University of Allahabad (UOA) Combined Research Entrance Test (CRET 2010)

Admission to Doctor of Philosophy (D. Phil) Program in the following disciplines

01 Agriculture Botany
02 Agriculture Chemistry
03 Agriculture Zoology
04 Ancient History
05 Anthropology
06 Arabic
07 Biochemistry
08 Bio-Informatics
09 Botany
10 Biotechnology
11 Chemistry
12 Commerce
13 Computer Science
14 Defence & Strategic Studies
15 Economics
16 Education
17 Electronics Engg. - M.Tech in Electronics Enqq. Or Allied Subject
18 English
19 Environment Studies
20 Geology/Applied Geology/Geo-physics (Earth & Planetary Sciences)
21 Food Technology
22 Geography
23 Hindi
24 History (Medieval & Modern)
25 Law
26 Mathematics
27 Business Administration (MBA)
28 Computer Applications (MCA)
29 Music
30 Nutritional Science
31 Painting
32 Persian
33 Philosophy
34 Physics
35 Political Science
36 Psychology
37 Sanskrit
38 Statistics
39 Urdu
40 Zoology

Eligibility Criteria: Candidates must hold the master's degree (or a degree recognized by the University as equivalent thereto) in a relevant subject from the University, or any other university or institution recognized by it, and must fulfill other prescribed conditions of eligibility.

Regular teachers of the University of Allahabad and of any institution maintained by it or admitted to its privileges and International Students are exempted from appearing at CRET for admission to D.Phil program. All other candidates for admission to the D.Phil. Programme in the concerned subjects are required to appear at CRET-2010

Application Procedure

A candidate who fulfils the minimum Eligibility Criteria and seeks to appear in CRET-2010 in a Subject that is available and is also admissible to him / her must complete, and submit through the Internet, as per modality and schedule set out in the following paras, the prescribed ON-LINE APPLICATION / REGISTRATION FORM for appearing for the Level 1 Test / Level 2 Test / Level 3 Test (as the case may be) at CRET-2010 in the concerned / admissible Subject and must remit, within due time, the admissible Test Fees to the University in the manner described below.

The TEST FEES prescribed for different categories of candidates for CRET-2010 are as follows :

a) TEST FEES for Candidates required to appear for (Level 1, Level 2 and Level 3 Tests) or (Level 2 and Level 3 Tests)

For General / OBC: Rs.1000/-
For ST / SC / PH / VH: Rs.500/-

b) TEST FEES for Candidates exempt from the Level 1 and Level 2 Tests, and required to appear only for the Level 3 Test

For General / OBC: Rs.500/-
For ST / SC / PH / VH: Rs.250/-

The candidate has to separately remit the prescribed Test Fees, for the amount specified for his / her category by a Demand Draft (Bank Draft) of any national bank, drawn in favour of "DIRECTOR CRET-2010, University of Allahabad", and payable at ALLAHABAD.

The candidate should cross the Demand Draft, and write his / her full Name, Father's Name and the Subject in which he / she is to appear at CRET-2010 and Application ID generated upon successful submission of the Online Registration Form, on the reverse (back) lower left-hand corner of the Demand Draft. The candidate should also get Photo-copies (Xerox) made of the two sides of the Demand Draft, and keep them secure for his / her own reference and record.

Immediately after the successful submission of the Form candidates should get the hard copy (Print-out) of the Form from the Website by entering his/her EMAIL and PASSWORD and write his/her full signature on the back of the Photograph and then STAPLE the Photograph on the space specified for it on the hard copy of the-Form and Securely attach the Demand Draft with the hard copy of the Form and Put his/her full signature at the place provided for the purpose in the hard copy of the Form and the form should be submitted to by Registered / Speed Post to:


Chatham Lines Campus
University of Allahabad

The candidate is 'also prohibited from" submitting more: than" one On-line Application / Registration Form for CRET-2010. In case the candidate submits more than one On-line Form, all the Forms submitted by him shall stand cancelled.

Contact Information

Address: THE DIRECTOR - CRET -2010,
MONIRBA, Chatham Lines Campus, University of Allahabad, ALLAHABAD 211002.
Phone - 0532-2641049
Email :

Last date for receipt of form: 15 November 2010

Entrance Date: 05 December 2010

Test Centers: ALLAHABAD

Note: CRET-2010 Shall have three Levels (Level 1, Level 2 and Level 3) of testing/assessment.
The Level 1 Test (multiple choice objective type test for assessing general awareness, academic aptitude and subject proficiency) and the Level 2 Test (subjective test for assessing subject expertise and research aptitude) shall be by means of Written Tests, to be conducted centrally by the University. The Level 3 Test shall entail an Interview and may include Presentations, Group Discussions or other modes of appraisal and shall be administered by the Doctoral Programme Committee of the Department/ Institute/ Centre concerned.

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