YCMOU Ph.D. Admission 2020: Courses, Eligibility, Exam Pattern, Selection Criteria

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Established in 1989, YCMOU is an open university situated in Nashik, Maharashtra. At present, YCMOU offers a Ph.D. under the following areas of research for a duration of 3 years-

  • Economics
  • Education
  • Distance Education
  • Chemistry
  • Geology
  • Environmental Science
  • Commerce

An applicant seeking admission to Ph.D. offered by YCMOU must possess a post-graduation degree and have a clear Ph.D. entrance examination. There are a total of 120 seats in the program. 

Admission will be grated through the pre-entrance exam (PET) conducted by the university. 

UGC NET JRF/CSIR NET JRF/SET/GATE/SLET/ Teacher fellowship or M.Phil degree holders are exempted from the admission test.

The applicant can register by both online and offline mode on the university website or send the DD INR 1000/- in favor of post-graduation “YCMOU, Nashik”. 

YCMOU Ph.D. Course Highlight 2020

Duration3 Years
No. of Specializations7
Basic Eligibility CriteriaMasters in a relevant field
Basic Admission CriteriaPET 

CourseAdmission Link
M.Phil/Ph.D in Arts,
M.Phil/Ph.D in Science,
M.Phil/Ph.D in Education,
M.Phil/Ph.D in Commerce
Admission Link

YCMOU Ph.D. Eligibility Criteria

Candidates will be eligible for PET and for admission to the Ph.D. shall have Master's

degree in the concerned subject or a professional degree declared equivalent to the Master's degree by the statutory regulatory body, with at least 55% marks in aggregate or its equivalent grade "B" in the UGC 7-point scale.

A relaxation of 5% of marks, from 55% to 50%, or an equivalent relaxation of grade, maybe

allowed for those belongings to SC/ST/VJNT/OBC (non-creamy layer)/Differently-Abled and other categories.

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YCMOU Ph.D. Selection Criteria

The candidates who have qualified UGC-NET (including JRF)/UGC-CSIR NET (including JRF/SLET/GATE/teacher fellowship holder or have awarded M.Phil in the concerned subject are exempted from PET.

YMCA prepares the merit list of PET qualified candidates for each stream of Ph.D. discipline. Merit list will have the names of qualified aspirants along with their marks and category. The list will be prepared on the basis of the cutoff. 

  • General category candidates having 100 marks or more will have their names in the merit list. 
  • For SC/ST/ PwD cutoff is 90 marks. University also prepares a list of candidates who are exempted from the test. 

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YCMOU Ph.D Exam Pattern

  • PET will be conducted in Online Mode. 
  • Two Papers, each of 100 marks and have 1-hour duration.
  • Paper 1 will be common to all the aspirants who have Research and General Aptitude questions.
  • Paper 2 will have a PG course, NET, SLET syllabus. 

All the selected candidates then will be called for the documents verification on university centers. Those whose documents are verified and are eligible for the admission will be given a seat. For this, they have to submit the course fees to the center.

How to Apply for Ph.D?

Applicants can submit the form through both online as well as offline mode. 

Apply online:

  1. Open the official website. (
  2. Click the link “PET” application form.
  3. Select the course and choose online mode.
  4. Upload the scanned copy of 10+2 mark sheet, signature, and photograph.
  5. Pay the fees of INR 1000/- through debit/credit card.

Offline mode:

  1. Send a written letter to the admission office to get the application form.
  2. Fill the application form correctly with all the relevant details, enclose a recent passport size photograph.
  3. Send a DD of INR 1000/- in favor of “Finance Officer, YCMOU, Nashik” along with the application form to the address of correspondence.
  4. Address of Correspondence :

Yashwantrao Chavan Maharashtra Open University

Dnyangangotri, Near Gangapur Dam

Nashik- 422222


  • Certificate of 10+2 examination.
  • Mark sheets of undergraduate and postgraduate programs.
  • Valid id proof
  • Statement or certificate showing you have cleared the entrance test.

YCMOU Ph.D. Reservation Criteria

Schedule cast19%
Schedule tribe11%
Other backward classes20%


Ques. Does the university offer any scholarships to the Ph.D. students?

Ans. The University runs many scholarship programs under the curriculum of the university as financial aid for the students in various forms. For more information in this prospect, one can visit the official website of the university and contact the higher official of the concerned department of the YCMOU Nashik.

Ques. What are the basic requirements for international students seeking admission to the Ph.D. program?

Ans. All international students wishing to undertake any research work or join a Ph.D. or M. Phil. programs will have to obtain prior security clearance from the Ministry of Home Affairs and the approval of the Department of Secondary & Higher Education, Ministry of Human Resource Development Government of India and this must be on the research visa endorsed to this Institution.

Ques. What is the syllabus for PET?

Ans. Syllabus for Entrance Test shall be equivalent to the NET / SET / GATE/examination of the concerned subject. In the Entrance Test, the candidate’s knowledge about the subject, research, and general aptitude shall be tested.

Ques. What will be the medium of the exam?

Ans. The medium of the PET will be as follows-
  • Paper- I: Research and General Aptitude. English and Marathi
  • Paper-II: Will be based on the content of English and Marathi the concerned subject.

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




Hiiii what is date of PET 2020 entrance application date

27 Feb, 2020 16:23
Shobhna Chaturvedi

Hi Satish, application process for entrance exam is scheduled to commence from June 1, 2020.

27 Feb, 2020 16:32
namrata shripad kulkarni

hello,i want to know about your phd course admissions,entrance test for phd.through distance and where to apply.what are the last dates of admissions.

05 Jan, 2020 16:20
Shobhna Chaturvedi

Hi Namrata, candidates can apply for admission through online mode on the official website of the university. However, official dates have not been released yet by the official website. Keep visiting the official website for latest updates.

06 Jan, 2020 12:35
Vidya Thakre

Madam, I passed in PhD entrance exam..plz tell m process about interview

26 Oct, 2019 08:02
Shobhna Chaturvedi

Hi Vidya, interview will not be conducted by the university. Admission to P.hD depends only on the score obtained by the candidate in PET. If you ill meet the cut off, you will be intimated regarding further procedure itself.

02 Nov, 2019 15:51
Nivrutti Prabalkar

I have qualified SET in History? Can I complete my Ph.D.course in Education and is it compulsory to give entrance. When does the process start ?

15 Oct, 2019 10:00
Shobhna Chaturvedi

Hi Nivruti, yes, you may apply for this course provided you have scored at least 55% in your post graduation degree. Yes, admission to any of the branch in P.hD is done only on the basis of score in entrance conducted by the university.

15 Oct, 2019 10:47
Mayur Dawange

Please tell me how should i chose the study center and do i need to pay extra fees to study center as i already paid for the university ?

04 Oct, 2019 11:18
Shobhna Chaturvedi

Hi Mayur, charges of study center are separate from that of university fees.

04 Oct, 2019 12:56
Sangita Nehate

I have M.Ed(Master in education) from Mumbai University (marks 53%) category in O.B.C.Am i eligible education through ycmou

25 Sep, 2019 19:27
Shobhna Chaturvedi

Hi Sangita, yes, you are eligible for this course as candidates from reserved category are considered eligible on scoring 50% in their respective PG degree.

26 Sep, 2019 13:17
vinaykumar sonwane

i have M.Ed [master in education] from Dr.B.A.M.U.Aurangabad university.Am i eligible for education through ycmou

08 Aug, 2019 02:01
Shobhna Chaturvedi

Hi Vinaykumar, to be eligible for this course, candidate must have scored at least 55% in M.Ed. However, admission gets approved only on the basis of marks in entrance exam conducted by the university.

08 Aug, 2019 11:42
Meghraj ganachari

When will be the started admission process to mcj course in2019/20

11 Jun, 2019 13:52
Shobhna Chaturvedi

HI Meghraj, this course is not available in the university. But you may check other MCJ Colleges in Maharashtra from here.

11 Jun, 2019 15:39
Charulata janardan jawale

Hii plz tell me how to take the admission in mphil education

14 Aug, 2018 20:31
Garima Bansal

Hi Charulata, The information regarding the m.phil education is given below:-


Candidate must possess post graduation degree in Agriculture Sciences in first class and must clear Ph.D entrance examination.

Selection Process

M.Phil/Ph.D in Agriculture Selection of the candidate will be based on the rank secured in the merit list in pre entrance test (PET).

17 Aug, 2018 11:29
Smita Bade - Salunkhe

As university got approval for start PHD Programs.. when next entrance test will conduct for PHD in Management

11 Jul, 2018 11:48
Akansha Expert

Hi Smita, This University provide only, Ph.D in Agricultural Extension course.

13 Jul, 2018 15:20

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