Gauhati University PhD Admission 2020, Dates, Application Form

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Gauhati University announces GU-RET 2020 for Admission to PhD Program 2020 Autumn Session

Gauhati University PhD Admission 2020 – Gauhati University (GU) invites applications for Admission into the Autumn Session of the PhD Program through GU Research Eligibility Test (GU-RET) 2020 of Gauhati University for the academic session 2020-21 (November 2020 to October 2021)



Gauhati University PhD Admission 2020 Important Dates

Last date of Central Application Process (CAP)

30th October 2020

Date of Examination (GURET 2020)

09th November, 2020

GU-RET Result announcement

To be announced


To be announced

Eligibility Criteria for Gauhati University PhD Admission 2020

  • Any person having a Postgraduate Degree of GU or from any recognised university or institute in a subject in the Faculties of Arts, Science, Commerce, Management, Law, Technology, Fine Arts, Engineering, and Medicine or other professional subjects of GU with not less than 55 (fifty five) percent of marks or equivalent grade in the concerned subject may apply for admission into the PhD programmes in the concerned subject in which the candidate has the Masters Degree or in an allied subject.

  • The minimum marks for SC/ST/OBC (Non-Creamy Layer) candidates or a differently-abled candidate (with equal to or more than 40% disability) is 50% or equivalent grade.

  • In case of Medical Sciences, the rules of Medical Council of India/Indian Nursing Council/Rehabilitation Council of India/ recommendation of Faculty of Medicine for Clinical Courses shall be followed (where necessary).

  • Students who have appeared or are appearing in their postgraduate final examinations may also apply for admission into the PhD Programmes. However, such candidates will be required to furnish their results before the final selection list of successful applicants is prepared by the concerned department.

  • An applicant who is in a service (either permanent or temporary or part-time) should have a “No Objection Certificate” from the employer before admission can be allowed.

Exemption from GURET 2020

  • Exemption from appearing in the GURET 2020 does not mean automatic admission into the PhD Programme. It is just a benefit awarded to certain deserving applicants. An exempted applicant will necessarily have to go through the process of Counselling before she/he can be admitted into the PhD Programme. Hence, all deserving candidates should apply through the Central Application Process (CAP). Recipient of CSIR/UGC-JRF, ICMR-JRF, ICAR-JRF, DBT-JRF and any National Level Fellowship / Scholarship (awarded for the PhD programme by a National Agency, such as INSPIRE Fellowship, MHRD etc.) are exempted from appearing in the GURET 2020. Eligible International Students are also exempted from appearing in the GURET 2020.

  • The final admission of exempted applicants into the PhD programme will be limited to a maximum of 50% (fifty percent) of total admitted applicants in any discipline in any academic year. Therefore, a candidate who is exempted from GURET may appear in GURET for admission through GURET, if the candidate is unable to get a seat out of the 50% seats.

Gauhati University PhD Admission 2020 Application Process

  • Eligible candidates can apply online only through the official website &
  • The application process for GU-RET 2020 is conducted through a Central Application Process (CAP). Candidates can fill the form for PhD courses through CAP.
  • Also, the candidates who have been exempted from taking GU RET 2020 have to fill the CAP and pay the fees. The application form for GU-RET 2020 is available now, Candidates fill the same before the last date.
  • All applicants are advised to follow the eligibility criteria before filling up the online admission form. Students are also advised to keep visiting the university website

Application Fee

Application Fee

 Rs. 1000/- + Bank Charge

Mode of Payment

Online  Through Debit Cards (Visa/MasterCard/Maestro), Credit Cards/ Internet Banking/RuPay Card

Admission Procedure

  1. Admission will be based on the Entrance test (GURET 2020).

GURET 2020 – Exam Pattern

Mode of exam

Offline mode


90 Minutes

Types of Questions

Objective Type Test

No. of Questions

120 questions

Total Marks

480 Marks

Marking Scheme

There will be no marking for unattempted questions.


  • The syllabus for the GURET 2020 will be that of the concerned Master’s subject.

Admit Card

  • Admit card can be downloaded from the website &
  • Admit cards will only be released for the candidates who have submitted the application form on or before the last date. Admit card contains the important details regarding the exams like examination time, venue and instruction which candidates must follow during the examination time.


 For more details and to apply online, please visit the official website