Gauhati University Admission 2021: The timetable for Open Text Book Examination (OTBE) has been released. Therefore, the students who have filled the exam form can sit for the OTBE exam of Gauhati University. The candidates who are interested to take admission to the university can check the details here. The university offers various courses in UG, PG, and PhD courses. Therefore, the students who are aspiring to take admission must check the Gauhati University Admission Notification. The exam will be conducted in online mode at

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The admission process starts with registration. The online application forms will release on the official website. However, to appear in the admission procedure, the applicant must meet the eligibility criteria. The university does not conduct entrance tests for UG and PG courses except PhD. So, in this article, candidates can check complete details regarding Gauhati University UG, PG Admission process.

Latest Updates

  • Gauhati University Time Table for Open Text Book Examination (OTBE) 2021. Check Here.
  • The University has released the Admit Card for various courses. Click here to download the Gauhati Hall Ticket.

Gauhati University 2021 Admission

Candidates seeking to get enrolled must fill the Gauhati University Application Form online. The admit card of Gauhati University is now available, using which the candidates can appear for the examination. The Gauhati University Admission will take place on the basis of the merit scores, the result of which will be announced in the form of merit lists. The Gauhati University Admission 2021 result is announced in the last week of October following which will be the counselling session in the second week of October.

Gauhati University Admission 2021: Important Dates

The Admission Council releases the dates of the Gauhati University 2021 Admission in the third week of April/May. The Gauhati University Admission Notification releases on the website. The aspirants can check the tentative dates of the admission from the table given below:


Dates (Tentative)

Release of application forms

April/May 2021

Last date to submit the application form

Allotment of online admit card

to be notified

Date of entrance examination

to be notified

Opening of the window to upload qualifying exam marks

to be notified

Rank List Declaration

to be notified

Gauhati University admission last date

to be notified

Gauhati University Eligibility and Selection Criteria

The Admission Council decides the minimum eligibility criteria for Gauhati University PhD Admissions each academic year. Therefore, the applicants must carefully read the eligibility criteria for various courses before filling the application form. All the admissions will be done as per the performance of the candidates in the GUCET Gauhati University Common Entrance Test.
The University strictly follows the rule of reservation as per the government norms and ensures strict adherence to the reservations into various categories. Candidates must check the eligibility criteria of Gauhati University before filling out the application form online. It must be noted that the Gauhati University 2021 eligibility criteria differ as per the courses, therefore, candidates are suggested to check it properly in the table given below.

Gauhati University Eligibility Criteria: General Category


Eligibility Required

B.Ed. Course

A candidate must have passed the B.A / B.Sc. / B.Com. or MA/ MSc/M.Com or equivalent degree programme form a recognised Board/University with a minimum of 50% marks for the general category or 45% for SC/ST/OBC categories.

MA and MSc Courses

  • Candidates require a B.A./B.Sc. degree under the 10+2+3 pattern with a major/Hons. In the concerned subject. OR

  • Candidates with a B.Com degree under the 10+2+3 pattern with a minimum of 40% marks or an equivalent CGPA in the general course are also eligible.

  • 45% marks will be calculated like this – Marks secured in Part-I & II for courses in 2 + 1-pattern and on the basis of marks obtained in Part I, II, & III if under 1 + 1 + 1-pattern.

M. Com Course

  • Candidates with a BCom degree under the 10 + 2 + 3-pattern with Major course will be eligible. OR

  • Candidates with a B.A./B.Sc. under the 10+2+3 pattern with a general or pass course subjects with a minimum of 45% marks or an equivalent CGPA in the concerned subject will be eligible.

Gauhati University Eligibility Criteria: Reserved Category


Eligibility Criteria

M.A. in Comparative Literature

Candidates will need a B.A. degree in any modern Indian language or English to be eligible.

M.A. Linguistics

Candidates with a bachelor’s degree in Arts, Science, Commerce are eligible. However, there are certain applicable conditions as well

  • Candidates should have done their major or honours in English a minimum of 40% marks or equivalent CGPA. OR

  • Those candidates who have not done their majors or honours in English should have secured a minimum of 50% marks (or equivalent CGPA) in English as a subject.

M.A. Psychology

Candidates will require a bachelor’s degree with :

  • A major/honours in any of the following subjects – Philosophy, Psychology, Education, Home Science, Social Work


  • In Medical Science (MBBS, BAMS, BHMS degrees) or in nursing.

M.A. Sociology
Candidates need to have a bachelor’s degree in any discipline with a minimum of 50% marks or CGPA.

M.A/.M.Sc. Statistics

Candidates need a bachelor’s degree with:

  • Hons./Major in Statistics with Maths as the general subject. OR

  • At least 45% marks in Statistics as a general subject and Math as a general subject. OR

  • A major/Hons. In Maths with Statistics as a general subject.

  • Hons./major in Economics with Math and Statistics as general subjects.

M.Sc. Biotechnology

Candidates require a bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 55% Marks (or equivalent CGPA) in Major / Honours in Science with

  • A bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Microbiology OR

  • A bachelor’s degree with a major/Zoology with Chemistry honours in Botany as general subjects. OR

  • A bachelor’s degree with honours or major in Chemistry with Botany/Zoology as a general subject

M.Sc. Cancer Biology

The candidate requires a bachelor’s degree with –

  • A bachelor’s degree (B.Sc. or equivalent) in Science with Honours in Biotechnology/Zoology/Biochemistry. OR

  • A bachelor’s degree (BTech or equivalent) in BAMS/BVSC/MBBS/Biotechnology with 50% marks or an equivalent CGPA.

M.Sc. in Radiological Physics
Candidates require a bachelor’s degree in science with a major in physics with a minimum of 60% marks or CGPA.

M.Sc. Nursing

Candidates require a bachelor’s degree in Nursing with a minimum of 55% with

  • Should have a registration number with ‘state nursing council of India’ OR

  • Must have working experience as a nurse.

M.Sc in Instrumentation and Applied Physics

Candidates require a bachelor’s degree with:

  • A bachelor’s degree in science with honours in Electronics/Instrumentation/Physics Or

  • A bachelor’s degree in Science with Physics and Maths as general subjects with at least an aggregate of 50% marks (or an equivalent CGPA).

M.Sc. in Electronics, Advanced Communication Technology, Microelectronics

A candidate requires a bachelor’s degree with

  • A bachelor’s degree in science with Hons. In electronics OR

  • A bachelor’s degree in science with Hons. In Physics OR

  • A bachelor’s degree in Science with a major in Math/Statistics/Chemistry with Electronics/Physics as a general subject.

M.Sc. in Environmental Science
The candidate requires a bachelor’s degree with a major in any science subject with at least 45% marks or an equivalent CGPA.

M.Sc. in Computer Science/Information Technology

A candidate requires a bachelor’s degree with:

  • A bachelor’s degree in science with a major in Computer Science. OR

  • A bachelor’s degree in computer science as a general subject. OR

  • A bachelor’s degree (technology or engineering) in IT/Computer Science. OR

  • A bachelor’s degree in science with a postgraduate diploma in Computer Science

  • A bachelor’s degree in BCA or B.Sc. in IT.

  • In addition to above, candidates must have studied and passed in Math under 10+2 and in college.

Candidate must have had a minimum of 45% as aggregate in a bachelor’s degree or 45% in majors in computer science.

Master of Library Science

Candidates need to have a bachelor’s degree in any course with at least 45% marks in either the Hons./major course or general course.

Gauhati University B.Ed Admission 2021

Gauhati University offers admission to the B.Ed program at the PG level. Note: Candidates can fill the Gauhati University BEd. Application Form Online on payment of INR 1000 as application fee. Graduation of a Master’s degree with 50% marks (45% for reserved categories) is the minimum eligibility criteria for admission. Admission is granted as per the GUBEDCET is a 100 marks MCQs based paper for the duration of two hours. Final admission is offered by providing 30% weightage to the marks obtained in 10+2 and Graduation and 70% weightage to the GUBEDCET score.

Course NameEligibility CriteriaSelection Criteria
B.EdBA/ B.Sc/ B.Com. or MA/ M.Sc/M.Com or equivalent degree form a recognized university with at least 50% marks (or 45% for SC/ST/OBC)A valid score in GUBEDCET

Gauhati University M.Phil & Ph.D. Admission 2021

Gauhati University also offers M.Phil & Ph.D. courses in various specializations. Candidates can fill the Application Form online through the university website on payment of INR 850 or offline by sending a filled application form by post to the university. Admission is through the Central Application Process (CAP). Master’s degree in the related discipline with at least 55% marks in aggregate is the minimum eligibility criteria for admission.

Selection is based on merit in an entrance examination conducted by the university, i.e., Gauhati University Research Eligibility Test (GU-RET). However, the CSIR/UGC-JRF, ICMR-JRF, ICAR-JRF, DBT-JRF or equivalent exam qualified candidates are exempted from appearing in GU RET. Such candidates have to appear only in the interview round conducted by the university. The test is divided into two papers, the first tests general aptitude, computer knowledge and reasoning abilities while the second part tests subject-specific knowledge.

Course Name
Eligibility Criteria
Selection Criteria
M.Phil.AssameseSanskritMaster’s degree in the relevant field with 55% marks in aggregateMerit in GU-RET and Interview
BengaliWomen’s Studies
Foreign LanguagesStatistics
HindiElectronics & Communication Technology
Library & Information SciencesFolklore Research
Ph.D.ArabicComputer Science Electronics & Communication Technology
AssameseInstrumentation & USIC
BengaliCommunication & Journalism
BodoFolklore Research
EducationBusiness Administration
Foreign LanguagesEnvironmental Science
Library & Information SciencePhysics
Modern Indian Languages & Literary StudiesZoology
Political ScienceWomen’s Studies

Gauhati University 2021 Application Form

The Application form is the basic requirement for taking admission to any university. The university offers UG, PG, Diploma/ Degree courses in various subjects. Therefore the students must fill the application form for the course in which they want to pursue the degree. The university will release the application form of Gauhati University in the third week of May in online mode at Candidates will be given a chance to fill the Gauhati University Application Form by the second week of June 2021. It must be noted that the university will not be accepting any forms in offline mode (by post/courier, etc.).

How To Fill the Gauhati University Application Form?

In order to fill the online Application Form, the candidates must read all the instructions very carefully. They must keep all the documents and information ready while applying. The university does not provide a correction facility. Therefore, the students must fill in the information carefully.

  • First of all, the candidates have to visit the official website of Gauhati University and click on the Admission Section.
  • After clicking on “Admission 2021” the latest notification appears in the updates column. Candidates have to click on “Apply Now”.
  • Select for “New Registration”
  • Candidates have to fill in the details like Name, Email Id and Phone Number to complete the process of Registration.
  • After the registration, the candidates will receive a user id and password. Enter the details to complete the rest of the application form.
  • Then upload the documents as per the specifications.
  • Make the payment of the application fees and submit the form.
  • Keep two to three copies of the application form for future reference.

Gauhati University Courses

The university offers a wide range of postgraduate courses along with the B. E.d courses to candidates desiring for admission to the university. The candidates will have to select the courses of Gauhati University while filling the application form online. Therefore, they can look at the table given below to know which all Gauhati University courses 2020 they are being offered alongside the seat intake.

Gauhati University List of Courses & Seats


Intake Capacity

M.A. Anthropology


M.A. Assamese


M.A. Arabic


M.A. Bengali


M.A. Bodo


M.A. Comparative Indian Literature


M.A. Economics


M.A. Education


M.A. English


M.A. European Studies


M.A. Geography


M.A. Hindi


M.A. History


M.A. Linguistics


M.A. English Language Teaching


M.A. Mathematics


M.A. Persian


M.A. Philosophy


M.A. in Political Science


M.A. Psychology


M.A. Sanskrit


M.A. Sociology


M.A. Women’s Studies


M.A. Statistics


M.Sc. Anthropology


M.Sc. Biotechnology


M.Sc. Botany


M.Sc. Cancer Biology


M.Sc. Chemistry


M.Sc. Computer Science


M.Sc. Information Technology


M.Sc. Economics


M.Sc. Electronics and Comm Tech


M.Sc. Environmental Science


M.Sc. Geography


M.Sc. Instrumentation and Applied Physics


M.Sc. Mathematics


M.Sc. Microbiology


M.Sc. Microelect & Adv Comm Tech


M.Sc. Nursing (in LGBRIMH, Tezpur)



M.Sc. Radiological Physics


M.Sc. Psychology


M.Sc. Statistics


M.Sc. Zoology


M.Sc. Wildlife Science


Master of Commerce (M.Com.)


Master of Library and Information Science (M.L.I.Sc.) in




Total number of seats


Gauhati University Reservation Policy

The university strictly follows the rule of reservation as per the government norms and ensures strict adherence to the reservations to various categories. The Admission Council of the university offers category-wise reservation for different courses. Reservation criteria is tabulated below:


Reservation (%)

Scheduled Caste


Scheduled Tribes (Plains)


Scheduled Tribes (Hills)




Sons and Daughters of permanent employees of Gauhati University

One seat in each department with an intake capacity of 40 or less and 2 seats when there are more than 40 students


3% (for each discipline of faculty)

Fringe village

10 seats

Ex defence

As per EC resolution

GU Ex-employees

5 seats


5 seats

Other universities

20% of seats in every department


One seat in every department

List of Courses Eligibility & Detailed Fees

The university offers Undergraduate Degree courses in various subjects. Therefore, the students can pursue the course of their choice by filling the Application Form for that particular course. Also, the applicants must check the course fees carefully, before applying for Gauhati University UG/PG/MPhil Admission 2020-21. The course fee for each academic year is given in the table below:

Course/ProgramEligibility CriteriaTotal Annual Fees (INR)
Ph.DPost Graduation₹10,200
M.PhilPost Graduation₹10,200
PG Diploma

Gauhati University Admit Card

The Controller of Examinations of the university will release the admit card of Gauhati University in the second week of June at Therefore, the students who have successfully applied for Gauhati University Ph.D Admission 2021 must download the Entrance Exam Hall Ticket in order to appear in the exam. The university officials will issue the Gauhati University admit card to all the eligible candidates, only in online mode. No candidate can access the admit card in offline mode or at the Examination Centre/University campus.

Gauhati University Common Entrance (GUCET) Exam Centers

The University conducts a written entrance test GUCET-2021 for admission to PG/MPhil/PhD/BEd. courses. The Gauhati University Entrance Exam 2021 for all the postgraduate courses (PG) will be held at the campus of the university only.  However, the Entrance Test for BEd./MPhil/PhD will take place across the state of Assam. Therefore, the applicants must choose their most convenient test centre while applying for Gauhati University BEd. Admission 2021. The List of Test Centres is given below.

  • Guwahati
  • Nagaon
  • Nalbari
  • Tezpur
  • Mangaldai
  • Barpeta
  • Goalpara
  • Dhubri
  • Bongaigaon

Gauhati University Entrance Exam Pattern 2020-21

The University conducts entrance tests for courses such as M.A/M.Sc Anthropology, Bengali, M.A Education, History, etc. Hence, the exam pattern of the GU Entrance Exam is as follows-

  • Total Number of Questions- 100 Questions
  • Maximum Marks of the questions- 100 questions
  • The time duration of the exam is of 2 Hours.
  • MCQs (60 questions/marks) + Descriptive questions (40 questions/marks) will be asked in th exam.

Gauhati University Result 2021

The Examination Branch of the university releases the result of Gauhati University 2021 in the form of a merit list/rank list. Candidates will be able to see their Gauhati University 2020 result in the last week of June at Candidates whose name appears on the Gauhati University merit list 2021 will be needed to participate in the counselling. The rank list of Gauhati University will be different for both the open category and GU Category. Following the entrance examination, the university publishes a selection list/merit list or the result mentioning the names of candidates selected for admission into the university in the last week of July 2021.

Gauhati University Merit List 2021

After the publication of the Result, the Examination authorities also releases the Gauhati University Merit List 2021. On the basis of this merit list, the eligible students can go for Counselling and finally complete the process of Gauhati University 2021 Admission. This Rank/Merit List contains the following details of the candidates

  • Name of candidates selected for admissions
  • Entrance score of the candidates
  • Gender of the candidates
  • Remarks
  • Application number of the selected candidates
  • UG percentage of the candidates

Gauhati University 2021 Admission Highlights

Name of the UniversityGauhati University
University typeState University
Admission CriteriaB.Tech: Assam CEE
PG Courses: University-based Entrance+ Merit in the qualifying examination
M.Tech: GATE
M.Phil & Ph.D.: GU RET
Application ModeOnline: For all the courses
Integrated M.Com: Offline

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Gauhati University Admission 2021- FAQs

Question- What is the mode of the Application Form of GU?
Ans- The mode of the application form submission is online.

Question- When does the University sarts its admission process?
Ans- The admission process starts in the month of June/July 2020.
Question- How many seats are reserved under M.Sc Biology?
Ans- A total of 420 seats are reserved under M.Sc Biology. 


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