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BCom (H) or Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) is one of the most popular undergraduate degree programmes among Commerce stream students. There are three most popular courses under Commerce, namely BCom, BCom (H) and BCom LLB. Candidates who wish to pursue higher studies and career in accounting and commerce or banking, finance and insurance, take up BCom and BCom (H) courses at UG level. Those who plan to take up a career in law opt for BCom LLB.

BCom is also referred to as BCom-General or BCom-Pass. This programme is a three-year degree course which is not subject specific and the candidate can choose a combination of subjects apart from the few core subjects. In BCom (H), the same courses are taught extensively along with a specialisation which makes it a more popular option among students. Unlike technical and vocational courses, BCom (H) is offered at almost all the universities and its affiliated colleges across the country in regular as well as distance education mode.

Apart from accounting & commerce and banking, finance & insurance, BCom (H) is the best course option for a career in management, teaching, advertising, journalism, mass communication, law, design, public sector, etc. BCom (H) is the ideal choice for CA and CS aspirants. Average starting salary of BCom (H) graduates for junior level jobs is INR 3 lakh and upwards.

BCom Honours Eligibility Criteria

Standard admission procedure of BCom (H) course in Indian universities includes screening of candidates on the basis of cut off marks fixed by the authorities and final selection. However, many colleges conduct entrance exam for admission to their BCom (H) programmes. Check below, the eligibility criteria for BCom Honours:

  • The candidate must have studied Commerce in class 11 and 12 with Accountancy, Business Studies, Economics, Maths and English as main subjects.

  • The minimum cut off marks criteria is subject to each college/university’s own admission criteria for that year.

The minimum cut off marks are set for each academic session on the basis of various factors, like total percentage of candidates passing in Commerce in school board exams, highest score in Commerce, average score in commerce, minimum cut off marks of previous year, etc.

BCom(H)/BCom Entrance Exams

Given below is are the four most popular national-level BCom entrance exams:


3. Christ University Entrance Test

2. AMU Entrance Exam

4. Jamia Milia Islamia Entrance Exam

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BCom (Hons) Syllabus

BCom (H) syllabus is the same as BCom syllabus but for a few extra topics taught in depth. Take a look at the subjects and syllabus BCom (H) programme below:

BCom (H) Subjects and Syllabus

Business Organization & Management

Financial Accounting (Part-A)

Financial Accounting (Part-B)

Financial Accounting (Part-C) Practical

Micro Economics-1

Business Law

Business Statistics

Fundamental of Computer & Information System: Part-A

Fundamental of Computer & Information System: Part-B

Fundamental of Computer & Information System: Part-C (Practical)


Corporate Laws

Business Mathematics

Income-Tax Law & Practice


Principles of Marketing


Optional : (English/Political Science/Mathematics)

Indirect Tax

Corporate Accounting

Cost Accounting

Human Resource Management

Indian Economy-Performance and Policies

Management Accounting

Financial Management

Optional : E-Commerce Part A or Part B

E-Commerce (Part-A)

E-Commerce (Part-C) Practical


International Business

Financial Markets, Institutions and Financial Services

Governance, Ethics & Social Responsibility of Business

Business Communication

Project Work

Entrepreneurship and Small Business

List of optional subjects in BCom Hons. course:

Optional Subjects in BCom (H) Course

Financial Markets, Institutions and Financial Services

Corporate Tax Planning

Compensation Management

 Fundamentals of Investment

Consumer Relation & Customer Care

Business Tax Procedure & Management

Business Data Processing-II (Theory)

Business Data Processing-II (Practical)

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BCom (Hons) Jobs & Top Recruiters

Ideally, BCom (H) graduates must pursue a PG programme like MCom, MBA, CA, CS etc. for better career prospects, but even if they wish to enter the job market immediately after completing their degree, they can find various job profiles at junior level.

Some of the job profiles for BCom (H) graduates and their salary packages are listed below:

BCom (H) jobs

Average salary


INR 2.5 lakh per annum and above

Business Executive

INR 3 lakh per annum and above

Accounts Manager

INR 5.8 lakh per annum and above

Tax Consultant

INR 5.2 lakh per annum and above

Financial Analyst

INR 4.1 lakh per annum and above

Financial Consultant

INR 6.6 lakh per annum and above

Account Executive

INR 2.7 lakh per annum and above

Business Consultant

INR 9.9 lakh per annum and above

*The salary data has been obtained from Payscale.com.

BCom (H) graduates are in great demand in accounting, auditing firms as well as banks and insurance companies. They are hired at junior level for various profiles in the finance, accounting, HR and administrative departments of the companies. Top recruiters of BCom graduates include banks, multinational companies, finance firms and auditing agencies. Names of some of companies who hire BCom and BCom(H/) graduates are given below:

BCom Hons: Top Recruiters


Punjab National Bank




PricewaterHouse Cooper



IndusInd Bank


Ernest & Young


BCom (H) graduates can also take government recruitment exams for jobs in that sector. Public Sector Undertakings are another option where one can find various vacancies suitable for BCom (H) graduates. 

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FAQs on BCom Honours

Q: Which are the best colleges for B Com Honours in India?

Q: Is Maths in Class 12 compulsory for pursuing B Com Honours?

A: Yes, Maths in Class 12 compulsory for pursuing B Com Honours. For admission to this course, every college considers marks of Maths subject in Class 12th or HSc. However, Maths in Class 12 is not compulsory for B Com General course.

Q: How can I get admission in BCom Honours course?

A: Admission to BCom Honours course in India is mainly based on HSc/Class 12th score. However, some universities conduct entrance exams too for selection of candidates for this course. BCom Honours admission process starts in India from April-May after the declaration of Class 12th results. For admission candidates have to fill the university admission form and follow the process further.

Q: Is there any entrance exam for admission to BCom Honours course?

A: Yes, a few universities conduct entrance exam for admission to the BCom Honours course. Some of the popular BCom Honours entrance exams are: Delhi University Entrance Exam (DUET), AMU Entrance Exam, Christ University Entrance Exam (CUET) and Jamia Millia Islamia Entrance Exam. Check: List of all BCom entrance exams

Q: Is BCom Honours through correspondence valued?

A: Yes, BCom Honours through correspondence has the same value as the regular course. As per UGC guidelines, the distance learning degree is to be considered equivalent to a fulltime regular degree.

Q: What are the optional subjects in BCom Honours?

A: In BCom Honours course candidates can choose an optional subject. Some of the popular optional subjects in BCom Honours include Financial Markets, Institutions and Financial Services, Corporate Tax Planning, Compensation Management, Fundamentals of Investment, Consumer Relation & Customer Care, Business Tax Procedure & Management and Business Data Processing.

Q: Can I pursue both BCom Honours and CA together?

A: Yes, one can pursue BCom Honours and CA together. The syllabus of BCom Honours and CA include similar subjects and topics which make it convenient to complete both the courses simultaneously.

Q: Is BCom Honours course helpful in clearing Banking exams?

A: No, it is not necessary to have a BCom Honours degree for appearing in Bank PO exams. Students from any stream can appear for Banking exams. However, having studied BCom Honours in graduation will be beneficial in preparation and further career options.

Q: What is the difference between BCom and BCom Honours?

A: B Com and BCom Honours both are courses from the same academic stream and the subjects taught are same in both. However, in the BCom course no specialisation is offered in the final year while in BCom Honours course candidates can choose from a range of specialisations including economics, taxation, finance, banking, insurance, trading, etc.

Q: What are the job prospects available after BCom Hons?

A: After completing BCom Honours course candidates can opt for jobs such as Accountant, Business Executive, Accounts Manager, Tax Consultant, Financial Analyst, Financial Consultant, Account Executive, Business Consultant, Sales Executive, Business Development Executive, etc.

Q: Can I pursue BCom Honours course after Class 12th with Science?

A: Yes, a candidate is eligible to pursue BCom Honours after Class 12 with Science. They need to meet the minimum cut off fixed by the desired college for admission.

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Popular B.Com Honours (Hons) Specializations in India

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The fee is Rs 45,000 per year for BCA.

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Last date to fill the form was 25th February, so the date is already expired.

Which are the colleges for B.Com Honors in Idukki or Kerala?

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The below colleges are few of the top B.Com honors Colleges in Kerala:1.Government Victoria College, Palakkad. B.Com (Hons). 2.NSS College, Pandalam. 3.All Saints College, Thiruvananthapuram. 4.Sree Kerala Varma College, Thrissur. 5.Milad E Sherif Memorial College, Kayamkulam. 6.St Stephen's Coll...The below colleges are few of the top B.Com honors Colleges in Kerala:
1.Government Victoria College, Palakkad. B.Com (Hons).
2.NSS College, Pandalam.
3.All Saints College, Thiruvananthapuram.
4.Sree Kerala Varma College, Thrissur.
5.Milad E Sherif Memorial College, Kayamkulam.
6.St Stephen's College, Pathanapuram.
7.Government College, Kodanchery.

I want colleges' names for fees less than 30,000 per year for B.Com (Hons) In Jaipur.

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