Indira Gandhi Krishi Vishwavidyalaya Common Entrance Test For PhD (IGKV-CET) - Common Entrance Test Regulations

1. Ph.D.-CET is mandatory for Ph.D. admissions.
2. Each in-service and/or fresh candidate has to fulfill minimum admission requirement.
3. The admission of Ph.D. seats will be made only on the basis of Ph.D.-CET merit list through online counseling. The faculty wise merit list for Department wise Ph.D. programme will be prepared separately.
4. In case of a tie in Ph.D.-CET marks between two candidates, the criteria adopted for determining the merit rank of the candidate is by OGPA/marks of most immediate degree programme. In case of further tie merit shall be decided by marks/OGPA in next immediate programme up to 12th class. In case of further tie, merit shall be decided based on age. The elder will be given higher rank. In case of further tie, the decision of university shall be final.
5. The Ph.D.-CET will be based on PG syllabus of respective disciplines for admission in Ph.D. programme of the Vishwavidyalaya. It will be available on website
6. There will be 100 multiple choice objective type questions of 100 marks with no negative marking. There will be separate question-papers for different discipline. There will be no rechecking and retotalling of CET answer books. The OMR Sheet of CET will be scanned and evaluated by the system for preparing merit list.
7. The timing of Ph.D.-CET-2022 will be 11:00 AM to 12:00 Noon.
8. There shall be 33% cut off marks for qualifying Ph.D. CET for both regular and in-service candidates. In case of SC and ST 5% relaxation in cutoff marks will be provided. If seats remain vacant, the cutoff marks shall be reduced accordingly till the seats are filled as per the merit.
9. Age limit- There shall be no age limit for Ph.D. programme.

10.Minimum duration for all Ph.D. programmes is 03 years.
11.The Chhattisgarh domicile certificate will be compulsory for Ph.D. admissions. Master degree holder from IGKV are exempted by this compulsion for admission in Ph.D. degree. The admission to non domicile candidates from other states shall be considered in Ph.D., if seats are vacant after conversion counseling for both regular and in-service candidates. The candidates from outside Chhattisgarh state will be treated under general category.
12. The seats for IGKV in-service candidates will be governed by the study leave regulation.
13. The Director Instructions (DI), IGKV, Raipur will be the Chairman of the Admission committee for all the Ph.D. programmes of the Vishwavidyalaya. The admission committee will be constituted by DI after an approval of Vice Chancellor.
14.In all matters regarding admission to Ph.D. programme, the decision o admission committee shall be final. The Vishwavidyalaya reserves the right to cancel the admission at any time when it is found that the admission was granted wrongly by oversight, mistake, omission, error, non-eligibility of the candidate. The decision of the Vishwavidyalaya will be final.
15.There shall be one seat in each department in Ph.D. Programme for the candidates from other organization outside IGKV. Such candidates shall have to appear in Ph.D.-CET examination and qualify it with at least 33% marks.
16. The candidate must have acquired minimum admission requirement by 22nd July 2022.
17.Online counseling will be followed as per the schedule available on website ( Only online counseling procedure shall be followed for admission.
18.Candidates are requested to visit regularly the IGKV website for all the details related to Ph.D.-CET examination, counseling and verification etc.
19.The Mobile App "e-krishi Pathshala" may be downloaded from google play store to get the regular updates & status of Admission.
20.Admission rules & regulations and procedure of admission shall be available before counseling on website and will be final for admission.
21. In case of any unfair means (UFM), the candidates will be automatically disqualified for admission.
22. In case, online payment of fees is not done at a time due to internet failure/technical problem then, the amount will automatically be bounced back to that particular account from which payment was made within 5 working days.