Updated: August 10, 2023, 04:35 PM IST
NTA PhD Entrance Test 2023: The Ph.D. Entrance Test 2023 registration process has begun online for Delhi University (DU), Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), Banaras Hindu University (BHU), and Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University (BBAU) institutions. Candidates who meet the requirements and are enthusiastic about pursuing a doctorate in philosophy (PhD) should visit the official website at phd-entrance.samarth.ac.in.
The NTA PhD Entrance 2023 application process will be open from August 9 to September 8 per the schedule. The application correction window will be available from September 9 through September 11, 2023. The testing organization will promptly release the exam date and the admit card.
NTA PhD Entrance Test 2023: Important Dates
The NTA published a press release with all the crucial dates for filling out the application form and the information dates and deadlines. Dates for the admit card and the exam are still pending announcement on the official website. You can consult the table below for all the pertinent information regarding the dates.
|Events||Important Dates 2023|
|Commencement of Application Form||9th August, 2023|
|Last Date to Apply Online||8th September, 2023 (9:00 PM)|
|Last Date to submit application Fee||8th September, 2023 (11:50 PM)|
|Application form correction window open||9th September, 2023|
|Correction Window Closes on||11th September, 2023 (11:50 PM)|
|Admit Card Announcement||Still to be Announced|
|Exam Date||Still to be Announced|
|Exam Duration||3 Hours (180 Minutes)|
|Exam Result||Still to be Announced|
NTA PhD Entrance Test 2023: Application Form Fee
Depending on the category of students, different application forms cost different amounts. There will be a maximum of three additional papers that require separate fees from the students. If they want to participate, they must pay the fee for both papers, or they can choose to participate in only one, depending on the availability of their subjects. Please see the table below for more information about the NTA PhD Admission Test application fee.
|Category of the Students||Application Form Fee for One Paper||Application Form Fee for Each Addition Test paper|
|General||INR 1200||INR 800|
|Gen-EWS/OBC-NCL||INR 1100||INR 700|
|SC/ST/Third Gender/PwBD||INR 1000||INR 700|
Steps to Register for the NTA PhD Entrance Test 2023
Step 1: Go to phd-entrance.samarth.ac.in, the official website.
Step 2: Select “Register” from the homepage’s menu.
Step 3: Afterward, sign up and complete the application.
Step 4: Submit the required paperwork and make the application fee payments.
Step 5: Fill out and submit the application form.
Step 6: Download the application form and print it for your records.
NTA PhD Entrance Test 2023: Exam Pattern and Marking Scheme
It will take three hours to complete the PhD entrance exam in 2023. Section 1 of the entrance exam will cover research methodology, and Section 2 will focus on the chosen topic. There will be 100 multiple-choice questions on the exam. According to the scoring system, candidates will receive four marks for each correct response, while one mark will be subtracted for each incorrect response.
In the official announcement, NTA stated that “Information about the eligibility, scheme of the exam, exam centers, exam timings, exam fee, the procedure for applying, etc. is contained in the Information Bulletin hosted on the website of NTA.”