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    About the geography entrance exam of Sikkim central university PG


    Are you planning to prepare for PG entrance exam of Sikkim Central University? Looking out for guidance online? On this page our ISC experts shall suggest how to proceed ahead.

    Can you suggest me how is the entrance exam pattern of geography in Sikkim University? And also want to know about the department.
    From where I can get the Sikkim central university geography previous year entrance question paper?
    What is the syllabus of this exam? In which day it can be held?
  • Answers

    6 Answers found.
  • Eligibility for PG Geography is BA/B.Sc. in any discipline with 45 % marks.

    CAT exam details: For admission in PG Geography in Sikkim University, there shall be a Central Admission Test (CAT) held for all applicants in UG and PG programme. There will be eight CAT exam centres namely Guwahati, Kolkata, Patna, Siliguri, Darjeeling, Kalimpong, Gangtok, Namchi and Geyzing.

    Application form may be applied online on University website www.cus.ac.in.
    A candidate can appear in one or more PG departments but this option is restricted to only three PG departments namely Political Science, Peace and Conflict Studies and Management and International Relations. Separate CAT fee will be paid for each separately.

    Cost of Admission Form for CAT fee:
    Rs. 1000 for General, OBC and EWSs and
    Rs. 500 for ST/SC/PWD and
    It can be paid through online payment gateway by Debit Card / Credit Card or other forms of digital transactions.

    The merit list of the selected candidates shall be prepared based on the performance of the candidates in CAT.

    There are total 27 seats in MA/M.Sc. Geography.
    Onetime fee to be paid at the time of admission for MA/M.Sc. Geography is Rs.5252. Registration fee is Rs.224. Rs. 1120 is to be paid in every semester.
    Hostel accommodation and transportation facilities are also available.
    10 % seats will be reserved for Economically Weaker Sections (EWSs) as per UGC letter dated 18.01.2019 on submission of income certificate having gross annual family income less than Rs. 8.00 lakhs from the competent authority.

    This year exam of CAT was conducted on 2nd June, 2019. Next year it will also hold in June 2020 tentatively. Result will also be declared in June only.

    Exam Pattern:
    There will a common paper.
    Total Marks = 100
    Duration 3 hours.
    The question pattern for CAT for PG will be Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) based on OMR sheet.

    For more details visit University website www.cus.ac.in.

    You can find previous years question paper for CAT geography at ISC.
    Check links:
    https://www.indiastudychannel.com/question-papers/1323-Sikkim-University-question-papers.aspx
    https://www.indiastudychannel.com/question-papers/153389-Sikkim-University-PG-courses-Entrance-test-Geography-Set-D-year-2011.aspx
    https://www.indiastudychannel.com/question-papers/153441-Sikkim-University-PG-courses-Entrance-test-Geography-Set-D-year-2010.aspx

  • The Candidates who want to admit in PG courses should pass in graduation with minimum 45 % marks.

    The application is to be filed online for admission to the university. You have to open the official website of the University and fill the application there and upload the required certificates. The course fee is Rs.1000/-. Their official website is www.cus.ac.in.
    There will be a common entrance test for admission. The examination is known as the Central Admission Test(CAT). The examination will be for one hour and for 100 marks. Guwahati, Kolkata, Patna, Siliguri, Darjeeling, Kalimpong, Gangtok, Namchi and Geyzing are the centres for the examination,

    A candidate can appear in one or more PG departments. The eligibility depends on the degree subjects you have passed.
    Payment of fee should be through the online payment gateway. You can use a Debit Card / Credit Card. You can use other online payment modes also.
    The entrance will be a common test for all the candidates. Duration of the examination will be one hour. To attend the examination you have to take copy of the admit card from their official website which will be made available a few days before the examination. The total marks will be 100. Minimum mark required for qualifying for counselling will be 50 marks. The qualified candidates' list will be uploaded in their website and only qualified people will be allowed to appear for counselling.


    The counselling process will be like this.

    The university will announce the list of qualified people.
    You have submitted your preference college online
    Then the university will process the preference and allot the seat in the college as per the availability.
    Once the seat is allotted you have to go to that college for certificate verification and payment of the fee.
    You have to carry your graduation certificate and marks lists, SSC and intermediate marks lists and certificates, community certificate and passport size photographs. Admit card for the entrance test also should be shown there and the original allotment letter also you have to show there.

    The old papers will be available with the examinations department of the university. You may search on the following also for old papers.
    https://www.indiastudychannel.com/question-papers/153389-Sikkim-University-PG-courses-Entrance-test-Geography-Set-D-year-2011.aspx

    For further details, you can visit their official website as mentioned on the top.

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    always confident

  • You said that the exam pattern will be MCQ but the questions of 2010 & 2011 was descriptive. So how can I prepare?

  • Sikkim University is a Central University in Gangtok and was established in 2006. The university offers courses in humanities, physical and life sciences, forestry, ethnic history, mountain studies, border studies, and hill music and culture. Candidates applying for admission to PG in Geography should have a Bachelor's degree with the relevant subject with a minimum score of 45%. After applying online and making payment of fee for the entrance exam, one has to appear in the CAT (Common Admission Test) which is conducted for the candidates for desiring of studying in such PG courses.

    The exam will be of 1 hour duration. The maximum marks are 100. The test is subjective that is descriptive type. This entrance exam is held at 5 places namely Gangtok, Siliguri, Guwahati, Namchi (South Sikkim) and Geyzing (West Sikkim).

    The entrance exam papers for guiding the candidates are available in this site ISC itself.

    Knowledge is power.

  • I think earlier exam pattern was subjecctive type because in cus exam pattern of 2017 also it is mentioned as subjective. But in 2019 prospectus it is written as objective type.
    By the way, you can check other university's question papers of Geography, available at ISC.

  • Just to be eligible for Central Admission Test, the aspirants are required to secure a minimum of 45 percent in the graduation - level in the concerned subject for which you want to persue at the post - graduate- level. In case of Geography, the same condition will hold good.
    Apart from this eligibility criteria, you will have to pass the written test conducted by the university consisting of 100 marks and to the minimum cut - off to pass this test is around 50 marks or any passing - mark decided by the authority. The nature of the examination would be of objective type as is reflected in the prospectus of 2019, contrary to test - pattern of written one prior to this. Hence, you must have thorough command of the subject.
    There will be altogether eight centres including Gauhati, Patna, Siliguri, Kolkata,Gangtok, Namichi etc and the aspirant would be required to indicate any one of centres and once the centre is opted by candidates, it cannot be changed later on.
    The written - test is normally conducted in the month of June every year and intake of candidates in Geography is 27 suggesting for thorough preparation so as to be included in the merit - list.
    You can have the sets of old papers from the examination - department of the university.


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