MGU CAT 2018 PATTERN & SYLLABUS
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MGU CAT 2018 Exam Pattern will be issued by Mahatma Gandhi University for students who are interested in admission to post graduation in the Statutory Teaching Departments and Inter School Centers.
Test paper will be of descriptive type for MA Malayalam, MA English, LLM and Master of Tourism Management.
Mahatma Gandhi University claims the process to be the simplest and most transparent for allotment of vacant seats which offers candidate an opportunity to exercise the options and put fourth their choice conveniently in the order of preference. It is to be noted particularly that MGU CAT 2018 will be conducted for all the interested and eligible candidates except foreign candidates.
All the important highlights for MGU CAT 2018 exam pattern, which candidates who have applied for this entrance examination must keep a note on, is tabulated below:
|Exam Pattern Highlights|
|Number of papers||1|
|Number of Sections||2|
|Question paper type||Objective (Multiple Choice Questions)|
|Exam duration||90 minutes|
Mahatma Gandhi University Common Admission Test could be attempted in 90 minutes for all the academic disciplines. The test paper is of objective type except for the following courses:
For the above-mentioned programs, the questions asked will be objective as well as descriptive.
Moreover, MGU CAT exam pattern and corresponding syllabus for each academic program is elaborated separately in tabulated form below:
|Course Name||Exam Pattern|
|M.Sc. Disability Studies and Rehabilitation Sciences M.Sc. Psychology||The entrance test syllabus for this course will cover topics from the syllabus of undergraduate degree in Disability studies and psychology.|
|M.Sc. Biochemistry M.Sc. Biotechnology M.Sc. Microbiology M.Sc. Biophysics||MGU CAT 2018 Examination paper will have questions from Botany, Zoology, Microbiology, Biotechnology, Biochemistry, Biophysics, Chemistry, and Physics of undergraduate level at MGU.|
|M.Sc. Computer Science||The corresponding test paper will have two sections as below: Section I: It will contain questions from computer science. Section II: It will have questions to assess numerical and logical aptitude.|
|M.Sc. Environment Science and Management M.Sc. Environment Science and Disaster Management||The examination question paper will have questions from basic sciences at undergraduate level, general aptitude, and general awareness on environmental sciences.|
|M.A. Gandhian Studies M.A. Development Studies||The test paper will contain questions from Gandhian Studies/Developmental Practices.|
|L.L.M.||The question paper will have questions from the following topics:|
Jurisprudence Fundamentals of Civil and Criminal Law
General Principles of Interpretation
Current Legal Developments
|M.A. Politics & International Relations M.A. Politics and Human Rights M.A. Politics (Public Policy & Governance) (UGC Sponsored Programme)||Entrance test paper will have questions from topics on current affairs.|
|M.Sc. Chemistry (Inorganic Chemistry) M.Sc. Chemistry (Organic Chemistry) M.Sc. Chemistry (Physical Chemistry) M.Sc. Chemistry (Polymer Science)||Questions that will be asked in the test will be from the topics like B.Sc. Chemistry syllabus of Mahatma Gandhi University.|
|M.A. Malayalam M.A. English||The exam paper will constitute of descriptive, short answer type question, and objective questions. Also, the paper will assess the aptitude for theatrical and literary studies.|
|M.Sc. Physics with Specialization from Astrophysics, Theoretical Physics, Material Science, Applied Electronics||Test paper will consist of questions from the B.Sc. Physics (Main) and Mathematics (Subsidiary) syllabus of MGU.|
|M.A. History M.A. Anthropology||The test paper will have questions that will test a candidate’s knowledge in their own discipline as well as their interdisciplinary aptitude.|
|Master of Tourism Management with specialization in Aviation Management, Tour Operations and Health Tourism||The test will constitute of objective type questions for 80 marks and the corresponding sections are listed below:|
English language (30 marks)
General Knowledge and Current Affairs (30 marks)
Travel Geography (20 marks)
Apart from this, the test will also have a short descriptive type question of 20 marks
|M.Ed. in Language Education (English, Malayalam, Hindi, Arabic, and Sanskrit) M.Ed. in Mathematics Education M.Ed. in Science Education M.Ed. in Social Science Education M.Ed. in Commerce Education M.Ed. in IT Education||The test paper will comprise of questions from general B.Ed. syllabus of MGU.|
|M.A. Economics||The respective entrance test will have questions from the BA Economics syllabus of MGU.|
MGU CAT 2018 question paper will be of 200 marks in total. There will be two sections in the question paper which has 50 questions in total. All the questions carry equal marks, that is 4 marks is rewarded for every correct answer.
The marks calculated for MGU CAT 2018 will depend on the following:
Indexing of marks will depend on the bonus marks awarded to the students as per the below guidelines:
MGU CAT 2018 can get graduation books as per the academic programs they have chosen. Students can choose up to four academic courses in which they wish to pursue post-graduation. According to those chosen courses, they must study all the corresponding graduation books the university recommends to pass the entrance test.
Syllabus for all the programs in MGU CAT 2018 is elaborated in tabular form below:
|School of Chemical Sciences||Exam will be based on BSc Chemistry syllabus of MGU.|
|School of Biosciences||Entrance exam will be based on the following MGU syllabus at B. Sc. level:|
|School of Environmental Sciences||Entrance exam will be totally based on subjects of the following:|
degree level basic science
general awareness on Environmental Sciences.
|School of Letters||Entrance Test will comprise of questions on aptitude for literary or theatrical studies. MGU CAT 2018 question paper will contain essay type questions, short answer questions and objective type questions.|
|School of International Relations and Politics||Entrance Test will comprise of questions on current affairs.|
|School of Gandhian Thought and Developmental Studies||Entrance exam will consist of questions relating to the subject.|
|School of Social Sciences||MGU CAT 2018 Entrance Test will consist of questions that will assess the interdisciplinary aptitude as well as the knowledge in one’s field of discipline to qualify the examination.|
|School of Behavioral Sciences||Entrance exam will have of questions in an interdisciplinary manner based on the syllabus of the qualifying test.|
|School of Computer Sciences||Entrance Test will consist of two parts: Part 1: Questions from Computer Science field Part 2: Questions that will access logical reasoning as well as numeral ability.|
|School of Tourism and Travel Management||The corresponding entrance Test will carry objective type questions for 80 marks, that is, English Language (30 marks), General Knowledge and Current affairs (30 marks), and Travel Geography (20 marks) and a general short essay question carrying 20 marks.|
|School of Indian Legal Thought||Entrance exam will consist of questions which concerns some branches of law which includes Constitutional Law, Administrative Law, Jurisprudence, Fundamentals of Civil & Criminal Law, General Principles of Interpretation and Current Legal Developments.|
|School of Pedagogical Sciences||Entrance Test will comprise of objective type questions for 50 marks based on the syllabus of general discipline of B Ed programme of MGU.|
All the important instructions and guidelines for MGU CAT are bulleted below:
*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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