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PUMDET 2018 Presidency University PG Admission Test Notification


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Presidency University – PUMDET 2018 Common Entrance Test for PG Admissions


Presidency University, Kolkata has released notification from eligible candidates for admission to various Post-Graduate Program through an Entrance Exam, which will be conducted by West Bengal Joint Entrance Examination Board (WBJEEB) for the academic year 2018 -19


For 2018-19 academic sessions, the Board will conduct common entrance examinations titled PUMDET-2018 for admission to two year M.A. /M.Sc. Course in the


Presidency University
Candidates are advised to go the website of WBJEEB & browse the Exam Menu and Refer to the Information Brochure Listed under PUMDET (Presidency University Master’s Degree Eligibility Test) for all relevant information regarding admission

The medium of admission tests will be English except for vernacular subjects like Hindi & Bengali

Exam Name
PUMDET 2018 is for admission to Post Graduate Courses

Seats Distribution of PG Courses
Bengali (16 Seats); English (16 Seats); Hindi (21 Seats); History (18 Seats); Philosophy (16 Seats); Political Sci. (16 Seats); Sociology (13 Seats); Life Sciences (26 Seats), Chemistry (16 Seats), Applied Economics (13 Seats); Geography (13 Seats); Applied Geology (10 Seats); Mathematics (11 Seats); Physics (16 Seats), Statistics (11 Seats)

Duration of the Course: 2 years


Eligibility Criteria

Citizenship: Applicant must be a citizen of India

Candidates who have passed (not before 2016) or appearing B.A. (Hons) / B.Sc. (Hons) final examination in 2017 from any recognized University, are eligible to apply for and appear in PUMDET-2018

a) The candidate must have passed (not before 2017) or appeared in B.A. (Hons)/B.Sc. (Hons) examination in 2017 from any recognized University

b) Candidates, who have appeared for their B.A. (Hons)/B.Sc. (Hons) examination and have their final results at the time of counselling will have to mandatorily produce all original mark sheets/grade cards of all semester/annual examinations passed at the Bachelor’s level. Such candidates must fulfill the academic eligibility norms for their applied courses tabled below for admission

c) 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
However they must submit their final mark sheet by 31st August 2018, demonstrating that they fulfil the minimum conditions of eligibility tabled below, failing which their admission will stands cancelled

d) 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

Dept. /Subject wise Eligibility Criteria
Besides the minimum aggregate as shown above, the candidate must also fulfil following special academic criteria for admission in respective courses

Bengali: The candidate must have Bengali as Hons./major subject with 50% marks

English: The candidate must have English as Hons./major subject with 50% marks

History: The candidate must have History as Hons./major subject with 50% marks

Philosophy: The candidate must have any Hons./major subject with 50% marks

Political Science: The candidate must have Political Science as Hons./major subject with 50% marks

Sociology: The candidate must have any Hons./major subject with 50% marks

Hindi: The candidate must have Hindi as Hons./major subject with 50% marks

Physics: The candidate must have Physics as Hons./major subject with 50% marks

Chemistry: The candidate must have Chemistry as Hons./major subject with 50% marks

Mathematics: The candidate must have Mathematics as Hons./major subject with 50% marks

Statistics: The candidate must have any Hons./major subject with 50% marks

Life Sciences: The candidate must have any branch of Biological Sciences as Hons./major subject with 50% marks

Applied Economics: The candidate must have Economics as Hons./major subject with 50% marks

Geography: The candidate must have Geography as Hons./major subject with 50% marks

Applied Geology: The candidate must have Geology as Hons./major subject with 50% marks


The reservation policies of West Bengal State Higher Education Institutions (Reservation in Admission) Act, 2013 and West Bengal State Higher Education Institutions (Reservation in Admission) Rules, 2014 will be followed for admission in reserved seats for SC/ST/OBCA/B
Requirements in terms of Residential/Domicile Criteria a) There is no particular Residential/Domicile requirement to appear in the PUMDET-2018
However, the State (West Bengal) Residential/Domicile requirement is applicable for admission in any reserved category of seats)

Test Syllabus
Under Graduate (Major/Honours Subjects) syllabus of Presidency University or its equivalent of any recognized Indian University

Pattern of Question Papers
The medium of tests will be English except for vernacular subjects like Hindi and Bengali. In every subject, all questions will be of Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) type, with four options against each of the questions. There will 50 (fifty) questions in each paper, full marks 100 and time 90 minutes

Mode of answering in the Exam:
a) Questions are to be answered on specially designed optical machine-readable response (OMR) sheet, which will be evaluated by the method of Optical Mark Recognition by specially designed machines and therefore it is very important to follow the correct method of marking
b) There will be 4 (four) alternative answers for each question. Candidate will indicate response to the questions by darkening the appropriate circle completely with blue/black ball point pen
c) Any other kind of marking e.g. filling the bubble incompletely, filling with pencil, cross mark, tick mark, dot mark, circular mark, over writing, scratching, erasing, white ink, marking outside the bubble etc. may lead to wrong/partial/ambiguous reading of the response
WBJEEB will be, in no way, responsible for such eventuality


Exam Centres

The examination will be conducted in various zones e.g. Kolkata Central, Kolkata - North, Kolkata - South,  Howrah, Kharagpur, Berhampur,  Malda, Kalyani, Bankura, Haldia, Assansol, Burdwan, Durgapur, Siliguri, Coochibihar, Srirampur

Any of the exam centres may be dropped if adequate number of candidates is not available


Application Procedure

Application has to be filled up online at the Portal www.wbjeeb.in. 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
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 candidates have to first choose group-A or group-B of subjects and then choose maximum two subjects from his/her choice of group

Fee Submission

Candidate will have to pay the exam fee online (by Net Banking /Debit /Credit Cards) or Offline (by e-Challan)

The Amount of Application Fees to be paid for appearing in the PUMDET-2017 is Rs.500/- (Rupees four hundred only) plus the Bank’s Service Charges as applicable. The Exam Fees can be paid in cash less mode by ‘Net Banking’/‘Debit Card’/‘Credit Card’ or in cash using Allahabad Bank e-challan

If offline mode is chosen, an e-challan will be generated automatically. Candidate need to take a print of the challan and pay the fee in any branch of Allahabad Bank

For any query regarding the examination contact, - Controller of Examinations, West Bengal Joint Entrance Examinations Board, AQ-13/1, Sector –V, Salt Lake City, Kolkata-700091, Examination Helpdesk:-1800-1023-781, Email: Link <Contact Us> in www.wbjeeb.in


Important Dates

Start of Online Form fill-up 13th February 2018

Last Date of Online Form fill-up including Payment & Downloading confirmation Page: 06th March 2018

Last date of downloading confirmation page: 09th March 2018

Date of Admit Card (Downloadable): 4rd May 2018 (tentative)

Date of Exams: 12th May 2018 (Saturday)

Date of Publication of Result: 1st Week of June 2018

For more information visit the website: www.presiuniv.ac.in or www.wbjeeb.in


Presidency University, Kolkata

(West Bengal Joint Entrance Examinations Board), The Office of the Board functions from AQ-13/1, Sector-V, Salt Lake City, Kolkata-700091, Phone No.: 033-2367-1159/ 1198, Email: wbjeeb@gmail.com , Website www.presiuniv.ac.in or www.wbjeeb.in


For any query,  candidates are requested to check the official website  .

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