PhD Eligibility 2022: Age Limit and Qualification For PhD in India

By Astha Singh|Updated : July 12th, 2022

PhD Eligibility 2022: The applicants looking forward to applying for the PhD must go through the PhD Eligibility Criteria 2022 to ensure their eligibility before applying for PhD Admissions. In case the applicants do not fulfill the educational or age criteria of the PhD Eligibility, the application shall get rejected by the council. 

Scroll down the full article to acknowledge the detailed information on the PhD Eligibility In India and all the other details related to it.

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PhD Eligibility 2022 - Qualification 

The applicants must fulfill the below qualification criteria to be considered eligible for the PhD Admissions 2022. These are the minimum qualification that the candidate must fulfill to be eligible for the post. These are the minimum requirements of any School/Centre/Department/ that operates through CRC/SRC/DRC specifies the short-listing criteria than what is being specified here. The table below includes almost all the PhD degrees, however, each CRC/DRC/SRC can easily specify the disciplines and qualifications that are acceptable for admission in their PhD programs offered by them.

The students who are in the final year of their programs and completing all their qualifying degree that is required to fulfill the eligibility criteria before the PhD entrance exams start can also apply for it. In all cases, all admissions will be provisional at first and will get confirmed only after previous records and certificates are completely verified, this process may take some time. Here's a table provided for the PhD Degree and their Eligibility Criteria-

Qualifying DegreeMinimum performance in the qualifying degree for General/OBC (Non-Creamy Layer) category studentsQualification through national-level examination requirements
M.Tech./M.E./M.D. or equivalent60% marks or 6.00 CGPA on a 10-point scaleNil
M.Sc./MBA/M.A./M.B.B.S. or equivalent60% marks or 6.00 CGPA on a 10-point scaleQualified GATE/ CSIR/ UGC/NET/ICAR/ICMR/ DST-INSPIRE Fellowship
B.E./B.Tech. or equivalent70% marks or 7.00 CGPA on a 10-point scaleQualified GATE/CSIR/ UGC NET/ICAR/DST-INSPIRE Fellowship

Age Criteria For PhD Eligibility Criteria In India

There is no age limitation on the PhD Eligibility In India. Applicants of any age fulfilling the qualifications criteria can apply for PhD Admissions. Candidates of any age can do the PhD course in India. If there is any change in PhD age limit we will update it here. 

PhD Course Eligibility: Relaxations

Candidates of the reserved category must check the various relaxation they are applicable for. Category-wise relaxation is given below.

  • SC/ST/PwD category candidates: The minimum performance in the qualifying degree of M.Tech./M.E./M.D. or equivalent has the relaxation from 60% to 55% which means the candidate will be eligible with the 5.50 CGPA.
  • SC/ST/PwD category candidates: The minimum performance in the qualifying degree of M.Sc./MBA/M.A./M.B.B.S. or equivalent is relaxed from 70% to 65% which means CGPA is relaxed to 6.50 CGPA.
  • The performance of the qualifying degree will be computed by the clustered performance of all the semesters and years based on the credit or weightage system as per the institution/ board where the degree has been completed from.

IIT Delhi PhD Notification 2022

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PhD Eligibility FAQs

  • To be eligible for PhD candidates must have a master's degree with 60% of marks in the relevant field or specialization. There is no age limit for the PhD Entrance Exams.

  • The students who are in the final year of their programs and completing all their qualifying degree that is required to fulfill the eligibility criteria before the PhD registrations start can also apply for it.

  • There is no age limitation on the PhD Eligibility Criteria. Applicants of any age fulfilling the qualifications criteria can apply for PhD Admissions.

  • In case the applicants do not fulfill the educational or age criteria of the PhD Eligibility, the application shall get rejected by the council. 

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