Test Structure/
Test Format

Doctoral Program / Test Structure

Admissions to the Ph.D. program at ADYPU will be based on the ADYPU Ph.D. Entrance Test, held annually in July.

ADYPU Ph.D. Entrance Test Overview

The ADYPU PET will carry a total of 100 marks, with the examination consisting of two parts, each accounting for 50 marks.

Measure Number of Questions Standard Time
Analytical Writing (Two Sections) Section 1: “Analyze an Issue” task 30 minutes per task
Section 2:”Analyze an Argument”task
Verbal Reasoning (One Section) 20 questions 30 minutes
Quantitative Reasoning (One Section) 20 questions 30 minutes

Measure Number of Questions Standard Time

Section One: Common to All Disciplines

The General Test assesses verbal reasoning, quantitative reasoning, critical thinking, and analytical writing skills. These skills, crucial for all fields of study, are developed over an extended period and transcend specific academic domains.

Verbal Reasoning:

This section evaluates your capacity to:

  • Analyze and draw conclusions from discourse.
  • Reason from incomplete data.
  • Identify an author’s assumptions or perspective.
  • Understand multiple levels of meaning, encompassing literal, figurative, and authorial intent.
  • Select important points, distinguish major from minor or relevant points, summarize text, and comprehend text structure.
  • Understand the meanings of words, sentences, entire texts, and relationships among words and concepts.

Quantitative Reasoning:

This section gauges 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.

Analytical Writing:

This section measures your capability 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.

This section requires focused responses to specific tasks, allowing a precise demonstration of your ability to address given prompts effectively.

Section Two: Subject-Specific

This section is tailored to the chosen subject of the applicant, aligned with their intended research area. The paper will be worth 50 marks, with detailed subject-specific syllabi outlined in Annexure One.

Subjects include Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Mathematics, Law, Design, Architecture, Media & Communication. For specifics, refer to Annexure One.