The Combined Research Entrance Test (CRET), conducted by Allahabad University, will have eight new subjects from this year.
The dates for CRET are yet to be announced but the Academic Council has approved the decision.
AU has, however, scrapped agriculture zoology from the list of subjects for CRET. Candidates have to qualify CRET to take admission in AU’s DPhil programme. This year, CRET will have 47 subjects instead of 40.
The new subjects included in CRET are sociology, home science, atmospheric and ocean studies, globalisation and development studies, material science, cognitive science besides one subject each of the Rajiv Gandhi Chair and Govind Ballabh Pant Social Science Institute.
Prof BN Singh said information regarding department-wise vacancies in each subject has been sought from the Registrar but he has not replied yet.
CRET is likely to be held after the syllabus of all new eight subjects is received by the admission cell. CRET applications were to be invited from May 1 and the entrance test was to be conducted in June.