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Entrance Examination

M.A Multiple Choice Questions for 100 marks. These will include questions and exercises in comprehension, language and literary awareness.

M.Phil. and Ph.D.

The question paper of M.Phil. and Ph.D. courses shall consist of 80 marks in two sections, as per the UGC Regulations 2016.
Part A – 40 marks will be on Research Methodology, broadly will be as follows :

Research Methodology : “The process used to collect information and data for the purpose of making decisions. The methodology may include publication research, interviews, surveys and other research techniques, and could include both present and historical information”. Besides including Quantitative methods, Data interpretation, Aptitude and Logical Reasoning.

This part of the Entrance Test be in the lines of Paper-I/Part-I of the UGC-CBSE/CSIR JRF exam.

Part B: 40 marks, will be on subject concerned.

In addition, there is an Oral Test for 25 marks for shortlisted candidates. For examining their research aptitude, at the Interview, the candidate will be examined on:

  • Research Proposal: quality, innovativeness, methodology
  • Language skills
  • Literature Review
  • Argumentation (in the proposal and at the interview)
  • Familiarity with Primary sources and working bibliography