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BHU RET: Banaras Hindu University Research Entrance Test (RET) is a paper-pen based research entrance test directed for PhD Admission in BHU. 
 
BHU RET consists of three stage namely
 
• Test A: Test to assess Logical and Analytical Capability
• Test B:Test to assess Subject Knowledge
• Test C: Research proposal and Personal Interview
 
Ph.D aspirants need to clear each stage of this exam in order to be considered for BHU Ph.D. Admission. 
 
Eligibility for BHU RET:- 
 
Faculty of Agriculture:-
 
(a) Qualifying Examination: Essential:- A candidate having (i) Master's degree in Agriculture/Science (M.Sc (Ag.)/ M.Sc.) in the concerned discipline with B.Sc. (Ag.) 4 years degree.
OR
(ii) Master's degree in Agriculture/ Science (M.Sc (Ag.)/ M.Sc.) in any one of the allied subjects/disciplines with B.Sc. (Ag.) 4 years degree pertaining to the department.
(iii) M.Tech. in Agricultural Engineering/M.E. (Agricultural Engineering) or equivalent degree with spe cialization in Soil and Water Conservation Engineering/Irrigation and Drainage Engineering/Soil and Water Engineering/ Water Resources Engineering or M.Sc. (Ag.) in Soil and Water Conservation for admission in Ph.D. in Agricultural Engineering (Soil and Water Conservation Engineering), (iv) M.Sc.(Ag.)/M.Sc. in Agricultural Statistics/M.Sc. in Statistics for Admission in Ph. D. in Agricultural Statistics. The candidates having 10+2+3+2 system of education will also be eligible for admission in Ph.D. through RET and RET (Exempted) in the following Disciplines:
 
(1) Food Science & Technology; (2) Agricultural Statistics
(b) Qualifying Marks:- At least 55% in aggregate or equivalent grade point average in the qualifying examination.
 
Faculties of Arts, Visual Arts, Social Sciences, Science, Environment & Sustainable Development:-
 
(a) Qualifying Examination:- Master's degree in the concerned subject OR (ii) Masters degree in any one of the allied subjects.
 
However,
 
(i) for admission to Ph.D. in Women's Studies, Peace Research, Public Administration and Nepal Studies candidates holding Post Graduate degree in any discipline of Social Science/ Science/ Humanities/ Management would be eligible. Further candidates having postgraduate degree in Nepali Language and Culture are also eligible for Ph.D. in Nepal Studies.
(ii) for admission to Ph.D. in Subaltern Studies candidates holding M.Phil. degree in Subaltern Studies would be eligible. For admission to Ph.D. in Musicology candidates holding M.Phil. degree in Musicology would also be eligible. Candidates who have done M.Phil. in Subaltern Studies/Musicology from the Banaras Hindu University shall be considered for direct admission to Ph.D. in Subaltern Studies/Musicology without appearing in the RET. However, such candidates who have obtained the M.Phil. from other Universities are required to appear in the RET for Subaltern Studies/Musicology.
(iii) for admission to Ph.D. in Geophysics, candidates holding BE/B.Tech. degree in Mining Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Environmental Science and Technology would also be eligible.
(iv) for admission to Ph.D. in Molecular and Human Genetics, candidates holding BE/B.Tech. degree in Biotechnology, Bioscience & Bioengineering, Biomedical engineering, Biochemical Engineering, Materials Science and Pharmaceutical Engineering would also be eligible.
(v) for admission to Ph.D. in Mathematical Sciences under its main-discipline quota, the candidates holding PG degrees in their allied subjects are allowed to appear in the RET of Mathematical Sciences.
vi) for admission to Ph.D. in Human and Clinical Genetics (in Centre for Genetic Disorders), under their main-discipline quota, the candidates holding PG degrees (M.Sc./MD/MS/MDS/M.Tech./DM) in theirallied subjects are allowed to appear in the RET of Human and Clinical Genetics.
(vii) for admission to Ph.D. in Environmental Science & Technology candidates holding B.Tech. in any branch/discipline.
(viii) for admission to Ph.D. in Bhojpuri evam Janpadiya Adhyan, candidates holding PG Degree in Humanities, Social Sciences, Agriculture, Engineering and Technology, Management, Medical Sciences, Performing Arts and Visual Arts in any branch/discipline would also be eligible.
 
b) Qualifying Marks:- At least 55% in the aggregate or equivalent grade point average in the qualifying examination.
 
Faculty of Performing Arts:-
 
(a) Qualifying Examination:
(i) M.Mus.
OR
(ii) M. Musicology
OR
(iii) M.A. in Music
OR
(iv) Master's Degree in any subject and having passed any one of the following examinations: B.Mus.Sangeet Visharad Examination of Bhatkhande Vidyapeeth, Lucknow. (b) Sangeet Prabhakar Examination of Prayag Sangeet Samiti, Allahabad. (c) Sangeet Visharad Examination of A. B. Gandharva Mahavidyalaya, Mumbai. (d) Sangeet Vid Examination of Indra Kala Sangeet Vishwavidyalaya, Khairagarh, M.P. (e) Sangeet Ratna Examination of M. P. Government. (f) Sangeet Visharad Examination of Shankar Gandharva Vidyalaya, Gwalior. (g) B.Mus. (Prabhakar) Examination of Rajasthan Sangeet Sansthan, Jaipur.
OR
Bachelor's Degree in any discipline and having passed any one of the following examinations: Sangeet Nipun Examination of Bhatkhande Vidyapeeth, Lucknow. (b) Sangeet Praveen Examination of Prayag Sangeet Samiti, Allahabad. (c) Sangeet Alankar Examination of Gandharva Mahavidyalaya, Mumbai. (d) Sangeet Kovid Examination of Indra Kala Sangeet Vishwavidyalaya, Khairagarh, M. P.
OR
Master's degree in any one of the allied subjects.
(b) Qualifying Marks: At least 55% in the aggregate or equivalent grade point average in the qualifying examination.
 
Sanskrit Vidya Dharm Vigyan Sankay
 
(a) Qualifying Examination:- Acharya degree in the concerned subject
OR
(ii) Acharya or equivalent degree in any one of the allied subjects.
(b) Qualifying Marks:- At least 55% in the aggregate or equivalent grade point average in the qualifying examination.
 
Faculty of Commerce:-
 
(a) Qualifying Examination:-
 
Master's degree in Commerce (M.Com.)/Master of Finance and Control (M.F.C.)/ Master of Financial Management (MFM) / Master of Risk and Insurance Management (MRIM)/ Master of Financial Management (Risk & Insurance) (MFMRI)/Master of Foreign Trade (MFT)/Master of Business Management (M.B.M.), Master of Business Administration OR in allied areas namely, M.A. in Economics/ Psychology, Chartered Accountancy (C.A.) of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, Costs & Works Accountancy of the Institute of Costs & Works Account ants of India (I.C.W.A.I.), the Company Secretaryship of the Institute of Company Secretaries of India (I.C.S.I.).
(b) Qualifying Marks:- At least 55% in aggregate or equivalent grade point average in the qualifying examination.
 
Faculty of Management Studies:-
 
(a) Qualifying Examination:- Master's degree in Business Management (M.B.M.), Management Studies/ Management Sciences (M.M.S.), Business Administration (M.B.A.), International Business Administration (M.I.B.A.), International Business (M.I.B.), M.B.A. (Agri-Business)
OR
Two years postgraduate diploma in Management from any one of the Indian Institutes of Management (I.I.Ms)/or First Class in two year full time PGDM declared equivalent to Master's Degreee in Management by AIU/accredited by AICTE/UGC or Xavier Labour Relations Institute (X.L.R.I.), Jamshedpur or Management Development Institute (M.D.I.), Gurgoan or Institute of Management and Technology (I.M.T.), Ghaziabad or Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (I.I.F.T.), New Delhi or International Management Institute (I.M.I.), New Delhi or School of Management Sciences, Varanasi and Lucknow or First class graduate and professionally qualified Chartered Accountant/Cost and Works Accountant/Company Secretary of the concerned statutory bodies.
(b) Qualifying Marks:- At least 60% in the aggregate or equivalent grade point average in the qualifying examination or First Class as per the norms of the concerned University.
 
Faculty of Law:-
 
(a) Qualifying Examination: Master's Degree in the concerned discipline.
(b) Qualifying Marks:- At least 55% in the aggregate or equivalent grade point average in the qualifying examination.
 
Faculty of Education:-
 
(a) Qualifying Examination:-
 
M.Ed./M.A. (Education)/ Master's degree in Special Education [M.Ed. (Spl.)] /
OR
(ii) Masters degree in any one of the allied subjects (Indian Philosophy and Religion, Philosophy, Economics, History, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology)
(b) Qualifying Marks: At least 55% in aggregate or equivalent grade point average in the qualifying examination.
 
Faculty of Medicine:-
 
(a) Qualifying Examination:-
(i) Doctor of Medicine (M.D.)/ Master of Surgery (M.S.)/ Doctoratus of Medicinus (D.M.)/ Magister Chirurgiae (M.Ch.)/ Diplomate of National Board (D.N.B) in the concerned subject recognized by the Medical Council of India.
OR
(ii) M.Sc. in the concerned subject
OR
(iii) Master's degree in any one of the allied subjects.
 
(b) Qualifying Marks:- At least 55% in aggregate or equivalent grade point average in the qualifying examination (wherever the marks/grades are awarded)
 
 
Faculty of Ayurveda:-
 
(a) Qualifying Examination:-
 
(i) M.D.(Ay.)/ M.S.(Ay.) recognized by Central Council of Indian Medicine (CCIM).
OR
(ii) Master's degree in any one of the allied subjects.
(b) Qualifying Marks:- At least 55% in aggregate or equivalent grade point average in the qualifying examination.
 
Faculty of Dental Sciences:-
 
(a) Qualifying Examination:-
 
Master's Degree in Dental Surgery or
Master's degree in any one of the allied subjects.
 
(b) Qualifying Marks:- At least 55% in aggregate or equivalent grade point average in the qualifying examination (wherever the marks/grades are awarded). 
 

BHU RET Registration / Application Form

BHU RET 2019 Online Application Form / Registration:-

Apply online at website:- http://bhuonline.in
 
Entrance Fee:-

SC/ST - Rs 250/-

Others - Rs 500/-

After the candidate has filled up the application form online and clicks on the ‘CONFIRM’ button, he/she will  be  required  to  make Online  payment  of application  processing/test  fee through  credit  card/  debit card through the payment gateway available on the Entrance test portal.

BHU RET Exam Dates

BHU RET 2019 Exam Dates:- 
 
 
RET [FOR ADMISSION TO PH.D. PROGRAMMES]
 
 
TEST A : Sunday, 30.09.2018 from 09.00 hrs to 11.00 hrs
 
TEST B : Candidate(s) should visit the entrance test portal of the University (www.bhuonline.in) regularly after 2nd week of November for the results of the RET, names of the shortlist candidates in each discipline and date/time and venue of test. 
 
 
RET [FOR ADMISSION TO INTEGRATED M.PHIL-PH.D. PROGRAMME]
 
 
TEST A : Sunday, 30.09.2018 from 02.00 p.m. hrs to 04.00 p.m.
 
TEST B : Candidate(s) should visit the entrance test portal of the University (www.bhuonline.in) regularly after 2nd week ofNovember for the results of the RET, names of the shortlist candidates in each discipline and date/time and venue of test.
 
 
M.PHIL ENTRANCE TEST [FOR ADMISSION TO M.PHIL PROGRAMMES]
 
 
TEST A : Sunday, 30.09.2018 from 02.00 p.m. hrs to 04.00 p.m.


BHU RET Syllabus

Paper Pattern

BHU RET 2019 Pattern:-
 
RET will have three components:-
 
Test A: Test to assess Logical and Analytical Capability
Test B:Test to assess Subject Knowledge
Test C: Research proposal and Personal Interview
 
i) TEST–A: Assessment of Logical and Analytical Capability:- 
 
This RET is aimed to assess the logical and analytical thinking, quantitative ability, general knowledge, knowledge of computer usages, and language skills. The MCQs in this section would be aimed to test the logical and analytical capabilities of the candidate, rather than memory power of candidates. Questions in this test will generally be at a level equivalent to class X (CBSE).
 
a) Test– A would be common across Faculties and will be treated as preliminary screening test so that only those candidates who qualify the Test–A would be eligible to be considered further
 
b) This test will have a total of 60 MCQs distributed as follows:
 
i). 10 questions for testing logical thinking
ii). 10 questions for testing quantitative ability
iii). 10 questions for testing general knowledge
iv). 10 questions for testing awareness of computer usages
v). 20 questions for testing language skills (this Test will include three subsets of 10 questions each relating to knowledge of Hindi, English and Sanskrit, respectively, of which the candidate may answer any two subsets (10+10 questions in any two languages)
 
c) This test will be of 60 min duration and 180 marks.
 
d) Each question will carry 03 (three) marks for correct answer and 01 (one) negative mark for a wrong answer.
 
e) A candidate must secure a minimum of 30% marks (54 marks in aggregate) in Test
-
A to be
eligible for further c
onsideration.
 
ii) TEST–B: Assessment of Subject Knowledge:-  
 
This Test would focus on assessing the subject knowledge of the candidate in the discipline in which he/she has done his/her P.G.
 
a) Duration of this test will be 120 min (2 hr) and it will carry 200 total marks. This test will be conducted in conjunction with the Test–A.
 
b) There will be 40 MCQ type questions (total 120 marks), with 03 (three) marks each for correct answerand 01 (one) negative mark for a wrong answer. In addition, there will be 10 (ten) short answer questions (SAQ), of which any 05 (five) questions may be answered. Each questions will carry 16 (sixteen) marks (total 80 marks).
 
c) Out of the 40 MCQ type questions, 10 (ten) will cover different disciplines in the concerned Faculty while the remaining 30 (thirty) will cover the various areas in the given discipline. The Faculty level MCQs would be at a level equivalent to class XII in the given area, while the discipline MCQs and SAQs will be based on the PG syllabus followed at BHU in the given discipline. These would cover all areas in the discipline equitably.
 
d) The MCQs and SAQs will be designed to examine understanding and analytical ability. The short answers will, in addition, also examine the expression power, language skill and writing ability.
 
e) Test – B would be checked and marked only if the candidate qualifies in the Test–A
 
f) A candidate must secure at least 30% marks in the Test– B to be considered further.
 
iii) Test– C: Research proposal and Interview:- 
 
Among those who obtain the qualifying marks (30%) at Test– B, names of 3 times the number of RET seats available in the discipline will be shortlisted for Test– C of the selection process to be conducted by the concerned department/school/centre. These names will be selected strictly on the basis of merit in Test–B, without any consideration of marks obtained in the Test–A. All eligible RET- exempt category candidates shall also take TEST -C of the selection process.
 
a) The Test- C will be conducted in the concerned department/school/centre by a Board to be appointed for the purpose and will carry a total of 100 marks for its two components, viz., writing a one page research proposal (30 marks) followed by personal interview (70 marks). 
 
b) All the candidates called for this Test, will be asked to write on the spot one page (A4 size) research proposal of their choice in 30 min and submit the same to the HOD/COS/COC. The Research proposal need not be related to the work that the candidate may actually carry out if registered for Ph.D. This would essentially be a hypothetical research proposal wherein the candidate will provide a title and write the objective/s, methodology and possible outcomes. This would not be longer than 500 words.
 
c) The Interview Board will examine the Research proposal submitted by the candidate and ask questions relating to it and other questions, including those relating to the area in which the candidate expects to undertake research, if selected, to test his/her competence for research in the discipline.
 
d) A candidate applying in more than one discipline, will appear at Test C separately in each of the disciplines for which he/she has applied and shortlisted.
 
FOR ADMISSION TO M.PHIL. PROGRAMMES IN (I) MUSICOLOGY AND (II) SUBALTERN STUDIES
 
M.Phil Entrance Test will have two components:-
 
Test A: Test to assess Logical and Analytical Capability
Test B: Test to assess Subject Knowledge
 
i)TEST–A: Assessment of Logical and Analytical Capability
 
This test is aimed to assess the logical and anal ytical thinking, quantitative ability, general knowledge, knowledge of computer usages, and language skills. The MCQs in this section would be aimed to test the logical and analytical capabilities of the candidate, rather than memory power of candidates. Questions in this test will generally be at a level equivalent to class X (CBSE).
 
a) Test– A will be treated as preliminary screening test so that only those candidates who qualify the
 
Test – A would be eligible to be considered further.b) This test will have a total of 60 MCQs distributed as follows:-
 
i. 10 questions for testing logical thinking
 
ii. 10 questions for testing quantitative ability
 
iii. 10 questions for testing general knowledge
 
iv. 10 questions for testing awareness of computer usages
 
v. 20 questions for testing language skills (this Test will include three subsets of 10 questions each relating to knowledge of Hindi, English and Sanskrit, respectively, of which the candidate may answer any two subsets (10+10 questions in any two languages)
 
c) This test will be of 60 min duration and 180 marks.
 
d) Each question will carry 03 (three) marks for correct answer and 01 (one) negative mark for a wrong answer.
 
e) A candidate must secure a minimum of 30% marks (54 marks in aggregate) in Test - A to be eligible for further considerati on.
 
ii) TEST–B: Assessment of Subject Knowledge
 
This Test would focus on assessing the subject knowledge of the candidate in the discipline in which he/she has done his/her P.G.
 
a) Duration of this test will be 120 min (2 hr) and it will carry 200 total marks. This test will be conducted in conjunction with the Test– A.
 
b) There will be 40 MCQ type questions (total 120 marks), with 03 (three) marks each for correct answer and 01 (one) negative mark for a wrong answer. In addition, there will be 10 (ten) short answer questions (SAQ), of which any 05 (five) questions may be answered. Each questions will carry 16 (sixteen) marks (total 80 marks).
 
c) Out of the 40 MCQ type questions, 10 (ten) will cover different disciplines in the concerned Faculty while the remaining 30 (thirty) will cover the various areas in the given discipline. The Faculty level MCQs would be at a level equivalent to class XII in the given area, while the discipline MCQs and SAQs will be based on the PG syllabus followed at BHU in the given discipline. These would cover all areas in the discipline equitably.
 
d) The MCQs and SAQs will be designed to examine understanding and analytical ability. The short answers will, in addition, also examine the expression power, language skill and writing ability.
 
e) Test – B would be checked and marked only if the candidate qualifies in the Test–A.

BHU RET Preparation

BHU RET Old Question Papers

BHU RET Notification

BHU RET 2019 Notification:- 
 
 
Apply online at website:- http://bhuonline.in from 10.08.2018 to 30.08.2018
 
Online availability of admit Card (Downloading) for RET/M.Phil 2018 - 25.09.2018
 
BHU RET 2018 Date - 
 
 
RET [FOR ADMISSION TO PH.D. PROGRAMMES]
 
 
TEST A : Sunday, 30.09.2018 from 09.00 hrs to 11.00 hrs
 
TEST B : Candidate(s) should visit the entrance test portal of the University (www.bhuonline.in) regularly after 2nd week of November for the results of the RET, names of the shortlist candidates in each discipline and date/time and venue of test. 
 
 
RET [FOR ADMISSION TO INTEGRATED M.PHIL-PH.D. PROGRAMME]
 
 
TEST A : Sunday, 30.09.2018 from 02.00 p.m. hrs to 04.00 p.m.
 
TEST B : Candidate(s) should visit the entrance test portal of the University (www.bhuonline.in) regularly after 2nd week ofNovember for the results of the RET, names of the shortlist candidates in each discipline and date/time and venue of test.
 
 
M.PHIL ENTRANCE TEST [FOR ADMISSION TO M.PHIL PROGRAMMES]
 
 
TEST A : Sunday, 30.09.2018 from 02.00 p.m. hrs to 04.00 p.m.
 
 
 
 
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