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Admissions at BNU

Admissions Closed Spring 2023 

School Degree Programs Degree Level Application Deadline  Admission Test Downloads  interviews/Portfolio Review  Display of Merit List Last date for registration and fee payment Orientation/ Classes
Mariam Dawood School of Visual Arts & Design  

 


 Graduate Jan 19, 2023

MAADS Admissions Handouts

Jan 23, 2023 Jan 24, 2023 Feb 04, 2023 Feb 06, 2023
Seeta Majeed School of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, Department of Liberal Arts
(SLASS-DLA)
BA (Hons) in Social Sciences with major in   
Undergraduate Jan 16, 2023 Date: Jan 18, 2023
Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm 
Venue: SLASS 103



Download Sample Admission Test (all programs) Date: Jan 18, 2023
Time: 
Venue: SLASS 103

Jan 19, 2023 Due Date: Jan 27, 2023
Valid Date: Feb 03, 2023
Date: Feb 06, 2023

 School of Media and Mass Communication, Department of Journalism & Mass Communication
 (SMC-JOR)



  Jan 16, 2023 Date: Jan 17, 2023
Time: 11:00 am - 02:00 pm 
Venue: SLASS Auditorium 007

Download Sample Admission Test BA (Hons.) & BS (Hons.)
Download Sample Admission Test MS
Date: Jan 18, 2023
Time: 11:00 am onwards
Venue: Rooms 104, 106, 114, 109
SLASS Building  

Jan 19, 2023 Due Date: Jan 27, 2023
Valid Date: Feb 03, 2023
Date: Feb 06, 2023
Time: 11:00 am
Venue: SLASS Auditorium 007
School of Media and Mass Communication, Department of Theatre, Film and Television
(SMC-TFT) 
  Jan 16, 2023
Date: Jan 17, 2023
Time: 10:00 am - 12: 00 pm
Venue: Studio 125. SLASS Building 


Download Sample Admission Test MS Film & TV
Download Sample Admission Test BA TFT

Date: Jan 17 , 2023
Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Venue: Studio 125, SLASS Building 
 


Jan 19, 2023 Due Date: Jan 27, 2023
Valid Date: Feb 03, 2023
Date: Feb 06, 2023
Time: 10:00 am 

School of Business, Department of Economics (SB-ECO)    Jan 16, 2023 Date: Jan 18, 2023
Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Venue: SB T 204, First Floor, SB Building



Sample Admission Test  Economics - All Programs (1)
Sample Admissions Test - All Programs (2)
Date: Jan 18, 2023
Time: 12:00 pm till 02:00 pm 
Venue: SB T 204, First Floor, SB Building 
Jan 19, 2023 Due Date: Jan 27, 2023
Valid Date: Feb 03, 2023
Date: Feb 03, 2023
Time: 12:00 pm
Venue: SB T 002 Basement, School of Business Building
 School of Business, Department of Management Sciences (SB-DMS) BBA (Hons.) 
 Undergraduate Jan 16, 2023

Date: Jan 17, 2023
Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm 
Venue: SB T 204, First Floor, SB Building 
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Sample Admission Test BBA (1)
Sample Admission Test BBA (2)
Date: Jan 17, 2023
Time: 12:00 pm till 02:00 pm
Venue: SB T 204, First Floor, SB Building 

Jan 19, 2023 Due Date: Jan 27, 2023
Valid Date: Feb 03, 2023
Date: Feb 03, 2023
Time: 10:00 am
Venue: SB T 002 Basement, School of Business Building



BNU Prospectus 2022-23


How to apply

Online Application:

➢Visit our Online Admission Portal
➢Select the degree program and click on Apply Now link
➢Read admission application instructions carefully
➢Check Documents Check List for Admission and fill out the form

Application Submission:


Submit via Courier  OR  Submit in Person
Print the filled-out application form and submit it via courier with copies of your transcripts and a demand draft/pay order for application processing fee (Rs.3,000 for other schools/ Rs.3,500 for MDSVAD (non-refundable)) at:
Registrar’s Office 
BNU Campus 
13 Km Raiwind Road 
Lahore 
Print the filled-out application form, transcript scans and proof of online payment for the processing fee (Rs. 3,000 for all other schools/Rs. 3,500 for MDSVAD) and submit it in person at:
Registrar's Office
BNU Campus
13 Km Raiwind Road
Lahore

ACCOUNT DETAILS for Online payment:
IBAN: PK50ASCM0000211650512685
Account Title: Beaconhouse National University
Bank Name: Askari Bank Limited
Branch: Gulberg Branch

 

For any queries contact our Admission Office at (042) 38100156 ext 204, 484, 488 and 490 (from 09:30 am to 04:30 pm | Monday to Friday) or email: admissions@bnu.edu.pk

Please Note: Out of health and safety concerns in the wake of COVID-19, all applicants are requested to avoid unnecessary in-person visits to the campus.

Admission Criteria

Selected candidates will be granted provisional admission only, which may be regularized after they have been declared successful and meet any one of the following requirements:

BA / BSc (Hons) Programmes

  • FA / F.Sc with at least 2nd division (i.e. 495 marks)*.
  • O-levels (at least 6 subjects with IBCC equivalence) and 3 A-levels. Advanced Subsidiary (AS) will not be taken into account.
  • High School Diploma and International Baccalaureate (IB) result with at least 2.5 CGPA.
  • Equivalence Certificate form IBCC is mandatory for all international qualifications i.e. O Levels/A-Levels, High School Diploma, and International Baccalaureate, or equivalent.

* The students with minimum 60% marks in intermediate or an Average C in A Levels are eligible to apply in BBA. (Hons.) program. However, the average marks in intermediate or equivalent marks in A Levels of last year's intake were 67%.
*For BSc (Hons.) Software Engineering and Computer Science at least 50% marks in Intermediate (with Maths as a subject) OR Intermediate (Pre-Medical Group)
*For Economics 50% marks required in Inter OR equivalent IBCC equivalence.
*For B.Sc in Applied Psychology 45% marks required in Inter OR equivalent IBCC equivalence.

MA / MSc Programmes

  • Bachelor’s degree in Humanities or Sciences from a recognized foreign or local college/university with minimum second division.

MS/M.Phil Programme

  • MA second division or 16 years of education with BA (Hons.) from a recognized university with minimum CGPA of 2.5
  • GAT, General Test from the National Testing Service

RHSA Admission Criteria

  • Eligibility 20%
  • Statement of Intent 20%
  • Admission Test 40%
  • Interview 20%

Students awaiting their FA/FSc/A-Level results may apply for admission. Selected candidates will be granted provisional admission only, which may be regularized after they have been declared successful and meet the admission requirements of the university.

Entrance Exam

The entrance exam will be a multiple-choice paper. Student will have to select the best or correct answer. The exam will assess the following with relevance to architecture.

  • Candidate’s General Knowledge: historical, regional, social, literary.
  • Candidate’s Cognitive ability: perception, memory, judgment, and reasoning.
  • Candidate’s understanding of moral/ social issues confronted by architecture today.
  • Interview by a panel of Faculty.

Eligibilty

To be eligible for admission to the undergraduate program, a candidate must satisfy any one of the following requirements:

  • FA/F.Sc with at least 1st division (60% marks)
  • O-levels (in at least 6 subjects for international students and 8 subjects for local students) and 3 A-Levels. Advanced Subsidiary (AS) will not be taken into account. (Candidates scoring an average C Grade are eligible to apply in each O and A-Level).
  • High School Diploma and International Baccalaureate (ID) results with at least 2.67 CGPA
  • Equivalence certificate from IBCC for all international qualifications i.e. O-Levels/A-Levels, High School Diploma, International Baccalaureate, etc.

Fulfillment of basic eligibility requirements or a high academic score in any single discipline or any other outstanding achievement alone is not sufficient for selection. Candidates and their parents or supporters who expect their candidature to be strong enough to warrant selection are advised that the outcome of the selection process cannot be anticipated at any stage. Experience over the years has shown that competition for admission is intense. Every effort is made to select students from diverse economic and educational backgrounds. This is done in the belief that diversity in the student body greatly enriches the educational experience.

Under no circumstance, any student scoring a D grade or below in O or A-level will be eligible for the admission process even if the average is C or greater.

Note for All Candidates

Candidates are requested to ensure they meet applicable eligibility requirements before applying. These are listed on the Website in the Admission section. Moreover, candidates are responsible to complete the application and other requirements according to the published instructions and time schedule. Beaconhouse National University reserves the right to admission; to revoke admission and registration if an application is discovered to be inaccurate or incomplete, or if supporting documents are discovered to be fraudulent. Any candidate who presents a fraudulent document in support of an application for admission may be identified to other universities and colleges.

There are TWO Admission Cycles for the Entrance Exam. Early Admissions and Regular Admissions. If a candidate does not clear the Admission process in the Early Admissions, they may apply for a re-interview in the Regular Admission. If the Candidate has failed to appear on the Entrance Exam in the first cycle, they can request to appear in the second cycle (The decision will be taken by the Admission Committee). The admission granted is valid for that year only and will not be carried forward next year if the candidate does not avail the admission. They will have to re-apply next year.

Reading list

Compulsory readings for Exam and Interview:
In praise of shadows
Experiencing architecture
Beloved City by Bapsi Sidhwa


List of Architects

Research their body of work and study one building in detail for Exam and Interview:
Frank Lloyd Wright
Louis Kahn
Le Corbusier
Mies van der Rohe
Hassan Fathy
Kausar Bashir
Mehdi Ali Mirza
Habib Fida Ali
Yasmin Lari
Nayyar Ali Dada

Statement of Intent (300-600 words)

An essay is to be written by the candidate providing an introduction about themselves and their motivation for becoming an Architect. A full and specific description of the applicant’s motivation is required to be submitted with the Application. The letter must include statements of goals, their interests beyond the field of architecture, and their skills. Define key questions, issues that might be answered, and how they feel that this institute will provide opportunities to fulfill their missions.

This will be submitted with the application form. This submission is weighted heavily during the application review process.

Entrance Exam

All candidates have to undertake the entrance exam.

Part A – MCQs
Section A – Mathematics (Intermediate/A-Levels)
Section B – Geometry (Matriculations/O-Levels)
Section C – Physics (Matriculation/O-Levels)
Section D – General Knowledge (National and Global)
Section E – Literature, Arts, Culture (National and Global)
Section F – Architecture (National and Global)

Part B – DRAWING
Analytical Drawings
Imaginative Drawings

Part C – MODELING
A small construction (model) to be made using the provided materials.

PART D – WRITING
Candidates will be asked to write about a given topic.

Interview

All candidates are interviewed to keep the admission process thorough and to give equal opportunity to go through the entire process. Interviews are an integral part of the process as it allows the department to understand the Candidate, their capabilities, and their reasons to join the field in a candid conversation.

PhD

  • 18 years of education from recognized university.
  • For admission into PhD a minimum of CGPA 3.00 in MS/M.Phil or first Division in annual system is required.
  • GAT/GRE.
  • All educational documents duly attested by HEC.
  • Comprehensive Examination.
  • 18 credit hours of course work is essential before thesis.
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