University of Allahabad PGAT 2016 Notification

University of Allahabad has invited applications for Post Graduate Admission Test (PGAT) 2016 for admission to various Post Graduate Courses for 2016 sessions.

Eligibility Criteria of Each Courses

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

M.A. (Sociology, Sanskrit, Urdu): B.A. Part III Examination or the BA (Honours) Exam with the same subject in which admission is sought as the main subject.

M.A. (Development Studies): Minimum 50% marks or equivalent grade in High School & Higher Secondary/Intermediate and 55% Marks or equivalent grade in Bachelor of Social Work/B.Com/BA in Economics/B.Sc (Ag)/Bachelor in Development Studies/Globalization and Development.

M.A/M.Sc (Mathematics, Defence Studies, Geography): BA/B.Sc Part III Exam or the BA/B.Sc (Honours) Exam with the same subject in which admission is sought as the main subject..

MA (Economics): B.A. Part III Exam in the same subject in which admission is sought or the BA (Honours) Exam with the same subject in which admission is sought as the main subject or applicants must have studied Economics or Mathematics or Statistics as one of the subject up to at least the BA/B.Sc Part II level.

MA (Painting): BA Part III Exam or the B.A. (Honours) Exam with the same subject in which admission is sought as the main subject; BFA (Four Year Course) or the BVA (Four Year Course) is also eligible.

M.Sc (Computer Science): Applicant who has passed B.Sc (3 years degree course) with Mathematics & Physics/Electronics/Computer Sci/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.

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MA/M.Sc (Statistics): BA/B.Sc Part III Exam or the BA/B.Sc (Hons) with the same subject in which admission is sought; BA/B.Sc Part III with Mathematics as a subject, with Statistics as a subject up to at least BA/B.Sc (Part II) Exam, or have passed the BA (Hons)/B.Sc (Hons) exam with Mathematics as the main subject.

M.Com: B.Com/B.Sc/B.Sc (Honours).

MFA (Master in Fine Arts): B.F.A degree course with Applied Arts, Sculpture, Graphics, Textile Design and Painting with specialized area from a recognized University or equivalent exams thereto with 55% marks in aggregate and not of more than 27 years of age by 30th June 2016 shall be eligible to apply.

M.Sc (Material Science): Applicant should be B.Sc with Physics OR Chemistry as one subject in III year. Provided he/she has Mathematics as one subject at least upto II year.

M.Tech (Earth System Sciences): Applicants should be Master’s degree in Physical Sciences / Mathematical Sciences/Chemical Sciences/Life Sciences/Geosciences/any cognate discipline or a B.Tech / BE with marks/CPI not below the 55% marks/5.5 (on a 10 point scale) (50% for SC/ST applicants) for appearing in the entrance exam.

M.P.Ed.: A Bachelor of Physical Education (B.P.Ed); equivalent, or Bachelor of Science (B.Sc) in Health & Physical Education with at least 50% marks for General and 45% marks for SC/ST/ OBC applicants and those sports persons who have represented India in International Championship.

Exam Pattern

The PGAT-2016 will be based on Multiple Choice Types of Questions with one correct option; the Entrance exam will be conducted online mode only. Applicant will be provided a computer having internet connection on the Test Centre.

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The entire entrance will be completed in one shift with a minimum of 01.00 Hour and maximum of 03.00 Hours based on number of subjects student wish to apply and paper will be divided in two sections namely Section A & Section B.

Section A will be General Aptitude Test and will be common to all the disciplines of PGAT having 40 questions; the question will be based General Awareness, Current Affairs, General Science, Reasoning, Quantitative Ability, General Hindi and General English.

Section B will be subject Proficiency Test and will be based on the subjects in which applicant wish to take admission; there will be 35 questions for each subject.

The syllabus for each subject is given in the brochure and the questions will be asked from this.

Admit Card

Admit Cards for all the valid applications received by the university will be processed and enabled on the website or; admission-2016 link of

Applicants can download their admit card from the website.

How to Apply?

Applicants can submit online form for the PGAT-2016 test at the website OR Admission-2016 link of

Online Prospectus – The prospectus for PGAT-2016 can be downloaded from the website or Admission link of and the admission-seeking applicants can visit the website and download it.

Applicants are advised to read the prospectus carefully before applying.

Test Fee

The test fees prescribed for different categories of applicants for GPAT-2016.

For General /OBC Category: Rs.600/- (for Up to two subjects); Rs.900/- (for three subjects); Rs.1200/- (for four subjects) & Rs.1500/- (for five subjects).

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For SC/ST & PH Category: Rs.300/- (for Up to two subjects); Rs.450/- (for three subjects); Rs.600/- (for four subjects) & Rs.750/- (for five subjects).

Important Dates for PGAT 2016

Release of Advertisement: April 09th 2016

Application Forms Available (Online only): April 19th 2016

Last date for Fees Submission: May 10th 2016

Last date for Form Submission (Online Only): May 09th 2016

Availability of Online Admit Cards: May 21st 2016 (Tentative)

Date of Entrance Test: May 25th to May 30th 2016 (Tentative)

Declaration of Final Results: June 15th 2016