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Punjab University B.A / BSc Syllabus - Exam Guide

The University of Punjab conducted BA/BSc exam as combined exam for part-I and part-II till April 2016. But now, the University has split the BA / BSc exam into two separate parts: Part-I and Part-II. It means the part-I exam will be held in the first year of B.A/BSc while the part-II exam will be held in the next year.

This page is for the help of private students appearing in Bachelors exam of Punjab University. It will guide you about subjects selection for exam, list of subjects, format of exam and syllabus.

   BACHELOR OF ARTS (BA)

Bachelor of Arts (BA) Part-I

Subject Marks
1. English (Compulsory) - I 100
2. Islamic Studies & Pakistan Studies (Compulsory) 100
3. Elective-1 100
4. Elective-2 100
Total Marks 400

Bachelor of Arts (BA) Part-II

Subject Marks
1. English (Compulsory) - II 100
2. Elective-1 100
4. Elective-2 100
5. Optional Subject 100
Total Marks 400

The B.A students will select two elective subjects and one optional subject from the list of subject given at the end of this page.

   BACHELORS OF SCIENCE (BSc)

Bachelor of Science (BSc) Part-I

Subject Marks
1. Islamic Studies & Pakistan Studies (Compulsory) 100
2. Elective-1 100
3. Elective-2 100
4. Elective-3 100
Total Marks 400

Bachelor of Science (BSc) Part-II

Subject Marks
1. English BSc (Compulsory) 100
2. Elective-1 100
4. Elective-2 100
5. Elective-3 100
Total Marks 400

The BSc students will select three elective subjects from the list of elective subjects given at the end of this page.

BA & BSc.

  1. English paper and Islamic studies/Pak-studies are compulsory subjects.
  2. The paper of Islamic Studies/Pak-studies will be a combined paper of 100 marks. Islamiyat portion has 60 marks. Pak-studies portion has 40 marks.
  3. Each elective subject has two papers (paper-I and paper-II). Paper-I is attempted in part-I and Paper-II is attempted in part-II of the Bachelor program.

   ELECTIVE SUBJECTS

Some of the elective subjects can only be selected for B.A or BSc. Some of the subject can be selected for BA as well as BSc as shown in the brackets for each subject given below: BA students will select two elective subject while BSc students will select three elective subjects.

ELECTIVE SUBJECTS
Zoology (B.Sc) Urdu (B.A) Russian (B.A)
Chemistry (B.Sc) English Literature (B.A) Spanish (B.A)
Botany (B.Sc) Education (B.A) Turkish (B.A)
Biochemistry (B.Sc) Economics (B.A) Bengali  (B.A)
Physics (B.Sc) Political Science (B.A) Italian (B.A)
Genetics (B.Sc) Sociology (B.A) Hindi (B.A)
Microbiology (B.Sc) Social Work (B.A) Statistics (B.A / B.Sc)
Aero-Science (B.Sc) Philosophy (B.A) Psychology (B.A / B.Sc)
Space Science (B.Sc) Library Sciences (B.A) Geology (B.A / B.Sc)
Persian (B.A) Journalism (B.A) Geography (B.A / B.Sc)
Fine Arts (B.A) History (B.A) Computer Studies (B.A / B.Sc)
Arabic  (B.A) Islamic Studies (B.A) Mathematics B (B.A /  B.Sc)
Punjabi (B.A) International Relations (B.A) Mathematics A (B.A /  B.Sc)
Kashmiryat (B.A) Home Economics (B.A) Mathematics General (B.A / B.Sc)
German (B.A) Women Studies (B.A) Health Education (B.A / B.Sc)
French (B.A) Music (B.A)  

   OPTIONAL SUBJECTS

One optional subject has to be selected by B.A students for part-II
OPTIONAL SUBJECTS (B.A)
Sociology Social Work Journalism
Political Science History Home Economics
Islamic Studies Philosophy Persian
Economics Arabic Psychology
Astronomy Statistics English Literature
Urdu Geography Fine Arts
Mathematics Library Sciences Music
Kashmiryat Sindhi Russian
Italian German French
Bangali Spanish Turkish

How to select subjects:

  1. Select subject according to area of your interest.
  2. Study the syllabus of each subject before selecting it to decide wisely.
  3. Select those subjects which you want to also study in your Masters because admission in Master in a subject require that the student has studied the same subject in Bachelors too.
  4. Some subjects also have a PRACTICAL PART. Private student, selecting such a subject, would submit a certificate issued from a college affiliated with Punjab University to prove that he or she has completed the Practical Work. Not all the subjects but only a few subjects have practical.

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