Top PhD Entrance Exams in India

This article is an effort of compiling all the top PhD entrance exam in India that are conducted at national level to make our subscribers aware of various possible exams for which they can apply to fulfill their dream of getting a degree in doctorate of philosophy (PhD). Also See PHD Admission and Entrance Exam Notifications

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Top PhD Entrance Tests in India

23.RMAT Aligarh Muslim University R-MAT – PhD Entrance ExamJuneAll India Management Association (AIMA) along with AMU


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1. UGC Net Exam Likely in 2nd week of June (to be announced later) NTA
2. CSIR-UGC NET exam January 29 and from February 15 to 18, 2022 NTA
3. NCBS Joint Graduate Entrance Examination for Biology and Interdisciplinary Life Sciences (JGEEBILS) December 12, 2021, 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. National Centre for Biological Sciences  Bangalore
4. DBT JRF Biotech  Entrance Test 23 April 2022 (Saturday) 03:00 pm to 06:00pm Department of Biotechnology
5. TIFR Graduate School Admission Entrance Test Sunday, December 12, 2021 Tata Institute of Fundamental Research Mumbai


6. ICMR JUNIOR RESEARCH FELLOWSHIPS September 2022 The Indian Council of Medical Research New Delhi
7. NIMHANS online entrance test July 2022 National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences  Bangalore
8. JNU PhD Entrance  September 2022 Jawaharlal Nehru University New Delhi
9. JRF-GATE Feb Council of Scientific & Industrial Research India
10 NIPER PhD Entrance Exam 03rd June 2022 National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research (NIPER)
11. University of Hyderabad PhD Entrance Exam September 2021 University of Hyderabad
12. GTU PhD Entrance Exam April Gujarat Technological University Ahmedabad
13. NBRC PhD Entrance Exam May 2022 National Brain Research Centre Gurgaon
14. BITS PhD Entrance Examination 12th August 2022 BITS Pilani
15. AIIMS PhD Entrance Exam March 2022 All India Institutes of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) New Delhi
16. IISC PhD Entrance Exam   April Indian Institute of Science  Bangalore
17 BabasahebBhimrao Ambedkar University Lucknow – PhD Admissions Test Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University, Lucknow
18. BARC PhD Admission Test March , 2022 Bhabha Atomic Research Centre ( BARC )
19. ISM Dhanbad PhD Admission Test  06 to 11 June, 2022 Indian School Of Mines
20. Combined Vidyavaridhi (Ph.D) Entrance Test – (CVVET) August 2022 Shri Lal Bahadur Shastri Rashtriya Sanskrit Vidyapeetha , New Delhi
21. Guru Jambheshwar University GJUST – PhD Entrance Test October Guru Jambheshwar University of Science and Technology, Hisar


Ph.D is amongst the most honored degrees not only in India but also abroad. It provides the most stable base for careers, the PhD degree can be considered to be a good qualification in the career graph. This is because; it points the candidates to the right direction. Although it is time consuming but at the end it’s worth it.

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