GU-RET 2017

MPhil and PhD Admissions 2017 :  GU-RET 2017

for admission into MPhil and PhD Programme (Autumn Session) of the Academic Year 2017-18

28 April, 2017


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gu-ret@gauhati.ac.in


GU-RET

GU-RET
 (GU Research Eligibility Test) is the first screening test after the Central Application Process (CAP) for admission into the MPhil and PhD Programmes of GU, unless an applicant qualifies for an exemption.

Structure of GU-RET
  1. The GU-RET is an examination comprising of two parts (a) a common paper to test the applicant’s knowledge about reasoning & aptitude, mental ability, and basic computer knowledge, (b) a subject paper, which specifically tests the applicant’s depth of knowledge in the subject concerned.
  1. The GU-RET structure for the year 2017 is given below:
Section
Total Marks
Break-up of Marks
Sectional Cut-Off
A
20
(a) Reasoning & Aptitude (MCQ)
30% (6 marks)
(b) Mental Ability (MCQ)
(c) Computer Awareness (MCQ)
B
Option (1)
30
Subject Specific (MCQ)
30% (9 marks)
Option (2)
50
Subject Specific (MCQ)
30% (15 marks)
C
Option (1)
50
Subject Specific (Descriptive)
30% (15 Marks)
Option (2)
30
Subject Specific (Descriptive)
30% (9 marks)
Total 100

50% (50 marks)

The GU-RET 2017 will comprise of three sections - Section A (General) and Section B & C (subject Specific). The Sections B & C may be of two types - Option (1) : MCQ of 30 marks and Descriptive Questions of 50 marks OR Option (2) MCQ of 50 marks and Descriptive Questions of 30 marks. A department has the freedom for going for Option (1) or (2). To know which kind of question paper is set for a particular discipline, please look at the disciplines.

The course material for Sections B & C for a particular discipline will be as per the Master's syllabus of GU for that particular subject.

Exemption from GU-RET
  1. Exemption from appearing in the GU-RET does not mean automatic admission into the M.Phil./Ph.D. Programme. It is just a benefit awarded to certain deserving applicants. An exempted applicant will have to go through the process of Counselling before she/he can be admitted into the M.Phil./Ph.D. Programme. Hence, all deserving candidates should apply through the Central Application Process (CAP). Recipient of CSIR/UGC-JRF, ICMR-JRF, ICAR-JRF, DBT-JRF are exempted from appearing in the GU-RET. Eligible International Students are also exempted from appearing in the GU-RET.
  1. Exemption from appearing in GU-RET can be availed only once. If an applicant has been exempted once and did not appear in the Counselling session, s/he will not be given any exemption in the future. However, the applicant can appeal for exemption in writing, citing sufficient reasons why he/she should be exempted.
  2. The final admission of exempted applicants into the M.Phil./Ph.D. programme will be limited to a maximum of 50% (fifty percent) of total admitted applicants in any discipline in any academic year. Therefore, a candidate who is exempted from GU-RET may appear in GU-RET for admission through GU-RET, if the candidate is unable to get a seat out of the 50% seats.