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Application No.


HYDERABAD - 500 007

Application for Ph.D. Eligibility Test : 2009 - 10

Downloaded application must be accompanied by a Demand Draft for Rs.550/- (in case of
SC / ST candidates: Rs.350/-) towards registration fee. The DD must be drawn in favour of
" The Director, Directorate of Admissions, O.U. Hyderabad" in any Nationalised bank and payable
at Hyderabad. Affix recent
photograph &
Last date for submission sign across
Without late fee : 08-01-2010 photograph
With late fee of Rs.100/- : 15-01-2010

Particulars of the Demand Draft for Downloaded application:

(Write your name and subject on the backside of Demand Draft)
DD. No: ………………………......Date: ...................……….. Amount: ……..............…
Bank: ........................................... Branch: ………………...................…………………

1. Name of the Candidate (in Capital Letters) :

(As mentioned in certificates of qualifying examination)

2. Name of the Father/Guardian :

3. Sex Male Female 4. Date of Birth

(Put a  mark)

5. Residential status (Put a  mark) Local Non-Local

6. Reservation Category (Put a  mark) (Enclose a copy of the caste certificate)


7. Details of the qualifying examination passed:

Name of the Examiation Subject Year of Division %
passing of Marks

8. Subject in which the candidate Subject Name Subject Code

wishes to write Ph.D.Eligibility Test:
(Refer to information brochure)

9. Address for Communication ___________________________________________

(in Block Letters)


Pin Code ____________ Phone / Cell. ______________

10. Permanent Address ____________________________________________
(in Block Letters )


Pin Code ______________ Phone / Cell. ___________

11. Particulars of study pertaining to preceding seven (7) years ending with qualifying examination.

Course Year(s) of Study Place of Study Board / University


I hereby solemnly affirm that the above information is correct and I am aware that my admission is
liable to be cancelled in case any information is found to be incorrect. I have gone through and understood
the Rules, Regulations and Instructions of the Ph.D. Eligibility Test.

Date : __________________ Signature of the Candidate


Arrange the application and enclosures in the following order :

1. Acknowledgement card
2. Application form
3. Copy of the certificate of qualifying examination
4. Copy of the caste certificate (if applicable)
5. ICR summary sheet (not to be pinned or tagged to the application)

Filled in application must be submitted to :

Directorate of Admissions
Near University Press
Osmania University, Hyderabad - 500 007
Phone No 040-27090136
HYDERABAD – 500007
Information Brochure : Ph. D. Eligibility Test : 2009 - 10
Last date for submitting the application to the Director, Directorate of Admissions,
Osmania University, Hyderabad – 500007 :

1. Without late fee : 08-01-2010 by 4.00 pm

2. With a late fee of Rs. 100/- : 15-01-2010 by 4.00 pm

Ph.D. Eligibility Test:2009-10 is being conducted by Osmania University for admission into Ph.D. programmes offered by
it in different subjects in the faculties of Arts, Social Sciences, Commerce, Management, Science, Oriental Languages,
Education and Law. A list of subjects in which the Ph.D. Eligibility Test will be conducted along with corresponding subject
code numbers is given in annexure.

1. Eligibility Conditions:
To be eligible to appear for Ph.D. Eligibility Test being conducted by Osmania University in the subjects pertaining to
faculties mentioned above, the candidate must have passed the Master’s degree in the concerned subject with a
minimum of 55% marks (50% marks in case of SC/ST candidates).

Note 1: The memorandum of marks of qualifying examination is not called for along with the application for the Ph.D.
eligibility test and the eligibility of the candidates is not verified at the time of allowing the candidates to appear for the
eligibility test. Hence, even if the candidates are qualified in the eligibility test, they shall not have any right for
admission unless they fulfill the eligibility criteria as laid in the rules. Candidates are advised to ensure that they fulfill
all the eligibility conditions before they apply for the eligibility test.

Note 2: Candidates with M.Phil. degree (through regular mode) in concerned subject or in an allied subject (approved
by Osmania University) or those who have qualified in UGC NET / CSIR-UGC NET / SLET (conducted by A.P.) need not
apply for Ph.D. eligibility test.

2. Eligibility Test Pattern:

The Ph.D. eligibility test:2009-10 shall consist of one paper in the concerned subject with maximum marks of 100.
The duration of the test is 3 hours. The paper consists of :
a) 10 short type questions under Section-A for 60 marks (10 x 6 marks ), and
b) 4 essay type questions under Section-B for 40 marks (4 x 10 marks).
The medium of eligibility test is English except for language subjects.

3. Submission of applications for Ph.D. Eligibility Test : 2009-10 & Details of Registaration fee:
Filled in application and ICR summary sheet (a sample filled in ICR summary sheet is enclosed herewith) along with
a Demand Draft towards registration fee and other relevant enclosures as mentioned in the application form should
reach The Director, Directorate of Admissions, Near University Press, Osmania University, Hyderabad – 500007
on or before the last dates mentioned above. The Demand Draft towards the registration fee drawn on any nationalized
bank must be in favour of “The Director, Directorate of Admissions, Osmania University” and payable at Hyderabad.
The registration fee per each subject is Rs. 500/- (Rs.300/- for SC/ST candidates). However, for applications
downloaded from OU website, the registration fee (which includes application cost) is Rs. 550/- (Rs. 350/- for SC/ST
candidates). Without a demand draft for the requisite registration fee the application is liable to be rejected.

4. Syllabus for eligibility test:

The syllabus along with model papers in various subjects for Ph.D. Eligibility Test will be made available on Osmania
University’s website, Candidates may download the syllabus of the concerned subject from
Osmania University website.

5. Hall tickets for the eligibility test will be sent by post and will not be issued to the candidate in person. The university
is not responsible for non-receipt of hall tickets due to postal delay or due to loss in transit. In case of non-receipt of
hall ticket, duplicate hall ticket will be issued to the candidates two days before the eligibility test during office hours
on production of i) Acknowledgement card or proof of submission of application form, ii) one passport size photograph,
which is identical to one affixed on application form, and iii) cash of Rs.50/-.

6. The admission to Ph.D. course is subject to the rules and regulations in force from time to time. Qualifying in the Ph.D.
eligibility test does not alone guarantee admission to Ph.D. programme. The admission is subject to availability
of vacancies with the supervisors in the concerned departments. The admission to Ph.D. course is also open to
other candidates with M.Phil. degree (through regular mode) in concerned subject or in an allied subject (approved
by Osmania University) or those who have qualified in UGC NET / CSIR-UGC NET / SLET (conducted by A.P.).

7. The qualifying marks at the Ph.D. eligibility test will be 40% for general and backward class candidates and 30% in
case of SC/ST candidates. The eligibility certificate that will be issued to candidates will be valid till the next notification
of the Ph.D. Eligibility Test.

8. The candidates who qualify at the eligibility test and also those with M.Phil. degree (through regular mode) in
concerned subject or in an allied subject (approved by Osmania University) or those who have qualified in UGC NET
/ CSIR-UGC NET / SLET (conducted by A.P.) have to apply in response to a separate notification to be issued by the
Osmania University for the purpose of admission into Ph.D. programmes.

9. The tentative date and timings of eligibility test will be 28.02.2010 (10.00 am to 1.00 pm).
List of Subjects and Code Numbers for Ph.D. Eligibility Test:2009-10


Subject Subject Subject Subject
Code Name Code Name
101. Ancient Indian History 401. Applied Geochemistry
Culture and Archaeology 402. Astronomy
102. Arabic 403. Biochemistry
103. Communication and Journalism 404. Botany
104. English 405. Chemistry
105. Hindi 406. Environmental Science
106. Islamic Studies 407. Genetics
107. Kannada 408. Geography
108. Linguistics 409. Geology
109. Marathi 410. Geophysics
110. Persian 411. Mathematics
111. Philosophy 412. Microbiology
112. Sanskrit 413. Nutrition
113. Tamil 414. Physics
114. Telugu 415 Statistics
115. Theatre Arts 416. Zoology
116. Urdu


201. Arabic (Oriental) 501. Education

202. Hindi (Oriental) 502. Physical Education
203. Telugu (Oriental)
204. Urdu (Oriental) VI. FACULTY OF COMMERCE

601. Commerce
301. Economics
302. History 701. Law
303. Library and Information Science
304. Political Science
305. Psychology
801. Management
306. Public Administration
307. Sociology

Directorate of Admissions
Osmania University, Hyd – 7

Ph.D. Eligibility Test : 2009-10

Application Number _________________

Your Registration Number is ___________________
Quote this number for any future correspondence
for Director
Admissions, O.U.

Candidate’s Address
Rs. 6-00

____________Pin Code________
Directorate of Admissions
Near University Press & Publications
Osmania University, Hyderabad - 500 007.