1. a) A candidate may be admitted to the first year of B.A. (Honours./General) degree courses on passing higher secondary (10 + 2) or equivalent examination with five recognized subjects of 100 marks each.
b) In case of other boards (not run by State Board/Council), one of the subjects passed shall be English, of full marks not being less than 100.
c) Candidates passing Higher Secondary examination from vocational stream conducted by West Bengal Council of Higher Secondary Education or any other equivalent Board/Council are eligible for admission in General Courses provided that the candidate must have passed in 5 recognised subjects, of which one shall be English, in the previous qualifying examination.
2. Candidates shall be allowed for admission within three consecutive academic sessions including the year of passing the previous qualifying examination.
3. a) For taking up Honours course in a subject a candidate must have obtained :
i) A minimum of 45% marks in aggregate and 55% marks in the subject or related subject at the previous qualifying examination.
ii) 50% marks in or aggregate and 45% marks in the subject at the previous qualifying examination.
iii) 55% marks in aggregate when the candidate has not studied the subject or any related subject at the previous qualifying examination.(N.B. Aggregate means the sum of marks of best scored five (5) subjects excluding Environmental Education).
b) However, candidates belonging to the Schedule Caste or Schedule Tribe community taking up Honours course shall enjoy 5% relaxation in marks in (i), (ii) & (iii) above, as the case may be.
4. a) Admission will be strictly on the basis of merit. Merit list will be prepared on the basis of the following criteria :
i) In case of Honours course : Aggregate plus the marks obtained in the subject or related subject in which he/she intends to take up Honours course.
ii) In case of General course : Merit list