BA Admission 2022: Admission Process, Eligibility, Entrance Exams, Syllabus, Top Colleges

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BA Admission 2022 is done both by an entrance exam and on the basis of merit. BA admission 2022 registration process in top colleges begins usually in the month of June and July.

Bachelor of Arts is a 3 years Undergraduate degree course for various subjects in the field of Humanities / Arts such as History, Political Science, English, Sociology, Bengali, Hindi etc. The average course fee for BA courses ranges between INR 3,000 – 45,000. 

In some colleges, students have to sit for the entrance examinations such as JNUEE, Calcutta University Entrance exams, BHU UET, DUET, NPAT etc post checking the mentioned eligibility criteria while in other colleges students are enrolled in the course based on merit for BA Admission 2022. 

Top BA Colleges: Application Deadline

College Admission Criteria Application Deadline (Tentative)
Hindu College, New Delhi Merit/ DUET June 2022
St. Stephens College, New Delhi Merit/ DUET June 2022
Miranda House, New Delhi Merit/ DUET June 2022
Lady Shri Ram College For Women, New Delhi Merit/ DUET June 2022
Madras Christian College, Chennai Merit April 2022
Hansraj College, New Delhi Merit/ DUET June 2022
Loyola College, Chennai Merit + Interview March 2022
Christ University, Bengaluru Entrance Exam December 2021
Gargi College, New Delhi Merit/ DUET June 2022
Ramjas College, New Delhi Merit/ DUET June 2022

BA Admission 2022: Important Dates

Students who aspire to pursue BA from top colleges and universities should be aware of all the minute details regarding admission, registration dates, exam dates and others. The below-mentioned table will discuss the latest BA admission 2022 dates and the deadlines for submitting application forms.

Name of the Colleges Exam Score Accepted Application Dates (Tentative)
St. Stephens College Merit Based / Entrance June 2022
Lady Shri Ram College for Women Merit Based June 2022
Miranda House Merit Based June 2022
St. Xaviers College Merit Based / Entrance Exam To be Announced
Loreto College Merit Based July 2022
Jadavpur University Merit Based / Entrance Exam To be Announced
Hindu College Merit Based June 2022
Gargi College Merit Based June 2022
Daulat Ram College Merit Based June 2022
JNU Entrance Exams August 2022

BA Admission 2022: Entrance Exams

BA Admission 2022 can be done on the basis of either Class 12 marks or by qualifying an entrance exam.

The below-mentioned table has a detailed list of all the exams that are conducted for BA Admission 2022 deadlines along with their registrations and their entrance exams syllabus and prerequisites.

BA Admission 2022: Entrance Exam Schedule

Name of the Exams Registration Dates Exam Dates
JNUEE May 2022 June 2022
DSAT January 2022 September 2022
NPAT February 2022 June 2022
BHU UET May 2022 July 2022
TISSBAT To be announced To be announced

BA Admission 2022: Entrance Exam Syllabus

The syllabus for BA courses will vary from subject to subject. There are several subjects under BA course, such as English, History, Philosophy, Sociology, Economics, etc and each subject has different syllabus according to their core of interest and study. However some topics that are common for all BA Admission 2022 entrance exams are tabulated below for your convenience,

General knowledge Comprehensive Ability Mental Ability
Population & Climate Change Indian Politics Numerical Ability
The Human Body & Common Disease History & Indian Culture Environmental Studies

The syllabus for BA 3 years degree course for various subjects consists of an integrated syllabus with in depth knowledge of the subject. There are a vast range of subjects that are included in BA degree courses as a whole. Some of the core syllabus for all BA subjects are tabulated below,

BA Admission 2022: Entrance Exam Prerequisites

Before appearing for BA entrance exams you should be aware of all the prerequisites as mentioned below,

  • Prepare a list of colleges that you want to apply for, and the list of entrance exams that they accept
  • The top BA entrance exams include JNUEE, DSAT, NPAT, CUCET etc.
  • Check the eligibility and the entrance criteria for these BA entrance exams.
  • There are different subject bifurcations under BA, check the subject and the course structure that you want to pursue and proceed accordingly with the entrance exams.

BA Admission 2022: Admission Process

BA Admission 2022 for various courses are done on the basis of both merit and on the basis of the entrance exam syllabus. Colleges offer BA Admission as per the minimum eligibility criteria mentioned below

BA Admission 2022: Eligibility Criteria

BA Admission 2022 is done once a student clears the minimum eligibility criteria. The eligibility criteria may vary to a very less extent in various colleges, in the majority of colleges, the criteria remain the same for all. Below mentioned is the minimum eligibility criteria for admission to BA courses:

  • Students must clear their class 12th board exam from a recognized board / University
  • Must have minimum of 50% aggregate marks in Class 12 board examination
  • Colleges offer 5% relaxation in the aggregate marks for students from SC / ST background

BA Admission 2022: How to Apply?

Applications for BA Admission 2022 are conducted online by the top universities and colleges. However for your reference some of the important points are mentioned below that will assist you in completing BA Application Process for the academic year 2022-2025

  • Apply for the BA Courses that you wish to pursue
  • You can choose amongst a variety of subjects like English, History, Sociology, Political Science, Bengali, Economics etc.
  • Appear for the Entrance Exam, if there is any
  • After clearing appear for the GD / PI rounds
  • Certain colleges have WAT (Written Ability Test) as a mode of final selection
  • Once shortlisted accept the admission offer

BA Admission 2022: GD / PI

GD (Group Discussion) PI (Personal Interview) are the two final list of rounds that candidates have to go through for the final round of selection, where they are asked questions about their goals, ambitions and reason of interest in the chosen course

BA Admission 2022: Counselling

Once you are shortlisted, you are thereafter expected to go through the counseling process, which is nothing but submitting all the necessary documents such as ID proof, Photograph, Exam certificates, few declarations etc required for the BA admission process. 

BA Admission 2022: Top Colleges

Some of the top colleges from where students can pursue BA degree courses are tabulated below for your reference along with their average fees,

BA Admission 2022: Tips to Clear the Exam

Many top-level colleges give admission based on class XII marks. Cut-off of top colleges like Miranda, Gargi, Hindu, goes up to 98-99%. So it is very important to score well in the Class XII exam.

  • Make a list of colleges you want to apply to. Submit the application in these colleges in a given time period.
  • Check the application dates, registration dates and exam dates that are updated regularly
  • If an entrance exam is required for admission then complete the syllabus of the exam. 
  • Appear for the GD / PI rounds confidently
  • Once selected accept the admission offer

BA Admission 2022: FAQs

Ques. What are the common jobs for BA Graduate once?

Ans. Common bachelor of arts jobs are in private, public and government sectors in professions like Political Consultant and Analyst, Intelligence Specialist, Archivist, Historian, Consultant, Policy Maker, Flight Attendant, Academic Writer, Executive Assistant, Associate, Social Worker, etc.

Ques. Is a BA degree worth it?

Ans. Yes, it is totally worth it. The fees to pursue BA are very less. Also, there are so many career options after BA like higher education in MA, BA LLB, MBA, etc. Job offers available for BA graduates are Political Consultant and Analyst, Intelligence Specialist, Archivist, Historian, etc.

Ques. What course should I do after BA?

Ans. BA graduates can pursue Master of Arts (MA), Master of Business Administration (MBA), Bachelor of Education (B.Ed) and many other professional diploma courses.

Ques. What is the course duration and fees of BA course in IGNOU?

Ans. BA course in IGNOU can be done from 3 year to 5years.

Ques. Why do students do BA LLB?

Ans. Students who want to become professional lawyers join BA LLB. This course can be joined directly after XII. IT is an integrated law course for a duration of 5 years. Its curriculum includes both law and art subjects in the course. Students who want to become professional lawyers should pursue this course.

Ques. Will the BHU UET 2022 Exam be postponed due to Covid 19?

Ans. BHU UET 2022 was tentatively scheduled to be conducted in April and May, 2022, but it is now scheduled to be from August 16 – 31, 2020 because of COVID 19 outbreak.

Ques. Can I apply for multiple courses in an online form in DU University?

Ans. Yes, you can apply for multiple courses for DU admission 2020 through a single online application.

Ques. Is there any special reservation for wards of BHU employees?

Ans. BHU has quota for the following categories

  • Wards of Employees at BHU - 15% supernumerary seats in all courses
  • Paid seats/ management quota - not more than 15% supernumerary seats (to be specified at the time of admissions)
  • Sports quota for Faculty of Arts: 15 seats each

Ques. Are B.A. Program and B.A. Honors different?

Ans. Yes, these courses are different. B.A. Program is a general course where a set of subjects are studied with the same weightage. It is not a specialization course. On the other hand, B.A. Honors is a course that focuses on a specific subject only. A student enrolled for a B. A. Honours in a discipline studies 18 papers (14 core papers + 4 optional papers) of that particular discipline over 3 years.

Ques. Can I study B.A. Honours (Economics) without mathematics subjects in class XII?

Ans. No, you cannot apply for BA Economics (Hons) without Maths.

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