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Allahbad University CRET

Allahbad University Combined Research Entrance Test

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  • Application Fee:₹ 1,600
  • Examination Modes:Pen & Paper Mode
  • Exam Conducting Body:Allahabad University (AU)
  • Courses:PhD
  • Streams:Engineering

Allahabad University CRET 2020 : Application Form (Extended), Eligibility Criteria

Updated On - September 05 2020 by Akriti Maurya

Allahabad University CRET 2020 application form has been released on 28 July & the last date to submit the same is on 05 September 2020. Allahabad University Combined Research Entrance Test is organised once a year at the National level to enrol the candidates into Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) course. The exam is held in two levels i.e Level 1 is the written test (offline mode) and Level 2 is Interview / G.D. / Presentations. Read the complete article to know more about Allahabad University CRET 2020.

Latest Updates

  • CREAT 2020 last date to apply is 05 September 2020.
  • The exam date is yet to be announced for CRET 2020.

Allahabad University CRET 2020 Dates

The candidates can check in the below table dates for University of Allahabad CRET 2020 

CRET 2020 Schedule
Start date of registration and submission ONLINE28 July 2020
Last date of fee & Registration28 August 2020 05 September 2020
Downloading of Admit Cards Online onlyTo be announced
Date of Entrance TestTo be announced

Allahabad University CRET 2020 Application Form

The candidates must fill the CRET 2020 form with all care. The information provided in his/her form shall not be changed or altered in any case and the University will not entertain such requests under any circumstance. The University shall not be liable for any mistake. 

  • The candidates can fill & submit the form online on the official website of the university only.
  • The online registration will be accessible only for the specified period as per the schedule.
  • Each candidate will also have to mention his / her Sub i.e. UR, SC, ST, OBC and EWS.
  • Applicants must keep ready his/her scanned copy of colour photograph & signature, to be uploaded.
  • Once should have valid email id & contact number to get all the relevant details either via SMS or mail.
  • The candidate must not submit more than one form as all the forms will be rejected.
  • There is no provision for the withdrawal of a form once submitted.
  • Aspirants must get the printout of the filled form for all future references.

Allahabad University CRET 2020 Application Fee

The candidates can check fee details for CRET 2020 below:

CRET 2020 Online Registration Fees
Category Fees
Unreserved/OBCRs 1600/-
SC / ST/PHRs 800/-

Fee once deposited will not be refunded by the authority in any circumstances.

Mode of Payment
  • Online via debit card/credit card/net banking.

Allahabad University CRET 2020 Eligibility Criteria

Candidates should read the Allahabad University CRET 2020 eligibility criteria before filling the application form.

  • A candidate must have passed the postgraduate exam with a minimum score of 55% or equivalent examination for all UR candidates & 50% marks for all OBC/SC/ST/PH candidates.
  • A minimum average score in the entire academic career of 54% marks (or the Grade/Grade Point) for General/OBC candidates; or 49% marks in the case of SC / ST / PH candidates. 
  • A candidate with III division or equivalent letter Grade/Grade Point ) at the graduate & PG level will not be able to apply.

CRET 2020 Exemptions to Apply

The following candidates will not be able to apply for University of Allahabad CRET 2020 Level 1 test:

  • Teacher of the university of Constituent Colleges candidates for PhD.
  • Those who have qualified Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) conducted by UGC/CSIR.
  • Serving Army, Navy and Air force Officers with not less than 15 years of service and with the rank of Colonel in the Army, or equivalent rank in the Air Force/Navy, who are applying for PhD in the Department of Defence and Strategic Studies are exempted from Level 1 and be separately assessed at level 2 against a specified number of vacancies.

Allahabad University CRET 2020 Reservation Policy

Reservation in PhD Programme shall be implemented, as per the MHRD/UGC guidelines.

CategoriesReservation percentage
Scheduled caste15
Scheduled tribe7.5
OBC candidates27

A horizontal reservation of 5% shall be extended, across the reserved & UR categories for Physically handicapped aspirants as per the relevant provisions in this regard.

Allahabad University CRET 2020 Exam Pattern

The candidates can get a summary of CRET 2020 exam scheme from the below table: 

  • CRET 2020 is divided into 02 parts : Part 1 & Part 2.
Level 1 
CRET 2020 Question Pattern Scheme
Paper 1
Duration30 Minutes
Questions TypeMultiple Choice Questions
Number of questions50
Total Marks100
Sections2 (50% from Research Methodology & 50% from specific subject)
Marking SchemeThere will be no negative marking & + 2 marks will be awarded for each correct response
Paper 2
Duration120 Minutes
Questions TypeSubjective type
Number of questions 03
Total Marks 200

The Level 2 Test shall entail an interview and may include Presentations, group discussions or other modes of appraisal & shall be administered by the Doctoral Programme Committee of the Department /Institute/Centre concerned.

Allahabad University CRET 2020 Syllabus

The detailed syllabus can be checked from Prospectus provided above. A summary is given below:

  • Agricultural Chemistry
    • Elements in soil and plants
    • Elements used as fertilizers
    • Theoretical aspects of analytical chemistry
    • Phytochemistry
    • Soil microbiology
    • Environmental chemistry of soils
  • Ancient History
    • Ancient India (from earliest times to A. D. 1200)
    • Age of Political Fragmentation C. 200 BC-AD 300
    • Age of the Imperial Guptas
    • (Socio-Economic History) Earliest times to 1200 AD
  • Arabic
  • Atmospheric & Ocean Sciences
    • Mathematical modelling
    • Probability density function
    • Radiation Laws
    • Density
    • Ordinary and Partial Differential Equations
  • Anthropology
    • Social-Cultural Anthropology
    • Physical/ Biological Anthropology
    • Archaeological Anthropology
    • Indian Anthropology and Development Anthropology
    • Growth of Anthropology in India
  • Behavioural & Cognitive Sciences
    • General Issues and Foundations of Cognitive Science
    • Research Methods
    • Computing
    • Cognitive Neuroscience
    • Computational Models of Cognition
    • Psycholinguistics
    • Decision Making
  • Zoology
    • Principles of taxonomy
    • Principles & application of light phase contrast, fluorescence, scanning & transmission electron
    • Principles and applications of gel-filtration, ion-exchange & affinity chromatography
    • Principles and techniques of nucleic acid hybridization and Cot curves
    • Principles of biophysical methods used for analysis of biopolymer structure X-ray diffraction, fluorescence, UV

Allahabad University CRET 2020 Admit Card

Those who have applied or seeking to apply can go through the below details to know all about CRET 2020 Admit card:

  • The authority will issue the hall ticket to only those candidates who will submit the form successfully.
  • Allahabad University will release the admit card on the official website.
  • Applicants will have to download the hall ticket from the portal by entering the login id & password.
  • The admit card will not be sent via post to any individual.
  • It is must to carry the exam call letter in the examination hall as without it entry will not be given.
  • All candidates are required to retain the admission card to produce at Level 2 (Interview) before the concerned DPC and final admission to the Ph.D., a programme of the University.

Allahabad University CRET 2020 Result

The conducting body releases the CRET 2020 result on the official website.

  • It is provided in the form of an eligible candidate list. The list is based on merit in level 1 and level 2.
  • In the written test examinees must secure 50% for unreserved category candidates & 45% marks for all OBC/SC/ST/ PH candidates to qualify.
  • All candidates seeking admission to the PhD Programme of the University of Allahabad for the
    session 2020-21, shall have to qualify the exam.
  • Then, eligible candidates are called for admission as per the vacancies in any Department / Institute / Centre/universities as intimated by the respective Head of the Department / Director / Coordinator concerned.
NOTE - A candidate who will not score minimum qualifying marks in the respective categories will not be eligible for level II.

Allahabad University CRET 2020 Interview

Candidates found eligible for Level 2 (including JRFs /CSIR qualified candidates) should contact the concerned departments/centre/institute. They shall fill the form prescribed by the University for admission to its PhD programme. The admission will be confirmed based on the availability of seats & supervisors.

Applicants desirous of pursuing inter-disciplinary research shall be permitted to apply for CRET 2020 in any one of the allied subjects for whom the Certificate of Eligibility shall have to be submitted in original.

Allahabad University CRET 2020 Highlights

The candidates can check few basic details about Allahabad University CRET 2020 below in the given table:

Exam nameCRET 2020 or Combined Research Entrance Test 
Conducting bodyAllahabad University
LevelNational level
FrequencyOnce a year
CRET 2020 official website
Purposeto offer admission into PhD programmes

About Allahabad University

The University of Allahabad is a public central university located in the city of Allahabad (Prayagraj), India. It has been accredited 'A' grade by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council. Established on 23 September 1887, it is the fourth oldest modern university in India.  It consists of major 5 faculties namely Science, Arts, commerce, law, management Faculties with the arts faculty housing the Administrative Block to Chatham Lines. It has numerous residential hostels for students.

The following colleges are constituent to Allahabad University:

  • Allahabad Degree College
  • Arya Kanya Degree College
  • Chaudhary Mahadeo Prasad Post Graduate College
  • Ewing Christian College (Autonomous Minority College)
  • Govind Ballabh Pant Social Science Institute
  • Hamidia Girls' Degree College
  • Ishwar Saran Degree College
  • Jagat Taran Girls' Degree College
  • K.P Training College
  • Rajarshi Tandon Girls' Degree College
  • S.S. Khanna Girls Degree College
  • S.P.M. Govt. Degree College

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Form Date28 Jul - 05 Sep 2020

Allahbad University Combined Research Entrance Test Exam Pattern

Paper 1
Exam Duration:

1 hours 48 minutes

Total Marks:


Question Paper Type :

Multiple Choice Questions

Negative Marking:




Form Start Date:

28 Jul 2020

Form End Date:

05 Sep 2020

The last date to submit the form was on 05 Sep 2020
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