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BHU Ph.D. Admission 2022: Dates, Entrance Exam, Application Form, Eligibility, Selection Process

Ankita Jha
Ankita JhaUpdated On: February 11, 2022 10:30 am IST

BHU Ph.D. Admission process started on January 20 for 2022 batch. Check out all the details regarding BHU Ph.D. admission process in the article given below.


Banaras Hindu University (BHU) has started inviting online applications from candidates for Ph.D. programmes from January 20 for the academic session 2021-22. The candidates will have to appear for BHU Research Entrance Test (RET). The candidates can go through the article to get detailed information about dates, eligibility criteria, documents required, selection process, etc. Banaras Hindu University (BHU) is one of the most prestigious university in India that offers numerous programs at diploma, UG, PG, and Doctorate level. The university opened the registration process on January 20 for Ph.D. programs at BHU. The admission to Ph.D. programmes is open for different disciplines under various faculties. The candidates can choose from a wide range of discipline offered if they meet the eligibility criteria. If any candidate wants to pursue Ph. D from BHU, they can get the details in the article below:

BHU Ph.D. Admission 2022 Important Dates



Online Application Form Starts

January 20, 2022

Last Date to Apply Online

February 15, 2022

RET Exam Date

March 6, 2022

BHU Ph.D. Admission 2022 Eligibility Criteria

In order to take admission in the Ph.D. courses being offered in numerous disciplines under various faculties, the candidate must meet the following requirements:

  • The candidate must qualify RET conducted by the university. In RET, the candidates have to appear for a written test which is based on multiple choice questions related to the discipline of appearing examinations.
  • Qualifying Examination- The candidate must clear Master’s degree in the relevant discipline.
  • Qualifying Marks- The candidate must score a minimum of 55% in the aggregate or equivalent grade point in the qualifying examination.

Application Process for Ph.D. Admission 2022 at BHU

The candidates need to follow these steps to apply for the Ph.D. in BHU

  • The candidates will have to register online on the official website
  • Enter personal details for completing the registration process
  • The form should be completed by filling the required details and selecting the course of your choice
  • The candidates will have to upload recent passport size photograph and signature.
  • Online application fee to be paid by the candidate for completing the application process. Application fee is Rupees 600 for General category and Rs. 300 for SC/ST category
  • Print out of the receipt should be kept for future reference.
  • The candidate will then be able to download admit cards from the website
  • The candidates will appear for Research Entrance Test (RET) conducted in 3 phases.
  • If the candidate secures minimum qualifying marks in Test A and Test B, then they will be able to appear for Test C
  • The selected students can then take PhD admission in the discipline of choice as opted in the application process. 

BHU Ph.D. Admission 2022 Selection Process

Admission to Ph.D. programme in BHU is done through national-level Research Entrance Test (RET). The University itself conducts the examination. The University conducts three level test for final selection of the candidate. Test A, Test B & Test C.

Test A-for assessing Analytical and Logical Capability of the candidates

Test B- for Assessing Subject Knowledge Test of the candidates

Test C- Research Proposal and Personal Interview to assess the aptitude for research.

Test A and Test B are conducted on the same day of the examination as per the centres allocated to candidates. However, Test C is conducted in the campus itself in the concerned department. Test C is also mandatory for the RET exempted candidates as mentioned below.

The details of the test conducted are as following:

BHU 2022 Ph.D Admission Test A

Test A will be conducted to assess the analytical and logical abilities with a total of 180 marks.

Type of Question

Number of Questions

Logical Thinking


Quantitative Ability


General Knowledge


Computer Knowledge


Language Skills


Total No. of questions


Note: The total marks assigned for Test A is 180. For each correct answer, the candidate will get 3 marks. There will be negative marking for 1 mark for an incorrect answer. The candidate must score a minimum of 35% marks in Test A in order to be eligible for further consideration.

BHU 2022 Ph.D Admission Test B

This test will be conducted to assess the subject knowledge of the candidate. The duration of the test will be 2 hours and the total marks allocated is 200.

Type of Question

Number of Questions



Short Questions

5 (Out of 10)

Total Questions


Note: The total marks assigned for TEST B is 200. Each MCQ’s carries 3 marks similar as TEST A and there negative marking of 1 mark for an incorrect answer. The candidates will have to attempt 5 questions out of 10 which carries 16 marks each. The candidate must score a minimum of 35% marks in Test B in order to be eligible for further consideration.

BHU 2022 Ph.D. Admission Test C

Test C will be conducted in the concerned department for 100 marks.

Assessment Parameters

Marks Allotted

Research Proposal

30 Marks

Personal Interview

70 Marks

BHU 2022 Ph.D. Direct Admission

There is also a provision of direct admission for the Ph.D. programme at BHU. The candidates who are exempted from appearing from RET examination has to meet any one of the following criteria:

  • The candidate must have qualified UGC-Junior Research Fellowship (UGC-JRF), GATE or its equivalent examination
  • A candidate who is recipient of fellowships from different Government/Semi Government institutions
  • Foreign nationals who is a recipient of fellowship by ICCR, Govt. of India
  • Already registered Ph.D. Scholar whose supervisor joins the department or the University
  • Self-financing foreign nationals after getting proper permission from Minister of External Affairs.

BHU Ph.D. Admission 2022 List of Documents Required

The following documents will be required for the Ph.D. admission in BHU

  • Voter ID/ Aadhaar Card/PAN card
  • Passport size photograph
  • Category Certificate
  • Educational Certificates
  • Bank Passbook affixed with photograph
  • Any valid Government ID number
  • The issued Admit card by the concerned board
  • Scanned Signatures

BHU Ph.D. Admission Fee Structure (Full Time and Part Time)

The fee structure for Ph.D. programme at Banaras Hindu University varies for Full Time and Part Time Ph.D. scholars. The details of the fee are mentioned in the table below

BHU. Ph.D. Admission Full Time Ph.D. Programme Fee


Fee for Engineering & Technology

Fee for all Others

One Time Admission Fee

1418 (Non Hostellers)

3418 (For Hostellers)

1218 (Non Hostellers)

3218 (For Hostellers)

Annual Charges

4950 (Non Hostellers)

10,010 (Hostellers)

2670 (Non Hostellers)

7630 (For Hostellers)

Thesis Submission Fee



BHU. Ph.D. Admission Part Time Ph.D. Programme Fee


Fee for Engineering & Technology

Fee for all Others

One Time Admission Fee



Thesis Submission Fee



Part Time scholars will have to pay this fee structure as long as they stay in their parent organization. They will pay normal fee during their stay in the university.

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