MA History is a 2-year master degree course which is offered by most of the Arts universities in India. The course is offered in both regular mode as well as distance education mode. The basic eligibility for pursuing this course is that the students should have completed their bachelor's degree in history or a history-related course. Admissions to most of these institutes are on the basis of cut-off lists released by them. But some universities also conduct entrance tests. BHU Varanasi conducts BHU-PET for admission to its postgraduate courses including MA History.