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All about University of Hyderabad Entrance Exam-M.Phil

University of Hyderabad is known as UOHyd. Candidates seeking admission to M.Phil programmes of University of Hyderabad are required to appear for University of Hyderabad Entrance Exam-M.Phil Test to be held at various centres in Hyderabad and other parts of India. Admission is based on the rank obtained in the entrance test.

Courses Offered
7.English Language Studies  
8.Dalit and Adivasi Studies and Translation  
10.Political Science  
13.Regional Studies  
14.Social Excl. & Incl. Policy  
15.Indian Diaspora  
16.Economics .

Course Stream: Languages / Arts / Literature

Important Dates for University of Hyderabad Entrance Exam-M.Phil

Event Dates
Test Date May 28, 2017
Test Start Date May 28, 2017
Test End Date June 03, 2017
Test Results Date June 20, 2017
Registration Start Date April 13, 2017
Registration End Date May 10, 2017

Exam pattern of University of Hyderabad Entrance Exam-M.Phil

  • The entrance exam question paper shall be of multiple choices.
  • The written test will be in the form of objective type questions . It will be for Two Hours Duration to be answered in the OMR sheet with black/blue ball point/sketch pen.  
  • The written test Will consist of only a written test of 100 marks and Break ups:
  • Written test will carry 75 marks and
  • Interview 25 marks.
  • The question paper should be answered only in English.
  • Specific instructions will be given in the question paper/answer book.

Total Marks :100
Duration:-2 hour
Marking System:-

  • Each correct answer will fetch 1 mark.
  • There is negative marking for wrong answers. Each wrong answer shall be given -0.33 marks.

University of Hyderabad Entrance Exam-M.Phil Eligibility Criteria

Educational Qualification:

  • Master's degree in any subject with at least 55% marks in aggregate.
  • Candidates who may be appearing for the qualifying degree examination and expecting their results and certificates before 31.7.2017 may also apply for admission.  
  • However, this facility shall not be extended to those who are taking regular or supplementary or improvement examinations of the qualifying degree after 31st July and waiting for the results.

  • In case of non submission of other certificates like Transfer Certificate, Migration Certificate and any other academic certificate other than the qualifying degree examination certificates, students may be allowed time upto 30th Sep, failing which the Provisional admission of such candidates shall also be cancelled forthwith.  
  • Students admitted to the regular courses are not allowed to pursue any other course except part time evening Certificate/Diploma Course of a Professional nature with prior permission of the School /Department / Centre concerned of the University.  
  • Age- There is no upper or lower age limit.
    Marks- at least 55% marks in Bachelor’s degree.

    Relaxation policy (if any)-

    Reservation of seats for SC and ST candidates
    In accordance with the policy of the Government of India and the guidelines of the University Grants Commission, the University has reserved 15% of seats in each course for candidates belonging to the Scheduled Castes and 7.5% for those belonging to the Scheduled Tribes, with a provision for inter changeability between these categories, wherever necessary. Candidates should submit a copy of the certificate of their caste/ tribe from a Revenue Officer not below the rank of Tahsildar / Mandal Revenue Officer at the time of interview, admission/counselling. Remedial courses in English and other subjects are conducted for such students depending upon the actual need.
    Note: SC/ST candidates belonging to the State of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh should submit an Integrated Community Certificate issued by the competent revenue authority.
    Reservation of seats for OBC candidates:  
    In accordance with the policy of the Govt. of India and the guidelines of the University Grants Commission, 27% of the seats in each course are reserved for OBC (non-creamy layer category) candidates. There is no relaxation in minimum qualifications for  admission. Candidates claiming reservation under this category must enclose an attested copy of the OBC (non-creamy layer) certificate issued by a competent authority in the format prescribed by GOI without which their claim will not be considered under OBC category.  
    Reservation of seats for the Persons with Disability (PWD) (physically challenged): candidates3% of seats on approved intake in each course are provided as supernumerary seats for the physically challenged candidates having minimum degree of disability to the extent of 40% provided that their physical disability does not come in the way of pursuing the course. This is split into: 1% for visually challenged (VH), 1% for hearing impaired (HI) and 1% for orthopedically handicapped (OH) candidates with a provision of interchangeability. The minimum eligibility requirements prescribed are relaxed in their cases as in the cases of SC / ST candidates. The candidates under this category should take the entrance examination for admission. Physically Challenged candidates are required to submit a certificate from a Medical Board/Civil Surgeon of a Govt. Hospital indicating the extent of visual/physical disability and also the extent to which the disability hampers the candidate in pursuing her/his studies.The candidates under this category are exempted from the payment of tuition and other fees to the University.  
    The candidates under this category may have to undergo a fresh medical examination, if so prescribed by the University, before being admitted. Visually challenged candidates appearing for the entrance examinations will be given extra time of 20 minutes for two hour papers and will also be allowed the use of a personal typewriter during the examination. The University will  provide scribes for such candidates.
     Reservation of seats to the wards/dependents of Defence personnel  
    Up to 5% of seats on the approved intake in each course are provided as supernumerary seats for the wards/dependents of Defence Personnel. The candidates should enclose a copy of the certificate issued by a competent authority in support of their claim without which their claim will not be considered. The candidates under this category should take the entrance examination for admission and fulfill all other requirements of admission.  
    Reservation of seats for candidates from the Union Territories / North-Eastern States / Kashmiri Migrants
    One seat in each of the Departments/Centres in multi departmental Schools of the University is reserved for the nominees from the following States/Union Territories: Tripura, Sikkim, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Lakshadweep, Dadra Nagar Haveli and Kashmiri Migrants. Further, in the event of non-availability of nominated candidates for a particular department, other departments in the multi departmental Schools may be permitted to admit up to two students provided that the total number of nominated candidates in a multi departmental School shall not exceed the total number of departments/centres in the school. In the Schools having no departments, there is a provision of a maximum of two nominated seats in each School, subject to fulfilment of minimum eligibility requirements.

How to Prepare for University of Hyderabad Entrance Exam-M.Phil?

Preparation Strategy
Make a proper Time Table

It is very important that you make a time table and stick to it and you will have an exact idea of what you are required to study and the time required for it.
Concept clarity rather than rote learning
It is essential that you have a clear idea of the formulas and concepts rather than rote learning of things for the papers. While you might require it for memorizing formulas it is important that for other stuff you make sure you clear your basics and concepts before moving on.
Prepare Notes
It is very important make small notes or a comprehensive list of formulas on each covered topic and chapter which will come in handy at the time of revision. This will require you to be regular with your work but will surely make things easy at the time of revision.
Seek guidance
It is not possible for you to know everything in your syllabus, at least not at the time of preparation. Sooner or later you will run into a concept or so which will give you trouble and then it is best you seek guidance from an instructor or a teacher. It is necessary that you clear your doubts at regular intervals and don’t prolong things for long. Getting into a good coaching class is nothing to be ashamed off and if anything a regular coaching class will enable you to avoid roadblocks in your preparation.
Sample Papers
Even though there may be a complete change in the exam pattern or the expected questions altogether,it is important that you practice on the sample and previous years question papers of M.Phil. You will know the existing pattern and have a fair idea of the type of questions to expect in the paper along with the time constraint.
Mock tests
The paper pattern of M.Phil, duration of the paper and the number of questions to be attempted in the given amount of time is not something you will be able to pick up on the day of the examination. A Mock Test tests a student’s abilities as it not only provides a similar feel of real exams but also helps in building speed and confident to face the exam. Furthermore, they can improve their performance to get an extra edge in actual exams.
Time Management
Time management can be learnt through thorough practice and regular test taking. So it is important that you practice it and practice it well.