Procedure for conduct of Ph. D. Entrance Test

Procedure for conduct of Ph. D. Entrance Test (As per Ordinance 10)

Structure of the test:

All those who are not exempted from the entrance test will be required to take the entrance test. The format of the entrance test will be similar to that of National Eligibility Test of UGC. The entrance test for enrolling into Ph. D. Programme shall be conducted by the University. The date and place of which shall be announced through a notification.

The content of the test will be as follows:

  1. General analytical skill / mental ability, including reasoning.
  2. English Communication skill (up to 12th standard level)
  3. Foundation of the relevant subjects in multiple choice questions (MCQ) and descriptive type questions on the relevant subject up to PG level.

The first part of the test will consist of objective type of questions covering:

  1. General analytical skill / mental ability, including reasoning.
  2. English communication skill (up to 12th standard level) (if applicable)

This part will have 60 questions and will be for duration of 45 minutes. The second part of the test will consist of objective type of questions in the relevant subject for duration of 30 minutes and will have 40 questions. There shall be negative marking of 0.25 marks for each wrong answer. The third part will be descriptive type of questions on the subject, which will be of one hour duration. This part will be evaluated only if the candidate secures more than 50% marks in the aggregate in the first two parts and individually 40% marks in each part. Those who secured more than these desired level have to obtain more than 50 % marks in the third part. If enough number of candidates do not qualify in the entrance test, the University may if deemed fir, relax these conditions on a year to year basis. The Academic Council may modify the scheme of the entrance examination from time to time.

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