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MGU CAT 2020 Application Form, Eligibility, Admit Card, Pattern and Syllabus

Updated On - July 18th 2019 by DEEPESH JOHRI

MGU CAT is a university level entrance exam for candidates seeking admission in various postgraduate programs at MGU. Candidates must have a bachelor degree with minimum 50% marks from the recognized university. Check Eligibility Criteria

  • MGU CAT 2020 application form will be available online till March 31, 2020(Tentative). Apply Now!
  • Candidates will have to make payment of INR 1000 and INR 500 for reserved categories.
  • MGU CAT 2020 admit card will be available online from April 17, 2020(Tentative) at the official website.
  • The exam consists of objective type questions and each question carries 1 marks. Check MGU CAT Exam Pattern
  • Candidate should hold a bachelor degree withh minimum 50% marks. Check MGU CAT Eligibility
  • The exam will be scheduled for May 11- 12, 2020 at Thiruvananthapuram, Kottayam, Kochi, Kozhikode, Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore and Chennai.

MGU CAT 2020 Result will be declared on May 31, 2020(Tentative). The shortlisted candidates will be called for counselling process from June 05, 2020 to June 07, 2020.

MGU CAT 2020 Highlights

Exam Highlights
Full NameMahatma Gandhi University Common Admission Test
Conducting BodyMahatma Gandhi University 
Exam LevelNational
Official Website
Application ModeOnline
Exam ModeOffline
Courses offeredM.A., M.Sc., M.Ed., L.LM., MTTM

MGU CAT 2020 Dates

Given below MGU CAT 2020 exam scheduled for national candidates:

Application form begins fromMarch 03, 2020
Last date to submit the application formMarch 31, 2020
Confirmation of application formApril 03, 2020
Availability of Admit cardApril 17, 2020
Exam dateMay 11 – 12, 2020
Declaration of ResultMay 31, 2020
Interview/G.D/Written TestSecond week of June 2020
Counselling process begins fromJuly 1, 2020

Dates for foreign candidates:

Submission of Advance Copy of ApplicationMarch 31, 2020
Last Date for Submission of Original Application through the Indian EmbassyApri 2, 2020

MGU CAT 2020 Eligibility Criteria

Before filling the application form candidates must check the eligibility criteria according to their subject. If candidates are not able to satisfy the eligibility criteria his/her form can be disqualified at any stage. Check the following table to eligibiity below:

Sl NoProgrammesSeats (Quota wise)Eligibility
StateAll India OpenInternational
1M Sc in Biochemistry1022BSc degree in Botany, Zoology, Biochemistry, Biophysics, Micro- biology, Biotechnology, Chemistry, or Physics with not less than 50% marks in Part III
2M Sc in Biotechnology1022
3M Sc in Biophysics0512
4M Sc in Microbiology1022
5M Sc in Chemistry (Inorganic Chemistry)822B Sc in Chemistry with Mathematics and Physics as Subsidiaries with not less than 50% marks in Part III
6M Sc in Chemistry (Organic Chemistry)822
7M Sc in Chemistry (Physical Chemistry)822
8M Sc in Chemistry (Polymer Chemistry)822
9M Sc in Computer Science2532B Sc in Computer Science/ Computer Application/ B Sc IT/BCA/ B Sc with Computer Science as one of the main subject with not less than 50% marks in Part III
10M Sc in Psychology1022Pass in any graduate programme with not less than 50% marks.
11M Sc in Physics2042B Sc in Physics with Mathematics as one of the subsidiaries with not less than 50% marks in Part III.
12M Sc in Environment Science & Management1022B Sc degree in any of the following optionals; Botany, Zoology, Chem- istry, Physics, Geology, Geography, Life Science, Environment Science, Environment Management, Microbi- ology, Biotechnology, Biochemistry, Plant or Animal Science, Agriculture, Fisheries, Aquaculture, Horticulture, Forestry, B Tech in Civil/ Mechanical/ Chemical/ Environmental or equiva- lent examination with not less than 50% marks in Part III
13M Sc in Environment Science and Disaster Management1022B Sc degree in any subject with not less than 50% marks in Part III.
14M A Politics and International Relations1533BA in Economics/ Politics/ History/ Law with not less than 45% marks for Part III or B A in English/ Sociology/ Anthropology/ Psychology/ Geogra- phy/ Philosophy/ Commerce with 50% in Part III or B Sc in any branch with not less than 60% marks in Part III.
15M A Politics and Human Rights0511
16M A Politics( Public Policy and Gover- nance):0511
17M A Economics1642Bachelors degree in Economics Math- ematics/Statistics under 10+2+3 pattern of education with atleast 45% marks in Core and Complementary subjects or equivalent degree from an institution approved by Mahatma Gandhi University.
18M A in Malayalam1000Bachelor’s degree in Malayalam with not less than 45% marks (or CGPA of 1.8) in Part III or degree in Arts/Sci- ence with a minimum of 50% marks in Part II Malayalam
19M A in English1022Bachelor’s degree in English with not less than 45% marks in Part III or de- gree in Arts/Science with a minimum of 50% marks in Part I English.
20M A in Gandhian Studies1222Pass in any graduate programme with 45% marks in Part III.
21M A in Development Studies1222
22M A History1022Bachelor’s degree in the faculty of Social Sciences with not less than 45% marks in Part III.
23MA Anthropology512
24Master of Tourism and Travel Management2022Bachelor’s degree (including profes- sional degrees) with not less than 50% marks in any discipline of this University or any other University recognized by Mahatma Gandhi Uni- versity.
25Master of Education (M Ed) Programme with Specialization in Language Educa- tion (English, Hindi, Malayalam, Sanskrit, Arabic), Mathematics, Science, Social Sci- ence, Commerce, Computer Education5000B Ed with not less than 55% marks
26Master of Law (LLM) one year programme2042Pass in LLB or equivalent examination approved by MG University with 50% marks

MGU CAT 2020 Application Form

MGU CAT 2020 Application process will begin from March 05, 2020. Candidates are advised not to wait for last date and should fill the application form before March 31, 2020. 

Check the steps to fill MGU CAT 2020 Application form:

Step: 1 Registration

  1. Candidates can fill the online application form through the official website i.e.
  2. Click on the link  ‘MGU CAT Application Form
  3. Fill the registration form to get Application Number.
  4. Candidates have to fill the information like Candidates Name, Date of birth and Email ID, etc.
  5. After filling all the credentials click on ‘submit’
  6. After the successful submission of registration form candidate will get an application number.

Step: 2 Filling details in Application Form

After successful payment of fee, candidates have to fill the following details:

  • Personal details
  • Basic details
  • Educational details
  • Communicational details, etc.

Step: 3 Fee Payment  

  1. Candidates can make payment through the official website
  2. Login to the candidates portal with the help of application number
  3. Candidates can make payment via
  • Debit Card
  • Credit Card
  • Net Banking

Posting Application Form

  1. Applicants of M.Ed programmes should send the hard copy of the application form to the address given below:

School of Pedagogical Sciences,
Mahatma Gandhi University,
PIN 686560

  1. Candidates have to post the print of Application form to the address given below:

School of Distance Education,
Mahatma Gandhi University,

MGU CAT 2020 Application Fee

After registration process candidates have to make payment before April 03, 2020. Candidates can pay application fee via credit card/debit card/net banking as per their convenience. The application fee will be as follows:

General CategoryINR 1000
Reserved CategoryINR 500

MGU CAT 2020 Admit Card

Candidates can download their Admit Card from April 17, 2020. It is an important document carrying information of candidate and exam. It acts as an identity proof and a gateway to examination hall. No candidate will be allowed inside the examination hall without the Admit Card. Candidates must preserve their Admit card even after the exam, for further process.

Given below are the steps to download MGU CAT 2020 Admit Card:

  1. Visit the official website.
  2. Click on the link ‘Admit Card’
  3. Provide the required information like registration number, name and date of birth, etc.
  4. Take print out of the Admit Card and preserve it for future references.
  5. Candidates should check the following information on Admit Card before taking the print out.
  • Candidates Name
  • Address
  • Contact Details
  • Candidates Photograph
  • Examination Centre
  • Timing of the Exam

MGU CAT 2020 Exam Center

Candidates can choose any one exam center according to their preferences at the time of registration. Once the exam center will be allotted to a candidate, it cannot be changed. Candidates can give their preference from the options given below.

  1. Thiruvananthapuram
  2. Kottayam
  3. Kochi
  4. Kozhikode
  5. Delhi
  6. Mumbai
  7. Chennai
  8. Bangolore

MGU CAT 2020 Exam Pattern and Syllabus

MGU CAT 2020 Exam Pattern will be set by Mahatma Gandhi University for students who are willing to apply for post-graduation.

  • The paper will be conducted in offline mode
  • MGU CAT 2020 will be of 90 minutes.
  • The exam will consist of 80 objective type and candidates will have to choose one correct answer from the four given options.
  • Medium of the question paper will be English language only.
  • The question paper will be of objective and descriptive type for the following subjects. Candidates will have to write descriptive answers in the following subject.
  1. MA Malayalam
  2. MA English
  3. LLM
  4. Master of Tourism Management

MGU CAT 2020 Syllabus

Candidates should go through MGU CAT syllabus once for getting a fair idea of question paper. Having an ample knowledge of syllabus is necessary to score well in the exam. Check syllabus of the course below:

Program NameSyllabus
School of Chemical Sciences BSc Chemistry syllabus of MGU.
School of Biosciences MGU syllabus of Botany, Zoology, Microbiology, Bio-technology, Biochemistry, Biophysics, Chemistry and Physics at B Sc level.
School of Environmental Sciences Basic sciences at degree level, general aptitude and general awareness on Environmental Sciences.
School of LettersEntrance Test will consist of questions to assess the aptitude for literary/theatrical studies. The question paper will contain essay type questions, short answer questions and objective type questions.
School of International Relations and Politics Current affairs.
School of Gandhian Thought and Developmental StudiesEntrance Test will consist of questions from related subjects.
School of Social SciencesEntrance Test will consist of questions for assessing the interdisciplinary aptitude as well as the knowledge in one’s own discipline for the qualifying examination. 
School of Behavioural SciencesEntrance Test will consist of questions in an interdisciplinary manner based on the syllabus of the qualifying examination.
School of Computer SciencesEntrance Test will consist of two parts: Part I: questions from Computer Science Part II: questions to assess logical reasoning and numeral ability. 
School of Tourism and Travel ManagementEntrance Test will carry objective type questions for 80 marks, i.e., English Language (30 marks), General Knowledge and Current affairs (30 marks), and Travel Geography (20 marks) and a descriptive general short essay question carrying 20 marks.
School of Indian Legal ThoughtLaw- Constitutional Law, Administrative Law, Jurisprudence, Fundamentals of Civil & Criminal Law, General Principles of Interpretation and Current Legal Developments.
School of Pedagogical SciencesGeneral papers of B Ed programme of Mahatma Gandhi University (MGU).
Dr. KN Raj Study Centre for Planning & Centre-State Financial RelationsSyllabus of B.A. Economics programme of Mahatma Gandhi University (MGU).

MGU CAT 2020 Result

MGU CAT 2020 result wil be declared on May 31, 2020. Candidates must preserve the hard copies of their result. Candidates can check result on the official website by following the steps given below.

  • Visit the official website of MGU
  • Click on “MGU CAT 2020 resultlink
  • Provide the credentials like roll number, application number and date of birth in the given space
  • Click on button ‘Submit’
  • Download the result and take print out.

MGU CAT 2020 Counselling Process

Counselling process will begin from June 05, 2020. The shortlisted candidates will be called for counselling round. The allotment of seats will be based on the availability of seats, options exercised and rank obtained. During the process of counselling, candidates have to select the preferences of specialization.

Documents required on the day of counselling:

  • Matriculation certificate for date of birth
  • Transfer Certificate
  • Marks sheet of (Institution last attended)
  • Provisional certificate (Institution last attended)
  • Migration certificate (if applicable)
  • Caste Certificate (if applicable)
  • Income Certificate (if applicable)
  • BPL Certificate (if applicable)

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

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Abel Thomas Paul

can i get a link to the application page...

10 May, 2017 00:20
Jemima joseph

How to add mail id to the account

01 May, 2017 00:20

Hi Joseph, to get details on the application process of MGU-CAT, please find the link

02 May, 2017 18:20
Jemly Jose

Hi, Can i know the syllabus for MGU CAT exam for MA English?

25 Apr, 2017 00:20

Hi Jemly, to get details on the syllabus for MGU CAT Exam, please find the link

26 Apr, 2017 18:36

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