DAVV DET Entrance Exam 2017

The Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya invites the application from eligible candidate to Doctoral Entrance Test 2017 for admission to the Ph.D / M Phil Programs.

DAVV DET 2017 Eligibility

At the time of application for admissionin Ph.D. / M.Phil. programme the applicant must hold a Master’s degree or equivalent in the concerned or allied subject with at least 55% Marks ( 50% for SC / ST / OBC ( non-creamy layer ) / Differently Abled and other categories of candidates as per the decision of the UGC from time to time, or for those who had obtained their Master’s degree prior to 19th September, 1991. ) of the university, a deemed university or other university incorporated by any law for the time being in force and recognized by the University

A candidate shall ordinarily be permitted to work for Ph.D. / M . Ph i l . d egree in the subject in which he/she has obtained his/her Master’s degree. However, research work leads to Ph.D. / M.Phil. degree may be allowed in allied subject of interdisciplinary  nature of the same faculty or of allied faculties. In such cases, candidates may be permitted to work under one or two co-supervisors along with the supervisor

The candidate may select the subject for the DET in which he/she has completed Master’s  Degree or the allied subject in which he/she wants to take admission. If the candidate  qualifies the DET with the subject in which he/she has completed Master’s Degree and  wants to take admission in an allied subject of interdisciplinary nature, he/she may be  permitted for interview in the allied subject. In such cases permission may be given by the  Dean of the Faculty / Chairperson ( BOS ) of the allied subject after seeing the relevance of  the subject of the Masters’ degree with the allied subject.

If a candidate wants to pursue Ph.D. / M.Phil. in an interdisciplinary / allied subject other than  the subject which he/she has opted for DET-2017 should apply for interview in the School  of Studies of allied subject along with a certificate from the respective Head of the  Department (DET Centre) certifying that the candidate has qualified the DET and eligible  for interview. The name of such candidates will be deleted from the list of the candidates  qualified for interview in the subject in which he/she opted for DET and will be included in  the list of the candidates for interview in the allied subject

The students who have qualified UGC-NET with JRF / UGC-CSIR-NET with JRF /  teacher fellowship holder or any other Government / Foreign research fellowship holder or  have passed M.Phil. programme ( as per UGC Regulations 2009 or amended thereafter ) with  course work shall be exempted from the entrance test but they have to appear in the  interview. Such candidates should select the subject for interview in which they want to take admission.

The students who have qualified UGC / CSIR-NET without JRF / SLET/ SET have to appear in the DET for admission in M.Phil./ Ph.D. The research fellowships directly awarded to the students by the central / state government will be considered as Govt. fellowships.

There is no age limit for admission in Master of Philosophy ( M.Phil. ) / Doctor of Philosophy ( Ph.D. ) programmes.

Seats reserved for SC / ST / OBC category will be offered to the SC / ST / OBC candidates of Madhya Pradesh domicile only. SC / ST /OBC candidates from other states and the candidates from other reserved categories from any state will be treated under unreserved category. Select your category carefully. SC / ST / OBC candidates have to produce category certificate and valid M.P. domicile certificate issued by appropriate authorities at the time of counselling. Ensure that you have correctly selected your category. Change of category shall not be accepted thereafter at any stage.

DAVV DET 2017 Application Form

All the eligible candidates who wish to take admission in Ph.D. / M.Phil. programme will have to apply through MP-Online https://davv.mponline.gov.in along with the application fee of Rupee. 1000/ ( Rupees One Thousand Only ). Last date of application is 31st July, 2017.

The examination date for DET-2017 is scheduled on 10th August, 2017 from 11.00 a.m to 1.00 p.m. at the respective DET centres. Subject-wise list of DET centres is available on the university website. No Ph.D. / M.Phil. student shall join any other course / study or appear at any otherexamination leading to a degree, except Certificate course(s), during his/her Ph.D. / M.Phil. programme.

DAVV DET 2017 Exam Pattern 

Entrance Test

The Doctoral Entrance Test will have the question paper in two parts. Part A shall consist of 50 objective type compulsory questions of 1 mark each based on research methodology. It shall be of generic nature, intended to assess the research aptitude of the candidate. It will primarily be designed to test reasoning ability, data interpretation, and quantitative aptitude of the candidate. Part-B shall also consist of 50 objective type compulsory questions of 1 mark each based on the syllabus of the subject at Masters level.

The duration of the Doctoral Entrance Test will be of two hours. There will be no negative marking.The candidates must score minimum 50% marks in the entrance test to qualify for the interview. A list of the eligible candidates for interview will be notified on the university website.


The students who are exempted from the entrance test and who have qualified the DET shall have to appear in the interview for admission in Ph.D. / M.Phil. in the subject where they want to take admission. The interview shall be conducted by the Research Advisory Committee of the concerned subject. The date of interview in each subject will be notified on the website of the University.

The candidates are expected to bring the No Objection Letter from the proposed Supervisor and Co-supervisor ( if applicable ) duly forwarded from the Head of the research centre (s). The candidates should also bring with them the following documents:

  • Original certificates and mark sheets along with a self-attested copy of each of the certificate and mark sheet of 10th, 12th, Graduation, and P.G. classes.
  • Original documents along with a self-attested copy of SC / ST / OBC / MP domicile certificate ( whichever is applicable ) to claim the benefit of reservation, as per MP Govt. rules.

The candidates are required to discuss their research interest / area through a presentation before a duly constituted Research Advisory Committee. The interview / viva-voce shall also consider the following aspects, viz. whether:

  • the candidate possesses the competence for the proposed research;
  • the research work can be suitably undertaken at the research centre;
  • the proposed area of research can contribute to new / additional knowledge.

The evaluation in interview will be based on 100 marks to be allocated in the following criteria, each of 25 marks

  • Research plan
  • Research potential / aptitude
  • Communication skills
  • Subject knowledge in the respective area of research. 

Merit list will be prepared on the basis of the marks obtained out of 100 marks in the interview.

The RAC shall finalize the list of the candidates to be admitted to the Ph.D. / M.Phil. programme in the concerned subject as per the merit and availability of seats. It shall also allot the Research centre, Supervisor, Co-Supervisor ( if any ), and approve the tentative area of the proposed research work. The final list shall be notified on the University website

DAVV DET 2017 Important Dates

  • Last date of application is –  31st July, 2017.
  • Examination date for DET-2017 –  10th August, 2017 from 11.00 a.m to 1.00 p.m.

Contact Details

Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya,
R.N.T. Marg, Indore ( M.P. ),
India – 452 001,
Phone No. : +91 – 731 – 2527532,
Fax : +91 – 731 – 2529540,
E-Mail : egistrar.davv@dauniv.ac.in,
Website : www.dauniv.ac.in

9 thoughts on “Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya Doctoral Entrance Test – DAVV DET 2017

  1. dear sir/madam,how can i get the sample model paperof previous year for DET(HOME SCIENCE)
    by shuchita gour indore,mp on july 3 2015.

  2. I have done M.phill in date 2000 .how i can get the seat inPHD course?
    Entrances exam is not required,pls suggest me.

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