Pandit Deendayal Energy University



About University


Pandit Deendayal Energy University’s (Formerly Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University) 100-acre campus is located in Gandhinagar, which is the capital city of Gujarat and located 23 Km North from a well-developed city called Ahmedabad with a population of 8 million people. The city is famous for its remarkable cultural development and social life.

PDEU offers multiple courses ranging from engineering, arts, and management along with maximum exposure and opportunities to its students through various national and International exchange programs with Best Universities worldwide. For development of its faculties and staff the University endeavours for various Joint Exchange and Research programs.

Schools at PDEU


School of Petroleum Management offers M.B.A. in (a) Energy & Infrastructure and (b) General Management, Ph.D., Post Graduate Diploma in Petroleum Management for Executives (PGDPM-X) and Management Development Programmes.


School of Petroleum Technology offers B.Tech., MTech. and Ph.D. programs in Petroleum Engineering. It is academically engaged in creating a high-quality talent pool for the hydrocarbon sector across the entire value chain.


School of Technology offers B.Tech. in the fields of Civil, Electrical, Mechanical, Chemical, Computer & ICT besides the Ph.D. Programs in the above areas. It also offers MTech in Nuclear & Solar Engineering and other disciplines.


School of Liberal Studies offers four-year Bachelor programme in the field of Liberal Studies, M.A. in Public Administration/ International Relations/ Political Science as well as the Ph.D. programs.


Here in this article, we will further discuss about the School of Liberal Studies.


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About School of Liberal Studies (SLS)


PDEU has launched School of Liberal Studies which currently offers Bachelor's, Master's and Doctoral degrees that equips a student to develop an array of intellectual skills, a variety of methodologies and ways of understanding our changing world, and a broad base of varied knowledge. In turn, such a Liberal Education establishes an invaluable foundation for more specialized study in one's major or in one of the professions, and for a life-long affinity for learning and continuing intellectual development.

The course imparts classical education in various fields like art, literature, languages, music, dramatics, philosophy, politics, history, law, mathematics, science and general studies. It emphasizes on the need to seek knowledge for promoting intellectual growth, creative expression and rational thought.


UG Courses offered at PDEU


B.A. (Hons.)



  • English
  • Mass Communication 
  • Governance & Public Administration 
  • International Relations
  • Psychology 
  • Economics 
  • Indic Studies 
  • Digital Humanities


B.B.A. (Hons.)



  • Marketing 
  • HR 
  • Finance


B.Com. (Hons.)



  • Finance & Accounts 
  • Banking & Insurance 
  • Marketing & Management  
  • Entrepreneurship & International Trade


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Eligibility Criteria


  • The student seeking admissions to:
    • B.A. (Hons.)/B.B.A. (Hons.) is required to have passed 12th standard examination or equivalent from any discipline. 
    • B.Com. (Hons.) is required to have passed 12th standard examination or equivalent from Commerce stream or should have studied accounting and/or commerce related subjects in 12th standard.
    • B.Sc. (Hons.) should have passed 12th standard examination or equivalent from science stream or with minimum any 2 of the following subjects – Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, and Biology.


  • Candidate must have passed any of the following qualifying examinations; with English as one of the subjects:
    • The +2-level examination in the 10+2 pattern of examination of any recognized Central/State Board of Secondary Education, including Central Board of Secondary Education, New Delhi, and Council for Indian School Certificate Examination, New Delhi.
    • Intermediate Science or Two-year Pre-University Examination conducted by a recognized Board/University.
    • Final Examination of the two-year course of the Joint Services Wing of the National Defense Academy.
    • General Certificate Education (GCE) Examination (London/Cambridge/Sri Lanka) at the Advanced (A) level with minimum passes of 2/3 subjects.
    • High School Certificate Examination of Cambridge University
    • International Baccalaureate Diploma Program with the minimum passes of 6 subjects (3HL and 3SL) with 24 points.
    • Any Public School/Board/University Examination in India or in foreign countries recognized by the Association of Indian Universities as equivalent to 10+2 system
    • Senior Secondary School Examination conducted by the National Open School with minimum five subjects.
    • H.S.C. Vocational Examination.


Selection Procedure


Written Test and Personal Interview:


Merit for admissions will be based on the total marks obtained in the entrance exam. The candidate has to appear for all the three sections - Written Test: Aptitude test + creative writing, and Personal Interview to qualify for the Merit List.


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The weightage distribution of various components is given below:


Aptitude Test

50 marks

Creative Essay

25 marks

Personal Interview

25 marks


100 marks


SLS Exam Pattern


Name of the Exam


Exam Level

National Level

Conducting Body

Pandit Deendayal Energy University

Mode of the examination

Pen and paper

Duration of the examination

90 mins

Language of the examination


Type of Questions

Objective Type Questions (MCQs)

Number of Sections


Total Number of Questions


Total Marks



SLS will be followed by a Creative Essay writing which will be of 30 minutes.


Sectional Weightage



No. of Questions


General Awareness



Verbal Ability



Quantitative Ability



Logical Reasoning




Marking Scheme


  • Half marks will be awarded for every correct answer.
  • There will be no negative marking for wrong answers.


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Some important instructions


  • The type and nature of questions will be at par with other BBA entrance exams.
  • Candidates can choose the order of section while taking the exam.
  • Candidates should not darken two options in OMR sheet, no marks will be awarded for it.


SLS Syllabus 


Quantitative Ability



Averages and Percentages

Roots, Indices, Surds

Simple & Compound Interest

Profit & Loss

Algebraic Formulae

Linear & Quadratic Equations

Ratio & Proportion


Mixtures & Alligations

Time, Speed & Distance

Work Related Problems

Pipes & Cisterns

Geometry: Lines, Angles & Triangles, Polygons

Circles & Mensuration

Permutations & Combinations




Logical Reasoning


Coding & Decoding

Symbol Based Logic

Family Tree & Directions

Arrangements: Linear, Circular, Matrix Arrangements

Groups & Conditionality

Logical Series

Selection Criteria

Sequential O/P Tracing

Analogies, Odd one out

Logical Puzzles



Verbal Ability


Reading Comprehension

Idioms & Phrases



Foreign Words Noun & Pronoun Errors

Subject-Verb Agreement

Prepositions and Conjunctions

Tenses, Modifiers & Parallelism

Deductive Reasoning

Inference based passages Syllogisms

Logical Consistency



General Awareness


Business and Economy

Awards and Honors




Company/Business entities

Days and Dates

Government and Politics

International Bodies/News

Literature and Media


Science & Technology

Sports and Movies

Trade/Business terminologies


Books & Authors

Arts & Music

Indian History and World History


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