Apply now for Kumaun University PhD Entrance Exam 2021: Exam Date, Admit card, Number of seats for Botany, Zoology, Biotechnology

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Online application for kumaun university phd entrance exam known as Research degree entrance test (RDET) 2021 are out now.

Online application starts28/October/2021
Last date5/December/2021
Examination FeesRs 2,050
Tentative date of examination19/December/2021
Admit Card DownloadWill be announced later
Examination CentresHaldwani and Nainital
Total Vacancy for Biotechnology2
Total Vacancy for Botany5
Total Vacancy for Zoology2
Research Degree Entrance Test (RDET) 2021
  1. What is the eligibility criteria for Kumaun University PhD Entrance Exam RDET 2021?

    1. Candidate should have secured at least fifty five per cent (55%) marks (without rounding off) OR a grade point average equivalent to 55% marks (without rounding off) in the Master’s degree examination.

    2. For Other Backward Classes (OBC) belonging to Non-Creamy Layer/Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribes/Differently Abled Physically (PH)/Visually (VH) candidates, the minimum marks shall be 50% (without rounding off).

    3. Note: If the candidates of the reserved category do not furnish documentary evidence/certificate to support their claim they shall be considered under Unreserved Category only.

    4. The students who have appeared/appeared in the Post Graduation final year/semester examination of Kumaun University or its affiliated colleges/institutions may also apply provisionally for the PhD entrance Examination.

  2. How to get admission to the Kumaun University PhD programme?

    The candidates shall be selected for registration to the PhD degree program through Research Degree Entrance Test (RDET) followed by an Interview.

  3. Can I get Direct admission to Kumaun University PhD, without giving an entrance exam?

    1. Yes, one can get direct admission (RDET Exempted i.e. without appearing in RDET entrance exam) if he/she has qualified NETJRF)/Candidates Awarded with Inspire Fellowship/GPAT or equivalent national test, but such candidates shall have to apply by filling the online form of PhD entrance examination along with fees within the due date. These candidates shall have to compulsorily appear for the interview.

    2. The final merit will be prepared in accordance with 70% weightage of the marks obtained in examination (NET(JRF)/GPAT) plus 30% weightage of the marks obtained in the interview. In the case of candidates awarded with inspire fellowship, the total marks obtained by the candidate in Post Graduation examination shall be considered to calculate the 70% weightage component.

    3. In case the RDET exempted candidate appears in the Research Degree Entrance Test – 2021 the result of RDET-21 written test shall be considered to be final for calculation of Merit. Such candidates shall be not be considered for admission in the PhD program under RDET exempted category.

  4. What is the cutoff marks for Kumaun University PhD entrance exam?

    The Qualifying Percentage of Marks in the written Entrance Examination will be:- Unreserved-50%, OBC-45% and SC/ST/VH/PH – 40%.

5. Selection procedure, written exam, and interview

  1. To test the research aptitude of the candidate in related subject a written examination of 100 marks shall be conducted by the University. The total duration of this examination shall be of 02 hrs.
  2. Question paper shall contain 100 objective/multiple-choice type questions and each question shall carry one mark with no negative marking.
  3. RDET will be followed by an interview of 100 marks at the respective department which will be conducted by HOD & Convener of the respective department.
  4. The Qualifying Percentage of Marks in the written Entrance Examination will be:- Unreserved-50%, OBC-45% and SC/ST/VH/PH – 40%.
  5. The candidates who qualify the written examination the final merit will be prepared in accordance with 70% weightage of the marks obtained in written entrance examination plus 30% weightage of the marks obtained in interview.

6. Download Admit Card for Kumaun University PhD 2021 Exam

The download link will be available 7 days before the entrance exam.

7. Free online mock test for kumaun university phd entrance exam RDET 2021

8. Online application for RDET 2021

9. RDET 2021 PhD entrance exam information brochure

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