Banasthali Vidyapith announces Research Entrance Test (RET) for Admission to PhD Program 2024, Apply now 


Banasthali Vidyapith PhD Admission 2024 – Banasthali Vidyapith, Tonk, Rajasthan invites applications for Research Entrance Test (RET) for admission to PhD Program offered in various disciplines for the academic session 2024-25


Banasthali Vidyapith PhD Admission 2024 


PhD Programs offered

  • Research facility is available in the following disciplines – Computer Science; Pharmacy; Chemistry; Chemical Engineering; Bio-science and  Biotechnology; Electronics; Mathematical Science; Physics; Sanskrit, Philosophy and Vedic Studies; Hindi and Modern Indian Languages; English and Modern European Languages; Economics; History and Indian Culture; Political Science and Public Administration; Sociology; Physical Education; Performing Arts; Visual Art; Home-science; Education; Commerce and Banking; Management; Design; Legal Studies; Psychology; Journalism and Mass Communication; Earth Sciences; Aviation; Automation;


Important Dates

  • Last date of submission of completed online registration form: 18th June, 2024
  • Date of RET Exam : 23rd June, 2024
  • Time : 11:00 AM to 01:00 PM


Eligibility Criteria

  • A Ph.D. Aspirant who has obtained a 1-year/2-semester master’s degree programme after a 4-year/8-semester bachelor’s degree programme or a 2-year/4-semester master’s degree programme after a 3-year bachelor’s degree programme or qualifications declared equivalent to the master’s degree by the corresponding statutory regulatory body in the subject or related /allied area with at least 55% aggregate marks (or an equivalent CGPA) (50% in case of SC/ST/ Differently-Abled/ EWS category) or has qualified the National Eligibility Test (NET) conducted by the University Grants commission may apply for Admission to the Ph.D. programme at any time during the academic year for pursuing his/her research work under the guidance of a supervisor approved by the Vidyapith.
  • Provided that a candidate seeking admission after a 4-year/8-semester bachelor’s degree programme should have a minimum of 75% marks in aggregate or its equivalent grade on a point scale wherever the grading system is followed (70% for SC/ST/OBC (non-creamy layer)/Differently-Abled, EWS categories)
  • Every candidate has to appear in the Research Entrance Test (RET) except for the Department of Performing Arts, Visual Art, Design and Architecture. Qualifying RET is a mandatory requirement for enrollment and until that stage the admission shall be treated as provisional.
  • Exemption from the requirement of appearing in RET : A Ph.D. Aspirant who has qualified NET, SLET, GATE, GPAT or M.Phil with 55% (admitted to M.Phil. programme through entrance examination) may be exempted from the research entrance test.


Application Process

  • Application form for PhD Program is available on university website
  • Read instructions carefully before filling the application form.


Application Fee

  • Examination Fee for Research Entrance Test (RET) : Rs.1500/-
  • Examination Fee for Course Work (CSW) :  Rs.1500/-


Exam Pattern

  • Mode of Examination : Online
  • Duration of Research Entrance Test : 2 Hours (11:00 AM to 01:00 PM)
  • Duration of Course Work Exam : 2 Hours (02:00 PM to 04:00 PM)
  • Negative Marking : No
  • Pattern of the RET question paper: Total 100 multiple choice questions (All carry equal marks):
    • 50 questions on Research Aptitude
    • 50 questions on Relevant Subject
  • Passing Criteria: An Entrance Test shall be qualifying with qualifying marks as 50%. A relaxation of 5 % of marks (from 50% to 45%) shall be allowed for the candidates belonging to SC/ST/Differently-abled category in the entrance examination.
  • Pattern of the Course Work Exam: Total 40 multiple choice questions in every paper.
    • Research Methodology
    • IT Based Research Techniques
    • Research and Publication Ethics (RPE)
    • Review of Literature
  • Passing Criteria: A Ph.D. scholar has to obtain a minimum of 55% of marks or its equivalent grade in the UGC 7-point scale (or an equivalent grade/CGPA in a point scale wherever grading system is followed) in the course work in order to be eligible to continue in the programme and submit the dissertation/thesis.


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


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