BHU Admission 2019: Important dates, entrance examinations, the application form, eligibility criteria and syllabus

Published on : 17th May 2018    Author : Om Prakash
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BHU (Banaras Hindu University) is one of the most reputed universities of the country. It is a dream of every zealous and enthusiastic student to get admission to this university. Its foundation was laid by the Bharat Ratna Mahamana Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya, a noted politician and freedom fighter, in 1916. It conducts separate entrance examinations for undergraduate and postgraduate courses—UET (Undergraduate Entrance Test) and PET (Postgraduate Entrance Test). This article throws light on thorough information about BHU Admission 2019, eligibility criteria, syllabus etc.

Entrance Exam Dates

Below, entrance exam dates for both UET & PET are given in a tabulated form:

Events

Dates for UET

Dates for PET

Online Application Release

1st week of February 2019


1st week of February 2019

Last date of receipt of online application

1st week of March 2019

1st week of March 2019

Admit Card Release

4th week of April 2019

2nd week of May 2019

Date of Exam

1st week of April to Last week of April 2019

2nd week of May to 4th week of May 2019

Result Declaration

3rd week of May 2019

Last week of May 2019

Counselling Starts

1st week of July 2019

1st week of July 2019

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How to fill the Application form? 

  • Candidates are required to till and submit their application forms through online mode on the official website.
  • They should bear in mind that Aadhaar card is mandatory for filling the application form except for Meghalaya, Assam and J&K states.
  • The application from and the information bulletin are not for sale in offline mode.
  • The application form will be made available during the first week of February 2019 for both types of courses—undergraduate and postgraduate.
  • The last date for filling the application form is first week of March 2019.
  • Candidates are advised to get their photographs and signatures scanned according to the instructions.
  • They must take a printout of the online filled application form as a record.

Fee structure

Candidates can deposit their fee through debit/credit cards and also through offline modes (Challan). The Challan will be made available from any branch of HDFC bank. The fees to be paid for general and reserve categories are tabulated below:

Courses

Fee for SC/ST/PC

Fee for Others

Shastri (Hons.)

₹ 100

₹ 200

All courses [Except Shastri (Hons.)]

₹ 250

₹ 500

Extra Fee (If applying for more than one course)

₹ 100

₹ 200

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Eligibility Criteria for undergraduate entrance test courses (UET)

With regard to age, candidates should not be above 22 years of age on 1st July 2019. The upper age limit is relaxable by five years for SC/ST & PC categories.  There is the relaxation of three years for OBC category candidates.

The educational criteria are tabulated below:

Courses

Eligibilities

B. Sc (Hons.) Maths Group

Passed 10+2 or equivalent Examination with Physics & Mathematics and any one of the following: Chemistry, Statistics, Geology, Computer Science, Information Technology, and Geography.

Secure minimum 50% marks aggregate.

B. Sc (Hons.) Bio Group

Passed 10+2 or equivalent Examination with Physics & Chemistry and any one of the following: Biology, Geology, and Geography.

Secure minimum 50% marks aggregate.

BA (Hons.) Arts

Passed 10+2 or equivalent Examination with minimum 50% marks aggregate.

B.Com (Hons.)/B.Com (Hons.) Financial Markets Management

Passed 10+2 or equivalent Examination with Commerce/ Economics/ Maths/ Computer Sc./Finance/Financial Markets Management/Vocational courses (related to Commerce) as one of the subjects.

Secure minimum 50% marks aggregate.

LLB (Hons.)


Passed BA/B.Sc/B.Com/Shastri (at least 10+2+3 pattern) with minimum 50% marks aggregate (40% in case of SC/ST).

Age Limit: Not to be more than 30 years (35 years for SC/ST) on 1st July 2019.

 

 

 

Note: Appearing candidates can also apply for admission. There is no minimum percentage of marks for SC/ST candidates except LLB/BA LLB (Hons.). There is relaxation of 5% marks in aggregate for OBC & PC candidates.

Eligibility criteria for PET Courses:

Courses

Eligibilities

MA (Economics, Political Science, Sociology)

Passed BA (Hons.)/BA/B.Sc (Hons)/B.Sc under at least 10+2+3 pattern & secure minimum 50% aggregate marks (except BA/B.Sc level).

MA (English, Hindi, Urdu, Philosophy, Geography, Mathematics, Home Science)

Passed BA (Hons.)/BA under at least 10+2+3 pattern & secure minimum 50% aggregate marks (except BA level).

M.Sc (Physics, Chemistry, Zoology, Botany, Geography, Mathematics, Statistics, Psychology, Home Science)

Passed B.Sc (Hons.)/B.Sc. under at least 10+2+3 pattern & secure minimum 50% aggregate marks.

M.Com

Passed B.Com (Hons.)/ B.Com/B.Com (Hons.)-FMM under at least (10+2+3) Pattern & secure minimum 50% aggregate marks (except B.Com level).

LLM

Passed 3 year LLB degree after graduation under at least 10+2+3 pattern or five years LLB under 10+2+5 pattern.

MA (Mass Communication)

 

Passed graduate degree in any discipline under at least 10+2+3 pattern.

Note: There is no minimum percentage of marks for SC/ST candidates. But, there will be relaxation of 5% marks in aggregate for OBC & PC candidates.

Syllabus:

For undergraduate course, the syllabus will comprise 12th subjects while the syllabus for postgraduate course will contain chapters and topics of graduation level. The questions will be covered from the relevant course or field as opted by candidates. The syllabus of law exam will comprise Common Legal Knowledge, General Awareness, Current Affairs, Mental Ability and Aptitude.

Exam Pattern for UET:

The examination will be conducted in two shifts—8:00 AM onward (first shift) and 3:00 p.m. onwards (2nd Shift). The examination will be based in offline mode. English and Hindi are the two languages, in which papers will be set. The duration of the exam will be of 2 hours and 2 and half hours according to the courses. There will be 150 multiple choice questions. The maximum marks of the question paper will be 450 marks. For every right answer, 3 marks will be awarded. There is a provision of negative marking. One mark will be deducted for every wrong answer. 

Exam pattern for PET:

The examination will be conducted in three shifts—8:00 AM to 10:00 AM (1st shift), 12:00 Noon to 2:00 PM (2nd Shift) & 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM (3rd Shift). The mode of exam will be offline. That means candidates are required to use pen and paper. There will be total 120 multiple choice questions. The duration of the exam will be two hours. The maximum marks of the question paper will be 360. For every right answer, 3 marks will be awarded to candidates and one mark will be deducted for every wrong answer. So, candidates should abstain themselves from making guesses.

FAQs

Is BHU of national importance?

Yes, this university is of national importance. The degrees and diplomas awarded by it are of great importance all over the country.

What is the online application date for admission to BHU?

1st week of February 2019.

I am a 23 year-old general category candidate, am I eligible for undergraduate courses offered by BHU?

No, you have crossed the upper age limit for undergraduate courses offered by BHU. The maximum age limit is 22 years calculated on 1st July 2019. There is relaxation in age by five years and three years for SC/ST/PC and OBC categories candidates respectively.

I am a SC candidate, is there minimum percentage of marks for SC candidates seeking admission to BHU?

If you are interested in doing a course other than LLB/BA LLB (Hons.), there is no minimum percentage of marks for you.

How to prepare for admission to undergraduate courses of BHU?

There is no different way of preparation for admission to undergraduate courses of BHU. The syllabus of entrance examination covers the syllabi of various state boards of India. So, any student of any board with excellent preparation can get admission to this university.

What is the duration of entrance examination in BHU? 

It varies from subject to subject. For some papers, it is two hours while for some papers it is two and half hours.

Is there negative marking in BHU entrance examination?

Yes, there is a provision for negative marking. One mark is deducted for every wrong answer. So, one should not make guesses in entrance examination of BHU.


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