RTU DAT 2022: Application Form, Exam Date, Eligibility Criteria

Rajasthan Technical University will be conducting RTU DAT 2022 for admission in different doctorate programs offered by the colleges affiliated to it. Interested candidates need to apply for the admission test by filling the online application form. The University will likely release the form in 3rd week of June 2022. The application form should be submitted on time to avoid the last-minute technical errors. Candidates are suggested to go through their eligibility status before heading to the online form. The exam will be of 2 hours 30 minutes and will be held in offline mode where an OMR answer sheet and a question booklet shall be given to the candidates to mark the answers.

RTU DAT 2022 Highlights

  1. RTU DAT will be held at the premises of RTU, Kota only.
  2. The University will display a list of the candidates eligible for written test on its official website. No communication through email or phone shall be done in this regard.
  3. The application form will only be released in the online mode. No printed applications shall be provided by the University for the Doctorate admission test.
  4. The applicant shall be allotted the supervisor(s) on the basis of area of interest of supervisor, interest area of the applicant and mutual consent of the both.
  5. Reservation in Ph.D program will be based on the Rajasthan state government reservation policy.
  6. Applicants will not be paid TA/DA by the authority for appearing in the written exam/interview. They have to make their own arrangement for accommodation.
  7. Applicants can also request for refund of the application fee in case of double payment, transaction failure and choice exhausted during the counselling.

RTU DAT 2022 Important dates

The tentative dates for RTU DAT 2022 is as follows-

Events Dates (Tentative)
Online form availability 3rd week of June 2022
Last date to submit the form 4th week of July 2022
Display of list of eligible candidates Last week of July 2022
Admit card releasing Last week of July 2022
Exam date 1st week of August 2022
Result announcement September 2022

Eligibility criteria for RTU DAT 2022

The eligibility conditions to be met by every applicant in order to take the test are provided below-

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For full-time research scholar

  • Candidates should have completed master’s degree program in the appropriate discipline from any recognized university or its equivalent with minimum 55% aggregate marks.
  • SC/ST/OBC-NCL and PWD candidates can claim 5% relaxation in the marks.
  • Candidates who have done M.Phil with at least 55% marks in aggregate or its equivalent grade B in the UGC 7 point scale(or an equivalent grade in point scale wherever grading system is followed) and successfully completing M.Phil degree shall be eligible to proceed to do research work leading to the PhD Degree in the same Institution in an integrated program.

For part-time research scholar

A candidate requires-

  • Permission of the employer in writing to the candidate, to pursue PhD program along with his/her regular duties in the organization he/she is employed.
  • Availability of all facilities for pursuing research at the candidate’s parent organization / place of work, in the chosen field of research.
  • Certificate issued by the employer to allow him/her to fulfill the residential requirement during course work and contact days with supervisor after completion of the course work as notified by University from time to time.

RTU DAT 2022 Application form

The application form for RTU DAT shall only be made available in online mode. Candidates can register themselves for the admission test by visiting the official website of the RTU. They need to fill the following details in the registration form-name, mother’s name, father’s name, date of birth, mobile number and other relevant details. After successful registration, a Challan number will be generated to be used for application fee payment. Candidates are required to pay Rs. 3000/- as the application fee for the exam. The fee can be paid through credit card/ debit card/ internet banking/ other online payment options. After the payment of the application fee, a transaction cum token id will be generated after which candidates will be asked to fill their personal details, educational details and other important information.

The details provided by the candidates should be correct and match the official records. Before making the final submission of the form, candidates should review their details in the form. The form must be submitted on or before the due date specified by the authority to avoid last-minute rush. Incomplete application or application received without the concerned fee shall be rejected.

RTU DAT 2022 Exam pattern

Here is the exam pattern of RTU DAT-

  • Exam mode: Pen and paper-based
  • Type of questions: Multiple choice questions
  • Total Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Medium of instructions: English
  • Total number of questions: 100 questions
  • Marking scheme: 2 marks will be awarded for each correct answer
Paper Maximum marks Duration
Paper-I (Research methodology) 50 1 hour
Paper-II (Specialization paper) 50 1 hour 30 minutes
Total 100 2 hours 3- minutes


The syllabus for RTU DAT exam is as follows-

  • Research methodology (common to all): Research and types of research, meaning of research, objectives of research- motivation in research,  research methods vs. methodology, types of research descriptive vs. analytical, applied vs. fundamental, quantitative vs. qualitative, conceptual vs. empirical, research, process, criteria of good research, research formulation, defining and formulating the research problem, selecting the problem, necessity of defining the problem -importance of literature reviewing defining a problem, literature review–primary and secondary sources – reviews, treatise, monographs-patents, web as a source, searching the web etc.
  • Environmental engineering: Water treatment, wastewater treatment, air and noise pollution, solid waste management, hydrology, industrial waste water treatment, EIA, etc.
  • Structural engineering: Structure analysis, concrete technology, repair and rehabilitation, numerical methods, load computation, reinforced concrete design, structural steel design, etc,
  • Geotechnical engineering: Index properties of soil, classification, pure water pressure, effective stress, permeability, seepage and capillarity, shear strength, Mohr-Coulomb theory, shear strength of cohesive and non cohesive soil, drainage conditions, stresses in soil mass due to applied loads, compaction characteristics, compressibility of soil, terzaghi one dimensional consolidation theory, degree of consolidation, compressibility parameters, three dimensional effects on consolidation etc.

Admit card

  • Candidates can download the admit card of the RTU DAT exam from the official web portal.
  • They need to take a printout copy of the admit card and keep it safe for further reference.
  • The details in the admit card should be thoroughly checked and any inconsistencies should be reported immediately to the authority.
  • Entry to the exam hall shall be denied to the candidates who do not possess a valid admit card.
  • Applicants are also required to bring a valid govt. id proof along with the hall ticket.

RTU DAT 2022 Result and Counselling

  • The result of the RTU DAT 2022 shall be made available on the official website of the university.
  • The final result will be based on the overall marks secured by the candidates in the written exam and their performance in the interview.
  • Shortlisted candidates will be invited for counselling where their original documents will be verified and a seat will be allotted to them based on their merit rank, availability of seat and other parameters.
  • Candidates need to report to the concerned allotted institute/college to complete the admission related formalities.
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