Bachelor of Commerce

Stream Commerce
Course Type Degree
Duration 3 Years

BCom or Bachelor of Commerce is a three-year college degree which can be pursued both in regular as well as distance-learning medium. BCom is the most well-known college degree in the Commerce domain and one of the most popular courses in the entire country which is pursued by a large number of students. Under BCom, there are two most famous courses:

  • BCom or BCom-General (also known as BCom-Pass in numerous colleges).
  • BCom (Honours)

In the BCom course, students are mainly taught subjects related to commerce, trade, economics and finance. In the three-year span, the students are offered alternatives to look over a couple of elective subjects as well. The program is generally of 6 semesters during which the student is taught subjects like financial accounting, corporate taxation, financial management, organization law, auditing, business research, mercantile laws, income tax, marketing management, human resource management, entrepreneurship etc.

BCom is the best choice for the students who are willing to make a profession in business, accounting, banking and insurance sectors. BCom is additionally perfect for the individuals who wish to seek after Chartered Accountancy, Cost Accounting and Company Secretaryship.


The admission to BCom is done through two modes:

  • Merit Basis (% of marks secured in class 12th)
  • Entrance Tests

Major Entrance Exams for BCom:

  • Delhi University Entrance Test (DUET)
  • Indraprastha University Common Entrance Test (IPU-CET)
  • National Test for Programs After Twelfth (NPAT) – For admission into the prestigious Narsee Monjee University.
  • Banaras Hindu University Entrance Test (BHU-UET)
  • Dayanand Sagar University Entrance Test (DSAT)


Shri Ram College of Commerce (Delhi University), St Xavier’s College, Kolkata, Hansraj College (Delhi University), Hindu College (Delhi University), Kirorimal College (Delhi University), Lady Shri Ram College (LSR), (Delhi University), Loyola College, Chennai, Shaheed Bhagat Singh College (Delhi University).


A BCom graduate can work as Bank PO, Accountant, Firm Manager, Lecturer, Chartered Accountant etc. The average compensation is around Rs. 3-3.5 Lakhs per annum.


BCom is offered by majority of universities in India. Qualification required for BCom is:

1. The student should ideally have studied Commerce in class 11th and 12th. However, entry to this course to non-commerce students is also allowed and anyone from any stream can take admission.

2. Minimum aggregate marks as described by the respective institute (Generally 50% above).

Entrance Exam - Bachelor of Commerce
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