Ques: What is the Pattern and Syllabus of M.A. (International Relations) Exam in South Asian University?


M.A. International Relations would be a two year (four semesters) academic programme. The minimum Eligibility is 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:

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.


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.