BHU PET 2020 has been postponed until further notice.
BHU PET Eligibility Criteria 2020 - Banaras Hindu University has released BHU PET 2020 eligibility criteria on January 30 along with application forms. The eligibility criteria of BHU PET 2020 are the minimum marks and other requirements which are necessary for appearing in BHU postgraduate entrance test 2020. BHU PET 2020 eligibility criteria may vary depending upon the various PG programmes. Candidates must check the eligibility criteria of BHU PET 2020 before filling the application form. Any candidate who does not meet the BHU PET eligibility criteria 2020 will not be offered a seat even after clearing the cut off marks in the entrance test. Banaras Hindu University Postgraduate Entrance Test will be conducted in online mode. To know more details on the eligibility criteria and other related details like reservation criteria, application form, and more, read the article below.LATEST: BHU PET 2020 has been postponed until further notice.
The Faculty of Arts of the university offers M.A programmes in courses like Hindi English, Bengali, Arabic, German, French, Nepali, Sanskrit, Urdu, Marathi, Persian, Telugu, Pali, Linguistics, History of Art, I.P.R, and Philosophy. Candidates who wish to take admission to any of these subjects offered by the university must follow the given below eligibility criteria -
Candidates must have studied B.A. (hons.)/ B.A. under 10 + 2+3 pattern.
Candidates must have also secured a minimum aggregate of 50% excluding those subjects which require only passing marks and are not included in the final mark sheet, according to the eligibility criteria of BHU PET 2020.
For each course applicants must have compulsorily studied a certain subject/ subjects in the qualifying examination. Candidates can go through the below mentioned table which specifies those compulsory subjects for each course.
M.A. in Arabic/ French/ German/ Marathi/ Persian/ Telugu/ Bengali/ English/ Hindi/ Urdu/ Sanskrit/ AIHC & Arch./ Philosophy/ Geography/ Statistics/ Mathematics/ Home Science
Applicants must have studied the subject at graduation level to which he/ she seeks admission.
For admission in Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Russian, Marathi, Persian, Nepali and Telugu,PG Diploma/ Advanced Diploma is required along with B. A degree. Candidates must have also scored at least 50% marks in diploma, advanced diploma programme
Shastri Hons. Students will also be eligible for M.A. Sanskrit.
Candidates who have studied B.A. (Hons.)/ B.A. in the subject Ancient Indian history in all the parts at B.A. level are also eligible for M.A. in Ancient Indian history & Arch.
For Statistics, candidates are required to have studied maths at graduation level.
Candidates must have also secured a minimum aggregate of 50% excluding those subjects which require only passing marks and are not included in the final mark sheet.
Those candidates who have done their Post Graduation in any language- literature, Philosophy, Anthropology, Psychology, Sociology, Computer Science, Forensic Science securing 50% marks are also eligible
M.A in Nepali
Applicants must have completed their B.A. (Hons.)/ B.A. from 10 + 2 + 3 pattern/ Shastri (B-level Nepali) with a 1 year bridge course/ PG diploma/ advanced diploma in Nepali and have scored 50% marks both at graduation and diploma levels will be eligible for the course.
M.A. in Indian Philosophy and Religion (IPR)
Applicants must have studied philosophy/ religious Studies as an hons. subject or as a subject in all the three years of graduation.
Candidates who have completed his/ her graduation from a national/ foreign university recognized by BHU with a postgraduate diploma in Indian Philosophy and Religion and scored at least an aggregate of 50% at both graduation and postgraduation level.
M.A. in History of Art
Candidates must have studied History of Art/Ancient Indian History, Culture & Archaeology/ Ancient History, Culture & Archaeology/Archaeology and Ancient History/ Ancient Indian History & Culture/Ancient Indian History & Archaeology/Drawing and Painting/Painting as an hons. subject at the B.A. or as a subject in all the three years at graduation level.
Candidates must have studied BVA/BFA (Visual Arts).
M.A. in Pali
Applicants must have studied Pali/ Buddhist Studies as an hons. subject or a subject in all the three years at graduation level.
The Faculty of Social Sciences of the university offers courses such as M.A. in History/ Political Science/ Economics/ Sociology/ Psychology will have to fulfill the eligibility criteria of BHU PET 2020 mentioned below.
M.A. in Economics
Any candidate who have passed B.A/ B.Sc./ B.Com/ B.Tech is eligible for admission.
They must have scored at least an aggregate of 50% at graduation level except for the subjects which need only pass marks and do not add to scores given in the final mark sheet.
M.A in History
Applicants must have scored at least an aggregate of 50% at graduation level except for the subjects which need only pass marks and do not add to scores given in the final mark sheet.
Candidates who have studied B.A.(Hons.) in Ancient History/ B.A. with Ancient History as a subject is not eligible for admission into M.A. History.
M.Sc in Psychology
Candidates must have scored at least an aggregate of 50% at graduation level except for the subjects which need only pass marks and do not add to scores given in the final mark sheet.
A candidate having passed B.Sc. (Hons.) Psychology/ B.Sc. with Psychology as Hons. subject or a subject studied in all the three years at B.Sc. level is eligible for admission in M.Sc. in Psychology.
Graduation in Science, Engineering and Technology and Medical Sciences without Psychology at bachelor’s level is eligible for admission in M.Sc Psychology.
M.A. in Sociology/ Political Science
Candidates who wish to apply for M.Com. programme offered by the Faculty of Commerce of the university must have a degree in B.Com/ B.Com. (Hons.)/ B.Com. (Hons.) Financial Markets Management under 10 + 2 + 3 pattern. They should have also secured an aggregate of 50% excluding those subjects which do not add to the score on final mark sheet and require only pass marks.
The Institute of Science of the university offers PG courses like M.Sc in Physics, Chemistry, Zoology, Botany, Computer Sciences, Biochemistry, Geology, Geophysics. Candidates who wish to take admission in any of these courses need to fulfil the eligibility criteria given below.
Candidates should have studied B.Sc. (Hons.)/ B.Sc. Under 10 + 2 + 3 pattern.
They must have secured a minimum aggregate of 50% in all science subjects studied at B.Sc. Level.
Additionally, for each course under M.Sc., a candidate must have also studied compulsory subject(s) in the qualifying examination. To know such compulsory subjects for each course, refer to the table below.
M.Sc. in Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Botany, Geography, Zoology, Psychology, Computer Science, Statistics, Home Science
Candidates must have studied the subject which they want to apply for at graduation level.
For Zoology and Botany, candidates must have also studied Chemistry at graduation level.
For Statistics, candidates must have also had Mathematics at graduation level.
For Computer Science, candidates should have studied Computer Science and not IT, Computer Applications at graduation level.
M.Sc. in Biochemistry
Applicants must have studied B.Sc. (Hons.) Biochemistry or B.Sc. with Biochemistry as a subject under 10 + 2 + 3 pattern.
Candidates must have pursued B.Sc. (Hons.) in Botany/ Chemistry/ Zoology or B.Sc. (Bioscience/ Life Science) with Chemistry as a subject studied for at least two years at B.Sc. Level.
M.Sc. (Tech) in Geophysics
Applicants must have studied Physics, Maths, and one more subject of Science.
M. Sc. Geology
Applicants must have studied Geology as a Hons. subject or as a subject studied in all the three years of graduation.
The institute offers admission in M.Sc programmes like Environmental Sciences (Earth and Atmospheric Science), Environmental Sciences (Ecological Science) and Environmental Sciences (Environmental Biotechnology). Candidates who wish to take admission in any of these programmes must have completed B.Sc Hons./ B.Sc under 10+2+3 pattern/ B.Sc Hons. Agriculture/ MBBS/ B.Pharma/ B.E/ B.Tech or an equivalent programme offered by Banaras Hindu University with at least 50% marks in aggregate.
The institute offers admission in M.Sc programmes like Agriculture, Agricultural Economics, Agronomy, Animal Husbandry and Dairying, Entomology and Agricultural Zoology, Extension Education, Genetics and Plant Breeding, Horticulture, Mycology and Plant Pathology, Plant Physiology, Soil Science and Agricultural Economics. Candidates who wish to take admission in any of these programmes must have the following eligibility criteria -
M.Sc in Agriculture, Agricultural Economics, Agronomy, Animal Husbandry and Dairying, Entomology and Agricultural Zoology, Extension Education, Genetics and Plant Breeding, Horticulture, Mycology and Plant Pathology, Plant Physiology, Soil Science and Agricultural Economics
Candidates with 4 year B.Sc Agriculture/ B.Sc Hons. Agriculture degree in a credit based course programme.
Applicants with 4 year degree in B.Sc Hons. Horticulture degree in a credit based course programme will be eligible for admission in M.Sc Horticulture.
Candidates with 4 year B.Sc Animal Husbandry and Dairying degree in a credit based course programme will be eligible for admission in M.Sc Animal Husbandry and Dairying
To know the detailed eligibility criteria of BHU PET 2020 for all the PG programmes - click here
There is no requirement for SC/ ST candidates to score any minimum percentage in the qualifying exams, according to reservation criteria of BHU PET 2020. For OBC candidates, there is a relaxation of 5% in the minimum aggregate to be secured in qualifying exams. Given below in the table is the percentage of seats reserved for various reserved category candidates.
Scheduled Caste (SC)
Scheduled Tribe (ST)
Other backward classes (OBC)
Physically Challenged (PC)
Supernumerary seats (BHU Employee Wards)
May 22, May 23, May 24, May 26, May 27 and May 29, 2020
Candidates belonging to the reserved category need to produce their category certificate at the time of admission.
Candidates who are still in the final year of qualifying exam will be allowed to apply for BHU PET 2020. But such candidates will be asked to produce original mark sheet of qualifying exam fulfilling the eligibility requirements on the day of counselling. On failing to do so, they will be granted conditional admission to the programme applied for only if:
He/she signs an undertaking that he/ she will be able to produce original mark sheet fulfilling the eligibility criteria by 31 October 2020.
It is evident from the candidate’s mark sheets of previous examinations related to courses covered in qualifying exams that the candidate has secured at least 50% in such exams. (This will not be necessary for the SC/ST categories).
If candidates admitted conditionally fail to produce the mark sheet by the deadline, their admission to the university will be cancelled without any fee refund.
Candidates will be required to get a Certificate of conversion from their institution mentioning the converted percentage/ formula of conversion from grade points to numerical if the qualifying exam mark sheet of the candidate does not show the equivalent percentage of grade points,
Candidates will have to furnish photocopies of both sides of grade or degree sheet which specifies the equivalent percentage/ conversion formula if in case a candidate’s grade sheet shows the converted percentage or the formula of conversion, .
The university will also take account of grace marks awarded to the candidate in the qualifying exam aggregate percentage. The final mark sheet will act as the sole basis to calculate the aggregate marks. However, in a case where final mark sheets are of more than one type, the total marks obtained in all the subjects studied in three years will be taken to calculate the aggregate. Marks scored by the candidate in subsidiary subjects will also be considered while calculating the aggregate percentage even when the final mark sheet is based only on Hons subject. In case of any confusion related to computation of aggregate, only the decision taken by the university will be binding.
The 10+2 courses of Madrasas approved by Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi, will be accepted by BHU.
Candidates can apply for multiple programmes, provided he is eligible for each of them, and the entrance tests are on different dates.
Candidates admitted into the university are not allowed to pursue any other course alongside from BHU/ other universities.
Only the Association of Indian Universities recognized degrees and certificates will be considered equivalent degrees/ certificates.
The Distance Education Council of IGNOU will decide the credibility of distance education degrees/ certificates. Candidates studying through distance education will be permitted to appear for the exams provisionally but they will be required to submit certificates approved by the Distance Education Council of IGNOU.
Under the supernumerary category, the seats are reserved for BHU employee wards, Paid seats, Sports seats and Foreign Nationals.
The university had commenced the application form of BHU PET 2020 on January 30, 2020. The last date to fill the BHU PET 2020 application form was March 12, 2020. BHU PET 2020 candidates have to first check if they fulfill the eligibility criteria before filling the application form. No applications will be entertained after the last date of submission. Only those candidatures will be accepted for that payment will be done by the registered candidates.
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Cut-off is the margin line for qualifying any exam. Let us understand it from an example,
You are appearing in an exam of maximum marks 360 now cut-off declared by conducting authorities is 180, so you need to score 180 or more in that exam otherwise you will not qualify the exam. Sometime authorities also release the cut-offs in form of rank which means that if you secure rank less than Or equal to that cut-off than you will qualify the examination.
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Here is the link to the BHU PET MFA Painting question paper 2019
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bhu pet exam was supposed to held on april 26 to may 10, 2020. however since lock down period is increased to may 3, the actual date of exam will be announced later, and he admit card will be issued before 1 week prior to the exam,
I suggest you to regularly check the official website for updated information.
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