Patna University PhD Admission Test 2018, Application, Dates

PhD Admission Test 2018 at Patna University

PhD Admission 2018 – Patna University has invited online application from the applicants for PhD Admission Test 2018 to admission into PhD program for the academic session 2018, exam schedule to be held on February 24th, 2018.

Patna University PhD Admission Dates 2018

Last Date of Online Application Form: February 14th 2018

Issue Date of Admit Card Form: February 20th 2018 onward

Date of Entrance Examination: February 24th 2018

PhD Admission Test will be conducted in following subjects:

Faculty of Humanities: Hindi, English, Sanskrit, Maithili, Bengali, Arabic, Persian, Urdu, Philosophy, Master of Journalism & Mass Communication, Music.

Faculty of Social Sciences: History, Pol. Science, Home Science, A.I.H. & Archaeology, Sociology, Economics, Psychology, Geography, P.M. & IR, Rural Studies, Master of Social Work, Women’s Studies.

Faculty of Science: Physics, Chemistry, Zoology, Botany, Geology, Mathematics, Statistics, Biochemistry, Environmental Science, Biotechnology, Herbal Chemistry.

Faculty of Commerce: Commerce, Management (MBA), Master of Finance Control (MFC).

Faculty of Law: Law.

Faculty of Education: Education.

Patna University PhD Eligibility Criteria

Applicants having master degree with at least of 55% marks in aggregate or its equivalent ‘B’ in the UGC 7-point scale (or on equivalent grade in point scale wherever grading system is followed).

A relaxation of 5% of marks, from 55% Io 50%, or on the equivalent relaxation of grade, will be allowed for those belonging to SC/ST/EBC/OBC/Differently-abled categories of applicants.

The applicant shall ordinarily be permitted to pursue research for the Ph.D. degree in the subject in which he/she holds Master’s degree.

Exemptions from the PhD Admission Test (PAT)

Applicants who have secured grants for research such as fellowship/scholarship/associateship etc. by qualifying UGC/NET/CSIR NET/GATE/MHRD Scholarships/Teacher Fellowship/ DBT/ICMR/ICAR /DST-INSPIRE/CSSIR, ICHR etc.

Assistant Professors, Associate Professor and Professor who have been appointed on the substantive post in the UGC pay scale in the teaching departments or the University or a constituent college of the University who have completed their probation successfully with an experience of at least two years of uninterrupted service would be considered under this category. Teachers appointed in self-finance courses will not be exempted from the test.

Non-teaching employees of the University, who are holding the substantive appointment for more than five years having at least 55% marks in Master’s degree in the subject concerned and with at least two research papers published in any reputed refereed journal or journals identified by the UGC would be considered under this category.

PhD Entrance Exam Pattern 2018

The PAT is a written test comprising two papers of 100 marks each.

Paper I – 100 marks: objective/ multiple choice questions on general and research aptitude.

Paper II – 100 marks: subjective type in the subject concerned based on the syllabus (excluding elective papers) of the Post-Graduate courses of the Patna University.

Interview: 20 marks.

The minimum qualifying marks for written test will be as follows:

For General applicants: 50% aggregate marks.

For Reserved category applicants: 45% aggregate marks

The selection of the applicant will be on the basis of marks obtained in PAT and interview combined together.

Date of Entrance Test: 24th February 2018

Time of Examination

  • Paper I (objective):30 A.M. to 12.30 P.M. (1 Hour)
  • Paper II (subjective):45 P.M. to 2.45 P.M. (2 Hours)

Application Fee for PhD Admission Test

  • For SC/ST categories: – Rs. 700/-
  • For all other categories – Rs. ‘1,000/-

Patna University PhD Application Procedure

The applicant can apply online at

STEP – 1: Pay fee Online to State Bank of India and get SB Collect Reference Number.

STEP – 2: Apply Online for Ph.D. Admission Test (PAT) Application – 2018 with the above SB Collect Reference Number.

STEP – 3: Print your Online Ph.D. Admission Test (PAT) Application.

STEP – 4: Download and Print Admit Card after the due date.

Patna University Address

Official Address – Registrar, Patna University, Patna-800005 (Bihar), Phone No.: 0612-2678008, Website

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