Veer Kunwar Singh University – VKSU PhD Admission 2024 (PAT-2022): Dates, Application Form

Veer Kunwar Singh University PhD Admission
Veer Kunwar Singh University PhD Admission

VKSU PhD Admission 2024: Veer Kunwar Singh University (VKSU), Arrah, a state university in Bihar invites application for PhD Admission through PhD Admission Test (PAT-2022).

Check full details on VKSU PhD Admission 2024 here.

VKSU PhD Programs

  1. PhD Hindi
  2. PhD English
  3. PhD Sanskrit
  4. PhD Urdu and Persian
  5. PhD Philosophy
  6. PhD Prakrit and Jainology
  7. PhD Bhojpuri
  8. PhD History
  9. PhD Political Science
  10. PhD Economics
  11. PhD Psychology
  12. PhD Home Science
  13. PhD Geography
  14. PhD Sociology
  15. PhD Public Administration
  16. PhD Ancient History
  17. PhD Physics
  18. PhD Chemistry
  19. PhD Botany
  20. PhD Zoology
  21. PhD Mathematics
  22. PhD Computer Application
  23. PhD Commerce
  24. PhD Management

PhD Seats

Tentative Subjects Vacancy

Sl. No.FacultySubject
4HumanitiesUrdu & Persian
6HumanitiesPrakrit & Jainology
8Social ScienceHistory
9Social SciencePolitical Science
10Social ScienceEconomics
11Social SciencePsychology
12Social ScienceHome Science
13Social ScienceGeography
14Social ScienceSociology
15Social SciencePublic Administration
16Social ScienceAncient History

N.B: The Subject wise Vacancy will be announced later on.

VKSU PhD Admission 2024 Eligibility Criteria

  • Candidates for admission to the PhD Programme shall have a Master’s degree with at least 55% marks in aggregate, or its equivalent grade ‘B’ in the UGC 7 point scale (or an equivalent grade in a point scale wherever grading system is followed).
  • A relaxation of 5% marks, i.e. from 55% to 50%, or an equivalent relaxation of grade will be allowed for the candidates belonging to SC/ST/EBC/OBC/Differently Able Categories.
  • A Candidate shall ordinarily be permitted to pursue research in the subject in which he/ she holds Master’s degree.

VKSU PhD Admission 2024 Important Dates

Application Start Date09 March 2024
Application Last Date17 March 2024
Tentative Schedule for the Written Test3rd Week of April, 2024

VKSU PhD Admission 2024 Application Process

  • Candidates have to visit the official website of VKSU for application form.
  • Enter the complete Details for Registration.
  • Upload required documents.
  • Submit the application form
  • Take the print out for future reference

Application Fee

General/BCRs. 2000/-
SC/ST/EBC/EWS/Women/ HandicappedRs. 1500/-
Exempted Candidate from PATRs. 1000/-

Selection Process

Selection will be based on entrance (PAT) and interview.

Exemption from the Written Test (PAT)

  • The candidates who have secured grants for research such as fellowships/scholarships/associate ships etc. by qualifying UGC-NET/CSIR-NET/GATE/MHRD scholarship/ Teacher fellowship/DBT /ICAR/ DST -INSPIRE/ CSIR, ICHR etc. shall be exempted from the written test.
  • Assistant Professors/Associate Professors and Professors who have been appointed on substantive post in the UGC pay scale in the teaching departments of the University or a constituent college of the University, and who have completed their probation successfully with an experience of at least two years of uninterrupted service shall be considered under this category as well. However, teachers appointed in the self-financed courses will not be exempted from the test.
  • Non-teaching employees of the University who are holding substantive appointment for more than five years of experience 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 enlisted in the UGC-CARE list shall be considered under this category.

Merit List

The subject-wise merit list will be prepared on a scale of 100 marks including marks in Master’s degree, weightage on PAT/NET/BET/JRF and Interview as mentioned in the following table:

Percentage Marks in Master DegreeWeightage
50% to <55%40
55% to <60%45
60% to <65%50
65% to <70%55
70% to <75%60
75% to <80%65
80% and above70
Eligibility without Fellowship/PAT/BET/NET)05
Eligibility with Fellowship (JRF)10

10 marks will be given to teachers and non-teaching employees (having more than three years of experience (as given to JRF awardees).

The reservation policy of the Government of Bihar shall be strictly followed in the process of selection of candidates for the programme.

VKSU PAT Admission Test (PAT) Details

  • The Written Test will comprise of two papers of 100 marks each.
  • The Paper-1 will an objective Multiple Choice Question (MCQ) on general and research aptitude.
  • The Paper-2 will be from the specific subject based on syllabus of the post-graduate course of the VKSU.
  • The minimum qualifying marks for general applicants is 50% and for the reserved candidates is 45%.

Form & Duration of PAT

The first paper of PAT will be OMR sheet based.

The second paper will be of subjective type comprising three sections.

Paper Time

  • First (Objective): 11:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M.
  • Second (Subjective): 01:00 P.M. to 03:00 P.M.

Paper-I Syllabus & Pattern

  • Paper I – (100 marks) Objective/multiple choice questions on qualitative and research aptitude
  • There will be 50 questions of 02 marks each.
  • There will be no negative marking.
  • Duration of examination for Paper -I will be 01 hour.

Syllabus of Paper-I

Research Aptitude; Meaning, Aims, Nature and Scope of Research; Prerequisites of Research; Types of Research; Problems of Research; Sources of Research Problem: Characteristics of Good Research: Methods of Research on Proposals or Synopsis Ethics in Research.

  • (i) Language Aptitude based on General Grammar
  • (ii) Logical Reasoning of General Competition Level
  • (iii) Numerical Ability of General Competitive Level
  • (iv) Data Interpretation visa-a-visa Qualitative and Qualitative Data, Mapping of Data, Representation and Inter predation of graphs
  • (v) Environment and Pollution: Ecosystem. Components of Ecosystem: Biotic & Abiotic; Atmosphere. Hydrosphere, Lithosphere; pollution- Water Pollution, Air Pollution, Soil Pollution, Noise Pollution; Global warming; Ozone Depletion and Acid rain: Current environmental issues and Movements in India: Chipko movements Narmada Dam, Tehri Dam etc.
  • (vi) Computer & information & communication Technology: – Awareness, General Abbreviations and Terminology of computers and ICT meaning, Advantages. Uses and Risks of Digitalization; Basics of Internet

Pattern of Paper l

TopicNo of QuestionsMarks
(i) Research Aptitude1020
(ii) Language Aptitude1020
(iii) Logical Reasoning0510
(iv) Numerical Ability0510
(v) Data Interpretation0510
(vi) Environment & Pollution1020
(vii) Computer and ICT0510

Paper-II Syllabus & Pattern

Duration: 2 hours

Subject: Post Graduate Courses (till 2017-19) of Veer Kunwar Singh University, Ara (Except Special/Optional/Elective paper)


  • Question Type: Very Short Answer Type
  • Number of Questions: 8
  • Answer Requirement: Answer any 5 out of 8 questions
  • Expected Answer Length: Approximately 100 words per answer


  • Question Type: Short Answer Type
  • Number of Questions: 5
  • Answer Requirement: Answer any 3 out of 5 questions
  • Expected Answer Length: Approximately 200 words per answer


  • Question Type: Descriptive/Essay Type
  • Number of Questions: 5
  • Answer Requirement: Answer any 3 out of 5 questions
  • Expected Answer Length: Approximately 500 words per answer

Important Links

NotificationClick Here
Application formClick Here
VKSU websiteClick Here
Previous Admissions

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VKSU PhD Admission 2023 Important Dates

Notification Date04 February 2023
Application Last Date20 February 2023

VKSU PhD Admission 2020-21

Available PhD Programs

Political Science24
Home Science4

Important Dates

Application Last Date (Extended)02 January 2021
Exam Date2nd Week of January 2021