M.A. (International Relations)


M.A. International Relations would be 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 would be of 100 marks and of 3 hours duration. The question paper for the admission test would have three parts:


Part I would be of 20 marks with 20 multiple choice type questions (of 1 mark each). All questions will be compulsory in this section.


Part II would be of 50 marks with 5 short note questions of 10 marks each. There will be a choice of 5 from 10 questions. Total marks for this part will be 50.


Part III would be of 30 marks with one long descriptive/essay type question of (approximately 600 words, but not more than 1000 words) to be selected from 2 questions.

See MA International Relations Entrance Test question paper of the year 2013



Part I will test the general awareness about South Asia.

Part II will test information that the student has about social sciences in general and Political Science/International Relations in particular taught at the undergraduate level.

Part III will test a student on: (i) her/his ability to comprehend the subject knowledge analytically and critically. (ii) her/his ability to structure an essay logically; (iii) her/his ability to write grammatically correct English.

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