PAU 2019: The Punjab Agricultural University conducts three different entrance examinations for candidates willing to be a part of the programmes offered by them. These examinations are Agriculture Aptitude Test (AAT), Common Entrance Test (CET) and Master’s Entrance examination (MET). To apply for the examinations candidates can choose either an online application or offline application process. The application form for both will be available online on the official website 

It is advised to the candidates that they must check the eligibility criteria required by the university for various courses offered. Eligible candidates will be able to apply until the month of May 2019. All the details reading PAU 2019 has been provided in the article further.

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PAU 2019

As mentioned before there is three entrance examination conducted by the Punjab Agricultural University. the dates regarding the application process and all important events will be updated in the table below according to the official announcement by the university.


Important Events AAT Dates CET Dates MET Dates
Last date to apply 14 May 2019 14 May 2019 14 May 2019
Last date to apply With late fee of Rs. 1000/- 21 30 May 2019 21  30 May 2019 14 Jun 2019
Release of admit card Released Released Released
Examination Date 14 Jun 2019 11 Jun 2019 19, 21, 26 Jun, 01, 05 Jul 2019

06 Jul 2019 – (Home Science)

Declaration of Result 15 Jun 2019 14 Jun 2019 20 Jun 2019
  • 09 Jul 2019 (9:00 AM)- All General Category candidates.
  • 09 Jul 2019 (12:30 PM) – All reserved category candidates
10, 11 & 12 Jul 2019 to be announced!

PAU 2019 Courses and Selection Process

The Punjab Agriculture University offers all the candidates willing to take admission to various courses that are listed below. Also, there are three different examinations conducted by the university for admission to these courses. These entrance examinations are the main process of selection. The entrance examination and courses as per the examination are provided in the table below.

Entrance Test Courses
AAT (Agriculture Aptitude Test) B.Sc. (Hons) Agriculture 6(2+4) years programme at Bathinda and Gurdaspur (after matric)
CET (Common Entrance Test)
  • B.Sc. (Hons) Agriculture 4-year
  • B.Sc. (Hons) Horticulture 4-year
  • B.Tech. (Biotechnology) 4-year
  • B.Tech. (Food Technology) 4-year
  • B.Sc. (Hons) Community Science 4-year
  • B.Sc. (Hons) Nutrition and Dietetics 4-year
  • 5-year Integrated M.Sc. (Hons) in Biochemistry, Botany, Chemistry, Microbiology, Zoology programmes (after 10+2 in Science)
Without Entrance Test
  • M.Tech. Remote Sensing & Geographic Information System
  • Diploma Course in Hybrid Seed Production Technology (after matric)
  • Diploma in Agriculture 2-year (after matric) at PAU, Ludhiana, Dr D R Bhumbla Regional Research Station, Ballowal Saunkhri and Regional Research Station, Faridkot

PAU 2019 Eligibility

The eligibility criteria by the university for various courses is given below. Candidates willing to take admission in any of the courses must check the eligibility required for that course.

PAU 2019 Agriculture Aptitude Test (AAT)

All the candidates who are willing to take up B.Sc. (Hons) Agriculture from Punjab agriculture university will have to take Agriculture aptitude test. The process to apply for the test and all other important details are explained below for candidates.

PAU 2019 Exam Pattern

The test shall be of one and half hour duration comprising of 100 multiple choice questions each of one mark to be attempted on OMR sheet. Each correct answer will carry one mark whereas 1/4 mark will be deducted for every wrong answer. The medium of question paper will be both in English and Punjabi. The question paper shall have four sections as under:
Section-I: Agriculture Aptitude: It will consist of 50 questions.
Section-II: General Science: It will consist of 30 questions.
Section-III: General English: It will consist of 10 questions.
Section-IV: Mathematics: It will consist of 10 questions.

PAU 2019 Common Entrance Test (CET)

The Common Entrance Test will be conducted for candidates who are willing to take admission in any of these: B.Sc. (Hons) Agriculture  4-year, B.Tech. (Biotechnology) 4-year, B.Tech. (Food Technology)4-years, B.Sc. (Hons) Community Science, B.Sc. (Hons) Community Science 4-year, B.Sc. (Hons) Nutrition and Dietetics 4-year, 5-yr Integrated M.Sc. (Hons) in Biochemistry, Botany, Chemistry, Microbiology, Zoology programmes

PAU 2019 Exam Pattern

The pattern in which the CET will be held is explained below for candidates.

  • The medium of question paper will be English only and contains two sections.
  • Compulsory sections:
    Physics: 66 questions of one mark each.
    Chemistry: 66 questions of one mark each.
  • Section with an option: Mathematics/Biology/Agriculture/Home Science 68 questions of one mark each for Biology or Agriculture or Home Science or 34 questions of two marks each for Mathematics.
  • The candidate can opt for any of these four options. The optional subject in which the candidate wants to appear must be mentioned at Sr, No. 6 of the application form.
  •  Each correct answer will carry one mark.
  • 1/4 mark will be deducted for every wrong answer.
  • The weightage for the correct and incorrect answer will be double in case of Mathematics subject.

PAU 2019 Master’s Entrance Test (MET)

The candidates who are willing to study or do master’s in Agricultural Meteorology, Agronomy, Entomology, Extension Education, Food Technology, Forestry, Horticulture (Floriculture & Landscaping), Horticulture (Fruit Science), Horticulture (Vegetable Science), Plant Breeding & Genetics, Plant Pathology, Soil Science, Biotechnology, can take the aster’s entrance test.

PAU 2019 Application Procedure

Candidates can apply for AAT both through online as well as offline mode. The application form is available at the official website of PUA that is The online application have to be filled in and submitted by the candidates along with the payment of application fee. For candidates who wish to fill in the application through offline mode have to download the form, fill it with all the authentic information and submit the application form.

PAU 2019 Admit Card

Admit card will be issued to candidates after successful submission of the application form. It is mandatory for candidates to get a printout of the to admit card and carry it to the examination center. Candidates without admit card will not be allowed to take the examination. The process to download the admit card that will be available online is explained below.

  • Visit the official website or click on the link given in the admit card page.
  • Candidates who will submit the application form online will have to provide their date of birth and UID to generate their admit card.
  • candidates who will submit the application form in offline mode will have to provide their date of birth and prospectus number to generate admit card.
  • After downloading the admit card candidate must take a printout of the same.

PAU 2019 Result

Result for PAU will be released offline as well as online on the official website. It is expected that the PAU 2019 result will be declared in the month of June and July 2019. Candidates will have to go and check the result that will be put up on the notice board in thappar hall or they can also check their result from the university website result will not be the final round of selection of the candidate, after the declaration of result candidates who will qualify will have to attend the counselling round at the university.

PAU 2019 Counselling

For the counselling round, candidates will have to download a form that will be available on the official website after the declaration of result. The form has to be filled in with a pen by the candidates themselves. This form is to be brought to the counselling venue by the candidate as mentioned in the prospectus. The candidates who will be selected has to deposit the full fee at the time of counselling. The candidates will get the course as per seat availability.

Fee Structure

The fee to be paid by the candidate will depend on the course they have chosen. Fee structure of various courses has been provided below for candidates to check.


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