BHU SET 2020: Admit Card (11 April), Exam Pattern, Syllabus


BHU SET 2020 Exam has been postponed by the authority due to COVID-19. BHU SET 2020 known as Banaras Hindu University School Entrance Test 2020. The application form has been released for 6th, 9th and 11th class. This entrance exam is conducted by Banaras Hindu University at the university level once in a year. This SET exam  is a  OMR paper-pen mode school entrance test that offers admission into Central Hindu Boys School and Central Hindu Girls School (K). For admission in 11th class, the student has to fill different forms for applying to different streams. The University has created its Entrance Test Portal  Interested students can go through the following article for the detailed information regarding BHU SET exam.

Check here the vital information of BHU SET 2020.

Latest Updates

  • BHU SET 2020 Exam has been postponed by the authority due to COVID-19.
  •  Admit Card will be released on 11 April 2020. 
  •  Application form has been released on 20 February 2020. 

BHU School Entrance Test 2020 Important dates

Dates regarding the examination are mentioned in the table below:

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Events Dates
School Application form available 20 February 2020
Last date to apply 21 March 2020
Correction in Application Form 23 March 2020 to 28 March 2020
Admit card release 11 April 2020 Postponed 
School Entrance test date Postponed
Answer Key 18 May 2020 To be announced
Result declaration 05 June 2020 To be announced 
Counselling 20 June 2020  To be announced

The important dates regarding the BHU SET will be revised by the authority soon.

BHU SET 2020 Admit Card

The vital information regarding the BHU SET Admit Card is given below

  • The admit card will be released soon.
  • The authority will release the admit card in online mode.
  • For the student’s ease the BHU sends messages and emails on the candidate’s registered phone numbers and email id’s regarding the release of the admit card.
  • Candidates can download the hall ticket through the official website.
  • Aspirants have to enter their login details to download the admit card.
  • Hall ticket is an important document need to carry on the exam day.
  • Candidates have to carry one id proof to along with their hall ticket.

BHU SET 2020 Application Form

The detailed information regarding the BHU SET Application form is given below.

  • The application form hs been released on 20 February 2020.
  • The last date of filling the form is 21 March 2020.
  • Candidates can fill their application on the official website through online mode.
  • Applicants have to fill the complete form because incomplete fill form will be rejected by the officials.
  • Multiple forms of the single candidate will be rejected by the officials.

Application Fee

The category wise application fee of BHU SET is given below

Category Fees
General 400/-
SC/ST/OBC 200/-
  • Mode of payment: Candidate has to pay the application fee through online mode via:
    • Credit card
    • Debit card
    • Net banking

For further information about the application form candidates must visit

BHU SET 2020 Eligibility criteria

The qualification criteria for different classes are given below:

  • For class VI the Age limit is 10 Years to 12 years and must have passed a class examination from a school.
  • For class IX the Age limit is 13 Years to 15 years age and must have passed class VIII examination from a school.
  • For class XI the age limit is 18 Years maximum age and must have passed class X examination.

For external candidates, coming through SET:

  • Above 50% of marks or equivalent grade is essential in each, Science and Mathematics for admission to Science group.
  • Above 40% marks or equivalent grade in aggregate for commerce.
  • Class X passed for Arts stream.
  • In addition to the above, a candidate (excluding reserved categories) shall be eligible for admission to the above classes only if the candidate gets a minimum of 33% marks in the School Entrance Test in which the candidate is appearing. These criteria will also apply in case of the sons and daughters of the BHU employees and Physically Challenged (PC) candidates. For SC/ST candidates the criteria for admission in class XI will be under their reserved quota as per KVS rules.

BHU SET 2020 Syllabus

The detailed information regarding BHU SET syllabus is given below.

  • For Class VI: The question paper will be of class V standard. It will be comprised of 100 MCQs.
  • For Class IX: The question paper will be of class VIII standard. It will be comprised of 100 MCQ
  • For Class XI: The test question paper will be at class X standard. It will be comprised of 100 MCQs.
  • For Maths Group: Subjects are English, Hindi, Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and Gen. Studies.
  • For Bio Group: Subjects are English, Hindi, Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Gen. Studies.

For Commerce & Arts Group: Subjects are English, Hindi, History, Geography, Economics, Political Science, General Maths and Gen. Studies.

BHU SET 2020 Exam Pattern

The details regarding the BHU SET 2020 Exam pattern are given below:

  • Questions Type:  Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)
  • Mode of Examination: The exam will be conducted in Offline mode.
  • Total Questions:  There will be a total 100 questions in the paper.
  • Duration of Exam: The exam will be of 02 hours duration.
  • Ink Color or Type: Ball Pen of any blue or black colour

Important Instructions

Below mentioned are few points that students appearing for SET 2020 must keep in mind:

  • Candidates will provide with a Question Booklet containing the questions and a separate Answer Sheet
  • Each question shall be followed by four alternative answers i.e, the question paper will consist of MCQs.
  • The candidate needs to check the question paper booklet if it holds the total no. of papers mentioned and is required to write his/her Roll Number, Question Booklet No. and Set No., if any, at the appropriate places provided in the answer sheet. Only Ball Point pen can be used by the students.
  • (Note: Please note that any error in darkening the Roll Number or writing set number will result in a wrong evaluation of the Answer Sheet.
  • A candidate may take further note that non-filling of Set No. if any, Roll No. and other vital details would lead to non-evaluation of Answer Sheet and cancellation of his/her candidature. Hence, the candidate should be careful in darkening Roll Number and writing set number).
  • The answer will be considered incorrect if more than one oval is darkened or an oval is darkened improperly. Any other method of marking such as tick mark, cross marBHU SET 2020k, use of dot, line mark and half-filled oval or marks outside the oval shall not be evaluated.
  • If any question is not attempted and the candidate leaves all the ovals against that question as blank. Such an answer will be awarded zero marks.
  • Inner cover page of the Question Booklet or the blank space/page at the end of Question Booklet may be used for rough work.
  • No page from the Question Booklet is to be torn or removed. If a candidate is found tearing any page from the Question Booklet, he/she shall be liable to punishment for adopting unfair means and shall not be allowed to continue in the Entrance Test.

BHU SET 2020 Results

The vital information regarding the BHU SET 2020 Result is given below.

  • Banaras Hindu University SET 2020 Results will release in September 2020.
  • Candidates can check their results on the official website of BHU.
  • Results are announced in online mode only.
  • Candidates can log in to their registered account using Login Id and password to know their results.

Central Hindu Boys School Cutoff

The cutoff for Hindu boys & girls school is given below:

Category Class 6th Class 9th Class 11th (Mathematics) Class 11th (Biology) Class 11th (Arts and Commerce)
General Main List 84 72 69 69 72
Waiting List 81 65 61 50 44
Scheduled Caste Main List 79 64 60 57 69
Waiting List 69 50 45 33 33
Scheduled Tribe Main List 71 60 52 60 57
Waiting List 54 33 33 25 15
PC Main List 72 58 54 60 57
Waiting List 33 33 33 33 33
BHU- GEN Main List 33 33 38 41 34
Waiting List 33 33
BHU – SC Main List 25 27 29 29 32
Waiting List 22
BHU – ST Main List 33 17 29  29 29
Waiting List 23 19 26

Note: Download the official cutoff list released by the university here.

Central Hindu Girls School Cutoff

Central Hindu Girls School Cut off Marks 2018

BHU SET 2020 Selection Process

The selection process will be done based on the marks obtained in the Entrance Test Merit List. candidates will be given a seat in the concerned class strictly based on the merit. In case of a tie, the Banaras Hindu University Guidelines will be followed. For admission in class VI, IX and XI, the candidates will have to come for counselling and they will be offered seats in the class/ subject combination of their choice strictly according to their merit ranking so long as the seats remain available.

BHU SET 2020 Counselling

The details regarding the BHU SET 2020 Counselling are given below:

  • BHU SET 2020 Counselling will start in June 2020.
  • The counselling process will be conducted after declaration of result.
  • Candidates who have qualified the entrance exam will be allowed to attend the counselling.
  • Candidates must carry all the necessary documentation along with their admit card for the counselling procedure.
  • The authority will verify the eligibility of the candidate in the counselling process.

BHU SET 2020 Seats & Reservation

  • 15% seats are reserved for Scheduled Caste candidates.
  • 7.5% of seats are reserved for Scheduled Tribe candidates.
  • 3% seats are reserved for Physically Challenged (PC) candidates.


School CHGS Seats
VI 70
IX 90
XI Maths Stream 17
XI Biology Stream 16
XI Commerce Stream 25
XI Arts Stream 40
School CHBS
VI 135
IX – 240
XI Maths Stream 38+50*
XI Biology Stream 25
XI Commerce Stream 14
XI Arts Stream 14

Note for Class 11th

The BHU Schools

Having their roots in the Central Hindu College established by Dr Annie Besant in 1898, the Central Hindu Boys’ School and Central Hindu Girls’ School are housed in monumental buildings situated at Karachi in the heart of Varanasi city. Affiliated to Central Board of Secondary Education, Delhi, these schools have a glorious history of providing an excellent education in Arts, Commerce, Home Science, Science and Agriculture streams along with ample sports and extra-co-curricular activities to ensure all-round personality development of both boys & girls. Both schools have well-equipped laboratories for providing skill-based training in almost all practical subjects. In addition, the schools provide NCC training to boys in the Army and Air Wings and NCC training to girls in the Army Wings. Being a part of Banaras Hindu University, the students of the schools enjoy many facilities that are available to the university students in general. Both schools have also the facilities of Computer Education. BHU Schools

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What is SET in BHU?

BHU SET is an OMR paper-pen mode school entrance test (SET) directed by the Banaras Hindu University for admission of boys and girls in classes IX and XI in Central Hindu Boys' School and Central Hindu Girls' School. On the basis of marks obtained in BHU SET, students will be given a seat.

What is the full form of BHU SET?

BHU SET stands for Banaras Hindu University School Entrance Test.

What the BHU SET application fee?

For general category have to pay Rs. 400/- and for SC/ST/OBC have to pay Rs.200/-

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  1. I got 94%in cBse class 10 but I got only 48 marks in Chs because I did not got more time to solve all questions my name is niranjan sir bhi wale Mera selection Kr. Lijie please sir/madam

  2. I got 94%in cBse class 10 but I got only 48 marks in Chs because I did not got more time to solve all questions my name is niranjan sir bhi wale Mera selection Kr. Lijie please sir/madam

  3. 11th set entrance me Arts & Commerce ka exam ek sath hota hai !!!!!
    Is there no seperate choice for commerce and arts ???
    Actually I want to fill up both streams form but having no choice given.



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