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Presidency University Bachelors Degree Eligibility Test (PUBDET)

Presidency University Bachelors Degree Eligibility Test (PUBDET)


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  1. PUBDET 2017 Exam Dates, Application Form, Eligibility Criteria
    1. Important Dates
    2. Eligibility Criteria
    3. How to Apply
    4. Application Fee
    5. Exam Cities
    6. Admit Card / Hall Ticket
    7. Results
    8. Contact Details

PUBDET 2017 Exam Dates, Application Form, Eligibility Criteria

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.

For 2017–2018 academic sessions, the Board will conduct common entrance examinations for admission to three years B.A. /B.Sc. (Honours) course (PUBDET) in the Presidency University. The medium of admission tests will be English except for vernacular subjects like Hindi and Bengali.

Exam Name: Presidency University Bachelors Degree Eligibility Test
Commonly called as: PUBDET
Exam Level: State Level
Conducting Institute: West Bangal Joint Entrance Examinations Board (WBJEEB)

Important Dates

On-line form fill up 1st week of April 2017 to 1st week of May 2017
Fee payment 1st week of April 2017 to 1st week of May 2017
Admit card (downloadable) Last week of May 2017 to 1st week of June 2017
Publication of result 1st week of July 2017
Counselling 2nd week of July 2017

Eligibility Criteria

- Candidates who have passed/appeared in the Higher Secondary Examination (10+2 system) conducted by the Council of Higher Secondary Education, West Bengal, or an equivalent examination, not before 2015, are eligible to apply.

- For admission, the candidate must pass any of the aforementioned examinations, with at least five recognised subjects (full marks not less than 100), including the English language.

- Candidates may apply online and register for PUBDET even before the publication of their (10+2) level result.

- After publication of their result, they should visit the online application website again, login and if desired, revise choice of department/subject for admission keeping in view the eligibility criteria given below.

Sl No Department Eligibility(Aggregate and Individual Subject)
1 Bengali 60% in aggregate and 65% in Bengali
2 Biological Sciences 75% in aggregate with Physics & Chemistry + (Maths or Stat) + Biology
3 Chemistry 80% in aggregate (with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics) and 80% in Chemistry
4 Economics 80% in aggregate and 80% in Maths (not Business Maths), and 70 % in English
5 English 80% (Arts) OR 85% (Sci/Com) in aggregate and 75% in English or 65% in Eng-A (WBHS)
6 Geography 75% in aggregate with any 3 of 11 subjects (Phys, Chem, Maths, Bio, Stat, Eco, PolSc, Socio, History, Geography, Geology)
7 Geology 70% in aggregate with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics
8 Hindi 60% in aggregate and 60% in Hindi
9 History 70% in aggregate
10 Mathematics 75% in aggregate and 80% in Mathematics
11 Philosophy 60% in aggregate and 65% in English
12 Physics 80% in aggregate and 80% in Phys + Maths combined
13 Political Science 70% in aggregate
14 Sociology 70% in aggregate
15 Statistics 75% in aggregate and 80% in Maths or Stat

How to Apply

- Application has to be filled up ONLINE at the portal:

- The candidate needs to visit the portal and follow the links EXAMINATIONS - PUBDET - 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.

PUBDET candidates have to first choose group-A or group-B of subjects and then choose maximum two subjects from his/her choice of group. The groups are as follows,

Biological Sciences Bengali
Chemistry Hindi
Geology History
Economics Economics
English English
Geography Geography
Mathematics Philosophy
Physics Political Science
Statistics Sociology

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 PUBDET 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 candidate storage size : Up to 200 KB (.JPEG/.JPG)
Full signature of the candidate storage 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 PUBDET) storage size : Up to 200 KB (.JPEG/.JPG)

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.

Application Fee

Candidate will have to pay the examination fee either online (by net banking, debit/credit cards) or offline (by e-challan). If offline mode is chosen, an e-challan will be generated automatically. Candidate needs to take a print of the challan and pay the fee in any branch of Allahabad Bank.

- The fee amount is Rs. 350/- + Rs. 10 as bank charges for both PUBDET examinations

Exam Cities

- The examination will be conducted in various zones e.g. Kolkata, Howrah, Hooghly, Kalyani, Murshidabad, Bankura, Haldia, Asansol, Burdwan, Durgapur, Siliguri, Jamshedpur, Guwahati, Silchar and Agartala.

- Any of the examination centres may be dropped if an adequate number of candidates is not available.

- The applicants opting for such centre(s) will be allotted seats to the nearest location of his/her choice.

- The allotment of examination centre is fully at the discretion of the Board. Allotment made by the Board is final and no request for changing the zone/centre of examination will be entertained under any circumstances.

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 PUBDET.

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


The Board will publish the merit list in its website: 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.

Merit list for PUBDET will be prepared as outlined before. In case of ties it will be broken by sequentially applying the following set of rules:
1. The first criterion will be on higher admission test marks.
2. The second criterion will be on the least negative mark obtained by the candidate in the MCQ test excepting Hindi and Political Science. For these two subjects, the marks obtained at the 10+2 level will be considered as the criterion for separation.

Contact Details

The Office of the Board functions from AQ-13/1,
Sector-V, Salt Lake City,
Kolkata - 700 091. Phone:

(033) 2367 1159/ 1198

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