Candidates appeared/passed 10+2 level science examination of any recognized Board with 60% (Open) and 55% (Reserved) are eligible to apply.
Reservations: 50% seats are reserved for SC, ST, DT, NT & OBC candidates from Maharashtra as per Maharashtra Govt. rules. 3% seats are reserved for physically handicapped students. 50% seats are for open category candidates, of which, 70% are reserved for candidates from Maharashtra and 30% are for candidates outside Maharashtra.
Students who have passed / appeared for the 10+2 level examination with science subjects, conducted by Maharashtra State Board of Higher Secondary Education (H.S.C.) or various equivalent Boards in other states of India, CBSE or other equivalent Central Boards are eligible for applying for admission to this course.
The minimum percentage of marks at the 10+2 level examinations are: 60% for open category students and 55% for the students belonging to reserved category (having domicile in Maharashtra state)
A national level entrance examination is conducted by IBB every year and the admissions are done entirely on the basis of merit list of this entrance examination.
The existing rules for reservation stipulated by the Government of India are followed during the admissions.
Only the candidates belonging to reserved category and having domicile in Maharashtra are considered for admissions in the reserved quota. Reserved category candidates with domicile in other states of India are treated as open category candidates.
The announcement of the entrance examination is made through advertisements in selected major daily newspapers as well as on the official web site of IBB, generally in the month of March or April.
The entrance examination is usually conducted in the month of June. The date of the examination is declared well in advance every year.
There are two papers in the entrance examination, both with multiple choice questions (MCQs). There are 50 questions in Paper I on general knowledge, quantitative aptitude and intelligence (Duration 1Hr.). In Paper II, there are 100 questions that are based on the syllabus of 10+2 course of Maharashtra Board in Biology (weight age 40%), Physics (25%), Chemistry (25%) and Math’s (10%). Duration for Paper II is 2Hrs.
Negative marking system is used in the assessment of both, Paper I and Paper II (0.5 mark deducted for every wrong answer).
Candidates having at least 45% marks in the Entrance Test (30% in the case of reserved category) are considered for inclusion in the merit list.
Information for foreign students
The candidates who are foreign nationals and Non-Resident Indians are not required to appear for the Entrance Examination. They would have to approach the International Students Cell of the University of Pune for their admission, at the following address:
International Students Centre,
Arts Faculty Building, University of Pune, Ganeshkhind, Pune 411007, Maharashtra
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