South Asian University ( SAU ) PH. D Entrance Examination

South Asian University ( SAU ) started its operations from the academic year 2010. The university now offers post-graduate and doctoral programmes in various disciplines that will ultimately have 11 post-graduate faculties and a faculty of undergraduate studies. SAU attracts students from all member nations and its degrees are recognized by all the eight SAARC countries. South Asian University ( SAU ) has announced admission to various PhD programmes for the sixth academic session to commence in July 2015. There are two options for applicants to SAU programs. You can apply online or by paper application. Important Dates, Courses, Eligibility, Admission & Application procedures,  contact, Exam centers, Exam pattern, Syllabus for the Entrance exam and other related details are provided below.

SAU Ph.D 2019 Exam Pattern

Exam Pattern for South Asian University ( SAU ) PhD Entrance Exam 2015

South Asian University ( SAU ) has announced admission to various PhD programmes for the sixth academic session to commence in July 2015. There are two options for applicants to SAU programs. You can apply online or by paper application.

For Economics:

The question paper will have two Sections.

Section A will contain 25 multiple choice questions carrying 2 marks each and the Section B will have long answer questions. Candidates will be required to answer all questions from Section A and five long answer questions ( out of 10 questions ) from Section B, each carrying 10 marks.

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

For Computer Science:

Entrance test ( 70 marks ): The 3 hour’s entrance test will consist of 70 multiple choice questions. Each question will have four options and out of these four options, one option will be correct.

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

The test will have multiple-choice questions from the following two parts:

Part A: This part would comprise 30 questions of one mark each. This part will test the basic intelligence of the candidate, language, quantitative skills and knowledge in Mathematics and Computer Science of under-graduate level education.

All questions will be compulsory. Part A will have multiple-choice questions of under-graduate level

Part B: This part will consist of 40 questions of one mark each. This part will extensively test the knowledge of the candidate in the subject of Computer Science.

Questions in this part will be framed at the level of M.Tech / MCA / M.Sc education. All questions will be compulsory. The Part B will have multiple-choice questions from Postgraduate level:

For Biotechnology:

The question paper will have two parts: Part A and Part B. All questions will be multiple-choice type with four choices of answer.

Each question will carry one mark. Calculators and Log Tables may be used. There will not be negative marking.

Part A – This part will consist of 20 questions carrying one mark each. The paper will be of B.Sc. level. Candidates will be expected to attempt all questions from Part-A.

Part B – This part will consist a total of 100 questions out of which the candidates will have to answer any 50 questions. Part-B will have M.Sc. level questions One fourth of marks assigned to any question will be deducted if the answer is wrong in Multiple Choice Questions.

For Sociology:

The Entrance Test will consist of three parts:

Part A ( 20% ): Twenty multiple choice questions of one mark each that would test general knowledge pertaining to the region and the world.

This section would also test subject knowledge in sociology and social anthropology and knowledge pertaining to issues within the broader spectrum of social sciences. All questions are compulsory.

Part B ( 30% ): The students should answer two essay questions out of eight questions. Maximum word limit for each answer is 750. Questions will be framed as per the syllabus provided on the official website.

Total marks: 50.

Minimum marks required to pass: 30.

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

This examination will function as a screening test to admit candidates to the second phase of evaluation. Candidates need to score at least 10 marks from the multiple choice section ( out of 20 ) and at least 20 marks from the subjective section ( out of 30 ) subject to the minimum overall score of 30 ( out of 50 ) to become eligible for Shortlisting to Phase two.

Shortlisted successful candidates in the first phase will have to furnish two letters of recommendation, a statement of purpose, a detailed research proposal and face an interview in the second phase.

The marks from the entrance test will be added to the second phase, and a student will be finally evaluated out of an overall score of 100 ( 50% from Entrance Test and 50% from proposal, statement of purpose and interview ). Candidates who are successful in Phase Two will be admitted to the M.Phil / Ph.D. program.

For International Relations:

Part A ( 10 marks ) - 10 multiple choice questions of one mark each that would test general knowledge pertaining to South Asia. All questions are compulsory in this section.

Part B ( 30 marks ) - 30 multiple choice questions of two marks each that would test subject knowledge in Political Science / International Relations and knowledge pertaining to issues within the broader spectrum of social sciences. All questions are compulsory in this section.

Part C ( 60 marks ) – The student should answer two essay questions out of a total of five questions carrying 30 marks each. Questions will pertain to subject knowledge in Political Science / International Relations.

Total marks: 100.

Minimum marks required to pass: 50.

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

This examination will be a screening test to decide candidates’ eligibility to proceed further into Phase Two of the entrance process.

Successful shortlisted candidates in the first phase will have to furnish two letters of recommendation, a statement of purpose, and a detailed research proposal and face an interview in the second phase.

50% of marks from the entrance test will be added to the second phase, which will be evaluated out of an overall score of 100 ( 50% from Entrance Test and 50% from proposal, statement of purpose and interview ). Candidates who are successful in Phase Two will be admitted to the M.Phil / Ph.D. program.

For Legal Studies:

The question paper will consist of 50 objective type or multiple choice questions of the LLM level carrying two marks each.

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

For Applied Mathematics:

The duration of the test will be three hours.

The test will consist of 70 multiple choice questions of one mark each. Each question will have four options with only one correct option. There will be no negative marking. Calculators are not allowed. However Log Tables may be used. The test is divided into two parts:

PART A: Undergraduate level knowledge of Mathematics – 30 Questions

PART B: Masters level knowledge of Mathematics – 40 Questions

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

Please visit official website for more details:

sau.ac.in

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