University of Allahabad AU Phd Admission CRET 2023 Apply Online Various Subjects

Post Name:-  University of Allahabad AU Phd Admission CRET 2023 Apply Online Various Subjects

Post Date:–    03 November 2023

Short Description:–  The University of Allahabad shall conduct COMBINED RESEARCH ENTRANCE TEST-2023 (CRET-2023) at Prayagraj for admission to the degree of Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) (here in after referred to as Ph.D. Programme) of the University of Allahabad for the session 2023-24 in the subjects specified in SECTION 2 of this Brochure.

Important Details
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Application Date 26 October 2023
Closing Date 15 November 2023
Pay Exam Fee Last Date 16/11/2023
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Fee AU Phd Admission CRET 2023:

The application fee details for the recruitment process are as follows: General, OBC, and EWS candidates are required to pay a fee of ₹1800, while SC and ST candidates have a reduced fee of ₹900. The payment of the examination fee should be made through Debit card, Credit Card, or Net Banking only. It’s important for applicants to ensure they make the payment using the accepted online modes while completing their application to participate in the recruitment process.

Fee Details
General/OBC/EWS 1800/-
SC/ST 900/-
Pay the Exam fee through Debit card/Credit Card/Net Banking only

Allahabad University AU PHd 2023 : CRET Admissions Details:

For those aspiring to appear in the Combined Research Entrance Test (CRET) 2023 at the University of Allahabad, the eligibility criteria include holding a Master’s Degree in the relevant subject with a minimum of 55% marks. However, for candidates belonging to OBC, SC, ST, or EWS categories, a minimum of 50% marks is required. To gain a more comprehensive understanding of subject-specific details and additional eligibility requirements, candidates are advised to refer to the official notification. This information is essential for those looking to pursue research opportunities at the University of Allahabad through the CRET examination.

University of Allahabad CRET Eligibility
Course Name University of Allahabad CRET Eligibility
Combined Research Entrance Test CRET 2023 Master Degree in Related Subject with Minimum 55% Marks. For OBC / SC / ST / EWS Candidates Required : 50% Marks. For Subject Wise Details and More Eligibility Details Must Read the Notification


Level-1 of CRET-2023 Test will consist of two papers:

Paper I – will have 50 objective type questions (MCQs) of 2 marks each. As per UGC
Regulation 2022, 50% of the questions would be from Research Methodology and
50% will be subject specific i.e., 25 questions from Research Methodology and 25
subject specific questions. There will be no negative marking in this part.

Paper II  – will have subjective type questions with short, medium, and long type answers. The duration of Paper I and II will be 30 minutes and 120 minutes, respectively. The total marks of Paper I and II will be 100 and 200, respectively. Total marks of both papers will be 300. Both papers will be held in a single meeting. The breakup of Paper I and
Paper II is also given in the Table-1

Paper Sections Number of Questions Marks for Each Question Total Marks Duration
I 50 (MCQs) 02 100 30 minutes
II 10 (Short answer type) 12 120 120 minutes
II 2 (Medium answer type) 20 40 120 minutes
II 1 (Long answer type) 40 40 120 minutes

In Paper-II, all questions shall be from the subject opted/selected by the candidates. The paper II will have 3 sections wherein section 1 will contain 10 short answer type questions of 12 marks each, section 2 will contain 2 medium answer type questions of 20 marks each and section 3 will contain 1 long answer type question of 40 marks in which an internal choice/option will also be provided.

Note: The minimum qualifying marks in CRET Level–1 written examination shall be 50% for unreserved (UR) applicants and 45% for EWS, OBC, SC, ST and Differently Abled (PwD) applicants.

Minimum qualifying marks:

There shall be category-wise minimum qualifying marks for Level 1 Test, as given in Table 2. A list of eligible candidates for the Level-2 Tests shall bed rawn up for only those candidates who manage to secure minimum qualifying marks as mentioned in the Table 2.


Paper Sections Number of Questions Marks for each question Total Marks Duration
I 50 (MCQs) 02 100 30 minutes
10 (Short answer type)
2 (Medium answer type)
1 (Long answer type)
200 120 minutes

Note: Securing qualifying marks does not confirm to qualify of Level-2.


In accordance with the UGC Regulation 2022 and Ph.D. Ordinance of the University of Allahabad (vide letter no. 05/R/539/2019 dated 20th June 2019), 70% of weightage will be given to the written examination and 30% to the Interview. The final merit shall be prepared by adding marks obtained by a candidate in CRET (Level 1 & 2 combined) and Academic Record of the applicant on the basis of blow table.

Merit List
Degree Marks Academic Performance Score Maximum
High School Less than 50% 0
50% or more, but less than 60% 1
60% or more 2
Intermediate Less than 50% 1
50% or more, but less than 60% 2
60% or more 3
Undergraduate Less than 50% 2
50% or more, but less than 60% 3
60% or more 5
Postgraduate 50% or more, but less than 55% 5
55% or more, but less than 60% 7
60% or more 10
National Level Test NET or equivalent 3 5
CRET Test Marks Total Marks obtained in Entrance Test to be converted in Thirtyfive (Level – 1) 35
Interview Level -2 15
Total Marks 75

The marks of NET/JRF/equivalent in CRET Level-2 will be considered, provided the date of
declaration of result/award of NET/JRF is on or before the last date of CRET-2023
application form.

Procedure for Admission:

  • The admission shall be through CRET, the Entrance test Syllabus shall Consist of 50%
    of research methodology and 50% shall be subject specific for Paper-I of the CRET2023.
  • The minimum qualifying marks for unreserved category candidates are 50% in the
    CRET (Level-1). However, relaxation of 5% marks will be given in the entrance test
    (CRET Level-1) for the candidates belonging to EWS / OBC / SC / ST differently abled
  • The selection of candidates for CRET-2023 will be based on the weightage of 70%
    marks from the entrance test CRET (Level-I) and 30% marks for performance in the
    interview / viva-voce CRET (Level-II).


  • An applicant who fulfils the minimum Eligibility Criteria (vide para 1.02), and seeks to appear in CRET-2023 in a Subject that is available and is also admissible to him/her (vide paras 2.01 and 2.03), must complete, and submit the form online, as per modality and schedule set out in the following paras, the prescribed ON-LINE APPLICATION /REGISTRATION FORM for appearing for the Level 1 (Paper 1 and Paper 2) and Level 2 Test (as the case may be) at CRET-2023 in the concerned / admissible Subject (vide para
  • and must remit, within due time, the prescribed Test Fees to the University of
  • The Online Application/Registration Form for CRET-2023 shall be accessible only during the
    dates specified in the Schedule at OR CRET Admission2023 link of The applicant must fill and submit the form ONLINE, in accordance with the instructions
    given in the said website and also summarized in this Section.
  • Before proceeding to fill and submit the On-line Application/Registration Form for CRET2023, the applicant is strongly advised to carry out the following tasks for his/her own
  • The applicants must read this Bulletin (Information and Guidelines) carefully.
  • The applicants must go through the CRET-2023 Syllabus of the Subject in which he / she
    desires, and is eligible, to appear.
  • The applicant must read the Instructions thoroughly for the filling and submission of the
    Online Form.
  • The applicant must review and ensure the correctness of the details of his/her academic record
    at the High School and Intermediate (or equivalent) and the Graduation and Post graduation
    level, for purposes of making required entries in the On-line Form.
  • The applicant must get his/her latest good quality Passport-size Colour Photograph and the
    signature scanned, so that the scanned Photograph hand Signature can be submitted with the
    On-line Form. The original of the scanned Photograph should be carefully preserved for
    submission to the CRET-2023 Committee.
  • Though it is not mandatory, it is advised that if the candidate does not already have an e-mail
    address (or e-mail ID), he/she should create for himself/herself a valid email address, in order
    that the CRET-2023 Committee may send him/her significant instructions or information (as
    per need) by e-mail.
  • As pointed out in para 2.03, the candidate is entitled to appear in only one Subject at CRET2023. The candidate is also prohibited from “submitting more than one” On-line Application /
    Registration Form for CRET-2023.
  • In case the candidate submits more than one On-line Form, all the Forms submitted by
    him/her shall stand cancelled.
    It should be noted that the Test Fees shall not be refunded or carried over in case the application of the
    candidate is rejected, or his/her candidature is cancelled at any stage, or he/she does not appear wholly
    or partially for CRET-2023.

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