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What are the basic qualifications required to pursue BBA? Can an arts student join BBA course?

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Bachelor of Business Administration is a degree in business administration and commerce. It is a course of either three or four years depends on the University rules, it is an undergraduate course. In India it is generally of three years. People learn about general business in this course and the basic specifications. Students are taught subjects like marketing and human resource. For the students who are interested in taking up the BBA course need to be qualified in respect to few eligibility criteria to get admission in this course.


The basic qualifications required to pursue BBA are:

  • The student should be a citizen of India. This is a mandatory requirement. In case a student is a resident of any other country then for that a different process needs to be followed where documents are verified. After the verification of passport and other documents only the student is allowed to take admission in BBA course in any college in India.
  • Based on different college rules preferences are provided to the students. Some colleges give preference to the students who belong to same state as college.
  • The age required to be eligible to take admission is 17 years to 22years. Though not all colleges have this as a strict rule. They do not necessarily check the age limit for admission. But some colleges follow this age bar strictly.
  • There should be no criminal record of the student in the state as well as in the national level.
  • The student should be mentally and physically able enough to be able to take up the course and study the syllabus.
  • Student should have passed the secondary and higher secondary examinations. His tenth and twelfth marks should be above 40%. This is the minimum academic eligibility, general rule for admissions. Some colleges have higher percentage demand in school levels. Especially the top ten colleges that are ranked in the top list have high Cut off percentage for intake in BBA course.
  • Students need to appear for the entrance examinations conducted by different universities. The forms are filled in the months of March and April and the admission process starts in the months of May.
  • The list is out immediately within a month after the entrance examination. Students who get through the examinations are only eligible to take admission in the college.
  • It is important to have English as a subject till standard tenth, though it is not yet a mandatory clause but still some colleges have this eligibility criterion too.
  • Students who have completed UGAT (Under Graduate Aptitude Test) with more than 500 marks get the admission directly without any entrance examination.
  • Students who have completed their higher secondary examination with percentage above 80 and also have done an extra course related to BBA such as computer certification courses like JAVA and C++.
  • International students need to appear for an entrance test of GCE (General Certificate of Education) with “A” level or any examination that stands equivalent to the twelve years schooling of Indian Education System.


An arts student can apply for BBA course. It is not difficult to study the subjects and syllabus that BBA has. According to your query I can provide you with the list of detailed subjects included in the syllabus that BBA has.


Syllabus includes:

  • Principles of Management
  • Business Laws
  • Marketing Management
  • Business Data Processing
  • Production and Material Management
  • Personnel Management and Industrial Relations
  • Financial and Management Accounting
  • Introduction to Operations Research
  • Business Economics
  • Business Mathematics and Statistics


The specialisations offered in Bachelor of Business Administration are:

  • Supply Chain Management
  • Management Information System
  • Marketing
  • Management
  • Legal Studies
  • Finance
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Accounting

This course is beneficial because it will train you in a way that you inherit leadership as well as management stills. You learn the basic business rules and get an apparent insight about the business world. BBA enhances your decision making skills and also enhances a person’s communication skills. The students have many scopes after BBA. You can work in business houses, financial organisations as well as in banks. The wider area of scope opens up but it depends upon the subject that you have taken as major and the one that is minor. Generally people opt for marketing and finance or human resource and marketing or finance. These are the most popular taken up specifications in India. If you are really interested in joining the BBA course, you should research well about the colleges that offer BBA courses and also carefully read about their ratings and ranking that they have been provided by the Education Ministry of India(Human Resource and Development department.

For further queries and related information, you can approach the Professional Experts at CareerGuide. Hope this will help you!

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