Bhavnagar University Ph.D Entrance Exam 2012


Bhavnagar University provides the aspirants with teaching and research programmes in various fields such as Arts, Science, Commerce, Engineering, Management, Medicine, Rural Studies, Law, etc. The admittance to these programs will be on the basis of candidates’ performance in the University conducted entrance exam.

Structure of Bhavnagar University Ph.D Entrance Exam

The Bhavnagar University PhD Entrance Exam question paper will comprise of 2 papers which is mainly to assess the research capabilities of the candidates. Paper I will have 2 sections each having 25 questions from Research Aptitude & basic Computer skills and Language of Communication. Paper II will have 50 questions to test the candidates’ knowledge in the concerned subject. All the questions will be asked in the form of multiple choice types.  Each question carries one mark. There will be no negative marking for the wrong answer.

Syllabus of Bhavnagar University Ph.D Entrance Exam

Paper I


Reasoning (Including Mathematical)

  • Number series
  • Letter series
  • Codes
  • Coding and decoding
  • Binary Logic
  • Symbol based problems
  • Blocks and cubes

Logical Reasoning

  • Understanding the structure of arguments
  • Evaluating and distinguishing deductive and inductive reasoning
  • Verbal analogies: Word analogy – Applied analogy
  • Verbal classification
  • Reasoning Logical Diagrams: Simple diagrammatic relationship, multi diagrammatic relationship
  • Venn diagram; Analytical Reasoning
  • Basic probabilities

Data Interpretation

  • Sources, acquisition and interpretation of data
  • Quantitative and qualitative data
  • Graphical representation and mapping of data

Information and Communication Technology (ICT)

  • ICT: meaning, advantages, disadvantages and uses
  • General abbreviations and terminology
  • Basics of internet and e-mailing
  • Using the computer and managing files
  • Word processing, Spreadsheets
  • Desktop Publishing
  • Databases and Graphics

Basic Computer Skills

  • Web skills for Research
  • Web skills
  • Word processing skills
  • Spreadsheet skills
  • Using Presentation software
  • Knowledge of Blogs/SNS/Wikis for research purpose


Parts of Speech and their Usages

  • Nouns
  • Verbs
  • Adjectives
  • Adverbs
  • Prepositions
  • Conjunctions
  • Interjections
  • Pronouns
  • Articles

Types of Sentence and its Structure

  • Declarative sentences
  • Interrogative sentences
  • Imperative sentences
  • Exclamatory sentences
  • Simple sentence
  • Compound sentence
  • Complex sentence
  • Remove “too”
  • Superlative Sentences
  • Comparative Sentences

Usages of Tenses in English

  • Present tense (Simple, Progressive and Perfective aspects)
  • Past tense (Simple, Progressive and Perfective aspects)
  • Active and Passive Voice
  • Direct and Indirect Speech

Paper II

The question in this section will be from the syllabus of UGC NET or SLET, UGC/CSIR or other such tests approved by UGC in the candidates’ concerned subject

Eligibility Criteria

Candidates who have completed their Master’s degree or degree equivalent to Master’s degree with at least 48% marks or equivalent grade are eligible to appear for the Bhavnagar University PhD Entrance Exam in the subject one holds his master degree.  Candidates in the final year of Master’s degree programme are also eligible to apply for the same.

How to Apply?

The candidates can obtain the application form along with the information brochure from the official website of the University The duly filled application form along with DD of Rs. 1250/- (Rs. 1000/- in case of backward community candidates) drawn in favor of Coordinator, PET Examination payable at Bhavnagar has to be sent to “The Deputy Registrar (Academic), Bhavnagar University, Bhavnagar-364 022, Gujarat, India.

How to fill the Form?

  • Read the brochure carefully before form filling
  • All the columns in the form have to be filled providing the exact details
  • Mention on the envelop “Application for Entrance Test for Eligibility of Admission to PhD (PET)
  • Affix a recent passport size photograph at appropriate place
  • A self addressed stamped (Rs.10) envelop must be attached along with the application form

Important Dates (Tentative)

[Please note that we only provide tentative dates based on previous years dates. For exact dates related information it is always best to check official websites only.]

Availability of application form on university website: First week of September, 2012

Last date of receiving the forms: Mid week of September, 2012

Date of the PET examination: First week of October, 2012

List of Bhavnagar University Ph.D Entrance Exam Centres

Bhavnagar University

Contact Address for Bhavnagar University Ph.D Entrance Exam

  • Address: Gaurishanker Lake Road, Bhavnagar - 364 022, Gujarat, India
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Fax: (0278)-2513943
  • Website:

Colleges Accepting the Bhavnagar University Ph.D Entrance Exam Score

Bhavnagar University

Reference Books for Bhavnagar University Ph.D Entrance Exam

  • Quantitative Ability by Career Launcher
  • Quantitative Aptitude by R S Aggarwal
  • MBA Entrance Exam Guide by Anjani Gupta Abul Hashem
  • How to Prepare for Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension for the CAT by Arun
  • Sharma, Meenakshi Upadhyay
  • MAT Entrance Exam Guide by Rph Editorial Board
  • An Advanced Approach to Data Interpretation by R S Aggarwal
  • Encyclopaedia of General Knowledge and General Awareness by Verma
  • Objective Mathematics for MBA Entrance Exams by Murtuza Gadiwala
  • Handbook of Test of Reasoning & Quantitative Aptitude Mental Ability & Numerical
  • Aptitude by Agarwal Pk
  • Verbal Ability Guide for Cat and Other MBA Entrance Exams by PT Education Ltd
  • Numerical Ability & Mathematical Aptitude by Dr A B Rao
  • A New Approach to Numerical Ability by Manpreet Cheema
  • Macmillan’s General Knowledge Manual by Muktikanta Mohanty
  • Introductory Methods of Numerical Analysis by S S Sastry
  • Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension for CAT by Sharma
  • English, Numerical Ability & Reasoning Ability for Competitive Exams by Subburaj
  • A Modern Approach to Verbal & Non Verbal Reasoning by R S Agarwal
  • General Knowledge Manual by Nill
  • General Awareness Digest by Laxmikanth
  • General Awareness and Current Affairs Digest P.B by Reddy K Krishna
  • Encyclopaedia of General Knowledge and General Awareness by Ravi Chopra
  • Ency of General Knowledge & General Awareness by Verma R.P
  • Course in Mental Ability and Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations by Thorpe, Edgar

Coaching Centers for Bhavnagar University Ph.D Entrance Exam

  • T.I.M.E (Triumphant Institute of Management Education) Pvt. Ltd
  • Brilliants Tutorial Pvt. Ltd
  • Sreekrishna Entrance Coaching Center
  • Oasis education services
  • Narayana IIT Academy
  • Sri Krishna Academy
  • Aakash Institute
  • Career point
  • Life Line Competitive and Entrance Coaching Centre
  • Sahil study circle
  • Pathfinder Academy
  • Hierank School of Competitions
  • VPM classes
  • J .R. S Tutorials
  • Manidha Naeyam IAS Coaching Centre
  • Pearson Tandem

Study Plan

  • Set up an appropriate timetable and follow it systematically
  • Cover all the topics in the syllabus of the entrance exam
  • Practice with the help of sample question papers
  • Refer many books while preparing
  • Note down the important points and formulas in a separate paper

How and Where To Get the Results?

The result of Bhavnagar University Ph.D Entrance Exam can be obtained from the official website of the University.

Score Validity

The validity of Bhavnagar University Ph.D Entrance Exam score will be for 4 years from the date of declaration of the result.



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One Response to “Bhavnagar University Ph.D Entrance Exam 2012”

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    I have just completed my MSW (Masters in social Work) in 2011. Now, i want to do PhD in the same subject: Do i have any scop to apply in 2012?