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Design Aptitude Test DAT 2018, National Institute of Design NID DAT 2018

About NID DAT 2018:

For the Academic Year 2019-20, the National Institute of Design (NID) invites online applications for the following Programs from Indian and International Applications:

·         Bachelor of Design (B.Des.) [at NID Ahmedabad Campus] Duration: 4 years

·         Master of Design (M.Des) [at Ahmedabad, Gandhinagar, and Bengaluru Campus] Duration: 2.5 years

·         Graduate Diploma Program in Design (GDPD) [at Vijayawada & Kurukshetra] Duration: 4 years

National Institute of Design (NID) conducts NID Design Aptitude Test 2019 will offer admissions to aspirants in the Bachelor of Design (B.Des) as well as Master of Design (M.Des) Program on the basis of their performance in the entrance test.

The National Institute of Design (NID) offers 4-years Bachelor of Design (B.Des) Program at Ahmedabad and 2½ years Master of Design (M.Des) Program at Ahmedabad, Gandhinagar; Bengaluru Campuses and Graduate Diploma Program in Design - GDPD - 4 years at Vijayawada & Kurukshetra.

Note: The National Institute of Design has authorized the All India Management Association, New Delhi, to process all its applications for the M.Des., B.Des. and GDPD programmes.


For B.Des & GDPD:

All applicants applying for the B.Des and GDPD programs must fulfill both the following criteria; of age and education qualification:

Age Limit

·         For Indian Nationals in General Category: Upper age limit for candidates is 20 years as on 30th June 2019. Only those candidates born on or after 01st July 1998 are eligible to apply

·         For Indian Nationals in Reserved Category (OBC-NCL, SC, ST): Upper age limit for candidates is 23 years as on 30th June 2019. Only those candidates born on or after 01st July 1995 are eligible to apply

·         For Indian Nationals in PwD Reserved Category: Upper age limit for candidates is 25 years as on 30th June 2019. Only those candidates born on or after 01st July 1993 are eligible to apply

·         For Foreign Nationals in Overseas (Supernumerary) Category: Upper age limit for candidates is 20 years as on 30th June 2019. Only those candidates born on or after 01st July 1998 are eligible to apply

Educational Qualification:

Applications for academic year 2019–19 are open to applicants who have passed or will appear for higher secondary (10+2) qualifying examinations in the academic year 2019-20 in any stream (Science, Arts, Commerce, etc.) from any recognised board of education such as CBSE, IB, ICSE or their equivalent

Exams considered equivalent to these are as follows:

·         Final examination of the 10+2 system under a central or state board recognised by the Association of Indian Universities (AIU, Refer

·         Intermediate or two-year pre-university examination under a board or university recognised by the Association of Indian Universities (AIU, Refer

·         Final examination of the two-year course of the Joint Services Wing of the National Defence Academy

·         Senior secondary school examination under the National Institute of Open Schooling, with a minimum of five subjects

·         Any public school, board or university examination completed in India or in any foreign country recognised as equivalent to the 10+2 system by the Association of Indian Universities (AIU, Refer

·         H.S.C. vocational examination

·         General Certificate Education (GCE) examination at the Advanced (A) level taken in London, Cambridge or Sri Lanka

·         High School Certificate Examination from Cambridge University or an International Baccalaureate diploma from the International Baccalaureate Office, Geneva

·         Candidates who have completed final examinations for class XII (or equivalent) outside India or from a board not specified above should produce a certificate from the Association of Indian Universities (AIU) confirming that the examination they have passed is equivalent to the Class XII examination conducted in India

Overseas Category (Supernumerary) candidates:

Foreign citizens - applicants holding citizenship of a country other than the Republic of India - are eligible to apply only under the overseas (supernumerary) category, provided they fulfill all the eligibility criteria.

For M.Des:

All applicants applying for the M.Des. Programme (any discipline) must fulfill both the following criteria; of age and education qualification

Age Limit:

·         For Indian Nationals in General Category: Upper age limit for candidates is 30 years as on 30th June 2019. Only those candidates born on or after 01st July 1988 are eligible to apply

·         For Indian Nationals in Reserved Category (OBC-NCL, SC & ST): Upper age limit for candidates is 33 years as on 30th June 2019. Only those candidates born on or after 01st July 1985 are eligible

·         For Indian Nationals in PwD Reserved Category: Upper age limit for candidates is 35 years as on 30 June 2019. Only those candidates born on or after 01st July 1983 are eligible

·         For Foreign Nationals in Overseas (Supernumerary) Category: Upper age limit for candidates is 30 years as on 30 June 2019. Only those candidates born on or after 01st July 1988 are eligible to apply

Educational Qualification:

·         In addition to the above, the candidate must possess at least one of the following minimum qualifications to be considered eligible for admissions:

·         Bachelor degree of minimum 4-year duration in any specialization, after 10+2 system, from any university or institute recognised by law in India; Condition: Applicant must (have passed/have appeared for/be appearing for) the Bachelor degree exams before June 2019 or

·         Bachelor degree of minimum 3-year duration in any specialization, under the 10+2 system. Applicants must have passed the Bachelor degree exams before July 2018; or

·         Full-time Diploma of minimum 4-year duration in Design/Fine Arts/Applied Arts/ Architecture, after 10+2 system, from any university or institute recognised by law in India. Condition: Applicants must (have passed/have appeared for/be appearing for) the Diploma Exams before June 2019

Overseas Category (Supernumerary candidates):

Foreign citizens - applicants holding citizenship of a country other than the Republic of India - are eligible to apply only under the overseas category, provided they fulfill all the eligibility criteria. Of the seats available for the M.Des, 15% supernumerary seats have been created for overseas applicants.

Design Aptitude Test (DAT)

All candidates applying for B.Des, GDPD and M.Des Programs and having made the necessary payment for registration online will be called for the Design Aptitude Test

The Design Aptitude Test (DAT) Prelims primarily evaluates each candidate on the following abilities:

·         Knowledge

·         Analysis

·         Comprehension

·         Creativity

·         Visualisation

DAT Prelims will consist of two parts:

Part I: Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) marked out of 70 points. The responses of this part will be recorded on an OMR sheet and evaluated digitally

Part II: Subjective questions marked out of 30 points, with responses to be provided in visual and/or written formats. The Design Aptitude Test (Prelims) will include an examination of three hours duration

This will be a pen-and-paper test.

The question paper will be in English. All questions are compulsory.

There will be no negative marking.

DAT Mains 2019 Exam Pattern

DAT Mains 2019 will consist of tests in different formats such as drawing/sketching, hands-on model making, group discussions, presentations, etc.

These will be marked out of 100 points and will be conducted in English

NID DAT Merit List 2019

Based on the scores obtained in the Design Aptitude Test (DAT), separate NID DAT 2019 Merit Lists will be prepared for each category (Open, OBC-NCL, SC, ST &PwD). Based on the merit list of DAT Prelims, eligible candidates will have to appear for DAT Mains

The number of candidates shortlisted will be no less than three times the number of seats available per category in that discipline or program. The final merit lists for the B.Des. programs will be generated category wise, based on the sum total of the weighted scores obtained by the candidate at each stage of the admission process

Test Centres for DAT 2019

DAT will be conducted in the following cities in India: Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Bhopal, Bhubaneshwar, Chandigarh, Chennai, Dehradun, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Lucknow, Mumbai, Nagpur, New Delhi, Ranchi, Thiruvananthapuram, and Vijayawada

How to Apply:

NID 2019 Application Process:

·         Candidates aspiring for admission to the programs may apply online or download application form from our official website and follow the steps below:

·         Read and apprise yourself with the information on eligibility criteria, number of seats, test centres, reservation policy and other relevant information related to admissions to B.Des and M.Des Programmes at NID in the Admissions Information booklet available on the website

·         Application Form of NID 2019 is available from 09th November 2018 onwards. Aspirants will be able to fill the form in online mode only. The application fee is Rs.2000/- for General category candidates and Rs.1000 for SC/ST/PwD candidates

·         Relevant information related to admissions to GDPD Program at NID Vijayawada is provided in the NID Vijayawada prospectus, available on the website.

Application Fee:

Candidates can pay the application fee via Online (by Credit Card/ Debit Card) or by Demand Draft. If paying the fee by DD take a printout of their NID Entrance Exam 2019 application form and thereafter send it along with the DD. Also, aspirants need to fill all the details regarding their DD in their online application form

Important Dates:

Last date for submitting online applications: 23rd November, 2018 (Thursday) on 2 pm

Last date for submitting online applications with late fees: 24th to 30th November, 2018 (Thursday) on 2 pm

Design Aptitude Test (DAT) Prelims on: 6th January, 2019 (Sunday)


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Joint Entrance Screening Test JEST 2019 for Admission to Ph.D Programmes 2019

About JEST 2019:

Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Thiruvananthapuram (IISER-TVM)
Email: Website:

Applicants seeking admission for a Ph.D / Integrated Ph.D Programme in Physics or Theoretical Computer Science or Neuroscience or Computational Biology in one of the Participating Institutes may appear for the Joint Entrance Screening Test (JEST) at one of the Exam Centers.

The Science & Engineering Research Board (SERB) (statutory body established through an Act of Parliament) recognizes JEST as a National Eligibility Test (NET) in their office Memo vide OM No.SB/S9/Z-01/2015.  Fellows working in SERB programmes and qualified in NET are eligible to get enhanced fellowship.

Participating Institutes have their own eligibility criteria. Applicants who are expected to complete their final examinations by August of each year are also eligible to appear for the JEST exam of that year.

Applicants must pay an application fee and register to appear for the exam.

Participating Institutes

Visit the individual institute pages to view the programmes and subject areas being offered.



·         Please see the websites/advertisements of the participating institutes for their eligibility criteria in details.

·         Listed below are tentative eligibility criteria of admission to M.Sc, Ph.D, and Integrated / M.Sc / M.Tech. - Ph.D programs in the participating institutes.

Ph.D. Programme

M.Sc. in Physics (all participating Institutes).

Additionally, some institutes accept B.E. / B.Tech. / M.Sc. / M.E. / M.Tech. in disciplines of Applied Physics and Mathematics, as listed below.

·         M.Sc. in Mathematics / Applied Physics / Applied Mathematics / Optics and Photonics / Instrumentation / Electronics will also be considered at IIA.

·         B.E. or B.Tech. will be considered at IISc, IMSc, ICTS-TIFR, IUCAA, JNCASR, NCRA-TIFR, TIFR-TCIS, RRI, IISER Mohali, IISER Pune, IISER Thiruvananthapuram.

·         M.Sc. in Physics / Electronics / Astronomy / Applied Mathematics will be cnsidered at IUCAA.

·         MSc  in Physics, Engineering Physics or Applied Physics will also be considered atIPR.

·         M.Sc. in Physics, Chemistry, Applied Mathematics, Biophysics or Biochemistry will be considered at SNBNCBS.

·         B.Tech Eng. Phys.will be considered at TIFR.

·         M.E./ M.Tech in Applied Physics  will be considered at NISER.

Theoretical Computer Science at IMSc

M.Sc./ M.E. / M.Tech. in Computer Science and related disciplines, and should be interested in the mathematical aspects of computer science.

Ph D in Neuroscience at NBRC

M.Sc (Physics/ Mathematics), B.E/ B.Tech/ M.C.A in Computer Science

Ph D in Computational Biology at IMSc

M.Sc./ M.E. / M.Tech. ​/ MCA  ​in any engineering or science discipline, with good mathematical skills and strong interest in biological problems.

Integrated M.Sc. / M.Tech - Ph.D Programme (Physics)

B. Sc. (Physics / Mathematics) will be considered at SNBNCBS.

B. Sc. (Physics) will be considered at IMSc.

B.Sc. (Physics / Mathematics) / B.E. / B.Tech. in Electrical / Instrumentation / Engineering Physics / Electronics and Communications / Computer Science and Engineering / Optics and Photonics will be considered in IIA.

B.Sc (Physics) or B.E./B. Tech in Engineering Physics , with a minimum of first class marks, will be considered at NISER.

B.Sc. (Physics) will be considered at IISER-Pune, ICTS-TIFR, NCRA-TIFR, and TIFR-TCIS.

B. Sc. (Physics / Mathematics) / B.E. / B.Tec. will be considered for Integrated M.Sc - PhD at Bose Institute.

Integrated Ph.D Programme in Theoretical Computer Science at IMSc

B.Sc./B.E./B.Tech./M.C.A. in Computer Science or related disciplines and should be interested in the mathematical aspects of computer science.

Integrated M.Tech - Ph.D. Programme at IIA

M.Sc. (Physics / Applied Physics) / Post-B.Sc. (Hons) in Optics and Optoelectronics / Radio Physics and Electronics.

Integrated Ph.D. Programme at IISER IISER. Thiruvananthapuram.

B. Sc. (Physics) or B.E. / B. Tech. in any discipline.

M. Sc. Programme at HRI.

B. Sc. (Physics) or B.E./B.Tech. degree in any discipline

HRI is starting a new M.Sc. programme in Physics from 2017. The Integrated Ph.D. programme in Physics at HRI is discontinued from 2017.

Exam Centers

JEST will be held at the locations indicated below.

Ahmedabad, Aligarh, Allahabad, Bangalore, Bardhaman, Bhopal, Bhubaneswar, Kozhikode (Centre is subject availability.  Second option will be allotted if centre is not available), Chandigarh, Chennai, Delhi, Goa, Guwhati, Hyderabad, Indore, Jaipur, Kanpur, Kharagpur, Kochi, Kolkata, Madurai, Mangalore (Centre is subject availability.  Second option will be allotted if centre is not available), Mumbai, Nagpur, Nainital, Patna, Pune, Raipur, Roorkee, Sambalpur, Silchar, Siliguri, Srinagar, Trivandrum, Udaipur, Vishakhapatnam.

How to Apply:

Application Procedure

·         Applications for JEST- 2019 can be submitted ON-LINE ONLY.

·         Before filling the ON-LINE application form, candidate is requested to read the following instructions carefully.

ON-LINE Application

To apply online, applicants must create an account using a valid email-id. This account will remain valid from the time of account creation till one month after the date of declaration of results, for that year. Email-ids are linked to the created account as well as  to the application, and will be used for all communications with the applicants. Therefore, the email-id should be active and must not be changed during this period. To submit application online,  applicants must login to the created account and complete the application form. After submission, an unique submission number will be sent to your email-id. Please save all the emails sent to you and the unique submission number must be quoted by the applicant for any communication with the JEST authority.

Application Fee

·         An Application Fee of Rs. 300 (Rs 150 for SC/ST, Female applicants ONLY) is required to be paid along with the application which can be paid online using Debit/Credit cards and Net-banking. Payment by any other mode will NOT be accepted. Please check the Available Payment Options and Transaction Charges

·         Application Fee is waived for FEMALE applicants belonging to SC/ST.  They need not pay the application fee.

·         Please go through the refund policy (new tab) before paying the application fee.

·         Payment of the fee will imply your agreement to the stated refund policies.

Post-Submission of Application form

·         On successful submission of ON-LINE application form you will receive an E-mail with following information from JEST Website.

·         Application data after final submission containing Unique Submission Number and filled in data.

·         Please save this e-mail for further correspondence with the JEST authority.

·         If you do not receive the above-mentioned e-mail after submission of application form and the successful e-payment of the application fee, contact JEST authority.

·         Admit card will be available in the JEST webpage after 20th of January, 2019. Bring a printout of the downloaded admit card and one of your photo-ids for entry into the examination centre. Admit cards will NOT be sent by post/email.

Important Dates:

Last date of ON-LINE submission of applications is: 15th December, 2018

JEST 2019 will be held on: 17th February, 2019 at 10.00am (JEST score is valid for One year).


To know more Information about this Exam please visit:

AIMA Research Management Aptitude Test, AIMA RMAT 2018

AIMA Research Management Aptitude Test, AIMA RMAT 2018

About RMAT 2018:

All India Management Association (AIMA)
Centre for Management Education (CME)
15, Link Road, Lajpat Nagar, Part-III, New Delhi-110024
Tel: +91-11-47673000 49868399 (Ext. 741)
Email: website:

Delhi and Aligarh Muslim University (AMU), Aligarh jointly has announced the exam dates for Research Management Aptitude Test (RMAT-2018), to be held on 15th December, 2018 (Saturday) at Delhi followed by an Interview at AIMA, New Delhi for RMAT short listed candidates. The syllabus outlines for the Entrance Test (RMAT) and the criteria to qualify are available on the website.


In a resource poor country like India the demand for professionally qualified managers to manage the scarce resources effectively and efficiently is high. This is also indicated by the burgeoning number of institutes, which grant the MBA degree or its equivalent. This growth however, has to be supported by growth in the availability of faculty with doctorate in management subject to man the positions in these institutes so that the quality of management education and research is further improved.

AIMA and AMU Joint PhD programme is aimed at providing formal training to budding faculty and working managers, with inclination for academics, teaching a research. It helps in development of skills and competencies based on a sound understanding of the principles of management and methods of conducting research with scientific rigour.

PhD Programme is beneficial for working managers who are constrained by time and location to pursue regular Ph.D from Universities and other Institutes offering full time Ph.D programmes. It helps in development of skills and competencies based on sound understanding of the principles of management.

Course Name:

PhD (Business Administration)


Educational Qualification: Master's Degree in Management or allied subjects like Commerce, Humanities, Science, Engineering and Law etc., or a PGDM/PGDITM approved by AICTE, or Chartered Accountancy, Cost Accountancy or any other professional qualifications, which are considered equivalent to two years full time Master Degree by the University, with at least 55% marks or equivalent grade along with minimum 50% marks in Graduation.


Work Experience: The candidate should be a full time employee with at least five years of experience (after post-graduation) at Managerial level in Industry/Government/Ministry/ NGO / Defense/ Military organization or a full time Faculty at a Management Institute approved by AICTE or affiliated to a University with at least five years of experience after post-graduation.

In case the candidate does not remain in employment for whatsoever reasons during the programme, then he/she has to seek permission from the Research Committee for further continuance of the programme.

Admission Procedure:

Entrance Test: Research Management Aptitude Test (RMAT) to be held on 15 December 2018 (Saturday) at Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Mumbai followed by an Interview at AIMA, New Delhi for RMAT shortlisted candidates. The syllabus outlines for the Entrance Test (RMAT) and the criteria to qualify are available on the website.

How to Apply:

Obtain crossed Demand Draft (DD) of Rs. 1500/- in favour of "All India Management Association" payable at New Delhi from any bank. Register online at website link along with the DD details. While registering online, the candidates may also pay using credit/debit card. The Detailed Syllabus of the Entrance Test (RMAT), Information bulletin & other details of PhD programme can be accessed at the same website link as given above.

Closing Date:

Last Date for Online Registration: 3rd December, 2018 (Monday)

Last Date for receipt of filled in Online Registration Form at AIMA, New Delhi: 7th December, 2018 (Friday)

Test Date: 15th December, 2018 (Saturday)


To know more Information about this courses please visit:

Joint Graduate Entrance Examination for Biology and Interdisciplinary Life Sciences, JGEEBILS 2018

About Exam:

Academic Office, National Centre for Biological Sciences

Tata Institute of Fundamental Research,

GKVK, Bellary Road, Bangalore 560065, Karnataka, India
Phone: 080-23666343/344/345/346. Fax: 080-23636662

Website: Email:

The JGEEBILS test is a shared entrance test for graduate programmes in Biology and interdisciplinary life sciences. The test originated from the TIFR annual entrance test for Biology, which was used by DBS/TIFR as well as NCBS/TIFR. The motivation for this shared test is to reduce the difficulties that students faced with multiple entrance tests, and to reduce the duplication of effort by many institutions in conducting such examinations. JGEEBILS is intended to serve as a common point for students from any science discipline or engineering to start the process to apply for biology graduate programmes around India. Participating institutions contribute questions and logistical support for conducting the examination. This year the examination will be on 9th December 2018.

Each participating institution has its own admission process and eligibility criteria. The JGEEBILS test is only one step in this. In general, applicants must apply separately to each participating institution that they are interested in. Please visit the institutional websites for details of these different entrance processes.

Question papers from past years are hosted at the TIFR site under the 'Biology' links:


ACTREC: Advanced Centre for Treatment, Research and Education in Cancer, Mumbai (
Bose Institute: Bose Institute, Kolkata (
CCMB: Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology, Hyderabad (
CDFD: Centre for DNA Fingerprinting and Diagnostics, Hyderabad (
DBS-TIFR: Department of Biological Sciences, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai (
IISER: Indian Institute of Science Education and Research at: Kolkata ( Pune (; Thiruvananthapuram (; Tirupati (
IMSc: Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Chennai (
InStem: Institute for Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine, Bengaluru (
MAHE: Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal (Life Sciences) (
NBRC: National Brain Research Centre, Manesar (
NCBS: National Centre for Biological Sciences,Bengaluru (
NCCS: National Centre for Cell Science, Pune (
NII: National Institute of Immunology, New Delhi (
NISER: National Institute of Science Education and Research, Bhubaneswar (
RCB: Regional Centre for Biotechnology, Faridabad (
SINP: Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics, Kokata (
TIFR Centre for Interdisciplinary Sciences (TCIS), Hyderabad (

·         PhD (NCBS, DBS and TIFR-H)

·         Integrated PhD (NCBS, DBS and TIFR-H)

·         M.Sc. by Research (only at DBS)

·         M.Sc in Wildlife Biology and Conservation (only at NCBS)


Biology: Candidates will be shortlisted for interview based on written test marks, CV and Scientific Write-up.

For Ph.D.: Masters in Basic Science (M.Sc. Physics/Chemistry/Any branch of Biology) or any professional Master's Degree (M.Pharma./M.Tech.), or a > 4 year degree program (e.g. MBBS, BDS).

For I-Ph.D./M.Sc.: Bachelors in any Basic Science (Physics/Chemistry/Any branch of Biology) OR any 4-year degree program that awards a "Bachelor's degree" including B.Tech., B.E., B.V.Sc., B.Pharma. (4 year course).

M.Sc. Wildlife Biology & Conservation: This year no exam.

Admission Procedure

The admissions procedure (in all subjects, except Science Education) consists of an online test at one of the several nationwide centres, followed by interviews of shortlisted candidates. Shortlisted candidates will be called for interviews to be held during end-February to early-April, 2019.  Exact dates would be announced later. Results of the entrance examination will be announced on January 10, 2019 and students shortlisted for interview will be intimated by email.

Examination Centres: There will be examination centres in the following cities but the exact location / venue of the examination will be available on the downloaded hall ticket: Agartala, Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Bhillai, Bhubaneshwar, Chandigarh, Chennai, Cochin, Delhi, Guwahati, Haldwani, Hyderabad, Indore, Jaipur, Jammu, Kanpur, Kolkata, Madurai, Mangalore, Mumbai, Nagpur, Patna, Pune, Varanasi, Visakhapatnam

How to apply:

Application Fee & Payment 

Application Fee (Non-Refundable): 

·         Male Candidates: Rs 900/-

·         Female Candidates: Rs 300/-   

Application fee can be paid online through internet banking/Debit/Credit Card or by sending Demand Draft. 

Online Payment: 

After the online payment transaction is successful, please login to your account on our website by using your reference code as your user id and check the payment status of your application.    Normally, online payments are received within 2 working days and a auto email is sent by the system acknowledging the payment.  If your transaction has been successful and your account has been debited and you do not receive the acknowledgement email within 7 days, neither your payment status is updated in your account, you may write to

Demand Draft:

DD should be drawn on State Bank of India in favour of "Tata Institute of Fundamental Research" payable at Mumbai and mailed to: University Cell Tata Institute of Fundamental Research Homi Bhabha Road, Colaba Mumbai 400005.  
Please superscribe GS-2019 (Subject) on the envelope and write your name, reference code and mobile number behind the DD and send it by courier/speed post.

Online payment link will be active upto 13th November, 2018.

DDs sent by post/courier will also be accepted upto 13th November, 2018.

Please note:

Instructions for downloading/printing of Hall tickets will be intimated by email, only after receipt of application fee/approval of fee waiver.

Important Dates:

Nationwide Entrance Examination: 9th December, 2018 (Sunday) 2.30PM to 4.30PM.

Last date for application: 15th November, 2018

Online payment link will be active till: 16th November, 2018

DDs sent by post/courier will be accepted till: 16th November, 2018

Hall Ticket download link will be active from: 22nd November, 2018

To know more Information about this Course please visit:

Joint CSIR-UGC National Eligibility Test (NET) for Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) and for Lectureship (LS)

About CSIR-UGC NET 2018:

email to: Website:

Joint CSIR-UGC National Eligibility Test (NET) for Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) and for Lectureship (LS)

CSIR has scheduled the Joint CSIR-UGC Test tentatively on Sunday, 16th December, 2018 for determining the eligibility of Indian Nationals for the award of Junior Research Fellowships (JRF) and for determining eligibility for appointment as Lecturer (LS) in the areas of Chemical Sciences, Earth, Atmospheric, Ocean and Planetary Sciences, Life Sciences, Mathematical Sciences, Physical Sciences. The award of Junior Research Fellowship to the successful eligible candidates will depend on their finding admission/placement in a University/ National laboratory/ Institution of higher learning and research, as applicable.


Essential Qualification: M.Sc. or equivalent degree/ Integrated BS-MS/BS-4 years/BE/BTech/BPharma/MBBS with at least 55% marks for General (UR) and OBC candidates and 50% for SC/ST, Persons with Disability (PwD) candidates; Candidates enrolled for M.Sc or having completed 10+2+3 years of the above qualifying examination as on the closing date of online submission of application form, are also eligible to apply in the above subject under the Result Awaited (RA) category on the condition that they complete the qualifying degree with requisite percentage of marks within the validity period of two years to avail the fellowship from the effective date of award (Such candidates will have to submit the attestation form duly certified by the Head of the Department/Institute from where the candidate is appearing or has appeared);

B.Sc (Hons) or equivalent degree holders or students enrolled in Integrated MS-Ph.D program with at least 55% marks for General (UR) and OBC candidates; 50% marks for SC/ST, Persons with Disability (PwD) candidates are also eligible to apply. Candidates with bachelor’s degree will be eligible for CSIR fellowship only after getting registered/enrolled for Ph.D/Integrated Ph.D program within the validity period of two years; Candidates possessing only Bachelor’s degree shall not be eligible for Lectureship; Specification of degrees (whether Bachelor’s or Master’s) as notified by the UGC in its Gazette Notification No. F. 5- 1/2013 (CPP-II) dated 5th July, 2014 and as amended from time to time, shall apply; The eligibility for lectureship of NET qualified candidates will be subject to fulfilling the criteria laid down by UGC. Ph.D degree holders who have passed Master’s degree prior to 19th September 1991, with at least 50% marks are eligible to apply for Lectureship only.

Upper Age Limit & Relaxation: Maximum 28 years as on 01-07-2018 for JRF(NET) {upper age limit is relaxable up to 5 years for SC/ST/Persons with Disability(PwD)/female applicants and 03 years for OBC (non creamy layer) applicants}. No upper age limit for Lectureship (NET).

How to Apply:

Examination Fee: General: Rs.1000/-, OBC (Non-Creamy Layer): Rs.500/-, and SC/ST/PwD: Rs.250/-.

Other Backward Class (OBC) candidate whose caste is not listed in the Central List and/or who does not belong to OBC (Non Creamy Layer), though his/her caste is listed in the central list, shall apply as ‘General’ candidate and is required to pay Examination fee @ Rs.1000/-.

Candidates applying for the Examination are required to use payment gateway facility to deposit their Examination fee only through Credit Card or Debit Card or Net Banking. Candidates are not required to pay any transaction charges for using payment gateway facility.

Scheme of Examination:

The single paper MCQ based test will be held tentatively on Sunday, the 16th December, 2018 as under:






Morning Session

Life Sciences & Physical Sciences

9.00AM - 12.00 Noon


3 hrs

Afternoon Session

Chemical Sciences, Mathematical Sciences, Earth, Atmospheric, Ocean and Planetary Sciences

2.00 PM - 5.00 PM

The subject-wise session and timing of the Test is liable to be changed at the discretion of CSIR, depending on the number of candidates in each subject.

Interested eligible candidates may visit CSIR-HRDG website and see the Information Bulletin for detailed information/instructions from 19.09.2018. Candidates are required to apply online. The online application will be available on the website from 25.09.2018. Candidates are advised to also go through the ‘How to Apply’ link available on the Online Application portal while filling the form. The last date for applying online is 15.10.2018.

Important Dates:

The online application will be available at website from: 25th September, 2018

The last date for applying online is: 15th October, 2018

The single paper MCQ based test will be held tentatively on: 16th December, 2018 (Sunday)


To know more Information about this Exam please visit:

AYUSH National Eligibility Test 2018, AYUSH-NET 2018 for PhD Fellowship SRF

About AYUSH-NET 2018:

(Government of India, Ministry of AYUSH)
Jawahar Lal Nehru Bhartiya Chikitsa Evam Homoeopathy Anusandhan Bhawan
61-65 Institutional Area, Opp. ‘D’ Block, Janakpuri, New Delhi-110034

AYUSH National Eligibility Test 2018, (AYUSH-NET 2018) for PhD Fellowship [Senior Research Fellowship-(SRF)]

The Central Council for Research in Ayurvedic Sciences (CCRAS) on behalf of all Research Councils viz. Central Council for Research in Yoga and Naturopathy (CCRYN), Central Council for Research in Unani Medicine (CCRUM), Central Council for Research in Siddha (CCRS) and Central Council for Research in Homoeopathy (CCRH) will hold the examination for AYUSH-National Eligibility Test, 2018 on Tuesday, 13th November, 2018 for determining on eligibility of the Indian National candidates for the award of Ph.D. fellowship (SRF) in respective AYUSH streams i.e. Ayurveda, Yoga & Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy. The award of Ph.D. fellowship (SRF) to the successful eligible candidates will depend on their finding admission/placement in a university/ national laboratory/institution of higher learning and research in the field of concerned AYUSH streams as mentioned above.

An eligible candidate may apply for AYUSH-NET for Ph.D. fellowship (SRF) in concerned AYUSH streams. The online Application Form (Annexure-I) is available at websites of Research Councils viz. CCRAS-, CCRYN-, CCRUM-, CCRH-, CCRS- and Ministry of AYUSH He/she may indicate his/her preference in the Online Application, as the case may be. Research Councils may consider candidates for Ph.D. fellowship (SRF), depending on number of fellowships available and performance in the test, subject to the condition that they fulfil the laid down eligibility criteria. If a candidate is found to be over-age for Ph.D. fellowship (SRF) his/her candidature will automatically be cancelled.

UGC has mutually recognized AYUSH-NET and UGC-NET for admission to the Ph.D. programme in the subjects covered under AYUSH except for those subjects in which UGC is conducting NET, such as “YOGA” and accordingly, the Ministry of AYUSH has requested all Universities to exempt AYUSH-NET qualified candidates from their own Entrance Test for admission to Ph.D. Programme.

SUBJECTS OF THE TEST discipline wise i.e.

The Test will be held in two Sections as given under:

A. Aptitude Section (Part-I)

·         Compulsory for all disciplines.

·         Comprising of 30 questions common to all subjects on General Science and Research aptitude.

B. Subject Specific Section (Part-II-A/Y/U/S/H)

Subject Disciplines will be as under:

1.    Ayurveda

2.    Yoga & Naturopathy

3.    Unani

4.    Siddha

5.    Homoeopathy



RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP (Medical): SRFs will be awarded each year by the concerned Research Councils to candidates, holding post-graduation (MD/MS) in any of the AYUSH streams with the exception in Yoga and Naturopathy for holding either PG [MD(Y/N)] or Graduation (BNYS) from a recognized University with 5 years experience, after qualifying the AYUSH National Eligibility Test (NET) conducted by the designated Research Council (CCRAS) of the Ministry of AYUSH. The candidates, who have appeared in their final PG qualifying examination in 2018 and their results are awaited, shall also be permitted to apply and appear in the AYUSH-NET Examination 2018 subject to the condition that such candidates shall get PG degree by 31st December, 2018.

AGE LIMIT & RELAXATION: The upper age limit for applying for the award of Fellowship shall be 32 years for SRF as on 01.01.2019 which will be relaxable up to 5 years in the case of candidates belonging to Schedule Castes/Schedule Tribes/OBC (Noncreamy layer), Physically Handicapped (lower locomotive disability only) and female applicants. Physically Handicapped (lower locomotive disability only) shall get additional relaxation of 5 years in age for SC/ST Category and 3 years for OBC (NCL) category.


The test will be held at 5 Centres at Delhi NCR, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai and Guwahati.


·         Candidates should have a valid personal e-mail ID and mobile number. It should be kept active during the entire recruitment process. Registration number, password, and all other important communication will be sent on the same registered e-mail ID (please ensure that email sent to this mailbox is not redirected to your junk / spam folder). 

·         Candidates should take utmost care to furnish the correct details while filling in the on-line application. YOU CAN EDIT THE INFORMATION BEFORE SUBMISSION OF STEP-I and STEP-II. Once the form is submitted, it can’t be edited.

·         The step by step process for submitting the application form for AYUSH-NET is given below:

Step-I: Registration of Personal Details, and Contact details. Login Id and password will be sent to you through e-mail on registered e-Mail Id.

Step-II: Login to complete the Personal Details, Qualification Details, Declaration.

Step-III: The payment of Application Fee after 24 hours through Online mode via Debit card, Credit card or Internet banking through State Bank collect System of State Bank of India.

·         Application once submitted cannot be withdrawn and fee once paid will not be refunded in any case, neither shall be held reserved for any other recruitment nor selection process in future.

Examination Fees:

Candidates need to pay their application fees through SBI Collect System.

·         General: Rs. 1000/-

·         Other Backward Classes (OBC)-Non Creamy Layer: Rs. 500/-

·         SC/ST/Physically Handicapped (PH) (lower locomotive disability only): Rs. 250/-

OBC candidates whose caste is not listed in Central List (as available on National Commission for Backward Classes website and who are not covered under the provisions as applicable to OBC – Non Creamy Layer (NCL) candidates shall be treated as General Category candidates for all purposes. Accordingly, OBC Candidates not belonging to OBC Non Creamy Layer shall indicate their category as ‘General’

Important Dates:

Date of AYUSH- National Eligibility Test 2018, (AYUSH-NET 2018) Tentatively on: 13th November, 2018

Start of Online Registration and Submission of Application Form and Fee Deposit through SBI Collect: 20th September, 2018

Date of close of Online Registration and Submission of Applications (at All stations): 3rd October, 2018

Date of close of online submission of Application Fee through net Banking/credit/debit card on SBI Collect System (at all stations): 4th October, 2018



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Symbiosis National Aptitude Test, SNAP 2018

About SNAP 2018:

Symbiosis Test Secretariat, Symbiosis International Deemed University,
Gram: Lavale, Tal: Mulshi, District: Pune – 412115
Phone: 020-28116226/ 27 Whatsapp No.: 7709328908
Email: Website: or

Symbiosis International University (SIU), Pune for admission to various Post Graduate Programs for the academic year 2018-19, conducts Symbiosis National Aptitude Test (SNAP). The SNAP Test will be on 16th December 2018, from 14:00 Hrs. to 16:00 Hrs.
SNAP 2018 - Symbiosis National Aptitude Test or SNAP is a National-Level Management Entrance Test, conducted by Symbiosis International (Deemed University) for admission to its 15 Institutes.

SNAP 2018 Overview:

Candidates aspiring to join MBA / MSc (CA) / MSc (SS) programmes offered by institutes of Symbiosis International (Deemed University) have to appear for the common, mandatory Symbiosis National Aptitude (SNAP) Online Test 2018. A candidate needs to register for SNAP Test & also register for the institutes offering his/ her choice of programmes by paying separate programmes registration fees. If shortlisted, he/she would then need to attend the GE-PIWAT process conducted by each of these institutes individually.

SNAP Test Score Accepting Colleges (15 MBA Institutes):

·         Symbiosis Institute of Business Management (SIBM - Pune)

·         Symbiosis Institute of Computer Studies & Research (SICSR)

·         Symbiosis Institute of Media & Communication, Pune (SIMC- Pune)

·         Symbiosis Institute of International Business (SIIB)

·         Symbiosis Centre for Management and Human Resources Development (SCMHRD)

·         Symbiosis Institute of Management Studies (SIMS)

·         Symbiosis Institute of Telecom Management (SITM)

·         Symbiosis Centre for Information Technology (SCIT)

·         Symbiosis Institute of Operations Management (SIOM- Nashik)

·         Symbiosis Institute of Health Sciences (SIHS)

·         Symbiosis Institute of Business Management, Bengaluru (SIBM - Bengaluru)

·         Symbiosis School of Media & Communication, Bengaluru (SSMC, Bengaluru)

·         Symbiosis School of Banking & Finance (SSBF) (Formerly Symbiosis School of Banking Mgt.)

·         Symbiosis Institute of Business Management, Hyderabad (SIBM, Hyderabad)

·         Symbiosis School of Sport Science (SSSS)

SNAP Exam Pattern 2018

·         General English [Reading Comprehension, Verbal Reasoning, Verbal Ability] = Normal Questions - 30 Special Questions 05 & Total 35 Questions & 40 Marks

·         Quantitative, Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency - Normal Questions - 30 Special Questions 05 & Total 35 Questions & 40 Marks

·         Analytical & Logical Reasoning - Normal Questions - 30 Special Questions 05 & Total 35 Questions & 40 Marks

·         Current Affairs - Normal Questions - 20 Special Questions 05 & Total 25 Questions & 40 Marks

·         Total- Normal Questions - 110 Special Questions 20 & Total 130 Questions &150 Marks

·         SNAP Test duration is of 120 minutes

·         Date of SNAP Test - 16th December 2018 (Time: 14.00 hrs. - 16.00 hrs)

·         SNAP Test is an objective test. Each question has 4 responses (Only for Normal Questions). Candidate should choose an appropriate response.  Candidate should choose an appropriate response. 0.25 marks will be penalized for wrong answers. Each wrong answer attracts 25% negative marks.

·         Candidate must use Blue or Black ball point pen only

·         Normal Questions carry 1 mark for each question and Special Questions carry 2 marks for each question.

·         Each wrong answer attracts 25% negative marks for Normal Questions and for Special Questions also.

SNAP 2018 Eligibility Criteria:

·         Those who have completed Graduate from any recognized/statutory University or Institute with a minimum of 50% marks (45% for SC/ST), Programs, which require specific discipline/ subject specialisation need to be checked for eligibility as given by the respective Institute.

·         A candidate who has completed qualifying degree from any Foreign University must obtain an equivalence certificate from the Association of Indian Universities (AIU). All foreign degrees/ qualifications need to be verified from AIU by the candidate before seeking admission to any program of SIU.

·         Evaluation Division of the Association of Indian Universities (AIU) issues equivalence certificate for foreign degrees/qualifications.

Note: Candidates are advised to check the eligibility criteria for the programs) which they are desirous to pursue. SIU/STS/ Institute will not be responsible, if the candidate applies for program(s) for which he/she is not eligible.

Selection Process for SNAP 2018

On the basis of their overall percentage of SNAP, a cut-off list (category-wise) will be prepared and uploaded on the official website of respective institutes. According to these cut off lists, students will be shortlisted for the GE-PI WAT

List of Test Centers for SNAP 2018

SNAP 2018 Test will be conducted in 92 cities all over India. A candidate may choose three preferences of test cities of the following for SNAP ONLINE 2018 Test.

Agra, Guntur, Mumbai, Ahmedabad,Guwahati, Mysuru, Ahmednagar, Gwalior,Nagpur, Ajmer, Hisar, Nashik, Aligarh, Hooghly, Navi Mumbai, Allahabad, Howrah, Nellore, Ambala, Hubballi,Noida-G Noida-Gaziabad, Amravati, Hyderabad, Panipat, Amritsar, Indore, Panjim-Mapusa, Anand, Jabalpur, Patiala, Asansol, Jaipur, Patna, Aurangabad, Jalandhar, Portblair, Bareilly, Jammu, Pune, Belagavi, Jamshedpur, Raipur, Bengaluru, Jhansi, Rajkot, Bhilai, Jodhpur, Ranchi, Bhopal, Kakinada,Roorkee, Bhubaneswar, Kanpur, Rourkela, Bilaspur, Karnal, Shelling, Chandigarh - Mohali, Kolhapur, Shimla, Chennai, Kolkata, Siliguri, Coimbatore, Kota, Surat, Cuttack, Kottayam, Thane-Kalyan-Dombivli, Dehradun, Kozhikode, Thiruvananthapuram, Delhi - Gurugram, Kurnool, Thrissur, Dhanbad, Lucknow, Udaipur, Dibrugarh, Ludhiana, Vadodara, Ernakulam-Kochi, Madurai, Varanasi, Faridabad, Mangaluru, Vijayawada, Gandhinagar, Meerut, Visakhapatnam, Gangtok-Bardang, Moradabad.

Candidates who complete their SNAP 2018 payment process by October 21, 2018 will be intimated their allotted test city via E-mail on or before October 29, 2018.This will enable candidates to plan their travel schedules accordingly

Reservation Policy

As per the UGC Regulations/ Guidelines, following will be the reservation policy for admission to any program of Institutes of SIU (except Symbiosis Institutes of Management Studies, which has separate policy)

a) Within Sanctioned Intake

·         Scheduled Caste (SC): 15%

·         Scheduled Tribes (ST): 7.5%

·         Differently Abled: 03%

b) Over & Above Intake

·         Kashmiri Migrants: 02 seats per program

·         International Candidates: 15%

·         Candidates applying from categories other than Open Category are required to submit valid supporting document (s) at the time of GE-PIWAT (if shortlisted)

How to Apply:

Application Process:

Register online on the website (from August 28, 2018 to November 26, 2018)

Note: Any Changes in the online application form (except name, date of birth, category and test city preferences) will be entertained only up to the closing date of Registration i.e. November 26, 2018. No changes shall be permitted after closing date under any circumstances. No change in name, date of birth, category and test city requests will be entertained once candidate completes his/her SNAP Online Test 2018 payment.

Upload your latest scanned colour passport size photo at the time of Online Registration for SNAP Test. (Your photograph should not be more than 3 months old).

Ensure that the information you have filled is accurate.

Modes of Payment for SNAP Test:

·         The candidate may pay through i) Bill desk Payment Gateway ii) Easebuzz Payment Gateway iii) Indian Bank Payment Gateway iv) Demand Draft.

·         Pay the SNAP test fee of Rs.1750 as per the instructions mentioned on the website for Payment of SNAP Test fee. (From August 28, 2018 to November 26, 2018).

Payment through Demand Draft:

Submit a Demand Draft (DD) of Rs. 1750/- from any Nationalized Bank in favour of “Symbiosis Test Secretariat” payable at Pune. Choose the mode of Payment as 'DD Payment' in "Make Payment" Tab. Take a print of the payment advice form, fill in the DD Details, sign and send it along with the DD to the Symbiosis Test Secretariat only at,


Gram: Lavale, Tal: Mulshi, Dist.: Pune-412115

The Symbiosis Test Secretariat will authenticate the details of Demand Draft and will send you an email confirming the payment. Only after the realisation of payment, would you be able to view your Admit Card.

Note: SNAP Test fee and institute programme payment is non-refundable.

SNAP Admit Card 2018

The Test Centre and its address will be printed on the Admit Card. (Admit card will be live on SNAP website from 01st December 2018). While all efforts will be made to ensure that the candidate gets a test city as per his/her preferences, however, in some exceptional circumstances, a different test city in nearby area may be allotted.

SNAP 2018 Important Dates:

Registration Commences on: 28th August 2018

Registration Closes on: 26th November 2018

Payment Closes on: 26th November 2018

Admit Card Live on website: 01st December 2018

SNAP Online Test 2018: 16th December 2018 (Sunday, Time: 14.00 hrs. to 16.00 hrs)

Announcement of Result: 02nd week of January 2019

Short listing of candidates for GE, PI & WAT: Third week of January 2019

GE, PI and WAT: First/Second week of February 2019

SNAP 2018 Final Merit List: Fourth week of February 2019

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Scholarship is an Opportunity That Should not Be Missed

Scholarship is an Opportunity That Should not Be Missed...

Quality education, brilliant guidance and better resources are some of the most important things that students need for their academic excellence. However, not all of these things are available equally to all students. Most of the times, privileged students with a strong financial background get this golden opportunity to stay ahead among others.  

Others either get an education loan or just end up leaving their dreams behind. However, as they say, “Where there's a will, there's a way”, students who don’t want an education loan can opt for scholarship exams. SCHOLARSHIPS are not just a monetary help but also a recognition of student’s talents.

Irrespective of their academic level, students can opt for plenty of scholarships that align with their career goals. While some scholarships are especially given to those who belong to poor families, others offer financial help to students based on merits.

So, if you look for a NATIONAL TALENT SEARCH EXAMINATION FOR CLASS 8, you can easily find scholarship exams like Aakash National Talent Hunt Exam (ANTHE) and apply for it. However, before that, it is important to know why scholarship is an opportunity that shouldn’t be missed.

Here are all the benefits that you get if you win a scholarship:

No Financial Worries

It’s obvious, but still isn’t it exciting if you don’t have to pay any fee to get an excellent education at the premier institute? Whether you wish to prepare for entrance exams like NEET and JEE or wish to pursue a course abroad, you can do it all without worrying about the fee if you win a scholarship. No need to take a loan or make your family feel burdened with the hefty amount to be paid for your education. Just prepare well for the exam and ace it with flying colours.

Guidance from Experienced Faculty

You want to take the medical or engineering competitive exams, but before that, you need excellent guidance from a premier coaching institute. To ensure this, you can opt for scholarship exams such as the one conducted by Aakash Institute. ANTHE is a national talent search examination for class 8, 9 and 10 students and offers scholarship for its classroom as well as distance learning programs. If you ace the exam, you will get the chance to learn from the experienced faculty and prepare excellently for the entrance exams.

Earn Recognition

By winning a scholarship, you don’t just get free education but also earn recognition for your talent which will help you grow further in your career. You will outshine among your classmates; moreover, your parents and teachers will be proud of your achievements. Getting all these at an early age is one of the driving factors that will motivate you to concentrate more on your goals and become a winner.

Get a Boost in Self-Confidence

Self-confidence is one of the key traits of winners. This only comes when you are motivated enough and have complete faith in your abilities. At times, you do not even know that you are capable enough to reach for the bigger milestone in the academic field. Scholarships come as a great option in realising that. Once you secure a good rank, you will know where you stand and then practice well to improve your standing. And in case you win the scholarship, well, there is everything good about it, isn’t it? You not only feel confident but also aware of your future goals.

After reading the above-listed advantages of scholarships, we are sure you will not want to miss this opportunity. However, if you keep on thinking about applying, this opportunity will hardly come your way. So, hurry up and apply for the scholarship to gain amazing benefits.

Kartik Soni
AdmissionNews Team

UGC National Eligibility Test (UGC-NET) December 2018, UGC NET 2018

UGC National Eligibility Test (UGC-NET) December 2018, UGC NET 2018

About Test:

National Testing Agency (NTA)
(MHRD, Department of Higher Education, Government of India)
Regd. Office:
West Block-1, Wing No.- 6, 2nd Floor, R.K. Puram, New Delhi- 110066
Office for Communication:
Block C-20/1A/8, Sector- 62, Gautam Budh Nagar, Noida- 201309 (UP)
Website:, e-mail

The Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Government of India (GOI), has established National Testing Agency (NTA) as an independent, autonomous and self sustained premier organisation under the Societies Registration Act, 1860, registered as a self-reliant and self-sustained premier testing organisation.

Some of the objectives, interalia, include:

(i)                 To conduct efficient, transparent and international standard tests in order to assess the competency of candidates for admission.

(ii)               To undertake research on educational, professional and testing system to identify gaps in the knowledge systems and take steps for bridging them.

(iii)              To identify experts and institutions in setting examination questions.

(iv)             To produce and disseminate information and research on education and professional development standards.

The University Grants Commission (UGC) has entrusted the responsibility of conducting UGC-NET to the NTA. UGC-NET is a test being conducted to determine the eligibility ‘only for Assistant Professor’ and ‘for Junior Research Fellowship and Assistant Professor both’ in Indian universities and colleges.

UGC-NET December, 2018:

(i)                 Mode of Examination: The Examination shall only be conducted as Computer Based Test (CBT). Wherever Online Examination has been used elsewhere in this booklet, NTA’s UGC-NET application form, it means CBT only.

(ii)               Pattern: The Test will consist of two papers. Both the papers will consist of only objective type questions and will be attempted with a break of 30 minutes between them.

Important Instructions:

·         The eligibility only ‘for Assistant Professor’ or for ‘both Junior Research Fellowship and Assistant Professor’ will depend on the performance of the candidate in both the papers of UGC-NET in aggregate. However, the candidates qualifying exclusively for Assistant Professor will not be considered for award of JRF. Candidates appearing in UGC-NET should clearly specify in the prescribed Application Form whether they are applying for ‘only Assistant Professor’ or ‘for both Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) and Assistant Professor’. Candidates who qualify the Test for eligibility for Assistant Professor will be governed by the rules and regulations for recruitment of Assistant Professor of the concerned universities/colleges/state governments, as the case may be.

·         The candidates who qualify for the award of JRF are eligible to pursue research in the subject of their post-graduation or in a related subject and are also eligible for Assistant Professor. The universities, institutions, IITs and other national organizations may select the JRF awardees for whole time research work in accordance with the procedure prescribed by them.

·         Candidates falling under Scheduled Caste(SC)/Scheduled Tribe(ST)/Persons with Disability (PwD)/Transgender/Other Backward Classes (OBC)(Non Creamy Layer), as per the central list of Other Backward Classes available on National Commission for Backward Classes (, will be given special concessions as may be decided by the UGC.

·         Junior Research Fellowship: Candidates qualifying for the award of JRF will be eligible to receive fellowship of UGC under various schemes, subject to their finding placement in universities/IITs/Institutions. The validity period of the offer will be three years w.e.f. the date of issue of JRF Award Letter. However, for those candidates who have joined M. Phil. / Ph.D., the date of commencement of Fellowship shall be from the date of declaration of NET result or date of their joining, whichever is later.


(i)                 Candidates who have secured at least 55% marks (without rounding off) in Master’s Degree or equivalent examination from universities/institutions recognised by UGC (on the website: in Humanities (including languages) and Social Science, Computer Science and Applications, Electronic Science etc. (list of subjects at Post Graduation level attached as Annexure-IV)are eligible for this Test. The Other Backward Classes (OBC) belonging to non-creamy layer/Scheduled Caste (SC)/Scheduled Tribe (ST)/persons with disability (PwD) category candidates who have secured at least 50% marks (without rounding off) in Master’s degree or equivalent examination are eligible for this Test.

(ii)               Candidates who are pursuing their Master’s degree or equivalent course or candidates who have appeared for their qualifying Master’s degree (final year) examination and whose result is still awaited or candidates whose qualifying examinations have been delayed may also apply for this test. However, such candidates will be admitted provisionally and shall be considered eligible for award of JRF/eligibility for Assistant Professor only after they have passed their Master’s Degree OR equivalent examination with at least 55% marks (50% marks in case of OBC falling in Non Creamy layer/SC/ ST/PwD category candidates). Such candidates must complete their Masters degree or equivalent examination within two years from the date of NET result with required percentage of marks, failing which they shall be treated as disqualified.

(iii)              Candidates belonging to the transgender category would be eligible to draw the same relaxation in fee, age and qualifying criteria for NET (i.e. JRF and Assistant Professor) as are available to SC/ST/PwD categories. The subject wise cut-offs for this category should be the lowest among those for SC/ST/PwD/OBC–NCL categories in the corresponding subject.

(iv)             The holders whose Master’s level examination have been completed by 19th September 1991 (irrespective of date of declaration of result) shall be eligible for a relaxation of 5% in aggregate marks (i.e.from 55% to 50%) for appearing in NET.

(v)              Candidates are advised to appear in the subject of their Post Graduation only. The candidates, whose Post Graduation subject is not covered in the list of NET subjects attached as Annexure-III, may appear in a related subject.

(vi)             Candidates are neither required to send any certificates/documents in support of their eligibility nor printout of their Application Form (Confirmation Page) to NTA. However the candidates, in their own interest, must satisfy themselves about their eligibility for the Test. In the event of any ineligibility being detected by the UGC/NTA at any stage, their candidature will be cancelled and they shall be liable for legal action.

(vii)           Candidates having post-graduate diploma/certificate awarded by Indian University/ Institute or foreign degree/diploma/certificate awarded by the foreign University/ institute should in their own interest, ascertain the equivalence of their diploma/degree/ certificate with Master’s degree of recognized Indian universities from Association of Indian Universities (AIU), New Delhi (

Age Limit and Relaxation:

·         JRF: Not more than 30 years as on 01.12.2018. A relaxation upto 5 years is provided to the candidates belonging to OBC (Non-creamy layer, as per the Central list of OBC available on website: SC/ST/PwD/Transgender categories and to women applicants. Relaxation will also be provided to the candidates having research experience, limited to the period spent on research in the relevant/related subject of post-graduation degree, subject to a maximum of 5 years, on production of a certificate from appropriate authority. Three years relaxation in age will be permissible to the candidates possessing L.L.M. Degree. A relaxation of upto 5 years is provided to the candidates who have served in the armed forces subject to the length of service in the armed forces upto the first day of the month in which the concerned UGC-NET is to be held. Total age relaxation on the above ground(s) shall not exceed five years under any circumstances.

·         Assistant Professor: There is no upper age limit for applying for Assistant Professor.

Exemption (Eligibility for Assistant Professor):

(i)                 NET/SET/SLET shall remain the minimum eligibility condition for recruitment and appointment of Assistant Professors in Universities/Colleges/ Institutions. In this regard, exemption from NET/SET/SLET will be governed by UGC regulations and amendments notified in the Gazette of India from time to time.

(ii)               The candidates who have passed the UGC/CSIR JRF examination prior to 1989 are also exempted from appearing in NET.

(iii)              For SET Candidates: The candidates who have cleared the States Eligibility Test (SET) accredited by UGC for Assistant Professor held prior to 1st June 2002, are exempted from appearing in NET, and are eligible to apply for Assistant Professor anywhere in India. For SET held from 1st June 2002 onwards, the qualified candidates are eligible to apply for the post of Assistant Professor only in the universities/colleges situated in the State from where they have cleared their SET.

How to Apply:

·         Candidates can apply for UGC-NET December, 2018 “Online” ONLY.

·         The Application Form other than online mode will not be accepted, in any case. Only one application is to be submitted by a candidate.

·         Submission of Online Application Form may be done by accessing NTA website only.

·         Candidates must follow the instructions strictly as given in the Information Bulletin and on NTA’s website. Candidates not complying with the instructions shall be summarily disqualified.

·         Candidates must ensure that e-mail address and Mobile Number provided in the Online Application Form are their own as all information/ communication will be sent by NTA through e-mail on e-mail address or SMS on given Mobile Number only.

·         Instructions for filling Online Application Form:

Download Information Bulletin and Replica of Application Form. Read these carefully to ensure your eligibility.

Follow the 4 steps given below to Apply Online:

Step-1: Fill in the Online Application Form and note down the system generated Application No.

Step-2: Upload scanned images of Candidate’s Photograph (between 10 kb - 200 kb) and Candidate’s Signature (between 4 kb - 30 kb) in JPG/JPEG format.

Step-3: Make payment of fee using SBI_MOPS and keep proof of fee paid.

Step-4: Print at least four printouts of Confirmation Page after successful remittance of fee.

All the 4 Steps can be done together or at separate times.


1.      The final submission of Online Application Form will remain incomplete if step-2 and step-3 are not completed. Such forms will stand rejected and no correspondence on this account will be entertained.

2.      No request for refund of fee once remitted by the candidate will be entertained by NTA under any circumstances.

3.      The entire application process of UGC-NET December, 2018 is online, including uploading of scanned images, Payment of Fees, and Printing of Confirmation Page. Therefore, candidates are not required to send/submit any document(s) including Confirmation Page to NTA through Post/ Fax/ By Hand.

4.      Candidates are advised to keep visiting the NTA’s website regularly for latest updates and to check their e-mails.

Important Dates:



On-line submission of Application Form (Upto 11.50 pm)

01.09.2018 to 30.09.2018

Date for successful final transaction of fee (Upto 11.50 pm)

01.09.2018 to 01.10.2018

Through Credit/Debit Card/Net-Banking upto 11.50 pm through e-challan (upto bank hours)




Fee Payable by candidates


Rs. 800/-

Other Backward Classes (OBC)-(NCL)*

Rs. 400/-

SC/ST/PwD/ Transgender

Rs. 200/-

GST/Processing charges & GST are to be paid by the candidate, as applicable.

Correction in particulars of Application Form on website only

08.10.2018 to 14.10.2018

Printing of Admit Cards from NTA’s website

From 19.11.2018

Dates of Examination (Exact date and shift of examination shall be made available by on NTA’s website)

Between 09.12.2018 (Sunday) to 23.12.2018 (Sunday)


Timing of Examination

First Shift: 9.30 am to 01.00 pm

Second Shift: 2.00 pm to 05.30 pm

Centre, Date, Shift and UGC-NET subject of Examination

As indicated on Admit Card

Display of recorded responses and Answer Keys for inviting challenges on NTA’s website

Date shall be displayed on the NTA’s website

Declaration of Result on NTA’s website

10thJanuary, 2019


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SVSU Meerut, Entrance Test for Admission in Ph.D and M.Phil Courses 2018

Exam Details:

Swami Vivekanand Subharti University, SVSU, Meerut
Subhartipuram, NH-58, Delhi-Haridwar Bypass Road
Meerut, Uttar Pradesh
Phone-No: 09639010302, 3055000
Fax: 0121 2439067
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Swami Vivekanand Subharti University (SVSU), Meerut has released an admissions notification, inviting interested and eligible candidates to apply for its Master of Philosophy (M.Phil) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) Programs offered in various specializations for the academic year 2018.

·         Ph.D. programmes in [Medical Anatomy, Community Medicine, Community Health Nursing, Pathology, Pharmacology, Physiology, Medical Orthopaedics, Molecular Medicine, Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, Dental Science (Paedodontics), Dental Science (Periodontology), Dental Science (Conservative Dentistry), Dental Science (Prosthodontics), Dental Science (Orthodontics), Dental Science (Oral Surgery), Dental Science (Oral Pathology), Dental Science (Oral Medicine), Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Biotechnology, Zoology, Botany, Environmental Engg., Environmental Science, Electrical and Electronics Engg., Mechanical Engg., Pharmaceutical Sciences, Hotel Management, Management, Commerce, Education, Physical Education, Law, Fine Arts, Performing Arts, Fashion Designing, Library & Information Science, Home Science & Journalism and Mass Communication].

·         M.Phil./ M.Phil. and Ph.D. (Integrated programmes) in [Education, Physical Education, Law, Journalism and Mass Communication, Zoology, Mathematics and Library & Info. Science]


·         For Ph.D Programmes:

At least 55% marks in post-graduation (where ever marks allocated). For Medical subjects MD/MS/PG Diploma or MSc. Medical in relevant subject.

NOTE: Relaxation of 5% marks in eligibility criteria for SC/ST/OBC(non-creamy layer)/Differently - abled categories candidates will be given.

·         For M.Phil./ M.Phil. and Ph.D. Programmes:

At least 55% marks in post-graduation (in relevant subject).

NOTE: Relaxation of 5% marks in eligibility criteria for SC/ST/OBC (non-creamy layer)/Differently - abled categories candidates will be given. It is also applicable for those who had obtained their Master's degree prior to 19.09.1991.

How to Apply:

·         Prescribed application form is available at the Registrar's office or may be downloaded from the University website, Duly filled application form should reach Registrar office along with non­refundable DD worth Rs. 1500/- (including test fee) in favour of ‘Swami Vivekanand Subharti University' payable at Meerut, latest by 20th September 2018. Amount may also be paid through online fee submission form at

·         Applications of non eligible candidates & incomplete application forms will not be considered. Admit cards will be issued only to eligible candidates & sent through email only.

·         Qualified candidates of Entrance Test will be called for an Interview, Merit list will be declared after Interview. The date and time of Interview will be notified separately.

·         The applicants, who have qualified UGC-JRF/CSIR/NET/SLET/GATE or M.Phil, are required to indicate accordingly in the application form for exemption from the written part of the Ph.D. Entrance Test only.

·         Contact Person: Additional Registrar (Academics), Swami Vivekanand Subharti University, Subhartipuram, N.H.-58, Delhi Haridwar Bypass Road, Meerut. Pin- 250005. Ph.: 9639010302, 0121-3055000 Fax: 2439067

·         Test Pattern: The Entrance Test shall be of hundred (100) multiple choice questions. 50 questions shall be on Research Methodology, intended to assess research aptitude of the candidate. Rest 50 questions will be from the subject for which candidate is applying.

Date & Timings: Entrance Test for Ph.D. and M.Phil, programmes will be conducted on Sunday the 30th September 2018. at Subharti University campus, Meerut only during 09:00 am to 11:00 am

Closing Date:

Last Date: 20th September, 2018

Date of Entrance Test: 30th September, 2018 (Sunday) at 9.00am to 11.00pm



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