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MCAER PhD CET 2020 (Started) : Prospectus, Application Form, Syllabus, Admission Details

MCAER PhD CET 2020 Prospectus and application form for session 2020-21 has been released for admission into various PhD courses in Maharashtra state. The prospectus is released in PDf format at The Maharashtra Council of Agricultural Education and Research (MCAER) Pune is the body responsible for conducting the MCAER PhD Entrance Exam 2020 for MCAER PhD Admission 2020 in various colleges of Maharashtra. All the details like prospectus, Application form, Syllabus, Admit Card and result related information are also available on this page.

Latest updates: Application process for PhD Admission 2020 has been started. Candidates can apply through the link given below.


Admission will be given on the basis of merit formulated by considering weightage of 70% of the CET score and 30% of the CGPA of the student.

MCAER PhD CET 2020 Application form, Last Date and Exam date

Below we have provided the important date pertaining to MCAER PhD Admission 2020.

Prospectus releasing date – 22.06.2020

Last date of receiving applications – 13.07.2020

Last date of payment of fees – 17.07.2020

Display of Provisional list of Eligible/ Non eligible candidates – 27.07.2020

Grievances for students – 28.07.2020 to 03.08.2020

Display of Final list of eligible/ Non eligible candidates – 05.08.2020

Issuing online Admit card – 19.08.2020

MCAER CET 2020 Exam date – 29.08.2020 (10.00 to 12.00)

Display of answer keys – 08.09.2020

Declaration of Result – 10.09.2020

MCAER PhD CET 2020 Application Form

Registration form of MCAER Admission 2020 is available in online mode. All the candidates willing to enroll in this common entrance exam for admission into PhD courses have to apply online by filling the application form. The link to fill the online form is given below.


Application Form link: Click Here to fill the form

Note: After filling the form keep a photocopy of final form before submission for future reference.

Application fee

Students have to pay the application fee through online/ through cash to complete the MCAER CET 2020 Application procedure.

  • Open category : Rs. 1500/-
  • Reserved category* : Rs. 750/-
  • Other States : Rs. 1500/-

MCAER PhD CET 2020 Eligibility Criteria

The Ph.D. courses, along with eligibility, available in the SAUs are as given below.

Agronomy – Master’s degree in Agronomy

Agricultural Meteorology – Master’s degree in Agricultural Meteorology

Soil Science and Agricultural Chemistry – Master’s degree in Soil Sciences and Agricultural Chemistry/ Soil Science/ Agricultural Chemistry/ Land Resource Management

Biochemistry – Master’s degree in Agricultural Biochemistry

Plant Physiology – Master’s degree in Plant Physiology

Genetics and Plant Breeding – Master’s degree in Genetics and Plant Breeding

Seed Technology – Master’s degree in Seed Technology

Agriculture Extension Education – Master’s degree in Agricultural Extension Education

Agricultural Economics – Master’s degree in Agricultural Economics

Agricultural Entomology – Master’s degree in Agricultural Entomology

Plant Pathology – Master’s degree in Plant Pathology

Agricultural Microbiology – Master’s degree in Agricultural Microbiology

Animal Husbandry – Master’s degree in Animal Husbandry/ Animal Science

Dairy Science – Master’s degree in Dairy Science

Fruit Sciences – Master’s degree in Horticulture/ Fruit Sciences/ Post Harvest Technology

Vegetable Science – Master’s degree in Horticulture / Vegetable Sciences / Post Harvest Technology

Floriculture and Landscaping – Master’s degree in Horticulture/ Floriculture and Landscaping / Post Harvest Technology

Plantation Spices, Medicinal and Aromatic Crops – Master’s degree in Horticulture/ Fruit Sciences /Vegetable Sciences/ Post Harvest Technology

Irrigation Water Management – Master’s degree in Irrigation and Water Management.

Food and Nutrition – Master’s degree in Home Science with specialization in Food and Nutrition

Aquaculture – Master’s degree in Aquaculture

Fish Processing and Technology – Master’s degree in Fish Processing and Technology

Aquatic Environment Management – Master’s degree in Aquatic Environment Management

Fisheries Resources Management – Master’s degree in Fish Resource Management

Fish Nutrition and Feed Technology – Master’s degree in Fish Nutrition and Feed Technology

Fisheries Extension – Master’s degree in Fishery Sciences with specialization in Extension Education.

Food Technology* – M.Tech ( Food Technology )

Agril. Biotechnology – Master’s degree in Agriculture Biotechnology

Irrigation and Drainage Engineering – M. Tech (Agril. Engg.) in Irrigation and Drainage Engineering

Soil and Water Conservation – M. Tech (Agril. Engg.) in Soil and Water Conservation

Process and Food Engineering – M. Tech (Agril. Engg.) in Process and Food Engineering

Farm Power and Machinery – M. Tech (Agril. Engg.) in Farm Power and Machinery

Renewable Energy Sources – M. Tech (Agril. Engg.) in Renewable energy Sources

MCAER PhD CET 2020 Examination Pattern

  • Total Marks – 200
  • Question Types – MCQs
  • Marks per question – 1 Mark
  • Negative Marking – No

MCAER PhD CET Syllabus

The question paper will be as per the National core group for PG syllabus adopted in all four SAUs.

Examination Centers

The exam will be conducted din multiple places as per the convenience of students he/she can choose their exam centers

  • College of Agriculture, Dr. BSKKV, Dapoli
  • Post Graduate Institute, VNMKV, Parbhani
  • Post Graduate Institute, Dr. PDKV, Akola
  • Post Graduate Institute, MPKV Rahuri

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