USOL MBA Entrance and Admission 2017 – University School of Open Learning (USOL), Punjab University has released notification for admission to the MBA (Executive) for the Session 2017-2018. The complete details of USOL MBA Entrance and Admission 2017 such as application form, eligibility criteria, admission process etc. are given below.

PU USOL Admission 2017

Punjab University has conducted the entrance exam for admission to the MBA (Executive) in University School of Open Learning (USOL), Punjab University for the Session 2017-2018. The admission is to be made on the basis of the Entrance Test. Candidates can read all the necessary details regarding USOL MBA Entrance and Admission 2017 along with application form and schedule.


Schedule for USOL MBA Entrance and Admission 2017 is given below.

Events Dates
Date of Availability of online Application Form to be announced
Last date for submission of information to generate the Bank Challan to be announced
Last date for deposit of fee in any branch of SBI Bank using website
generated challan
to be announced
Last date for uploading of photograph, signature with rest of the
information  after depositing fee in SBI
to be announced
No correction is to be entertained/ made regarding photograph,
signature and any other information of already completed form after
to be announced
Final date by which Roll No. is available online to be announced
Date of Holding Entrance Test 16 Jul 2017


Application Form

Application Form of USOL MBA Entrance and Admission 2017 will be available on the official website of University. Interested & eligible candidates may also fill the application form online through the direct link, which will be given below.

  • Link to fill the Application Form will be available here.

Entrance Test Fee (Last year)

  • General Category : Rs. 1650/-
  • SC/ST/Blind Category : Rs. 825/-

Eligibility Criteria

Last year eligibility Criteria is given below.

  • A Bachelor’s or Master Degree in any discipline of Panjab University or a degree of any other University which has been recognised by Panjab University as equivalent thereto with atleast 50% marks in aggregate;
    Provided that in case of candidates having Bachelor’s degree of the University through Modern Indian Language [Hindi/Urdu/Punjabi (Gurmukhi Script)] and/or in a Classical Language (Sanskrit/Persian/Arabic) or degree of any other University obtained in the same manner recognized by the Syndicate, 50% marks in the aggregate shall be calculated by taking into account full percentage of marks in all the papers in Language excluding the additional optional paper, English and the elective subject taken together. Or
  • A pass in final examination conducted by the (a) Institute of Chartered Accountants of India or England. (b) Institute of Cost and Works Accountants of India or England, and (c) Institute of Company Secretaries of India. Or
  • AMIE examination with 50% marks or more after having passed the diploma examination with 60% marks or above and have at least 5 years research/teaching of professional experience.
    Concession of 5% marks will be given in the eligibility requirements for SC/ST/BC candidates.
  • The candidate must be employed at the time of admission.

Admit Card

Admit Card of USOL MBA Entrance Exam will be issued by the University as per the schedule. The candidates shall be admitted to the test only on the production of the Admit Card at the Test Centre. No candidate shall be allowed to take the test without the Admit Card under any circumstances. The candidates must retain the admit card with them till the admission process is over, since it will be required again at the time of counselling.

Entrance Exam

The Entrance Test carries 100% weightage and duration of test is of two hours consisting of 100 questions. It consists of multiple- choice questions having four responses A, B, C & D. The components of the test includes: (i) Data interpretation and problem solving; (ii) Numerical Ability; (iii) Verbal Ability/ Reasoning; and (iv) General English & Comprehension. There will be 25 questions in each section.

Admission Process

Admission to the MBA (Executive) course will be made on the basis of merit determined by Panjab University. Candidates under various reserved categories and NRI category will compete within their categories on the same criteria. Reservations shall be as per the approved norms of Panjab University, Chandigarh amended from time to time.

Eligible Foreign Nationals/Persons of Indian Origin/NRI Candidates, who are in India and desirous of seeking admission in this category, will compete amongst themselves for the seats created for them by appearing in the Entrance Test. Those living abroad at the time of entrance test will be exempted from the entrance test. The fee structure for all such candidates will be prescribed by the Panjab University in the Admission Brochure. Foreign students shall have to comply with Visa and other requirements of the Govt. of India, U.T. Administration, Chandigarh as well as Panjab University, Chandigarh, as prescribed by them from time to time.

Seats (Last year)

The distribution of seats among various categories would be as following.

If the fraction is 0.5 or more, it shall be rounded off to 1; if it is less than 0.5, it shall be ignored. This shall, however, not affect the total number of seats in the open category. To ensure this, if the total number of seats after making this adjustment, exceeds the prescribed number fixed for the course, the necessary additional seats shall be created with the prior permission of the D.U.I. / ViceChancellor. Such seats, if created, shall be treated as additional only for the year in question.

The eligibility of a candidate will be provisional at every stage of the admission process. It will be the responsibility of the candidate to ensure his/her eligibility and fulfillment of various conditions for admission as prescribed in the Rules/Regulations of the Panjab University, Chandigarh. Admission will be cancelled at any stage in case the candidate is not found eligible

Note : Additional Seat for One Girl Child out of the only two Girl Children.

The candidates appearing in final degree examinations are eligible to apply and can take the written test provisionally. They will have to fulfill the eligibility conditions at the time of admission, failing which the candidates will not be considered for admission even after they have gone through all the stages of the admission process. The result of the qualifying examination should be submitted, along with admission forms.

The seats shall be filled strictly according to merit. Information about vacant seats will be displayed on the notice board of University School of Open Learning (USOL), as well as on the Panjab University website

It is the students’ responsibility to keep a watch for the vacant seats. No individual notice will be given regarding the vacant seats.

Question Paper & Answer Key (Last year)

University School of Open Learning (USOL), Punjab University has released the answer key of the entrance test on their official website. Candidates appeared in the entrance exam are advised to check the answer key on the official website. Question Paper along with answer key is also available on this page.

Check USOL MBA Executive Entrance Test Question Paper & Answer Key here

Question Paper

Answer Key

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