Calcutta University UG Admissions 2020: Eligibility, Application Process, Result

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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.

University of Calcutta invites Applications for admission to the Undergraduate Programmes for the academic year. 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. Check University of Calcutta? Admission 2019

How To Apply

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.


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, 2019


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%

Admission Process

Students will be selected on the basis of merit and also 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.

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.

GeneralINR 500/-
SC/STINR 250/-

*The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College



Sumit Anand

How much Percentage is needed in class 12 for entrance in cu

17 Mar, 2020 14:31
Shobhna Chaturvedi

Hi Sumit, kindly mention the course whose eligibility criteria you want to know or you may also check the list of the courses being offered and their respective eligibility criteria from here: Calcutta University Courses' Eligibility

17 Mar, 2020 14:38
Sakshi Aditya

Can i get admission in BA(hons)with 85%marks?

26 Feb, 2020 12:13
Shobhna Chaturvedi

Hi Sakshi, as the admission will be based on marks scored in intermediate, thus, you have decent chances of getting admission.

26 Feb, 2020 12:32

last date of online application ?

12 Jun, 2019 13:19
Shobhna Chaturvedi

Hi Gargi, last date to apply online was June 1, 2019 (tentatively).

12 Jun, 2019 14:16
MD Ashraf

sir I got 81 marks in maths and over all 80 percent in Hs .May I got honours in maths

29 May, 2019 11:38
Shobhna Chaturvedi

Hi Ashraf, this course is not provided by the university. However, you may check other B.Sc Maths Hons Colleges in West Bengal from here.

29 May, 2019 12:22
Amina Khatun

Ba hon. 2nd councelling date

28 Jun, 2018 09:16
Akansha Expert

Hi Amina, Kindly check the official website for your queries and for more information About Counselling please contact to 033-22410071 , 22410074 , 22414984 , 22414989 , 22412850.

28 Jun, 2018 11:14

How can get my admission in Mcom hons in this university?? And what is the eligibility?

24 Jun, 2018 13:18
Akansha Expert

Hi Sandra, Please check this link for getting the information about PG Course in this University.

27 Jul, 2018 16:18
Ritika Sarkar

Hiiii, I'm interested in BSc food and nutrition.....I have got 74% marks in HS.....plssss suggest me that what I have to do

19 Jun, 2018 20:32
Ritika Sharma

Hi Ritika, This college does not offer this course.

03 Aug, 2018 12:35
Piyali nath

LAst date of of online admission form fillup

18 Jun, 2018 10:48
Garima Bansal

Hi Piyali, To get information regarding admissions you may contact to 033-22410071 , 22410074 , 22414984 , 22414989 , 22412850.

18 Jun, 2018 13:17
Sunita Dutta Banik

I'm interested to BA LLB course.... I have got in HS 79%.... I know that for that I have to be an entrance exam selected Bt I have not faintest idea about this questions.... So pls can you tell me how will be selected in this entrance exam

14 Jun, 2018 16:27
Akansha Expert

Hi Sunita, 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.

14 Jun, 2018 16:45
Riya Mishra

I have got 76%in my H.S. i want to get honours in political science there are 2 elective subject 

13 Jun, 2018 23:17
Garima Bansal

Hi Riya, The admissions are closed for this session.

18 Aug, 2018 15:36

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