself in the space provided in the form.
  5. You will then be asked to provide a digital signature.
  6. If all the details entered are correct, you will be directed to Consent page by clicking on Next.
  7. Read the consent carefully and understand what it is asking of you.
  8. If you are satisfied with the terms and agree to them, then check the declaration box and click on Proceed.
  9. This will lead you to the exam center page where you can select two preferred choices for your center.
  10. Next, you have to make the payment for exam fees in order to complete the registration process.
  11. Make the payment using any online payment method like a debit or credit card or UPI.
  12. If your fee payment is successful, you will receive the filled-in application form on your screen.
  13. Download and print the form for future reference.

The final allotment of examination center is done by the IPU CET Delhi office and it may so happen that a candidate may not get their preferred center. Be prepared for such adversary.

The IPU CET counselling fee is separate from the application fee of 1,200. It is charged only if you clear the exam and make it to the counselling round. Results and other important dates are released online.

IPU CET Syllabus

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The IPU CET syllabus for admission into BA  llb or BBA llb includes the following topics-

  1. English Language and Comprehension.
  2. General Knowledge.
  3. Logical & Analytical Reasoning.
  4. Legal Aptitude.

Each section carries 25% weightage in the overall score in the question paper. A candidate has to answer 150 questions in MCQ type, with each question carrying 4 marks. So, the entire exam is of 600 marks and 150 minutes. So, you effectively have a minute for each question!

The IPU CET syllabus for admission in llm courses include the following topics-

  1. General Knowledge & English Language, carrying 20% weightage.
  2. Constitutional Law, Commercial & Family Law, Criminal Law, Jurisprudence, and Law of Torts, carrying 30% weightage.
  3. Human Rights, Environment, and International Law, carrying 30% weightage.
  4. Current Affairs, carrying 20% weightage.

Scoring Scheme in IPU CET Exam

You should be mindful of the following marking pattern while answering questions during the exam:

  • For each correct answer, you get 4 marks.
  • For each incorrect answer, you get -1 mark.
  • For each unattempted question, you get 0 mark.

IPU CET Syllabus - 5 Easy Tips to Prepare

Here are some useful tips for you to remember while preparing for the IPU CET:

  1. Familiarize yourself thoroughly with the IPU CET syllabus so you have a plan to approach it.
  2. Understand the exam pattern properly and devise a time management strategy.
  3. Get hold of relevant study materials, both online and offline and segregate the topics while you study.
  4. Leave enough time towards the end, near to the exam date, for revisions.
  5. Be systematic, thorough, and consistent.

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IPU CET 2020 Analysis

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The IPU CET 2020 law exam was said to be a mildly difficult exam. Below is section-wise analysis of the difficulty level that candidates faced:

Logical Reasoning

This section had 37 questions, out of which candidates attempted 33 to 35 questions, on an average. This can easily be considered a good attempt. Most of the questions in this section covered topics in critical reasoning. The overall difficulty level was easy.

General Knowledge

Here again, the difficulty level was considered to be easy to moderate. Candidates attempted approximately 30 to 33 out of the total pool of 38 questions on current affairs, history, geography, general science, sports, awards, and other events of significance.

English Language & Comprehension

This section also had 38 questions with easy to moderate levels of difficulty. Candidates could answer 32 to 35 questions, on an average.

Legal Aptitude

This section was probably the most difficult in the entire question paper. But on an overall scale, it may be considered moderately difficult with candidates being able to attempt 28 to 30 out of the 37 questions in the section. The segment was even more highlighted by the conspicuous absence of questions on legal reasoning. 

Overall, a candidate who has attempted 121 to 130 questions, on an average, in the IPU CET 2020 law exam, stands a good chance to clear it. For other courses like tech or medicine, the same is not true.

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