88% attendance at Allahabad University’s Combined Research Entrance Test 2013

The Combined Research Entrance Test ( CRET ), 2013, conducted by Allahabad University, passed off peacefully with a total of 88% examinees appearing in the first meeting and 85.3% examinees in the second meeting. There was no report any untoward incident during the exam.

CRET is mandatory for students who want to pursue PhD from the University. The examination is conducted in two levels but some students can be exempted from appearing in these level exams.

Prof B N Singh, director admissions said that bout 88% of around 3,500 candidates appeared in the exam which was held at BHS, Bishop Johnson School and at Delhi center.

Prof Singh added that the candidates who have qualified for the Junior Research Fellowship ( JRF ) and those who would be appearing in the test after completing their MTech in computer science or electronics and communications have been exempted from the first two level of the CRET. Likewise, rules pertaining to exemption for other courses would be the same as of last year.

The varsity authorities had constituted two teams of the observers to visit the exam centers comprising deans and senior faculty members of AU. Remarkably, the authorities have cancelled the two out – stationed centers, namely Kolkata and Bengaluru, which recorded poor attendance of the candidates last year.

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