Ajeenkya DY Patil University conducts PET - Ph.D. Entrance Test for Ph.D. Admissions. The test is held annually during the month of April.
Format of ADYPU Ph.D. Entrance Test
ADYPU PET is a 100 marks Test. The Entrance Test will be divided into two parts. Each part is of 50 marks.
Part I - Common for All
Number of Questions
Analytical Writing (Two Sections)
Section 1: "Analyze an Issue" task
Section 2:"Analyze an Argument"task
30 minutes per task
Verbal Reasoning (One Section)
Quantitative Reasoning (One Section)
Part II – Subject Specific
Number of Questions
Media & Communication
Part One: Common for all Schools
The General Test measures verbal reasoning, quantitative reasoning, critical thinking and analytical writing skills — skills that have been developed over a long period of time and are not related to a specific field of study but are important for all.
The Verbal Reasoning section measures your ability to:
analyze and draw conclusions from discourse; reason from incomplete data; identify author's assumptions and/or perspective; understand multiple levels of meaning, such as literal, figurative and author's intent
select important points; distinguish major from minor or relevant points; summarize text; understand the structure of a text
understand the meanings of words, sentences and entire texts; understand relationships among words and among concepts
The Quantitative Reasoning section measures your ability to
understand, interpret and analyze quantitative information
solve problems using mathematical models
apply basic skills and elementary concepts of arithmetic, algebra, geometry and data analysis
The Analytical Writing section measures your ability to:
articulate complex ideas clearly and effectively
support ideas with relevant reasons and examples
examine claims and accompanying evidence
sustain a well-focused, coherent discussion
control the elements of standard written English
The Analytical Writing section requires you to provide focused responses based on the tasks presented, so you can accurately demonstrate your skill in directly responding to a task.
Part Two: Subject Specific
The Section Two will be subject-specific. The applicant will choose the subject with respect to the area of research, he / she intends to pursue. The paper will be of 50 marks. The syllabus for different subjects has been laid as under