About BHU PET 2020

Banaras Hindu University  will commmece BHU PET 2020 on April 26, May 10, May 22, May 23, May 24, May 26, May 27 and May 29. BHU Postgraduate Entrance Tests (PET) is conducted for admissions to various postgraduate courses like M.Sc, M.A, L.L.M, M.A Mass Communication, M.F.A, M.Com and M.C.A offered by the university. Candidates are allotted a seat based on their performance in the entrance examination. The courses under BHU PET are divided into categories such as ‘General’, ‘Professional’, ‘Special’ and ‘Vocational Courses’. Qualified candidates are invited for counselling based on their ranking in the entrance examination. BHU PET counselling 2020 will be held in online mode. Candidates who are allotted a seat during the online counselling need to report at their respective college and complete the document verification process to claim their admission. 

BHU PET 2020 Highlights

Full Exam Name Banaras Hindu University Post Graduate Entrance Test
Short Exam Name BHU PET
Conducting Body Banaras Hindu University
Frequency of Conduct Once a year
Exam Level University Level Exam
Mode of Application Online
Application Fee (General) 600 Rs [Offline] +1 More
Mode of Exam Online
Mode of Counselling Online
Participating Colleges 3
Exam Duration 2 Hours

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BHU PET 2020 Important Dates

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BHU PET (Session 2020)

Upcoming Dates and Events

30 Jan, 2020 - 29 Feb, 2020

Application | Mode: Online Ongoing

29 Apr, 2020

Answer Key - (For exams to be held on April 26) | Mode: Online

19 Apr, 2020 - 29 May, 2020 (Tentative)

Admit Card | Mode: Online

31 May, 2020

Answer Key - (For exams to be held between May 15 and May 28) | Mode: Online

16 Jun, 2020 (Tentative)

Result | Mode: Online

08 Jul, 2020 - 18 Jul, 2020 (Tentative)

Counselling | Mode: Online

BHU PET M.C.A. (Session 2020)

Upcoming Dates and Events

26 Apr, 2020

Exam | Mode: Online

BHU PET M.A. Economics (Session 2020)

Upcoming Dates and Events

22 May, 2020

Exam | Mode: Online

BHU PET M.Com (Session 2020)

Upcoming Dates and Events

24 May, 2020

Exam | Mode: Online

As per the eligibility criteria stated, candidates need to pass the Banaras Hindu University Postgraduate Entrance Test with minimum qualifying marks. General category and OBC candidates have to secure a minimum of 35% marks. Applicants falling under the reserved category (SC/ST) have to attain a 25% score in the exam. Candidates who are currently in the final year of qualifying examination are allowed to sit for the exam.

SC/ST candidates need not achieve a minimum percentage in the qualifying examination, they just have to pass the qualifying examination. In the case of the PWD and OBC category, candidates are provided with 5% marks relaxation in aggregate in the qualifying examination. While for some special courses, the admission will be granted depending upon merit in the entrance exam. Somehow if the applicants for a certain course are less than twice the number of seats, admission will be based upon merit in the qualifying examination and/or written/subjective test. This written/subjective test will be conducted by departments/faculty.

BHU PET M.A. Economics Eligibility Criteria

To appear for BHU PET 2020 Economics examination, candidates will have to meet the following eligibility criteria for Economics as prescribed by the authorities:

Qualifying Examination: Candidates must have passed B.A (Hons.)/B.A/B.Sc (Hons)/B.Sc under 10+2+3 pattern.

Qualifying Marks: Candidates must have, in an aggregate, a minimum of 50% marks including all subjects studied in the qualifying examination. However, excluding those subjects where only passing marks are required and which do not contribute to the total in the final (degree) marksheet.

Qualifying Subjects: Candidates must ensure that they have studied the subject in which admission is sought in all the three years at the undergraduate level.

BHU PET M.Com Eligibility Criteria

Given below is the eligibility criteria of BHU PET 2020 M.Com which candidates need to meet to appear in the entrance exam:

Qualifying Exam: Candidates must have passed B.Com (Hons.)/ B.Com./B.Com.(Hons.)-FMM under (10+2+3) pattern 

Qualifying Marks: Candidates must have a minimum of 50% marks in aggregate in the last qualifying examination.

BHU PET L.L.M Eligibility Criteria

Candidates appearing for BHU PET 2020 LLM will have to meet the given below eligibility criteria. 

Qualifying Examination: Candidates must have passed 3-Year LL.B. after Graduation under at least 10+2+3 pattern. Candidate who has passed five years LL.B. under 10+2+5 pattern  is also eligible for the entrance exam.

Qualifying Marks: Candidates must have secured a minimum of 50% marks in aggregate in their qualifying examination.

BHU PET M.A. Mass Communication Eligibility Criteria

To appear in BHU PET 2020 Mass Communication entrance test, candidates need to meet the given below eligibility criteria. The mentioned below eligibility criteria of BHU PET 2020 Mass Communication is prescribed by the authorities. 

Qualifying Examination: Candidates appearing for the entrance exam must have graduate degree in any discipline in 10+2+3 pattern. 

Qualifying Marks:  Candidates must have secured a minimum of 50% marks in aggregate in the last qualifying examination. 

BHU PET M.C.A. Eligibility Criteria

Mentioned below is the prescribed eligibility criteria of BHU PET MCA 2020 which candidates will have to meet to appear for the entrance exam. 

Qualifying Examination: Candidates must have Bachelor’s Degree under at least 10+2+3 pattern in any discipline. 

Qualifying Marks: Candidates must have scored a minimum of 50% marks in the aggregate in qualifying examination. 

Compulsory Subject: Candidates must have Mathematics as one of the compulsory subjects at either Intermediate or graduation level or equivalent examination. 

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Mode of Application : Online

Mode of Payment : Net Banking | Credit Card | Debit Card | Other

Banaras Hindu University has released the application form of BHU PET 2020 on January 30, 2020. Candidates can access the application form from the official website of BHU. To appear for BHU PET 2020, candidates to fill and submit the application form before the last date of submission.  Along with the application form, candidates are required to pay the application fee of BHU PET 2020. For the reference of candidates, below are the steps to be followed while filling the application form of BHU PET 2020.

How to fill BHU PET Application Form 2020

Step 1- Get Register- Candidates need to visit the application form link and register by selecting the course they like to apply for. Once that is done, candidates are required to enter details like email-ID, password (6 alphanumeric characters), date of birth, gender, parent’s name, address and mobile number. 

Step 2 - Registration Validation – Once all the above-mentioned details are submitted, candidates can see the confirmation message on their screen. Also, they will receive the confirmation message at their registered email address and mobile number along with the validation code. Candidates need to click on this activation link and continue filling the application form. 

Step 3 -Application Form Status- Fill the application form by entering all the requisite details like personal, academic information, Aadhaar details. 

Step 4 -Upload Scanned Images- After filling the application form, upload the scanned images of photograph and signature in the prescribed format and dimensions. 

Step 5 – Select Test Centre- Candidates are required to enter the exam centres in order of their preference. A maximum of five exam centres can be selected while filling the application form.  

Step 6 -Submission of Application Form-  Review and check all the details mentioned in the application form and submit it.

Step 7 – Application Fee Payment- Finally, candidates have to pay the requisite application fee either in online or offline mode. In case any candidate opts for offline mode, he/ she needs to take a printout of the Challan from the entrance test portal. The challan carries details of the candidate, Banaras Hindu University bank account details in which fee is deposited and the exact amount to be deposited. Vist the nearby HDFC Bank and deposit the fees. 

BHU PET 2020 Application Fee                                                                                                   

Category        Course        Amount (Rs)        
General        All courses (LLM, M.Com, Mass Communication, MCA, MA in             Economics)        600        
SC/ST/PwD        300        

If the candidates wish to apply for more than one course, the following application fees will be charged for each subsequent application (after first application).

Category        Course        Amount (Rs)        
General        All courses (LLM, M.Com, M.A Mass Communication, MCA, MA in Economics)        400        
SC/ST/PwD        200        

Mode of Payment: Candidates can pay the application fees in the below given mode:

Online Payment: Credit/debit card, net banking can be used for online payment. 

Offline Payment: The application fees can be also paid in Cash through “Challan” in any branch of HDFC Bank. 

Step 8- Take a Printout of Filled in Application- Once they have submitted the application form and fees, take a printout of application form of BHU PET 2020 for future reference. 

Note: Candidates do not need to send the application form or any other documents to the university.

Application Fees

Category Quota Mode Gender Amount
OBC, General Online, Offline Female, Male ₹ 600
ST, SC PWD Online, Offline Female, Male ₹ 300

BHU PET 2020 Syllabus

BHU PET L.L.M Syllabus


Constitutional law

Law of contracts

Law of torts

Law of crimes

Environmental law

Public international law

Indian evidence Act

Hindu law

Muslim law

BHU PET M.A. Mass Communication Syllabus

Verbal ability (knowledge of language) and reading comprehension

Data interpretation and logical reasoning

Quantitative ability

General knowledge and current affairs

The exam pattern of BHU PET 2020 states the mode of exam, question paper structure, type and number of questions, duration, important topics, and so on of BHU PET. Candidates who are seeking admissions into M.A., M.Com., M.Sc. courses offered by BHU must go through the below mentioned BHU PET exam pattern 2020 to get an idea of the question paper. As per BHU PET 2020 exam pattern, the exam will be MCQ based and will be conducted in online mode. Since the exam pattern of BHU PET 2020 specifies that there will be negative marking, candidates are advised to be careful while answering the questions. BHU will conduct separate exams for different courses, however, there will be a common test for some subjects.

BHU PET M.A. Economics Exam Pattern

The MA Economics question paper of BHU PET 2020 will be held both in Hindi and English. Candidates appearing for the entrance test can check the BHU PET 2020 exam pattern for MA Economics below:

Duration-  Two hours

Total Number of Question- 120

Total Marks- 360 

Mode of Examination- Online

Marking Scheme- Three marks will be awarded to every correct answer and one mark will be deducted for each incorrect response. 

BHU PET M.Com Exam Pattern

Candidates appearing for BHU PET 2020 for M.Com course can refer to the mentioned below exam pattern. The exam pattern of BHU M.Com 2020 examination will help candidates to prepare for the entrance test in more better way.

BHU PET 2020 Exam Pattern for M.Com 

  • Mode of Exam- Online
  • Duration- Two hours
  • Language- English/Hindi
  • Total Marks-  360 marks
  • Type of questions- Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) 
  • Number of questions- 120
  • Sections Questions Paper will Have- Two 
  • Segregation of Questions and Marks- There will be 60 MCQs of 180 marks in each section. Both section A and B are compulsory to attempt.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
Sections        Number of questions        Topics        
Section A        

30 MCQs

Graduation level from Accounting

06 MCQs

Income Tax

24 MCQs

Business Finance

Section B


24 MCQs

Graduation level and will comprise of Business Organization and Management

12 MCQs             


Business Law including Company Law

12 MCQs 

Monetary theory and Banking

6 MCQs

Business Economics

6 MCQs


BHU PET L.L.M Exam Pattern

For LLM course, BHU PET 2020 will have one question paper which will carry 120 multiple choice questions on Constitutional Law, Jurisprudence, Law of Crimes, Law of Torts,  Law of Contracts, Public International Law, Environmental Law, Hindu Law Indian Evidence Act and Muslim Law.

Candidate will be given two hours to complete the entrance test which will be of 360 marks in total.

The entrance examination will held both in English and Hindi. 

BHU PET M.A. Mass Communication Exam Pattern

Aspirants  for BHU PET Mass Communication 2020 must be aware about the exam pattern of the entrance test. For the reference of candidates mentioned below is the exam pattern of BHU Mass Communication 2020:

BHU Mass Communication 2020 Exam Pattern                                                  



Mode of Examination




Total marks

360 marks

Duration of exam

Two hours

Total Questions


Marking scheme

Three marks will be awarded to every correct answer while One will be deducted for each incorrect response. 

BHU PET M.C.A. Exam Pattern

For MCA course offered by the University, BHU PET 2020 will have one paper for the duration of 2 hours in online mode. Candidates who will be appearing for the entrance test, can check the detailed exam pattern of BHU MCA 2020 below:

Exam Pattern of BHU PET 2020 for MCA 

  • Language- English
  • Total Marks: 360 marks 
  • Type of questions- Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)
  • Total Number of Questions- 120
  • Number of Sections- There will be two sections-  Mathematical Aptitude (nearly 80 questions), and Analytical and Logical Reasoning (around 40 questions).

Candidates who will successfully submit the application form will be issued the BHU PET 2020 admit card on their registered email ID. To download admit card, candidates need to log-in using their user id generated at the time of filling the application form. In case candidates are not able to download the admit card, they are advised to immediately contact the exam conducting authorities three days before the commencement of the entrance test,.  

The admit card carries details like name of the candidate, exam centre address, course applied for, gender etc. Therefore, candidates are advised to check on the details furnished on BHU PET admit card carefully, before downloading it. If a candidate finds any discrepancy, they are advised to contact the Office of the Controller of Examinations immediately. 

Candidates are advised to the admit card of BHU PET admit card after downloading and affix a passport size photograph in the space provided on the printout of the admit card under self-attestation. The admit card of BHU PET 2020 is an important document. Without the admit card, candidates will not be allowed to appear in the entrance test. 

BHU PET M.A. Mass Communication Admit Card

Banaras Hindu University will release the admit card of BHU PET Mass Communication 2020 on May 19 in online mode. BHU PET Mass Communication admit card 2020 will be available at the official website of BHU.  To download the admit card, candidates need to enter the  necessary login credentials . Candidates must check all the necessary details that are mentioned in BHU Mass Communication 2020 admit card. If the candidates feel that there is any incorrect information on the admit card, then in that case, they must bring it to the notice of Controller of Examinations at the earliest and get it fixed. 

BHU PET 2020 Exam Centers

State City
Uttar Pradesh Varanasi
West Bengal Kolkata
Delhi New Delhi
Telangana Hyderabad
Tamil Nadu Chennai
Madhya Pradesh Bhopal
Gujarat Vadodara
Assam Guwahati
Nagaland Dimapur
Kerala Kochi
Rajasthan Jaipur
Odisha Bhubaneshwar
Jharkhand Ranchi
Chhattisgarh Raipur
Bihar Patna

Documents Required at Exam

  • Aadhaar card
  • BHU PET 2020 admit card
  • Passport
  • Ration card
  • Any other valid government ID proof

After the commencement of BHU PET 2020, the authorities release the provisional answer key for all the question sets in online mode. The provisional answer key of BHU PET will be released on April 29 and May 31. The answer key carries the correct responses of the questions asked during the entrance test. Matching the responses with answer key will help candidates to estimate their expected scores before the result is declared. In case, candidates finds any discrepancy in the answer key, they can raise the objections against it along with the documented proof. Candidates who want to raise any objection need to mention their name, course, roll number, course code, serial number of questions, question booklet no. along with their key(s). 

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Banaras Hindu University will declare the result of BHU PET 2020 in the third week of June 2020. To check the result, candidates are required to enter their roll number and date of birth. The result carries details like marks obtained in the entrance test, qualifying status etc. Along with result, candidates will be mailed overall merit and merit within the category at their registered email address. Not only this, SMS will be sent on their registered mobile number.   

Inter-Se Ranking

In case where one or more candidates get equal marks, the mentioned below will be followed for inter-se ranking:

1. Candidates with higher aggregate percentage of marks at the Qualifying Examination will be given preference while preparing merit list. 

Note: In case of MA in Mass Communication, the inter-se-ranking will be decided based on the percentage of marks in aggregate at graduation level.

2. If aggregate percentages of the marks at the Qualifying Examination is also equal, the preference will be given to a candidate who has higher marks in the concerned subject (wherever applicable). 

3. If candidates still have equal marks then, candidate elder in age will be given preference.

BHU PET M.A. Mass Communication Result

Banaras Hindu University will release the result of BHU PET Mass Communication 2020 in the third week of June in online mode. Authorities will separately announce the result or masters in mass communication and masters in corporate communication management. BHU PET Mass Communication Result 2020 will be available at the official website of BHU. Candidates will be able to download BHU PET Mass Communication 2020 Result by using their login credentials. 

How to download BHU PET Mass Communication Result 2020?

Candidates can check the steps that are given below to check the result of BHU PET Mass Communication 2020.

Step 1: Visit the official website of BHU PET Mass Communication 2020 i.e., http://bhuonline.in

Step 2: Enter the login credentials i.e., roll number and DOB.

Step 3: Click on the ‘ Submit’ button.

Step 4: BHU PET Mass Communication result will be displayed on the screen

Step 5: Candidates can download the list and take a print out for future use.

BHU PET 2020 cut off mentions the minimum rank that candidates must score in the entrance test to qualify the exam and be eligible for admissions into the university for PG courses. Candidates shortlisted on the basis of scores obtained in BHU PET 2020 and their meeting the cut-offs will be sent call letters for counselling.

Qualifying Marks Trend

Year Category Cutoff
2019 General 126
SC 90
ST 90

Mode of Counselling: Online

Banaras Hindu University will conduct the counselling of BHU PET 2020 from the second week of July 2020, tentatively. The authorities will conduct BHU PET counselling 2020 procedure for admissions to various courses in online mode. However, all the eligible candidates will be issued counselling call letter before the counselling commences. Candidates will be required to download counselling letter and take a print out of it, before the process commences. Mentioned below are the steps that will be involved in BHU PET counselling 2020 process:

Steps Involved in BHU PET 2020 Counselling

Step1- Online Entry of Preferences/Choices- Candidates need to log-in to their portal and fill the course choice, location preference and type of seats they want. While allotting the seats, these entries will be taken into consideration.  

Step 2- Report to Counselling Venue For Verification- Candidates will have to report at the counselling venue on the scheduled date and time mentioned on their counselling call letter. Along with the counselling call letter, candidates will be required to carry all the requisite documents to the venue. On reaching the venue, candidates will have to verify the documents. Further, they will be allotted seats based on their option entry and merit. 

Step 3- Payment of Academic Fees- Once the candidate is allotted seat, they will be issued provisional seat allotment letter. To confirm their seat, candidates will have to pay the requisite academic fees either through credit/debit card, payment gateway available at the venue or through cash directly. 

Step 4- Submission of Payment Proof- On the next day of BHU PET counselling, candidates will have to submit the receipt of payment proof either at the counselling venue or at the centre in charge. In case the candidate has made the online payment, they will not be required to do so. If candidates fail to submit proof of payment by the next day of seat allotment, their admission will be cancelled. 

Subsequent rounds of BHU PET 2020 counselling will be held till the vacant seats are filled.

Seat Intake and Course Code                                                                            

Course Code



Seat Intake


MCA (Master of Computer Applications) 

Department of Computer Sciences     


Rajiv Gandhi South Campus



M.A. in Mass CommunicationDepartment of Journalism & Mass     Communication 



M.A. in Economics

Department of Economics77
VCW – Rajghat30
VKM – Kamachha


DAV P.G. College


Arya Mahila P.G. College


470Master of Commerce (M.Com)Department of Commerce154
DAV PG College30
475       LL.MDepartment of Law28      

Documents Required at Counselling

  • BHU PET 2020 admit card
  • SC/ST/OBC certificate (if applicable)
  • Transfer certificate
  • Mark sheet of the qualifying examination
  • Mark sheets of high school/equivalent & intermediate (+2)/equivalent
  • Intermediate (+2) certificate/equivalent certificate
  • High school certificate/equivalent certificate.
  • Migration certificate (if passed from a university other than BHU)
  • Sports certificate(s) (for sportsperson)
  • Certificate of being the son/daughter of a permanent in-service employee/retired/re-employed/ deceased employee of BHU

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from where do I get BHU PET sample papers2019 for mba ??

Devraj choudhary Student Expert 20th Feb, 2020


Use this link to download the question papers of different disciplines https://university.careers360.com/articles/bhu-pet-sample-papers

Hope it helps

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I want to prepare for BHU PET MSc statistics. So What are important topics and last year solved question paper

Harshita Sharan Srivastava Student Expert 17th Feb, 2020

Hello Aspirant,

There are 120 questions for 360 marks in BHU PET MSC Stats entrance exam. Scoring 190+ will be enough to get admission.

The syllabus for entrance exam is as under:-

  • Probability
  • Distribution
  • Types of Data
  • Sampling
  • Sample surveys
  • Linear Programming
  • Intro to computers
  • Demographic Methods
  • Time Series Analysis

You can visit the following link to download previous year paper:


All the best


LLB entrance examination. How to fill up form ? Examination Dates .

Shubhangi sinha 16th Feb, 2020

Hello Sweta,

Banaras Hindu University (BHU) has released BHU LLB application form 2020 on January 30; last date for application submission is February 29. The university will conduct the BHU LLB 2020 exam on May 19 (3 AM - 5:30 AM) for admission to its 3-year LLB program; the seat intake for the program is 230. The exam will be conducted in both pen-paper (OMR based) and Computer Based Test (CBT) modes.

The admit card of BHU LLB for successfully registered candidates will be issued around the 1st week of May. The entrance exam will be of 2-hour duration and will be MCQ type. Results of the exam will be declared tentatively in 3rd week of June, which will be followed by counselling for shortlisted candidates.

The application filling process includes steps like registration, filling of relevant section and selection of course, and uploading of documents.

You can check the procedure for filling the application form in the link given below-


Good luck,

Hope it helps :)


What is the marks criteria for selection of 12th Commmerce Student in BHU for B.com(hons.)

Leon George 14th Feb, 2020

Hello Jyotsna,

In order to get admission in BHU for B.Com(Hons), the eligibility criteria is you need to have 50% marks in your 12th.

The selection to BHU for B.Com(Hons) is based on rank obtained in Banaras Hindu University undergraduate entrance test, further selection process is based on counselling.

I hope it helps

Thank you


B.H.U M.A. hindi entrance exam ke tayari kun se book se karne ....ki exam clear ho jaye

Manisha Gupta Expert 11th Feb, 2020

Hello Aspirant,

There is no any particular book to prepare the exam. You can prefer the Graduation level subjects to prepare the exam. You can also practice with the previous year to go through with the given below link.


Good Luck!

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