Eligibility for PET
Only those candidates are eligible to appear in the PET who have completed / are studying in the final year or semester of a UGC specified Master’s degree.
Candidates who have secured at least 55% marks (without rounding off) in Master’s Degree OR equivalent examination from universities/institutions recognised by UGC are eligible for PET. The Socially and Educationally Backward Class (SEBC) belonging to Non-Creamy Layer / Scheduled Caste (SC) / Scheduled Tribe (ST) / PwD (PH - Physically Handicapped / VH - Visually Handicapped) category candidates who have secured at least 50% marks (without rounding off) in Master’s degree or equivalent examination are eligible for PET.
Candidates who have appeared OR will be appearing in the final year / semster at the qualifying Master’s degree examination and whose result is still awaited OR candidates whose qualifying examinations have been delayed may also apply for PET. However, such candidates will be admitted provisionally and shall be considered eligible for PET only after they have passed their Master’s degree examination or equivalent with at least 55% marks (50% marks in case of Socially and Educationally Backward Class (SEBC) belonging to non-creamy layer / SC/ST/PwD(PH/VH) category candidates). Such candidates must complete their Master’s degree examination within two years from the date of declaration of result of PET with required percentage of marks, failing which they will be treated as disqualified.
The candidates who have qualified in national/ state level competitive examination such as UGC-CSIR / NET / SET / GATE*** / GPAT / DBT / ICMR / JRF holders are exempted from appearing in PET. Such candidates are requested to contact respective department directly, for the enrollment and registration for Ph.D.
The validity of PET Certificate shall be forever.