Banaras Hindu University Pre Ayurveda Entrance Test (BHU PAT (BAMS/B. Pharm. (Ay)/ BNYS ENTRANCE TEST) - 2017)

Pen & Paper | State Level Exam
Application Fee - General / OBC - Rs.1200 | SC / ST - Rs.800

Q - For how long is the BHU-PAT score valid?

A -

The BHU-PAT score is valid for just one year.

How to Prepare

Make a proper Schedule of studies
It is very important that you make a schedule of studies and stick to it and you will have an exact idea of what you are required to study and the time required for it.

Focus on Concept clarity
It is essential that you have a clear idea of the concepts and formulae rather than rote learning of things for the papers. While you might require it for memorizing formulas it is important that for other stuff you make sure you clear your basics and concepts before moving on.

Arm yourself with relevant Notes
It is very important to make small notes or a comprehensive list of formulas on each covered topic and chapter which will come in handy at the time of revision. This will require you to be regular with your work but will surely make things easy at the time of revision.

Revision of basic concepts from your school books
Make sure that you revise the basic concepts from the syllabus of these classes before starting anything new as most of the engineering exams will be for admission to undergraduate courses and so the syllabi from class XI and XII becomes the testing ground to check students.

Go to a mentor and seek guidance
It is not possible for you to know everything in your syllabus, at least not at the time of preparation. Sooner or later you will run into a concept or so which will give you trouble and then it is best you seek guidance from an instructor or a teacher. It is necessary that you clear your doubts at regular intervals and don’t prolong things for long. Getting into a good coaching class is nothing to be ashamed of and if anything a regular coaching class will enable you to avoid roadblocks in your preparation.

Keep piles of Sample Papers
Even though there may be a complete change in the exam pattern or the expected questions altogether, it is important that you practice on the sample and previous years question papers available for the engineering exam you’d be attempting. You will know the existing pattern and have a fair idea of the type of questions to expect in the paper along with the time constraint.

Write Mock tests
The paper pattern, duration of the paper and the number of questions to be attempted in the given amount of time is not something you will be able to pick up on the day of the examination. A Mock Test tests a student’s abilities as it not only provides a similar feel of real exams but also helps in building speed and confident to face the exam. Furthermore, they can improve their performance to get an extra edge in actual exams. Try to build up an Entrance Exam Test Prep MCQ Question Bank

Beat the Ticking Demon
Every exam calls for answering a maximum number of questions within a stipulated time. Hence, time management is very important. It can be mastered through thorough practice and regular test taking. So it is important that you practice it and practice it well.

Negative marking
Most the entrance examinations will have negative marking and everyone would suggest you stay clear of questions are not sure about. But some experts are of the opinion that you answer the questions in which you are confused between an option or two because there will also be a chance of getting it right. An applicant who is found eligible according to the above criterion in a particular year shall continue to be considered as eligible for the subsequent 3 years.

Application Process

Step 1
Create Login ID
Step 2
Complete the application Form
Step 3
Upload Photograph and Documents

BHU PAT (BAMS/B. Pharm. (Ay)/ BNYS ENTRANCE TEST) 2017 Question Paper Format

questions 200
of Questions
duration 3.0 Hr
online Pen & Paper
Exam Type
marks 200
Total Marks
marks 1.0 Mark
Correct Question Mark
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Negative Marking


The Banaras Hindu University conducts Undergraduate Entrance Test BHU PAT (BAMS/B. Pharm. (Ay)/ BNYS ENTRANCE TEST). Bananas Hindu University Pre-Ayurvedic Entrance Test for admission to Undergraduate Course as given here under for the current Session. Admissions will be made according to merit in the BHU PAT, subject to fulfilling of eligibility requirements mentioned and availability of seats in the particular Course for which the candidate has applied for and appeared in the Entrance Test.

BHU PAT (BAMS/B. Pharm. (Ay)/ BNYS ENTRANCE TEST) 2017 Conducting Body

The Banaras Hindu University established in 1916 by Mahamana Pt. Madan Mohan Malaviyaji, is one of the most prestigious Central University of the country. An institution of autonomous character and repute, having Hon’ble President of India as its visitor, Banaras Hindu University is the largest residential University in Asia. Being a living embodiment of such visionaries as Pt. Madan Mohan Malaviya ji, Dr. Annie Besant and Dr. Radhakrishnan, this national institution epitomizes a synthesis of ancient wisdom and modern scientific temper. The Ayurvedic education in Banaras Hindu University was started in the year 1920 in a section of Ayurveda under the faculty of Oriental Learning and Theology. Pt. Madan Mohan Malaviya, the founder of the University invited Kaviraj Dharamdas ji, a renowned physician to join the University in the section of Ayurveda. Due to his dedication, the dream of Pt. Madan Mohan Malaviya was fulfilled and in 1927, the College of Ayurveda in Banaras Hindu University was established. Kaviraj Dharamadas ji was the founder principal of the Ayurvedic College. A new era of education in Ayurveda was started consisting of Six years AMS (Ayurvedacharya with Medicine and Surgery) course under the separate faculty of Medicine and Surgery.

BHU PAT (BAMS/B. Pharm. (Ay)/ BNYS ENTRANCE TEST) Contact Details

Address Banaras Hindu University Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh 221005, India
Phone no +91 542 236 8558
Type State
Mode Pen & Paper


1) What is BHU PAT ?

BHU PAT is an all India competitive written test conducted for taking admission to Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery (BAMS) program offered at Faculty of Ayurveda, Institute of Medical Sciences and Bachelor of Pharmacy in Ayurveda (B.Pharm (Ay))/Bachelor of Naturopathy and Yogic Sciences.

2) How to Apply for the Test?

Candidate who fulfils the eligibility requirements shall apply online at official website in the prescribed application form for BHU-PAT and shall be required to appear in the Entrance Test to be conducted by the Banaras Hindu University for the purpose of admission to the first year B.A.M.S., / B. Pharm. (Ay) / B.N.Y.S. Course.

3) What is Admission Procedure?

  • Candidates will be selected in order of merit on the basis of the aggregate marks secured at the BHU-PAT (BAMS/B. Pharm. (Ay)/ BNYS ENTRANCE TEST). The minimum qualifying marks will be  50% for general category, 45% for general PC category and 40% for OBC (non Creamy layer) / Scheduled Caste / Scheduled Tribe candidates.
  • The selected candidates shall be required to appear personally before the Admission Committee for counseling / interview.

4) I want to know basic things about BHU?

You Want to know about BHU just click on these following links:

  • Wikipedia
  • Banaras Hindu University
  • Take a tour: Videos.

5) Shall I send the confirmation page to the University?

No. You need not send any document to the University unless otherwise specifically mentioned in your application status page.

6) How to obtain the Admit card after registering for BHU PAT ?

After registering for BHU PAT , the Admit card may be downloaded from the official website of the university .

7) I forgot to note down my Registration number during the Candidate registration process. How can I get the Registration number?

Login to your home page. There you will get all details about your application.

8) I forgot my password. What is the procedure to retrieve the password?

Using the link ‘Forgot Your Password’ in online application, you can reset your password. User name, DOB, email-id, Security Question and answer to it should be provided for resetting the password.

9) Is it compulsory to have an Email-ID and Mobile number?

Yes, Email-ID and mobile number are mandatory for all candidates. Active Email-ID and mobile number of parents can also be used.

10) I am not able to upload the photo. What is the reason?

Photo to be uploaded should have the specified dimensions and size. Upload your recent passport size (color) photograph (132 x 170 pixels with the file size between 4 KB and 100 KB) and signature (132 x 57 pixels with file size between 1 KB and 30 KB). Refer the link "Uploading Photo & Sign" in the Application Portal.  

11) I have successfully submitted the application and remitted the application fee. But I cannot download my Registration Confirmation Page.

Registration Confirmation Page will be available for download in your home page immediately after your application is approved. Please check your application status.

12) Is it compulsory to do all the steps mentioned for applying online in a single sitting?

You should create the login details ie user-id and password in one sitting. The password will be sent to you by email. In the second stage you should login using the login details received in your email and then change your password. Now in the next step you should re-login using the new password and fill the remaining part of the application in one sitting.

13) What are the eligibility criteria for appearing in BHU PAT ?

  • Has passed the intermediate Science or Pre-Medical Course/12 years of 10+2 examination or Equivalent Examination of recognized Indian University/Board/ Council with Physics, Chemistry, Biology and English (hereinafter called the qualifying examination).
  • Has obtained not less than 50% of the total marks in English, Physics, Chemistry and Biology taken together at the qualifying examination. For Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe Candidates, the minimum marks required shall be 40% in the qualifying examination. The candidate has to submit mark sheet and pass certificate at the time of counseling indicating that he/she has passed the qualifying examination in English, Physics, Chemistry and Biology along with other subjects.

14) What is the age limit criteria for courses offered by the university?

The candidate must have completed the age of 17 year but have not crossed the age of 25 years on 31 December 2016 to be eligible for the Entrance Test. Only those candidates whose date of birth falls between 1st January 1992 and 31st December 1999 (both dates inclusive) are eligible.
Note:-Those Candidates born on or before 31 December, 1991 and on or after 1 January, 2000 are not eligible.

15) If the person’s XII th result is awaited can he/she go for BHU-PAT course?

No, to apply in BHU-PAT, the candidate must have his 10 and 12 board results. The candidate will not be allowed to fill the form if the result is still awaited.

16) Can a student from science (PCB / PCM) apply for this course?

Yes, any student who has passed his/her class 12th 50% (40% for reserved category)with Physics, Chemistry, Biology and English is eligible to take admission in this course.

17) While entering the 12th exam marks, should I include the practical marks also? Can I include 11th and 12th year marks?

The subject-wise and aggregate marks are to be given for the 12th year examination only. Don't include the 11th year exam marks. For practical marks, use the method used by your board to calculate the subject-wise marks.

18) For how long is the BHU-PAT score valid?

The BHU-PAT score is valid for just one year.

19) Will University conducts the spot counselling?

No, counselling will be conducted in online mode.

20) What are the key provisions of Reservation of Seats?

Out of total seats in various courses, 27% are reserved for Other Backward Classes (non-creamy layer), 15% for Scheduled Castes (SC) and 7.5% for Scheduled Tribes. 3% seats are reserved for physically challenged candidates on horizontal basis.

21) How many Seats are covered under the BHU PAT Entrance test ?

There may be 60 seats available for admission to the BAMS course of the  

  • Faculty of Ayurveda,  
  • Institute of Medical Sciences, BHU, Varanasi.

The distribution of seats in BAMS course is:  

  • General — 30;  
  • OBC (non-creamy layer) — 16;  
  • SC — 09;
  • ST — 05 and
  • among these distribution, 2 – seats are reserved for physically challenged candidates on horizontal basis.

For Admission of First year B. Pharm. (Ay.) course.

  • There are 30 seats available for admission to the B. Pharm.(Ay.) course at  
    • Rajiv Gandhi South Campus (Barkachha),  
    • Banaras Hindu University (under special self financing courses).

The distribution of seats is:  

  • General — 15;  
  • OBC (non-creamy layer) — 08;
  • SC — 05;  
  • ST — 02, and
  • among these distribution 01 – seat is reserved for physically challenged candidates on horizontal basis.

For Admission of First year BNYS course.

  • There are 30 seats available for admission to the BNYS course at
    • Rajiv Gandhi South Campus (Barkachha),  
    • Banaras Hindu University (under special self financing courses)..

The distribution of seats is:  

  • General — 15;  
  • OBC (non-creamy layer) — 08;  
  • SC — 05;  
  • ST — 02, and
  • among these distribution 01 – seat is reserved for physically challenged candidates on horizontal basis.

22) What is the Fee Structure and Payment Schedule for BHU-PAT ?

  • There is no course fee for BAMS Course. Only university and other fee have to be paid as per existing rules.
  • The course fee for B. Pharm. (Ay.) and BNYS course is Indian Rupees 50,000/per annum have to be paid along with university and other fee as per existing rules.

23) What are the documents to be submitted at the time of admission?

Certificates/Documents to be Produced at the time of Interview/Counseling

  • Admit cards issued for BHU-PAT(BAMS/B. Pharm. (Ay)/ BNYS ENTRANCE TEST)
  • Date of birth certificate
  • High school certificate
  • 10 + 2 / Intermediate certificate
  • 10 + 2/ Intermediate mark sheet
  • Cast certificate
  • OBC category non-creamy layer certificate
  • Physically Challenged (PC) certificate
  • Transfer certificate
  • Migration certificate
  • Character certificate

Four copies of passport size colored identical photographs as uploaded in Application Form.

24) Is hostel facility available for students?

Yes,the university has Seven(7) Hostels for girls and five(5) hostels for boys and also One(1) hostel for Married girls available in the University.

25) Does the University have state of art infrastructure?

Absolutely, yes. excellent Mess and Cafeteria, a well equipped Amphitheater and seminar halls, a well stocked library, Indoor and outdoor sports facilities, well coordinared transport network,Wi-fi hot spots, 24×7 internet access and round the clock security.

26) Where should I report on my first day?

Counselling cell/Office/Department.

27) Which resources are available in BHU library?

Apart from regular text books, journals, law repoters, etc; our institute has also subscribed on-line legal debates like Manu patra and the laws.