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Banaras Hindu University Postgraduate Entrance Test: Preparation, Admission Process, and Books Recommendation


The BHU-PET (Banaras Hindu University Post Graduate Entrance Test) is an all-India test organized by Banaras Hindu University for admission to M.A. / M.Sc. Psychology, an excellent Psychology Department. Let’s know more about the details, admission process, and eligibility.




BHU offers Psychology courses across its various campuses/colleges.


Candidates need to mention their stream [Psychology Stream (Group 1)/ Non-Psychology Stream (Group -2)] when filling up the Online Application Form.

Application/Entrance Fee: SC/ST/PWD: Rs 300. Others: Rs 600

Related Post: Christ University Entrance Test (CUET) for Masters in Psychology


The admission process begins after BHU-PET results are declared.

The admission will be based on merit and score of BHU-PET, seats available in the course, and rules framed by the University for the new session. 

Counseling: Applicants will be called (after clearing the BHU-PET) to Fill up an online Preference Entry Form and give his/her preference for:

  • Course Choice
  •  Location Preference [Faculty/Department- Main Campus or RGSC or Affiliated Colleges]. 
  • Seat Type: Regular Fee Seats or Paid Seat if the regular fee seats are full. Admission to Paid Seats- will be done after the regular fee seats are full. 

If any section is left vacant, it is assumed that this option does not interest the candidate. On the day of counseling, candidates will get another chance to make changes to the Online Preference Entry Form (before verifying documents). The applicant will then pay the fees and proceed to BHU with admission.


Total Course Fees: INR 6,114

Click here for more details and the PROSPECTUS.



BHU PET M.A. / M.Sc. (Psychology) Exam Pattern




M.A./M.Sc. Psychology (Group -1): 

Graduation Syllabus of Psychology


Non-Psychology Stream (Group -2): 

General Psychology - 20 MCQs, 

Verbal Ability, Reading Comprehension and English Language- 25 MCQs,

Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning 25MCQs, 

Quantitative Ability & Basics of Computer Application-25 MCQs, 

General Knowledge and Current Affairs- 25 MCQs.


BOOKS FOR GK: Manorama Year Book, English: Norman Lewis, Wren and Martin, For Quant/Reasoning: Practice NCERT and CAT material, How to prepare for Logical Reasoning- Arun Sharma. BOOKS FOR GK: Manorama Year Book; English: Norman Lewis, Wren and Martin; For Quant/Reasoning: Practice NCERT and CAT material, How to prepare for Logical Reasoning by Arun Sharma.



Related Post: Delhi University Entrance Test (DUET) for Psychology

When appearing for any entrance exam or BHU-PET 2020, one must Set Up a Study Plan/ Daily Time Table to manage the targets by breaking the entire syllabus into smaller sections. Start Preparing Early. 

All this is enough to obtain a good score and crack any entrance test!



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