PUMDET, which stands for Presidency University Master’s Degree Entrance Test, is an essential examination for students aspiring to pursue postgraduate studies at Presidency University, Kolkata, India. The West Bengal Joint Entrance Examinations Board was formed in the year 1962 for the purpose of holding Common Entrance Examinations for admission to the Undergraduate Level Engineering Courses in the State of West Bengal. The endeavour of the Board has always been directed towards enhancement of transparency in conducting Common Entrance Examinations for various Undergraduate and Postgraduate level courses in the State through effective state-of-the-art technology.


PUMDET Exam Date

WBJEEB decides and announces the exam date of PUMDET. Note the following dates. However, also check wbjeeb.nic.in regularly for any changes in schedule.

Release of notificationAs per WBJEEB
Release of PUMDET 2023 application form31 Jan 2023
Last date to apply online at wbjeeb.nic.in21 Feb 2023, 5.30 p.m
Online correction and downloading revised confirmation page23 – 24 Feb 2023
PUMDET 2023 admit card release date24 Jul 2023
PUMDET 2023 Exam Date30 Jul 2023 at 12:00 noon
Release of official answer keyAs per WBJEEB
PUMDET 2023 result announcement06 September 2023
PUMDET 2023 Exam Date

PUMDET – Overview

Highlights of the examination are as follows. 

Full Form of WBJEE PUMDETPresidency University Master Degree Entrance Test
Organizing BodyWBJEEB
Full Form of WBJEEBWest Bengal Joint Entrance Examinations Board
Type of ExamCommon Entrance Exam
Level of ExamUniversity
RegionWest Bengal
Official Websitewbjeeb.nic.in
Courses Where Admission is Through WBJEE PUMDETMA, M.Sc
Colleges Where Admission is Through WBJEE PUMDETPresidency University, Kolkata
Minimum Educational Qualification Graduation
Mode of ExamOffline
Type of QuestionsMultiple Choice Questions (MCQ)
Number of Questions50 in each paper
Total Marks100 in each paper
Marking SchemeTBA
Exam Duration90 minutes for each paper
Subjects in Question Paper+2, -0.5, Partial Marking
PUMDET – Overview

Course Offered

Candidates can apply for any one of the following papers for admission to 2-years M.A./M.Sc. Postgraduate Courses :-

  • Science
  • Humanities & Social Science
  • Chemistry
  • Hindi
  • Applied Economics
  • Bengali
  • Geography
  • History
  • Applied Geology
  • English
  • Life Sciences
  • Philosophy/ Sociology/Performing Arts
  • Mathematics
  • Political Science
  • Physics
  •  Statistics
  •  Plant Biotechnology/Microbial  Biotechnology

Eligibility Criteria


  • Applicants must be a citizen of India.

Age Limit

  • There is no upper or lower age limit.

Educational Qualifications :

  • Candidates who have passed or appearing B.A. (Hons) / B.Sc. (Hons) final examination in 2023 from any recognized University, are eligible to apply for and appear in PUMDET-2023.
  • Candidates, who have appeared for their final B.A. (Hons)/B.Sc. (Hons) examination, but do not have their final results at the time of counselling, will have to mandatorily produce all original mark sheets/grade cards of all semester/annual exams passed at the Bachelor’s level. Such candidates must fulfill the academic eligibility norms for their applied course.
  • Candidates, who have appeared for their final B.A. (Hons)/B.Sc. (Hons) examination, but do not have their final results at the time of counselling, will be given provisional admission, on the basis of production of their previous mark sheets/grade cards of all previous semester/annual examinations at their Bachelor’s level.
  • Therefore the candidate must secure the minimum required percentage of marks/CGPA in Hons./major subject as per the following table in his/her B.A. (Hons) / B.Sc. (Hons) exam for final and confirmed admission.

Department/subject wise eligibility Criteria for admission:
– Candidates may apply online and register for PUMDET even before the publication of their B.A. (Hons)/B.Sc. (Hons) result. After publication of their result, they should visit the online application website again, login and review their eligibility criteria as given below.

Sl NoPG CoursesMinimum required marks for students
1Bengali50% in Bengali (Honours)
2English50% in English (Honours)
3Geography50% in Geography (Honours)
4Hindi50% in Hindi (Honours)
5History50% in History (Honours)
6Philosophy50% in Philosophy (Hons)
7Political Science50% in Pol Science (Hons)
8Sociology50% in any Honours subject
9Biological Sciences55% marks in B.Sc. with Honours in any branch of Biological Sciences
10Chemistry55% in Chemistry (Honours)
11Applied Economics55% in Economics (Hons)
12Applied Geology50% in Geology (Honours)
13Mathematics55% in Mathematics (Honours)
14Physics55% in Physics (Honours)
15Statistics55% in Statistics (Honours)

Application Process

  • Candidates are required to use online application mode only.
  • Application for the examination must be done online only. No printed application form is available.
  • Ensure filling genuine application form available online at website www.wbjeeb.nic.in

Online application process follow:

  • It is essential to have a mobile number and a unique email ID.
  • Once the registration details i.e. name, father’s name, mother’s name, gender and date of Birth are entered and submitted.
  • Upload scanned copy of photograph and signature.

The candidate needs to visit the portal and follow the links EXAMINATIONS – PUMDET – ONLINE APPLICATION. The form is interactive in nature. There are two major steps in application form submission as follows:

Step – 1. Registration:

– The candidate has to input name, date of birth, gender, mobile number and e-mail id. Candidate must take utmost care to give these inputs. If mistakes are committed there is no chance of correction. The mobile number and e-mail id entered will be used for all subsequent communication.

– Candidates also have to choose a log-in ID and password and remember them, which he/she will use for future log-in.

– PUMDET candidate has to choose the subject according to his/her honours/major subject in B.A./B.Sc.
At the end of this step, the candidate may opt to log out or continue to next step.

Step – 2. Application Form:

This step comprises the following subsections.
Personal details: Candidate has to input information like category, religion, domicile state, guardian’s name and address, communication address, permanent address etc.

Academic information: Candidates for PUMDET will be able to enter their data for this subsection once their results at the 10+2 level are published. The candidate has to provide information like Board, year of passing, marks scored, name and address of the institution etc. The system will automatically check his/her eligibility for the subject(s) chosen.
Candidates appearing for PUMDET may, however, fill up the available information and proceed to the next step.

Uploading scanned documents: In this sub-section, the candidate will be asked to upload the following documents in the formats specified below.

Recent passport sized coloured photograph of the candidatestorage size : Up to 200 KB (.JPEG/.JPG)
Full signature of the candidatestorage size : Up to 200 KB (.JPEG/.JPG)
Age proof (Admit Card of 10th standard examination) or birth certificate.storage size : Up to 200 KB (.JPEG/.JPG)
Mark sheet/grade card of XII standard (for PUMDET)storage size : Up to 200 KB (.JPEG/.JPG)
Application Form

Declaration and confirmation: In this sub-section, the candidate has to agree to a statutory declaration, without which his/her application stands incomplete. Upon successful completion of the application, the system will generate a confirmation page congaing all the details entered by the candidate. The candidate needs to preserve a print out of this page till admission.

Exam Pattern

  • Mode of Exam – Offline mode
  • Type of Questions – MCQ type
  • Test Duration – 90 Minutes
  • Number of Questions – 50 questions
  • Number of Marks – 100 Marks
  • Marking Scheme – Incorrect response will yield -1/2 (25% negative) marks.

Exam Centres

  • Bankura         
  • Asansol
  • Durgapur
  • Burdwan
  • Coochbehar
  • Siliguri
  • Srirampur
  • Howrah
  • Kolkata Central
  • Kolkata – North
  • Kolkata – South
  • Malda
  • Kharagpur
  • Haldia
  • Berhampur
  • Kalyani

Paper Pattern

* The MCQ test will be a qualifying test. Papers of the written test will be evaluated for only those candidates, who qualify in the MCQ test. Scripts of written examination will be evaluated for a maximum number of 10 times the total seat capacity with bunching effect. Marks of MCQ test will not be considered for preparation of the merit list.
– MCQ means Multiple Choice Questions.
– All multiple choice questions will have four answer options; only one of them being correct.
– Correct response will fetch full marks
– No response will fetch zero marks.
– Wrong response or multiple responses will fetch negative one-fourth (- ¼ the) of the full mark (for example if full mark for the question is 2 then it will fetch -½).

For the academic session of 2023-24, the Board is going to conduct the Common Entrance Test (PUMDET-2023) for admission in M.A./M. Sc. courses in the Presidency University in OPEN quota (Non-PU quota) seats. Candidates can apply for any one of the following paper for admission to the respective course(s).

Admit Card / Hall Ticket

The candidate should verify all the information in the admit card. If any issue is found, then get it corrected with the concerned authority.

– The candidates are required to carry the admit card to the examination hall. Without it, you will not be allowed to enter the examination hall. It is also very important to document for the further admission processes.

– Candidates must ensure that the admit card is not mutilated/ distorted/ soiled even by accident. Candidates with such mutilated/ distorted/ soiled admit cards will not be allowed to appear in PUMDET.

– Candidates are advised to retain their admit cards carefully in secured place in undamaged condition in all respects till completion of admission procedure.

PUMDET Admit Card 2023 Download Link – Click here to download hall ticket.


The Board will publish the merit list in its website: www.wbjeeb.in and final allotment of seats will be made through counselling to be conducted by the WBJEEB. The Board neither publishes nor communicates the result to any individual applicant. It does not have any provision for post-publication scrutiny or review and hence such requests will not be entertained.

1. Higher marks obtained at the honours level (either the percentage of marks or the
percentage equivalent after grade point conversion)
2. Higher combined percentage of marks obtained in honours and subsidiary/ Pass/ Extra-departmental subjects

PUMDET Result 2023 Download Link – Click here to download Result.

Preparing for PUMDET

Understand the Syllabus

Aspirants must thoroughly review the PUMDET syllabus and identify the topics relevant to their chosen course. This step helps them plan their preparation effectively.

Create a Study Schedule

A well-structured study schedule can significantly enhance a candidate’s preparation. Allocating time for each subject, revising regularly, and taking mock tests can boost confidence and performance.

Seek Professional Guidance

Consider enrolling in coaching classes or seeking guidance from subject matter experts to gain insights into effective study techniques and exam strategies.

Practice Previous Year Papers

Solving previous years’ question papers allows candidates to understand the exam pattern and the type of questions asked, aiding them in better preparation.

The Path to a Bright Future

Pursue Your Passion

The diverse range of postgraduate programs at Presidency University enables students to follow their passion and delve deep into their chosen fields of study.

Enhance Employability

A postgraduate degree from Presidency University enhances a candidate’s employability and opens doors to numerous career opportunities.

Networking and Exposure

Studying at Presidency University provides students with valuable networking opportunities and exposure to a vibrant academic and cultural environment.

Research and Innovation

For those inclined towards research and innovation, Presidency University offers an ideal platform to explore their interests and contribute to their chosen fields.

For more details and to apply online, please visit the official website

Contact Details


AQ 13/1,Sector-V,Salt Lake, Kolkata – 91

Phone Numbers:

Reception: 033- 23671198

Reception Telefax: 033- 23671148

Examination: 1800-102-3781 (Toll Free), 033- 23671149/ 23671159/ 23671199

Examination Telefax: 033- 23671149

E- Mail : [email protected]


Is PUMDET only for science courses?

No, PUMDET offers postgraduate programs in various disciplines, including science, humanities, social sciences, and commerce.

Can candidates from outside India apply for PUMDET?

Yes, both Indian and international candidates are eligible to apply for PUMDET.

How is the PUMDET merit list prepared?

The merit list for PUMDET is prepared based on the candidate’s performance in the entrance examination.

Are there any reservations for different categories?

Yes, Presidency University follows the government’s reservation policy for various categories.

What is the validity of the PUMDET score?

The PUMDET score is generally valid for one academic year, and candidates need to reappear if they wish to apply for the next year’s admission.

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