Ph.D Entrance Test (PET)

The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda

Vadodara, Gujarat, India

Procedure for admission to Ph.D. programme
Candidates who desire to get admission to Ph.D. courses in The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda have to qualify Ph.D Entrance Test. The written test shall be followed by personal interview in the form of interaction with the Department Research Committee(DRC) constituted by the concerned Department/ Faculty/ Institute, as the case may be; provided that the candidate is qualified in the written test. At the time of personal interview, the candidates are expected to discuss their research area.

General Rules

  1. Examination fee once paid will not be refunded.
  2. Qualifying the PET examination does not entitle a candidate to get admission at Ph.D. in the Department/ Faculty/ Institute concerned where he/ she intends to seek admission.
  3. Candidates are requested to check their eligibility, before applying the PET.
  4. Before applying for the PET, candidates are also requested to verify, the vacancy and the experts for guidance/ supervision in the area of specialization in which he/ she wants to do the work in concerned department/ Faculty/ Institute.
  5. Blind candidates can avail the help of writer. Please contact the Coordinator, PET. Writer will be of Graduate level. The charges of writer is to be borne by the candidate.
  6. The application is available only “Online”. Visit our website:
  7. The details of accepted applicants for Ph.D Entrance Test (PET) will be placed on our website. Any query including missing name, one can contact PET office, Vadodara through E-Mail : within 2 days of declaration of the list.
  8. The hall ticket has to be downloaded from our website 3 days before examination.
  9. Candidates are requested to answer the questions only on the OMR answer sheet provided for this purpose.
  10. Use of programmable scientific calculator is not allowed.
  11. Electronic equipment/ mobile phones etc are not allowed in the premises of the examination hall. If found, it is liable to expulsion from the examination center.
  12. Unfair means in relation to the PET will be referred to Unfair Means Committee constituted for this purpose.
  13. No candidate is permitted to leave the examination centre before the expiry of the time allocated for the examination.
  14. There is no negative marking in the examination.
  15. The result will be declared on our  website. The qualifying certificate will be issued after the verification of the documents such as Date of Birth, Master Degree certificate and percentage of Marks or equivalent Grade, Subject, etc.
  16. At any time, if it is found that any false information has been provided by the candidate, his / her application will be treated as rejected. 
  17. There is no provision of re - evaluation.
  18. In case of dispute or controversy of any kind arising before, during or after the PET examination the decision of the Hon ' ble Vice-Chancellor, The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda will be final.
  19. Notwithstanding any information not mentioned in the PET, it shall be controlled by respective rules of Ph.D ordinances/ Handbook of University/ decisions of Senate / Syndicates shall prevail.