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Structure of the Online Test

MGM University offers Ph.D.

Structure of the Online Test (MGM Ph.D. Entrance Test).

(a) All those who are not exempted from the entrance test will be required to take the Ph.D entrance test.
(b) The test will consist of two parts as under:

  • Research Methodology – This part will have 50 questions of MCQ type to be attempted in one hour. Each question will carry two marks.
  •  Subject Test. The test will have 50 MCQ type questions to be attempted in one hour. Each question will carry two marks.

(c) There will be no negative marking in the entrance test.
(d) Candidates securing 50% or more marks in the entrance test will be declared as successful and will be eligible for Personal Interview and  Presentation to Department Research  Committee (DRC). Relaxation of 5 % marks (from 50% to 45%) shall be allowed to candidates belonging to SC/ST/OBC/SBC/NT (Non creamy layer)/Differently abled category in the pass marks for Ph.D. entrance test. Passing of MGM PET does not guarantee admission to the Ph.D. program.
(e) The online Ph.D. Entrance Test will be conducted by examination Section of MGM University on the date and time as approved in the admission schedule of Ph.D. program.
(f) The entrance test may be conducted offline in case of emergency.
(g) Syllabus for Research Methodology Part of MGM PET:

  • Fundamentals of Research
  •  Selecting a problem and preparing a research proposal.
  • Types of research
  • Tools and techniques of research and
  •  Review of Literature

(h) Syllabus of UGC NET /SET, where applicable, will be the syllabus for MGM PET. Where UGC NET/SET is not conducted, the university will upload the syllabus of the subject on its website.

Exemption from Entrance Test (but required to undergo Interview by DRC).
The candidates fulfilling one of the following conditions shall be exempted from the Ph.D. entrance test:
(a) Qualified in SET/NET/JRF/GATE examinations of bodies such as CSIR/UGC/ ICAR/DBT, etc.
(b) M.Phil. degree candidates from any statutory University whose admission at M.Phil. had been done through an entrance test.

(c) Candidates sponsored under MoU between MGM University and a University/Institution in India or abroad where specific clause(s) exist for registration of candidates for Ph.D. degree by the university and/or those selected under international cultural/educational exchange schemes of Government of India/UN

(d) Teachers working in government/aided/unaided institutions having at least three years of continuous approved teaching experience at degree and/or post-graduate level in the subject concerned and granted leave for pursuing Ph.D. program and are awarded fellowship under Quality Improvement Program or equivalent program to do full-time D.

(e) In case a teacher/researcher, who is a recognized guide of MGM University, receives funding for a major research project with the approval of MGM University, the fellows selected for the project as per the guidelines of the funding agency will also be exempted from entrance test and the Interview.