Ph.D. Entrance Examination (PET) 2019 for SAVITRIBAI PHULE PUNE UNIVERSITY (Formerly University of Pune)


Notification Ph.D. Entrance Examination (PET) 2019

Online Applications are invited by the Savitribai Phule Pune University from all eligible candidates for admission to Ph.D. programme in the University Departments & Recognized Research Centres. The candidate shall be admitted to Ph.D. programme by a two stage process through:-

Entrance Examination, which shall be a qualifying test.

      1. The Entrance Examination will be of 100 marks with multiple choice type questions(MCQ).
      2. Personal Interview of candidates qualifying in Entrance Test/ Candidates exempted from Entrance Examination, to be conducted as per procedure prescribed in due course.

Entrance Test Paper consists of 2 Parts

      1. Research Methodology – 50 Marks
      2. Subject Specific – 50 Marks
      3. Total : 100 Marks
      4. Total Questions: 100

 No negative marking system.

Schedule of Entrance Test

    1. Last date of filling online applications : 15/06/2019
    2. Date of online Ph.D. Entrance Examination : 07/07/2019
    3. Publication of result on the University website : 07/07/2019

Online admit card (Hall Ticket) should be downloaded by the candidates 5 days before the online examination, using the same login ID and Password. Candidate should take the print out of the Hall Ticket. No separate certificate of result will be issued by the University.

Duration & Timing of Entrance Exam :

      • 2 Hours, 11.00 am to 01.00 pm
      • Standard of passing : General Category : 50% marks & Reserved Category : 45 % marks

The Entrance Examination will be conducted at centre(s) to be notified by the University. Change of centre(s), if any, will be notified well in advance. —

Eligibility for admission to Ph. D. programme :

    1.  Master’s degree or a professional degree (at least 55% / B Grade UGC 7-point scale). A relaxation of 5% of marks, from 55% to 50%, or an equivalent relaxation of grade, shall be allowed  as per policies of the Government of Maharashtra
    2.  M.Phil. course work with at least 55%  or  ‘B’ in the UGC 7-point scale.  Degree shall be eligible to proceed to do research work leading to the Ph. D. Degree in the same institution in an integrated programme. M.Phil. students of SPPU whose M.Phil. dissertation has been evaluated and the viva voce is pending may be admitted to the Ph.D. programme.

  • Exemption from appearing in Entrance Examination:

    1. Candidates qualified in UGC-NET (Including JRF)
    2. Candidates who have passed M. Phil. Programme of the Savitribai Phule Pune University will be exempted from the Entrance Test for Ph.D. programme.
  • FEES :
      1. For Open Category – Rs. 1000/- :
      2. For Reservation Category – Rs. 750/-
      3.  Exempted from appearing Entrance Examination :
          1. For Open Category – Rs. 800/-
          2. For Reservation Category – Rs. 600/-

Mode of payment:- = Payment method using online payment. Debit/Credit Card/Net Banking


Required documents:

The candidate shall upload the following documents along with Online Application: all necessary documents Ex. Marks Statement of Master’s Degree, Caste Certificate in case of Reserved Category Candidates (if applicable),etc.


The University has discontinued ‘Stipend to All’ scheme and instead ‘J.R.D. Tata 100 Meritorious Fellowships’ have been introduced, where fellowships are offered on merit by following independent procedures.

General Instructions:

    • Admission does not guarantee Hostel facility or any kind of financial support in any form like Scholarship, fellowship, Earn & Learn etc. The University has an independent procedure for offering such benefits.
    • Candidates are NOT required to submit printout of application/documents to the University after online submission of application. However, these documents are to be submitted at the time of personal interview.
    • Incomplete applications will be rejected without assigning any reason and no correspondence will be entertained by the University in this regard.
    • No request for change in any information submitted in the online form will be entertained by the University.
    • The medium of exam English language for all faculties, except for subject Marathi and Hindi in the Faculty of Humanities Sanskrit, Pali, French etc.
    • Online registration process will be treated as completed only after the required certificates and application are uploaded on on or before 15/06/2019.

23 Replies to “Ph.D. Entrance Examination (PET) 2019 for SAVITRIBAI PHULE PUNE UNIVERSITY (Formerly University of Pune)”

    1. If you qualify in this first stage of MCQs, then they will call you for an Interview. After that, Your preference for the guide will be asked. And then you can start with your phd.

        1. A departmental committee will take your interview. Most likely Head of the department and other experts.

          There is ‘J.R.D. Tata 100 Meritorious Fellowships’. You can apply for this fellowship.

  1. I missed chance to give PET as my post graduation result declared on 9/7/19
    At that time I couldn’t fill form as I was not eligible. Can I take admission to PhD now ?
    I have heard Pune University take PET twice in a year; is it true ?
    Please help

  2. There is Problem regrading my Name on Pet application form ,hall ticket and on my result,so what I should do?

  3. During application form Preference was selected by me was Pune university for Phd.
    I belong to OBC category .But there is only one seat in university for OBC in my subject and that one seat is alresdy full .
    so,now I can’t apply for phd ?
    If Yes,than from which category I should apply?

  4. Now this is my first year of post graduation..when should I apply for pet exam in this university and can I know the syllabus for studying and pls tell that when should I apply for this exam..I have been searching for this..but I am not able to understand please help!

  5. I have cleared PET 2019, how long my score will be valid ? I have not been allotted guide. Will there be next round of interview?

    1. Your score will be valid for the current year only. If you have not been allotted guide means you are not selected. So you need to appear again for PET 2020. To confirm it again, call to your respective department.

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