The entrance examination consists of two parts - Part ‘A’ and Part ‘B’.
Part ‘A’ consists of 25 objective type questions (25 marks). The questions will be on vykarana/linguistics, technical language of navya, Computational Linguistics/NLP and on general Sanskrit. The examination will be to test the understanding of concepts rather than mere memorization. There will be negative marking for this part, and 1/4th mark will be deducted for each wrong answer.
Part ‘B’ will have three sub-sections. The first sub section consists of 10 marks, wherein the candidate has to write a short note on the topic in which he would like to do research, explaining the methodology involved. The second sub-section involves essay type questions (20 marks) to test the aptitude of the candidates for research. The third sub section consists of 6 short answer type questions on vyakarana, nyaya, NLP and Computational Linguistics. The student has to attempt any 4 questions (20 marks).