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Allahabad University M.Sc, M.Tech, MA and M.Com Admissions 2020: Eligibility, Entrance Exam, Admission Process

Updated On - July 29th 2019 by MANSI TOPA

Allahabad University, established on 23rd September  1887, is the fourth oldest university in India. Allahabad University currently offers bachelors, masters and doctoral degrees in various specializations of science, art, commerce, management, computer application, and law.

University of Allahabad conducts Post Graduate Admission Test (PGAT) a combined entrance test to offers admission in various courses such as:

  • M.A
  • M.Sc
  • M.Com.
  • M. Tech.
  • M.F.A.
  • M.P.A.
  • M.P.Ed.

Candidates seeking admission in PG course will be made through PGAT. Candidates can visit the official website of the university and can apply online by filling the application form. The application fee varies upon the course opted by the candidate.

Check Allahabad University Admission 2020

Admission Process in Brief:

  • The entrance test will be conducted online.
  • The test will be divided into two sections namely Section A and Section B.
  • Section A will be common to all PGAT applicants and Section B will be based on the subject in which students want to take admission.
  • Section A will be based on the General Aptitude test that will be common to all disciplines of PGAT.
  • In Section B there will be a subject proficiency test. The test will be based on the subject in which candidates want to take admission.
  • Mode of Application



    04th Apr, 2020 - 25th May, 2020

Important Dates

MA , M.Sc , ME/M.Tech & M.Com
Last date of submission of Application Form 25th May, 2020


MA , M.Sc & M.Sc (Agriculture)

Eligibility For M.A. Course:



M.A. (Ancient History, Medieval & Modern History, Philosophy, Political Science, Education, English Literature/ Language, Hindi, Mass Communication, Theatre & Film)

Graduation Degree required for all specialization.

M.A. (Development Studies)

Candidates must have 50% marks in 10th and 12th and 55% marks or equivalent grade Bachelor in Social Science/B.Com/ B.A. Economics/ B.Sc. (Agriculture)/ Bachelor in Development Studies.

M.A. (Sociology, Sanskrit, Urdu)

B.A. Part III Examination or Candidates must have studied B.A. (Honours) degree in concern subjects.

M.A. (Economics)

B.A. (Honours) Examination with the same subject or Candidates must have studied Mathematics/ Statistics/ Economics in B.A./B.Sc.

M.A. in Music (Vocal, Sitar, Tabla)

Only female candidates are eligible for this subject. B.A. Part III Examination or the B.A. (Honours) Examination with the same subject in which admission is sought. Candidates who have passed the Sangeet Praveen/Alankar/Nipun Examination recognized by the University as equivalent to the B.A. Examination in Music are also eligible for admission to M.A. in Music

M.A. (Painting)

B.A. Part III Examination or the B.A. (Honours) Examination with the same subject in which admission is sought as the main subject. B.F.A. (Four Year Course) or the B.V.A. (Four Year Course) is also eligible.

M.Music. (Vocal, Sitar, Tabla)

B.Mus. (Three year Course) Examination or the B.A. Part III Examination with Music as one of the subjects, or the B.A. (Honours) Examination with Music as the main subject, or the Sangeet Praveen/Alankar/Nipun (or similar) Examination recognized by the University as equivalent to the B.A. Examination in Music.

Eligibility For M.Com.:  

  • Candidate must have studied B.Com./B.Sc./B.Sc. (Honours) .

Eligibility For  M.Tech (Earth System Science):

  • Master’s degree in Physical Sciences/Mathematical Sciences/ Chemical Sciences/ Life Sciences/ Geosciences/ any cognate discipline or a B. Tech./B.E. with marks/CPI 55% marks/ 5.5 (on a 10 point scale) (50% for SC/ST candidates) for appearing in the entrance exam.
  • Candidates working in a research and development organization on a permanent basis in the field of Earth System/Cognate disciplines may be sponsored by his/ her employer for direct admission to the M. Tech. programme.


Eligibility for M.Sc.:



M.Sc ( Bio-Chemistry)

B.Sc. Part III Examination with Chemistry/ Biochemistry as one subject and Botany/ Physiology/ Zoology/ Biotechnology/ Microbiology/ Industrial Fish and Fisheries as the other subject, or the B.Sc. (Honours) Examination with Chemistry/ Biochemistry/ Botany/ Physiology/ Zoology/ Biotechnology/ Microbiology as the main/subsidiary subject (Chemistry/ Biochemistry being preferably the main subject), or the M.B.B.S. Examination are eligible but candidates who have passed the MBBS Examination are exempted from the Admission Test.

M. Sc. (Computer Science)

1. A candidate who has passed B.Sc. (Three years degree course) with Mathematics and Physics/ Electronics/Computer Science/ Computer Maintenance/ Computer Applications as two of his/her optional subjects up to B.Sc. Part II level, or an equivalent degree from any recognized University/Institution, with an aggregate of at least 50% marks (for all categories) are eligible. 2. Honors course students with Mathematics as one of the subjects, securing an aggregate of at least 50 % marks (for all categories) are also eligible.

M. Sc. (Applied Geology)

A candidate who has passed B.Sc. Three Year Degree Course, with any two of the following subjects up to B.Sc. Part II level is eligible, 1.Physics 2. Mathematics 3. Geology.

M. A. /M. Sc. (Mathematics, Defence Studies, Geography)

B.A./B.Sc. (Honours) degree required in the same subject.

M. Sc. (Botany, Zoology, Chemistry, Physics)

Candidate must have a B.Sc. (Honours) degree with the same subject.

M. A./ M. Sc. (Anthropology)

Candidates must have studied B.A. Part III Examination with two subjects of the Social Science stream History, Political Science, Economics, Sociology, Psychology, and Geography or the B.A./B.Sc. (Honours) Examination with Anthropology or a subject of the Social Sciences stream as the main subject, or the B.Sc./ B.Sc. (Honours)

M. A. /M. Sc. (Psychology)

B.A. Part III Examination or the B.A. (Honours) Examination with the same subject in which admission is sought or has studied Psychology up to B. A. II. Those candidates who have passed B.Sc. with 60% or above marks, as well as candidates from Social Science discipline having Education / Philosophy / Geography / Political Science / Sociology / Social Anthropology / Economics as one of the subjects in B.A.-III Examination passed with 60% or above marks, are also eligible.

M. A. /M. Sc. (Statistics)

B.A./B. Sc. Part III Examination or the B.A./B. Sc. (Honours) Examination with the same subject in which admission is sought. B.A./B.Sc. Part III Examination with Mathematics as a subject, with Statistics as a subject up to at least B.A./B.Sc. (Part II) Examination, or have passed the B.A. (Honours)/B.Sc. (Honours) Examination with Mathematics as the main subject and Statistics as a subsidiary subject.

M.Sc. (Material Science)

Candidate should be B. Sc. with Physics or Chemistry as one subject in III years. He/She has Mathematics as one subject at least up to II year.

M.Sc. (Bioinformatics)

Candidate must have passed in B.Sc. Examination of this University or any other University recognized by this University with the following combinations with 55% of the marks. 1. Zoology, Botany, Chemistry 2. Zoology, Chemistry, Biochemistry 3.Botany, Chemistry, Biochemistry 4.Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry 5.Mathematics, Physics, Computer Science 6. Mathematics, Physics, Statistics Those who have passed B.Sc. with Molecular Biology, Cell Biology, Microbiology, Biotechnology, Biophysics, Biochemistry and Structural Biology, as one of the subjects can also apply. B.Sc. (Applied Science) students with at least 55% aggregate marks are also eligible to apply.

M.Sc. (Environmental Science)

A candidate who has passed/ appeared in Bachelor’s degree (10+2+3 ) examination with science subject from a recognized University, and has secured not less than 50% marks in the aggregate, is eligible to apply for Admission to this course. Provided that requirement of a minimum of 50% marks is not applicable in case of SC/ST candidates.

M. Sc. (Textile and Apparel Designing)

Candidate must have studied at least one course from B.Sc., B.A., B.Sc. (Home Science).

M. Sc. (Rural Technology and Development)

Graduate in Agricultural/Biological Sciences.

M.Sc. in Agricultural Science (Agricultural Botany/ Agricultural Chemistry & Soil Science/Agricultural Zoology & Entomology)

B.Sc. (Agriculture) Examination (Four-Year Course)

How To Apply

MA , M.Sc & M.Com

Candidates seeking admission in PG course through PGAT, have to fill the online application form available on the university’s official website.

  1. Registration: Candidates must log on to the official website and select the desired program.
  2. Fill and Submit Application Form: Candidates have to fill their details such as name, address and other required information correctly in PGAT form.
  3. Upload The Scanned Photograph and Signature: Candidates must upload the photograph and signature at the requisite place in the Application form.
  4. Submit Application Form: After filling all the details candidates have to submit their application form for the PGAT test.
  5. Application Fees: Pay the application fees online by following the given steps:
  • Click on Pay Online.
  • The candidate will be redirected to the HDFC payment gateway.
  • Select the payment option (Debit/Credit card or Net banking)
  • Fill the required details and submit the fees.
PGAT-IINR. 800/-INR. 400/-
PGAT-IIINR. 1600/-INR. 800/-


  • The candidate may apply for a maximum of five subjects based on his/ her eligibility. Candidates will be provided a computer at the time of the entrance test.
  • Once the candidate submits the application form, s/he cannot withdraw from Entrance.

Admission Process

MA , M.Sc & M.Com

Exam Pattern

The entire test will be for a duration of 1-3 hours, based on subjects applied for. The minimum qualifying marks in Entrance Test are 30% for Unreserved Category, 27% for OBC. There will no negative marking. 

PGAT-I test will be conducted Online as well as Offline. 2. PGAT-II test will be conducted Online only.

Each PGAT test of 300 marks will consist of 150 Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs).

General Guidelines-

  • For admission to any subject of M.A./M.Sc. or to M.Com., preference shall be given to fresh graduates (i.e. candidates who have recently passed the qualifying graduate examination for the academic year) over graduates of preceding academic years.
  • Accumulative penalty at the rate of 5% of the Standardized Score shall be applied for every gap year in case of non-fresh graduates, subject to the maximum discount of 15%.

The candidates must bring the following documents at the time of admission:

  • Admit Card and Scorecard of PGAT 
  • HSC certificate and mark sheet 
  • UG certificate and mark sheet
  • Transfer certificate
  • Migration certificate
  • Caste certificate
  • 2 recent size photographs
  • Aadhar Card
  • EWS certificate


  • 15 % of the total seats in each subject/course shall be reserved for candidates belonging to the Scheduled Caste (SC) category.
  • 7.5 % of the total seats in each subject/course shall be reserved for candidates belonging to the Scheduled Tribe (ST) category.
  • 27 % of the total seats in each subject/course shall be reserved for candidates belonging to the Other Backward Caste (OBC) category.
  • 2 % of the total seats in each subject/course shall be allotted under Sports Quota.

Contact Details

Senate House,
University Road,
Old Katra, Prayagraj,
Uttar Pradesh 211002

Phone No.: +91 9453827208
Email ID:

*The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College




when entrance online form will be inform me

19 Feb, 2019 11:50
Shobhna Chaturvedi

Hi Pankaj, application form for entrance exam will be out from April 4, 2019.

19 Feb, 2019 12:04
Muskan Gautam

Am I eligible for M.mus (vocals) if I have done B.mus(vocals) from Prayag Sangeet samiti ?

31 Jul, 2018 01:21
Garima Bansal

Hi Muskan, The eligibility for the m.a in music is Student must be a graduate in any discipline from a recognized University. The admission is based on the Score in PGAT followed by university-based counselling.

31 Jul, 2018 10:35
manganellore Gavaskar

What about fee structure??

30 Mar, 2018 10:47
Sakshi Garg Expert

Hi Manganellore, To get information about the fees structure of this university through this link: Fee Structure

30 Mar, 2018 15:20

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