DDU Gorakhpur University, Research Eligibility Test(RET)

Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Gorakhpur University, Gorakhpur, hereby commences the online application process for the qualified applicants interested to appear in the Research Eligibility Test for admission to full-time research courses in various subjects in residential campuses and affiliated colleges for the session 2021-22.

DDU RET 2021-22 Highlights

Name of Examination DDU RET 2021-22
The online application form starts 06 September 2021
Last Date to fill Online application form 20 September 2021
Application Form Fee GEN/OBC - ₹1000
SC/ST - ₹500
Entrance Exam Date 30 September 2021
No. of Subjects offered 20
Official Website www.ddugu.ac.in

DDU Gorakhpur University RET 2021-22, Online Registration, Syllabus, Exam pattern, Sample paper, Admit Card, Results and Full Details

DDU Gorakhpur University RET(Ph.D.) 2021-22 Important Links

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Candidate Login Click Here
Download BrochuresClick Here
Admit Card Available Soon
Results Available Soon
Syllabus Given Below
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Subjects offered for Research Eligibility Test 2021-22

Faculty Subjects
Agriculture Genetics & Plant Breeding,
Agriculture Economics,
Agriculture Extension
Arts Ancient History, Archaeology & Culture,
English, Geography, Hindi,
Mediaeval & Modern History,
Political Science, Psychology
Commerce Commerce,
Education Education
Law Law
Science Chemistry,
Defense & Strategic Studies,

DDU Research Eligibility Test 2021-22 Syllabus

Subject Syllabus
PHYSICS Download
BP.ED Download
ENGLISH Download
HINDI Download
LAW Download
HINDI Download

DDU Research Eligibility Test 2021-22 Pattern and Instructions

  • The syllabus of the research eligibility test in each subject will be of postgraduate level, for which the standard will be decided by the university. This syllabus is available in this article along with download link.
  • The online test will be of one and a half hours (90 minutes) consisting of 70 multiple-choice questions. In this, 35 questions will be related to the research method and the remaining 35 questions will be related to the subject concerned.
  • There will be no negative marking in the online test.

Important Dates for DDU RET-2021-22

Events Dates
The online application form starts 06 September 2021
Last Date to fill Online application form 20 September 2021
Entrance Test for DDU RET-2021-22 30 September 2021
Result of Entrance Test 05 October 2021
Interview of qualified candidates starts 15 October 2021
Final Result 27 October 2021
Online Fees Submission and Document verification in Department 28 October 2021 to 30 October 2021
Pre-Ph.D. Classes start for academic session 2021-22 01 November 2021

Eligibility for admission in RET(Ph.D.) Programme 2021-22

  1. The candidates seeking admission for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy(Ph.D.) should posses postgraduate or equivalent degree in the concerned subject from Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Gorakhpur University/any other university approved by the University Grants Commission.
  2. The minimum percentage of marks in the qualifying postgraduate exam for the candidates of Unreserved and Other Backward Classes (Creamy Layer) is 55%, and for Other Backward Classes (Non-creamy Layer), Schedule Caste, Schedule Tribe, and Physically Challenged Category candidates the eligibility is 50%.
  3. The Candidate should have passed his graduation with second division or have obtained required marks fulfilling the guidelines issued by the University Grant Commission from time to time. 
  4. The candidates appearing in the final year of their Post-graduation can also apply for Research Entrance Test but before taking admission in research programme, they must complete the expected eligibility by passing their Post-graduation exam.
  5. The candidates who have qualified the Research Eligibility Test (both Written Test and Interview) of Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Gorakhpur University Gorakhpur for session 2020-21 but not taken the admission in the Ph.D. programme for session 2020-21, they will be exempted from the Written Test of Research Eligibility Test for the session 2021-22. Such candidates have to fill the online application form of Research Eligibility Test (RET) 2021-22 and should appear in the interview in order to take part in the admission process.
Note: If the candidate wants to increase their written test mark, then they have the option with them to appear in the written test of Research Eligibility Test (RET) 2021-22. The maximum marks among the two will be taken for merit preparation.

Procedure for admission to the Research Programme

  1. The Research Eligibility Test (RET) will be conducted in two stages (Written/Online Test and Interview), which will be of 200 marks. Written/Online test will be of 140 marks and interview will be of 60 marks.
  2. The syllabus of Research Entrance Test in every subject will be of postgraduate level and its standard will be decided by the university.
  3. Candidates who get 50% marks in Written/Online Test will be eligible for interview but SC/ST/OBC(Non Creamy Layer)/Disabled(40% or more disabled) candidates will be given 5% relaxation.
  4. The Written/Online Test will be of 1:30 hours duration with 70 multiple choice questions. In this, 35 questions will be related to Research Method and remaining 35 questions will be related to the subject. There will be no negative marking in the written/online test.
  5. The selection process of the candidate will be carried as per Research Ordinance of the University.
  6. Common merit will be prepared for RET qualified candidates of session 2020-21 and 2021-22 organised by Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Gorakhpur University, Gorakhpur

Weightage to Candidates 

Weightage will be awarded in the research eligibility test as follows-
  1. A weightage of 05 percent will be given to the candidates selected by the UGC-CSIR, JRF / NET, GATE, UPSLET candidates.
  2. Candidates who have obtained a Masters degree from Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Gorakhpur University will receive a 05 percent weightage.
  3. A weightage of 10 percent will be given towards of teachers, officers, and staff of the university
  4. A weightage of 05 percent will be given towards teaching and non-teaching staff in affiliated/ associate colleges.
Note: In any case, the maximum weightage will be 10 percent.

Required Documents for Form Submission/Online DDU RET 2020

  1. Valid Email ID
  2. Active Mobile Number
  3. Scanned Colored photo in a jpg file(between 100-150 KB) 
  4. Scanned Signature in jpg format(between 100-150 KB)
  5. Marksheet of High School, Intermediate, Graduation, and Post-Graduation(if applicable.)
  6. Online registration fee payment through(Net Banking/Debit Card/Credit Card/UPI)
  7. Annual Income details of father/family.
  8. Application fee for General & OBC - ₹1000, SC & ST - ₹500


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