USOL MBA Entrance and Admission 2017

USOL MBA Entrance and Admission 2017

University School of Open Learning (USOL), Punjab University has issued a notification for admission to the MBA (Executive) for the Session 2017-2018.

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University School of Open Learning (USOL), Punjab University has issued a 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 will conduct the entrance examination for the MBA (Executive) at the 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 about 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 13 Jun 2017
Last date for submission of information to generate the Bank Challan 05 Jul 2017
Last date for deposit of fee in any branch of SBI Bank using website
generated challan
07 Jul 2017
Last date for uploading of photograph, signature with rest of the
information  after depositing fee in SBI
10 Jul 2017
Availability of Admit Card 12 Jul 2017
Date of Entrance Test 16 Jul 2017
Date of declaration of Result 24 Jul 2017

Application Form

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

Entrance Test Fee

  • General Category : Rs. 2100/-
  • SC/ST/Blind Category : Rs. 1050/-

Eligibility Criteria

  • 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 or professional experience.
  • Concession of 5% marks will be given in the eligibility requirements for SC/ST/BC/PwD candidates.
  • 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 Bachelor‘s Degree in any discipline of Panjab University or a degree of any other University which has been recognised by the Syndicate as equivalent thereto with atleast 50% marks in the aggregate;
  • 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.

The candidate must be employed at the time of admission.

Entrance Exam

The Entrance Test will carry 100% weightage and will be of two hours duration consisting of 100 questions. It will consist of multiple- choice questions having four responses A, B, C & D. The components of the test will include: (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. There shall be no negative marking for wrong answers

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.


The admission will be as per reservation policy of the University as per Handbook of Information, 2017 but no reservation is available in USOL for Sports Category.

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.

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. / Vice-Chancellor. Such seats, if created, shall be treated as additional only for the year in question.


All those candidates who attend the counselling are requested to mark their attendance. Only those candidates who report and mark their attendance on the day(s) of counselling shall be considered for admission during the filling up of vacant seats. The candidate must bring alongwith all the original documents.

A candidate, whose name appears in the Merit List will be required to attend counselling personally according to her/his merit position on the day/s shown in the counselling schedule to be uploaded at Physical presence in the counselling is mandatory both for General category and Reserved category candidates as per the notified dates.

The candidate selected for admission will be required to deposit the original certificates and pay the prescribed fees, failing which s/he will not be admitted to the course and the seat shall be offered to the next candidate on the merit list.

The students appearing for counselling will be required to pay Rs. 500/- (counselling fee nonrefundable).

  • The duly constituted Admission Committee/Board of Control shall decide case/s of dispute, if any, brought to its notice, during the admission process.
  • If the dispute regarding a particular admission/interpretation of guidelines for admission still remains unresolved, the matter shall be referred to D.U.I/V.C. whose decision shall be absolutely final.
  • A candidate who reports late on the day/s of counselling, will not be eligible for admission according to his/her original merit position, but will be offered only the seat available at the time s/he reports for counselling.
  • The candidate shall attend the counselling for admission at her/his own risk, expense and responsibility.
  • If the seats are not filled, within the waiting list, the subsequent counsellings will be declared from time to time subject to the declaration of vacant seats within the prescribed University admission schedule with prior approval of DUI.
  • The admission of a candidate shall be PROVISIONAL and subject to approval by the appropriate authority of Panjab University.
  • 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 appearing 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 PaperUSOL MBA Entrance and Admission 2017