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BHU UET | B.F.A Bachelor of Fine Arts Exam Pattern

Exam Pattern

There should be ONE THEORY PAPER and TWO PRACTICALS. The Theory Paper shall comprise 50 multiple-choice questions of 60 minutes duration carrying 150 marks. Questions shall be on general awareness in Visual Arts (Painting, Sculpture, Commercial Art/Applied Art, Pottery, Ceramics and Textiles). There will be TWO Practical Examinations viz.

(i) Object drawing in pencil with light and shade of 90 minutes duration carrying 150 marks.

(ii) Memory Drawing from imagination of 90 minutes duration carrying 150 marks (in any medium i.e. Pencil, Colour Pencils, Pastels, Crayons, Water Colour, Poster Colour etc.).


1. The practical examinations for shortlisted candidates will be held at BHU Campus, Varanasi only.

2. Appearance in both Theory and Practical Examinations is mandatory in order to be eligible for consideration for admission.

Syllabus Summary

No. Of Subject 3
No. Of Unit 3
No. Of Chapter 32
  1. Memory drawing
  2. Perspective drawing
  3. Correct Proportions
  4. Pencil Rendering
  5. Creating 2-Dimensional composition from given geometric or non-geometric shapes
  6. Colour Rendering
  7. Creating Logos
  8. Colour Schemes
  9. Creating 3-Dimensional composition from given geometric or non-geometric forms
  10. Creating structural forms from 3- D elements.
  11. Creating the effect of light and shadow
  1. Politics
  2. Banking and Finance
  3. Business
  4. Sports
  5. Institutions of India
  6. Defence & Space
  7. Indian Judiciary
  8. Awards & Honours
  9. Literature
  10. Economics
  11. Indian Constitution
  12. International Relations
  13. Science and Technology
  14. Movies
  15. Indian Industries
  16. Indian Agriculture
  17. Current Affairs
  18. History
  19. Geography
  20. Who's who

How to prepare

Preparation Strategy

Make a proper Time Table

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

Concept clarity rather than rote learning

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

Prepare Notes

It is very important make small notes 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.

Aspirants should focus on core quant topics and theory. Try and finish all the topics in the next two months. Thereafter, do not touch new topics or comfortable areas. The chief strategy should be to attempt familiar questions and leave non-familiar/non-comfortable questions. Candidates should be able to decide this within 10 seconds.

Speed will be also very critical in the exam. Apart question learning to select a question, candidates should also to reject a question in less than 10 seconds.

Candidates should also prepare themselves with knowledge from different branches of design, namely, product design, animation, visual communication and interaction design chosen from a specific branch of design, namely, product design, animation, visual communication and interaction design.

Duration : 2 Hours

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