MSU PhD Entrance Exam 2015
Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda invites application for admission to Ph.D Program through Ph.D. Entrance Test ( PET ) for the academic year 2015.
MSU PET PhD 2015 Exam Date
|MSU PET 2015 Exam Date : 13th September, 2015 ( Sunday ); 12.00 Noon – 3.00 PM|
MSU PET 2015 Eligibility
The candidates holding recognized Master’s degree or recognized equivalent to Master’s degree with 50% or equivalent grades ( without grace marks or rounding off ) are eligible to appear in MSU PET Examination; where the subject vacancies are mentioned.
Exemption : The candidates who have qualified in national / state level competitive examination such as UGC – CSIR / NET / SET / GATE / GPAT / DBT / ICMR / JRF and also M.Phil degree holder are exempted from appearing in PET examination.
MSU PET PhD 2015 Exam Pattern
Part – 1 : Written Test (Multiple choice questions)
There will be only one test paper Faculty-wise carrying weightage of 100 marks. There shall be 50 Multiple choice questions; and each question carries Two marks. There is no negative marking in the examination.The medium of examination will be in English only. The duratuion of the test shall be 3 hours. The Faculty wise syllabus for the written test is available at our website.
The candidates who score 40% marks(40 out of 100 Marks) in Written Test , will be eligible for the Personal Interview.
Note : Use of Programmable Scientific Calculator is not allowed.
Part – 2 : Personal Interview
The candidates who have scored 40% marks(40 out of 100 Marks)in written test shall appear for the personal interview carrying a weightage of 25 marks which shall be held at the Faculty level wherein the Dean and the members of the Departmental Reserch Committee of the concerned subject shall interview the applicant about his / her research areas and interests. In cases where there is only one member of research committee in a particular department, The Dean may co-opt members from the related Department of the Faculty for the conduct of the personal interview.
Standard for qualifying the MSU PhD Test :
The Final merit list will be prepared aggregating the marks obtained from the written test of 100 marks and personal interview of 25 marks. Based on the vacancies available, the subject-wise merit lists will be declared but under no circumstance, a candidate who has secured less than 40% Marks in PET shall be declared eligible for admission to Ph. D based on the number of vacancies subject-wise, the Vice Chancellor shall fix requisite number of candidates who are to be declared eligible for admission .
The validity of PET shall be three years after the declaration of the result i.e. a candidate has to register for Ph. D. within three years after the date of issue of passing certificate of PET.