Mumbai University PhD Admissions 2019

Published: | October 07, 2019
Mumbai University PhD Admissions

Mumbai University conducts PET Aptitude Test for PhD admission in various disciplines. The application form will be released in November and the test is conducted in December. Read the following article to get detailed information regarding MU PhD admissions 2019.

Mumbai University conducts PET Aptitude test for the PhD programme in various disciplines. Candidates who are interested in the course must submit the online application form and appear for the examination. The PET test for the PhD course at Mumbai University is conducted in the month of December. Refer to the following article to know the details of Mumbai University PhD admissions 2019.

Mumbai University PhD Eligibility Criteria

Candidates must meet the following eligibility criteria to apply for the PhD course at Mumbai University:

  • Must hold a Master’s degree in the faculties of Arts or Science or Commerce or Technology or Medicine or Ayurveda or law or fine Arts or Unani medicine from a recognised university OR Must have a Master’s degree by research from a recognised university OR Must have passed M.Phil Degree from a recognised university.

  • Must have a minimum of 55% for general category or 50% marks for reserved category.

  • Candidates with full-time 2 years experience in teaching in degree college or five years experience in junior college are also eligible to apply.

  • Candidates working in National Laboratories/ Institutes/ Government/ Private Organisation, nominated/sponsored by the respective employer are also eligible to apply. However, they must clear the aptitude test.

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Mumbai University PhD Important Dates 2019

The application form for the PET Aptitude test is likely to be released on the dates given in the following table:

Events Dates

Release of Online Application form

First week of November 2019

Application Deadline Date

Last week of November 2019

Admit Card Download

Mid of December 2019

Online Entrance Test

Last week of December 2019

Mumbai University PhD Selection Process

Admission for the PhD course at Mumbai University is based on the performance in the PET entrance test conducted by the university. Certain courses accept NET/ SET/ GATE scorecard. Candidates can refer to the following procedure for PhD admissions at Mumbai University:

Fill the Application Form: The online application form for PET entrance examination is released in the month of November. Candidates must fill the online application form through the official website of the university. The application is not accepted in offline mode.

Pay the Application Fees: Once the application form is filled, the candidate must pay the application fees for the test to complete the application procedure. The Application fee is non- refundable.

Download the Hall Ticket: Candidates can download the Hall Ticket for PET examination through the official website of the university. The admit card is released by the mid- December.

Take the Entrance Test: PET entrance test for the PhD course is conducted in the last week of December. Candidates who have a valid admit card must appear for the test on the scheduled date and venue.

Wait for Result: The merit list of candidates is released on the official website of the university after the evaluation of the test. Candidates must wait for the result for further admission procedure.

Fill the Admission Form: Students who qualify the PET entrance test must fill the admission form with the concerned department at the university. Candidates must collect the admission form and submit it to the department office. The date for submission of admission form may vary department- wise. The fee for admission is Rs. 100/-.

Interview for admission in for Ph.D.: Candidates who qualify PET must apply to the Research Centre from where they want to pursue Ph.D.

The Candidates are invited for the interview process after analysing the application. The interview is conducted at the respective research center.

The purpose of conducting the interview is to judge the candidate’s basic knowledge about the subject and proposed research as well as suitability and benefits of the research work at the institute.

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Mumbai University PhD Entrance Examination Application Fees 2019

Following is the application fee for the PhD entrance examination:



General Category

Rs. 1000/-

Reserved Category

Rs. 500/-

Mumbai University PET Exam Pattern

PET test is conducted for admission in M.Phil and PhD course at Mumbai University. The test is followed by an interview round which is conducted at the research centre. The following table shows the highlights of the PET:




Multiple- Choice

Number of Questions


Total marks


Number of Tests

Paper I and Paper II

Test Validity

3 years

The Pre - Entrance Test (PET) conducted at the university comprises two papers- Paper I and Paper II. Paper I covers Research Methodology, Research Aptitude, Logical Reasoning, General Knowledge, Comprehension, and Communication.

Paper-II is subject-specific. This section is based on the subject syllabus of the Master’s course offered at MU. Both the papers cover 50% of the test. Each of the paper covers 50 questions. The qualifying marks are 50 % of the aggregate of both the papers.

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