BHU Admission 2021: Application Form, Exam Date, Eligibility Criteria

BHU AdmissionOnline applications are invited from interested and eligible candidates to apply for various undergraduate, postgraduate and research courses offered by the Banaras Hindu University. Selection of the candidates for admission will be done on the basis of entrance tests conducted by the university. Candidates who submit their applications in time will be able to download their admit card and appear for the exam. This article provides complete details related to the BHU Admission 2021 such as eligibility criteria, important dates, application process, etc.

Courses Offered

A list of courses offered at the Banaras Hindu University is provided below:

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Undergraduate courses:

  • BA (Hons) Arts/ Social Sciences
  • B.Sc (Hons) Mathematics/ Biology Group
  • B.Com (Hons)/ B.Com (Hons) Financial Market Management
  • B.Sc (Ag)/ B.Sc (Ag) RGSC
  • Bachelor of Veterinary Science & Animal Husbandry
  • BA LLB (Hons)
  • LLB
  • B.P.Ed
  • BPA Instrumental (Sitar/ Flute/ Violin/ Tabla)/ Dance (Kathak, Bharat Natyam) Vocal
  • B.Ed Special Education- V.I. & H.I. (Languages/ Science/ Mathematics/ Social Sciences/ Humanities)
  • BFA
  • Shastri (Hons.)
  • B.Voc in Retail & Logistics Management/ Hospitality & Tourism Management/ Fashion Designing & Event Management/ Modern Office Management/ Food Processing & Management / Medical Lab Technology
  • B.Ed in Languages (Hindi, English, Sanskrit)/ Science (Botany, Zoology, Chemistry, Physics, Home Science, Computer Science)/ Mathematics (Mathematics, Statistics, Computer Science)/ History (AIHC & Arch)/ Geography/ Economics/ Political Science (Civics)/ Commerce/ Home Science/ Education

Postgraduate courses:

  • MA in Political Science/ Sociology/ Social Work/ Arabic/ English/ French/ German/ Nepali/ Persian/ Bengali/ Anthropology/ Social Exclusion and Inclusive Policy/ Hindi/ Marathi/ Telugu/ Urdu/ Pali/ Sanskrit/ Linguistics/ A.I.H.C. & Arch./ History of Art/ Indian Philosophy & Religion/ Philosophy/ Mass Communication/ Museology/ Prayojanmulak Hindi (Patrakarita)/ Manuscriptology & Paleography/ History/ Master of Tourism and Travel Management/ Integrated Rural Development & Management/ Economics/ Public Administration/ Conflict Management and Development/ Energy Economics/ Heritage Management/ Education (For Females only)
  • M.Sc in Physics/ Chemistry/ Zoology/ Botany/ Mathematics & Computing/ Food Technology/ Plant Biotechnology/ Health Statistics/ Computer Science/ Biochemistry/ Applied Microbiology/ Computational Science & Applications/ Forensic Science/ Statistics & Computing/ Geology/ (Ag.) Agroforestry/ Dairy Technology/ M.Sc (Tech.) Geophysics/ Environmental Sciences (Environmental Technology)/ Bioinformatics (for Females only)
  • M.Sc (Ag.)/ M.Sc (Ag) in Agricultural Economics/ Agronomy Department of Agronomy/ Entomology & Agricultural Zoology/ Extension Education/ Department of Extension Education/ Genetics & Plant Breeding Department of Genetics & Plant Breeding/ Horticulture Department of Horticulture/ Mycology & Plant Pathology/ Plant Physiology Department of Plant Physiology/ Soil Science & Agricultural Chemistry/ Soil & Water Conservation
  • ACHARYA in Shukla Yajurveda/ Krishna Yajurveda/ Samveda/ Rigveda/ Vyakarana/ Sahitya/ Jyotish Ganit/ Jyotish Falit/ Dharmagama/ Dharmashastra/ Jain Darshan/ Vedanta/ Puranetihas/ Sankhyayoga/ Prachin Nyaya/ Nyaya Vaisheshika/ Mimansa/ Baudha Darshan
  • MBA in Agribusiness/ Risk & Insurance/ Financial Management/ Foreign Trade
  • M.Ed/ M.Ed-Special Education (V.I.)
  • MFA in Painting/ Applied Arts/ Plastic Arts/ Pottery & Ceramics/ Textile Design
  • MPA in Vocal/ Instrumental (Sitar, Violin, Flute, Tabla)/ Dance (Kathak/ Bharat Natyam)/ Musicology
  • M.Tech in Food Technology/ Agricultural Engineering (Soil and Water Conservation Engineering)/ Dairy Technology
  • M.Voc in Retail & Logistics Management/ Food Processing & Management/ Hospitality & Tourism Management/ Medical Laboratory Technology
  • M.Lib & Inf. Sc.
  • M.P.Ed
  • Master of Personnel Management and Industrial relations
  • M.Com
  • MCA
  • LLM (1-year)/ LLM/ LLM in Human Rights & Duties Education
  • MA/ M.Sc in Mathematics/ Home Science/ Statistics/ Psychology/ Geography

BHU Admission Important Dates 2021

The tentative dates related to BHU Admission 2021 are provided in the table below:

EventsTentative Dates
Online application form release dateFebruary 2021, 2nd weekFebruary 2021, 2nd weekAugust 2021, 2nd week
Last date for submitting the application formMarch 2021, 2nd weekMarch 2021, 2nd weekAugust 2021, last week
Issue of e-admit cardMay 2021, 1st weekMay 2021, 1st weekSept. 2021, 4th week
Date of entrance examMay 2021, 2nd weekMay 2021, 2nd weekSept. 2021, last week
Result announcementJune 2021, 2nd weekJune 2021, 4th weekNovember 2021, 2nd week


BHU Admission 2021 Eligibility Criteria

The course-wise eligibility criteria that should be fulfilled by the candidates applying for BHU Admission 2021 are give below:

For undergraduate courses:

  • BA (Hons) Economics: A pass in class 12th exam securing a minimum of 50% marks in aggregate and Mathematics as a subject at High School Examinations is required. Age of the candidates should not be more than 22 years on 1st July 2021.
  • B.Sc (Hons) Bio Group: Candidates should have cleared their class 12th exam with at least 50% marks in aggregate of Physics, Chemistry and Biology/ Geology/ Geography. Individual pass in each of the concerned three subjects is mandatory. Age of the candidates should not be more than 22 years on 1st July 2021.
  • B.Ed: Applicants with at least 50% marks either in bachelor’s degree and/ or in master’s degree in Sciences/ Social Sciences/ Humanities/ Commerce or B.Tech with specialization in Science and Mathematics with 55% marks are eligible.
  • BFA: Those who have passed their class 12th exam with not less than 50% marks in aggregate can apply. Age of the candidates should not be more than 22 years on 1st July 2021.
  • LLB (Hons): A BA/ B.Sc/ B.Com/ Shastri degree securing a minimum of 50% marks (45% for OBC and 40% for SC/ ST applicants) in aggregate of all subjects except those which do not contribute to the total in the final mark sheet is required.

For postgraduate courses:

  • ACHARYA in Vedas, Vyakaran, Sahitya, Jyotish, Dharmashastra, Mimansa, Vedanta, Nyayavaisesika, Prachin Nyaya: A Shastri (Hons)/ Shastri degree in the concerned subject (studied in all the three years) securing a minimum of 50% marks in aggregate of all subjects except those which do not contribute to the total in the final mark sheet is required.
  • M.A. in Linguistics: Those with any graduate degree with at least 50% marks in aggregate of all subjects except those which do not contribute to the total in the final mark sheet are eligible. Candidates with postgraduate degree in any Language-Literature, Philosophy, Anthropology, Psychology, Sociology, Computer Science or Forensic Science with a minimum of 50% marks in aggregate are also eligible.
  • M.Sc Geology: Candidates should hold B.Sc (Hons)/ B.Sc degree scoring not less than 50% marks in aggregate in Science subjects in all the three years of B.Sc. Geology must be honors subject at B.Sc (Hons) level or a subject studied in all the three years of B.Sc.
  • M.Ed: The applicants with at least 50% marks in B.Ed/ B.A. B.Ed/ B.Sc. B.Ed/ B.El.Ed/ D.El.Ed with an undergraduate/ postgraduate degree (with 50% marks in each) are eligible.
  • M.Lib & I.Sc: Graduate degree with a minimum of 50% marks in aggregate of all subjects except those which do not contribute to the total in the final mark sheet is required.
  • LLM: Candidates with 3-year/ 5-year LLB degree securing a minimum of 50% marks in can apply.

BHU Application Form 2021

The application form for BHU Admission 2021 will be released on the official website of the university Candidates who fulfill the eligibility requirements can fill and submit their application through online mode.

  • The candidates need to provide their basic personal details such as name, date of birth, gender, category, etc into the application form.
  • Academic details related to the qualifying exam like passing year, marks secured, name of college/ university, etc will also be asked into the application form.
  • Photograph and signature of the candidates in scanned format should be uploaded into the form as well.
  • After all the details are entered into the application form, the candidates can submit it before the last prescribed date.
  • A printout of the duly filled application form should be taken and kept safe by the candidates for future reference.

Application fee:

Payment of the application fee can be done online using net banking/ credit card/ debit card or offline using HDFC bank challan. Course-wise application fee structure for BHU entrance exams are given below.

CoursesApplication fee
SC/ ST/ PWD candidatesOthers
All courses except Shastri Hons.Rs. 300/-Rs. 600/-
Shastri Hons.Rs. 200/-Rs. 400/-
For each additional courseRs. 200/-Rs. 400/-


BHU 2021 Exam Pattern

Check out the basic exam pattern overview for BHU entrance exam 2021:

For UETFor PETFor RET (Test A)
Exam durationDepends on course2 hours2 hours
Mode of examOnline & offline bothOnline——–
Medium of examEnglish or Hindi——–——–
No. of questionsDepends on course120100
Type of questionsObjective typeObjective typeObjective type
Total marksDepends on course360300
Marking scheme3 marks will be given for each right answer3 marks will be given for each right answer3 marks will be given for each right answer
Negative marking1 mark will be deducted for each wrong answer1 mark will be deducted for each wrong answer1 mark will be deducted for each wrong answer


BHU Admission 2021 Admit Card

  • The admit card of the candidates will be released online around one week before the exam date.
  • Candidates will be able to download their admit card from the official website of the university.
  • Intimation regarding the availability of admit card will also be sent on the registered email address and phone number.
  • If case of difficulty in downloading the admit card 3 days before the exam, candidates should contact the Office of the Controller of Examinations, BHU via email or helpline number.
  • The candidates should note that no admit card will be sent to them through post, courier, fax, etc.

BHU Admission Result 2021

  • Result of the entrance exams conducted by the Banaras Hindu University will be released by the authorities as per the given schedule.
  • Candidates will be able to check the result online by visiting the BHU online portal and using their roll number.
  • A merit list of the qualified candidates will be drawn on the basis of marks obtained by them in the entrance exams.
  • Further process of counseling and admission will be carried as per the names of the candidates in the merit list.

BHU Admission 2021 FAQs

How will I know what exam center is allotted to me?

Important details related to the entrance exam such as center, date and time will be mentioned on the admit card.

Can I apply for multiple programs in BHU?

If you fulfill the eligibility for the programs, you can apply for any number of degree programs in BHU.

What if I forget to carry my admit card to the exam center?

In the absence of the admit card, the candidates will not be allowed to appear for the exam.

Is it possible to fill the BHU application form offline?

No. The BHU admission application form will only be released through online mode.

Do I need to send any document to the university at the time of application?

No. The candidates should not send hard copy of any document to the university at the time of application.

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