Banaras Hindu University Post Graduate Entrance Test [ BHU-PET ]

By Srushti Pargat Last Updated: November 30th, 2020

Banaras Hindu University (BHU) is a known university situated in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh. It aims to organise a university level entrance test for selecting eligible candidates for undergraduate, postgraduate, and doctoral level programmes. To gain admission into the UG and PG programs, UET and PET are conducted by the university, and admission into the doctoral-level programmes is offered through RET. Aspiring students are required to show their scores in CAT to acquire an entry in the MBA Program.

BHU-PET 2021 - Important Updates 

The application form for BHU 2021 for MBA has been released. The examination will be conducted in April or May 2021 for UG and PG courses. 

Given below are the exam dates for PET and UET for various sessions of the BHU exam. 

Events Dates (Announced) 
Application form commences October 1, 2020 
Final date to submit registration form January 3, 2021 
Events Dates (Tentative) - PET Dates (Tentative) - UET 
Availability of application form First week of February 2021 Second week of February 2021 
Last date to apply First week of March 2021 First week of March 2021 
Downloading of Admit Card Second week of May 2021 Fourth week of April 2021 
BHU Exam Second to Fourth week of May 2021 First to last week of April 2021 
Result Declaration Last week of May 2021 Third week of May 2021 
Beginning of counselling First week of July 2021 First week of July 2021 

BHU 2021 Application Form

Candidates can check the complete details about BHU 2021 Application Form for UET and PET in the below mentioned section.

  • The BHU 2021 Application for UET and PET can be filled only through the online mode. No offline mode will be provided.
  • The process of registration will begin from the second week of February 2021 for UET and PET.
  • There are six stages for filling the application form:

1) Online registration

2) Filling up of identification details

3) Course selection and online application form entry

4) Upload of photograph and signature

5) Payment of application fee

6) Printing of the application form

  • Aspiring candidates must apply before the last date, which will be till the first week of March 2021. 
  • The authorities may reject the application form in case of submission of form without requisite application fee, and any other detected discrepancy. 

Application Fee 

Mode of Payment: Payment of the BHU exam registration fee can be online through credit card/debit card. Students registering for the exam can also pay the fee in cash through Bank Challan of HDFC bank. 

The application fee for the various categories and courses are mentioned in the table below. 

Courses Application Fee for ST/SC/PC categories Application Fee for Other categories 
All Courses Except Shastri (Hons.) ₹ 300 ₹ 600 
For Shastri (Hons.) ₹ 150 ₹ 300 
Additional Fee (In case of more than one course) ₹ 150 ₹ 300 

BHU 2021 Eligibility Criteria

The details of BHU Eligibility for the various courses are in the below-mentioned section.

B.Com (Hons)

  • Qualifying Exam: Passed Class XII or equivalent exam from the recognised board
  • Qualifying Subjects: Passed Class XII with Economics/Commerce/ Computer Science/ Maths/ Finance/ Financial Markets Management subjects.
  • Minimum Marks: Passed Class XII with an aggregate of minimum 50% marks in the qualifying exam
  • Age criteria: Candidates must not be more than 22 years of age, as on July 1, 2021.

LLB (Hons)

  • Qualifying Exam: Passed Graduate degree in B.Sc/B.Com/BA or an equivalent from the recognised university.
  • Minimum Marks: Passed with 50% marks at the graduation level
  • Age criteria: Students should not be more than 30 years of age, as on July 1, 2021.

BA (Hons) Arts

  • Qualifying Exam: Passed Class XII or equivalent exam from the recognised board
  • Minimum Marks: Passed Class XII with an aggregate of minimum 50% marks
  • Age criteria: Applicant must not be more than 22 years of age, as on July 1, 2021.


  • Qualifying Exam: Passed Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture, Technology, Medicine, Education, Law or an equivalent from a recognised board
  • Minimum Marks: Obtained 55% marks (45% marks for ST/SC) aggregate from any recognised Institute.
  • The students in the last year of their qualifying exam are also eligible to apply.

BHU 2021 Exam Pattern

Students can know the complete BHU Exam Pattern in the section below.


  • Mode: UET will be organised through online CBT mode.
  • Language of Paper: English and Hindi will be the medium language of the paper.
  • Type of Questions: Multiple choice questions (MCQs) are asked in the paper.
  • Number of Questions: 150 questions will be presented in the paper.
  • Duration: The test will be held of 2 hours or 2.5 hours, depending upon the course.
  • Total Marks: The test will be of 450 marks.
  • Marking Scheme: Three points will be awarded for each correct response. One mark will get deducted for each wrong response.


  • Mode: The test will be held in the online mode.
  • Sections in the paper: Two sections will be there in the paper – A and B.
  • Duration: 2 hours are given to complete the examination.
  • Number and Type of Questions: 120 MCQs will be there in the paper. Sixty questions will be asked in each section.
  • Total Marks: The test will be of 360 marks.
  • Marking Scheme: For each correct answer, three marks are awarded. One mark is subtracted for every incorrectly answered response.

The distribution of questions and their marks in the UET and PET are given in the table below. 

Exam Maximum Marks Number of Questions 
UET 450 150 
PET 360 120 

BHU 2021 Syllabus 

The BHU 2021 Syllabus is different for UG, PG and RET Programmes. The syllabus must be reviewed by the aspiring students before appearing for the test. Students can refer to the complete syllabus for the various UG and PG Programmes from the information bulletin on the official website. Given below are the syllabus details of UET and PET 

UG Programmes 

The Syllabus of UET will be from the 10+2 level. The test will contain different topics as per the stream and programme opted by the candidate. 

BA (Hons) Arts Programme 

The syllabus for this entrance test contain questions from the following. 

Syllabus Syllabus Syllabus Syllabus 
Basic knowledge of Plants and Animals Environment and its Pollution Human Body Numerical Ability 
Climate and Weather General Awareness Human Health Population Explosion 
Common Diseases General Mental Ability Indian cultural heritage Production of Food and Raw Materials 
Current events in Indian literature, Thoughts and art History Natural Resources of Industry Solar System 

The test will include two sets of MCQs on Language comprehension. 

B.Com (Hons)/B.Com (Hons) F.F.M Programme 

The syllabus for this entrance test contains questions from the following. 

Syllabus Syllabus 
Accountancy Current Economic Affairs 
Basic Mathematics Economics 
Business Environment Financial Markets 
Business Organization Financial Statement Analysis 
Computer basics Money and Banking 

PG Programmes 

The syllabus prescribed of PET is from graduation level topics. The question paper will contain topics as per the programme selected by the examinee. 

M.Com Programme 

For admission into the M.Com Programme, PET contains questions from the following topics 

Section A Section B 
Accounting and Business Finance Business Law including Company Law 
Income Tax Business Organization & Management 
 Monetary Theory and Banking 
 Statistics and Business Economics 

MCA Programme

For admission into MCA Programme, PET contains questions from the sections of Mathematical Aptitude and Analytical and Logical Reasoning. The 'Logical and Analytical Reasoning' section contains questions that test the candidate’s knowledge in logical conclusion, graphical/data interpretation etc. 

The 'Mathematical Aptitude' section contains questions based on the following. 

Syllabus Syllabus 
2-D Coordinate Geometry Function and Relation 
Basic Concepts of Probability Inequalities 
Basics of Calculus Logarithms 
Binomial Expansion Matrices and Determinants 
Complex Arithmetic Permutation and Combination 
Equations (up to degree 2) Progressions 

MA in Mass Communication

For admission into the MA Programme (Mass Communication), the entrance test contains questions based on the following topics. 

Syllabus Syllabus 
Aptitude (inferences from tables, graph, percentages, etc.) Logical, Quantitative and Analytical Abilities 
General Knowledge and Current Affairs Proficiency in the English Language 

PhD Programmes 

For admission into PhD Programmes, the entrance test will have three components, namely Test A, Test B and Test C. 

Test A contains questions based on the following 

  • General knowledge 
  • Knowledge of computer usages 
  • Language skills. 
  • Logical and analytical thinking 
  • Quantitative Ability 

Test B contains questions focusing on assessing the subject knowledge of the candidate in the discipline he/she has done Post-graduation. 

Test C is a research proposal and interview. 

BHU Preparation Tips

The details of BHU preparation tips are mentioned in the section given below.

  • Commence your preparation early so that you don't miss any topic.
  • Know the exam pattern and syllabus before beginning your preparation.
  • Solve previous years' exam papers and sample papers for good practice.
  • Note down all the essential topics studied during preparation.
  • Study for the exam from study materials recommended by professionals. These resources are made available both online and offline.

BHU Exam FAQs 

Q. I am an aspiring student in my final year of graduation level. Am I eligible to apply for PET? 

A. Yes, you may apply for the PET. 

Q. I am an applicant who is not able to download the test admit card. What should I do? 

A. If applicants are not able to download the admit card, they should contact the Office of the Controller of Examinations on the Help Desk Phone Number and email-id available online. 

Q. If I have marked an incorrect answer for a question, will I be able to edit it? 

A. According to the details mentioned in the exam pattern, the candidates can edit their answer by clicking on the question marks and marking the right answer. They will not lose any of their marking histories after doing that. 

Q. How can I prepare well for the BHU PET? 

A. The aspiring students must go through the syllabus and make a time-table for preparation. They can also solve several BHU PET sample papers to prepare for the exam. 


Best wishes to all the BHU-PET aspirants from the CollegeMarg Team!

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