The Director- CRET-2015, Monirba
of Allahabad shall
conduct Combined Research Entrance
Test-2015 (CRET-2015) at
for admission to the degree of Doctor
of Philosophy (D.Phil.) for the session 2015-16. Allahabad
Candidates who have qualified the National Eligibility Test (NET) conducted by the University Grants Commission (UGC), Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) shall be exempted from the Level 1
Test of CRET examination conducted by the
. University of Allahabad
Provided further, If the candidate desires to appear at Level 1 of the CRET examination he, she is allowed to appear at Level 1 of CRET examination, but his eligibility shall be determined only on the basis of the marks obtained by him, her in the CRET Exam.
All the candidates selected by the University Grants Commission (UGC), Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) for Junior Research Fellowship (JRF), subject to the validity norms of the respective fellowship.
However, such candidates who have been selected for JRF are desires of appearing at Level 1 and Level 2 of the CRET-2015 exam, they are allowed to appear in CRET-2015 exam conducted by
. University of Allahabad
Provided further the eligibility of such candidates shall be determined only on the basis of the marks obtained by him, her in the CRET exam.
Candidates for D.Phil in the Dept. of Electronics and Communication with M.Tech, M.E in Electronics Engineering or equivalent subjects or M.Tech, ME in Computer Science & Engineering or equivalent Subjects.
Candidates for D.Phil in the Dep. of Earth and Planetary Sciences with M.Tech in Geology, Applied geology or Geo-Physics who have valid GATE score before the last date of applying for CRET and have a GATE score of not less than 75%.
There shall be negative marking in objective-type questions; for every correct answer 4 marks will be awarded and for each wrong answer one mark will be deducted.
Level 1 Test: This test is of objective type questions and it is divided into two sections - Section A and Section B. Negative Marking for wrong answers is applicable for Level 1 Test
Section A: General Awareness, Academic and Research Aptitude: This Section of the paper will comprise of 50 multiple choices type objective questions of the subject opted by the candidate. All questions are to be attempted. Each question carries four marks. Duration of this Section will be 01:30 hours
Section B: Subject Proficiency in the CRET 2015 subject applied for: This Section will comprise of 50 multiple choices type questions of the subject opted by the candidate. All questions are to be attempted. Each question carries four marks. Duration of this Section will be 01:30 hours
Level 2 (Written Subject Test): This test is of subjective type based on the subject of CRET-2015 opted by the candidate in its online registration and eligibility
The duration of Level 2 (Written Subject Test) of CRET-2015 shall be two hours and the total marks shall be 200; this test will comprise of 3 sections consisting of Short Answer (10 questions of 10 marks each to be answered in 200 words), Medium Answer (3 questions of 20 marks each to be answered in 200 words) and Long Answer question (1 question of 40 marks to be answered in 400 words)
In all 14 questions are to be answered in Level 2 Test. There may or may not be internal choices within each question
Application Fees for University of Allahabad Doctor of Philosophy (D.Phil.) CRET 2015
Test Fees for candidates required to appear for (Level 1, Level 2 and Level 3 Tests) or (Level 2 and Level 3 Tests)
For General, OBC: Rs.1000/-
For ST, SC, PH, VH: Rs.500/-
Test fees for candidates exempted from the Level 1 and Level 2 Tests, and required to appear only for the Level 3 Test
For General, OBC- Rs.500/-
For ST, SC, PH, VH: Rs.250/-
It should be noted that the Test Fees shall not be refunded or carried over in case the application of the candidate is rejected, or his, her candidature is cancelled at any stage, or he, she does not appear wholly or partially for CRET-2015
A candidate who fulfils the minimum Eligibility Criteria and seeks to appear in CRET-2015 in a Subject that is available and is also admissible to him, her must complete, and submit through the Internet, as per modality and schedule set out in the following paras, the prescribed Online Application, Registration Form for appearing for the Level 1 Test ,Level 2 Test ,Level 3 Test (as the case may be) at CRET-2015 in the concerned, admissible Subject and must remit, within due time, the prescribed Test Fees to the University
The candidate is strongly advised to familiarize himself, herself with the Schedule for different processes, stages of CRET-2015
The On-line Application, Registration Form for CRET-2015 shall be accessible only during the dates specified in the Schedule at the University’s Website for CRET, namely website
Last date of Online Form Submission: 10th August 2015
Admit Cards download Date: 20th August 2015 onwards
Time of Level 1 Test (Duration 3 hours): 09.00 am to 12.00 noon
Time of Level 2 Test (Duration 3 hours): 02.00 pm to 04.00 pm
Declaration of Results of Level 1 & Level 2 Tests: By 2nd Week of October 2015
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