LNMU Darbhanga announces PhD Admission Test (PAT) 2020 for Admission to PhD Program

LNMU PhD Admission Test (PAT) 2020 – Lalit Narayan Mithila University, Kameshwar Nagar, Darbhanga invites applications for PhD Admission Test (PAT) 2020 for admission to PhD Program for the academic session 2020-21.

Interested candidates can check all the details of LNMU PhD Admission Test (PAT) 2020 like application form, eligibility criteria, counselling procedure etc from this page give below

PhD Programs Offered

    1. A.I.H. & C

    2. Bio-Technology

    3. Botany

    4. Chemistry

    5. Commerce

    6. Dramatics

    7. Economics

    8. Education

    9. English

    10. Geography

    11. History

    12. Hindi

    13. Home Science

    14. Maithili

    15. Management

     16. Mathematics

    17. Music

    18. Physics

    19. Philosophy

    20. Political Science

    21. Psychology

    22. Sanskrit

    23. Sociology

    24. Urdu


LNMU PhD Admission Test (PAT) 2020 Important Dates

Last Date for submission of Application Form

31st December 2020

Last Date for submission of Application Form with Late Fine of Rs. 500/-

05th January, 2021

Date of PhD Admission (PAT) Test 2020

17th January, 2021

Eligibility Criteria for LNMU PhD Admission Test (PAT) 2020

  • Candidate for admission to the Ph.D. Programme shall have a Master’s Degree with at least55% Marks in aggregate or its equivalent grade ‘B’ in the UGC 7 Point scale (or an equivalent grade in point scale wherever grading system is followed) in the subject/in allied subject from recognized university.
  • 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/OBC (non-creamy layer)/Differently-Abled categories of candidates.

Exemption from the PAT-2020

  • Candidates who have passed NET/JRF/BET /PAT 2018/ PAT 2019 of LNMU and/or have secured grants for research such as fellowship DBT/ICMR/ICAR/DST Inspired/ CSSTR/ICHR etc. will be Exemption from the Admission test 202
  • Assistant Professor, Associate Professor &Professor who has been appointed or substantive post in the UGC Pay scale in the teaching Dept. of the University or a Constituent College of the University who have completed their probation successfully, with an experience of at least of two years of uninterrupted service would be exempted from the test.
  • Teachers appointed in self finance courses and Teachers belonging to those colleges which run on self-finance basis will not be exempted from the test.
  • Non-teaching employees of the University who are holding substantive appointments for more than five years and having at least 55% marks in Master’s Degree in the subject concerned and with at least two research papers published in any reputed refereed journals or journals identified by the UGC would be considered would also be exempted from the test.
  • The candidates who are exempted from PAT 2020, are also required to apply with requisite Fee.

LNMU PhD Admission Test (PAT) 2020 Application Process

  • Candidates are required to visit the university website  www.lnmu.ac.in and follow the PAT-2020 link available on the main page of the website to fill up the admission application form.
  • Duly filled up and completed application form can be submitted online along with the requisite Test Fee and two copies of coloured self-attested photographs and necessary supporting documents from 11th November 2020 to 31st December 2020 without late fine and upto 05th January 2021 with late fine.

Application Fee

For General/B.C./EBC Candidates

Rs. 3000/-

For SC/ST/Disabled/Women Candidates

Rs. 2000/-

With Late Fine

Rs. 500/-

Mode of Payment      

Through Online mode.

Selection Process

  • Selection will be based on the PhD Admission Test (PAT) 2020 and Interview.

Exam Pattern

PhD Admission Test (PAT) will consist of two papers of 100 marks each


Shall consist of 50 multiple choice questions on qualitative teaching and research aptitude


Shall also consist of 50 multiple choice questions from the core course/Paper-01 to core course/Paper 14 of the PG subject/Programme concerned.

Test Schedule

The test will be held on in two sitting as follows 17th January 2021

Paper Time

Paper I  – 11:00 A.M. to 12:15 Noon

Paper II – 12:30 P.M. to 01:45 P.M.

Test Centre

  • Test will be held in Darbhanga at different centres that will be communicated properly in time.


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