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 2024 exam date announced and application form will release on 12 April 2024. Get the link to apply online here.


PUMDET Exam Date

Exam EventEvent Date
Release of application form or Start of registration12 Apr 2024
Last date to apply07 May 2024
Application Form Correction Window Date09 May – 10 May 2024
Issuance of PUMDET admit card 202418 Jul – 28 Jul 2024
PUMDET 2024 exam date28 Jul 2024 (11.00 am to 12.30 pm)
Release of answer keyAs per WBJEEB
Announcement of PUMDET result 2024As per WBJEEB
PUMDET Exam Date

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)

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 – 

  • Correct response will yield 2 (two) marks.
  • Incorrect response will yield -1/2 (25% negative) marks.
  • For any combination of response with more than one option, even if it contains the correct option, the answer will be treated as incorrect and 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).

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.

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]

PUMDET – Overview

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


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 appAnswer Keyly 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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