Banaras Hindu University Post Graduate Entrance Test

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BHU PET Basic Information

  • Application Fee:₹ 600
  • Number Of Attempts:1
  • Examination Modes:Pen & Paper Mode
  • Exam Conducting Body:Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi (BHU)
  • Courses:MCA, MBA , MSc, MSc Agri, MA
  • Streams:Commerce, Management, Science, Agriculture, Arts

BHU PET 2023: Exam Dates, Application Form(released), Eligibility

Updated On - February 13 2023 by Akriti Maurya

BHU PET 2023 Application Form will be released soon. The exam can be conducted tentatively in May 2023. Banaras Hindu University Post Graduate Entrance Test is conducted yearly to offer admission in BHU Varanasi into various Postgraduate Courses like MBA, M.A, M.Com, MPA, etc. The candidates will be given admission according to their merit in the entrance test and the number of seats in that course. The courses have been divided into the following categories like General, Professional, Special, Vocational. The candidates should go through the complete article to know all about BHU PET 2023.

BHU PET 2023 Exam Status

Candidates can check the BHU PET exam status from the below table:


Banaras Hindu University Post Graduate Entrance Test 2023 Status

Application form to be released soon.

BHU PET 2023 Important Dates

Following are the important dates of BHU PET 2023.

Application start date9th February 2023
Application last date
12th March 2023
Admit card release date2nd week of May 2023
Exam date21st to 31st May 2023
ResultTo Be Announced

Latest Update

The application for has been realeased on 6th april 2023. Intrested candidate can APPLY NOW


BHU PET 2023 Application Form

Banaras Hindu University (BHU) will release the BHU PET Application Form 2023.
The BHU PET 2023 Application form details be can be checked in the below points:
  • Application form/Examination Form for BHU Admission is available in online mode only.
  • Candidates can apply for the exam through University Admission Portal (
  • Candidates have to register themselves on the Entrance Test portal created by the University to apply for the BHU PG exam 2023.
  • After registering, candidates have to fill in their details, contact details, and educational qualification details in the application form.
  • Candidates need to upload required documents and their scanned passport size Photograph (size - maximum 100 KB) and Signature (size - maximum 100 KB and crop the image of
    signature to an approximate size of around 5 cm x 1.5 cm) in JPG format.
  • Candidates should give correct e-mail addresses/mobile phone numbers for correspondence in the online application form.
  • After filling in all the necessary details required in the BHU PET application form, candidates have to make the payment of the application fee and submit the application form.
  • Once the payment is done and it is successful, then only candidates can take a printout of the confirmation page.

BHU PET 2023 Application Fee

Check the BHU PET 2023 application fee for various category given in the table below:

BHU PET 2023 Examination Fee
CategoryFee (Rs)
Other coursesFor MBA & MBA IB
SC/ST/PwD candidatesRs. 300/-Rs. 1000/-
Other candidatesRs. 600/-Rs. 2000/-
Mode of Payment: The application fee can be paid either through online mode or offline mode.
  • Online - Candidates can pay the application fee through the payment gateway through a Debit card/Credit card.
  • Offline - The fee can be paid in Cash through “Challan” in any branch of HDFC Bank (facility will be available only during banking hours on any banking day).
  • Once the Application Fee is paid, it will neither be refunded nor transferred to another course and will also not be reserved for any subsequent year, in any case.
  • The Registration Form once submitted with the Entrance Test Fee at a concessional rate meant for SC/ST candidates shall be considered under SC/ST Category.

BHU PET 2023 Eligibility Criteria

Candidates should check the BHU PET 2023 Eligibility Criteria before applying for the BHU Admission exam. The eligibility criteria vary according to the courses and are given below: 
Eligibility Criteria for BHU PET 2023
Master of Arts (M.A)Candidates must have completed their Bachelor's degree under 10+2+3 pattern or equivalent in BA/BA (Hons.) and have secured 50% marks.
Master of Science (M.Sc.)Candidates must have a secure minimum of 50% marks in B.Sc./B.Sc.(Hons.) under 10+2+3 pattern.
Master in Fine Arts (MFA)Candidates must have passed BFA (Bachelor in Fine Arts) under 10+2+4 or 10+5 pattern or equivalent securing a minimum of 50% marks. 
Master of Performing Arts (MPA)Candidates must have B.Mus/BPA or B. A (Hons.)/B.A or any Bachelor's Degree under 10+2+3 pattern from a recognized University and securing a minimum of 50% marks.
Master of Education (M.Ed.)Candidates must have scored a minimum of 50% marks or equivalent grade points in any of the following programs: B.Ed, B.A. B.Ed., B.Sc. B.Ed., B.El.Ed. D.EL.Ed., with an undergraduate/postgraduate degree with at least 50 % percentage in each or any equivalent.
Master of Physical Education (M.P.Ed.)Candidates must have passed Bachelor of Physical Education (B.P.Ed.) or 4  years Bachelor of Physical Education (Professional) Degree with at least 50% marks.
Master of Law (LLM)Candidates must have at least 3 years LLB after Graduation under 10+2+3 pattern or 5 years LLB under 10+2+5 pattern recognized by the Bar Council of India and secure a minimum of 50% marks in LLB Degree.
Master of Computer Application (MCA)Candidates must have secure 50% marks in BCA degree under 10+2+3 pattern or equivalent.
Master of Commerce (MCom)Candidates must have completed their Bachelor's degree under 10+2+3 pattern or equivalent inB.Com and have secured 50% marks.
Master of Business Administration (MBA)Candidates must have completed their Graduation Degree (Bachelor's) in any discipline under 10+2+3 pattern or equivalent with a minimum of 50% marks in the aggregate.
NOTE: Only female candidates can enrol for M.Sc in Bioinformatics & MA (Master of Education) course.

Reserved Seats for MBA & MBA IB in BHU PET 2023

The applicants can check the seat reservation details here:

Seat Reservation for BHU PET 2023
CoursesTotal SeatsPaid Seats
Master of Business Administration (MBA)5915%
Master of Business Administration – International Business MBA (IB)5915%
  • Supernumerary Seats - Foreign Nationals: 15% (Candidates under NRI -Non-Resident Indian - and PIO - Person of Indian Origin - will be considered for admission under this category as per University rule).

BHU PET 2023 Admit Card

Candidates can download the BHU PET Admit Card 2023 for BHU PG around one week before the date of the entrance test. Check the details given below about BHU Post Graduate Entrance Test Hall Ticket:
  • BHU PET admits card will available on the BHU Entrance Test Portal.
  • Candidates can download the admit card by using their unique registration ID, which is allotted to them at the time of online submission of the application form. 
  • Candidates will get the E-mail/SMS alert regarding loading of Admit Card on their registered email id/mobile phone number.
  • In case, a candidate is not able to download the admit card even 03 days before the date of the Test then he/she should contact the Office of the Controller of Examinations, BHU, Varanasi on Help Desk Phone Number and email id. available on Entrance Test Portal.
  • After downloading the admit card, candidates should check whether all the details printed on the admit card are correct or not. 
  • If any discrepancy is found by the candidate, he/she should contact the Office of the Controller of Examinations immediately.
  • Candidates should paste a passport size photograph (same passport size photograph which has been used for online submission) in the space provided on the printout of the Admit Card under self-attestation.
  • Candidates will not be allowed to enter the examination hall without a valid admit card.

BHU PET 2023 Exam Pattern

Candidates should be aware of the BHU PET 2023 Exam pattern before preparing for the same. Check the complete format of the BHU PG exam given below:
  • Mode of Examination: The exam will be conducted through Online (CBT) mode.
  • Duration: 120 minutes (two hours).
  • Type of Questions: The questions will be of Objective type (MCQs).
  • Total Marks: BHU PET question paper will be of a total of 360 marks.
  • Number of Questions: 120 questions
Note: Total Marks of Courses like MFA & MPA  varies. Details are given below:
  1. MFA (Master of Fine Arts) - There shall be one paper of 60 minutes (one hour) duration carrying 150 marks. 
  2. MPA [Master of Performing Arts in Vocal/(Instrumental- Sitar, Flute, Violin, Tabla)/ (Dance-Kathak/Bharatnatyam)] - Question paper of MPA will be of total 900 marks out of which 600 marks will be allotted for one practical exam (performance & viva-voce) of 45 minutes duration.
Note: Total Number of Questions varies in the following Courses.
  1. For MPA [Vocal/(Instrumental- Sitar, Flute, Violin, Tabla)/(Dance-Kathak/Bharatnatyam)] - there will be a total of 100 questions in a question paper. 
  2. For MFA - there will be a total of 50 questions.
  • The medium of Examination: The language of the question paper will also vary according to the course. The medium for different paper is given below:
  1. Question paper of M.A./M.Sc.[( Statistics/M.Sc. Health Statistics/Statistics and Computing (Special Courses of Study)] will be in English language only.
  2. Question papers for LLM (2-Years)/(1-Year)/(HRDE), M.A/M.Sc.(Stats., Maths, Geography, Psychology, and Home Science) and all M.A (excluding languages) will be in English and Hindi.
  3. Acharya Question papers will be in Sanskrit only.
  4. Question papers of all languages (except Sanskrit) will be in their respective languages.
  5. Question papers for M.A (Sanskrit) will be in English and Hindi both.
  • Marking Scheme: Candidates will get 3 marks for every correct answer and 1 mark will be deducted for the wrong answer. Unattempted questions will be awarded zero marks.

BHU PET 2023 Syllabus

Candidates who will appear in the exam should know about the BHU PET 2023 syllabus and exam pattern. Students must be aware of the topics being asked in the exam. The syllabus for every exam is different depending on the course chosen. Candidates can check the following table concerning the subject wise BHU PET 2023 syllabus:
BHU PET 2023 Syllabus
Income Tax   
Business Finance 
Business Organization & Management 
Business Law including Company Law  
Monetary theory and Banking 
Business Economics 
M. P. Ed. (Master of Physical Education)Principles of Physical Education and Educational Psychology
 Organization, Methods, Materials, and Supervision in Physical Education
Principles of Coaching and Officiating, Anatomy, Physiology and Exercise Physiology, Kinesiology,
Care of Athletic Injuries and Health Education
Recreation Camping and History of Physical 
Physical fitness test (modified AAHPER fitness test) 
 M. A. (Museology) 
AIHC & Arch. (Ancient Indian History, Culture, and Archaeology)
History of Art, History, Sanskrit, and other allied subjects 
 M. A. Prayojanmoolak Hindi (Patrakarita)General Knowledge and currents Affairs including human rights and environment consciousness
Quantitative Aptitude
Language Proficiency and basic Hindi grammar
Hindi in Constitution
Standardization of Hindi Language and Devnagari Script
Technical Hindi words used in media
English – Hindi Translation of words/terms generally used in official Correspondence;
A brief history of Hindi Journalism.
M. Sc. in BioinformaticsMathematics and Statistics (at 10 + 2 level) 
Computer Science at the elementary level
Biology, Chemistry, and Physics (UG level)
MCAMathematical Aptitude 
Analytical and Logical Reasoning 
Mathematical Aptitude Test Areas (+2 Level)
M.Sc. in Computational Science and Applications in Signal ProcessingBasic Statistics 
Computer Science
M. F. A.Art History and Material and Methods of the concerned subject at the B.F.A. level 
Instrumental-(Sitar, Flute, and Violin)
Dance-Kathak and 
Dance-Bharatnatyam of B.Mus./BPA level course
M.Tech. in Agricultural Engineering B.Tech (Agricultural Engineering) courses related to Soil Water Conservation Engineering.
M.A. in EducationGraduate-level of the subject Education, i.e., Foundation (Philosophical, Sociological, Psychological & Research Methodology)
Historical Overview
Trends Contemporary Issues
Planning & Finance
Counselling and Special Education.
M. EdB.Ed. or equivalent course
Language comprehension (one each in Hindi and English)
The candidate has to answer either the Hindi language set or the English Language set but not both.
Download to check BHU PET Syllabus

BHU PET 2023 Answer Key

BHU PET Answer Key 2023 will be displayed by the official authority within 05 days after the commencement of the test. Candidates can go through the following given below points to know more about the BHU PET answer key.

  • The provisional answer key will be uploaded on the BHU's official entrance test portal, i.e.
  • Candidates can see the provisional answer key by login into the portal.
  • BHU will provide the facility to challenge the provisional Answer Key and questions but for that candidates have to pay online a sum of Rs. 100/- as Processing Fee per question/answer key challenged.
  • This facility will be available only for 03 days from the date of upload.
  • Candidates can not challenge the answer key through email/offline modes and without receipt of the Processing Fee.
  • The payment of the Processing Fee can be made online only via (Debit/Credit Card/ Net Banking).
  • The processing fee will be refunded online in the same account if the challenge is found correct.

BHU PET 2023 Result

Banaras Hindu University has released the PET 2023 Result along with Merit List after the successful commencement of the exam. Information regarding BHU PET Result is given below:
  • The BHU scorecard will be displayed on the BHU Entrance Test portal.
  • Candidates will get admission in order of merit list made based on aggregate marks secured in the Entrance Test and minimum qualifying marks in the test.
  • The minimum qualifying marks for the Postgraduate Entrance Test is 35% for the General category and Other Backward Classes (OBC) and 25% for SC/ST candidates.
  • The marks obtained by the candidates in the entrance test, their overall merit, and merit within the category to which they belong will be mailed at their registered e-mail IDs and will be sent through SMS at their registered mobile number provided by the candidates while filling up the application form.

BHU PET 2023 Counselling

Authority will start the BHU PET 2023 Counselling after the declaration of the result. The candidate will receive the call letter to appear for the counseling session. Candidates will be called for counseling only when their name has appeared on the merit list. Candidates will be required to contact the Counseling Centre/Venue Incharge and mark their attendance by signing the attendance sheet available with the Counseling Centre Incharge and have to carry certain documents with themselves.

BHU PET 2023 Seat Reservation

Candidates will be allotted a seat as per the categories and as per the number of vacant seats available.

  • Other Backward Classes (OBC): OBC candidates will be provided 27%. 
  • Scheduled Caste / Scheduled Tribe: 15% of the seats will be reserved for SC and 7.5% will be reserved for ST. 
  • Persons with Disability: Blind Candidates will be provided with a “Writer” by the University whose qualifications will be decided by the University.5% seats shall be reserved for Physically Challenged Candidates: (a) blindness and low vision; (1%) + (b) deaf and hard of hearing; (1%) + (c) locomotor disability including cerebral palsy, leprosy cured, dwarfism, acid attack victims and muscular dystrophy; (1%) + (d) autism, intellectual disability, specific learning disability, and mental illness; (1%) + (e) multiple disabilities from amongst persons under clauses (a) to (d) including deaf-blindness in the posts identified for each disability: (1%) (on horizontal reservation basis).

BHU PET 2023 Highlights 

Check the BHU PET 2023 basic pieces of information below in the table:

Name of the Exam

BHU PET 2023 (Banaras Hindu University Post Graduate Entrance Test)

Exam Conducting body

Banaras Hindu University


University Level 

BHU PET Official website

Exam Mode

Online (Computer Based Test)

Exam purpose

To offer admission into various Postgraduate Courses.

Banaras Hindu University

BHU which is also known as Banaras Hindu University formerly Central Hindu College is a public central university located in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh. It was established in 1916 by Madan Mohan Malaviya and Annie Besant. With over 30,000 students residing on campus, it claims the title of the largest residential university in Asia. BHU VARANASI offers admission in various courses like BA (Hons.), B.A.L.L.B., BAMS, B.COM (HONS.), BDS, B.Ed., BFA, B.VOC, DM, L.L.B. (HONS.), LL.D., LLM, MA, MBA, MBBS, MCA, B.P.Ed, BSc (H) Agri, B.Sc (HONS.), B.Sc MLT,M.CH, M.COM, MD, MDS, M.Ed., MFA, M.LIB, M.P.Ed, MS, MSc, M.Sc COMP APP, M.Tech, M.VOC, Ph.D. (LAW), PGDMC, Ph.D. Agri, Ph.D. COM, Ph.D. EDU, Ph.D. (MGMT), Ph.D. (SCI).

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BHU PET Important Dates

BHU PET 2023 Form Date09 Feb - 12 Mar 2023 (Tentative)
Admit card Downloading Date01 May - 06 May 2023
BHU PET 2023 Exam Date21 May - 31 May 2023 (Tentative)

Banaras Hindu University Post Graduate Entrance Test Exam Pattern

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