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Banaras Hindu University (BHU), Varanasi has announced the exam dates for B.A. LL.B. (Hons.) Admission Test (BLAT-2014), which will be conducted in July 2014. The BLAT will be held on Sunday, July 20, 2014.
BHU BLAT is conducted for taking admission to 5 years integrated Bachelor of Arts Bachelor of Law (B.A+LL.B) honors program for the commencing session 2014.
1. MINIMUM ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENT FOR (10-SEMESTERS/5 YEARS) B.A. LL.B. (HONS) [UNDER SPECIAL COURSE OF STUDY]
Applicant who has successfully completed Senior Secondary School (10+2) or equivalent (Such as 11+1, ‘A’ level in Senior School Leaving certificate course) from a recognized University of India or outside or from a Senior Secondary Board or equivalent constituted or recognized by the Union or by a State Government or from any equivalent institution from a foreign country recognized by the Government of that country for the purpose of issue of qualifying certificate on successful completion of the course. However, the applicants who have obtained 10+2 through open Universities System directly without having any basic qualification for prosecuting such studies shall not be eligible for admission to 5-year B.A. LL.B. (Hons.) course. Minimum marks in qualifying examination for admission not below 50% of total marks in case of General category applicants; 45% in case of OBCs and 40% in case of SC & ST applicants.
Candidates are advised to read the minimum eligibility requirements and Relaxation in minimum eligibility for Scheduled Castes (SC)/ Scheduled Tribes (ST)/Other Backward Classes (OBC)/ Physically Challenged (PC) candidates given under Clause 3 and the Notes relating to Minimum Eligibility Requirements.
2. COURSE CODE NUMBER, NUMBER OF SEATS AND COURSE FEE
COURSE NAME LOCATION COURSE CODE COURSE FEE
B.A. LL.B. (Hons) Main Campus 137 Rs.60000/- per annum#
INTAKE: MINIMUM 30 MAXIMUM 60
Note: #The Special Course Fee for the B.A. L.L.B. (Hons) programme is Rs.60000/- per annum. In addition, a student
would be required to pay the regular fee component prescribed for the course.
3. RELAXATION IN MINIMUM ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS FOR SCHEDULED CASTES (SC), SCHEDULED TRIBES (ST), OTHER BACKWARD CLASSES (OBC) AND PHYSICALLY CHALLENGED (PC) CANDIDATES
(i) The SC and ST candidates must have secured a minimum of 40% in the qualifying examination.
(ii) The OBC and PC candidates must have secured a minimum of 45% marks in the qualifying examination.
4. NOTES RELATING MINIMUM ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENT
(i) Candidates appearing in the Final Year of the Qualifying Examination may also apply and appear in the Test.
However, the candidate will be required to produce the original mark sheet of the qualifying examination at the time of counseling for getting admission.
(ii) If the applicant has passed the qualifying Exam where grades are awarded and:
a. where the Grade Sheet does not mention the equivalent percentage of marks from grade points, the candidate should submit such a Certificate of conversion from the concerned Institution mentioning either the converted percentage, or the formula for the actual conversion of grade point average to percentage of marks;
b. where the Grade Sheet itself mentions the equivalent percentage of marks from grade points, or the formula for such conversion, the candidate should get both sides of the Degree/Grade Sheet photocopied showing the equivalent percentage of marks/conversion formula.
(i) Scheduled Castes/Scheduled Tribes:
Seats shall be reserved for Scheduled Caste (15%) and Scheduled Tribe (7.5%) candidates in each Course. Admission against these seats will be made in order of merit obtained in BLAT-2014 provided the candidate has passed the Qualifying Examination with a minimum of 40% marks and meets the prescribed minimum eligibility condition. Every SC/ST candidate shall have to submit a self attested copy of the Certificate mentioning that the candidate belongs to SC/ST community. Such certificates shall be subject to verification from the concerned District Magistrate. The following are empowered to issue the certificate:
(a) District Magistrate/Additional District Magistrate/Collector/Deputy Commissioner/Addl. Deputy Commissioner/Deputy Collector/1st Class Stipendiary Magistrate/ City Magistrate/Sub-Divisional Magistrate/Taluka Magistrate/
Executive Magistrate/Extra Assistant Commissioner.
(b) Chief Presidency Magistrate/Addl. Chief Presidency Magistrate/Presidency Magistrate.
(c) Revenue Officer not below the rank of Tehsildar.
(d) Sub-Divisional Officer of the area where the candidate and/or his family normally resides.
(e) Administrator/Secretary to the Administrator/ Development Officer (Lakshadweep Islands).
Candidates must note that Certificate from any other person/authority shall not be accepted in any case. If the candidate happens to belong to SC or ST, his/her caste/tribe must be listed in the appropriate Govt. of India schedule. The Caste Certificate should clearly state: (a) Name of his/her caste/tribe (b) whether he/she belongs to SC or ST (c) District and the State or Union Territory of his/her usual place of residence and (d) the appropriate Govt. of India schedule under which his/her caste/tribe is approved by it as SC or ST. However, if an SC/ST candidate seeks admission under some other category (for example: PC/Employee Ward etc.) the candidate should satisfy the minimum eligibility requirement for that category.
(ii) Other Backward Classes (OBCs):
27% Reservation to candidates belonging to OBC category (excluding under creamy layer) will be provided in BLAT Information Bulletin 2014 different courses. Admission against these seats will be made in order of merit obtained in BLAT-2014 provided the candidate has passed the Qualifying Examination with a minimum of 45% marks and meets the prescribed minimum eligibility condition. The authorities to issue the OBC certificate are the same as in case of SC/ST provided in section 5 (i) above. The caste in the OBC certificate will be those only which are in the list of Central Govt. Further the OBC certificate should clearly mention that the candidate is not under creamy layer. However, if an OBC candidate seeks admission under some other category (for example: PC/Employee Ward etc.) the candidate should satisfy the minimum eligibility requirement for that category.
(iii) Physically Challenged:
3% seats shall be reserved for Physically Challenged Candidates: Visually Impaired (1%) + Hearing Impaired (1%) + Orthopaedically Handicapped (1%) (on horizontal reservation basis). Admission against these seats will be made in order of merit obtained in BLAT-2014 provided the candidate has passed the Qualifying Examination with a minimum of 45% marks and meets the prescribed minimum eligibility condition. Such candidates will have to submit a self attested copy of Disability Certificate issued by the District CMO with the Application Form. The candidates called for Counseling for possible provisional admission will be examined by a Medical Board constituted by BHU and if necessary, will be referred by the Medical Board to other recognized bodies for the purpose, as per criteria fixed by the University. The decision of the Medical Board constituted by BHU will be final. The Entrance Test for Blind candidates will be held at Varanasi Centre only.
‘Writer’ for Blind Candidates:
‘Writer’ will be provided by the University to each blind candidate. The qualifications of ‘writers’ shall be decided by the University. Such a candidate is required to apply for ‘writer’ to the Controller of Examinations on the prescribed application form for the purpose at least 15 days prior to the date of the Entrance Test. For this purpose, the candidate has to collect the form from the Office of the Controller of examinations, and submit the same affixing a passport size photograph similar to that affixed on the application form. Such candidate will have to appear before the Head, Department of Ophthalmology for clinical examination and his opinion/recommendation will be considered before providing ‘writer’. All the blind candidates will be accommodated at one Centre at Varanasi only.
Note: Wherever the number of seats is small, the University will have the right to combine some of the groups to calculate the number of seats for reserved categories.
Consideration of Reserved Category Meritorious Candidates as General Candidates:
In a course, if the merit of a reserved category candidate is more than or equal to the merit of the last admitted general candidate in that course, the reserved category candidate will be treated as general candidate in that course. Provided further that if a meritorious reserved category candidate is admitted by relaxing the general qualifying standards (minimum eligibility requirement and/or age) or is admitted to a higher preferred course (allotment of Honours subject, Subject combination, Specialization, if any) which he/she would not have got by remaining under the general category, then his/her admission shall be adjusted against the concerned reserved category quota and the consequential vacancy created in the general category shall be filled up by a general category candidate in order of merit.
6. SUPERNUMERARY SEATS:
NOTE: Candidates seeking admission on a supernumerary seat under any of the following supernumerary quota shall be required to meet the eligibility conditions as are prescribed for general category candidates.
(i) BHU Employee Wards: 15% supernumerary seats in all the courses (including special courses) shall be available for the sons/daughters of permanent employees (including those on probation) of BHU currently in service or were so during the academic Session immediately preceding the Session for which the Entrance Test is held, provided the candidate fulfils the minimum eligibility requirements and claims that he/she belongs to employee ward category in the Application Form and qualifies in the BLAT. BHU Employee Ward category applicants are required to submit a certificate issued by the Dy. Registrar (Administration), if called for Counseling. Further, wherever the provision of employee ward quota for admission in a course of the University exists, the provision of granting benefit of Employee Ward will be extended to the following two groups of serving and retired/deceased employees also by creating one supernumerary seat (for each group) in addition to the seats available for the employee wards provided the merit index of the wards of the said two groups in the merit of entrance test conducted for admission in the course is not below the last admitted candidate under employee ward quota in BLAT Information Bulletin 2014 that course:
(a) employees joining the University on deputation along with the Research Scientists A, B & C of the University; &
(b) wards of the deceased employees and re-engaged/retired BHU employees subject to the condition that the privilege will be available upto the academic year succeeding the year in which the deceased employee would have attained/retired employee attains the age of 65 years.
(Note: Any fraction after computation of 15% seats in a course will be rounded off to the next integer.)
(ii) Foreign Nationals: Provision to the extent of 15% supernumerary seats for Foreign Nationals exist, out of which 5% seats will be filled up by children of NRIs [Persons of Indian Origin (PIO)] and 5% by children of Indian workers in Gulf and South Asian Countries. The details about this may be obtained from the Office of the International Centre, C/3/3, Tagore House, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi-221 005. (visit our BHU website.
How to Apply:
7. APPLICATION FORM:
The University has created its Entrance Test Portal with the domain name. Its is also available on the BHU website. The entire process of making an application for admission to B.A. LL.B. (Hons) (10-Semesters-5 Years Course) will be ONLINE. Accordingly, candidates may note that BLAT 2014 Information Bulletin and Application Form will not be sold (as there will be no offline mode) and the candidates desirous of admissions shall be required to register on the Entrance Test portal of BHU and fill up the application form ONLINE as per procedure provided on the Portal. For further details visit the BHU website or the entrance test portal of BHU.
8. APPLICATION PROCESSING/ENTRANCE TEST FEE
The Candidate shall pay the following Application Processing Fee/Entrance Test fee:
B.A. LL.B. (Hons.) [under Special Course of Study]
Entrance Test Fee
Rs. 250.00 Rs. 500.00
Mode of Payment of Application Processing/Test Fee
Candidate is required to fill up the BLAT-2014 Application Form ONLINE. After the candidate has filled up the application form online, he/she will be required to make Online payment of application processing/test fee through credit card/debit card through the payment gateway available on the Entrance test portal Further detailed procedure in this regard is prescribed in Section 11.
(i) The Application Form once submitted with the Application Processing/ Entrance Test Fee at confessional rate meant for SC/ST candidate shall be considered under SC/ST Category.
(ii) The Application Processing/ Entrance Test Fee paid shall neither be refunded nor transferred to another course and shall also not be reserved for any subsequent year, in any case.
9. ENTRANCE TEST CENTRES:
The Test will be held at the following Centres, provided there are sufficient number of candidates for the concerned Centre:
Varanasi Gorakhpur Lucknow Kolkata Delhi Hyderabad Chenna
1.Date of commencement of accessibility to Online application Friday 30.05.2014
2. Last Date for submission of filled in application form Monday 28.06.2014
3. Accessibility of Admit Cards Monday 08.07.2014
4. Date of BLAT Sunday 20.07.2014
5. Date of Declaration of Results Friday 28-31.07.2014
6. Issue of Call Letters Saturday 29-01.08.2014
7. Date of commencement of Counselling Monday 10.08.2014
Date and time of report for counseling will be intimated to the candidates in the Call Letter. Candidates are required to attend the Counseling as per schedule indicated in the Call Letter failing which they would forfeit their claim of provisional admission.
8. Closure of Admission Process Wednesday 18.08.2014
9. Commencement of the class Thursday 22.08.2014
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