Presidency University BA and B.Sc Admission 2020: Courses, Dates, Entrance Exam

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Established in 1817, Presidency University is a public state university situated in Kolkata, West Bengal which offers undergraduate, postgraduate as well as doctoral degree programs. For admission to various Under Graduate courses offered by the Presidency UniversityWBJEE Board will conduct a common entrance examination i.e. PUBDET. The university offers admission to the following UG programs: 

  • B.A. (Honours):
Performing ArtsPolitical Science-
  • B.Sc. (Honours)
StatisticsLife Sciences-

Only candidates with the relevant qualification can register for the Courses offered by Presidency university. Relaxation in the prescribed percentage of marks in the qualifying degree examination is also provided for SC/ST/PH categories etc. Admission to the BA and B.Sc programs is done on the basis of marks secured by the candidates in the Presidency University Bachelors Degree Entrance Test (PUBDET), conducted by West Bengal Joint Entrance Examination Board (WBJEEB).

Interested candidates can register for admission by filling the online application form and submitting it along with the required processing fee, on or before the last date, through the official WBJEE website. The application fee to register for PUBDET is INR 500/- plus the Bank’s Service Charges as applicable which can be paid through Net Banking/ Debit Card/ Credit Card.

Latest Update: The application forms are available for admission to the Undergraduate programme on the WBJEEB website and the last date to fill the form is February 9, 2020. 

Also, check Presidency University Admission 

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Duration of the course: 3 years, Intake capacity:36 seats

Eligibility: The candidate should have passed 10+2 examination from a recognized board of education.

Course NameSpecializationEligibility CriteriaSelection Criteria
BA (H)Bengali10+2 with 60% in aggregate and 65% in BengaliPUBDET score followed by counseling
English10+2 with 80% (Arts) OR 85% (Sci/Com) in aggregate and 75% in English or 65% in Eng-A (WBHS)
Hindi10+2 with 60% in aggregate and 60% in Hindi
History10+2 with 70% in aggregate
Philosophy10+2 with 60% in aggregate and 65% in English
Sociology10+2 with 70% in aggregate
Performing Arts
Political Science
B.Sc (H)Economics10+2 with 75% in aggregate with Physics & Chemistry + (Mathematics or Statistics) + Biology
Chemistry10+2 with 80% in aggregate (with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics) and 80% in Chemistry
Geography10+2 with 75% in aggregate with any 3 of 11 subjects (Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Biology, Statistics, Economics, Political Science, Sociology, History, Geography, Geology)
Geology10+2 with 70% in aggregate with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics
Mathematics10+2 with 75% in aggregate and 80% in Mathematics
Physics10+2 with 80% in aggregate and 80% in Physics + Mathematics combined
Statistics10+2 with 75% in aggregate and 80% in Mathematics or Statistics
Life Sciences10+2 with 75% in aggregate and 80% any Life Science related subject

Admission Process

The selection of candidates will be done on the basis of marks obtained in 10+2 qualifying examination and score of the entrance test viz. PUBDET followed by counseling.

 WBJEEB is going to conduct a common entrance examination (PUBDET) to offer admission in BA/ B.Sc (H) courses offered by Presidency University, Kolkata.

Candidates have to answer 50 MCQs of 100 marks for the duration of 90 minutes. Each correct response will yield two marks while a wrong answer will result in the deduction of 1/2 mark.

Presidency University, Kolkata PUBDET Merit list: WBJEEB will publish a merit list on the basis of candidates’ marks in the entrance test. The final rank list can be availed from the official website of the WBJEEB portal only.

Those who will maintain a position in the General Merit Rank (GMR) List will be called for the counseling rounds

Documents required at the time of PUBDET counseling:

  • Downloaded copy of ‘Registration Form of PUBDET”

  • Downloaded copy of Rank Card of PUBDET
  • Two recent Passport size color photography
  • Original Mark Sheet of 10+2 or equivalent
  • Caste certificate for reserved categories

Note: The admission fee is required to be paid at the time of final counseling round in the form of DD drawn in favor of “West Bengal Joint Entrance Examinations Board” payable at Kolkata.

How to Apply

Application for PUBDET 2019 has to be done online only. There is no printed application form.Candidates seeking admission must apply for by filling in and submitting the completed online application before the last date. Candidate can obtain the concerned application form by downloading from the official WBJEE website.

Candidate should log on to the university website and follow the below-given steps:

  1. Register with necessary details and remember the self-created login ID and password for future log-in
  2. Fill the application form with the required details
  3. Upload the scanned copy of the following documents – Recent passport-sized coloured photograph of the candidate, Full signature of the candidate, Age proof (Admit Card of 10th standard examination) or birth certificate, Mark sheet/grade card of B.A./B.Sc. (for PUBDET)
  4. Pay the application fee either online (by net banking, debit/credit cards) or offline (by e-challan)  payment modes
  5. Upon successful completion ofthe application, the system will generate a confirmation page containing all the details entered by the candidate.
  6. Candidate must keep the Xerox copy of the completed applications for subsequent use

Note: Application fee for PUBDET is INR 500 plus the Bank’s Service Charges as applicable.

The candidate should bring following important documents in original and their photocopies positively for verification during counselling:

  1. Transfer Certificate   
  2. Community Certificate (For OC candidates community certificate not required)   
  3. Certificates for Special categories, if required     
  4. Nativity Certificate if required   
  5. Date of Birth Certificate (SSC / ICSE / CBSE).
  6. Medical certificate
  7. Admit Card of PUBDET.
  8. PUBDET rank card
  9. Admit card of 10th standard examination/ Birth certificate
  10. Mark sheet and certificate of 10th standard Board examination
  11. Mark sheet and certificate (if available) of 10+2 standard Board examination
  12. Mark sheet and certificate (if available) of B. A. /B. Sc. examination

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




Im doing my ug in christ university so can can i apply for BA(H) in sociology?

23 Jan, 2020 12:48
Shobhna Chaturvedi

Hi Haripriya, you cannot pursue two courses simultaneously from a single university or another university. Thus, you can apply for BA Hons once you are done with your UG degree in Christ University.

23 Jan, 2020 12:59

one of my friend want to do BSC.AGRICULTURE in presidency university so is there any course related to BSC.AGRICULTURE?

23 Jan, 2020 13:17
Shobhna Chaturvedi

No, B.Sc Agriculture is not provided in the university. However, you may check other colleges offering this course from below:

You can check the complete list of the colleges from here: B.Sc Agriculture Colleges in West Bengal

23 Jan, 2020 17:38
Anindita Parashar

Hi. Does Presidency offer offline registration? I have an 89% with a 96 in political science, and wanted to register for ba honours in political science.

03 May, 2019 12:55
Shobhna Chaturvedi

Hi Anindita, only online admission procedure is being followed in the university. Students who have scored 70% in intermediate are eligible to apply. Thus, you are eligible. However, admission is done on the basis of marks in PUBDET followed by counseling.

03 May, 2019 13:20
Samim Aktar Laskar

sir,mera 12th pass percentage 77%.sir I can admission this college.

11 Feb, 2019 12:02
Shobhna Chaturvedi

Hi Samim, yes, you are eligible for taking admission in the university.

11 Feb, 2019 13:22

I want to admission your University in Bsc pass course...

01 Feb, 2019 10:48
Shobhna Chaturvedi

Hi Subal, kindly go through the article mentioned above to know the details regarding admission procedure.

01 Feb, 2019 10:57
Mousumi Kundu

The syllabus of predidecy university entrance exam??

08 Jan, 2019 14:36
Akansha Expert

Ho Mousumi, please contact tot he University to know about the syllabus.

08 Jan, 2019 18:23
Anjali Rajak

When will presidency college's councelling start ?

04 Jul, 2018 13:14
Akansha Expert

Hi Anjali, please contact tot he University to know about the counselling session when will be starts.

04 Jul, 2018 18:04
Surajit das

I want to admission your university.

07 Jun, 2018 11:00
Ritika Sharma

Hi Surajit, the admissions are closed for this session you can try next year.

31 Aug, 2018 12:57

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