MGU CAT 2018 – The admissions based on CAT- MGU will be through a Centralized Allotment Process. There will be separate Entrance Tests for the various academic programmes offered in the different Schools of the University. The candidates need to register only one application(online) for opting a maximum of 4 academic programmes/ cluster of programmes based on their eligibility. A cluster of academic programmes to which admissions are made based on the same Entrance Test will be reckoned as a single option.
The candidate has to mark his/ her preference for the different specializations within the cluster at the time of online registration. In such cases also there will be separate rank lists for the different specialized programmes within the cluster based on the score in the Entrance Test and the preference marked by the candidate at the time of registration. If a candidate submits more than one application in CAT- MGU his/her candidature is liable to be canceled. 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 CAT 2018 – Common Admission Test for PG
Applications are invited for admission to the Post Graduate academic programmes in the Statutory Teaching Departments and Inter School Centre of the University for the academic year 2018-19. Admissions to all the programmes except M.Ed are on the basis of Common Admission Test (CAT- MGU). For M.Ed programme, both the score in Entrance Test and the marks for Qualifying Examination will be considered for preparing the rank list. Only online registration will be considered for all the academic programmes of the University. Admission details, schedule, eligibility conditions and other particulars are available on this page below.
Schedule of MGU CET 2018 is given below.
|Online candidate registration||03 Mar 2018|
|Last date for online submission of application||31 Mar 2018|
|Final confirmation of applications||03 Apr 2018|
|Downloading of Hall Tickets||25 Apr 2018|
|Entrance Examination||05 & 06 May 2018|
|Publication of Entrance Examination Result||28 May 2018|
|Publication of Provisional Rank list||28 May 2018|
|Admission Counselling||05, 06 & 07 Jun 2018|
|Commencement of classes||20 Jun 2018|
|Schedule for Foreign Applicants|
|Submission of Advance Copy of Application||31 Mar 2018|
|Last date for submission of original application
through the Indian Embassy
|25 Apr 2018|
MGU CAT 2018 Application Form
Candidates who seek admission should either visit the official portal of the University www.mgu.ac.in and go to the link CAT-MGU 2018 or go directly to www.cat.mgu.ac.in. The candidate should first create an account on the webpage by typing in the required minimum personal details and by creating a password for future login.
The password can be a combination of alphabets, numerals and special characters. It should contain at least 1 special character and 1 digit. The candidate should remember the password set by him/her and it should not be disclosed to anyone who may misuse it for tampering the options. The University will not be responsible for any such eventuality.
- For General candidates: Rs. 880/-
- For SC/ST candidates: Rs. 440/-
The registration fee has to be paid online using internet banking/debit/credit/cash cards. Fee paid in other modes of payments will not be considered. Those who don’t have any of the abovementioned cash transaction facilities can register their applications and make online payment through the Akshaya Centres in the state.
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Submission of hard copy of Application: Applicants for all other programmes except M Ed should not send the hard copy of the application to the University. Applicants for M Ed should send the hard copy of the application along with self-attested copies of degree certificate, mark lists of qualifying examination and proof for weightage points to the Director, School of Pedagogical Sciences, Mahatma Gandhi University, PIN 686560 so as to reach the addressee on or before May 15, 2018.
PG Programmes and Eligibility for Admission
- School of Chemical Sciences:
Programmes: M Sc Chemistry (Inorganic Chemistry), M Sc Chemistry (Organic Chemistry), M Sc Chemistry (Physical Chemistry), M Sc Chemistry(Polymer Chemistry).
Eligibility: B Sc degree in Chemistry with Mathematics and Physics as subsidiaries with not less than 50% marks in Part III.
- School of Pure and Applied Physics:
Programmes: M Sc Physics (with Elective papers in many frontier areas of Physics).
Eligibility: B Sc degree in Physics with Mathematics as a subsidiary with not less than 50% marks in Part III.
- School of Biosciences:
Programmes: M Sc Biochemistry, M Sc Biotechnology, M Sc Microbiology, M Sc Biophysics.
Eligibility: B Sc degree in Botany, Zoology, Biochemistry, Biophysics, Microbiology, Biotechnology, Chemistry or Physics with not less than 50% marks in Part III.
- School of Environmental Sciences:
Programme: M Sc Environment Science and Management.
Eligibility: B Sc degree in any of the following options; Botany, Zoology, Chemistry, Physics, Geology, Geography, Life Science, Environment.
- School of International Relations and Politics:
Programmes: MA Politics & International Relations, MA Politics & Human Rights, MA Politics (Public Policy & Governance)-UGC sponsored Programme.
Eligibility: Bachelor’s degree in Economics/ Politics/ History/ Law with not less than 45% marks in Part III or degree in English/ Sociology/ Anthropology/ Psychology/ Geography/ Philosophy/ Commerce with not less than 50% marks in Part III or graduates in Science with not less than 60% marks for Part III.
- School of Gandhian Thought and Developmental Studies:
Programmes: MA Gandhian Studies, MA Development Studies
Eligibility: Bachelor’s degree in any subject with not less than 45% marks in Part III.
- School of Social Sciences:
Programmes: MA History, MA Anthropology.
Eligibility: Bachelor’s degree in the faculty of Social Sciences with not less than 45% marks in Part III.
- School of Behavioural Sciences:
Programme: M Sc Disability Studies and Rehabilitation Sciences.
Eligibility: Bachelor’s degree in Arts with not less than 45% marks in Part III or any Science degree with a minimum of 50% marks in Part III.
- School of Computer Sciences:
Programmes: M Sc Computer Science.
Eligibility: B Sc degree in Computer Science/ Computer Application/ BCA or any other B Sc degree with Computer Science as the main subject with not less than 50% marks in Part III.
- School of Tourism Studies:
Programmes: Master of Tourism and Travel Management(with specialization in Aviation Management, Tour Operations, and Health Tourism).
Eligibility: Bachelor’s degree (including professional degrees) with not less than 50% marks in any discipline of this University or any other University recognized by Mahatma Gandhi University.
- School of Indian Legal Thought:
Programme: L.L.M. (duration 1 year).
Eligibility: L.L.B. with not less than 50% marks in the aggregate.
- School of Pedagogical Sciences:
Programmes: M. Ed. In Language Education (English, Malayalam, Hindi, Arabic & Sanskrit), Mathematics Education, Science Education, Social Science Education, Commerce Education, IT Education. (Duration 2 years).
Eligibility: B.Ed with not less than 55% marks.
- Dr. KN Raj Study Centre for Planning & Centre-State Financial Relations:
Programme: M.A. Economics
Eligibility: Bachelors degree in Economics-Mathematics/Statistics under 10+2+3 pattern of education with at least 45% marks in Core and Complementary subjects or equivalent degree from an institution approved by Mahatma Gandhi University.
MGU CAT 2018 – Common Admission Test for PG
An Entrance Test shall be conducted for the selection of candidates. All candidates except foreign students seeking admission shall attend the Entrance Test.
The Common Entrance Test is of 90 minutes duration for all the programmes. The test will comprise objective type multiple choice questions for all the PG programmes except for those in 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. The syllabus and other details of the test pertaining to each School are shown below:
|School of Chemical Sciences||Entrance Test will be based on BSc Chemistry syllabus of Mahatma Gandhi University.|
|School of Pure and Applied Physics||Entrance Test will be based on BSc Physics (Main) and Mathematics (subsidiary) syllabus of Mahatma Gandhi University.|
|School of Biosciences||Entrance Test will be based on the subjects Botany, Zoology, Microbiology, Biotechnology, Biochemistry, Biophysics, Chemistry and Physics at B Sc level based on M.G. University syllabus.|
|School of Environmental Sciences||Entrance Test will be based on subjects of basic sciences at degree level, general aptitude and general awareness on Environmental Sciences.|
|School of Letters||Entrance 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||Entrance Test will consist of questions on current affairs.|
|School of Gandhian Thought and Developmental Studies||Entrance Test will consist of questions from related subjects.|
|School of Social Sciences||Entrance 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 Sciences||Entrance Test will consist of questions in an interdisciplinary manner based on the syllabus of the qualifying examination.|
|School of Computer Sciences||Entrance 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 Studies||Entrance 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 Thought||Entrance Test will consist 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 Sciences||The 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.|
|Dr. KN Raj Study Centre for Planning & Centre-State Financial Relations||Entrance Test will be based on the syllabus of B.A. Economics programme of Mahatma Gandhi University.|
Counselling for Admission
The rank lists and the lists of eligible candidates for admission as per merit and reservation will be published separately in the University portal. The eligible candidates will be invited for a counselling by the University. Those who fail to report for counseling will be treated as Not Joined and further claim for admission from these students will not be entertained.
The candidates should produce the following documents in original at the time of counselling.
- Certificate to prove date of birth.
- Transfer Certificate (TC) from the Institution last attended and Conduct Certificate.
- Mark lists of Qualifying Degree examination and Provisional/ Degree Certificate (if results are announced).
- Equivalency Certificate for the Qualifying Examination, if applicable
- Migration Certificate, if applicable.
- Caste Certificate, Income Certificate, BPL Certificate, if applicable
- Any other document required to be produced.
After the counseling the University will issue an Allotment Memo to the candidate. The concerned Department/School after verifying the above documents shall admit the candidate and make necessary updations in the CAT-MGU portal. The original certificates of all the admitted students shall be kept in the respective schools. On getting allotment in a higher option, the student should get the certificates back from the School and submit the same to the newly allotted institution.
As the allotment is based only on the Entrance score and the information furnished by the candidate online, the eligibility shall be confirmed before the closing of admission. The Head of the institution will verify the details furnished in the allotment memo issued from the University and online application in respect of the candidate by comparing the same with the original documents produced by the candidate before the deadline announced by the University for the same. Any discrepancy which results in the invalidation of the allotment will be reported to the University and admission will be denied in such cases.
Official Website: www.mgu.ac.in.
For complete details of MGU CAT 2018 – Download Prospectus.