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IIT Kharagpur Ph.D. Entrance Exam 2020 (Spring) Notification, Exam Dates, Admit Card, Exam Pattern, Counselling

IIT Kharagpur Ph.D. Entrance Exam 2020 (Spring)
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IIT Kharagpur Ph.D. Entrance Exam 2020 (Spring) Exam - Dates, Registration, Eligibility, Syllabus, Exam Pattern

Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur Entrance Exam for Ph.D. (Spring) 2020 or IIT Kharagpur Ph.D. Entrance Exam (Spring) 2020 is the entrance examination for admission to Ph.D.. IIT Kharagpur Ph.D. Entrance Exam (Spring) 2020 is conducted by Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur.

IIT Kharagpur Ph.D. Entrance Exam (Spring) for the year 2020 has been announced by Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur and will be held from 08/12/2020 to 15/12/2020. The application forms will be available from 29/10/2020 till 24/11/2020. The exam is in written mode. It is being conducted in English language. The result date will be announced later.

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IIT Kharagpur Ph.D. Entrance Exam 2020 (Spring) Conducting Body

Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur

IIT Kharagpur Ph.D. Entrance Exam 2020 (Spring) Eligibility Criteria

Eligibility Criteria for Admission:

All candidates seeking admission to the Ph.D. program under the categories mentioned  below shall have to possess requisite marks/grades in the qualifying degree as shown below:

  • Minimum 60% marks or a CGPA of 6.5 in 10 point scale in the qualifying examination  (3.2.a and/or 3.2.b) in Engineering /Science /Commerce /Management/ Law and/or equivalent 
  • Minimum 55% marks or a CGPA of 6.0 in 10 point scale in the qualifying examination  (3.2.a and/or 3.2.b) in Humanities/Social Science/MBBS degree and/or equivalent

Note: CGPA will not be converted into percentage marks if the degree awarding Institute provides marks in CGPA system vice versa. Their admission will be based on the CGPA or Percentage of Marks awarded in the transcript

a) Minimum qualifying degree required for seeking admission to the Ph.D. program 

  • M.Tech (Master of Technology) / MS / ME (Master of Engineering)/ M.Sc.(Engg.,)
  • M. Arch./ MCP (Master of City planning) /MRP (Master of Regional Planning)
  • M. Phil. (2 years program)
  • MBA / PG Diploma in Management of 2-year duration (after completion of  B.Tech/M.Sc/MA/M.Com) 
  • LLM (2 years program) after EITHER at least 5 years of integrated LLB degree after  10+2 examination OR 3 years LLB degree after 10+2+3 examination 
  • An equivalent of the aforesaid degree

b) Minimum qualifying degree required for seeking admission to the Ph.D. program

  • B.Tech. (Bachelor of Technology)/ BE (Bachelor of Engineering)/ B.Sc (Engg.)
  • B.Arch. (Bachelor of Architecture)
  • M.Sc. (Master of Science) / MA (Master of Arts) / M. Phil. (1-year program)
  • MBA / PG Diploma in Management of 2-year duration (after completion of BA/B.Sc/B.Com) 
  • MBBS degree with compulsory one-year internship completed
  • 5 years (minimum) of integrated LLB degree after 10+2 examination OR 3 years LLB degree after 10+2+3 examination OR LLM (1-year program) after LLB degree  (minimum 5 years) 
  • A degree equivalent to any of the above

For more details refer to the prospectus

IIT Kharagpur Ph.D. Entrance Exam 2020 (Spring) Important Dates

Events Start Date Last Date
Application Form 29/10/2020 30/11/2020
IIT Kharagpur Ph.D. Entrance Exam 2020 (Spring) Exam Date Offline Dates
  • 08/12/2020  to  15/12/2020
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    IIT Kharagpur Ph.D. Entrance Exam 2020 (Spring) Prospectus

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    Test Centre Details

    • The information of the Test centre allocated is provided along with admit card.
    • It includes the address of the centre.
    • One should locate the centre on Google Maps.
    • It is a good practice and strongly advised to visit the centre one day before to know about the time taken to reach the centre. By doing so one can reach well in time on the examination day. It prevents wastage of time trying to locate the centre and thus avoids the stress created if the centre is not easy to find.

    IIT Kharagpur Ph.D. Entrance Exam 2020 (Spring) Application Form

    Application Form Fee

    Unreserved/OBC/EWS/Transgender candidatesRs.1000/-
    SC/ST/PwD/ Women candidatesRs.500/-

    Application Form Filling Instructions

    Students applying for the IIT Kharagpur Ph.D. Entrance Exam 2020 (Spring) have to fill up the application form on the official site.

    A student can submit the application only once; multiple forms will be rejected.

    The submission is ONLINE 

    Requirements to be readied before you start filling up the Application Form of IIT Kharagpur Ph.D. Entrance Exam 2020 (Spring)

    • PC or a Laptop with Internet connectivity
    • Qualification details
    • Scanned copy of passport photograph and Scanned and copy of the signature.
    • Functional e-mail Id as all communication are made through email; Parents email id is recommended.
    • Mobile number as all information is sent through SMS too. Parents phone numbers can be used.
    • For online payments, usually a valid debit or credit card as well as Net Banking facility, UPI or PAYTM Service is a must.
    • It is recommended to download the information Bulletin Brochure and read it carefully so that you understand various requirements to fill-up the form.

    The Usual Steps in filling up the Online Application Form:

    Step-1: Students have to register for Online Application Form. A login and Password are created.

    Step-2: Student has to Complete the Application Form and its various sections.

    Step-3: Required documents in the form of Scanned Images of Candidate’s Photograph, Candidate’s Signature and Left Thumb Impression.

    Step-4: Payments have to be made by Debit / Credit Card / Net Banking / UPI / PAYTM

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    Steps in Filling up the application form:
    Step 1
    • Go to the Official site.
    Step 2
    • Please go to the new candidate registration button and complete the registration process.
    • Candidate must provide Correct Name, Date of Birth, Mobile Number and Email Address as these details cannot be changed once the registration is complete.
    Step 3
    • Candidate has to fill in the above-mentioned details to receive the User ID and Password.
    • Candidate will receive the User ID on the registered email address and Password as SMS on the registered mobile number. Overseas candidates will receive both User ID and Password on registered email address.

    Step 4

    • Candidate can login with the User ID and Password to complete the application form for IIT Kharagpur Ph.D. Entrance Exam 2020 (Spring).
    • After Registration, the personal details section of the application form has to be filled up.
    • The next section to be filled up is the Academics section
    • The third section is about your work experience details, if any.
    • Fourth section is choosing of the programmes or course which one wants to apply for. Candidate can then choose the centre of examination.
    • Fifth section is the last section, where the payment has to be done according to the details provided on the official website.
    Step 5
    • Before completing the payment, the candidate can preview the application form and make any corrections, if required. Once the payment is done, no changes are allowed. Once done the candidate will agree to the declaration by ticking the appropriate box and submitting the form. The final application form should be printed and a copy kept with you.

    IIT Kharagpur Ph.D. Entrance Exam 2020 (Spring) Admit Card

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    IIT Kharagpur Ph.D. Entrance Exam 2020 (Spring) Exam Day Instructions


    Offline Dates

    • 08/12/2020  to  15/12/2020

    Examination Day Instructions

    Preparation for the Exam Day
    • The Admit card should be downloaded and printed Immediately.
    • A few copies of the Admit Card should be kept in reserve as these are also used at the time of admission and counselling.
    • Photo to be fixed on the admit card, if required
    • Documents to be taken to the Exam centre should be kept ready.
    • Copy of the photo may be required to be taken to the Test Centre.
    • Stationary related articles as mentioned should be kept ready.
    • Dress related details will also be provided in the prospectus as well as with the admit card and should be followed.
    • Items not to be taken to the Exam centre or barred should be noted.

    Before entering the Exam Centre
    • Try to reach the exam centre one hour prior to the time advised in the admit card.
    • Before leaving for the site, please have a hearty breakfast or light lunch depending on the session. Drink plenty of fluids; as in summers dehydration can set in affecting your performance in the exam.
    • Have a cookie or a chocolate just before entering the centre; this prevents hypoglycaemia and thus helps you stay alert longer improving your results.
    • If it is a busy centre, then don’t wait till last for the entry and security check.
    • Centre will not allow you to enter after the stipulated time of closing the doors.
    • Admission to the Exam Centre is with the Admit Card; no candidates shall be admitted to the test without the production of the Admit Card at the Test Centre.
    • Usually, no bags are allowed.
    • No eatables are allowed.
    • No communication equipment such as mobile phones/pager / wireless set/scanner/camera or any such electronic/digital gadget etc are allowed in the exam centre; carrying one will lead to disqualification.

    After entering the centre

    • Once candidates enter the centre, they should locate their designated hall and seat.
    • If mentioned, candidates will be hand frisked as well as photographed or video graphed before entering the centre
    • After all the formalities, candidates should enter the allotted hall and take the designated seat.
    • No candidate shall be allowed to leave the examination hall/room before the expiry of half of the time allotted for the respective paper.
    • For Objective Type question papers, rough work is to be done in the space provided for this purpose. No rough work is allowed on the OMR Answer Sheet under any situation.
    • Questions have to be answered on the answer sheet only.
    • Copying, use of unfair means of any kind, talking, asking questions from other candidates or borrowing of material inside the Test Centre is strictly prohibited.
    • The candidates are to return their OMR answer-sheets and the question paper in full to the Centre Superintendent. Tearing or taking away of the question paper is not allowed failing which the candidates shall be disqualified from the entire Entrance Test.
    • Smoking is not allowed.
    • Misbehaviour of any kind can lead to expulsion of the candidate.
    • Caught copying helping in copying will mean cancellation of the answer sheet/cancellation of the candidature.
    • Marking the answer sheet or question paper in any way will also lead to cancellation of the exam for that candidate.

    More Information

    The mode of availability of the admit card is online.

    Admit Card can be downloaded from the official site

    The Admit Card for IIT Kharagpur Ph.D. Entrance Exam 2020 (Spring) can be accessed using the Registration number and Date of Birth.

    The admit card of IIT Kharagpur Ph.D. Entrance Exam 2020 (Spring) contains a lot of information including

    • Name
    • Roll Number
    • Test Centre
    • Date and time of the Exam
    • Exam day instructions
    • Documents to carry for the exam
    • Dress Code
    • Exam Day instructions

    Documents to carry along with admit card will include 2 passport size photographs to affix on admit card and attendance sheet, Aadhaar card and printed copy of Admit Card

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    IIT Kharagpur Ph.D. Entrance Exam 2020 (Spring) Results

    Tentative Result DateFirst week of January, 2021

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