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Bachelor of Science (B.Sc)

Updated By Sakunth Kumar on 25 Nov, 2020
Average Duration
3 years
Average Fee
10 K-1 L INR annual
Exams Accepted
Study Mode
Regular,Part-time,Distance Learning

About Bachelor of Science (B.Sc)

B.Sc also known as Bachelor of Science, is one of the most popular courses amongst science and research enthusiasts. It is a very diverse programme with various specialisations that students can choose depending on their area of interest. Bachelor of Science is the most basic programme for students who want to become scientists or take up research as a full-fledged career. The duration of the course is 3 years and the curriculum comprises various subjects related to the field of study that the student has opted for. The curriculum of B.Sc. comprises theory as well as practical knowledge enabling the student to get an all-around science education.

Bachelor of Science (B.Sc) Eligibility Criteria

Check the following table for the detailed eligibility criteria to apply for various B.Sc degree programmes that are currently available - 

Type of B.Sc DegreeEligibility Highlights
B.Sc (Agriculture Courses)10+2 qualified candidates with Science stream subjects (Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics/Biology) with 50% aggregate can apply
B.Sc (Non-Agriculture Courses)10+2 qualified candidates with Science stream subjects (Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics) with 50% to 60% aggregate can apply
B.Sc Paramedical Courses10+2 qualified candidates with the Science stream subject Biology and 50% aggregate marks can apply

Bachelor of Science (B.Sc) Career Options and Job Prospects

Bachelor of Science is one of the most widely accepted programmes in India. The course is also globally recognized and enables students to pursue a master of science from abroad universities. There are numerous jobs available after pursuing this programme in government departments as well as at corporate firms. Endless profiles are available for B.Sc. graduates in different fields depending on their specialization and knowledge. Graduates can also pursue a masters degree in their respective fields and take up teaching careers after their graduation.

  • Scientist

  • Research analyst

  • Scientific Assistant

  • Teachers

  • Lecturers

  • Technical Writer/Editor

  • Chemist

  • Researcher

  • Enumerators

  • Biostatistician

  • Consultant

  • Clinical Research Manager

Salaries after pursuing B.Sc. vary depending on the specialization that you have pursued. Jobs in the government sector are more lucrative as they offer good salaries along with incentives. However, some of the private organisations also offer good jobs. Salary packages after B.Sc courses can vary from Rs. 90,000 to Rs. 5 lakh per annum. Gaining experience in your respective field can certainly increase your salary scope.

B.Sc Admission Process

There are two ways through which B.Sc admission in various Indian institutions/universities is done, i.e merit-based and entrance test based. Some B.Sc institutions offer admissions on the basis of the class XIIth scores of the candidates whereas some other institutions conduct their own entrance exams for the same purpose. In the entrance test-based admission process, the candidates have to sometimes appear in a counselling round or personal interview round and on the basis of the cumulative score, admissions are granted. Some institutions also offer B.Sc programmes in correspondence mode where a few of them conduct entrance tests for admission and some take into account the class XIIth scores. 

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Bachelor of Science (B.Sc) Course Highlights

Name of the Course

Bachelor of Science (B.Sc)

Duration of Course

03 Years

Eligibility Criteria

Students should have cleared their class XIIth exam from a recognised Board in Science stream with a minimum aggregate of 50% to 60%

Popular B.Sc Entrance Exams (Non-Agriculture Courses)

Popular B.Sc Entrance Exams (Agriculture Courses)

Admission Process

Both entrance-based and merit-based admission process is conducted

Average Course Fee

INR 25,000/- to INR 80,000/-

Average Starting Salary


Job Positions

  • Education Consultant
  • Counsellor
  • Clinical Research Associate
  • Drug Safety Associate
  • Junior Scientist

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Dear Student,

You can take a look at the NCHMCT JEE cut off 2019 below. 

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FAQs about Bachelor of Science

Can I fill Common Application Form for B.Sc admission?

You can fill Common Application Form on CollegeDekho for B.Sc admission. You can apply to multiple colleges through single application form.

Which is the best specialization in B.Sc?

Most students choose B.Sc MPC, B.Sc CS. However, all specializations of B.Sc have decent career prospects.

Which universities declare cutoffs for B.Sc?

Calcutta University, Delhi University and Mumbai University are some of the top universities that declare cutoffs for B.Sc.

Are there any entrance exams for B.Sc?

Most universities and institutes enroll students in B.Sc course on the basis of Class 12th marks. BHU is one of the top universities in India, which conduct BHU UET for B.Sc admission.

How can a student take admission in B.Sc?

The admission process for B.Sc differs from one institute to another. States like Gujarat, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Odisha conduct a centralized or online admission process for B.Sc courses. You can also get direct admission in private colleges.

Which are the top private universities for B.Sc admission?

Some of the top private universities for B.Sc admission are LPU, Amity University, KIIT University, Sharda University, Jagannath University etc.

Which B.Sc courses can a 12th PCB student join?

Candidates who have completed Class 12th in PCB stream are eligible for admission in B.Sc Botany, Biology, Zoology, Microbiology, Biotechnology, Physics, Chemistry etc.

Which B.Sc courses can a 12th PCM student join?

Candidates who have completed Class 12th in PCM stream are eligible for admission in B.Sc Physics, Chemistry, Computer Science, Electronics, Mathematics, Psychology etc.

What is the minimum eligibility required to take admission in B.Sc?

Candidates who have passed Class 12th with a minimum of 40% of marks are eligible for admission in B.Sc.

What are the different specializations offered in B.Sc?

Some of the popular specializations offered in B.Sc are Physics, Chemistry, Botany, Zoology, Computer Science, Electronics, Psychology etc.

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