BA Admission 2021 is done both by an entrance exam and on the basis of merit. BA admission 2021 registration process in IGNOU has begun from June 2021 and the last date for registration is in the last week of September 2021. The registrations for BA admission 2021 in Delhi University has begun from August 2, 2021, and the first cut-off release date is between September 7 – 10, 2021. The admissions in DU will be based on merit for most of the undergraduate courses. The last date to register for BA courses in DU is on August 31, 2021.
Several universities like Christ University have completed their BA Admission 2021 while the registrations for entrance exams like NPAT 2021 have also been completed on June 17, 2021, for BA Admission 2021 in NMIMS Mumbai. The last date to apply at Kerala University for BA course is on August 17, 2021.
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 2021.
Top BA Colleges: Application Deadline
|College||Admission Criteria||Application Deadline|
|Hindu College, New Delhi||Merit/ DUET||August 31, 2021 (Open)|
|St. Stephens College, New Delhi||Merit/ DUET||August 5 – 31, 2021|
|Miranda House, New Delhi||Merit/ DUET||August 31, 2021 (Open)|
|Lady Shri Ram College For Women, New Delhi||Merit/ DUET||August 31, 2021 (Open)|
|Madras Christian College, Chennai||Merit||June 2021|
|Hansraj College, New Delhi||Merit/ DUET||August 31, 2021 (Open)|
|Loyola College, Chennai||Merit + Interview||-|
|Christ University, Bengaluru||Entrance Exam||December 08, 2020 - June 09, 2021 (Closed)|
|Gargi College, New Delhi||Merit/ DUET||August 31, 2021 (Open)|
|Ramjas College, New Delhi||Merit/ DUET||August 31, 2021 (Open)|
BA Admission 2021: 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 2021 dates and the deadlines for submitting application forms.
|Name of the Colleges||Exam Score Accepted||Application Dates|
|St. Stephens College||Merit Based / Entrance||August 5, 2021 onwards|
|Lady Shri Ram College for Women||Merit Based||August 2, 2021 onwards|
|Miranda House||Merit Based||August 2, 2021 onwards|
|St. Xaviers College||Merit Based / Entrance Exam||July 2021|
|Loreto College||Merit Based||August 2, 2021 onwards|
|Jadavpur University||Merit Based / Entrance Exam||-|
|Hindu College||Merit Based||August 2, 2021 onwards|
|Gargi College||Merit Based||August 2, 2021 onwards|
|Daulat Ram College||Merit Based||August 2, 2021 onwards|
|JNU||Entrance Exams||Till August 27, 2021|
BA Admission 2021: Entrance Exam
Most of the BA Admission 2021 entrance exams have been postponed or delayed due to the rise in COVID-19 cases. Registrations for NPAT 2021 exam are open till June 17, 2021.
The below-mentioned table has a detailed list of all the exams that are conducted for BA Admission 2021 deadlines along with their registrations and their entrance exams syllabus and prerequisites.
Entrance Exam Schedule
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 subjects 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 English||BA History||BA Sociology|
|BA Political Science||BA Hindi||BA Bengali|
|BA Economics||BA Philosophy||BA Urdu|
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 2021: Admission Process
BA Admission 2021 for various courses are done on the basis of both merit and on the basis of entrance exam syllabus. It however depends on the colleges that you are applying for. Below mentioned is a detailed structure of the admission process for BA courses,
BA Admission 2021 is done once a student clears the eligibility criteria. The eligibility criteria may vary to very less extent in various colleges, on majority the criteria remains the same for all. Below mentioned are few of the eligibility criteria for admission to BA courses,
- Students must clear their class 12th board exam from a recognised board / University
- Must have minimum 50% aggregate marks in Class 12 board examination
- Colleges offer 5% relaxation in the aggregate marks for students from SC / ST background
How to Apply?
Applications for BA Admission 2021 are not at all a difficult task to fill if adhered to all the rules as mentioned in the guidelines, However for your reference some of the important points are mentioned below that will assist you in completing the task hasslefree,
- 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
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
Once you are shortlisted, you are thereafter expected to go through the counselling 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 2021: 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,
|Name of the Colleges||Average Fees (INR)|
|Jawaharlal Nehru University||1,362|
|University of Calcutta||3,499|
|St. Stephens College||40, 420|
|Lady Shri Ram College||38,653|
|St. Xaviers College||48,500|
BA Admission 2021: 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 2021: 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?
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 2021 Exam be postponed due to Covid 19?
Ans. BHU UET 2021 was tentatively scheduled to be conducted in April and May, 2021, 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. Programme and B.A. Honours different?
Yes, these courses are different. B.A. Programme 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. Honours is a course which 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.