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Symbiosis University PhD Entrance Test 2020 Notification and Dates

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Symbiosis International (Deemed University) announces Entrance Test (PET) 2020 for Admission to PhD Program

Symbiosis University PhD Entrance Test 2020 - Symbiosis International (Deemed University) (SIU) invites applications from eligible candidates for PhD Entrance Test (PET) for admission to Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Program for the academic year 2020-21. Symbiosis University will be conducting PhD Entrance Test (PET) in Online mode this year.

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Read on for more details on Symbiosis University PhD Admission 2020.

About the Program

Symbiosis International (Deemed University) (SIU) offers research programmes leading to the award of the degree of Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in all its Faculties namely:






Computer Studies


Health Sciences


Media and Communication


Humanities & Social Sciences



Symbiosis University PhD Entrance Test 2020 Important Dates



Online registration opens

21st June 2020

Release of print advertisement

21st June 2020

D.D. drawn on or before

06th July 2020

Online Registration Closes

10th July 2020 (12 Midnight)

Payment closes on (Non DD)

10th July 2020 (12 Midnight)

Admit Card Download Starts

20th July 2020

Ph D Entrance Test

25th July 2020 (2:00 PM to 3:30 PM)

Personal Interaction

04th - 18th August 2020

First Merit List

04th September 2020

Payment of Fees with consent letter

11th September 2020

Waitlist Result

15th September 2020

Waitlist Payment Closed

18th September 2020

Closing of Admissions

21st September 2020

Eligibility Criteria for Symbiosis University PhD Entrance Test 2020

A candidate seeking admission to the Ph.D. Programme must satisfy any one of the following eligibility requirements:

Indian Students & Foreign Students

  • Master's degree or a professional degree declared equivalent to the Master’s degree by the corresponding statutory regulatory body, 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) or an equivalent degree from a foreign educational Institution accredited by an Assessment and Accreditation Agency which is approved, recognized or authorized by an authority, established or incorporated under a law in its home country or any other statutory authority in that country for the purpose of assessing, accrediting or assuring quality and standards of educational institutions.
  • Relaxation of 5% of marks from 55% to 50%, or an equivalent relaxation of grade, may be allowed for those belonging to SC/ST/Differently-Abled categories or for those who had obtained their Master's degree prior to 19th September, 1991.
  • The eligibility marks of 55% (or an equivalent grade in a point scale wherever grading system is followed) and the relaxation of 5% to the categories mentioned above are permissible based only on the qualifying marks without including the grace mark procedures.
  • Candidates who have successfully completed the M.Phil. Degree with 55% marks or its equivalent grade 'B' in the UGC 7-point scale (or an equivalent grade in a point scale wherever grading system is followed), shall be eligible to take admission to the Ph. D. Degree
  • A relaxation of 5% of marks from 55% to 50%, or an equivalent relaxation of grade, may be allowed for those belonging to SC/ST/differently-abled categories.


  • International candidates (NRIs, Foreign Nationals and PIOs who have obtained a Master's degree from foreign universities) are required to qualify the IELTS with 6.5 score of 6.5 or IELA Test (Band 3) of SIU ELTIS, an equivalent test for English language proficiency.

Reservation Policy

Scheduled Castes

15 %

Scheduled Tribes


Differently Abled


Kashmiri Migrants

2 Seats

International Students


Symbiosis University PhD Entrance Test 2020 Application Process

  1. Online SIU Pune PhD admission application form can be available from Symbiosis International University Website www.siu.edu.in
  1. Note that the entire application process is online and they are not required to submit any hard copy of application to the University.

Steps for filling the Online Application Form


Click on New Users Registration.


Click on the 'I Agree' button to accept the Terms and Conditions. Next fill in the details requested on the page displayed.


Click on "Save and Continue" to choose a password and the hint questions that will be asked if you forget your password. Then click on "Save and Continue" to register. The screen will now display your SCRI ID.


After successful registration, you will get an email containing your SCRI ID and password. Use this SCRI ID for all future correspondence with SCRI. Use this SCRI ID and password to enter the online application form and to make any modification to the details provided by you.


The screen will now display the 'Make Payment' option. The online payment mode is highly suggested.

Application Fee

General Category

Rs. 2000/-

SC/ST Category

Rs. 1500/-

Payment Mode

Application fee can be paid Online Credit/Debit/Cash Cards/Internet Banking Payment through Bill Desk Payment Gateway:


Fee paid by a Demand Draft drawn on any Nationalized Bank in favor of "Symbiosis Test Secretariat" payable at Pune.


Write your SCRI ID and your name behind the DD. Choose the mode of payment as DD under the "Make Payment" Tab and click "Submit".

Selection Procedure


Candidates shall be admitted to the PhD Program on the basis of merit of the entrance test and personal interview.


Candidates who have cleared NET/SET/SLET/GATE/JRF/M.Phil in the relevant discipline or are UGC/CSIR/ICMR-Fellows shall be exempted from the entrance exam during the period of validity of the concerned test.


The syllabus of the Entrance Test (PET) shall consist of 50% of the content related to Research Methodology and 50% shall be subject-specific

Entrance Test Pattern

Mode of Exam

Online mode


1 hour 30 minutes

Type of Question

Multiple Choice Questions

Total Question

75 Questions

Marking Scheme

No negative marking



English Language Proficiency


Logical and Mental Ability


Research Aptitude


Total Marks


A list of candidates qualifying the Entrance test shall be uploaded on the University Website www.siu.edu.in


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



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