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MGU CAT 2017 Exam Pattern

MGU CAT 2017 (Mahatma Gandhi University 2016) is held by MGU for admission to post graduation academic programmes in the Statutory Teaching Departments and Inter School Centres. The admission based on MGU CAT 2017 will be made through Centralized allotment process. Candidates needs to apply online and can register only one application for opting maximum of 4 academic programmes based on their eligibility. A cluster of academic programmes to which admissions are made based on the same Entrance test will be considered as a single option.

Candidates are advised to make their preference for different specializations at the time of online registration. In such cases, there will be separate rank lists for the different specialized programmes within the cluster after declaration of MGU CAT Results, based on the marks scored by the candidates in the Entrance Test and the preference marked by the candidates at the time of registration.

If any candidate submits more than one application he/she will be liable to cancellation of his/her candidature. It is a simple and transparent process of allotment which gives the candidate opportunity to exercise the options of his/her choice conveniently in the order of preference. The allotments will be strictly based on the options exercised, the rank obtained and eligible reservations of the candidate.

MGU (Mahatma Gandhi University) Common Admission Test will be conducted for the selection of candidates. All the aspiring candidates who are seeking admission shall appear for the MGU CAT 2017, except foreign students. There are some important guidelines that shall be considered by the students who will be appearing in the MGU CAT 2017 Entrance test.

MGU CAT 2017 Exam Pattern

Candidates shall go through the following guidelines mentioned by MGU, it help candidates to avoid any confusion/mistake while appearing for   test.

  • The Common Entrance Test (CAT) will be of 90 minutes duration for all the programmes.
  • The test will comprise objective type multiple choice questions for all the PG programmes, except for few programmes mentioned below.
  • Programmes like School of Letters, School of Tourism Studies, and School of Indian Legal Thought for which both multiple choice questions and descriptive type questions will be asked.
  • Candidates are advised to reach the Test centre 30 minutes before the commencement of the exam.
  • It is mandatory for all the candidates to bring Hall Ticket/Admit card while appearing for the test, else they will not be allowed to appear in the test.
  • Candidates shall read all the test related instructions very carefully before starting the test.
  • The syllabus and other detail of the test pertaining to each school is mention in this article.

MGU CAT 2017 Exam Syllabus

The syllabus for each program in MGU CAT is mentioned in the table below. The questions 

Program NameSyllabus
School of Chemical SciencesTest will be based on BSc Chemistry syllabus of MGU.
School of BiosciencesEntrance Test will be based on MGU syllabus of Botany, Zoology, Microbiology, Bio-technology, Biochemistry, Biophysics, Chemistry and Physics at B Sc level.
School of Environmental SciencesEntrance Test will be based on subjects of 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 PoliticsEntrance Test will consist of questions on 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, and  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 ThoughtEntrance Test will consists of questions concerning the following branches of law- Constitutional Law, Administrative Law, Jurisprudence, Fundamentals of Civil & Criminal Law, General Principles of Interpretation and Current Legal Developments.
School of Pedagogical SciencesThe Entrance Test shall consist of objective type questions for 50 marks based on the syllabus of general papers of B Ed programme of Mahatma Gandhi University (MGU).
Dr. KN Raj Study Centre for Planning & Centre-State Financial RelationsEntrance Test will be based on the syllabus of B.A. Economics programme of Mahatma Gandhi University (MGU).



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