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Banaras Hindu University (BHU) MA, LL.M., M.Com, M.Ed. Admission 2018

Updated On: JUN 14TH, 2017

Banaras Hindu University (BHU), commonly known as BHU is a central university located in Varanasi. The university is one of the oldest and largest residential universities in India. The University has created a repute for itself in the domain of undergraduate and postgraduate studies.

The university offers postgraduate courses in multiple disciplines such as Arts, Law, Commerce, and Education. For admission to PG courses, BHU conducts Postgraduate Entrance Test (PET). PET is an offline test, conducted separately for each course.

Application for PET, generally opens in January and closes in February followed by the exam in April. Candidates who qualify PET have to undergo a counselling procedure before admission to BHU.

  • Mode of Application

    Online & Offline Both

  • START DATE - END DATE

    29th Jan, 2018 - 28th Feb, 2018


Important Dates

MA , LLM , M.Com & M.Ed
STATUSEVENTDATE
Registration 29th Jan - 28th Feb , 2018
Date of Entrance Examination 10th Apr - 10th Jun , 2018

Eligibility Criteria

MA

MA in Bengali, Urdu, Hindi, English, Kannada, Sanskrit, Geography, AIHC and Arch., Arabic, German, French, Marathi, Russian, Persian, Chinese, Telugu, Philosophy, Home Science, Mathematics, and Statistics

Eligibility:

Candidate must have completed BA (H) or BA in the concerned subject (the concerned subject must be the Honors subject or the student must have studied it in the whole duration of BA) with at least 50% marks in aggregate.

MA in Nepali

Eligibility:

Candidate should have a BA (H) or BA degree in any discipline with Advanced Diploma/ PG Diploma/ 1-year Bridge Course in Nepali securing at least 50% marks in aggregate in both the Degrees.

MA in Indian Philosophy and Religion (IPR)

Eligibility:

The candidate should have passed BA (H) or BA with at least 50% marks in aggregate. Also, Religious studies/ Philosophy must be Honors subject or should be studied in the whole 3-years duration of BA Degree. Or, a student must have completed his Graduation in any discipline from a University recognized by BHU along with Post Graduate Diploma in Indian Philosophy and Religion securing at least 50% marks in aggregate at both levels.

MA in History of Art

Eligibility:

Candidate should have a BA (H) or BA with at least 50% marks. Also, Ancient Indian History, Culture and Archaeology/ History of Art/ Drawing and Painting must be Honors subject or should be studied in the whole 3-years duration of the BA Degree. Or, a student must have passed BFA in Visual Arts. Or, a student must have passed BA (H) or BA along with Post Graduate Diploma in History of Art securing at least 50% marks in aggregate at both levels.

MA in Pali

Eligibility: The candidate must have passed BA(H) in Buddhist Studies or Pali securing at least 50% marks in aggregate. Or, the student must have studied Buddhist Studies or Pali in the whole 3-years duration of the BA Degree securing at least 50% marks in aggregate.

MA in Economics, Sociology, Political Science, History and Psychology

Eligibility:

The candidate must have a BA (H)/ BA/ B.Sc. (H)/ B.Sc. degree in the concerned subject with at least 50% marks in aggregate.

LLM

Eligibility:

The candidate must have passed 3-year LLB after graduation or 5-years LLB securing at least 50% marks in aggregate in the LLB Degree

M.Com

Eligibility:

The candidate must have passed B.Com (H)/ B.Com/ B.Com (H) - FMM securing at least 50% marks in aggregate.

M.Ed

Eligibility:

The candidate must have completed any of the following programs with an Undergraduate/Postgraduate Degree securing at least 50% marks in the degree as well as the program.

  • B.Ed.
  • BA B.Ed., B.Sc. B.Ed.
  • B.EI.Ed.
  • D.EI.Ed.

M.Ed. - Special Education (V.I.) or Special Education (H.I.)

Eligibility:

The candidate must have graduated with B.Ed. - Special Education (V.I.)/(H.I.) or B.Ed. with at least one year Diploma in Special Education (V.I.)/(H.I.). The candidate must also have secured at least 50% marks in aggregate in both the cases.


How To Apply

MA , M.Ed & M.Com

Students seeking admission to any of the MA, LL.M., M.Com, M.Ed., courses offered by the University need to fill an application form and need to appear in PET.

The application form can be filled online only and can be found at the BHU's Entrance Test Portal, bhuonline.in. After filling the forms, and uploading photograph and signature, the students need to pay the application fee in order to complete the Application procedure. The Application Fee is as follows.

  • General/ OBC Category - INR 500.
  • SC/ST Category - INR 250.

Candidates can pay the application fee either online or offline. Fee can be paid online through a valid credit card or debit card. In case of offline payment, candidate can pay the fee via e-challan in any branch of HDFC bank.


Admission Process

LLM

The University conducts Postgraduate Entrance Test (PET) for admission to PG courses. Although, the exam is conducted separately for different disciplines, however, there will be a common exam for the following courses:

  • LLM (General)
  • LLM (HRDE)
  • LLM (one year)

The entrance exam for these courses will be objective in nature and will be of 2 hours duration. There will be 150 questions carrying 450 marks from the following topics:

JurisprudenceConstitutional Law
Law of ContractsLaw of Torts
Law of CrimesEnvironmental Law
Public International LawIndian Evidence Act
Hindu LawMuslim Law

MA & M.Com

Entrance test for MA in Social Work

The entrance test paper for MA in Social Work will be of 120 minutes duration. The paper will be objective in nature and will have 100 questions carrying 300 marks. Questions will be from the following topics:

General KnowledgeAptitude and Reasoning
Basic knowledge of Research MethodologyEnglish Comprehension
Indian Social Problem and their remediesAwareness to NGOs
Nature and dynamics of Socio-Economic DevelopmentPolicy and Planning
Areas of Social Work-

Candidates who qualify the entrance test are then called for group discussion and interview round. The final merit list will be prepared on the basis of marks scored in PET, group discussion, and interview. The cumulative weightage for group discussion and interview is 20% of the total marks of the written test or 60 marks.

Entrance test for MA in Public Administration

The entrance test for this course will be objective in nature. The paper will have 100 questions carrying 300 marks to be completed in 120 minutes, i.e. 2 hours. Questions will be mainly from the following topics:

General KnowledgePublic Administration
Public and Private AdministrationNew Public Administration
Ecology of Public AdministrationBases and Theories of Organization
ManagementBureaucracy
BudgetPlanning
Delegated LegislationDeferent modes of control over Administration

Entrance test for other MA courses and M.Com.

The entrance test for most of the MA courses will be objective in nature. The paper will have 150 questions carrying 450 marks to be finished in a duration of 120 minutes. The questions will be from the graduate level syllabus of the respective subject.

In case of MA in Mathematics, MA in Statistics, and M.Com., the exam will be of 150 minutes duration.

M.Ed

Entrance test for M.Ed., M.Ed. (Special Education)

The exam for each of these courses will be of 2 hours duration. There will be 150 MCQs carrying 450 marks. The paper will have questions from B.Ed./B.Ed. (Special Education) or any other equivalent course. The test paper will also have a language comprehension section in both Hindi and English language. The aspirant will need to answer the language comprehension section in any one language.

PET Result, Merit List and Counselling

The students are selected on the basis of merit in PET. Merit lists are announced shortly after the PET. Selected students are provided with a Call Letter. The information about the same is sent to them through an e-mail.

After receiving the Call Letter (available on the Entrance Test Portal), the students need to download it and fill the Preference Entry Form.

After filling the Form carefully, students need to report to the counseling venue. The venue, time and date for the same can be found in the Call Letter. The Preference Entry Form can be modified. Once modified, students need to take a printout of the same and sign the Form. The Form along with the following documents are submitted at the Counseling venue for Documents Verification.

  • High School Examination Certificate and Mark sheets.
  • Graduation mark sheets and Certificate.
  • Mark sheet of the qualifying exam.
  • Migration Certificate.
  • Transfer Certificate.
  • Class 10 Mark sheet and Certificate.
  • PET Admit Card.
  • Category Certificate, if applicable.
  • Certificates proving proficiency in Sports in the case of sports seat.
  • Physically Challenged Certificate.

After the documents are verified, a computer allots seats to the students. The allotment of a seat is done not only on the basis of merit but also according to the student's preferences. Once allotted a seat, students are provided with a Provisional Admission Letter. The Letter is given out generally on the next day of the Counseling. Students then need to pay the required Admission Fee (online or offline). 

In case the payment is made through offline mode, the students need to submit a proof of the same before the deadline.


Reservation

CategoryReserved Seats (%)
SC15
ST7.5
OBC (Non-creamy layer)27
PC (Physically Challenged)3

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