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Visvesvaraya Technological University Eligibility Test for Research (VTU ETR)

Visvesvaraya Technological University Eligibility Test for Research (VTU ETR)

                                            
VTU ETR Exam Date
To be Announced
Name of the Examination
Visvesvaraya Technological University Eligibility Test for Research
Common Name
VTU ETR/ VTU ULRAT/ VTU PHD ETR
Conducting Body
Visvesvaraya Technological University
Frequency of the Exam
Once a Year
Exam Level
State Level Exam

What is VTU ETR?

Visvesvaraya Technological University Eligibility Test for Research (VTU ETR) is a state-level entrance exam conducted by the Visvesvaraya Technological University (VTU), Belgavi. The exam is conducted once a year. 

VTU PHD ETR exam is a mandatory entrance test for admission in Ph.D. and M.S. Research courses at Visvesvaraya Technological University. The programs offered after qualifying in the entrance exam are as follows:

Ph.D. Program (Full Time/ Part time):

  • Faculty of Civil Engineering
  • Faculty of Mechanical Engineering Science
  • Faculty of Electrical and Electronics Engineering Science
  • Faculty of Computer and Information Science
  • Faculty of Technology
  • Faculty of Management
  • Faculty of Applied Science
  • Faculty of Architecture

Integrated Ph.D (Full time) and M.S.Research (Part time)

  • Faculty of Civil Engineering
  • Faculty of Mechanical Engineering Science
  • Faculty of Electrical and Electronics Engineering Science
  • Faculty of Computer and Information Science
  • Faculty of Technology

VTU ETR 2022 registration process and admit card release dates are yet to be announced by the Visvesvaraya Technological University.

There are various top colleges in Bangalore accepting students for Ph.D and M.S.Research programs. Therefore, candidates can check out the eligibility and seek admissions in Bangalore.

Aspirants need to complete their master's and bachelor's from a recognised university in India to answer the exam. 

They need to secure a minimum aggregate of 60% in their master's and 70% in their bachelor's, respectively. 

VTU ETR Exam Details:

VTU ETR Registration Mode
Offline
Exam Mode 
Offline
Language Mode
English
Type of Questions
Multiple Choice Questions
Validity of Scores
2 Years

VTU ETR 2022 Exam Dates:

Events 
Dates 
Beginning of VTU PHD ETR Registration
To be Announced
End of Registration
To be Announced
End of Registration with Late Fee
To be Announced
Availability of Admit Card
To be Announced
VTU ETR Exam Date 2022
To be Announced
VTU ETR Results 2022 
To be Announced

VTU ETR Registration:

Candidates can follow the below-mentioned steps to register and fill up the application form for VTU PHD ETR exam 2022:

Step 1: Visit the official website of VTU ETR 2022.
Step 2: Aspirants have to click on the application form link on the home page.
Step 3: They need to fill in all the mandatory personal and educational details. 
Step 4:  Candidates must pay the application fee online through debit/ credit card or Net banking.
Step 5: They must review the application and hit the submit button.
Step 6: Candidates must take a printout of their VTU PHD ETR Application form along with the payment receipt.
Step 7: The must enclose the printout of the application form and payment receipt along with the required documents and send them to the below-mentioned address:

The Registrar, 

Visvesvaraya Technological University, 

"Jnana Sangama", 

Belagavi- 590018.

The envelope should be super scribed as "Application For Research ETR- 2022" 

VTU ETR Application Fees

VTU ETR fees for the Application form is Rs. 1000/-

Documents Required:

The following self attested documents will be required to fill up the VTU PHD ETR application form and further processes: 

  • Passport-size photograph
  • Signature
  • Marksheet of Class 10
  • Marksheet of Class 12
  • Master's Degree
  • ID Approved by Government of India
  • Caste Certificate (If Applicable)

VTU ETR Exam Centres:

The VTU PHD ETR exam will be conducted in 5 centers across Karnataka. Here is a list of the same:

Chikkaballapur
Kalaburagi
Mysuru
Belagavi
Davangere
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VTU ETR Syllabus and Books:

Candidates have to prepare the following subjects for the VTU ETR exam. Following is the discipline-oriented VTU PHD ETR Syllabus:

A) Civil Engineering Science:

Structural Analysis
Fluid Mechanics 
Concrete Technology
Design of Concrete Structures
Geotech
Transport Planning and Alignment
Irrigation Engineering
Steel Structures 
Theory of Elasticity
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B) Mechanical Engineering Science:

Prime Movers (I. C. Engine)
Refrigeration & Air-conditioning
Heat Treatment
Manufacturing Process
Power Transmission & Mechatronics
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C) Electrical Science:

Fundamentals & AC Circuits Network Theorems
Simplification of Boolean Expressions
Thyristors
Electrical Machines AC & DC, Transformers
Diode Circuits
Field Theory
Transducers
Sequential Logic Circuits
Time Response of Second-Order Control Systems Nyquist Criteria
Microprocessors

D) Computer Science:

Discrete Mathematical Structures
Operating Systems
OOP with C++
Object Oriented Analysis & Design
Analysis & Design of Algorithms
Computer Organization 
Data Structures Using C
DBMS
Software Engg
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E) Textile/ Silk Technology:

Monomers
Regenerated Fibers
Blending
Carding
Winding
Warping
Sizing
Moisture relations 
Texturising
Drawing
Combing
Speed Frame
Shedding
Picking
Theory of Beat up
Secondary Motion
Box Motion
Auxiliary Motion
Ring & Doubling Frame
Open End Spinning
Automatic Looms
Jacquard

F) Chemical Engineering: 

Process Calculations and Thermodynamics
Laws of Thermodynamics and Their Applications
Momentum Transfer and Mechanical Operations
Chemical Reaction Engineering
Heat Transfer
Instrumentation and Process Control
Mass Transfer
Plant Design and Economics
Chemical Technology
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G) Bio-Technology: 

Fundamental of Momentum Transfer
Basics of Unit Operations
Fundamentals of Cell Structure &Function
Basic Biochemistry
Fundamentals of Thermodynamics
Basics of Biophysical & Biochemical Techniques
Introductory Bioinformatics Databases
Basic Genetics & Genetic Engineering
Bioprocess Principles
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H) Chemistry:

Periodic Properties
Organic and Inorganic Chemistry
Physical Chemistry
Nuclear chemistry
Thermodynamics
Coordination Chemistry
Molecular Chemistry
Radiation Chemistry
Polymer Chemistry
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I) Physics:

Mechanics and Properties of Matter
Waves Acoustics
Atomic and Molecular Physics
Heat and Thermodynamics
Solid State Physics 
Recent Trends in Physics
Electricity and Magnetism 
Quantum Physics
Nuclear Physics
Optics

J) Business Administration:

Management
Human Resource Management
Organization behaviour
Marketing Management
Financial Management
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K) Architecture: 

City Planning
Landscape Design
Concept of Housing
Development of Contemporary Architecture
Planning Theory
Visual and Urban Design
Introduction to Research
Techniques of planning
History of Architecture
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L) Mathematics (Common Section):

Matrices
Calculus
Vector Algebra
Complex numbers
Applied Mathematics 
Numerical Analysis
Statistics
Probability

M) General Aptitude (Common Section):

Reading Comprehension
Logical Reasoning
Data Sufficiency
Computer Awareness
Data Interpretation
Analytical Ability

Books for VTU ETR Exam:

Candidates must have a thorough knowledge about their master's subject. Here is a list of reference books to study the VTU ETR syllabus for the common sections: 

Book Name
Author
Elementary Engineering Mathematics
Dr. B.S. Grewal
Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examination
Dr R.S. Aggarwal

VTU ETR Exam Pattern:

Exam Mode
Offline
Total Marks
100
Total Questions

Section I: Discipline Oriented: 50

Section II: Mathematics: 30

Section III: General Aptitude: 20

Marking Scheme

+1 for Every Right Answer.

No Negative Marking.

Question Type
Multiple-Choice Questions (MCQs)

VTU ETR Preparation Tips: 

Candidates can follow these tips while preparing for the VTU ETR exam syllabus :

  • Study Schedule: Candidates must understand the VTU PHD ETR question paper pattern and prepare accordingly. They must maintain a study schedule to understand the syllabus.

  • Make Mocks Your Teacher: Taking mock tests online can help candidates manage their time and increase their efficiency while writing the exam. By evaluating the mock scores, they can analyze the areas that need more attention and prepare accordingly.

  • Change the Study Material: Referring to multiple study materials can be a good strategy to be thorough with the VTU ETR exam syllabus. It gives them a more comprehensive understanding of the subject.

  • Balance Study and Health: Candidates must maintain a balance between study and health. They must take breaks when required and eat healthy food. It will help them from getting exhausted both mentally and physically.

VTU ETR Admit Card:

Candidates can download the admit card by following the below-mentioned steps:

Step 1: Visit the official website of VTU ETR 2022.
Step 2: Log in to the website using your credentials like ID and password.
Step 3: Admit card will be displayed on the screen. 
Step 4: Confirm all the details on the admit card. Download and take a printout of the same for future reference.

VTU ETR Results:

Results can be viewed by following the steps below:

Step 1: Go to the official website of the VTU ETR 2022.
Step 2: Hit the VTU ETR 2022 Result link on the homepage.
Step 3: Enter roll number and password. 
Step 4: Results will be displayed on the screen. 
Step 5: View and print the results for future reference.

VTU ETR Cut-Offs:

The cut-offs will be released on the official website of VTU ETR. Candidates need to secure more than the cut-off to qualify for the exam.

VTU PHD ETR Counselling:

Candidates who have qualified by securing the minimum percentage marks in the VTU ETR will be called for the counselling process to get admission in several Ph.D and M.S. programs offered by Visvesvaraya Technological University

  • All the information and announcements regarding the counselling rounds and allotment will be published on the official website.
  • Candidates must go through the information bulletin and follow the procedure.

Documents Required for Counselling at the Institute:

  • Passport Size Photographs
  • Marksheet of 10th Class 
  • Marksheet of 10+2 Level & Original Certificate.
  • Marksheet of Master's Degree
  • VTU ETR 2022 Admit Card
  • VTU ETR Scorecard
  • Valid ID Proof
  • Caste Certificate (If Applicable)


FAQs

- Visit the official website of VTU ETR 2022 and register. Send the hard copy to the Institute

- VTU ETR is an offline examination.

- VTU ETR Exam is conducted for the Ph.D and Research program in various disciplines.

- Following students are exempted from applying for VTU ETR: 1) Candidates with full time NRI/ FN/ PIO 2) Candidates under ADF/ QIP/ FIP 3) Candidates qualified in the UGC-NET(including JRF)/ UGC-CSIR NET (including JRF) / SLET / GATE/ 4) CAT or other similar national tests 4) Candidates with M.Phil. Degree or equivalent as recognized by the University 5) Candidates with a valid VTU ETR score

- Candidates will be awarded 1 mark for every right answer. No negative marking.

- Visvesvaraya Technological University is the conducting body of VTU ETR.

- VTU ETR question paper consists of 100 questions.

- VTU ETR scores are valid for two academic years.

- The application fee for VTR PHD ETR is Rs. 1000/-

- Yes, Candidates must send a hardcopy of the application form, payment receipt, and other required documents to the Visvesvaraya Technological University
Eligibility Criteria

Aspirants have to meet the following VTU ETR eligibility criteria to apply for the exam:

VTU ETR Educational Qualification:

Engineering:

  • Candidates with a postgraduate degree in Engineering/ Technology or equivalent should have a minimum aggregate score of 60% (CGPA of 6.5 out of 10) from an institution recognized by VTU.
  • Candidates with an undergraduate degree in Engineering/ Technology or equivalent should have a minimum aggregate score of 70% (CGPA of 7.5 out of 10) from an institution recognized by VTU.
  • Candidates applying with a bachelor's degree should also submit published research papers in refereed journals or filed/ obtained patents, subject to approval by the Admissions Committee.

Management Studies:

  • Candidates with regular mode PG degree: 
    • Candidates must have graduated with an MBA or equivalent with a minimum aggregate score of 60% (CGPA of 6.75 out of 10)  from a recognized university.
  • Candidates with distance mode PG degree: 
    • Candidates with MBA or equivalent from distance education in UGC/ DEB approved Institutions are eligible.  
    • They must have two years of teaching/ research/ corporate experience after the successful completion of their PG Degree. 

Science:

  • Candidates with regular mode PG degree: 
    • Candidates must have graduated with an MCA or M. Sc in Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, and Geology or equivalent with a minimum aggregate score of 60% (CGPA of 6.75 out of 10) from a recognized university.
  • Candidates with distance mode MCA degree: 
    • Candidates with MCA or equivalent from distance education in UGC/ DEB approved Institutions are eligible. 
    • They must have two years of teaching/ research/ corporate experience after the successful completion of their PG Degree. 

Architecture:

  • Candidates with a postgraduate degree in Architecture/ Allied Specialization or equivalent should have a minimum aggregate score of 60% (CGPA of 6.5 out of 10) from a recognized university.
  • Candidates with an undergraduate degree in Architecture/ Allied Specialization or equivalent should have a minimum aggregate score of 70% (CGPA of 7.5 out of 10) from a recognized university.
  • Candidates applying with a bachelor's degree should have experience of 10 years in teaching/ research/ professional practice in the field, subject to approval by the Admissions Committee.

Program in Interdisciplinary Subject Areas:

  • Candidates with a postgraduate degree in a relevant branch or discipline should have a minimum aggregate score of 60% (CGPA of 6.5 out of 10) from a recognized university.
  • Candidates will be awarded with a degree in interdisciplinary research work permitted by the Admissions Committee.

VTU ETR Eligibility: General 

  • Candidates from the reserved categories are eligible for a relaxation of 5% in the minimum required score. 





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