BHU PET 2017

BHU Post Graduate Entrance Exam (BHU PET)

BHU PET 2017

BHU PETBHU PET 2017 - Banaras Hindu University has conducted Postgraduate Entrance Test (PET) 2017 for admissions to PG programmes offered at Faculty and Constituent Colleges. The application form of BHU PET 2017 was available from February 2 in online mode. Candidates seeking admissions to postgraduate programmes through BHU PET 2017 can apply before last date of application i.e. March 4, 2017. The university has mentioned eligibility conditions for each postgraduate programme. Candidates can check below all about BHU PET 2017 including important dates, application procedure, admit card, exam pattern, result, cutoff of BHU PET and counselling.   
Latest: BHU PET Answer Key 2017 is available now. Download here!



Programmes offered through BHU PET 2017


Candidates can check here programmes offered, specialisations and seats as mentioned in table below



Total Seats*

Faculty of Arts

Master of Arts (Arabic, English, French, German, Nepali, Persian, Bengali, Hindi, Marathi, Telugu, Urdu, Pali, Sanskrit, Linguistic, History of Art, I.P.R, Philosophy)


Faculty of Commerce

Master of Commerce


Institute of Science

Master of Science (Physics, Chemistry, Geology, Zoology, Botany, Computer Sciences, Bio-chemistry, Geophysics)


Faculty of Social Sciences

Master of Arts (Economics, History, Political Sciences, Sociology)


Let us take an overview of BHU PET 2017  

Exam Name - Banaras Hindu University Postgraduate Entrance Test


Popularly Known as - BHU PET


Exam Mode - Offline


Conducting Body - Banaras Hindu University


Participating Colleges - Faculty and Constituent Colleges of BHU


Programmes offered - M.A/M.Com/M.Sc.


Seats - 2364 seats

BHU PET Important Dates 2017


Banaras Hindu University has announced events of BHU PET 2017 on February 1. Candidates can keep track of important events of BHU PET 2017 through the table mentioned below -


BHU PET 2017 Important Dates

Events of BHU PET

Important Dates

Applications begins

February 1, 2017

Last date of submitting applications

March 4, 2017

Admit Card

May 7, 2017 

BHU PET for M.A. in History of Art and Linguistic

May 17, 2017

BHU PET entrance exam (in three shifts)

May 22, 2017

Result announcement

First or Second week of June 2017

BHU PET Eligibility Criteria 2017


Candidates seeking admissions to postgraduate programme need to fulfill eligibility criteria as mentioned by the University for each programme. The eligibility criteria of BHU PET specifies minimum educational qualification, relevant subjects and minimum marks for each programme. Check below eligibility for each programme -


Master of Arts (Specialisations)/ Master of Commerce

  • Candidates must have completed relevant Bachelor degree under 10+2+3 pattern from any recognised university

  • Candidates must have scored at least 50% marks in aggregate of all subjects

Master of Arts (Faculty of Social Sciences)

  • Candidates must hold bachelor degree such as B.A (Hons.)/BA/B. Com, as per 10+2+3 educational pattern from any state/national recognised University

  • Candidates must have scored at least 50% marks in aggregate of all subjects

Master of Science (specialisations)


Candidates must hold B.Sc./ B.Sc. (Hons.) degree with a minimum of 50% marks in aggregate of all science subjects


BHU PET Application Form 2017


BHU invited applications for BHU PET 2017 from February 2, 2017. Candidates could apply in online mode for BHU PET 2017 before the last date i.e. March 4, 2017. Candidates first, needed to register for BHU PET 2017, then fill up application form, upload photograph and remit application fee in online or offline mode. Candidate could submit the application form in online mode only as applications were not accepted in offline mode. The application fee for BHU PET was as mentioned in table below -


BHU PET Application Fee


Application Fee (in INR)

Additional subject application fee (regular fee+additional fee)

General/OBC candidates



SC/ST candidates



BHU PET Admit Card 2017


BHU PET 2017 admit card was available in online mode from May 7, 2017. BHU issued admit card for all programmes including M.A, M.Com and M.Sc. Candidates who have successfully submitted application form of BHU PET 2017 were issued admit card in online mode. The admit card of BHU PET was an important document mentioning candidature details, test details and important instructions and candidates without a valid admit card were not allowed to appear for exam. Candidates could download the admit card of BHU PET 2017 by login through registration id and password of BHU PET 2017.


BHU PET Exam Pattern 2017


Banaras Hindu University PET 2017 was scheduled to be conducted on May 17 and 22 for all programmes. BHU PET 2017 was a pen-paper based test conducted across various test cities of India. The postgraduate entrance exam was conducted in three shifts for various programmes. BHU PET 2017 test pattern mentions test modalities including test schedule, test marking scheme and allotment of marks. Candidates could check BHU PET 2017 paper pattern to get an idea about entrance exam modalities.  


BHU PET Exam Centres 2017


BHU PET 2017 was held in offline mode at various test centres across 16 test cities of India. Candidates who appeared for BHU PET 2017 were allotted exam centre as per their preferences marked at the time of BHU PET 2017 application. The admit card of BHU PET 2017 also mentioned test centre name, location, and instructions which were to be followed at the examination centre. Check below the list of exam cities as released by Banaras Hindu University  -


List of Test cities for BHU PET 2017

  1. Delhi

  2. Chennai

  3. Hyderabad

  4. Varanasi

  5. Allahabad

  6. Mirzapur - Rajiv Gandhi South Campus – Barkachha,

  7. Gorakhpur

  8. Lucknow

  9. Kolkata

  10. Bhopal

  11. Vadodra

  12. Guwahati

  13. Dimapur

  14. Bhubaneshwar

  15. Kochi

  16. Jaipur

BHU PET 2017 Cancel Test Centres




BHU PET Answer Key 2017


BHU PET 2017 answer key is available in an online mode from May 22, 2017 after five days of conducting of BHU PET 2017. The university has released different answer keys as per the sets of BHU PET 2017 test paper. Candidates can download answer key to cross-verify their responses as marked in the BHU entrance exam for postgraduate programmes. Candidates are also be provided facility to file objections in online mode in case of any discrepancy within the stipulated time. The university will be releasing final keys for BHU PET 2017 after receiving objections mentioning corrections.


BHU PET Result 2017


BHU will be declaring BHU PET 2017 result in online mode, The result of BHU PET 2017 will be announced by the first or second week of June 2017. Candidates will be able to check their qualifying status for respective PET 2017 after it is announced by the university. BHU PET 2017 result will be specifying sectional marks, overall marks and rank obtained by candidates in the entrance exam. Candidates can download BHU PET 2017 result for future references.


BHU PET Cutoff 2017


The cutoff for BHU PET 2017 will be determined by BHU after declaration of result. BHU PET cutoff 2017 will be based on minimum qualifying marks criteria as announced for each programme. The cutoff of BHU PET will be helpful to know closing rank for each programme. The university will be offering admissions to each programme on basis of BHU PET 2017 cutoff only.


BHU PET Counselling 2017


BHU will be conducting BHU PET 2017 counselling in July for each programme. The counselling of BHU PET will begin with online options exercising and then candidates will be called on basis of provisional merit list at the counselling venue. The university will be announcing counselling schedule for BHU PET and will be calling shortlisted candidates as per their rank. Candidates need to attend offline counselling of BHU PET 2017 as per their scheduled date and time. Candidates need to carry required documents for purpose of official verification formalities.


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