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Rajasthan Technical University DAT

Form Date: 23 Oct - 23 Nov 2020 (Tentative)

Pen & Paper Mode

Form Date: 23 Oct - 23 Nov 2020

RTU DAT Basic Information

  • Application Fee:₹ 700
  • Number Of Attempts:1
  • Examination Modes:Pen & Paper Mode
  • Exam Conducting Body:Rajasthan Technical University, Kota (RTU)
  • Courses:Ph.D. ENG
  • Streams:Engineering

RTU DAT 2020: Notifications, Application Form, Admit Card

Updated On - September 05 2020 by Akriti Maurya

RTU DAT 2020 organised by the Rajasthan Technical University, Kota. It is also known as the Rajasthan Technical University Doctoral Admission Test.  It is organised once a year at the university level.  RTU Doctoral Admission Test 2020 Application form is expected to be released in the month of September/October on the official website. Those candidates who hold Master's/M.Phil Degree with minimum 55% marks is eligible to apply through online mode with Application Fee of Rs. 3000/-. The exam is organised for those candidates seeking to take admission in various PhD courses at the university. The candidates can go through the complete article below to know more about the RTU DAT 2020 exam.

RTU DAT 2020 Important Dates

Candidates can check the important dates and events regarding the RTU DAT 2020 form the below-given table:

RTU DAT 2020 Schedule
Application Form Start Date
To be announced
Application Form Last Date
To be announced
Commencement of Choice Filling
To be announced
Display of Eligibility Candidates
To be announced
RTU DAT 2020 
To be announced
Results Date
To be announced
Commencement of Counselling
To be announced

RTU DAT 2020 Application Form

The aspirants must check the eligibility criteria before filling the RTU DAT 2020 Application Form. Applicants can check the other information below in the given points:

  • The online registration of the RTU DAT will commence soon.
  • The aspirants are advised to fill the form on the official website only.
  • Before submitting the form make sure the details filled are correct.
  • Registration Fee must be paid to complete the form filling process.
  • In order to fill the online application form, the candidate must enter his/her transaction ID/token no. in the appropriate link.
  • The changes will be allowed in the online application form before final submission only.
  • After completing all the process must get the printout of the filled form.

RTU DAT 2020 Application Fee

The RTU DAT 2020 examination fee details are mentioned below:

RTU DAT 2020 Registration Fee
All Category candidates irrespective of the casteRs 3000/-
Modes of Payment
  • Online - Fees can be submitted online through Bill desk gateway facility, where a candidate will need to fill the details of their credit card/debit card/net banking/other online payment gateway details.
  • A candidate is required to pay any other admissible charges as per the requirement of online payment, as applicable. 
  • A transaction ID/token number will be generated for the payment of Application Form.

RTU DAT 2020 Eligibility Criteria

The candidates interested to take the admission in the offered courses will have to fill the below mentioned RTU DAT 2020 Eligibility:

Eligibility for Full-time Research Scholar:
  • Master's degree in the appropriate discipline with a minimum of 55% marks in aggregate (of all the years/ semesters) of any recognized University/Institute or equivalent, or Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) as defined by AICTE/UGC or any other competent body as the case may be.
  • SC/ST/OBC (Non-Creamy Layer) and Differently abled persons or categories or those who had
    obtained their Master's Degree prior to 19 September 1991 will get the relaxation of 5% marks or equivalent grade point in the minimum eligibility.
  • Candidates who have cleared the M.Phil. with at least 55% marks in aggregate or its equivalent grade B in the UGC 7 point scale(or an equivalent grade)  and successfully completing M.Phil degree will be eligible.
  • A relaxation of 5% or equivalent grade point in the minimum eligibility shall be allowed to the applicant belonging to the categories of SC/ST/OBC (Non-Creamy Layer) and Differently abled
    persons or categories decided by UGC.
Eligibility for Part-time Research Scholar:
  • The candidates must fulfil the qualification criteria to apply for part-time Research. A Postgraduation degree from any recognized University/college/institute with an aggregate of 55% marks(all semesters combined).
  • A relaxation of 5% to the applicants belonging to the reserved categories including SC/ST/OBC(Non-creamy Layer) and PwD.
  • Apart from this, candidates must also fulfil the criteria of the Departmental Research Committee(DRC).
  • Candidates have to get the permission of the employer to pursue PhD along with fulfiling the duties in the organization.
  • A certificate to be issued by the employer to allow him/her to fulfil the residential requirement during course work and contact days with the supervisor after completion of the course as mentioned in the guidelines by UGC.
  • A certificate issued by the employer to get the permission of to attend the classes of the course work and complete other requirements of Degree while discharging the normal official duties.

RTU DAT 2020 Exam Pattern

Candidates must prepare for the RTU DAT 2020 as per the exam pattern and understand the nature of examination given in the table below:

Test Pattern for DAT 2020
Mode of ExamOffline( Pen-Paper Mode)
No. of Questions100
Duration of test150 minutes
Type of QuestionsMultiple Choice Questions(MCQs)
Distribution of Questions:
Question TypeNo. of Questions
Teaching and Research Aptitude50
Specialization Paper50

RTU DAT 2020 Syllabus

Aspirants can check DAT 2020 syllabus for all sections below:

Teaching Aptitude- 
  • Teaching Concepts
  • Learning Characteristics
  • Methods of Teaching in Institutes of Higher Learning
  • Teaching support System
  • Evaluation Systems
Research Aptitude-
  • Introduction Research
  • Methods of Research
  • Steps of Research
  • Thesis and Article writing
  • Application of ICT in Research
  • Research Ethics
Comprehension and Communication-
  • Passage
  • Communication Types and Characteristics
  • Barriers ineffective communication
  • Mass-media and Society
Mathematical Reasoning and Aptitude-
  • Types of Reasoning
  • Number series
  • Mathematical Aptitude
Logical Reasoning-
  • Understanding the structure of Arguments
  • Evaluating and distinguishing deductive and inductive Reasoning
  • Analogies- and Venn Diagram
  • Pramanas, Anumana, Arthapatti etc
  • Structure and kinds of Anumana, Vyapti etc
Data Interpretation-
  • Sources Acquisition and classification of Data
  • Quantitative and Qualitative data
  • Graphical Representation
  • Data Interpretation
  • Data and Governance
Information and Communication Technology(ICT)-
  • ICT- General abbreviations and Technology
  • Basics of Internet, Intranet, E-mail, Audio and Video-conferencing
  • Digital initiatives in higher education
  • ICT and Governance
People, Development and Environment-
  • Development and Environment
  • Human and environment interaction
  • Environmental issues
  • Natural and Energy resources
  • Natural hazards and Disasters

RTU DAT 2020 Admit Card

The candidates can check in the below-given points vital details for RTU DAT 2020:

  • The candidates eligible for written test and whose applications have been shortlisted will be able to download the admit card.
  • The hall ticket will be available on the RTU official website and no individual communication will be provided.
  • Admit card will contain details like- Candidate's name, DOB, examination centre, venue, etc.

RTU DAT 2020 Result

Those who have appeared in the exam can get the details about Result hearby;

  • The result of RTU DAT 2020 written test will be displayed on the official website.
  • The qualified candidates shall be invited for the interview process on the date notified by the authority
  • No separate communication will be sent to the candidates.
  • The DRC shall judge the suitability of the applicant for the admission on the basis of interview.
  • The key elements of the interview would be- Applicant's research aptitude, Knowledge of the subject, a clear understanding of the proposed research problem, suitability of Research methodology, research facilities and supervisor availability in the proposed research area, etc.

Details mentioned in the Scorecard

  • Name of the candidate
  • Category
  • Area of specialization
  • Supervisor(s)
  • Research Centres
  • Course Work Subject

RTU DAT 2020 Admission Procedure

In all PhD programmes, the admission shall be granted as per Rajasthan Technical University ordinance and regulations. 

  • List of the applicants, eligible for written test will be displayed only on the RTU website and no individual communication will be made.
  • The result of the entrance exam of the qualified candidates will be displayed on the website. All the qualified applicants shall be invited for interview on the notified date.
  • On a notified date the DRC shall interview the invited applicants in the order of merit list displayed. 
  • The applicant shall be allotted the supervisor(s) based on the area of interest of supervisor, interest area of the applicant and mutual consent of both.
  • The reservation criteria shall be as per the Rajasthan State Government Reservation Policy. 
Note: University reserves the right not to fill all the vacant seats in the absence of suitable applicants as decided by the DRC. Merely qualifying the RTU-DAT examination does not entitle the applicant for admission to the PhD programme.

RTU DAT 2020 Highlights

Check in the given table, few basic information about DAT RTU 2020:

Exam Short NameRTU-DAT 2020
Exam Full NameRajasthan Technical University- Doctoral Admission Test
Conducting BodyRajasthan Technical University, Kota
Mode of ApplicationOnline
Mode of ExamOffline
RTU DAT 2020 Official Websitehttp://www.rtu.ac.in/RTU/dat
Purpose of Examto provide admission in the PhD Programme of University Teaching Departments and approved Research Technical University, Kota.

About Rajasthan Technical University

Rajasthan Technical University(RTU) is located in Kota(Rajasthan). The university came into existence in the year 2006 by the government of Rajasthan. The aim of initiating this program was to enhance technical education and boost the technical environment across the state. The University has the best panel of administration lead by the Hon’ble Governor of Rajasthan -Shri. Kalyan Singh as Chancellor, and Professor Neelima Singh as the Vice-Chancellor of the University. The Technical University offers various courses in disciplines related to technology such as Bachelor of Technology(B.Tech), Master of Technology(M.Tech), Doctor of Philosophy(PhD), Master of Business Administration(MBA), Master of Computer Applications(MCA) and Bachelor of Hotel Management( Bh. HM) and Catering Technology. Almost 81 Engineering colleges are currently affiliated to Rajasthan Technical University. Around 2 lakh students study in various institutes affiliated to the University.

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RTU DAT Important Dates

Form Date23 Oct - 23 Nov 2020 (Tentative)

Rajasthan Technical University DAT Exam Pattern

Paper 1
Exam Duration:

2 hours 30 minutes

Total Marks:


Question Paper Type :

Multiple Choice Questions

Negative Marking:



Frequently Asked Questions


Form Start Date:

23 Oct 2020

Form End Date:

23 Nov 2020

The forms will open on 23 Oct 2020



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Application Fees:

₹ 700

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