Executive Ph.D Entrance Test (E-PET)

The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda


Inauguration-Executive PhD Program Presentation

For any query or help send e-mail to ephd@msubaroda.ac.in

Date of E-PET
24 October 2021

Fee Collection (Step 1) and
Online Application (Step 2)
17 September 2021
30 September 2021
The Result of 1st Online Executive PhD Entrance Test (E-PET) 24 October 2021
is declared on 27 October 2021.


  • The University Grants Commission had notified in the Gazette of India under the ‘Minimum Standards and procedures for award of MPhil/PhD degree regulation, 2009’ that the procedure for admission for these degrees should be through an Entrance Test conducted at the level of individual University, followed by an interview to be organized by the Department/University. Further at the time of the interview the students are expected to discuss their research interest/area and only a pre-determined number of students may be admitted to the PhD programme.
  • Subsequently in supersession of the above mentioned notification, the new notification called ‘University Grants Commission (Minimum Standards and Procedure for Award of MPhil/PhD degrees) Regulations, 2016’ mentions that the admission should be a two stage process i.e.
    • (i) An entrance test with qualifying marks as 50%. The syllabus of the entrance test shall consist of 50% research methodology and 50% shall be subject specific.
    • (ii) An interview/viva voce to be organized where the candidates discuss their research interest/area through a presentation before a duly constituted Department Research Committee.

    Eligibility Criteria For Executive PhD Programme

  • A candidate for the Executive PhD Programme should have a minimum of five years of work experience in a middle-scaled organization of repute in the respective field.
  • A candidate for the Executive PhD Programme must have one of the following qualifications obtained from any of the universities incorporated by an act of the Central or State legislature in India or other educational institutions established by an act of parliament or deemed to be the university under section 3 of UGC Act, 1956, or possess an equivalent qualification recognized by the Ministry of HRD, Government of India, or an equivalent qualification from an institution approved by AICTE, New Delhi or Equivalent Statutory Bodies/Councils; or any discipline or allied discipline or a Post-Graduate qualification from recognized foreign universities or institutions.
    • A Master’s degree in any discipline, with at least 55 percent aggregate marks or Equivalent Grade Point Average
    • A Post-Graduate Programme/Executive Post-Graduate Programme / Post Graduate Programme for Working Executives from IIMs/IITs and or an Equivalent          Educational Qualification         obtained      from State/Central/Deemed/Private Universities with Minimum Grade Point Equivalent to 6.0 out of 10-Point Scale
    • A Professional qualification like CA, ICWA, ICMA, CS etc. with at least 55 per cent aggregate marks or Equivalent Grade Point Average
    • A Five year/Four-year Integrated Master’s Degree Programme in any discipline, with at least 55 percent aggregate marks, obtained after completing Higher Secondary schooling (10+2) or equivalent.
  • Age should not be more than 55 years at the time admission to Executive PhD Programme.
  • Minimum 5 years of Managerial/Entrepreneurial/Professional Experience at the time Admission after Post-Graduation.
  • The Candidate shall be required to pass the Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda Executive PhD Entrance Test (E-PET) with 50%.

      Exemption From Clearing The Msub Executive Phd Entrance Test [E-PET]
    • The candidates who have qualified in National/ State level competitive examination such as UGC-CSIR / NET / SET / GATE / GPAT / DBT / ICMR / JRF as well as M.Phil. degree holders are exempted from appearing in Executive PhD Entrance Test [E- PET] Examination.
      • The MSUB Executive PhD Entrance Test will comprise of the Online Written Test.
      • The question papers of Executive PhD Entrance Test will be objective type in nature, in English language only.
      • The Syllabus of the Executive PhD Entrance Test shall consist of 50% Research Methodology and 50% Subject Specific.
      • After qualifying the Executive PhD Entrance Test, candidate shall be required to discuss his or her research through PowerPoint Presentation of Research Proposal on an identified and chosen Research Topic /Research Problem which will be followed by Aptitude Interview and or Viva Voce by a duly constituted Faculty Level Research Advisory Committee (FLRAC)/ Institute Level Research Committee (ILRAC).

    About E-PET

  • In view of the above mentioned notification of UGC, it is proposed that the E-PET examination to be conducted by The M. S. University of Baroda should broadly follow the guidelines set by the UGC i.e. Paper I will be similar to the Paper I of the NET/SET examination of UGC having a weightage of 50%. Paper II will be subject specific taking into consideration all the departments of the University where the PhD degree is offered. For the engineering and the pharmacy faculty the test could be subject specific as is followed in the GATE examination and the GPAT examination respectively.
  • Paper I will cover the UGC syllabus of research methodology with 50 multiple choice questions and all are compulsory. Each question carries 1 mark thus the total marks in Paper I will be 50.

    Paper II will be subject specific including GK/ICT and will contain 50 multiple choice questions and all are compulsory, each question carrying 1 mark. Thus the total marks in Paper II is 50.
  • The qualifying marks for Paper I & Paper II will be 50% of those obtained in Paper I and Paper II put together. Students from reserved category (SEBC, ST, SC, PwD(PH/VH)) will have a lower qualifying marks of 45%. There will be no negative marks for wrong answers. Merit list will be prepared, category wise taking into consideration the aggregate marks for Paper I & Paper II put together, by a committee constituted by the Vice Chancellor.

    Online E-PET Schedule

  • 1st Online Executive Ph. D. Entrance Test will be conducted on Sunday, 24th October 2021.
    The Time Schedule and Instructions will be uploaded soon.

    Candidates can appear in Online E-PET from their own place/home.


  • The validity of the E-PET examination is lifelong. A candidate who has qualified the E-PET examination henceforth is eligible to register for Executive PhD in The M. S. University of Baroda in any department/subject whenever she/he desires and as per the academic schedule of the University and also depending on the vacancy with a particular PhD supervisor.


  • The equivalence of Executive PhD degree is subject to approval by the concerned statutory bodies.

    E-PET fee

  • The entrance test fee is Rs. 2000/-


  • Paper I - Code No. :00General paper on research methodology

    • The main objective is to assess the inclination and the research capabilities of the candidates. Therefore the test is aimed at assessing the general research aptitude as well awareness. The candidates are expected to have and express cognitive abilities. These should be comprehension of existing knowledge, analysis and evaluation of the same. The candidate should have the necessary skills to understand the structure of arguments and also be able to give proper reasoning.

      Note: Each section gets equal weightage

        Research aptitude
      • Meaning, characteristics and types
      • Steps of research
      • Methods of research
      • Research ethics
      • Paper, article, workshop, seminar, conference, symposium
      • Thesis writing, its characteristics and formats
        Reasoning (including mathematical)
      • Number series, letter series, codes
      • Relationships, classification
      • Understanding the structure of arguments
      • Evaluating and distinguishing deductive and inductive reasoning
      • Verbal analogies, word analogy, applied analogy, Verbal classification
      • Reasoning logical diagrams, simple diagrammatic relationship, multi diagrammatic relationship, Venn diagram, analytical reasoning
        Data interpretation
      • Sources, acquisition and interpretation of data
      • Quantitative and qualitative data
      • Graphical representation and mapping of data
  • Syllabus for Paper II

    The syllabus for individual subjects will be as per the UGC norms as given on the UGC website and PET Website :www.petmsubaroda.in.

      Information and communication technology (ICT)
    • ICT, meaning, advantages, disadvantages and uses
    • General abbreviations and terminology
    • Basics of internet and e-mailing
      General Knowledge
    • Current political, economic, social, cultural and legal affairs in India
    • Sources of pollution
    • Pollutants and their impact on human life, exploitation of natural and energy resources
      Subject specific
    • Content as per the syllabus prescribed by UGC/GATE/GPAT (Available on website www.petmsubaroda.in)
Faculty PET Exam Code  PET Subject Name ** Ph.D Subject Code  Department / Ph.D Subject Name ***

(Last Updated on 03-09-2020)

Faculty of Arts 1 Economics 1 Economics Download English
2 English 2 English Download English
3 Gujarati 3 Gujarati Download Gujarati
4 Hindi 4 Hindi Download Hindi
5 History 5 History Download English
6 Library And Information Sciences 6 Library And Information Sciences Download English
7 Marathi 7 Marathi Download Marathi
8 Philosophy 8 Philosophy Download English
9 Political Science 9 Political Science Download English
11 Sanskrit 11 Sanskrit Download Sanskrit
12 Sociology 12 Sociology Download English
45 Archaeology And Ancient History 61 Archaeology And Ancient History Download English
Faculty of Commerce 13 Commerce 13 Accounting And Financial Management Download English
14 Banking And Insurance
15 Business Economics
16 Commerce and Business Management
17 Co-operative Management and Rural Studies
Faculty of Education and Psychology 14 Education 18 Education Download English
15 Psychology 19 Psychology Download English
Faculty Family and Community Science 16 Home science 20 Clothing And Textile Download English
21 Foods and Nutrition English
22 Family and Community Resource Management English
23 Extension And Communication English
24 Human Development And Family Studies English
Faculty of Fine Arts 17 Museology 25 Museology Download English
Faculty of Law 19 Law 27 Law Download English
Faculty of Management Studies 20 Management 28 Management Download English
Faculty of Performing Arts 21 Music  29 Music (Vocal / Instrumental) Download English
22 Tabla 30 Tabla Download English
23 Performing Arts 31 Dance Download English
Faculty of Science 24 Life Sciences 32 Bio-Chemistry Download English
34 Botany English
35 Microbiology English
36 Zoology English
Faculty of Science 25 Chemical Sciences 37 Chemistry Download English
Faculty of Technology and Engineering 38 Applied Chemistry English
Faculty of Science 26 Earth Science 39 Geography Download English
Faculty of Science 27 Geology 40 Geology Download English
Faculty of Science 28 Mathematical Sciences 41 Statistics Download English
42 Mathematics English
Faculty of Technology and Engineering 43 Applied Mathematics English
Faculty of Science 29 Physical Sciences 44 Physics Download English
Faculty of Technology and Engineering 45 Applied Physics English
Faculty of Science 30 Environmental Sciences 46 Environmental Science Download English
Faculty of Social Work 32 Social Work 48 Social Work Download English
Faculty of Technology and Engineering 33 Applied Mechanics And Structural Engineering 49 Applied Mechanics And Structural Engineering Download English
34 Chemical Engineering 50 Chemical Engineering Download English
35 Civil Engineering 51 Civil Engineering/WREMI Download English
36 Computer Science 52 Computer Science and Engineering Download English
37 Electrical Engineering 53 Electrical Engineering Download English
38 Mechanical Engineering 54 Mechanical Engineering Download English
39 Metallurgical and Materials Engineering 55 Metallurgical and Materials Engineering Download English
40 Textile Chemistry 56 Textile Chemistry Download English
41 Textile Engineering 57 Textile Engineering Download English
42 Architecture 58 Architecture Download English
Faculty of Journalism and Communication 43 Journalism and Communication 59 Journalism Download English
Faculty of Pharmacy 44 Pharmacy 60 Pharmacy Download English


  • Candidates can appear in Online E-PET 2021 from their own place/home.