GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR LUCET (IPG/PG) ENTRANCE-2020

LUCET-2020 is the first ever common entrance test for admission to five year Integrated PG/ two year PG programs offered by University of Ladakh for the academic session 2020-21. The general guidelines for the foresaid test shall be as follows:
1.Title of the test: Ladakh University Common Entrance Test (LUCET) - 2020.
2.Minimum eligibility requirements for Five year integrated course
2.1 Faculty of Social Sciences and humanities:
Duration: 10 Semesters (5 Years = 3 years B.A./B.Com.+ 2 years M.A/M.Com.) with exit option after 6th semester.
Eligibility: Passed 10+2 or equivalent Examination securing a minimum of 50% marks in the aggregate.
AGE: Not to be more than 22 years on 1st January 2020
2.2 Faculty of sciences:
Duration: 10 Semesters (5 Years = 3 years B.Sc. + 2 years M.Sc.) with exit option after 6th semester.
Eligibility: Passed 10+2 with Science subjects securing a minimum of 50% marks in the aggregate.
Note: the opted subject must be qualified at the 10+2 level.
AGE: Not to be more than 22 years on 1st January 2020.
3.Minimum eligibility requirements for Post Graduate Courses:
3.1.Faculty of Social Sciences, Commerce and Humanities (M.A./M.Com. M.Sc.):
Duration: 4 Semesters (2 Years)
ELIGIBILITY: Passed graduation or equivalent Examination securing a minimum of 50% marks in the aggregate.
AGE: Not to be more than 25 years on 1st January 2020
Note: For M.Com. and M.Sc. the candidate should have passed graduation with the specific subject as one of the core subjects.
4. Notes related to minimum eligibility requirement:
(i) Candidate shall be selected in order of merit on the basis of marks secured in the Entrance Test and the qualifying exam. Entrance test and the qualifying examination marks would carry weightage in the ratio of 70:30 and the finale merit would be based on the aggregate of the two.
(ii) Candidates appearing in the Final Year of the Qualifying Examination may also apply and appear in the Test. However, the candidate will be required to submit online/offline marks card before the declaration of the result of LUCET-2020. She/he will be required to produce the original mark sheet of the qualifying examination at the time of counseling for getting admission. Further, the candidates who are called for counseling for provisional admission in a course, but they are not able to produce the relevant certificates at the time of counseling may also be allowed to take conditional admission. However, the conditional admission will be on the condition that
(a) Such candidates give an undertaking that they will produce the original document latest by one month after admission.
(b) It is evident from the mark sheet(s) of the previous examination(s) relating to the course of qualifying degree that the candidate has secured at least stipulated minimum percentage of aggregate marks (for example 50%) in the previous examination(s) (except final year examination/final year semester examination(s) of the qualifying degree (This will not be necessary for SC/ST candidates). If they fail to produce the requisite mark sheet within one month, their admission will be treated as cancelled and they will not claim for refund of fee paid for conditional admission.
(iii) If the applicant has passed the qualifying Exam where grades are awarded and:
(a) Where the Grade Sheet does not mention the equivalent percentage of marks from grade points, the candidate should submit such a Certificate of conversion from the concerned Institution mentioning either the converted percentage, or the formula for the actual conversion of grade point average to percentage of marks
(b) Where the Grade Sheet itself mentions the equivalent percentage of marks from grade points, or the formula for such conversion, the candidate should get both sides of the Degree/Grade Sheet photocopied showing the equivalent percentage of marks/conversion formula.
(iv) “Aggregate percentage of marks” will also include grace marks awarded to a candidate. The percentage of marks in the aggregate will be computed as evidenced from the final mark sheet of the qualifying examination. However, in case of graduate examinations, where the final mark sheet is of two or more types based on only Honours subject or all the subjects studied in three years, the aggregate shall be computed on the basis of total marks secured in all the subjects studied in three years.
Further, where final mark sheet is based on only Honours subject but the candidate has studied other subsidiary/similar subjects also during the study of course, the marks of these subjects will also be included for computation of aggregate percentage.Still further, in case of any ambiguity/interpretational difficulties, the decision of the University will be final.
(v) Degrees/Certificates recognized by Association of Indian Universities (AIU) shall only be deemed as equivalent degrees/certificates. (vi) Application Forms of candidates who submitted forged/fake certificates or adopted fraudulent means shall be REJECTED. Further, such candidates shall be debarred from appearing in any subsequent Entrance Tests conducted by University of Ladakh.
(vii) Candidates are allowed to appear at the Entrance Tests provisionally subject to the final verification of Mark sheets/Degrees/Certificates, validity of Certificates/Mark sheets of Qualifying Examination.
(viii) Mere appearance in the Entrance Test or securing pass marks at the LUCET (IPG/PG) does not entitle a candidate to be considered for admission to the Course unless he/she fulfils the eligibility conditions. APPLICANTS MUST FULLY SATISFY THEMSELVES ABOUT THEIR ELIGIBILITY AS PRESCRIBED ABOVE, BEFORE FILLING IN THE APPLICATION FORM.
(ix) If an applicant is inadvertently allowed to appear at the Entrance Test who otherwise does not fulfil the minimum eligibility requirements, he/she cannot, at a later date, use that as a right to claim that he/she meets the eligibility requirements. The University reserves the right to cancel/refuse admission at any point of time if it is found that:
a. False documentation has been submitted, or, facts have been suppressed.
b. Any other similar valid reason.
(x) Candidates admitted to any Course in this University shall not be eligible to pursue simultaneously any other full-time Course in this or in any other University/Institution.
5. Application form:
The University has created its Entrance Test Portal with the domain name www.universityofladakh.org.in/ Its link is also available on the University of Ladakh website (www.universityofladakh.org.in). The process of making an application for admission in various courses during the academic session 2020-21 has been made available in both online/offline modes. Accordingly, candidates may note that LUCET (IPG/PG) 2019 Information Bulletin and Application Form will be available on university website as well as at Leh and Kargil Campuses of University of Ladakh, EJM College Leh, GDC Kargil, Ladakh House Jammu, Kargil House Jammu and Kargil House Srinagar.
6. Important dates:
*Availability of LUCET-2020 ONLINE/OFFLINE Form:21-12-2019 10-01-2020
*ONLINE/OFFLINE submission of Application Forms:21-12-2019 10-01-2020
*Collection of Admit cards: 05-02-2020 13-02-2020
*LUCET 2020 Examination: 16-02-2020
*LUCET 2020 result: One week after 12th result or 25th of Fab. 2020
*Counselling for admission: Immediately after the deceleration of LUCET result
7. Entrance test centres:
LUCET 2020 will be conducted in the pen-paper (OMR based) mode. The examination may be conducted at four places viz. Leh, Kargil, Jammu and Srinagar. Candidate must show their preferences regarding their choice of examination centres as per their own convenience. Centres in Jammu and Srinagar will be based on the condition of minimum applicants of 50.
The Centre allotted will be indicated in the Admit Card. Applicants must note that the Examination Centre once allotted to a candidate shall not be changed. The final decision to allot a Centre to a candidate shall rest with the University.
IMPORTANT NOTE:
Candidates may note that any change in the content of this instruction booklet including Cancellation of Test Centre/Date of Conduct of Test/Withdrawal of Courses/ Notifications relating to Conduct of Test etc. will be notified either on University of Ladakh Entrance Test Portal:(www.universityofladakh.org.in) or separately through news papers, Radio, Local TV etc.
8. Instruction for LUCET 2020 examination day:
8.1. Candidates are advised to either download and print online admit card from university web portal or get offline admit card from the centres where applications were submitted.
8.2. Candidate must carry a valid Identity proof (Driving Licence, Passport, PAN card, AADHAAR card, voter ID) along with the Admit card. Failing of which he/she will not be allowed to enter in the examination centre (Impersonation is a legally punishable offence).
8.3. The candidate must report at least half an hour before the commencement of the Examination. No candidate shall be allowed to appear in the examination after 10 minutes of the commencement.
8.4. Calculators/watch calculators, electronic diary, smart watch, mobile phones, earphones, alarm clock, digital watches with memory, etc. are not allowed in the examination hall. Also, carrying of licensed weapons, fire arms, tools which can be used as lethal weapons are not allowed in the examination hall.
8.5. Candidates are advised to be properly seated on their allotted seats. They are not supposed to change their seats during test, failing of which will be treated as malpractice.
8.6. After completion of the test, candidates must ensure to handover the OMR sheet to the Superintendent/Invigilators of their respective examination centres. No candidates shall be allowed to leave the examination centre before the completion of the test.
8.7. Indulgence in any sort of malpractice/ use of unfair means during the tests will disqualify the candidate and she/he will not be permitted to continue with the test. Further action against the candidate will be taken as per LUCET-2020 norms.
9. Duration of test and structure of question paper:
9.1. Common Test for Five year Integrated course in Social sciences and humanities:
There shall be one Paper of 90 minutes duration carrying 60 marks containing 60 multiple-choice questions. The question paper will have three section
Section-I shall contain 20 MCQs- equitable items from History, Political Science, Geography, Economics, Commerce and Home Science (10+2 level).
Section-II shall contain 20 MCQs from General English (10+2 level)
Section-III shall contain 20 MCQs based on basic reasoning and mental ability.

9.2. Common Test for Five year Integrated course in Sciences:
There shall be one Paper of 90 minutes duration carrying 60 marks containing 60 multiple-choice questions. The question paper will have three section
Section-I shall contain 20 MCQs- equitable items from Botany, Zoology, Chemistry, Physics, Computer Science and Mathematics (10+2 level).
Section-II shall contain 20 MCQs from General English (10+2 level).
Section-III shall contain 20 MCQs based on basic reasoning and mental ability.
9.3. Common Test for two year post graduate courses:
There shall be one Paper of 90 minutes duration carrying 90 marks containing 90 multiple-choice questions.
The question paper will have three sections
Section-I will be subject specific with 50 MCQs carrying 01 mark each.
Section-II will be based on general English with 20 MCQs carrying 01 mark each.
Section-III will be General studies with 20 MCQs carrying 01 mark each.
10. Language of the test:English only
11. Method of answering in the test:
(a) Instructions for Pen - Paper Based Examination
(i) A Question Booklet containing the questions and a separate OMR Sheet shall be provided to the candidate at the beginning of the Test.
(ii) The candidate, within 10 minutes of the issue of the Question Booklet, shall check the Question Booklet to ensure that it contains all the pages in correct sequence and that no page/question is missing. In case of faulty Question Booklet, the candidate shall immediately bring it to the notice of the Superintendent/Invigilators to obtain a fresh Question Booklet.
(iii) The candidate is required to write his/her Roll Number, Question Booklet No. and Set No/Series, if any, at the appropriate places provided in the answer sheet in Ball Point pen only. In addition, he/she is also required to fill up Roll Number in the space provided on the answer sheet by darkening the appropriate ovals by Blue/Black Ball Point pen only. (Note: Please note that any error in darkening the Roll Number or writing set number will result in wrong evaluation of the OMR. She/he may take further note that non-filling of Set No/Series, if any, roll no and other vital details would lead to non-evaluation of OMR and cancellation of his/her candidature. Hence, the candidate should be careful in darkening Roll Number and writing set no/Series).
(iv) The candidate is required to write with Ball Point pen only, his/her roll number and Serial Number of Answer Sheet at the appropriate places on the cover page of the Question Booklet.
(v) Each question shall be followed by four alternative answers. The candidate is required to identify the one which he/she feels to be the correct answer and record the answer by darkening the appropriate oval in the answer sheet with Blue/Black Ball Point pen only.
(vi) The answer will be treated incorrect if more than one oval is darkened or an oval is darkened improperly. Any other method of marking such as tick mark, cross mark, use of dot, line mark and half-filled oval or marks outside the oval shall not be evaluated.
(vii) If any question is not attempted, the candidate is required to leave all the ovals against that question as blank. Such an answer will be awarded zero mark.
(viii) Inner cover page of the Question Booklet or the blank space/page at the end of Question Booklet may be used for rough work.
(ix) No page from the Question Booklet is to be torn or removed. If a candidate is found tearing any page from the Question Booklet, he/she shall be liable to punishment for adopting unfair means and shall not be allowed to continue in the Entrance Test.