About BHU PET 2020

Banaras Hindu University  will commmece BHU PET 2020 in the third or fourth week of May 2020. 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. 

Exam level: University Level Exam
Frequency: Once a year
Conducting Body: Banaras Hindu University
Duration 2 Hours

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BHU PET 2020 Important Dates

Upcoming Dates and Events

10 Feb, 2020 - 16 Mar, 2020 (Tentative)

Application | Mode: Online

06 May, 2020 (Tentative)

Admit Card | Mode: Online

14 May, 2020 - 24 May, 2020 (Tentative)

Exam | Mode: Online

05 Jun, 2020 (Tentative)

Answer Key - Provisional | Mode: Online

16 Jun, 2020 (Tentative)

Result | Mode: Online

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

Counselling | Mode: Online


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Candidates can check below the eligibility criteria of BHU PET 2020  -

For SC/ST category candidates- There is no requirement of minimum percentage of marks in aggregate in the qualifying examinations. However, candidates must have passed the qualifying examination and appeared BHU PET 2020. 

For OBC and PwD candidates- There will be a relaxation of 5% marks in aggregate in the qualifying examination.

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 will release application form of BHU PET 2020 in the second week of February 2020. Candidates will beable to 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 informations, 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)        300        
SC/ST/PwD        150        

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 Male, Female ₹ 600
ST, SC PWD Online, Offline Male, Female ₹ 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 made available the admit card of BHU PET 2020 for Master in corporate communication management in the second week of May 2020. 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 in the first week of June, 2020. 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 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. 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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what is the cutoff of bhu pet mca

Manidipa Kundu Student Expert 6th Dec, 2019


see cutoff marks depends on various factors like questions difficulty level, number of participants, seat matrix etc. it changes year to year.

according to previous years rules, it is 250+ for general category, 200+ for obc category, however it liable to change in every year.


msc biotechnology PET Sllybus in BHU

The following are the sections for the exam:
Aptitude, English Comprehension, Numerical and Quantitative Reasoning, General Knowledge, Current Affairs, Language Proficiency, Analytical Abilities, Mathematical Aptitude.
It will be an offline exam. 120 questions carrying 3 marks each. So 360 marks in total. All the questions are multiple choice questions.
You can take it either in English or Hindi.
Hope it helped.
All the best .

how to get admission in mba 2020 in banaras hindu university

Malini S N 30th Nov, 2019


You must write the CAT exam to get an admission in BHU for MBA programme.Merit list of qualified candidates on the basis of CAT scores will be uploaded by BHU.50% weightage will be given to the CAT Score while calculating the merit for admission to the MBA program, 20% weightage for academic records and Group Discussion and Interview Score will be given 30% weightage.

Link to submit the application of the programme is given below http://bhuonline.in/

All the best!!


what is the approximate cutoff in BHU PET statistics subject?

Shivam bhardwaj Student Expert 24th Nov, 2019

Hello Prachi,

Hope you are doing well.

Cutoff for BHU PET Statistics are as follows

BHU PET Expected Cut Off 2020 - M.Sc Zoology

Category Cut Off
BHU General 65-79
BHU SC 16-28
BHU ST 2-8
BHU OBC 28-38

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material required for cllear bhu pet exam

Manisha Gupta Expert 15th Nov, 2019

Hello Aspirant,

There is no any particular books for the exam preparation. In order to prepare for the Exam you can prefer the Graduation level of concerned subjects under the programme. You can also prefer the previous year papers to know the level of the question with the given below link.


Which programme you are planning to apply for BHU PET?

Good Luck!

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