SAU
Department of International Relations

M.A. (International Relations)

M.A. International Relations is a two year (four semesters) academic programme.

 

Minimum Eligibility

After twelve years’ schooling, a 3-year Bachelor’s degree from a recognized university with minimum 50% marks or equivalent grade. Candidates who have a 2- year Bachelor’s degree and have done first year of Master’s programme are also eligible.

 

Format of the Entrance Test question paper and course:

Eligible candidates have to appear for an admission test conducted by the university. The admission test paper will be for 100 marks and of 3 hours duration. The question paper for the admission test will have three parts:

Part A will consist of 20 marks with 20 multiple choice type questions of 1 mark each. All questions are compulsory in this section.

Part B will consist of 20 marks with 20 multiple choice questions of 1 mark each. All questions are compulsory in this section.

Part C will consist of 60 marks with 3 short essay type questions to be selected from 6 questions.

 

Negative Marks for Wrong Answers:

One fourth of marks assigned to any question will be deducted if the answer is wrong in Multiple Choice Questions.

 

See M.A. International Relations Entrance Test question paper of the year 2014

(Please note the changes in the 2015 format specified below)

 

Syllabus:

Part A will test the applicant’s general awareness about South Asia.

Part B will test the applicant’s understanding of the social sciences in general and Political Science/International Relations in particular taught at the undergraduate level.

Part C will test the applicant on: (i) her/his ability to comprehend the subject knowledge (political science/International relations) analytically and critically. (ii) her/his ability to structure a short essay logically; (iii) her/his ability to write grammatically correct English.

 

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