Admission to Ph.D. Programme
a) All candidates should appear in the entrance test for admission to Ph.D. programme. However, the following categories of candidates may be exempted from taking entrance test for Ph.D. programme:
b) A candidate is required to obtain at least 50% marks in the entrance test to qualify. Provided that a relaxation of 5% marks (from 50% to 45%) in the qualifying marks for the entrance test shall be allowed for the candidates belonging to SC/ST/OBC (Non-creamy layers)/Differently abled category.
c) The candidates who qualify the entrance test will be interviewed by the Research Advisory Committee to assess whether:
i) The candidate possesses the competence for the proposed research.
ii) The research work can be suitably undertaken at the university.
iii) The proposed area of research can contribute to new/additional knowledge.
d) The number of candidates to be admitted to the Ph.D. programme will be notified by the University.
However, the University can increase or decrease the number of seats, depending upon the number of projects and research facilities available.
Structure of Admission Test for Ph.D.
i) An entrance test will be conducted in each subject for admission to the programme.
ii) The test will comprise of two papers, each of 75 minutes duration:
Paper-I (Common for all subjects): This paper will have 60 objective type multiple choice questions. The scope of paper will be General Aptitude, Reasoning, Numerical/ Mental Ability, Indian Education system, Analytical skills/ Research aptitude, Environment, language Proficiency, Teaching Aptitude and any other topic covered in Paper-I of the UGC-NET.
Paper-II (For subject opted by the candidate): This paper will have 60 objective type multiple choice questions. The scope of the paper will be limited to the core areas relating to concerned discipline/ subject.
iii) The syllabus of Paper-II will be same as that of UGC- NET
iv) All candidates must appear in the entrance test for admission to Ph.D. programme. However, the candidates who have qualified UGC NET (including JRF)/ UGC-CSIR NET (including JRF)/ SLET (Punjab State)/ GATE are exempted from admission test. The candidates who have passed M. Phil. programme will be exempted from Paper-II.
v) Qualifying marks in the entrance test is 50 percent in aggregate. A relaxation of 5% marks (from 50% to 45%) shall be allowed for the candidates belonging to SC/ST/OBC(Non-creamy layers)/Differently abled category in the qualifying marks for the entrance test.
vi) All candidates except those who have passed M. Phil. programme, will have to appear in both the papers otherwise their candidature will stand cancelled.
vii) There is no negative marking in the Test.
2. Selection Criteria for Admission
Weightage of different components for determining merit for admission is as under:
Marks obtained in the Entrance Test
Performance in the Interview/Viva-voce
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The Important Information regarding application and entrance test is as follows:
Prospectus Fee : Rs. 500
Application cum Entrance Test Fee : 3000 INR
Last Date of applciation : 20th July, 2020. (Monday)
Date of Entrance Test : 24th July, 2020 (Friday)
Venue of Examination : SGGSWU, University Campus, Fatehgarh Sahib.
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Ph: +91-70096-48231, +91-62805-38113.