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Allahabad University to conduct CRET-2020 at 14 centres on Jan 17 for PhD admissions – education

Allahabad University (AU) will conduct its Combined Research Entrance Test (CRET) -2020 at 14 centers in offline mode in Prayagraj between 11am and 12pm. -2020, AU.

Candidates will be able to download their admission cards to appear in the entrance exam from the official AU website starting January 8, he added. Through CRET-2020, admissions to 625 doctoral course places will take place at AU, as well as its constituent universities. Of the 625 places, 203 were available in different university subjects, while the rest belong to different faculties, officials explained. For the 625 positions on offer, a total of around 7,200 candidates have applied.

CRET-2020 coordinator, Professor AR Siddiqui, said that the guidelines issued by the government to keep people safe from Covid-19 would be followed in letter and spirit during the entrance exam. All applicants would undergo a mandatory thermal scan before entering the exam rooms and would also need to wear a mask and observe all other guidelines to appear on the admissions test. Likewise, all college and university officials associated with taking the entrance test would also strictly follow all of these established standards, he said.

NET JRF or junior research scholarship winners competing for admission to AU and their universities are eligible to participate directly in level 2 of the selection process (round of interviews) without having to sit the CRET written exam. Recently, NET JRF results have been declared. However, the application process for CRET-2020 had already been completed by then. As a result, JRFs have been asked to apply to participate in Level 2 of CRET-2020 before January 8. These candidates will also be required to submit an award letter from JRF along with the applications, said Professor Prashant Agarwal.

Previously, preparations to celebrate CRET-2020 on January 10 were underway, but the exam was postponed for the benefit of candidates in light of Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Gorakhpur University, Gorakhpur also takes its admission test for research programs on same day, university officials said. AU had invited the CRET-2020 application from July 29 to September 5 and then had extended the last application date to September 30, 2020.

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