BITS Pilani Ph.D. Admission 2020: Application Form, Eligibility, Entrance Examination

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BITS Pilani Ph.d. admission for the January session has started. The admission to the program is based on the maximum qualifying score of the previous UG program followed by the admission test/interview conducted by the university.

The registrations for the program have been started. The last date to apply for Ph.D. programmes is December 9.The application fees for the programs is INR 2400/- to be paid online by Debit/Credit/Net banking. 

The minimum and maximum duration of the program will be 2 to 5 years.

BITS Pilani offers i.e. PhD in the given specializations;-

  • Engineering: Chemical, Civil, Computer Science, Electrical & Electronics, Mechanical
  • Science: Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics
  • Pharmacy
  • Economics and Finance
  • Management
  • Humanities
  • Social Sciences

Read about BITS Pilani Courses & Fee

BITS Pilani Ph.D. Application Form

Application form can be downloaded online through the official website of BITS Pilani 

  • Visit:
  • Click “Application”
  • Download the application form
  • Mention choice of depatment and choice of BITS campus 
  • Fill personal information
  • Write academic details
  • Write about the research proposal
  • Pay application fee through Net Banking/Debit/Credit Card
  • Post the filled application form and E-receipt of paid fee along with supporting documents to:


HD & Ph.D. Admission Test

BITS Pilani Pilani – 333 031 (Rajasthan)

Required Documents

  1. Marksheet of 10th and 12th class
  2. Marksheet of Qualifying Examination.
  3. Residence Proof
  4. Photo ID Proof

BITS Pilani Ph.D. Eligibility Criteria

  • M.E/M.Phil./M.Pharm/MBA with at least 60% marks from recognized university.
  • M.Sc/BE/Pharm with at least 60% marks.
  • MA with at least 50% marks is required for Humanities and Social Science programmes.

BITS Pilani Ph.D. Selection Process

Admission to Ph.D course will be based on the entrance examination and interview conducted by BITS Pillani .

  • Merit list will be uploaded by the university according to the marks secured in qualifying examination.
  • Selected applicant will go through with the entrance examination.
  • Qualified candidates will be called for interview/viva.
  • Final merit list will be updated .
  • Selected candidate will be invitd for document verification and payment of programme fee.

Note: Candidates with M.Phil Degree or having CSIR/UGC/DBT Fellowships are exempted from Test.

Entrance Test

There will be two components of Ph.D. Entrance test.

  1. Part A – Will be for all aspirants
  2. Part B – Will have for the stream specific questions.

Part A Pattern

  • 30 MCQs 
  • 1 Hour duration
  • 2 Marks for each correct answer
  • 0.5 mark will be deducted for the wrong answer
  • Questions will be asked from General Aptitude, Quantitative Reasoning & Analysis and Research Aptitude. 

Part B Pattern

  • 70 MCQs
  • 1 Hour Duration
  • 2 Marks for each correct answer
  • 0.5 mark will be deducted for the wrong answer

Entrance Test Pattern for Humanities and Social Sciences

Part A Pattern

  • Reading Comprehension 2 (20 Minutes Each)
  • Logical Reasoning 10 questions (10 Minutes)
  • Analytical Reasoning 15 questions (15 Minutes)
  • General Awareness 10 questions (15 Minutes)

Part B Pattern

  • 50 Questions
  • 1 hour duration

Required Documents

  1. Marksheet of 10th and 12th class
  2. Marksheet of qualifying examination
  3. Score card of entrance examination
  4. Residence Proof
  5. Photo ID Proof

Check Admission in BITS Pilani 

For More Information

Admissions Office

BITS, Pilani - 333 031 (Rajasthan) India.
Tel: 01596-242205, 01596-515330 Fax: 01596-244183

*The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College



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