Nagpur News: 1329 candidates passed the Doctor of philosophy (Ph.D) entrance test (PET) of Nagpur University. 2482 candidate appeared for exam. The online exam was conducted from January 10 to 12, with help of Maharashtra Knowledge Corporation Limited (MKCL).
There were six PET centres in the city, including Nagpur University campus, Ramdeobaba Kamla Nehru Engineering College, Dhanwate National College (DNC) and Shivaji Science College.
The 100 marks exam was conducted in English and Marathi. The questions were objective type and the duration was 90 minutes. With no negative marking, each PhD aspirant is required to secure minimum 50% of the marks in PET (relaxation of 5% is provided to students of backward classes) to be declared successful in the exam. But NU has made it clear that clearing PET was only an eligibility criterion and in no way guarantees Ph.D registration. Questions were randomly chosen from a question bank and consisted of analytical reasoning, numerical ability and language competency/ computer environment/ logical reasoning and data interpretation i.e. general research aptitude.