The University of Allahabad shall conduct the COMBINED RESEARCH ENTRANCE TEST-2010 (CRET- 2010)
at Allahabad for admission to the Doctor of Philosophy (D. Phil.)
Programme of the University for the session 2010-11.
The candidates applying for D.Phil programme
shall have to qualify in the COMBINED RESEARCH ENTRANCE TEST (CRET-2010)
to be conducted by the University at ALLAHABAD
1. LEVEL 1 TEST: This test is of objective type questions and it is divided into two
sections - Section A and Section B.
- Section A: General Awareness, Academic and
Research Aptitude: This Section of the paper will comprise of 50 multiple choice
questions all of which are to be attempted. Each question will
carry 3 marks. Duration of this Section will be 01 :30 hours.
Section B: Subject Proficiency in the CRET
2010 subject applied for: This Section will comprise of 50 multiple choices type
objective questions of the subject opted by the candidate. All questions are to
be attempted. Each question carries 3 marks. Duration of this Section will be
Test for Level 1 -- Section A and Level 1 - Section B will be in continuation.
Candidates will not be allowed to leave the examination room in between the two
Sections. Immediately after completion of Section A duration, i.e. 1:30 hours,
the question/answer booklet for Section A will be collected and simultaneously
question booklet and answer sheet for Section B will be distributed. Total
duration of Level 1 Test (Level 1 A and Level 1 B) is 3 hours.
2. LEVEL 2 (WRITTEN SUBJECT TEST):
This test is of subjective type based on the
subject of CRET-2010 opted by the candidate in its online registration and
3. The Level 3 Test shall entail an
Interview and may include Presentations, Group Discussions or other
modes of appraisal and shall be administered by the Doctoral Programme
Committee of the Department/Institute/Centre concerned.
- The duration of Level 2 (Written Subject
Test) of CRET-2010 shall be three hours and the total marks shall be 200. This
Test will comprise of 3 sections consisting of Short Answer (10 questions of 10 marks each to be
answered in 50 words), Medium Answer (3 questions of 20 marks each to be answered in 200 words)
and Long Answer question (1 question of 40 marks to be answered in 400 words). In all 14
questions are to be answered in Level 2 Test. There may or may not be internal
choices within each question.\
There shall be negative marking in
objective-type questions. For every correct answer 3 marks will be awarded and
for each wrong answer 1 mark will be deducted.
- A minimum score at the Post-graduate
Examination of 55% marks (or the equivalent Letter Grade/Grade Point under the
seven point Letter Grade Scale), laid down by the UGC in the case of General/OBC
candidates; or 50% marks (or the equivalent Letter Grade/ Grade Point) in the
case of SC /ST/PH/VH candidates.
- A minimum average score in the entire
academic career of 54% marks (or the equivalent Letter Grade/Grade Point) in the
case of General/OBC candidates; or 49% marks (or the equivalent Letter
Grade/Grade Point) in the case of SC/ST/PH/VH candidates.
- Not more than one III division (or
equivalent Letter Grade/Grade Point) in the academic career before graduation.
- No III division (or equivalent Letter
Grade/Grade Point) at the graduate and post-graduate examinations.
For Syllabus http://www.cretau2010.com/index.php?act=subject
01 Agriculture Botany
02 Agriculture Chemistry
03 Agriculture Zoology
04 Ancient History
13 Computer Science
14 Defence & Strategic Studies
17 Electronics Engg. - M.Tech in Electronics Enqq. Or Allied Subject
19 Environment Studies*
20 Geology/Applied Geology/Geo-physics (Earth & Planetary Sciences)
21 Food Technology
24 History (Medieval & Modern)
27 Business Administration (MBA) *
28 Computer Applications (MCA)
30 Nutritional Science
35 Political Science*