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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. to be held at various centres in Hyderabad and other parts of India. Admission is based on the rank obtained in the entrance test.

M.Phil Course Offered:

  • English
  • Philosophy
  • Hindi
  • Urdu
  • Comparative Literature
  • English Language Studies
  • Dalit and Adivasi Studies and Translation
  • History
  • Political Science
  • Sociology
  • Anthropology
  • Regional Studies
  • Social Exclusion & Inclusive Policy
  • Indian Diaspora
  • Economics

Course Stream: Languages / Arts / Literature

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

Event Dates
Test Date May 30, 2017
Test Start Date May 30, 2017
Test End Date June 03, 2017
Test Results Date June 25, 2017
Registration Start Date April 13, 2017
Registration End Date May 10, 2017
Admit Card Start Date May 24, 2017
Admit Card End Date May 29, 2017

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

  • Written test will carry 75 marks and Interview 25 marks.
  • Total Marks: 75
  • Total Questions: 75
  • Test Duration: 2 hours
  • Marking System:
    • Each correct answer will fetch 1 mark.
    • There is negative marking for wrong answers. Each wrong answer shall be given -0.33 mark.

University of Hyderabad Entrance Exam-M.Phil Eligibility Criteria

Educational Qualification:

M.Phil. English

Master's degree in English OR in an allied subject like Comparative Literature and Translation Studies OR Cultural Studies OR Dalit Literature/Studies with at least 55% marks, with English as the medium of instruction.

M.Phil. Philosophy

Master's degree in Philosophy with at least 55% marks

M.Phil. Hindi

Master's degree in Hindi with at least 55% marks

M.Phil. Urdu

Master's degree in Urdu with at least 55%marks

M.Phil. Comparative Literature

Master’s Degree in Comparative Literature with at least 55% marks OR Master’s Degree in any language/literature / related discipline with at least 55% marks. The candidate must present documentary evidence of knowledge of at least two literature/languages (one of which may be English).

M.Phil. English Language Studies

i) M.A. in any area of English Studies (Literature/English Language Education/Linguistics) with at least 55% marks OR

ii) M.A. in Linguistics/Applied Linguistics/Comparative Literature (with English as the medium of instruction) with at least 55% marks Master’s degree in Hindi with at least 55% marks

M.Phil. Dalit and Adivasi Studies and Translation

Master's degree in History with at least 55%

M.Phil. History

Master's degree in History with at least 55% marks or equivalent grade; OR Master's degree in allied subjects with at least 60% marks or Equivalent Grade (Allied subjects: Political Science, Public Administration, Economics, Sociology, Anthropology, Indology, Archaeology, Ancient Indian History and Culture, Literature, Religious Studies, Environmental Studies and Science Policy.)

M.Phil. Political Science

Master's degree in Political Science or Public Administration or in any Social Science subjects including Humanities with at least 55% marks or Equivalent Grade

M.Phil. Sociology

Master’s degree in Sociology or other Social Sciences including Cultural Studies with at least 55% marks.

M.Phil. Anthropology

Master's degree in Anthropology with at least 55% marks; OR Master's degree in an allied subject with at least 60% marks (Allied subjects: Sociology, Social Work, Social & Preventive Medicine, Public Health, History, Political Science, Economics, Archaeology, Linguistics, Environmental Sciences and Developmental Studies including Rural and Regional Development)

Note: Candidates should have PG degree in English medium only.

M.Phil. Regional Studies

M.A./M.Sc. degree with at least 55% marks of the equivalent grade in any of the following subjects: Anthropology, Communication, Development Studies, Disaster Management, Economics, Environmental Studies, Geography, History, Political Science, Sociology, and Social Work.

M.Phil. Social Excl. & Incl. Policy

Master’s degree in any of the following subjects with at least 55% marks or equivalent grade is compulsory. Anthropology, Economics, Education, History, Human Rights, Political Science, Public Administration, Public Policy, Social Exclusion and Inclusive Policy, Social Geography, Social Work, Sociology, Women/Gender Studies.

M.Phil. Indian Diaspora

Master’s degree in any subject in Social Sciences or Humanities with at least 55% of marks. Also, should have some exposure to migration and diaspora studies either in the form of a course in Indian Diaspora during their MA. Degree or have some research experience.

M.Phil. Economics

Master’s degree in Economics, OR in any of the allied subjects with at least 55% of marks. (Allied subjects: Commerce, Statistics, Mathematics, Engineering, Management or any of the Social Science subjects)

Age- There is no upper or lower age limit.

Marks- At least 55 % marks in Bachelor’s Degree.

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

Make a proper Schedule of studies

It is very important that you make a schedule of studies and stick to it and you will have an exact idea of what you are required to study and the time required for it.

Focus on Concept clarity

It is essential that you have a clear idea of the concepts and formulae 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.

Arm yourself with relevant Notes

It is very important to 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.

Go to a mentor and 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 of and if anything a regular coaching class will enable you to avoid roadblocks in your preparation.

Keep piles of 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 available for the engineering exam you’d be attempting. 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.

Write Mock tests

The paper pattern, 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. Try to build up an Entrance Exam Test Prep MCQ Question Bank

Beat the Ticking Demon

Every exam calls for answering a maximum number of questions within a stipulated time. Hence, time management is very important. It can be mastered through thorough practice and regular test taking. So it is important that you practice it and practice it well.

Negative marking

Most the entrance examinations will have negative marking and everyone would suggest you stay clear of questions are not sure about. But some experts are of the opinion that you answer the questions in which you are confused between an option or two because there will also be a chance of getting it right. An applicant who is found eligible according to the above criterion in a particular year shall continue to be considered as eligible for the subsequent 3 years.