Key features and pattern of PhD Entrance Test 2017-18, Savitribai Phule Pune University

Pune: Savitribai Phule Pune University, formerly University of Pune, will hold PhD Entrance Test (PET) on 10 September 2017 for PhD & MPhil admission for the academic year 2017-18. As  Savitribai Phule Pune University is one of poplar universities for PhD and Research aspirants and also admits a large number of students for PhD programmes, here SkillOutlook presents key points of PhD Entrance Test and its pattern.

Selection Process: Candidate will be admitted to PhD programme by a two stage process through: Entrance Examination and ) Personal interview. Entrance Examination shall be a qualifying test. The Entrance Examination will be of 100 marks with multiple type choice questions.


Personal interview of candidates qualifying in Entrance Test/ Candidates exempted from Entrance Examination, will be conducted by the respective Recognized Research Centre of the university.

Pattern of Ph D Entrance Examination 2017-18: Entrance Test Paper consists of two parts: a) Research Methodology (50marks)  b) Subject Specific (50 marks).  All questions with multiple choices, each correct answer carries 1 Mark. There is no negative mark system.

PET is qualifying test while the standard passing mark for PET is 50% marks.

Exemption from appearing in Entrance Examination: The Candidates fulfilling at least one of the following conditions will be exempted from Entrance Examination:

  1. Candidates qualified in UGC-NET (Including JM)AJGC-CSIRNET (Including JRF)/SLET/GATE (valid score) or teacher fellowship holders will be exempted from the Entrance Test for PhD progrtlmme.
  2. Candidates who have passed MPhil Programme of the Savitribai Phule Pune University will be exempted from the Entrance Test for PhD programme.

Key Dates:  The online application window has opened from 26 July 2017. The closing date for submission of application is 15 August 2017. The date of online PhD Entrance Test is 10 September 2017 (Sunday). The publication of results on the university website is 10 September 2017.

For eligibility criteria, how to apply and other details, candidates should visit the PhD & MPhil Admission Notifications uploaded on the official website of .

For PhD Admission Notification, one can Click here .

To read SkillOutlook’s another story PhD Admission , one should visit the below link:

PhD admission open in more than 70 streams in Savitribai Phule Pune University

List of subjects/disciplines where PhD Admission is available:

  1. Atmospheric and Space Sciences
  2. Basic Medical Science
  3. Bio informatics
  4. Bio Chemistry
  5. Botany
  6. BioTechnology
  7. Chemistry
  8. Computer Science
  9. Communication Studies
  10. Electronic Science
  11. Environmental Science
  12. Geography
  13. Geology
  14. Health Science
  15. Mathematics
  16. Microbiology
  17. Physics
  18. Scientific Computing
  19. Statistics Zoology
  20. Architecture
  21. Chemical Engineering
  22. Civil Engineering
  23. Computer Engineering
  24. Electrical Engineering
  25. Electronics Engineering
  26. ‘Electronics & Telecommunication
  27. Instrumentation & Control Engineering
  28. Mechanical Engineering
  29. Zoology
  30. Power Engineering
  31. Production Engineering
  32. Pharmaceutical Chemistry
  33. Pharmaceutics
  34. Pharmacognosy
  35. Accountancy and Auditing
  36. Banking and Finance
  37. Business Administration
  38. Business Economics
  39. Business Law & Taxation
  40. Business Practices
  41. Cooperation and Rural Development
  42. Cost and Works Accounting
  43. Marketing
  44. Insurance and Transport
  45. Computer Management
  46. Financial Management
  47. ‘Foreign Trade Management
  48. Hotel Management
  49. Human Resources Management
  50. Marketing Management
  51. Organizational Management
  52. Production Management
  53. English
  54. French
  55. Hindi
  56. Marathi
  57. Music
  58. Pali
  59. Sanskriti and Prakriti Language
  60. Urdu
  61. Anthropology
  62. Economics
  63. History
  64. Politics
  65. Psychology
  66. Sociology
  67. Women Studies
  68. Law
  69. Education
  70. Physical Education
  71. Library and Information Science

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