Guru Nanak Dev University - Common Entrance Test

The Common Entrance Test or CET LAW/L.LB/L.LM test is necessary if you requie admission in the law colleges of the Punjab province of India. The CET exam is conducted by the Guru Nanak Dev University Punjab and is commonly called the GNDU CET.  The GNDU CET is compulsory for both under graduate law courses and post graduate law courses being offered by the law colleges affiliated with the University of Punjab (Chandigarh), Guru Nanak Dev University (Amritsar) and Punjabi University (Patiala). All three institutes are the leading institutes not only in the State of Punjab but also in India and are known for their high standard of education.

For under graduate courses, the university offers five year B.A L.LB program and five year B.A L.LB (Hons) program. 85% of the seats are reserved for the citizens of Punjab where as 15% are fixed for students from other States.

Eligibility for under graduate Programs

The students who have cleared the 10+2 exam from the Education School Board of Punjab or any other board which is recognized by the University. The least marks required by the University for B.A L.LB program are 45%. The age of the candidates should not be more than 20 years. The least marks for candidates from scheduled tribes and scheduled castes and other backward tribes is 40%.

The university also offers a five year B.A L.LB (Hons) program for which the eligibility for general candidates is 50% marks in higher secondary school exams from the School Education Board Punjab or any other board recognized by the university. The candidates from scheduled tribes and scheduled castes only need 45% marks to apply for admission.

Eligibility for Post graduate Programs

The universities also offer a three year L.LB program and an L.LM program. The candidates interested in doing these courses must possess an L.LB degree from the Guru Nanak Dev University or the Punjabi University or the Punjab University. Candidates possessing other degrees considered equivalent to the law degree from the above mentioned universities can also apply. The least marks for these programs are 45%. The upper age limit fixed for the candidates is 30 years. The candidates from scheduled tribes and scheduled castes have a relaxation of 5% in marks and the upper age for these candidates is 35 years.

Examination Pattern

The exam paper is mostly based on objectives and there are different types of questions for different law courses. In the three hour long test, the candidate will have to answer 300 questions which are divided into four sections. Each correct answer earns 4 marks for the students.

Mental Ability:

This is the first part of the GNDU CET test and the candidate has to answer 50 questions on mental ability.

General Knowledge and Current Affairs:

The second part of the entrance test tests the general knowledge of the candidates and a good know how on current affairs as well as excellent general knowledge is necessary to clear this part which comprises of 100 questions.


In this section too the students have to answer 100 questions based on Aptitude.

General English

In the last part of the entrance test the proficiency in English language of the students is tested. The students have to answer 50 questions in this part.

There is no prescribed syllabus for the GNDU CET the students appearing for the undergraduate courses will be asked questions based on higher secondary exams and the 10+2 level while those appearing for the post graduate course will be judged on their knowledge on the various aspects of law studied during the five year undergraduate degree course. The students must read newspapers and follow the news closely for both national and international events to keep abreast of the current affairs. The universities offer counseling for those candidates who have cleared the entrance test.

Last modified: 2011-09-17 13:23:19