BHU PET Exam 2023: Exam Date, Result, Counselling

Parvathy Krishnakumar
Parvathy Krishnakumar

Updated on - Feb 28, 2023

BHU PET 2023 notifications will be released soon on the official website. Banaras Hindu University is one of the most reputed institutions in India. The university is known to transform young adults into young individuals with a dream. Banaras Hindu University offers a wide range of postgraduate courses. Candidates need to clear BHU PET to get admitted to the desired course under Banaras Hindu University. Please read the details below to know more about BHU PET. 

BHU PET Application Form 2023 BHU PET Admit Card 2023
BHU PET Results 2023 BHU PET Cut Off 2023

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Banaras Hindu University conducts the Banaras Hindu University Postgraduation Entrance Test (BHUPET) entrance examination for candidates aspiring to pursue a career in fields of arts, science, fashion, music, Sanskrit, and various other language courses, under Banaras Hindu University. Go through the table below to get a gist of all the highlights of this examination. 

BHU PET Highlights 2023
Exam Name BHU PET 2023
Full Form Banaras Hindu University Post Graduate Entrance Test
Exam Frequency Once a year
Application Mode Online
Exam Mode Offline (Pen & Paper based.)
Application Fee General Candidate: Rs.600 (Approximate),
Reserved Candidate (SC/ST/OBC/PWD): Rs.300 (Approximate).
If the applicant wants to apply for multiple courses,
he/She has to pay the following extra fee with the main application fee as -
General Candidate: Rs.300,
Reserved Candidates (SC/ST/OBC/PWD): Rs.150
Maximum Marks 360
Exam Duration 2 Hours
Exam Sections General Aptitude, Mathematical Aptitude, English, Quantitative and Numerical Reasoning, Language proficiency, General Language, Analytical Aptitude
Type of Questions Multiple Choice Questions
Examination Language Mostly English and Hindi, Respective language papers will be in the respective language
Marking Scheme

Correct Answer: 3 marks will be awarded

Incorrect Answer: -1 mark will be awarded

No Attempt: 0 Marks will be awarded

Banaras Hindu University will release the official notification for Post Graduation Entrance Exam at its official website. The official notification gives important information on the minimum requirements and eligibility criteria which a candidate must qualify to appear for the BHU PET 2023 examination.

BHU PET Exam Date 2023

Banaras Hindu University will announce its schedule of important events and dates for BHU PET 2023. Candidates can check the below table to know the important events and dates of BHU PET. Although these dates are tentative still candidates are advised to keep track of these important dates associated with BHU PET 2023. 

BHU PET Event Dates 2023
Events Dates (Tentative)
BHU PET 2023 Application Release Date May 2023
Last Date for BHU PET Application Jul 2023
BHU PET Admit Card 2023 Released
BHU PET 2023 Exam Sep 2023
BHU PET 2023 Provisional Answer Key and Objection Window Released

BHU PET Eligibility Criteria 2023

It is important for candidates to go through the eligibility criteria for BHU PET 2023 carefully to avoid unnecessary mistakes. Candidates who successfully qualify for the course-specific eligibility conditions will only be allowed to write the exam. BHU PET 2023 has varied eligibility criteria for different postgraduate courses. Some specifications related to the eligibility criteria are discussed below -

BHU PET Eligibility Criteria 2023
Post-Graduate Course Eligibility
M.Sc. in Environmental Science 50 % marks (GPA equivalent) in B.Sc. (Hons)/ B.Sc.(10+2+3)
M.A. in Mass Communication
  • Graduate from any discipline.
  • The total aggregate of 50 % or more including the optional subjects.
  • Postgraduate with 50% aggregate or more.

Age Limit: There is no upper Age Limit.

Nationality: Only Indian.

BHU PET Registration 2023

The application process for BHU PET will be open from May 2023 till Jul 2023, tentatively. The candidates must get themselves registered on the BHU PET registration portal within the given date and time.

Steps to Register for BHU PET 2023

The steps to do so are shared below:

  • Step 1: Go to the official website.
  • Step 2: Click "Apply for Admission".
  • Step 3: If candidates are applying for the first time, click on "Register Yourself".
  • Step 4: Provide the necessary details.
  • Step 5: Candidates will receive an activation mail on their registered email id and verification code on their registered mobile number. If candidates don't find it, kindly check your spam folder too. 
  • Step 6: Click on the Activation Link.

The Application Form for BHT PET asks for the candidate's personal and educational details. The candidates must fill them to the best of their knowledge. Any discrepancies found, later on, will lead to the cancellation of the candidature. 

  • Step 1: Log in to the BHU Online application link.
  • Step 2: Log in with the registered email id and password.
  • Step 3: Fill in the required details.
  • Step 4: Click on "Save & Continue".
  • Step 5: Upload scanned images and signatures as per the given specifications.

Documents Required While Filling the BHU PET Application Form

Candidates have to keep the following documents in possession to move forward with the application. 

  • Identification Documents.
    • Passport.
    • Aadhaar Card.
    • Voter ID.
    • Driving License.
    • Pan card.
  • Email and mobile number for future notifications.
  • Recent Passport size photograph.
  • Your signature on a paper with blue/black pen.
  • Access to the online payment facility is via Net Banking/Credit Card/ATM-cum-Debit Card.

BHU PET Admit Card 2023

Candidates must carry their admit cards to their respective examination centres. They will not be allowed to appear for the examination without the Admit Card, as it contains all the necessary information regarding the examination centre, roll number, examination date, and time slot. The admit card for BHU PET 2023 will be released by the organizing authorities on the official website in the month of Sep 2023, tentatively. Candidates will have to download the admit card from the official BHU website and take a printout of the same to be carried to the examination venue.

BHU PET Exam Centres 2023

There are approximately 115 test centres for the BHU PET 2023 examination. The candidates have to choose up to 5 test centres, as sometimes the university might cancel certain test centres due to certain reasons. Some of the cities where the test will be conducted are as below -

Please always keep an eye on the official website for official test centres.

BHU PET Test Centres 2023
States Cities
Andhra Pradesh Guntur, Kurnool, Nellore, Rajahmundry, Tirupathi, Vijayawada, Visakhapatnam
Arunachal Pradesh Naharlagun
Assam Dibrugarh, Guwahati, Silchar
Bihar Bhagalpur, Darbhanga, Muzaffarpur, Patna
Chandigarh Chandigarh
Chattisgarh Bhilai Nagar, Bilaspur, Raipur
Delhi New Delhi
Goa Panaji
Gujarat Ahmedabad, Gandhi Nagar, Rajkot, Surat, Vadodara
Haryana Ambala, Hisar, Karnal, Kurukshetra, Faridabad, Gurugram
Himachal Pradesh Hamirpur, Shimla
Jammu & Kashmir Jammu
Jharkhand Bokaro Steel City, Dhanbad, Jamshedpur, Ranchi
Karnataka Hubballi (Hubli), Kalaburagi (Gulbarga), Bengaluru (Bangalore), Mangaluru (Mangalore), Mysuru (Mysore), Shivamogga (Shimoga)
Kerala Ernakulam, Thiruvananthapuram, Thrissur, Kozhikode
Madhya Pradesh Bhopal, Gwalior, Indore, Jabalpur, Sagar, Satna, Ujjain
Maharashtra Amravati, Aurangabad, Kolhapur, Mumbai, Nagpur, Nashik, Pune
Manipur Imphal
Meghalaya Shilong
Mizoram Aizawl
Nagaland Kohima
Odisha Berhampur-Ganjam, Bhubaneswar, Cuttack, Rourkela, Sambalpur
Punjab Amritsar, Bhatinda, Jalandur, Ludhiana, Mohali, Patiala
Sikkim Gangtok
Telangana Hyderabad, Warangal, Karim Nagar
Tamil Nadu Chennai, Coimbatore, Madurai, Salem, Tiruchirappalli, Tirunelvelli
Uttarakhand Dehradun, Haldwani, Roorkee
Rajasthan Ajmer, Bikaner, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Sikar, Udaipur
West Bengal Asansol, Kolkata, Siliguri
Uttar Pradesh Gaziabad, Greater Noida, Merrut, Noida, Agra, Aligarh, Allahabad, Bareilly, Gorakhpur, Jhansi, Kanpur, Lucknow, Moradabad, Muzaffarnagar, Varanasi

BHU PET Exam Pattern 2023

It is important for candidates to understand the BHU PET Exam Pattern 2023, carefully, to avoid making unnecessary mistakes during the attempt. The Exam Pattern is designed and will be approved by the organizing authorities of BHU PET 2023.

BHU PET Exam Pattern 2023
Total Marks 360 (Questions may vary based on the selected course paper)
Number of Questions Varies with the subject types
Number of Paper 1
Type of Questions Multiple Choice Questions
Marking Scheme For wrong answers: -3, For right answers: +1, Not Attempted: 0 Marks.

BHU PET Syllabus 2023

The syllabus varies with the postgraduate courses. The syllabus would measure your competency in a particular field. The syllabus for BHU PET 2023 is mentioned below:

BHU PET Syllabus 2023
Courses Syllabus
M.A. in Linguistic
  • Current Affairs and General Knowledge
  • Language Proficiency 
  • Logical Quantitative and Analytical Abilities and Aptitude 
M.A in Economics/History/Political Science/Sociology/Psychology
  • Economics
  • History
  • Political Science
  • Sociology
  • Psychology
  • Rural Development
  • Management
  • Biology and Cultural Studies
M. Com
  • Qualifying examination-based questions
M.Sc. in Physics/Chemistry/Geology/Computer Sciences/Biochemistry/Geophysics/Zoology/Botany
  • Physics
  • Mathematics
  • Geophysics
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
M.Sc. In Computer Science
  • Basic Statistics
  • Mathematics
  • Computer Science
M.Sc. in Biochemistry
  • Biochemistry
  • Chemistry
M.Sc. (Tech) in Geophysics
  • Geophysics
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
M.Sc. In Geology
  • Questions on Geology
M.Sc. In Botany/ Zoology
  • Biology
  • Botany
  • Zoology
M.Sc. In Statistics
  • Mathematics
  • Statistics
Language and Linguistic Courses
  • Language Proficiency
  • Basic Grammar
  • Standardization of the language
  • Technical words
  • Translation

BHU PET Answer Key 2023

Banaras Hindu University will release the answer key for BHU PET 2023 exam online at the official website after the exams were over. Candidates can download the answer key by logging in with their e-mail Id and password. BHU PET answer keys are the main source by which candidates can analyse their scores in the qualifying exam. Candidates can challenge the Provisional Answer Key also once they are released.

How to Download the BHU PET Answer Key 2023?

Follow these steps to download the BHU PET Answer Key 2023:

  • Step 1: Visit the official website of BHU.
  • Step 2: Search for the link BHU PET Answer Key 2023.
  • Step 3: Enter the login credentials- e-mail Id and password.
  • Step 4: Download the BHU PET Answer Key 2023.

How to Use BHU PET Answer Key 2023 for the Calculation of Marks?

Candidates can follow the steps to calculate the marks with the help of BHU PET Answer Key 2023

  • Step 1: Visit the official website of BHU.
  • Step 2: Download the answer key for the respective course.
  • Step 3: Download the question paper for the same course.
  • Step 4: After downloading the answer key and question paper, start cross-checking the answers.
  • Step 5: Refer to the marking scheme to calculate the marks.

Marking Scheme

The marking scheme for the BHU PET 2023 Exam is listed below:

  • Add 3 marks for the correct answers.
  • Deduct 1 mark for the incorrect answers.
  • For the unattempted questions do not deduct marks.

The University also provides an option for the candidates to challenge the answer key, in case they are sure that the answer given in the answer key is incorrect. For this, the candidates have to follow a process and pay the challenging fee for each question that they are challenging.

How to Challenge the BHU PET Answer Key 2023?

The steps that the candidate should follow to complete the process of challenging the answer key are listed below:

  • Step 1: Visit the official website of BHU.
  • Step 2: Search for the link Click here to Challenge questions and/or answers PET 2023.
  • Step 3: Click on that link.
  • Step 4: Candidates will get an option there Challenge Questions/Provisional Key (PET).
  • Step 5: Click on that link and enter the login credentials such as e-mail Id and password.
  • Step 6: Enter the captcha code that is displayed on the screen. 
  • Step 7: Click on Sign In.
  • Step 8: Now, raise the objection against the answer.
  • Step 9: Submit the claims.
  • Step 10: After submitting the claims, pay the challenging fee.

Note: Candidates have to pay INR 100 for each question which they want to challenge. The challenging fee will be refunded to the account of the candidate in case the objection that the candidate raised are correct.

BHU PET Results 2023

The result will be available on the official Banaras Hindu University website only. The candidates are advised to keep their copies of admit cards safe so that they don't face any difficulties while procuring the result from the official website, or even attending the proceeding rounds. To view the result, the candidates must follow the steps given below-

  • Step 1: Log in to the official website.
  • Step 2: Click on "PET Result".
  • Step 3: Insert your Roll Number and search.

BHU PET Selection Process 2023

The process of a candidate's selection through BHU PET is given below:

  • Candidate needs to clear the BHU PET examination, which is by achieving higher marks than the allocated cut off marks. The candidates are advised to chalk out their preparation plan for this test accordingly. 
  • Different postgraduate programs will have different cut off marks.
  • The merit list is used to decide the students qualifying for the postgraduate course seats.


  • The students can download the call letter from their logged-in BHU online account.
  • The students who get higher or equal marks than the cut off marks will receive an email.
  • The students must report to the respective university as per the call letter. They should pay the amount asked for by the respective university to book their seats.

BHU PET 2023 Helpdesk

Candidates must go through the general FAQ on the official website.

  • Official Website:
  • Helpline Telephone Number: 09169943485 / 08574587668
  • Email Address:


What are the new exam dates for BHU PET 2023?

BHU PET 2023 exam notifications will be released soon on the official website.

When will the admit card for BHU PET 2023 release?

The admit card for BHU PET 2023 will release a few days before the exams, most likely 7/10 days or a week before the exam.

What are the question types and total marks for the BHU PET 2023?

All questions for BHU PET exam are MCQs and the total marks of the exam is 360 which the candidates must complete within the time duration of 120 minutes or two hours.

How to check the BHU PET results 2023?

Candidates can check their results through the online portal which is The candidates will also receive the marks obtained and the overall merit along with the merit category through mail and SMS.


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