Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia Avadh University, Faizabad (Uttar Pradesh) has announced Common Eligibility Test (CET) 2012 notification for admission to Ph.D. Programmes in universities located in Uttar Pradesh. This is a common entrance examination for all the state universities offering Doctoral programmes for the academic year 2012-13. Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia Avadh University was entrusted to conduct the CET 2012 for Ph.D. on 29th April 2012 at Agra, Allahabad, Bareilly, Faizabad, Gorakhpur, Jaunpur, Jhansi, Kanpur, Lucknow, Meerut, Varanasi and Noida. Admission to Ph.D. programme will be made by respective state universities on the basis of Eligibility Certificate to be issued to successful candidates of CET 2012. Following are details of eligibility, nature and scheme of the examination, selection and application procedure:
Eligibility Requirements: Applicants should have Masters degree in relevant subjects as prescribed in the notification available on the university website at http://www.rmlau.ac.in/news/0420020118news.pdf . They should have minimum 55 percent marks. There will be 5 percent relaxation for SC, ST and PH candidates. The candidates who are appearing for Final year or Final semester examinations are also eligible to apply. The Eligibility test results of final year / semester candidates will be declared provisionally and will be confirmed after submitting the proof of qualification. The rules of UGC are applicable with regard to NET qualified candidates. Examination Fee is Rs. 800 for General and OBC candidates and Rs. 400 for SC and ST candidates. Syllabus of the ‘Common Eligibility Test’ (CET 2012) will be as that prescribed for UGC, CSIR, ICAR- NET - JRF Examinations. This syllabus for various subjects is available on the UGC, CSIR and ICAR websites.
Application Procedure: Interested candidates can apply in the prescribed form from 25th February 2012. The applications can be obtained from scheduled counter of the main branch of State Bank of India and Head Post Office of the examination cities mentioned above. Last date for the submission of completed Application Form is 20th March 2012. Address to send applications is 'The Registrar, Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia Avadh University, Faizabad-224001, U.P'. CET 2012 Eligibility certificate with score will be valid for next two years from the date of issue.
Scheme of the Test: There will be two papers in the CET 2012 (Common Eligibility Test). The questions in both papers will be in Multiple Choice Type Questions (MCQs). Following is the description of two papers:
1) Paper-I: This paper consists of 2 hours duration and will contain 100 MCQs based on research aptitude and general awareness. Total marked for this paper is 100 marks. Exam Time: 8 - 10 AM.
2) Paper-II: Duration of this paper is 3 hours and will contain 200 MCQs based on Subject knowledge. Total marks are 200. There is no negative marking for any paper. Exam Time: 12-3 PM.
To qualify in the CET 2012, candidates should secure minimum 40 percent marks in each Paper and a minimum of 50 percent marks in aggregate. There will be a 5 percent relaxation in minimum marks for SC and ST candidates. The Examinations will be held in 12 cities as mentioned above in the beginning of the post. The admit cards / hall tickets for the CET 2012 will be sent by Post and shall also be available for download on university website www.rmlau.ac.in. Following are important dates of CET 2012 for Ph.D. Admissions:
1) Start of Application Process: 25th February 2012
2) Last date for the receipt of filled in applications: 20th March 2012
3) Common Eligibility Test (CET ) 2012 date: 29th April 2012
4) Test Syllabus Available on: UGC, CSIR, ICAR websites.
5) Download of Admit Cards: www.rmlau.ac.in
6) CET 2012 Results: May 2012.