MA in International Relations


MA International Relations is a two year (four semester) academic programme.


Minimum Eligibility

12 years of schooling + a 3 year Bachelor’s degree from an institution recognized by the government of any of the SAARC countries with the following minimum eligibility marks criteria:

  1. For candidates from the annual system: 50% and above

  2. For candidates from the semester system (percentage): 55% and above

  3. For candidates from the GPA semester system, the formula for determining percentage is as follows:

       CGPA obtained X 100 / Maximum GPA obtainable.

    Such candidates are required to have a minimum of 60% marks or above.

Candidates who have a 2 year Bachelor’s degree and have cleared the first year of the Master’s programme are also eligible.


Format of the Entrance Test Paper

Eligible candidates have to appear for an Entrance Test which will be of 3 hours duration. The question paper will have three parts:


Part A tests the applicant’s general awareness about South Asia and will consist of 20 multiple choice questions of 1 mark each. All questions are compulsory in this section.

Part B will test the applicant’s understanding of the Social Sciences in general and Political Science/International Relations in particular of the undergraduate level. It will have 20 multiple choice questions of 1 mark each. All questions are compulsory in this section.

Part C will test the applicants on their ability to (i) comprehend the subject knowledge (Political Science/International Relations) analytically and critically; (ii) structure a short essay logically; (iii) and write grammatically correct English. It will require the applicant to write 3 short essays of 20 marks each (selected from 6 questions). 


Negative Marks for Wrong Answers

If the answer given to any of the Multiple Choice Questions is wrong, ¼ of the marks assigned to that question will be deducted.

MA International Relations Entrance Test Paper for the year 2015


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