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Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia Avadh University - Common Eligibility Test for admission into various Doctoral Programs in State Universities of Uttar Pradesh

Last Date for Submission of Application Form: March 20, 2012; Eligibility Test on April 29, 2012



No.-RMLAU/Gen.-Admin/CET/2011/3736 Dated- January 9, 2012

As per the decision communicated vide Government Order No.-1419(2)Sattar-1-2011-16(26)/2011 dated 26 August, 2011 to conduct State level “Common Eligibility Test” for admission to various “Doctoral Programs” in State Universities of U.P., the Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia Avadh University, Faizabad shall conduct the above said test on April 29, 2012 at different centers.

It is clarified that admission to various Doctoral Programs in State Universities of U.P. will be made by the individual State Universities, on the basis of “Eligibility Certificate” issued to successful candidates, as per provisions made in their Statutes/Ordinances etc.

Eligibility :-

1. Masters degree in relevant subject (See List of Subjects in Table-1) with a minimum of 55% marks or equivalent Letter Grade/Grade Point under the Seven Point Letter Grade Scale laid down by the UGC. A 5% relaxation in minimum marks at PG level shall be given to SC/ST and physically handicapped/disabled candidates.


The minimum educational qualification prescribed by the individual State University in their Statutes/Ordinances etc for admission to Doctoral program.

2. The candidates appearing in Final year/Final semester examination are also eligible to apply. However they will have to produce their Final year/Final Semester examination result at the time of admission. The Eligibility test result of such candidates will be declared provisionally.

3. ‘UGC minimum standards and procedures for award of M.Phil./Ph.D. degree Regulation 2009’ read with clarification on Guidelines for admission in Ph.D. circulated vide Letter No. F.1-1/2002(PS)/Exemp Part file III March 2011 shall be applicable with respect to NET qualified candidates. The above mentioned documents are available on University website and also on UGC website

Examination Fee:-

Rs. 800/= for General/OBC candidates and Rs. 400/= for SC/ST candidates.


The syllabus of this ‘Common Eligibility Test’ will be that prescribed for UGC/CSIR/ICAR-NET-JRF Examinations which is available on the UGC/CSIR/ICAR websites.

How to Apply:-

1. Availability of the Application Form-

The prescribed Application forms will be available from February 25, 2012. The candidates can obtain the prescribed application form through scheduled counter of the main branch of State Bank of India and Head Post Office of the cities as mentioned in Table-2.

2. Last Date for Submission of Application Form-

Duly filled-in application form should be sent to “The Registrar, Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia Avadh University, Faizabad-224001, U.P.” by Registered/Speed-Post only, so as to reach the Registrar’s Office on or before March 20, 2012 up to 5.00 pm. The university shall not be responsible for any postal delay whatsoever.

Validity of ‘Eligibility Certificate’ :-

The Common Eligibility Test ‘CET’ will determine the eligibility of candidates for registration/admission in Ph.D. Programmes in various U.P. State Universities. A list of qualified candidates along with their score will be notified for General/OBC/SC/ST categories. Eligibility certificate (with score) will be valid for next two years from the date of issue.

Scheme of Test:-

The Common Eligibility Test will be based on Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) and shall have two papers as detailed below-

1. Paper-I:- This paper of 2.00 hours duration will contain 100 MCQs based on research aptitude and general awareness and will be of 100 marks.

2. Paper-II:- This paper of 3.00 hours duration will contain 200 MCQs based on Subject knowledge and will be of 200 marks.

There shall be no negative marking.

Qualifying Percentage:-

To qualify the CET, candidates have to secure minimum 40% marks in each Paper and a minimum of 50% marks in aggregate. 5% relaxation in minimum marks shall be available to SC/ST candidates.

Scheme of Examination:-

I29-4-20128-10 A.M.100100 MCQs based on research aptitude and general awareness.
II29-4-201212-3 P.M.200200 MCQs based on Subject knowledge.

Examination Centres:-

The CET will be held at various centres in 12 cities of Uttar Pradesh which are specified with their city codes in Table-02. No TA/DA will be admissible to any candidate for attending the test, in any circumstance.

Admit Cards:-

The admit card of eligible candidates for appearing in eligibility test will be sent by Post and shall also be available on university website

Instructions for Filling the Application Forms:-

All the entries in the Application form should be filled by the candidate in BLOCK LETTERS and by Black ball point pen. Avoid over-writing because it can cause error during computer scanning of the Application Form. Candidate should also ensure that his Photograph is affixed properly at specified place. A sample of filled Application form is attached as Appendix-1.

Important :-

1- The Test centre and the date of examination can be changed at the discretion of University conducting CET.

2- All disputes pertaining to CET shall be within the Jurisdiction of Faizabad only.

Table -1 List of Subjects and their code

Subject Code - Subjects

01 Economics (Rural Economics, Demography, Development Planning, Development Studies, Econometrics, Applied Economics, Development Eco., Business Economics)

02 Political Science

03 Philosophy

04 Psychology

05 Sociology

06 History

07 Commerce

08 Education

09 Social Work

10 Defence and Strategic Studies (Military Science)

11 Home Science

12 Music

13 Management (including Business Admnistration/ Marketing Management/Industrial Relations and Personnel Management/ Human Resource Management /Financial Management /Co-operative Management)

14 Hindi

15 Sanskrit (including subject titles as mentioned in ordinances of Sampurna Nand Sanskrit Vishwavidyalaya, Varanasi)

16 Urdu

17 Arabic

18 English

19 Linguistics

20 Physical Education

21 Law

22 Library and Information Science

23 Mass Communication and Journalism

24 Fine Arts

25 Geography

26 Computer Science and Applications

27 Electronic Science

28 Environmental Sciences

29 Life Sciences (Bio-Chemistry, Bio-Technology, Micro-Biology, Zoology, Botany)

30 Physical Sciences (Physics)

31 Chemical Sciences (Chemistry)

32 Mathematical Sciences (Mathematics)

33 Earth Sciences

34 Forensic Sciences

35 Tourism Administration and Management

36 Agriculture

37 Statistics

Table -2 Name of Cities for CET and their codes

City - Code

Agra 01

Allahabad 02

Bareilly 03

Faizabad 04

Gorakhpur 05

Jaunpur 06

Jhansi 07

Kanpur 08

Lucknow 09

Meerut 10

Varanasi 11

Noida 12

S. K. Shukla

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