Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar notifies PhD Eligibility Test for AY 2017-18 ! Apply now

Amritsar: Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar has released official notification for conducting PhD Eligibility Test for the academic year 2017-18. PhD Eligibility Test for the 17 Subjects shall be held on 17 August 2017. The closing date for submission on online application is 12 August 2017 while the last date for Fee Deposit is 09 August 2017.

Eligibility/Qualification for admission to PhD Programme: Master’s degree with at least 55% marks (6.18 CGPA out of 10) or 50% marks (5.62 CGPA out of 10) for SC/ST/OBC (non-creamy layer)/ differently-abled candidates of Guru Nanak Dev University or an equivalent degree of recognized Indian University in the subject concerned or allied-field. The list of subjects where PhD Programmes are available for admission is given at the bottom of this story.


PhD Test Exempted Category: The students who have qualified UGC(NET)/ UGC-CSIR (JRF) examination/  SLET/GATE/GPAT/ICAR/INSPIRE/Rajiv Gandhi Fellowship awardees/teacher-fellowship holders, or have passed M Phil from Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar will be exempted from Ph.D. Eligibility Test. However, these candidates will have to submit the application online stating the same in ‘other qualifications’. MPhil candidates from other universities are not exempted from PhD Eligibility Test.

The UGC/CSIR/INSPIRE/Rajiv Gandhi Fellowship awardees or candidates who are awarded fellowships directly by these or other funding agencies for the purpose of pursuing PhD can be enrolled any time during the session. NET/GATE qualified project fellows appointed against financed projects of at least two years duration can also be registered for Ph.D. any time during the session.

PhD Test Pattern: There will be two question papers. The first paper will be compulsory and common to all candidates. It will consist of 25 multiple choice questions of general awareness and mental ability, and will carry 25 marks.

The second paper will be subject specific. The candidates will be required to attempt 50 objective type questions, each question carrying 1 mark, and 5 short answer type questions (out of 15), each question carrying 5 marks.

Key Dates:  Last date for Fee Deposit is 09 August 2017. Last date for Application Form to be submitted online only is 12 August 2017. PhD Eligibility Test for the Following Subjects shall be held on 17 August 2017.

List of the Departments Where PhD Eligibility Test will be conducted:-

  1. Agriculture
  2. Architecture
  3. Biotechnology
  4. Botany
  5. Chemistry
  6. Environmental Sciences
  7. Food Science & Technology
  8. Planning
  9. Human Genetics
  10. Journalism and Mass Communication
  11. Laws
  12. Microbiology
  13. Music
  14. Pharmaceutical Sciences
  15. Physics
  16. Sports Medicine & Physiotherapy
  17. Zoology

For eligibility criteria, how to apply and other details, candidates should visit the PhD Admission Notification uploaded on the official website of Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar.

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