All the applicants for admission in Union Biblical Seminary should be a member in good standing with a local church for at least two years. The application form can be downloaded from the link provided under Application Form. A payment of Rs 700 (non-refundable) should be made to the Finance office before or during the submission of the duly filled application form. The last date to submit the duly filled application form is 29th November, 2019. With late fee of Rs 500, one can submit the application form on or before 14th December, 2019.

Entrance Examination

The UBS Entrance Examination for BD is held in the month of January and February at different centres in India. UBS conducts entrance exam for MTh and the interview for DTh only in its campus.The resources for entrance examination and the pattern of question papers could be viewed in the Entrance Exam Resources page in the UBS website. The entrance exam dates for the academic year 2020-21 are as follows:

BD Entrance Exam (Centres and Dates)

  • Bangalore (24th and 25th January 2020)
  • New Delhi (31st January and 1st February 2020)
  • Guwahati (7th and 8th February 2020)
  • UBS, Pune (13th and 14th February 2020)


MTh Entrance Exam

  • UBS, Pune (8th and 9th January, 2020)


DTh Interview

  • UBS, Pune (21stFebruary, 2020)


Bachelor of Divinity

All applicants for the BD course are required to pass an entrance examination consisting of three papers: Biblical Knowledge, General Knowledge and English. Mature candidates for the BD degree and BTh (ATA) for Upgrading to BD degree can apply to UBS only after passing the qualifying examination conducted by the Senate of Serampore (Details regarding the qualifying examination for mature candidates and BTh (ATA) can be obtained from the Registrar, Senate of Serampore College, Serampore PO, Hooghly Dist, West Bengal, 712201).

Master of Theology

All applicants for the MTh (Serampore & ATA) degree courses are required to pass an entrance examination consisting of three papers: English, General Knowledge, anda paper in their respective branch study.

Notification of Admission

For MTh, the Admission Committee will meet on 9th January, 2020 and declare the selected candidates on the same day. For BD, the Admission Committee meets in the end of February, and applicants are normally informed whether they have been admitted or not by the first week of March. The Seminary is under no obligation to give specific reasons for their refusal of any applicant, and such reasons will normally not be given. Under no circumstances should any applicant come to the Seminary without having received official notification from the Registrar offering him/her a place.