Banaras Hindu University School Entrance Test

Form Date: 20 Feb - 24 Sep 2020

Pen & Paper Mode

Form Date: 20 Feb - 24 Sep 2020

BHU SET Basic Information

  • Application Fee:₹ 400
  • Examination Modes:Pen & Paper Mode
  • Exam Conducting Body:Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi (BHU)

BHU SET 2020 (Cancelled) : Application Form (Ongoing), Eligibility Criteria

Updated On - September 16 2020 by Akriti Maurya

BHU SET 2020 is cancelled due to COVID -19 Pandemic. Banaras Hindu University School Entrance Test organised once a year at the central level for students of classes VI, IX and XI. The application form window has been reopened until 24 September 2020. Applicants can go through the complete article below to check other relevant information of BHU SET like application form, eligibility criteria, admit card, syllabus, result, counselling, etc.

Latest Updates

  • BHU SET 2020 has been cancelled.
  • The online registration is ongoing & can be applied until 24 September 2020.
  • The admission will provided via E-Lottery for LKG, Nursery, 1st, VI-IX & class XI based on the score of X std.

BHU SET 2020 Important Dates

Check the vital dates of BHU SET 2020 below in the table: 

Availability of Online Application Form20 February 2020
Last date for submission of Application Form
21 March 2020

24 September 2020

Date of correction if any in online Application Form23-28 March 2020
Date of issuing of Online Admit Card11 April 2020
Dates of Entrance Test
Class XI Arts & Commerce01 May 2020
Class XI Biology02 May 2020
Class XI Maths04 May 2020
Class IX05 May 2020
Class VI06 May 2020
Provisional Answer Key18 May 2020
Objections/ Challenge Raising23 May 2020 by 08:00 PM
Final Answer Key26 May 2020
Date of SET-2020 result declaration05 Jun 2020
Dates of counselling/Admission for external candidates (8.00 AM to 12.00 Noon)
Class VI20 Jun 2020
Class IX22 Jun 2020
Class XI Maths23 Jun 2020
Class XI Biology24 Jun 2020
Class XI Arts & Commerce25 Jun 2020
Class XI Paid Seats (In CHBS Only)26 Jun 2020

Interested aspirants can read the full notification before applying for SET BHU CHS.

BHU SET 2020 Admit Card

The will issue BHU CHS 2020 admit card only to those who have submitted their application form successfully. check the other crucial points regarding the hall ticket below in the given points:

  • Hall ticket will be made available online on the official website of the competent authority portal. Candidates will be able to download the admission ticket till the exam dates.
  • Also, an admission ticket will be e-mailed to the candidate's email addresses provided in the entrance exam form.
  • The authority will send the SMS regarding the issue of hall ticket on the registered contact number.
  • To download the admit card applicants will have to enter unique code given while filling the registration form.
  • University will not send the admit card via post. 
  • If there is any issue found in the hall ticket then candidates must inform the  Chief Co-ordinator/
    Co-ordinator SET 2020 on Phone number 0542-2398710/ 8318906315/ 9119933077. 

BHU SET 2020 Exam Pattern

Candidates appearing for the entrance test for admission must go through BHU SET 2020 Exam Pattern below:

CHS SET 2020 Entrance Test Question Pattern
Exam ModeOffline
Duration120 Minutes
Type of QuestionsMultiple Choice Questions(MCQ)
Number of Questions100 questions

To mark the answer aspirants will have to use blue or black ball pen only.

BHU SET 2020 Syllabus

Candidates who have applied can check the BHU SET 2020 syllabus hearby;

  • For class VI- Questions will be asked from  English, Hindi, Mathematics, Social Science and General Science subjects of V std.
  • For class IX- Questions will be put up from  English, Mathematics, Hindi, Social Science and General Science of VIII std.
  • For class XI- Question Paper will have questions from the following subjects:
    • Maths - English, Hindi, Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and Gen. Studies. 
    • Biology -  Chemistry, Biology, General Studies, Physics, English and Hindi
    • Commerce and Arts -  History, Geography, Economics, Political Science, General Maths, General Studies, Hindi and English

BHU SET 2020 Answer Key

After the successful conduction of CHS SET, 2020 entrance test BHU will release the answer key online on the official website. Check other details below:

  • Authority will firstly release the provisional answer key on the official website.
  • With the help of these applicants will be able to calculate their approximate marks of entrance test.
  • Those who will not be satisfied with the answer released will be free to challenge the answer key on payment of a few amounts per question. But will have to submit proof of answer for question challenged.
  • Lastly, it will publish the final answer key.

BHU SET 2020 Result

BHU SET 2020 Result will be released on the official website of the BHU online entrance exam portal.  Read other information in the given points:

  • On the basis of marks obtained in the entrance test merit list will be drawn for all classes.
  • Those who will qualify the exam will be called for document verification.
  • In case of a tie, the Banaras Hindu University guidelines will be followed. 

BHU SET 2020 Counselling

BHU SET 2020 counselling will commence from soon after the result will be declared.

  • No separate letter will be sent to individuals for counselling.
  • Candidates will have to check their name in the merit list and accordingly ensure their presence for counselling.
  • Must visit the school on the dates specified by the authority for all subjects and class individually.

Documents required for BHU SET Counselling

Those who will go to the counselling centre will have to carry the following mandatory documents:

  • Original Marksheet
  • Date of Birth Certificate
  • Previous school leaving certificate
  • Category certificate
  • SET admit card/hall ticket

BHU SET 2020 Seat Matrix

The seats available for CHS BHU are given below in the table:

Seats available for CHGS are-
ClassNumber of Seats
11th (Maths Stream)17
11th (Bio Stream)16
11th (Commerce)25
11th (Arts)50
Seats available for CHBS are -
ClassNo. of Seats
11th (Maths Stream)38+50
11th (Bio Stream)25
11th (Commerce)13
11th (Arts)12

BHU SET 2020 Application Form

Before filling the BHU SET 2020 application form candidates must check the eligibility criteria. The form was made available online on the official website from 20 February 2020. Check the other details for same below in the given points:

  • The application form was to be submitted online only.
  • Before filling the form applicants were required to have a valid email id, mobile number scanned copy of candidate's photograph, the signature of candidate & parent/guardian and Credit card, Net banking or ATM-cum-Debit card.
  • Firstly, registration was required and then applicants had to fill the form and submit the fee along with it.
  • Multiple forms by a candidate were rejected as only one form was to be filled by each applicant.
  • The form was to be submitted on or before the last date(21 March) for acceptance of it by the authority.
  • Lastly, should have a printout of the filled form for future reference and uses.

BHU SET 2020 Application Form Fee

Candidates who are seeking to apply can check the examination fee below:

BHU CHS SET 2020 Application Processing Fee 
Open categoriesRs 400/-
SC/ST candidatesRs 200/-

The entrance test fee paid was not refunded nor transferred in any case.

Modes of Payment 
  • Online - Via credit card/ debit card through the payment gateway available on the Entrance test portal.  
  • Offline(Challan) - in any branch of HDFC bank. The candidates had to download the challan from the BHU entrance test portal to submit the fee via cash.

BHU CHS 2020 Application Correction

The authority facilitated the candidates to make changes in the form after its submission. Though few details were allowed to be modified. The correction window was open from 23 March to 28 March 2020 only. This was the last chance provided to the aspirants to submit their application form with all correct and valid details.

BHU SET 2020 Eligibility Criteria

Check BHU SET 2020 eligibility criteria for admission in class 6th, 9th and 11th of Central Hindu School, Varanasi below:

ClassMinimum Eligibility
For class VI
  • Should have passed class 5th from a school
  • An applicant should be of minimum 10-12 years of age as on 30 September 2020. 
For class IX
  • Have passed 8th std from a school.
  • One should be of age between 13-15 years as on 30 September 2020. 
For class XI
  • For Science stream - Must hold a certificate of 10th exam from a recognised board / university/institute with minimum 60% marks in Science stream and 50% marks in each Maths and Science. or equivalent CGPA.


  • For Commerce stream - Should have minimum 55% marks or equivalent grade in class X to apply for CHS XI class.
  • For Arts stream student should have passed X in any stream.
  • Age limit - One should be of maximum 18 years as on 30 September 2020.

BHU SET 2020 Seat Reservation 

Get the reservation criteria details for BHU CHS 2020 below in the given table:

Scheduled caste candidates15%
Scheduled Tribes7.5%
Physically Challenged candidates(OH)3%
BHU employees sons and daughters50%
Note - If the seats will remain vacant under 50% reservation quota for sons and daughters of the University Employees, then the vacant seats will be converted into respective categories of SET candidates.  

BHU SET 2020 Highlights

Below is the basic information about BHU SET.

Exam NameBHU SET(Banaras Hindu University School Entrance Test)
Conducting BodyBHU(Banaras Hindu University)
Level of examNational level
Frequency of examOnce a year
BHU SET (CHS) Official website
Purpose of examTo offer admission in class VI, IX and XI of Central Hindu School

About BHU

BHU formerly known as Central Hindu College is a public university located in Lanka, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh. It was formulated by the Madan Mohan Malaviya with co-operation from Annie-Besant. It is proud to say that Banaras Hindu University is the largest residential university in Asia. The south campus, spread over 2,700 acres (11 km2). It offers education in various fields like Fine Arts, Commerce, Science, Mangement Studies, Performing Arts, Law, Agricultural Science, Medical Science, Environment and Sustainable development, etc.

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BHU SET Important Dates

Form Date20 Feb - 24 Sep 2020

Banaras Hindu University School Entrance Test Exam Pattern

Paper 1
Exam Duration:

2 hours

Total Marks:


Question Paper Type :

Multiple Choice Questions

Negative Marking:



Frequently Asked Questions


Form Start Date:

20 Feb 2020

Form End Date:

24 Sep 2020

The last date to submit the form was on 24 Sep 2020
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