Allahabad University PGAT 2020 Exam Pattern

Sakunth Kumar Updated On: 25 Nov, 2019 15:07 IST

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Allahabad University PGAT Exam Pattern 2020

The Allahabad University Post Graduate Admission Test(PGAT) 2020 is a university-level entrance exam conducted by Allahabad University for admission in various postgraduate programs available at the university. The exam is categorised into two categories, namely PGAT-I and PGAT-II. The PGAT I is conducted for courses in conventional subjects such as M.A.in Ancient History, M.A.in Med. & Mod. History, and M. Com. in Commerce many others while PGAT II is conducted for non-conventional/ specialized subjects such as B. Ed. in Education, M.A. Mass Communication and many others. Candidates who want to take admission in any of the programs may check the exam pattern for Allahabad University PGAT (2020) entrance exam before filling the application form.

Exam Pattern for both PGAT I and PGAT II is different, candidates appearing for any of the exams may check out further details for Allahabad University PGAT (2020) entrance exam mentioned below and may then start the preparation. Despite having a separate exam pattern for Allahabad University PGAT (2020) for both the exam, PGAT I and PGAT II will contain 150 Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs). Candidates can score a maximum of 300 marks in both the entrance exam. Questions in both the test will totally depend upon the program for which the candidate is applying for admission.

Highlights of Allahabad University PGAT 2020 Exam Pattern

All the major highlights for both the exam are listed below:

  • A total of 300 questions will be asked in both PGAT I and PGAT II.

  • PGAT I examination paper will be conducted as offline as well as online.

  • PGAT II examination paper will be conducted online mode.

  • Two marks will be awarded to the candidates for each correct answer.

  • 0.5 Mark will be deducted in the total tally for each incorrect attempt.

  • Maximum Time allocated for both the exam is 3 hours(180 minutes).

  • First fifty questions available in both the exams are compulsory for all candidates.

Particulars

Details

Mode of Examination(PGAT I)

Offline (Pen and Paper-Based)  and Online(Computer Based)

Mode of Examination(PGAT II)

Online(Computer Based)

Number of Questions

150(100 in case of the candidate selected one subject)

Type of Questions

MCQs

Languages of Question Paper

English

Mark for each correct answer

2 Mark

Mark for each incorrect answer

Negative Marking(0.5)

Maximum Marks

300 Marks

Allahabad University PGAT I Exam Pattern

  • First fifty questions for the PGAT 1 entrance exam will be compulsory for all the candidates. These fifty questions will be related to General English, General Hindi, General Awareness, Logical Reasoning and Mental Ability. 

  • Remaining hundred questions will be related to two subjects of the final year of the graduation or which applicant has applied as a Subject Candidate. Fifty questions will cover questions from each subject separately. 

  • Applicants are suggested to choose the correct codes for their respective subjects carefully. 

  • Total Marks will be calculated separately as the sum of marks scored for fifty questions of the respective subject and for fifty compulsory questions. 

  • Applicants are also allowed to attempt just fifty questions related to any one of the two subjects chosen of her/ his final year of graduation as per the choices are done in the application form as Subject Candidate in place of remaining hundred questions. Total marks, in this case, will be calculated as the sum of marks scored in the first fifty compulsory questions and the remaining fifty questions from the chosen subject.

Allahabad University PGAT II Exam Pattern

  • First fifty questions available in the PGAT II are compulsory for all candidates.
  • These fifty questions will be related to general studies. 
  • Remaining 100 questions will cover the topics available in the respective subject. 

Section Wise Pattern for Allahabad University PGAT

Candidates may check out the structure of the PGAT 2020 entrance exam for both PGAT I and PGAT II from the table mentioned below:

Sections 

Paper

 

Paper 1(PGAT I)

Paper 2(PGAT II)

Section

Section - A(Compulsory)

Section - B

Section - A(Compulsory)

Section - B

Number of Questions

50

100(In case of two subjects)

50(In case of one subject)

50

100

Allahabad University PGAT Marking Scheme 2020

Allahabad University PGAT 2020 marking scheme will be decided by Allahabad University, Uttar Pradesh. The marking scheme is the same for both PGAT I and PGAT II. As per the university, the candidate will be granted two marks for each correct answer while 0.5 marks will be deducted from the total score tally if the candidate answered any question wrong. No changes will be affected in case of the question left unattempted. 

  • +2 Mark for each correct attempt.

  • 0.5 Mark deducted for the incorrect attempt.

Question

Mark 

Correct Attempt

+2 Mark

Incorrect Attempt

0.5 Mark Deduction(-½ Mark)

Candidates appearing for the Allahabad University Post Graduate Admission Test(PGAT) may thus check the complete exam pattern from the details mentioned above. Apart from this, candidates may tally their Allahabad University PGAT 2020 scores with the help of marking scheme decided by the university as stated above.

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