Ph.D. Admissions

Starting Date of Online Ph.D. Application: Available Soon on

How to Apply

Students can apply for Ph.D. in Cognitive Science online at the Allahabad University Admissions website under the CRET category. Applicants have to follow the procedures given on the website to complete their application.

Category of Test : Combined Research Entrance Test (CRET)


Eligibility Criteria

Students who have completed a Master program in Cognitive/Behavioural Sciences or related disciplines including Psychology, Neuroscience, Sciences, Engineering (e.g., Computer Science, Electronics & Communication, Electrical Engineering), Linguistics, Medicine, and Philosophy are eligible to apply for admission to the Doctoral Program. Students with NET/JRF/CSIR/GATE/ICMR are very much encouraged to apply.

All rules and regulation regarding the conduct of the entrance exam are governed by the rules framed for entrance examination to the Doctoral Program by the University of Allahabad. For rules regarding NET and JRF candidates, please see the University website. UGC JRF candidates are exempt from the entrance exam.

Entrance Exam

A written entrance test and an interview will be conducted for selecting scholars to the D.Phil. Program.

Syllabus for Entrance Exam

PhD Extrance Test Syllabus


An Interview is conducted for applicants who qualify the written test. The interview is both technical and personal.

Venue: Centre of Behavioural and Cognitive Sciences, Senate Campus (Gate In front of Krishna Coaching, Allenganj), University of Allahabad, Allahabad.

Timing: 10:00 a.m. onwards.

International Students

International Students seeking admission to the D.Phil. Program should contact the International Students Advisor of the University, who shall issue appropriate instructions to them who fulfill the qualifications for being considered for admission to the D.Phil. Program. The cases of international students are subject to the provisions of the third proviso to clause 1 (a)(iii) of the University’s Ordinance LVI. The process and schedule for the admission of International Students may be different from that for the candidates qualifying in the entrance examination. Prospective international students are requested to send all the relevant information along with the application form (without the money draft) to CBCS office or the Head, CBCS first before contacting the International Students Advisor of the University. Please see contact address.

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