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CUCET Kerala Ph.D. 2020 Notification, Exam Dates, Admit Card, Exam Pattern, Counselling

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CUCET Kerala Ph.D. 2020 Exam - Dates, Registration, Eligibility, Syllabus, Exam Pattern

Central Universities Common Entrance Test Kerala for Doctor of Philosophy 2020 or CUCET Kerala Ph.D. 2020 is the entrance examination for admission to Ph.D. (Economics), Ph.D. (English), Ph.D. (Hindi and Comparative Literature), Ph.D. (International Relations Politics), Ph.D. (Malayalam) and other courses. CUCET Kerala Ph.D. 2020 is conducted by Central Universities.

CUCET Kerala Ph.D. for the year 2020 has been announced by Central Universities and will be held from 18/09/2020 to 20/09/2020. The application forms will be available from 16/03/2020 till 06/06/2020. The exam is in written mode. The duration of the exam will be 120 minutes. Admit card will be available from 09/09/2020. Result is expected to be announced on 17/10/2020.

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CUCET Kerala Ph.D. 2020 Conducting Body

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CUCET Kerala Ph.D. 2020 Eligibility Criteria

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CUCET Kerala Ph.D. 2020 Important Dates

Events Start Date Last Date
Application Form 16/03/2020 06/06/2020
Admit Card Release Date 09/09/2020 -
CUCET Kerala Ph.D. 2020 Exam Date Offline Dates
  • 18/09/2020  to  20/09/2020
  • Declaration of result 17/10/2020 -
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    CUCET Kerala Ph.D. 2020 Prospectus

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    General Instructions

    • Applicants are advised to check the eligibility criteria thoroughly before applying, because different universities have different eligibility criteria for similar programmes. Hence, applicants will themselves be responsible if they opt for a programme for which they are not eligible. 
    • Applicants are allowed to appear for CUCET 2020 provisionally subject to the final verification of mark sheets / degrees / certificates, validity of certificates / mark sheets of qualifying examination and also of non involvement in the adoption of unfair means in any of the University Examinations / Entrance Tests held earlier, at the time of admission.
    • Applicants appearing in the qualifying examination can also apply for CUCET 2020, but at the time of admission counselling, he/she will have to produce the mark sheet/degree certificates about their fulfilling the eligibility criteria.
    • Mere appearing in the CUCET 2020 does not entitle an applicant to be considered for admission to the programme applied unless he/she fulfils the eligibility criteria/ merit conditions of respective PUs.
    • In case an applicant appears in Test - paper exam other than that specified in his/her application form / admit card, his/her exam will be cancelled. It is the responsibility of applicants to appear incorrect Test - paper prescribed for chosen programme.
    • Use of unfair means, as reported by Test Centers, shall automatically disqualify applicants from CUCET 2020.
    • After completion of UI and PG Programme(s) exam in CUCET 2020, applicants will be allowed to take Question Booklet and duplicate copy of OMR Sheet. However, each applicant must ensure to handover original OMR Sheet to the Invigilator.
    • After completion of RP Programme(s) exam in CUCET 2020, applicants can login and view the question paper and his answer keys at the time of submitting Grievances. 

    CUCET Kerala Ph.D. 2020 Application Form

    Application Form Fee

    CategoryApplication Fee 
    General / OBC / EWS ApplicantsRs. 1000/- 
    SC / ST ApplicantRs. 450/- 
    PWD ApplicantsNil 


    • An applicant can apply for payment through net - banking / debit / credit card / UPI.
    • GST and other taxes as applicable by Govt. of India / Bank.
    • An applicant can apply for three programmes from three Participating Universities (PUs) by paying application fee as mentioned above.
    • An applicant can further apply upto 03 additional PU‟s (03 programmes each) by availing Add-on facility by paying additional fee as Rs. 800/- (Gen / OBC / EWS applicants) or Rs. 350/- (SC / ST applicants) for UI & PG Programmes and Rs. 1000/- (Gen / OBC / EWS applicants) or Rs. 450/- (SC / ST applicants) for RP Programmes. While doing so, a University can be repeated in add on.
    • Applicants are advice to read Payment instructions carefully before paying the application fee. 

    Application Form Filling Instructions

    Students applying for the CUCET Kerala Ph.D. 2020 have to fill up the application form on the official site. A student can submit the application for only once; multiple forms will be rejected. 

    Requirements to be readied before you start filling up the Application Form of CUCET Kerala Ph.D. 2020

    • PC or a Laptop with Internet connectivity 
    • Qualification details
    • Scanned copy of passport photograph in JPG or JPEG format (size between 20 kb to 50 kb) Scanned copy of signature in JPG or JPEG format (size between 10 kb – 50 kb)
    • Functional e-mail Id as all communication are made through email; Parents email id is recommended.
    • Mobile number as all information is sent through SMS too. Parents phone number can be used.
    • For online payments, usually a valid net-banking / debit / credit card / UPI Service is a must.
    • It is recommended to download the information Bulletin Brochure and read it carefully so that you understand various requirements to fill up the form.

    The Usual Steps in filling up the Online Application Form of the CUCET Kerala Ph.D. 2020:

    • Step 1 : New Registration and Login.
    • Step 2 : New Registration Form.
    • Step 3 : Registration Details.
    • Step 4 : Academic Qualification.
    • Step 5 : Photo and Signature of the Candidate and Exam Test Center Details.
    • Step 6 : University and Program Details. 
      Step 7 : Preview and Edit of Application Form. 
    • Step 8 :  Final Submission and Fee Payment

    More Information

    Applicants are required to fill carefully all details in the online application form without making any spelling mistakes. On submission of online application successfully, applicants can make the online payment for their selected programme. 

    CUCET Kerala Ph.D. 2020 Syllabus


    Part A 

    • Language
    • General Awareness
    • Mathematical Aptitude
    • Analytical Skills and Research Methodology

    Part B

    • Domain Knowledge

    CUCET Kerala Ph.D. 2020 Admit Card

    Admit Card Download Start Date 09/09/2020

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    CUCET Kerala Ph.D. 2020 Exam Day Instructions

    Offline Dates

    • 18/09/2020  to  20/09/2020

    Examination Day Instructions

    Before entering the Exam Centre

    • Try to reach the exam centre one hour prior to the time advised in the admit card. 
    • Before leaving for the site, please have a hearty breakfast or light lunch depending on the session. Drink plenty of fluids; as in summers dehydration can set in affecting your performance in the exam.
    • Have a cookie or a chocolate just before entering the centre; this prevents hypoglycaemia and thus helps you stay alert longer improving your results.
    • If it is a busy centre, then don’t wait till last for the entry and security check.
    • Centre will not allow you to enter after the stipulated time of closing the doors.
    • Admission to the Exam Centre is with the Admit Card; no candidates shall be admitted to the test without the production of the Admit Card at the Test Centre.
    • Usually no bags are allowed.
    • No eatables are allowed.
    • No communication equipment such as mobile phones / pager/ wireless set, scanner, camera or any such electronic / digital gadget etc are allowed in the exam centre; carrying one will lead to disqualification.

    After entering the centre

    • Once candidates enter the centre, they should locate their designated hall and seat. 
    • After all the formalities, candidates should enter the allotted hall and take the designated seat.
    • Copying, use of unfair means of any kind, talking, asking questions from other candidates or borrowing of material inside the Test Centre is strictly prohibited.
    • Misbehaviour of any kind can lead to expulsion of the candidate.
    • Caught copying helping in copying will mean cancellation of the answer sheet/cancellation of the candidature.

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    The mode of availability of the admit card is online. 

    Admit Card can be downloaded from the official site.

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    CUCET Kerala Ph.D. 2020 Results

    Result Declaration17/10/2020

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    After CUCET 2020 result is declared, applicants will be allotted seats in order of merit in their respective programme and university / institute through online / offline counselling. The counselling session will be conducted at each university / institute separately and notified accordingly on their respective websites. There will be a separate fee for online counselling. Applicants are advised to visit the CUCET 2020 and respective PUs website for the admission counselling process.

    Answer Key UploadUI, PG and RP Programmes21st September 2020
    Grievances, if anyUI, PG and RP Programmes21st September To 24th September 2020
    Corrected Answer Key, if anyUI, PG and RP Programmes30th September 2020

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