How to prepare for Ph.D in Microbiology Entrance exam?


Doctor of Philosophy in Microbiology (Ph.D in Microbiology) is a doctoral level course in Microbiology. Microbiology refers to the study of micro organisms which includes eukaryotes, such as fungi and protists, and prokaryotes, viruses and prions.  The minimum time required for the course is three years. The duration may sometimes vary depending on the university opted for studies. Many reputed universities in the country offer this course. Admissions to this course are made on the basis of entrance examination conducted by the concerned universities.

List of Ph.D in Microbiology entrance exams

Major Ph.D in Microbiology entrance exams conducted in different universities of the country are listed below

  • The Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Entrance Exam
  • Indian Institute of Technology Entrance Exam
  • Mahatma Gandhi University: Faculty of Applied Science Entrance Exam
  • University of Calicut Microbiology Entrance Exam
  • University of Kerala: Faculty of Science Microbiology Entrance Exam
  • Aligarh Muslim University Microbiology Entrance Exam
  • Assam University Microbiology Entrance Exam
  • Banaras Hindu University Microbiology Entrance Exam
  • Goa University Microbiology Entrance Exam
  • Himachal Pradesh University Shimla - Microbiology Entrance Test
  • Lovely Professional University Microbiology Entrance Exam
  • Mahatma Gandhi University Microbiology Entrance Exam
  • Manipal Academy of Higher Education Microbiology Entrance Exam
  • Osmania University Microbiology Entrance Exam
  • University of Calcutta Microbiology Entrance Exam
  • University of Mumbai Microbiology Entrance Exam
  • University of Pune Microbiology Entrance Exam

Eligibility Criteria for Ph.D in Microbiology Entrance Exam

Candidates who have completed their master’s degree in Microbiology or any related subjects with aggregate of 50% are eligible to write the entrance exam. Some universities may give a relaxation to candidates who belong to backward communities.

General guidelines for preparing for Ph.D in Microbiology Entrance Exam

The candidates should be aware about the entire syllabus for the exam. They should start their preparations at an early stage itself. It will be beneficial for the candidates if they refer more books related to the topic. They can also refer to the previous year question papers. Candidates can collect more study materials if they are joining any of the entrance coaching centers.

Ph.D in Microbiology Entrance Exam Pattern

The pattern for the entrance exam will be different for different universities. Generally the exam will be objective type with multiple choice questions. The cut off mark required by each university will be different.

Set up a full proof study Plan

Candidates are suggested to study with a well prepared study plan. This will help the candidates in the proper utilization of the allowed time. They can divide the syllabus into small topics and try to cover each sub topic separately. Studying in such away will increase the confidence level of candidates and also reduces their tension.



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3 Responses to “How to prepare for Ph.D in Microbiology Entrance exam?”

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    shiv nandan:

    i am a nepali student.i want to do phd in microbiology in india .please inform me at right time of application.thank you

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    I am studying MSc microbiology semester(final sem).I wants to do Phd.will you provide informations regarding the admissions,preparations,duration,etc in India;especially in Kerala & Tamil nadu.At present Iam studying under Bharathiar university,Coimbatore-Dist,Tamilnadu.

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    Y V Pavan Kumar:

    My son, Y Sai Praneeth is studying MSc Medical Microbiology in third year(final year). He wants to do Phd in MSc medical Microbiology. Will you please provide information regarding the colleges for above mentioned Phd course, in India; particularly in Andhra Pradesh and their admission procedure. My son at present studying the course in Mamatha Medical College, Khammam-Dist., Andhra Pradesh.