BHU FMS 2021: Application Form, Eligibility Criteria


BHU FMS 2021 Admission is based on CAT 2021 percentile. Prior to filing the application form, candidates will have to check its eligibility criteria. Shortlisted candidates will have to appear for further selection rounds i.e. Group Discussion (GD) and Personal Interview (PI) round. IM BHU offers a two-year postgraduate programme in Masters of Business Administration (MBA) and Masters of Business Administration in International Business (MBA-IB). Read the full article by to know all the details pertaining to FMS BHU admission 2021 such as important dates, eligibility criteria, selection process and so forth.

BHU MBA / MBA-IB Admission 2021 Schedule


Candidates Need to appear for BHU PET for which the registration will start soon. Candidates need to separately apply to the Institute for which important Dates are –

Events Dates
Availability of Application Form October 2021
Last Date for Receipt of Completely Filled Application Form January 2022
Counselling Date February 2022

BHU FMS 2021 Application Form

Online application submission has been started The steps to fill the application form for Banaras Hindu University FMS is given below:

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  • Admission to BHU for MBA and MBA-IB is an online process.
  • For registration, Candidates need to have a valid phone no. and e-mail ID, ideally the one they have used for CAT registration.
  • Candidates need to apply through the University Admission Portal online (

Application Fees:

For General category, the Application fee is Rs 2000/-; and for SC/ST the Application fee is Rs 1000/- which is payable online.

BHU FMS 2021 Eligibility Criteria

The admission criteria for Faculty of Management Studies, Banaras Hindu University or Institute of Management Studies, Banaras Hindu University is given below:

  • Candidates must have completed their Bachelors are eligible to apply.
  • Candidates must have a Degree in Medicine, Education, Technology, Agriculture or a Post Graduate Degree with a minimum of 50% marks in any discipline from an Institution Recognised by AIU/AICTE are eligible to apply.
  • For SC/ST candidates minimum 45% marks are required.


  • There will be reservation for – OBC 27% ; SC 15 % ; ST 7.5 %
  • 15% of the intake are Paid Seats
  • 15% of the intake is for Foreign Nationals

BHU FMS 2021 Admission Process

  • Interested candidates for admission in MBA and MBA-IB programmes for the session 2020-2022 are needed to appear in CAT 2021
  • Candidates also need to separately apply to the Institute for admission.
  • CAT score is used by the Institute for short-listing candidates for the MBA and MBA-IB programmes.

Admissions to MBA and MBA (IB) Programmes

Particulars Details
Admission Basis The combined merit of Written Test (CAT) and BHU FMS GDPI.

CAT conducted by IIM: 50% weightage; Academic records: 20% weightage, Group discussion and Interview (conducted by FMS, BHU)- 30% weightage.

Reservations 27% OBC; 15 % SC; 7.5 % ST; 3% PC – Horizontal reservation
Admission under Paid Seat Scheme(Supernumerary) Separate merit list of candidates opted for Admission under Paid Seat Scheme
Admission of Foreign Nationals (Supernumerary) 15% of the intake. Admission is based on the valid GMAT & TOEFL Score for the corresponding year of Admission
Number of Seats MBA 46 Seats & MBA (IB) 46 Seats

Admission to MBA (AB) Programme

Particulars Details
Admission Basis Written Test conducted by Banaras Hindu University and Group Discussion and Interview conducted by FMS, BHU.
Reservations 27% OBC; 15 % SC; 7.5 % ST; 3% PC – Horizontal reservation
Admission of Foreign Nationals (Supernumerary) 15% of the intake.

Admission to PGDBA Programme

  • Candidates Must have Graduate Degree from a recognized Indian University or an Equivalent degree from Foreign University.
  • The candidate must have at least three years experience either (a) at a supervisory level in a business organization or is running own business, OR (b) in-service BHU Teachers / Officers.
Admission to PGDBA is made based on The combined merit of Group Discussion and Interview of eligible candidates to be conducted at FMS, BHU.
Reservations 27% OBC; 15 % SC; 7.5 % ST; 3% PC – Horizontal reservation

BHU FMS 2021Counselling

According to the candidate’s combined merit in CAT 2021, Academic Performance, Group Discussion, and Interview, he will be called for counselling for provisional admission. Candidates won’t be considered for admission by a bare appearance in the CAT, Group Discussion and Interview as a candidate also needs to fulfil the eligibility criteria. Before filling the application form for both CAT and BHU, students are advised to make themselves clear about their eligibility.

In case more than one candidate scores equal rank, then the following rules by the University will be applicable:

  • Candidate with higher marks in the qualifying examination will be given preference.
  • If the marks in the qualifying exam are also equal then the candidate who is born first i.e. elder in age will be given preference.

Candidates called for counselling for provisional admission need to carry all the original documents like Marksheets, Certificates, Migration, Transfer certificate, Caste certificate. If the candidate is offered provisional admission then all his/her original documents will be detained by the Institute which will be returned after the admission process is fully completed.

BHU FMS 2021 Group Discussion and Personal Interview

Those candidates who are shortlisted based on their total percentile score in CAT 2021 need to appear for group discussion and interview at the Faculty of Management Studies, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi.

Admission to these programmes will be done based on the combined merit of the candidate in CAT, Academic records, Group discussion, and Interview. Weight of the following are as follows-

  • CAT – 50%
  • Academic Record – 20%
  • Group Discussion – 15%
  • Interview – 15%

Document Required: Following Documents need to be with the candidate at the time of Group Discussion and Interview, or else the candidate won’t be allowed to appear for GD/PI:

  • Score Card of CAT 2021
  • GD/PI Call letter
  • Self-attested copies of 10th, 12th, up to the latest available mark sheet.
  • A banker’s cheque / crossed bank draft/pay order of Rs 2000/- drawn in favour of the Registrar, Banaras Hindu University payable at Varanasi.

Short-listed candidate’s non-appearance in GD/PI at the scheduled date and time will disqualify them for admission to the program.

Intake and Reservation

The total Intake for both MBA and MBA-IB is 118. Reservation details are mentioned in the table below:

NC-OBC Candidates 27% of the intake
SC Candidates 15% of the intake
ST Candidates 7.5% of the intake
Differently Abled Candidates 5% of the intake
EWS 10% of the intake
SUPERNUMERARY SEATS Foreign Nationals: 15% of the intake
PAID SEATS 15% of the intake (MBA 07 & MBA IB 07)

BHU FMS 2021 Fee Structure

Semester Fees in Rupees
First Semester Rs.4768/-
Second Semester Rs.2125 Rs/-
Third Semester Rs.4698/-
Fourth Semester Rs.2125/-
Hostel Fee Rs.6700/-

BHU FMS 2021 Highlights

Name of Examination


Commonly Known As

BHU FMS Admission Test

Conducting Body

Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi

Examination Level

University Level


Postgraduate Entrance Examination

Purpose of Exam

Admissions into MBA, MBA (IB), MBA (AB), PGDBA

Basis of Admission

Combined (CAT Score + GDPI)


Institute of Management Studies BHU Information-Bulletin 2020-22

Institute Official Website

University Admission Portal

Stay tuned for admission into Faculty of Management Studies, Banaras Hindu University.

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