About PU MET 2019

Panjab University, Chandigarh conducts Panjab University Management Entrance Test, popular as PU MET for granting admission to students aspiring to pursue MBA programmes at University Institute of Applied Management Sciences (UIAMS). PU MET 2019 will be an offline test (pen and paper mode) of two hours consisting of 200 multiple choice questions (MCQs). The total number of seats offered by Panjab University is 200 for its postgraduate management programme through PU MET 2019. MBA aspirants with a Bachelor's Degree in any discipline from a recognised institute or university are eligible to appear for PU MET 2019.

Exam level: State Level Exam
Frequency: Once a year
Languages English
Conducting Body: Panjab University Chandigarh
Duration 2 Hours

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PU MET 2019 Important Dates

29 Apr, 2019 (Tentative) Result | Mode: Online
16 Mar, 2019 Exam | Mode: Offline
13 Mar, 2019 Admit Card | Mode: Online
07 Jan, 2019 - 25 Feb, 2019 Application | Mode: Online
07 Jan, 2019 - 08 Mar, 2019 Others - Last date for uploading of photograph, signature with rest of the information on the website after depositing fee in SBI | Mode: Online
07 Jan, 2019 - 05 Mar, 2019 Others - Last date for deposit of fee in any branch of State bank of India using website generated challan | Mode: Offline
07 Jan, 2019 - 11 Mar, 2019 Application Correction - Last date for correction regarding photograph, signature and any other information (for completed forms only) | Mode: Online

PU MET 2019 Eligibility Criteria

Panjab University will prescribe the eligibility criteria of PU MET 2019 which would be different for various management programmes at the university. However, the PU MET 2019 eligibility criteria remain the same and are stated below-

  • Most obtain a Bachelor’s or Master Degree with at least 50 per cent aggregate score (45 per cent for SC/ST/BC/PwD candidates) in any discipline from a recognised university.
  •  The final year degree candidates are eligible to apply and can take the written test provisionally as well, but the result of the qualifying examination should be submitted later, as and when required.
  •  Age Limit: No mention has been made age in the official prospectus of PU MET 2019 regarding eligibility criteria.
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PU MET 2019 Application Process

Mode of Application : Online and Offline

Mode of Payment : Bank Challan | Other

Application Fees

Category Quota Mode Gender Amount
General Offline Male, Female, Transgender ₹ 2175
ST, General, SC PWD Offline Male, Female, Transgender ₹ 1087

Panjab University has released the online PU MET 2019 application form on January 7, 2019. There is one common form for all the management programmes offered at UIAMS and applicants need to fill a single form for all courses. Prior to filling the application form of PU MET 2019, candidates should check the eligibility criteria to avoid cancellation of candidature. After completing the PU MET registration 2019 in online mode, prospective test takers need to submit the copy of printout of their filled application form along with the required documents (if any) to Assistant Registrar, UIAMS, South Campus, Sector - 25, Panjab University, Chandigarh-160014 by registered post/speed post or by hand on the stipulated date/s as mentioned by Panjab University. 

PU MET applicants will be allowed to correct their photograph, signature and any other information (for completed forms only) if required until March 11, 2019, upto 5:00 pm.

Application Fee: Aspiring test takers belonging to General category need to pay Rs. 2175 as PU MET registration/application fee 2019, however, the SC/ST/Persons with Disability (PwD) candidates will pay Rs.1087 in the State Bank of India using website generated challan. The examination fee once paid, shall not be refunded under any circumstances. If after 24 Hrs. of printing the fee slip, the required details are not found in the bank for depositing application fee of PU MET 2019, applicants need to write to [email protected] mentioning their problem along with Application number, Full Name and Date of Birth.

PU MET 2019 Exam Pattern

Panjab University formulates the PU MET exam pattern. According to the exam pattern of PU MET 2019, the offline exam will be of two hours duration consisting of 200 multiple-choice questions having four options A, B, C & D. The exam will be conducted on March 16, 2019, and candidates need to answer in OMR sheet.

The sections of the PU MET exam will include: 

  •    Economics and Business Environment Awareness
  •    General Knowledge
  •    English Comprehension
  •    Data Interpretation and Problem Solving
  •    Numerical Ability
  •    Verbal Ability/ Reasoning

Scheme of Scoring – According to the exam pattern of PU MET 2019, the primary marking component of the exam is negative marking; 1/4th of the total marks allotted to a particular question will be deducted for every incorrect answer. 1 mark would be awarded for every correct answer. PU MET scores will carry 85 per cent weightage pertaining to the selection of candidates.

PU MET 2019 Admit Card

Panjab University will release the PU MET 2019 admit card in online mode on March 13, 2019. The registered candidates need to download the PU MET 2019 admit card using their web-account credentials (Login ID and Password). Test takers are advised to keep their admit cards of PU MET 2019 safe until the admission process draws a conclusion and also produce the same on the exam day.

PU MET 2019 Exam Centers

State City
Punjab Chandigarh

Documents Required at Exam

  • PU MET admit card 2019
  • Photo id proof

PU MET 2019 Answer Key

Panjab University will release the PUMET 2019 answer key 7-10 days after the test date. The answer key will comprise of the questions and their respective correct answer options and will be made available on the University website. For any discrepancy pertaining to answers, the test takers can file their objections in writing, within 48 hours of PU MET 2019 answer key announcement. 

To verify their final result (PU MET score, GI and PI scores), one will need to provide a photocopy of his/her answer sheet on payment of Rs. 10,000. This process has to be completed within 10 days after the declaration of the final result (after the completion of group discussion and personal interview). If the objection is found to be correct, it will get rectified on immediate effect.

PU MET 2019 Result

The Panjab University will announce the result of PU MET 2019 tentatively on April 29, 2019. The PU MET 2019 result will be made available in online mode only. For checking result, test takers will need to enter their login credentials, precisely ID and Password created during the registration.

PU MET 2019 Cutoff

Panjab University will not prescribe any PU MET 2019 cutoff for choosing candidates. Although the test takers who will appear for the exam will need to secure a valid score, there is no concept of considering PUMET cutoff 2019. The cutoff will be decided by the participating institutes that will accept PUMET 2019 scores for the admission process. Aspirants need to contact the respective college(s) to get the cutoff scores.

Qualifying Marks Trend

Year Category Cutoff
2019 General 50
OBC 50
SC 50
ST 50

PU MET 2019 Selection Process

Panjab University formulates the norms of PU MET 2019 selection process. The procedure begins with PUMET exam. Only the qualified test takers will be called for further PU MET 2019 selection process, namely Group Discussion and Personal Interview around the month of May 2019. Final admission to management programmes will be based on the cumulative marks in all the three (PU MET, GD and PI). The University renders the following weightage to each of the admission components.

PU MET Selection Process 2019






PU MET Entrance test


85 per cent


Group Discussion


7.5 per cent


Personal Interview


7.5 per cent


Post GD and PI rounds, the final list of shortlisted candidates will be prepared for the counselling procedure to be scheduled in the month of June 2019, tentatively.

For NRI candidates- NRI candidates are eligible to appear for PU MET exam. If they are not in India at the time of exam but has filled the application form of PU MET 2019, can submit a valid score of GMAT which will be treated at par with the combined marks of Written Test (MET-2019) conducted by Panjab University and Group Discussion & Personal Interview conducted by University Institute of Applied Management Sciences, Panjab University, Chandigarh.

Documents Required at Counselling

  • 10th or secondary exam mark sheets and certificate
  • 12th or secondary exam mark sheets and certificate
  • Any professional degree certificate, if any
  • Work experience certificate, if any
  • Photo id proof
  • Score card
  • Admit card

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