BHU PhD Admission 2022 – Notification, Exam Date, Eligibility, Application

By BYJU'S Exam Prep

Updated on: September 13th, 2023

BHU PhD Admission 2022 Announced: Banaras Hindu University is one of the most prestigious universities in India. The university organises RET (Research Entrance Test) every year to take candidates for PhD, M.phil and integrated PhD- M. Phil courses. The university has opened the RET Application Portal 2022 for the application from 2nd February 2022. The last date to apply for BHU PhD Admission 2022 is 15th February 2022. The written examination will be followed by the interview round. The notification is released for 2021 PhD Admissions which were delayed due to covid situation. 

Candidates have to make sure they have read and understood all the eligibility conditions and exam patterns to be able to apply and crack the PET (PhD Entrance Test). Find RET Eligibility Criteria, Exam pattern, how to apply online etc. in the article below.                                               

How to get PhD at Banaras Hindu University?

The BHU announces the procedures for the M.Phil/Ph.D admission application form. Interested candidates can apply from the university portal latest by 15th February 2022. The notification is released for 2021 PhD Admissions which were delayed due to covid situation. 

  • All the candidates will be selected through BHU RET (Research Entrance Test).
  • Candidates need to apply for RET 2021-22 through the official website only i.e. or click on the Direct Link for Application to BHU RET 2022. 
  • The payment mode of the application will be online mode only no other mode of application will be accepted.

BHU RET Notification 2022

BHU PhD Admission 2022 Important Dates

Event  Dates
Application Begins 2-02-2022
Last date to submit the application with the fee 15-02-2022
Application fee

General- Rs 800/-

SC/ST/OBC- Rs 400/-

Date of Examination  16-03-2022
Date of Answer key To be announced
Results To be announced

Apply online for BHU PhD Admission 2022

Step 1: First go to the official website or simply click on the link given below to go to the main page. 

Step 2: Scroll down the home page and you will a link ‘RET Application’ link, click on it.

Step 3: After that, you will land on the next page where the first link will be Application for RET 2021.

Step 4: Now on the next page, you will have a portal, you need to register yourself in that portal by giving your email, creating a password and other relevant information.

Step 4: Make sure to fill in every required field and cross-check it. 

Step 5: After paying the required fees your submission will be final. Download and keep the application safe for future use. 

Apply for PhD Admission 2022 Here

Eligibility Criteria for BHU PhD Admission 

  • Candidate must have a master’s degree in a major/minor subject or a professional qualification that is equivalent to a master’s degree announced by the relevant legal supervisory authority, with an overall mark of at least 55% or an equivalent number of points in the UGC 7-point system.
  • For candidates who fall into SC / ST / OBC (non-creamy coat categories / PWD with different capacity) and other categories, the score must relax by 5% or the relaxation level is the same as the decision of UGC / Government. Occasionally in India or those who obtained a master’s degree before September 19, 1991.
  • Candidates who are waiting for their NET results are also allowed to apply for BHUT RET 2021.


  • The applicants who are GATE/SET/NET (JRF) qualified are exempted from participating in the RET and will have to apply through RET Exempted. 
  • Also, applicants holding a Teacher Scholarship with CSIR/UGC/ICAR/ICMR and DBT will also be exempted from the test.

BHU RET Selection Procedure

  • Candidates will be selected through the PhD Entrance Test organised by BHU itself. 
  • The applicants need to appear in both papers.
  • The minimum qualifying marks are 50% aggregate in Paper 1 and 2. Relaxation of 5% of marks from 50% to 45% will apply to the reserved category candidates.
  • The university will publish the results on the website after the written test is over. 

BHU RET Exam Pattern 

  • The medium of the exam will be English, exceptions in language papers will be provided. 
  • The tests in public administration, sociology, social work, police management and music will be conducted in English, Hindi.

Part A:

Part A of the RET 2021-2022 Examination will be split in two parts, one to test the subject-specific knowledge of the candidate and another to test the research abilities.

Paper  Duration  No. of questions  Topic Maximum Marks Type of questions 
Part A 2 Hours 40 Research Methodology 03 Marks each MCQ Type
60 Subject-specific 03 Marks each MCQ Type

Note: There will be no negative marking for any wrong answer. 

Part B:

Part B of the RET Examination 2021 will be the interview round. Candidates who secure at least 35% in the Part A examination will be taken into further consideration.

How to prepare for BHU RET 2022?

Candidates who are planning to apply for BHU RET 2021-22 should start preparing without wasting any other time. As we know the RET Exam 2021 Pattern is similar to UGC NET Exam, candidates can prepare for the same by giving UGC NET Mock tests. This will prepare them for the kind of questions asked in the examination. 

UGC NET Online Coaching

We hope you understand all the information regarding BHU PhD Admission 2022.

Thank you.

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