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B.Com vs B.Com Hons

Planning to do a B.Com (Bachelors in Commerce) but not sure what the difference between B.Com and B.Com Honors (Hons) is? Unsure why the cut-off for one degree (B.Com [Hons] course) is much higher than the other (B.Com [pass]) course even though both courses teach you similar things? Don't worry, this article should help you figure out how both the programs differ and help you make the decision of which course you should opt for.

Both courses introduce you and teach you in detail the subjects that make up the commerce stream. Tthe eligibility criteria for admission to both courses remains the same for most colleges/ universities: HSC or equivalent, with Math and English as compulsory subjects.

B Com Hons or passed

Now, let's look at the differences:

Differences between B.Com (Hons) and B.Com

 B.Com (H)

 B.Com (P)

B.Com (H) is an undergraduate degree designed to inculcate business acumen in students.

  • You can also pursue courses like Chartered Accountancy along with your B.Com (honors.)

Similar to B.Com (H), the difference is that a student can specialize in a certain subject in B.Com (H), which is not possible in B.Com (P).  In the latter, a student is given an overview of all the subjects taught in the honors course. 

A student has the option to specialize in a specific subject like Accounting, etc. A student cannot specialize in a specific subject.

 The cut-off for various universities/colleges is relatively higher.

 The cut-off for various universities/colleges is relatively lower. 

 B.Com (H)

 B.Com (P)

B.Com (H) is an undergraduate degree designed to inculcate business acumen in students. You can also pursue courses like Chartered Accountancy along with your B.Com (honours.)

The course is similar to B.Com (H). The difference lies in the fact that you can specialize in a certain subjects in B.Com (H), but the B.Com (P) course gives you an overview of all those subjects taught in the honours course. 

 You are taught in depth, about the subjects

 You are given an overview of the subjects.

 You can specialize in subjects like Accounting or Economics

 You cannot specialize in these subjects.   

 The cut-off for various universities/ colleges is relatively higher. For eg.B.Com (H) cut off 2014 for Shaheed Bhagat Singh college was 96.5%

 The cut-off for various universities is relatively lower. For eg.B.Com cut off 2014 for Shaheed Bhagat Singh college was 94%  

 The industry demand for this course is relatively more.

 The industry demand for this course is relatively less.   

B.Com (hon) is offered by colleges such as Shri Ram College of Commerce or SRCC, Daulat Ram, Kirori Mal College, Maharaja Agrasen College etc.

B.Com is offered by Daulat Ram college, Delhi College of Arts & Commerce, Dyal Singh College among many others

The industry demand for the honors program under B.Com is much higher than the regular program. With the distinction between the two clear in your mind, it should be relatively easy to make your decision.

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