Shri Lal Bahadur Shastri Rashtriya Sanskrit Vidyapeetha, New Delhi will conduct the Combined Vidyavaridhi (Ph.D) Entrance Test – 2018 (CVVET) at specified centres in different parts of the country. Candidates can check all the details like application procedure, eligibility criteria, selection procedure of CVVET 2018 from this page given below.

Latest: The online application form for CVVET 2018 is now available on the official website. Candidates can apply through the link provided below.

CVVET 2018

This Combined Vidya Varidhi Entrance Test – 2018 is meant for taking admission in VidyaVaridhi Course in the following three Universities. Hence, the name of the concerned University must be mentioned in the Application Form where the admission is desired

  1. Rashtriya Sanskrit Sansthan, New Delhi – 260
  2. Rashtritya Sanskrit Vidyapeetha, Tirupati – 30
  3. Shri Lal Bahadur Shastri Rashtriya Sanskrit Vidyapeetha, New Delhi – 198
Event Dates
Date of Online Application 15 Jan 2018
Last date of Online Application 10 Mar 2018
Last date of Paying fee through Online / Bank Challan 10 March 2018
Date for downloading of Admit Card 25 April 2018
Date of Entrance Examination 25 May 2018
Date of declaration of Results 18 June 2018
Counseling for Vidyavaridhi (Ph.D.)
1st or 2nd week of August, 2018

Schedule for CVVET 2018 is given above. Check the schedule before applying online.

Application Form

The CVVET 2018 application form is now available online. The applicants can fill the prescribed online application from websites of Rashtriya Sanskrit Vidyapeetha, Tirupati, Rashtriya Sanskrit Sansthan, New Delhi and Shri Lal Bahadur Shastri Rashtriya Sanskrit Vidyapeetha, New Delhi. Candidates must read the eligibility criteria before filling up the form. Any application submitted after the last date will not be entertained.

Apply Online: Click here to apply online.

Application Fee: Rs. 1200/- must be submitted through online only.

Eligibility Criteria

  • All those candidates who want to appear in Vidyavaridhi Entrance Test should be Acharya/M.A. (Sanskrit) or having an equivalent degree from Universities, duly recognised by University Grants Commission/Deemed Universities obtaining at least 55% marks in aggregate shall be permitted to apply for the CVVET. Those who wish to appear in Education should have Acharya/M.A./ equivalent degree (Sanskrit) with 55% of Marks along with Shiksha Acharya (M.Ed.) or equivalent P.G. Degree in Education with 55% of Marks.
  • For Candidates belonging to S.C/ S.T./OBC. otherwise able categories, minimum 50% marks in M.A. Sanskrit/ Sanskrit related subjects shall also be considered as eligible.
  • Foreign candidates who have passed Acharya/M.A. (Sanskrit) with 55% marks in the aggregate from any Deemed University outside India can also apply for the CVVET through the foreign department of the Govt. of India or the Ministry of Human Resource Development.
  • For appearing in the test, such candidates also shall be considered eligible who have appeared in Acharya/M.A. Sanskrit examination but their result is awaited. Such candidates shall be required to submit their mark-sheets showing the prescribed percentage of marks required for the registration, before the admission.
  • Those eligible candidates who have cleared NET/JRF/ Lectureship test/SLET, M.Phil. in Sanskrit /Education are required to pass in CVVET 2018 with described Fee.
  • Reservation policy of G.O.I. shall be followed (Scheduled Caste – 15%, Scheduled Tribes – 7.5%, OBC – 27%) and other reservations are as per rule of GOI.

Admit Card

Candidates will be able to download the admit card for the examination from the official website. In case you do not get the Admit Card before Examination date, you may check the Website and find out the Roll no. and the name of the Examination center from the internet and contact the center. One hour before the examination with two photographs along with the prescribed form filled in. Fill the application form only if you consider yourself eligible for it. Do not fill more than one form. That will cancel your candidature for the test.

Exam Pattern

For this entrance test, there will be two papers of one and a half hours each, with maximum marks of 100 per paper.

Question paper 1, Time: 02:30 to 4:00 P.M., M.M. 100

There will be 100 objective type questions on the following topics:

Section A

  • General knowledge (India and Indian Society and culture) – 6
  • Gradual development of Sanskrit language in various periods and sciences – 6
  • Various religions and philosophies (prevalent in India/originated in India) – 6
  • Fundamentals of all the disciplines (Shastras). (basic principles only) – 6
  • Manuscript Science/general introductory knowledge about research-methodology – 6

Section B

  • Veda – 4
  • Chhand – 4
  • Jyotish – 4
  • Puranetihasa – 4
  • Alankar – 4

Section C

  • General Knowledge of Sanskrit Grammar (Sandhi, Compounds, Case-endings voices, Subanta, Tignanta, Kridanta, Taddhita etc.) – 25

Section D

  • General knowledge of Sanskrit Literature – 25

Question Paper –2, Time 04:10 P.M. to 5:40 P.M., M.M. 100

This paper will contain essay type questions. There will be two parts to this question paper i.e. Part A and Part B.

  • Part A – Educational Research Methodology – 10 marks x 5 questions (out of 8 questions)- 50
  • Part B – Education – 25 marks x 2 questions (out of 4 Questions)- 50

Examination Centres

The allotment of the centre for examination shall be done as per information given by the student. Once the centre for examination is allotted, it will not be changed. The candidate has to appear at the allotted centre only.

  • Shimla
  • Hamirpur
  • Chandigarh
  • Delhi
  • Lucknow
  • Varanasi
  • Haridwar
  • Bengaluru
  • Thrissur
  • Jaipur
  • Kolkata
  • Muzaffarpur
  • Mumbai
  • Bhopal
  • Tirupati
  • Agartala
  • Puri
  • Cuttack
  • Bhubaneshwar
  • Jammu
  • Devprayag


The candidates, appearing for this test are expected to

  • have sufficient knowledge of the subject offered at Acharya/M.A. level;
  • have an introductory knowledge of research methodology/ editing a book or adept in the science of manuscripts.
  • have sufficient general knowledge about Indian History and its culture, Sanskrit literature and the various stages of the development of language;
  • have sufficient general knowledge of the contemporary world and the constitutional structure of modern India.

Minimum Percentage of Marks Required for Passing CVVET-2018

The applicants who will be able to obtain at least 50% marks in the first part of CVVET only their second part of question paper will be evaluated. Minimum 50% marks are required in the second part also. Thereafter the selection will be made as per the merit list.

Fee Structure

Name of Programme Rashtriya Sanskrit
(Deemed to be University),
Rashtriya Sanskrit
(Deemed to be University),
New Delhi
S.L.B.S.Rashtriya Sanskrit
(Deemed to be University),
New Delhi
Shiksha Shastri (B.Ed)
per annum
Rs.5000/- Rs.5000/- Rs.5000/-
Shiksha Acharya (M.Ed)
per annum
Rs.6000/- Rs.6000/- Rs.6000/-
Vidyavaridhi (Ph.D) As prescribed by the
concerned University
As prescribed by the
concerned University
As prescribed by the
concerned University

Official Website:

For more information on CVVET 2018, you can download the information brochure.

Rashtriya Sanskrit Admissions

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