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Banaras Hindu University (BHU) B.A., LLB, B.Ed. and B.Com Admission 2018

Updated On - April 2nd 2018

Banaras Hindu University (BHU) formerly known as Central Hindu College, is a Central University situated in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh. It is known as one of the largest Residential Universities of Asia. The University is acknowledged as an Institute of National Importance. The Institute was established in 1916 and is known for the various courses it offers to students at Undergraduate and Postgraduate levels.

The admission to undergraduate courses at BHU is through Undergraduate Entrance Test (UET). The application process for UET begins by the end of January. In order to apply to UET, the candidate must have passed 10+2 or equivalent exam from a recognized board of education.

UET is conducted offline and is objective in nature. The entrance exam is conducted in April or May every year. The exam is conducted separately for different streams. The result for UET is declared around first or second week of June.

  • Mode of Application



    29th Jan, 2019 - 08th May, 2019

Important Dates

LLB , B.Ed , B.Com & BA
Registration 29th Jan - 05th Mar , 2019
Admit Card Available 04th Apr, 2019
Entrance Exam 24th Apr, 2019
Date of Entrance Examination 08th May, 2019

Eligibility Criteria


B.A (H) Arts and B.A (H) Social Sciences

Candidate must have passed Higher Secondary (Class 10+2) Examination from a recognized Board/ Council with at least 50% marks. Also, the students must be 22 years old or below.


B.Com (H) and B.Com (H) Financial Markets Management

Candidate should have passed Higher Secondary (Class 10+2) Examination or equivalent with Commerce/ Mathematics/ Economics/ Computer Science/ Financial Markets Management/ Finance/ Vocational Courses related to Commerce as one of the mandatory subjects with at least 50% marks. The students must be 22 years old or below.


LL.B. (H)

Candidate must have completed their Graduation (10+2+3 pattern) which is recognized by the Bar Council of India, with at least 50% marks from.

B.A LL.B. (H)

Candidate must have passed Higher Secondary (10+2) Examination or equivalent with at least 50% marks from a recognized Board/ Council.


B.Ed. and B.Ed. Special Education

Candidate must have a Bachelor's and/or a Master's Degree in Social Sciences, Humanities, or Sciences with at least 50% marks. Or, the student must hold a Bachelor's and/or Master's Degree in Engineering or Technology with no less than 55% marks (40% marks for SC/ST students).

Note: As per the Bar Council of India, the students who have completed 10+2, Graduation, or Post-graduation through open Universities, are not eligible for admission in any of the Law courses offered by the University.

Note: All the OBC and PC students will be given a relaxation of 5% marks in the Qualifying Examination and an age relaxation of 3 years (upper age limit) in eligibility requirements. While the SC and ST students (except B.A LL.B. (H) and LL.B. (H)) has no minimum marks requirement to be eligible for any course. The SC/ ST students are also given an age relaxation of 5 years in upper age limit.

Application Procedure

BA , B.Ed & B.Com

The students wishing to appear in the UET, need to apply for the same. The application form and all the other important details regarding the Entrance Test and admission can be found on the Entrance Test Portal of BHU.

Students can apply online only. After filling the application form with valid contact details, and uploading the images of student's photograph and signature, students need to pay the Application fee which is as follows.

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

In case an application is made for more than one course, then candidate will need to submit additional fee as explained below:

  • General/ OBC Category - INR 200
  • SC/ST Category - INR 100

After successful payment, the application form is considered to be submitted successfully. The students are expected to download their Admit Card as per the schedule followed by the Entrance test, merit lists, and the Selection/Admission Procedure.

Selection Process


The selection for the B.A., LL.B., B.Ed., and B.Com courses are done on the basis of merit. All the students have to appear for the UET as per the schedule. Merit lists are announced for each course.

Entrance exam for B.Com. (Hons.) and B.Com. (Hons.) in Financial Markets Management

There will be a common entrance exam for both these courses. The structure for the UET for B.Com. courses is given below:

Duration150 minutes (2 and a half hour)
Test typeObjective
No. of questions150
Maximum marks450

There will be 15 questions each from the following topics:

AccountancyFinancial Statement Analysis
Financial Markets ManagementEconomics
Money and BankingBasic Mathematics
Computer BasicBusiness Organization
Business ManagementCurrent Economic Affairs


Entrance Exam details for BA (Honors) Arts courses

There will be a common entrance exam for all the courses offered under BA Honors degree programs. The structure for entrance exam for BA Honors courses is given below:

Duration120 minutes (2 hours)
Type of testObjective
No. of questions150
Maximum marks450

The questions will be asked from the following topics:

General AwarenessGeneral Mental Ability
Numerical AbilityBasic Knowledge of Plants and Animals
Environment and its PollutionHuman Body
Human HealthCommon Disease
Population ExplosionProduction of Food and Raw Materials
Solar SystemClimate and Weather
Natural Resources of IndustryHistory
Indian Cultural Heritage with focus on major currents in Indian ThoughtLiterature and Art

The entrance test paper will also include a section on language comprehension. It will be in both Hindi and English and the candidate will require to answer any one. The language comprehension questions will also be of objective type.

Entrance Exam details for BA (Honors) Social Science Courses

There will be one common entrance exam for all the disciplines offered with BA Hons. Social Science degree. The exam pattern for the entrance test is given below:

Duration of exam120 minutes (2 hours)
Type of testObjective
No. of questions150
Maximum marks450

The topics from which questions will be asked in the entrance test are:

General AwarenessGeneral Mental Ability
Numerical AbilityBasic Knowledge of Plants and Animals
Environment and PollutionHuman Body
Human HealthCommon Diseases
Population ExplosionProduction of Food and Raw Material
Solar SystemClimate and Weather
Natural Resources and IndustryElementary Knowledge of History
Political ScienceSocial Studies

The entrance test for BA (Hons.) Social Science will also have a language comprehension section. The questions will be objective in nature and will be in both English and Hindi. A candidate will have to answer only one set of question as per their preference of language.


Entrance Exam details for B.Ed. and B.Ed. Special Education

The university conducts a common entrance examination for both B.Ed. and B.Ed. in Special Education. The exam pattern for the same is given below:

Duration150 minutes (2 and half hours)
No. of questions100
Maximum marks300

The paper will be objective in nature. It will have two sections. One will be a general paper to be attempted by all the candidates and another will be subject-specific. Candidates will need to specify their option while filling the application form. Out of the 100 questions, section one will have 30 questions and section 2 will have 70 questions. The section/subject-group wise topics are given below:

General Paper or section oneTeaching Aptitude, Reasoning, Current Educational Scenario
Language subject groupEquitable items from Hindi, English, Sanskrit
Science subject groupEquitable items from Botany, Zoology, Chemistry, Physics, and Home Science
Mathematics subject groupTopics from Mathematics and Statistics
Humanities and Social Sciences subject groupEquitable items from History, Political Science, Geography, Economics, Commerce, and Home Science

Candidates should select their respective subject-group wisely and in accordance with their discipline in the qualifying degree.


The entrance exam will be objective in nature. The exam pattern details is given below:

Duration120 minutes (2 hours)
No. of questions150
Maximum marks450

The questions will be asked from the following topics:

General AwarenessCurrent Affairs
Common Legal KnowledgeAptitude and Mental Ability

The paper will also have language comprehension section in both Hindi and English. The questions in this section will be objective and candidates are required to answer either the Hindi language set or English language set.

The entrance test for BA LLB will be similar in structure except for one change. The test paper for BA LLB has language comprehension questions only in English.

The result for entrance test will be declared by the end of May or beginning of June. The University will release the call-letters for counselling session on its official website. The steps involved after declaration of result are explained below.

Step 1 - Getting the Call Letter and filling the Preference Entry Form.

Selected students are given a Call Letter (electronic). The same can be downloaded from the Entrance Test Portal. The selected students are informed about their Call Letter through an e-mail on their registered e-mail id.

Further, Students are supposed to undergo a counseling procedure. Students have to login into their Entrance Test Portal account for the same. The students then need to fill a Preference Entry Form. The form is to be filled carefully, for the selections are not only based on the marks obtained in the Entrance Test but also on the choices made by the students.

Step 2 - Attending the counseling on allotted date and time.

Students are then expected to visit the Counseling venue on the particular date and time specified in the Call Letter. The Preference Entry Form can be modified there after talking to the available teachers. The change is made then and there only. A printout of the form is taken and signed. The signed Form is then submitted along with the original of the following documents for verification.

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

Step 3 - Getting the Provisional Admission Letter.

After the documents verification, a computer will allot seats to the students based on the order of merit and student's preferences. Students are given a Provisional Admission Letter (generally on the next day of the counseling).

Step 4 - Making the fee payment.

The students will finally have to pay the required admission fee before the deadline. The payment can be done online as well as offline. A proof of the same has to be submitted at the Counseling venue (not required in case of online payment).

Note: Up-gradation of seats according to the preference may be available in subsequent Counseling days. In the case of any up-gradation, the students are intimated about it and changes are made accordingly.


BHU follows the mandate of Government of India for reservation of seats in educational institutes. The category-wise seat reservation is given below:

CategoryReserved Seats (%)
OBC (Non-creamy layer)27
PC (Physically Challenged)3


BHU offers B.A., LLB, B.Ed, B.Com courses in the following disciplines

  • Bachelor of Arts (Honors) Arts. 3 years.
  1. English.
  2. Hindi.
  3. Arabic.
  4. Bengali.
  5. Kannada.
  6. Marathi.
  7. Pali.
  8. Tamil.
  9. Telugu.
  10. Urdu.
  11. Chinese.
  12. Nepali.
  13. Persian.
  14. French.
  15. German.
  16. Russian.
  17. Sanskrit.
  18. Linguistics.
  19. Home Science.
  20. History of Art.
  21. Tourism and Travel Management.
  22. Ancient Indian History Culture and Archaeology.
  23. Philosophy.
  24. Music (Instrumental/ Vocal).
  • Bachelor of Arts (Honors) Social Sciences. 3 years.
  1. Economics.
  2. History.
  3. Political Science.
  4. Psychology.
  5. Sociology.
  6. Mathematics.
  7. Geography.
  8. Statistics.
  • Bachelor of Commerce (Honors). 3 years.
  • Bachelor of Arts - LL.B. (Honors). 5 years.
  • LL.B. (Bachelor of Law). 3 years.
  • Bachelor of Commerce (Honors) - Finance Market Management. 3 years.
  • Bachelor of Education/ Bachelor of Education (Special Education) - Languages. 2 years.
  1. Hindi.
  2. English.
  3. Sanskrit.
  • Bachelor of Education/ Bachelor of Education (Special Education) - Sciences. 2 years.
  1. Botany.
  2. Zoology.
  3. Chemistry.
  4. Physics.
  5. Home Science.
  • Bachelor of Education/ Bachelor of Education (Special Education) - Mathematics. 2 years.
  1. Mathematics.
  2. Statistics.
  • Bachelor of Education/ Bachelor of Education (Special Education) - Humanities and Social Sciences. 2 years.
  1. History of AIHC and Arch.
  2. Economics.
  3. Geography.
  4. Political Science.
  5. Home Science.

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



1 Comment
Yater maying

Iam belong from st category and my percentage is less than 50% so can i eligible for b ed

04 May, 2018 19:09
Garima Bansal

Hi Ytaer No you are not eligible for b ed

19 Jun, 2018 18:58

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