PhD Eligibility Test 2017 at Osmania University Hyderabad

PhD Admissions 2017 through PhD Eligibility Test

Osmania University Hyderabad has invited applications through online mode PhD Eligibility Test for admission to PhD Courses for 2017-18 sessions in various subjects under different faculties of Osmania University.

The University offers PhD Courses in the various faculties like Arts, Social Sciences, Commerce, Management, Education, Law, Science, Oriental Languages, Engineering, Pharmacy and Informatics.

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible to appear for PhD Eligibility Test-2017 being conducted by Osmania University in the subjects pertaining to faculties mentioned above:

Applicant should have obtained a Postgraduate degree from a recognized university or a Postgraduate degree through distance mode from a recognized university and approved by the concerned authority, in the concerned subject or in an allied subject approved by Osmania University securing not less than 55% marks (50% marks in case of SC/ST applicants).

If the results of Post-Graduate degree are declared in the form of Grades/Credits/Cumulative Grade Points Average (GPA) in their marks cards/Transcripts, such Grades/Points shall be converted into percentage of marks to assess the minimum eligibility criteria.

However, the following categories of the applicants are exempted from appearing in the PhD Eligibility test.

1) Those who are awarded research fellowship in a national level test namely UGC-NET/CSIR-NET/ICMR/ICAR/DBT-JRF/INSPIRE fellowship and Teacher Fellowship applicants subject to the clearance by the Dean, CDC, Osmania University.

2) Those who are qualified UGC-NET/CSIR-NET/APSET/JEST/GATE/GPAT examinations.

3) Those who hold M.Phil. degree in regular mode from O.U. in the concerned subject or PhD in an allied subject approved by Osmania University.

Test Pattern for PhD Eligibility Test 2017

The eligibility test will be of 90 minutes duration and question paper consists of 100 objective (multiple choice only) type questions.

The eligibility test will consist of any 3 or 4 varieties of objective type items such as analogies, classification, matching, comprehension of a research study/experiment/theoretical point of view, etc., with multiple answers besides the usual multiple choice items. The items will be framed only from the syllabus of eligibility test.

Maximum marks for eligibility test: 100 marks.

Nature of test: Objective type with multiple choice questions.

Medium of Eligibility Test: The medium of eligibility test will be English only except for language subjects.

Registration Fee

The registration fee for online submission of application is Rs.500/- in case of SC/ST/PH applicants). The procedure for payment of Registration fee is available in the website

Applicants may download the syllabus of the concerned subject from the websites.

How to Apply?

The application form along with ICR sheet and information brochure will also be available on Osmania University website and

The applicants have to download the Hall Tickets and affix a latest passport size photograph (which is exactly similar to the one uploaded in the Online Application) in the space provided and get it attested by a Gazetted Officer/Principal of a college.

Important Dates

Online Submission of Application Commences from January 09th 2017

Last date is January 30th 2017 (without Fine) and February 08th 2017 with a Fine of Rs.500/-

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