1. Should be an Indian citizen.
2. Should pass the H.S (+2) Examination or its equivalent from any recognized Board/Council/University with at least 50% marks in the aggregate.There is, however, a relaxation of 5% marks for the candidates belonging to SC/ST/OBC/PH/Ex -service man categories.
3. A candidate, opting for admission to a Bengali/ Urdu/ Hindi/ Nepali medium institution, must have studied the language at the Higher Secondary level as a compulsory subject.
4. 4% (i.e. two out of fifty) of the seats shall be earmarked for candidates coming from the Vocational Stream Course (+2 Level) under any Board/University/Council or its equivalent, regardless of categories.
a) Such vocational candidates should have studied at least two languages including English at the +2- stage.
b) Such vocational candidates should score at least 50% marks at the +2-stage. 6. Such vocational-course-pass-candidates, however, shall not be eligible for other 48 (96%) seats under any conditions of backwardness or physical disability.