Paid Seat in BHU
Paid Seat in BHU

What is Paid Seat in BHU (Banaras Hindu University)?

Banaras Hindu University (BHU) or formerly known as Central Hindu College is located in Varanasi and is accredited by NAAC with Grade ‘A’. BHU is a UGC recognized university and has been ranked 3th in NIRF 2020.

There are several subject combinations in each course at Banaras Hindu University (BHU). There are various subject combinations in courses like B.A., B.Sc,, B.Com, B.Voc, etc. If a student gets good marks and rank but is unable to get his/her favourite subject combination with very little difference in index marks then, he/she can fill the paid seat form. The paid seat in BHU can be exercised through the procedure given below.

Paid Seat in BHU
Paid Seat in BHU

What is a Paid Seat?

If a student is willing to take admission in a particular course in Banaras Hindu University but is unable to secure admission on the basis of their rank with a very slight difference in his/her UET/PET index, they can opt to pay an additional fee which is known as Paid Seat System. goes. The name of the paid seat in BHU itself suggests that you will have to pay additional charges along with the regular charges. This additional fee varies according to the courses offered by BHU. There is also a limited cut-off for paid seats.

Procedure of Admission

Suppose the cut-off for admission in Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) is 250 and the student obtains marks ranging from 240-249, then they can secure their admission in the campus through a paid seat system. They can fill the paid seat form during the counselling process and submit it to the concerned personnel. After form submission, waits for the result day. Check your portal on time, it will tell you everything. The portal will get updated with your seat nature (regular or paid), campus (main or affiliated), and the required fee. The paid seat is available for both the main campus and affiliated colleges.

fee structure

Students with paid seats have to pay an additional fee every year in addition to their regular fees. If considered for a course, the academic fee is Rs 3000. A student who has taken admission through paid seat system need to pay an amount of Rs. 10,000 to Rs. 30,000 per year for the paid seat. The amount of paid seats varies from course to course. If a student’s regular fees is Rs 3000 and the paid seat fees of that course is Rs. 20,000, then the student who has taaken admission on a regular seat needs to pay Rs. 3000 in one year (9000 in 3 years) while students with a paid seat will have to pay 23000 in one year (69000 in 3 years). Hostel fees and mess fees are the same for both types of seats i.e. regular and paid.

Reservation Criteria

There is no reservation for OBC, SC, ST students on paid seat system in BHU. Admission completely depends on the index, rank, available seats and cut-off of seats paid.

Hostel facility for paid seat students

Hostel cut-off is different from course cut-off. There are limited seats in the BHU hostel. Generally, students with salaried seats are deprived of hostel facilities. But if the cut off rank of the hostel is 300 and a student has secured 250 hostel rank and has entered through the paid seat for his/her desired subject combination, then that student will also get hostel facility.

Difference between regular and paid seat students?

There is no difference in campus facilities, hostel facilities, academic facilities (the same faculty will teach both regular as well as paid seat students in the same academic building) only difference related to academic fee criterion.

For the paid seats, we have to apply separately at the time of counselling and we have to join counselling and fill the combination of our choice. If we take admission on the paid seat, there is a certain additional fee we have to submit to study in BHU with the course of our choice and the college of our choice. The additional fee amount is revised every year. Then why to wait? Hurry up and get admission to the best college in India for a better future.


For the paid seats, you have to apply separately at the time of counselling and you have to attend the counselling and fill your choice of combination. If your name will appear in the list of those 10%  students, there is a certain additional fee, you have to deposit in order to study at BHU with the course of your preference and college of your choice. The additional amount is revised every year.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What is the paid seat system in Banaras Hindu University?

There are two types of seats.

1. Regular seats
2. Paid seats

There are 10% paid seats in each faculty. The regular seats are those for which you have to pay very minimal fees.

  • Can I get a BHU paid seat if I can’t qualify for the entrance exam?
  • No. You need to qualify for the UET/PET entrance exam.
  • Is there any advantage in the paid seat category in BHU?
  • No. In fact, you have to pay extra money along with regular fees.

    When does BHU send call letters for paid seats?

    No separate call letters are sent to such students. It is decided at the time of counselling. When regular seats get filled, the administration starts to allot paid sea

    Is paid seat system available in affiliated colleges of BHU?

    YES!!! Paid seat system is available in BHU Main campus, RGSC & all the affiliated colleges as well.

    Will it be mentioned on my certificate that I studied on paid seat system?

    Relax. Obviously no. The only difference between the regular seat & the paid seat system is of fees structure.

    Is paid seat students in BHU need to pay more money?

    Yes. Those students who are alloted under the paid seat must have to pay more money than regular seat students.

    Feel free to ask your additional doubts in the comment section below.

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