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- Politics with Specialization In International Relations
- Political Science
- Environmental Science
- Life Science
- M.Phil CIPOD ( International Politics, International Organizations,Disarmament Studies)
- Political Geography
- West Asian Studies
- B.A Hons First year Foreign Languages French, German, Russian, Spanish, Japanese, Korean, Chinese, Persian and Arabic
- Population Studies in Centre for Study of Regional Development CSRD
- Law & Governance
- Educational Studies
- Arts and Aesthetics
- South Asian Studies
- International Law / International Legal Studies
- M.A Philosophy
- M.Tech Computer Science
(M.A Economics, Center for Economic Studies and Planning “CESP”): The pattern of entrance examination for M.A Economics from CESP had slight changes time by time. The paper was of 100 marks with no negative marking and consisted of, mostly, four to five parts with the following elaboration:
1):30 multiple choice questions of one mark each
2): 8 less explanatory questions with 5 marks each and some proofs too, and out of which, 6 ought to be solved
3): 3Elaborative questions with 10 marks each, out of which, 2 was required to be solved.
4): one 20 mark easy writing question, with a choice of 1 from 6 given topics.
In 2010, the pattern was changed by the center and the new pattern was introduced and it is applicable now. In this new pattern, there are 100 multiple choice questions with 5 choices and with the weight-age of one (1) mark each. The negative marking of (-1/2) per each wrong answer is also part of the new pattern introduced.
Note: Before appearing for the examination, please look carefully the latest prospectus for any announcement reading the changes in the pattern of exam, decided by the university. The entrance exam would majorly include questions from 4 main economics papers and general knowledge, which are briefly explained below:
1) Statistics: The average graduation level knowledge of this paper would suffice to solve its questions in the exam. The main focus should be on Probability, Averages and Dispersion.
The preferable books to be consulted for Statistics are: a. Basic Statistics by: Nagar and Das.
b. Mathematical Statistics with Applications by: John E. Fraeund.
c. Schaum’s Outline of Statistics by: Murray R. Spiegel and Larry J. Stephens.
2) Microeconomics: The principle focus should be on utility maximization, special cases of perfect substitutes and compliments, different productions and cost functions with emphasis on their minimization exercise and profit maximization problems, different forms of competition encompassing perfect competition, monopoly, basic theory of general equilibrium, questions of allocation and Pareto optimality. Requirement is of the nature of an average graduation curriculum.
The reference that should be followed:
3) Macroeconomics: Basic knowledge of average graduation level should be sufficient. Emphasis on growth models, e.g., Harrod-Domar, Solow-Swan model should be laid. Also, focus should be directed towards Keynsian macroeconomics pertaining to multipliers of closed and open economy, IS-LM etc.
These are some recommended references
c. Or any other standard Macroeconomics text book.
4) Mathematical Economics: Stressed should be laid on series, sequences, functions and relations, sets, basic calculus such as integration and differentiation. Incorporate notions of implications, quantifiers etc. in Logic.
The references are:
c. Refer to the appendix of any standard book of mathematics for the Logic section.
5) General Knowledge: Preliminary knowledge of national and international economy and regular surfing of newspapers will be enough. Comprehension: Any passage from famous economists’ work will be quoted as a comprehension question. Analytical understanding of basic economics should suffice the purpose. Note: It has been observed that previous years’ questions are frequently repeated, therefore, suggestion is to solve previous years’ questions, available in JNU, at the time of application process. Questions should be solved preferably in a group as it helps built better understanding and to correct solutions of the questions.
Some other books:
1. Hal R Varian,
2.Hendarson & Quandit
Over All Recommended books for M A Economics
For JNU M.Sc Environmental Science we need to go through all these topics and books thoroughly..
1. Question paper solved for 5 years
2. Chemistry 10+2 organic and physical
3. NCERT Biology 10+2 PT
4. Biology (Nitrogen Dioxide) read this chapter
5. Ecology (Book) by Mr. P.D Sharma
6. Math —- Matrix chapter
7. Physics 10+2 2.
The exam is in objective type. So referring solved objective type guides will also help you. Currently there is no solved question papers of JNU MSC Environmental Sciences. UGC Solved Question Papers also will be a great help for you. But don’t depend merely on solved question papers as the questions may be changed every year.
Boltin Keller and Tyler Miller are established writers in the field. Refer any one of his books.
M.SC Life Sciences
The question paper for life sciences consists of basics of cell biology, molecular biology, biochemistry and bio technology. So the graduation level text books will help a lot. The book titled Principles and Techniques of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology by John Walker is much used book for preparation. The book covers whole syllabus of M.SC life sciences entrance exam. All the best
1. Sociological Theory (Marx, Weber and Dukhaim) Read: 1. Marx, Durkheim, Weber: Formations of Modern Social Thought by Ken Morrison
2. Status &Role, Norms & Values, Group, Community, Cultural Processes and the related terms/Concepts: Read:Dictionary of Sociology by Penguin
MA History (Ancient/Medieval/Modern)
Some of the Recommended Readings.
Exam Pattern: ( see pevious question papers in the menu of question papers). The question paper worth a total of 100 marks will be divided into three sections. Students will be required to answer questions from all sections. Section 1 will carry 30 marks. It will lhave one comprehension passage in English and candidates will be required to answer six questions based on the given passage. Section 2 will carry 20 marks. It will have 5 questions covering broad areas of the social sciences and other topical issues of current concern. Candidates will be required to answer 1 question from this section. Section 3 will carry 50 marks. It will have 12 questions covering specific periods/areas of history and candidates will be required to attempt 2 questions from this section.
MA Politics (with specialization in International Relations)
MA Political Science
Third look at contemporary writiing on various issues- for this you can read Seminar Magazine here www.india-seminar.com
Fronline Magazine, Economic and Political Weekly etc.
My suggestion is to make sure your knowledge of Indian Political History is sound, Make sure you know big debates out there, but also ensure that your basic concepts are very strong. The question paper tests you concept, knowledge and ability to write opinionated answer.
1. India’s Struggle for Independence- Bipan Chandra 2. Political Theory – O. P. Gauba 3. Indian Government and Politics- A.S. Narang 4. Comparative Politics- Johari 5. International Relations- V. N. Khanna or Palmer & Perkins 6. International Relations- Bookhives 7. Indian Foreign Policy- U. R. Ghai/ V. P. Dutt 8. Indian Political Thought- B. N. Ray/ V. P. Verma. 9. Western Political Thought- Subrata Mukherjee & ; Sushila Ramaswamy Or R. M. Bhagat
An Introductory Textbook of Linguistics and Phonetics by Varshney
Recommended Readings 1):Physical Geography by Savindra Singh
2. Human Geography by Majid Hussain
3. Geographical thought by Majid Hussain
4. Practical Geography
5. Geography of India by Spectrum Editorial Board
6. Urban Geography by
7. Population Geography
Current Geographical News………….through Daily Magazines
Population Studies (CSRD)
The syllabus for entrance exam m.phil & PhD
a ) Nature and scope of population studies
b) sources of population dynamics namely fertility, mortality and migration
3) Population growth in relation to economic and social development
4) India’s population policyand family planning programme
5) population theories
Be critical in nature and if d critical appreciation fails to impress the examiners then d paper will not b graded, i mean the othr answers will not b chkd.. and wen u say abt poetry appreciation, ask them to keep it as original n fresh as possible.. instead of writing paragraphs on the stale old rhyme scheme n figures of speech ask them to tackle the themes they can cull out frm the piece. try to relate the themes to current trends in literature n theory.. and ask them to have a fairly rough idea (atleast) on literary theories, chief being marxism, feminism, reader-response, postcolonialism n othr marginality issues.. books alone ll work in jnu n u gotta make ur examiner blv that u hav actually read more than a BA Pass student..
Most Recommended Readings
4. Empire Writes Back by Bill Ashcroft,
5. Decolonising the Mind by Ngugi wa Thiong’othe 1st 2 books talk about literature and post colonialism and also the language debate– whether English still has any relevance in our academia n literature..and for knowing more about English and Indian post colonialism scenario there is
make them do some intelligent reading, ask them to surf site like postcolonial web.. then ask them to get a hold on The Hindu’s Literary Review (cums wid the supplement on the 1st sunday of every month)..
M.Phil in Political Geography:
MA ARABIC AND M.Phil Arabic
M.Phil West Asia
Recommendations: Sound knowledge of politics and history of middle east, expertise in israel palastine hitory from AD 70 to present. contemporary readings on Israel.
Most recommended websites for contemporary west asian and Israel Politics
B.A Hons First year Foreign Languages ( French, German, Russian, Spanish, Japanese, Korean, Chinese, Persian and Arabic)
Law and Governance
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The soloved pevious question papers of MCA are available in the market.
Arts and Aesthetics
South Asian Studies
Analyze previous years’ question papers
1) Srilanka after LTTE
2) Democracy in Pakistan
3) Current developments in Nepal
4) Bangladesh Current Issues
5) India and SA Relations
6) Issues in South Asia : Climate change, terrorism etc
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International Legal Studies / International Law
Read the classic book on International Relations
The book is covering the whole examination syllabus for International Legal Studies. Check the previous question papers and focus on repeated questions there.
The applicants for the M.A. programme will be examined in the themes and issues studied in a standard B.A. Philosophy course. The M.A. admission test will carry a total of 100 marks and students will be tested from areas of history of philosophy, themes and issues in metaphysics, epistemology, logic, ethics, aesthetics and, social and political philosophy. The purpose of the test is to select such candidates who demonstrate philosophical aptitude, analytical skills and ability for original thinking
M.Tech Computer Science
(The syllabus consists of Mathematics, Computer and Information Sciences)
Mathematics: Vectors- Trignometry- Differentiation & Integration- Matrices, Differential & Integral Calculus, Algebra & Trigonometry, Differential Equation, Co-Ordinate Geometry ( 2D & 3D), Discrete Mathematics & Graph Theory, Complex Analysis & L.P.P, Probability and Statistics, Logical Reasoning
Information Sciences: Introduction to www. Networking: Basics-modem-hub-switch-commands to transfer filesremote login. Elements of languages used on the Internet JAVA- Perl. Elements of databases- Relational database.
Computer Application: Basics of computers-hardware-components of a computer. Operating systems- windows linux- simple commands. Elementary Boolean arithmetic- substraction- addition- multiplication. Applications- word processing- spread sheets. Elementary basic programming commands and syntax. ; Data Structure, Theory of computation, Digital system design & Architecture, Database, Software engineering, Networking, Programming in C & C++
Short Syllabus: Physics, Physical Chemistry and Mathematics at BSc Level
Detailed Syllabus for JNU MSc Physics: Mechanics, Waves and Optics, Modern Physics, Physical Chemistry, Electricity and Magneticism and Basic Mathematicsant