GURET 2020

GURET (GU Research Eligibility Test) is the first screening test after the Central Application Process (CAP) for admission into the PhD Programmes of GU, unless an applicant qualifies for an exemption.


Structure, Timing & Marking

The GURET 2020 will held in offline mode temtatively on Saturday & Sunday, 21st & 22nd November, 2020. The duration of the examination will be 120 minutes (2 hours), in which the applicant has to answer 100 MCQ. For every right answer, 4 marks will be awarded and for every wrong answer 1 mark will be deducted. There will no marking for un-attempted questions.

For each discipline, out of the 100 questions, 10 questions will be from general awareness in the subject concerned and rest will be related to the subject. The syllabus for the GURET 2020 will be that of the concerned Master's subject. The syllabi for all Master's Courses can be found here.


Exemption from GURET 2020

Exemption from appearing in the GURET 2020 does not mean automatic admission into the PhD Programme. It is just a benefit awarded to certain deserving applicants. An exempted applicant will necessarily have to go through the process of Counselling before she/he can be admitted into the PhD Programme. Hence, all deserving candidates should apply through the Central Application Process (CAP). Recipient of CSIR/UGC-JRF, ICMR-JRF, ICAR-JRF, DBT-JRF and any National Level Fellowship / Scholarship (awarded for the PhD prgramme by a National Agency, such as INSPIRE Fellowship, MHRD etc.) are exempted from appearing in the GURET 2020. Eligible International Students are also exempted from appearing in the GURET 2020.

The final admission of exempted applicants into the PhD programme will be limited to a maximum of 50% (fifty percent) of total admitted applicants in any discipline in any academic year. Therefore, a candidate who is exempted from GURET may appear in GURET for admission through GURET, if the candidate is unable to get a seat out of the 50% seats.

It should be NOTED that irrespective of any exemption from appearing in the GURET 2020 that might be awarded to a prospective applicant, the applicant MUST complete the CAP and pay the requisite fee.

A list of Exempted Applicants will be published prior to GURET 2020. Click here to see the list.


After GURET 2020

  • The university will publish a merit list for each subject (in this website only) based on the performance of the student in the GURET 2020.

  • The merit list will be considered by each department for counselling.

  • The final list of selected candidates will be prepared by concerned Departmental Research Committee (DRC) and will be uploaded in the website of the Office of the Academic Registrar, GU for online admission of the candidates.