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Decoding composition & pattern of IGNOU PhD Entrance Test 2020 for 248 seats

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New Delhi:  Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU), a Central University, has released PhD Admission Notification for July 2020. The National Testing Agency, an Autonomous Agency under Ministry of HRD, will conduct the Entrance Test on 29 April 2020 (Wednesday).

Entrance Test is compulsory for all candidates applying for admission to PhD Programme.

Total PhD Seats: The total number of PhD seats are 248 across 28 subjects.

Here, SkillOutlook presents the Key Points of the IGNOU PhD Entrance Test.

Entrance Test: The Entrance Test will be conducted by NTA at National Level across the country. The list of eligible candidates to appear for the Entrance Test will be displayed on NTA website.

Admission to the PhD Degree Programme is strictly on merit, based on the performance in the Entrance Test and Interview.

The syllabus of the Entrance Test shall be as per the ‘University Grants Commission (Minimum Standards and Procedures for Award of MPhil / PhD Degrees) Regulations, 2016 consisting of 50% of Research methodology and 50% subject specific.

The question paper shall have total 100 questions consisting of 50% on research methodology and 50% on specific subject.

All the questions shall be Multiple Choice questions (MCQ) with 4 options and only one correct answer. There shall be no negative marking.

Interview:  Short-listed Candidates in the Entrance Test will be called for interview/presentation of Synopsis before the Discipline specific Doctoral Research Committee. Those who secure at least 50% marks in the Entrance Test (45% marks in case of SC/ST/OBC (Non Creamy layers) / Differently abled persons ) will be shortlisted for the interview in order of merit subject to the maximum limit of five times of the available seats.

Final Merit List: The Entrance Test shall have a 70% weightage and 30% weightage shall be given to the interview/viva.

Key Dates: 

Last date for submission of online application – 23 March 2020

Downloading of Admit Cards from NTA website – 09 April 2020 onwards

Entrance Test – 29 April 2020

Declaration of Entrance Result – 8 May 2020

List of Departments with Vacant PhD Seats:

  1. Anthropology – 12
  2. Economics – 07
  3. Library and Information Science – 09
  4. Political Science -03
  5. Psychology – 17
  6. Public Administration -16
  7. Sociology -14
  8. BioChemistry -10
  9. Chemistry -11
  10. Geography -15
  11. Geology -04
  12. Statistics -12
  13. Food & Nutritional Science -05
  14. Home Science -04
  15. Commerce -07
  16. Management -05
  17. Education -20
  18. Gender and Development Studies –12
  19. Journalism and Mass Communication-07
  20. Dairy Science and Technology – 04
  21. Development Studies -18
  22. Computer Science -05
  23. Law -04
  24. Nursing -03
  25. Social Work- 11
  26. Translation Studies- 03
  27. Vocational Education and Training -08
  28. French- 02

For further details about eligibility conditions, how to apply and other details, the candidates should refer the PhD Admission Notification of IGNOU.




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