Kumaun University PhD Entrance Exam (RDET) 2023


Kumaun University announces Research Degree Entrance Test (RDET) 2023 for Admission to PhD Program, Apply now


Kumaun University PhD ADmission 2023 – Kumaun University Nainital invites online applications for Research Degree Entrance Test 2023 (RDET 2023) for admission to PhD Program offered in various subjects for the academic session 2023-24.


Kumaun University PhD Admission 2023


Subject Wise Vacancy

  • Hindi (04); Sanskrit (02); English (08); Political Science (06); Geography (02); History (06); Economics (11); Sociology (05); Drawing & Painting (03); Psychology (11); Music (02); Physics (03); Chemistry (20); Mathematics (14); Botany (05); Zoology (02); Biotechnology (02); Geology (03); Forestry & Environmental Sci. (03); Computer Science (04); Pharmaceutical Science (02); Commerce (05); Mgt.  Studies (02); Education (03); Library & Information Science (02); Journalism & Mass Communication (04)


Important Dates

  • Online Registration: Ongoing
  • Last Date of Online Application: 22nd June to 12th July 2023
  • Downloading of Admit Card from the University Website: One week prior to the Exam Date
  • Date of RDET Examination: 23rd July 2023
  • Duration of Exam: 120 Minutes (02 hours)


Eligibility Criteria for Kumaun University PhD Admission 2023

  • Must have a Master’s degree of the Kumaun University (hereafter referred to as University) or of any other University incorporated by the law in force and recognized by the UGC; provided also that the candidate fulfills following criteria:
  • Candidate should have secured at least 55% marks (without rounding off) OR a grade point average equivalent to 55% marks (without rounding off) at the Master’s degree exam
  • For OBC belonging to non-creamy layer/SC/ST/PH/ VH Candidates, the minimum marks shall be 50% (without rounding off).


Application Process

  • Candidates are required to apply online through the website https://kuadmission.com/

Steps to Follow

  • Step 1 – Apply online
  • Step 2 – Pay Examination fee
  • Step 3 – Download Final Examination


Examination Fee

  • RDET Exam Fee – Rs. 2150/-
  • Portal Charges – Rs. 50/-
  • Total Fee (including bank charges if any) – Rs. 2050/-
  • Mode of Payment – Using Credit Card/Debit Card/Net Banking


Selection Procedure

  • Candidates seeking admission in the PhD program will be selected through either of the following two methods:
    • Research Degree Entrance Test (RDET), followed by an interview.
    • Direct admission, whereby the candidate is exempted from RDET but must still apply by completing the online form for the Ph.D. entrance examination and submitting the requisite fees by the designated deadline. These candidates must also appear for the interview as a compulsory requirement.


Exam Pattern

  • University will administer a written exam worth 100 marks, with a total duration of 2 hours.
  • The exam will consist of 100 objective/multiple choice questions, each worth one mark, with no penalty for incorrect answers.
  • The Test will consist of two papers. Both papers will consist of objective type, multiple-choice questions


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


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