Patna University PhD Admission 2022-23: Entrance Test (PAT), Dates, Application Form

Patna University PhD Admission 2022-23 – Patna University, Patna invites online application for admission to Ph.D. Program through PhD Admission Test – PAT 2022.

Check full details on Patna University PhD Admission 2022-23 below here.

Patna University PhD Programs

Entrance Test will be conducted in the following subjects

  • Faculty of Humanities
    • PhD Hindi,
    • PhD English,
    • PhD Sanskrit,
    • PhD Maithili,
    • PhD Arabic,
    • PhD Persian,
    • PhD Philosophy,
    • PhD Music,
    • PhD Urdu,
  • Faculty of Social Sciences
    • PhD History,
    • PhD Political Science,
    • PhD Home Science,
    • PhD Ancient Indian History (A.I.H.)& Archaeology,
    • PhD Sociology,
    • PhD Economics,
    • PhD Psychology,
    • PhD Personnel Management & Industrial Relations (P.M. & IR),
    • PhD Geography,
  • Faculty of Science
    • PhD Physics,
    • PhD Chemistry,
    • PhD Zoology,
    • PhD Botany,
    • PhD Geology,
    • PhD Mathematics,
    • PhD Statistics,
  • Faculty of Commerce
    • PhD Commerce,
  • Faculty of Law
    • PhD Law,
  • Faculty of Education
    • PhD Education,

Patna University PhD Admission 2022-23 Eligibility Criteria

  • Candidates having 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 from 55% to 50% or an equivalent relaxation of grade will be allowed for those belonging to SC/ST/EBC/BC/Differently abled categories of candidates.
  • A candidate shall ordinarily be permitted to pursue research for the Ph.D. degree in the subject in which he/she holds Master’s degree.

Patna University PhD Admission 2022-23 Important Dates

Patna University PhD Entrance Test (PAT) 2022 Important Dates

Start of Submission of Online Form06 Jan 2023
Last date of Submission of Online Form28 Jan 2023
Date of PhD Admission Test25 Feb 2023

Patna University PhD Admission 2022-23 Application Process

  • Candidate can apply online at university website.
  • Read instructions carefully before filling application form.
  • Please remember Application no. to Login/Re-login in future and complete the Application Process.

Patna University PhD Admission 2022-23 Selection Process

Selection will be through PhD Entrance Test – PAT 2022 and Interview.

Exemptions from the written Test of PhD Admission Test (PAT) – 2022

  • Candidates who have secured grants for research such as fellowship /scholarship /associateship etc. by qualifying UGC NET /CSIR NET / GATE / MHRD Scholarships/Teacher Fellowship/ DBT/ ICMR/ ICAR/ DST-INSPIRE/ CSSIIRC,HR etc.
  • Assistant Professors, Associate Professor and Professor who has been appointed on substantive post in the UGC pay scale in the Teaching departments or the University or a constituent college of the University who have completed their probation successfully with an experience of at least two years of uninterrupted service would be considered under this category. Teachers appointed in self finance courses will not be exempted from the Test.
  • Non-teaching employee of the University, who are holding substantive appointment for more than five years and 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 identified by the UGC would be considered under this category.

Patna University PhD Admission Test (PAT) – 2022 Details

  • The PAT is a written test comprising two papers of 100 marks each.
  • Paper I – 100 marks: objective/ multiple choice questions on general and research aptitude.
  • Paper II – 100 marks: subjective type in the subject concerned based on syllabus (excluding elective papers) of the Post-Graduate courses of the Patna University.
  • Interview – 20 marks: It is mandatory for all including exempted candidates to appear before the interview Board.
  • The minimum qualifying marks for written test will be as follows:
    • For General candidates – 50% aggregate marks
    • For Reserved category candidates – 45% aggregate marks

Exam Pattern

  • The selection of the candidate will be on the basis of marks obtained in PAT and interview combined together.
  • Paper I
    • Multiple Choice type
    • No. of Question: 50
    • Duration of examination:1 hour.
    • No negative marking.
    • Examination will be conducted on OMR sheet.
    • Students are not allowed to take out the question booklet of Paper I.
  • Paper II
    • Subjective, Duration of Examination 2 Hours.
    • Based on the syllabus (excluding elective papers) of the Post-Graduate Course of Patna University.
    • The paper is divided into three groups.
      • Group A : 30 marks – 5×6 = 30
      • Group B: 40 marks – 4×10 = 40
      • Group C: 30 marks – 2×15 = 30
    • Group A: Total Eight short answer type questions to be set out of which five are to be answered (expected length of each answer – 150 words approximately).
    • Group B: Total seven questions to be set of which four are to be answered (expected length of each answer – 200 words approximately).
    • Group C: Total Four questions to be set of which two are to be answered (expected length of each answer 500 words approximately).
    • The candidates are directed to answer questions in sequential order.

Entrance Schedule and Timing

  • Date of Entrance Test: 25.02.2023
  • Time of written Examination
  • Paper I (objective) – 1 hour
  • Paper II (subjective) – 2 hour

Entrance Syllabus

Ph.D. Admission Test (PAT) of Patna University consists of two papers:

  • Paper – 1: General and Research Aptitude Test.
  • Paper – II : Subject Specific Test.

Paper – I: General Aptitude and Research Aptitude Test

  • All questions with multiple choices, each correct answer carries 2 marks.
  • Total Marks : 100
  • Total Questions : 50
  • No negative marking system.
  • Duration of Entrance Exam: 1 Hour
  • The distribution of marks and number of questions are mentioned
    • Research Aptitude – 20 Marks
    • Language Aptitude – 20 Marks
    • Logical Reasoning – 10 Marks
    • Numerical Ability – 10 Marks
    • Data Interpretation – 10 Marks
    • Environment and Sustainability – 20 Marks
    • Computer and Information & Communication Technology (ICT) Awareness – 10 Marks
  • Research Aptitude
    • Meaning, aims, nature and scope of research
    • Prerequisites of Research
    • Types of research: Fundamental or Pure research, Applied research
    • Research Problem: Meaning of research problem, Sources of research problem,
    • Characteristics of a good research problem
    • Methods of research
    • Research proposal or synopsis
    • Ethics in Research
  • Language Aptitude – High School Level
  • Logical Reasoning – High School Level
  • Numerical Ability – High School Level
  • Data Interpretation
    • Qualitative and Quantitative Data
    • Mapping of data: Representation and Interpretation of graphs
  • Environment and Sustainability
    • Sources of Air, Water and Soil Pollutions and their Mitigation, Noise Pollution Global Warming, Ozone depletion and Acid rain
    • Current environmental issues and movements in India: Chipko Movement, Silent valley, Narmada Dam, Tehri Dam, Almetti Dam etc.
    • Global Environmental Movements: Biodiversity Conservation and Agenda 21, Paris Convention, Montreal Protocol etc.
  • Computer and Information & Communication Technology (ICT)
    • Awareness General Abbreviations and Terminology of Computers and ICT Meaning, Advantages, Uses and Risks of Digitalization Basics of Internets.

Paper – II : Subject Specific Test

  • Subjective type in the subject concerned based on syllabus (excluding elective papers) of the Post-Graduate courses of the Patna University.

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