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BHU PET 2018 PATTERN & SYLLABUS

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BHU PET 2018 Exam Pattern

Banaras Hindu University (BHU) will conduct BHU PET 2018 for those candidates who are seeking admission in various postgraduate courses in the university. The examination is conducted in the month of May. The PG courses offered in various disciplines. Students can apply for the entrance test through official website.

  • BHU PET 2018 Exam Pattern will vary for each course.
  • The questions asked in exam will be of Multiple Choice Type.
  • Although BHU PET 2018 Exam Pattern differs for each course, however, most of the subjects entail 150 questions.
  • BHU PET will be conducted through offline mode only.
  • The test will be available in both the languages i.e. English and Hindi.

Different postgraduate courses will have different syllabus and examination pattern. Most of the questions in the test will be asked from the subjects like Aptitude, English Comprehension, Numerical and Quantitative Reasoning, General Knowledge, Current Affairs, Language Proficiency, Analytical Abilities, Mathematical Aptitude.

BHU PET 2018 Exam Pattern Highlights

All the postgraduate courses will have different examination pattern. The paper will have multiple choice questions. The following table shows the examination pattern of BHU PET 2018:

Exam ModeOffline (Pen and Paper Based)
Number of Papers1
Number of SectionsAptitude, English Comprehension, Numerical and Quantitative Reasoning, General Knowledge, Current Affairs, Language Proficiency, Analytical Abilities, Mathematical Aptitude
Questions TypeMultiple Choice Questions
Exam LanguageEnglish and Hindi

BHU PET 2018 Exam Pattern in Detail

Before preparing for the entrance exam, students must go through the exam pattern very carefully. After knowing the examination pattern candidates can easily identify the type of questions asked in the paper. Following is the detailed explanation of examination pattern of different courses:

M.Sc in Health Sciences

  • The paper comprises150 Multiple choice questions for 450 marks
  • Time duration to complete the paper is 150 minutes
  • Out of 150 questions, 125 questions will be asked from Statics taught at undergraduate level and remaining 25 will be based on statistical techniques application in life sciences.

M.Sc in Bioinformatics

  • The paper contains 150 multiple choice questions to be solved for 450 marks
  • Time duration to complete the paper is 150 minutes
  • Paper is divided into two sections i.e. Section A and Section B
  • Section A comprises 30 multiple choice questions of 90 marks in total. Questions are based on Mathematics and Statistics and Computer Science at elementary level.
  • Section B will be comprising 40 MCQs of 360 marks. Questions are asked from Physics, Chemistry and Biology will be put up.

M.Sc in Molecular and Human Genetics

  • The paper consists of 150 multiple choice questions of carrying 450 marks
  • Time duration to complete the paper is 2 hours

M.Sc (Maths, Statistics), M.Sc (Physics, Chemistry), M.Sc (Tech), Geophysics

  • The paper consists of 150 multiple choice questions carrying 450 marks.
  • Time duration to complete the paper is 150 minutes.
  • Questions will be asked from the subjects like Physics and Mathematics.

M.Sc in Applied Microbiology

  • The paper consists of 150 multiple choice questions asked from the subjects like Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics for 450 marks
  • Time duration to complete the paper is 150 minutes

M.Sc in Environmental Science

  • Time to complete the paper is 2 hours which is based on multiple choice graduate level questions carrying 360 marks.
  • Paper is divided into 2 sections i.e. Section A and Section B
  • Section A will have 30 questions from Basic Environment Science and 60 questions from Chemistry.
  • Section B will have three Sub sections namely Life Science, Physics and Geology.

M.Sc (M.Tech) Geology and M.Sc in Petroleum Geosciences

  • The paper consists of 150 MCQs carrying 450 marks and time duration to complete the paper is 2 hours.

M.Sc in Environment Science and Technology

  • The paper comprises 150 multiple choice questions of graduate level carrying 450 marks
  • Time duration to complete the paper is 150 minutes
  • 50 questions will be on General Sciences & Environment Engineering and 100 questions are asked from Environment Science & Engineering

M.Sc in Statistics and Technology

  • There shall be one paper consisting of 150 questions carrying 450 marks.
  • Time duration to complete the paper is 150 minutes.
  • Out of 150 questions, 125 questions will be based on Statistics and 25 will be based on Statistical computing using high level programming language such as FORTAN and C

M.Sc in Computational Science and Application in Signal Processing

  • The paper will be consisting of 150 questions carrying 450 marks and time duration to complete the paper is 150 minutes
  • 50 questions will be based on Statistics, 50 on Mathematics and 50 on Computer Science.

M.Sc in Forensic Science

  • There will be one paper based on multiple choice questions carrying 360 marks. Time to complete the paper is 120 minutes.
  • In section A, 60 questions are from General Sciences and 20 questions are asked from Analytical Ability, Reasoning and Logical Skills
  • In section B, questions are asked from Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and Biology

M.Sc in Food Science & Technology

  • The paper shall contain 120 multiple choice questions carrying 360 marks.
  • Total time duration to complete the paper is 120 minutes

M.Sc in Plant Biotechnology

  •  The paper shall contain 120 multiple choice questions carrying 360 marks.
  • Total time duration to complete the paper is 120 minutes
  • The questions will be based on B.Sc Agriculture or B.Sc with Biology or B.Sc Biotechnology.

MA in Arts and Social Sciences

  • The examination will be conducted through offline mode only i.e. it is a pen paper based test.
  • Time duration to complete the paper is 2 hours
  • Paper consists of 120 multiple choice questions carrying 360 marks

MCA

  • Total Time duration to complete the paper is 2 hours
  • It comprises 120 questions asked from the subjects Mathematical Aptitude and Analytical and Logical Reasoning.

M.Lib.I.Sc

  • Paper consists of 120 multiple choice questions carrying 360 marks. It should be completed in 120 minutes.
  • The questions will be based on General Awareness, Analytical Quantitative and Verbal Abilities and Aptitude.

Marking Scheme

  • For every correct answer, 3 marks will be awarded.
  • For every incorrect answer, 1 mark will be deducted
  • No mark will be deducted for un-attempted questions.

BHU PET 2018 Syllabus

The questions in some specializations are asked from the subjects like English Comprehension, Quantitative Reasoning, General Knowledge and Mathematical Aptitude. However, the topics to study will depend on the program for which candidate is appearing in BHU PET 2018.

The following table shows the important topics of each and every subject that can be asked in the entrance test:

SectionTopic
English ComprehensionFill in the Blanks
Improvement of Sentences
Spotting the Error
Synonyms & Antonyms
Spelling/ Detecting miss-spelt words
One word Substitution
Idioms & Phrases
Close Passage & comprehension passage
Quantitative ReasoningDecimals
Exponents and Roots
Fractions
Integers
Percent
Ratio
Real Numbers
Coordinate Geometry
Functions
Graphs of Functions
Operations with Algebraic Expressions
Rules of Exponents
Solving Linear Equations
Solving Linear Inequalities
Solving Quadratic Equations
Circles
Lines and Angles
Polygons
Quadrilaterals
Three-Dimensional Figures
Triangles
Data Interpretation Examples
Distributions of Data, Random Variables, and Probability Distributions
Graphical Methods for Describing Data
Numerical Methods for Describing Data
Probability
General KnowledgeLatest Current Affairs
Indian Constitution
Indian History
Indian Economy
Indian Geography
Indian Politics
Indian Navy & Military
Mathematical AptitudeFractions & Decimals, Ratio & Proportion, Square Roots
Simple & Compound Interest
Time & Speed, Unitary Method, Time & Work
Profit & Loss
Percentage & Discount
Simple Equations
Quadratic Equations
Polynomials
Exponents
Functions
Sets
Venn Diagrams
Relations
Functions
Triangles
Properties of Circles
Mean
Median
Mode
Probability
Permutation and Combinations

BHU PET 2018 Recommended Books

With the help of the books students can clear all their doubts related to any topic. Each and every topic that will appear in the paper is present in the books. The following table shows the name of the books for the preparation of entrance examination:

SubjectBook NameAuthor
M.Sc BioinformaticsBioinformatics Sequence and Genome AnalysisDavis W. Mount
Bioinformatics Methods and ProtocolsStephen Misener and Stephen A. Krawetz
Essential BioinformaticsJin Xiong
Introduction to BioinformaticsArthur M. Lesk
M.Sc Applied MicrobiologyTextbook of MicrobiologyPrescott
iGeneticsPeter Russell
ImmunologyKuby
Medical MicrobiologyAnathanarayan
M.Sc Forensic ScienceForensic Science Principles & ConceptsNishant Singh
Forensic Science BasicsJay Siegel
Forensic Science in Crime InvestigationNabar BS
An Introduction to Scientific DetectionWalls
M.Sc Food Science & TechnologyObjective Food Science & TechnologyD Mudgil
Objective Food ScienceSK Sharma
M.Sc Plant BiotechnologyM.Sc Biotechnology Entrance Exam ObjectivesKumar P, Arti Gupta, Preeti Tripathi
Plant Tissue CultureB.D. Singh
Bioprocess and Fermentation techShular
Gene ClonningT.A. Brown
MCAMasters of Computer Application Entrance ExamR. Gupta
MCA Entrance of All India UniversitiesG.K. Publications Pvt. Ltd.
The Pearson Guide to MCA Entrance ExaminationEdgar Thorpe, Showick Thorpe

BHU PET 2018 Important Instructions

Following is the list of important instructions that students must keep in mind before appearing for the paper:

  • Students are advised to visit allotted examination centre at least an hour before the scheduled time
  • Those who are reaching examination centre after the scheduled time will not be permitted to enter the exam venue
  • Students must carry admit card issued to them at time examination centre
  • There will be only one question paper for each program and students will be given OMR sheet to fill the responses
  • They will be provided 10 minutes to read the instructions and also check misprinting number of pages
  • In case of any discrepancy, students need to report to the invigilator in the examination hall
  • Candidates need to carry Blue/ Black Ink/ Ball point pen to fill the OMR sheet
  • Blind people can avail Scribe/ writer facility by requesting BHU during application process
  • Candidates will not be permitted to exit examination hall during the test.

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