M.A. (Sociology)


MA Sociology is a two year (four semesters) academic programme.


Minimum Eligibility

After twelve years of schooling, a 3 year Bachelor’s degree from a recognized University in any discipline 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 Paper:

Eligible candidates need to appear for the entrance test conducted by the university. The entrance test paper would be worth 100 marks and is three hours in duration. The question paper for the admission test has three parts in the following format:


Part I would be for 25 marks consisting of 25 multiple choice questions (one mark each). All questions in this section are compulsory. The questions would measure the general awareness of the applicant about the world in general and South Asia in particular. These questions would be of 10+2 (12th Class) standard.


Part II would have 25 multiple choice questions worth one mark each. All questions are compulsory. Total marks for this part is 25. The questions would measure the applicant’s knowledge on Sociology and Social Anthropology at a general level.


Part III would have six essay type questions out of which two questions must be answered by candidates in not more than 600 words each. Each question carries 25 marks. The total marks for this section is 50.

See the MA (Sociology) Entrance Test for the year 2013.



Part I will test the general awareness about the world around us.

Part II will test the candidate’s general awareness of Sociology and Social Anthropology taught at 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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