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Calcutta University UG Admissions 2018

Updated On: JUN 16TH, 2017

The University of Calcutta (informally known as Calcutta University or CU) is a public state university located in Kolkata, West Bengal, established on 24 January 1857. It was the first institution in Asia to be established as a multidisciplinary and secular Western-style university. Within India it is recognized as a "Five-Star University" and a "Centre with Potential for Excellence" by the UGC and the NAAC.

There are seven Nobel laureates associated with this university including Ronald Ross, Rabindranath Tagore, C. V. Raman and Amartya Sen. It has the highest number of students who have cleared the doctoral entrance eligibility exam in Natural Science & Arts. The university is recognized as one of the most prestigious universities in the world. It was also ranked 2nd by the India Today Top India Universities of 2012, 2013 and 2014.

The University invites Applications for admission to the Undergraduate Programmes for the academic year 2018-19. The programmes offered are Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.) Programme, Bachelor of Library Sciences (B.Li.Sc.) Programme, Bachelor of Arts (BA) Programme, Bachelor of Science (Home Science) Programme and BA Bachelor of Law Programme BA LLB Programme. The application process for all the Programmes is to be completed online only on the University website.

  • Mode of Application

    Online & Offline Both


    01st Jun, 2018

Important Dates

B.Ed , BA & B.Sc
Last Date For Application Form 01st Jun, 2018



The University offers B.Ed. Programme in the following method subjects:-

  • Bengali
  • English
  • Sanskrit
  • Mathematics
  • History
  • Geography
  • Economics
  • Accountancy and Book Keeping
  • Education
  • Political Science
  • Hindi
  • Urdu
  • Arabic

Eligibility Criteria:

You should have passed with at least 50% marks either in the Bachelor’s Degree and/or in the Master’s Degree in Sciences / Humanities/ Social Science or Bachelor’s in Engineering or Technology with specialization in Science and Mathematics with 55% marks or any other qualification equivalent thereto. There shall be a relaxation of 5% marks for SC/ST/PD category.

However, if you have been appointed as a teacher prior to the commencement of the NTCE rules 0f 2010, you need not fulfil the requirement of 50% marks.

Age: You should be not more than 40 years of age for general category and 45 years for reserved category, as on June 30th, 2018


B.Li.Sc. Programme Eligibility Criteria:-

You should have passed the Honours Degree (10 + 2 + 3 pattern) or Master Degree or degree (even if without Honours degree at Bachelor level) in a technical subject (of the pattern 10 + 2 + 4 or 10 + 2 + 5) such as Medical, Engineering, Law etc. of this university or having an equivalent degree of any other university or institute recognized by this University.


You should have passed 10+2 Examination or equivalent from a Board recognised by the University of Calcutta in any stream.

You should also be able to secure a minimum of 45% marks in case of general category and 40% marks in case of SC/ST/PWD category.

Bachelor of Science [B.Sc] (Home Science)

The University offers B.Sc. (Home Science) Programme in the following specializations:-

  • Food & Nutrition
  • Human Development
  • Vocational Course (Major) C ND V

Eligibility Criteria:-

You should have passed 10+2 Examination or equivalent from a Board recognised by the University of Calcutta with Physics and Chemistry as compulsory subjects with Biology or Mathematics.

You should also be able to secure a minimum of 50% marks in case of general category and 45% marks in case of SC/ST/PWD category, in aggregate in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics/Biology. 


BA LLB Programme:-

You should have passed 10+2 Examination or its equivalent in the year 2016, 2017 and 2018 only, from the Board recognized by the University of Calcutta.

You should also have secured a minimum of 45% marks for general category and 40% marks in case of SC/ST/PWD category, in best four subjects, which must not include Environmental Studies of WBCHSESC.

How To Apply

BA , B.Ed & B.Sc

For all Programmes:-

You should apply online only through the official University website.

Step 1: You should register yourself at the website and click on “Register for New User”. You must enter your Name, Date of Birth, Email, Category, Whether Wards of Police, Details of the Police personnel/Ex-Police Personnel, 8 to 15 character pass word, confirm password and enter verification code, continue.

Step 2: You should enter your Personal Information and Academic Information of Class 10th and Class 12th level.

Step 3: You should the college of your preference.

Step 4: You should upload your Photo and Signature. Both the images must be in JPEG format with the photo should be of 3.5 cm x 3.5 cm dimensions, being less than 50kb in size and signature less than 20 kb in size.

Step 5: You must pay the following Application Fee through State Bank Collect Payment through Debit Card/Credit Card, or download SBI Challan and pay at any SBI branch.

  • B.Ed. Programme: Rs. 150 for general category and Rs. 75 for SC/ST/PWD Category
  • BA LLB Programme: Rs. 300 for general category and Rs. 150 for SC/ST/PWD Category
  • B.Li.Sc. Programme: Rs. 100 for general category and Rs. 50 for SC/ST/PWD Category

Step 6: You should then submit your application. Your application process is now complete.

Step 7: You can then download Application Form for future references. You are not required to submit hard copy of the Application Form.

Admission Process


You will be selected on the basis of merit.


You will be selected on the basis of Admission Test conducted by the University.

The questions of the Admission Test will be objective type and multiple choices. The areas of Admission Test will be English language, numerical ability, reasoning ability, general knowledge, basic subjects.


You will be selected on the basis of merit.

Bachelor of Science [B.Sc] (Home Science)

You will be selected on the basis of merit.


For BA LLB Programme:-

You will be selected on the basis of Entrance Test conducted by the Calcutta University.

The test will be based on objective type of questions. It will be for a duration of 2 and a half hours. It will consist of questions based on English, General Knowledge, Numerical Ability and Reasoning. There is a sample paper available on the University website.


80% of the seats will be reserved for students from Calcutta University only.

Overall, the distribution of the reserved seats in favour of various sections will be as follows:-                             

  • Scheduled Caste - 22%  
  • Scheduled Tribe  – 6%            
  • Physically Disabled – 3%



1 Comment
Tanuja begum

Is m.a in english admission over??

24 May, 2017 22:14
sangeeta rawat

Hello Tanuja, To know about the M.A(English) admission procedure please contact on 033- 22410071, 22412850

26 Jul, 2017 12:25

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