PGAT 2021: Exam Date, Full Form, Application Form, Syllabus, Result

Exam Date

Jun 4, 2021

Result Date

Jun 24, 2021

Apr 7, 2021 | Arts, Commerce

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AU PGAT stands for Allahabad University Post Graduation Admission Test, which is a state level examination conducted by the University of Allahabad to provide admissions candidates who want to pursue postgraduate courses offered by the university. The courses offered by the university belongs to different fields including Humanity and Social Science, Natural Science, Commerce and Law, Humanities and Science, etc. Aspirants need to fulfill the given eligibility criteria in order to get admission through the exam. To know more about AU PGAT 2021, read the full article below.

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What is PGAT?

  • About AU: Allahabad University has been established in the year 1886. It is the fourth oldest university in India after Bombay, Calcutta, and Madras Universities.
  • About PGAT: Full Form of PGAT is Allahabad University Post Graduate Admission Test. PGAT is a University Level Admission Test conducted by Allahabad University (AU) for admission into various Master's Degree programme. The exam is also known as AU PGAT.
  • Conducting Body: AU PGAT was conducted by Allahabad University, Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh once every year.
  • Mode: Allahabad University Entrance Exam PGAT 2021 will be conducted offline i.e. Pen and Paper-based Test (PBT) and online i.e. Computer-based Test (CBT) at Allahabad University, Uttar Pradesh.
  • Exam Centres: Allahabad University PGAT will be conducted at major cities in India such as Agra, Allahabad, Bareilly, Bengaluru, Bhopal, Delhi, Gorakhpur, Kanpur, Kolkata, Lucknow, Patna, Srinagar, and Varanasi.
  • Admission Process: The admission to the Allahabad University consists of 2 steps Verification of Documents and Seat Allotment. The Seat Allotment will be based on candidates rank and seat availability.

Allahabad University PGAT 2021 Highlights

Exam Name Allahabad University Post Graduate Admission Test
Acronym PGAT / AU PGAT
Conducting Body Allahabad University, Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh
Level University
Frequency Once a Year
Course Offered Postgraduate Courses in Various streams
Mode Online i.e. Computer-based Test (CBT) and offline i.e. Pen & Paper-based Test (PBT)
Question Type Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ)
No. of Question 150
Topics PGAT I - General Awareness, General English, General Hindi, and Mental Ability
PGAT II - General Topics, Subject I/ Subject II (Optional)
Total Marks 300
Duration 2 hours i.e. 120 minutes
Marking Scheme 2 mark will be given for the correct answer
0.5 will be deducted for the incorrect answers
Medium English

Courses offered by Allahabad University through AU PGAT 2021

Candidates can refer to the below table to check out various courses offered by the University of Allahabad through AU PGAT 2021.

Streams Subjects
Humanity and Social Science Ancient History
Economics
Education
English Literature and Language
Hindi
Medieval and Morden History
Music (Vocal, Sitar and Tabla)
Painting
Philosophy
Political Science
Sanskrit
Sociology
Urdu
Natural Science Physics
Chemistry
Botany
Zoology
Computer Science
Humanities and Science Anthropology
Defence Studies
Geography
Mathematics
Psychology
Statistics
Commerce and Law M.Com.
Specialized / Non-conventional Subjects M.Sc. in Bio-Chemistry
M.Sc. in Material Science
M.Sc. in Bioinformatics
M.Sc. in Environmental Science
M.Sc. in Textile and Apparel Designing
M.Sc. in Design and Innovation in Rural Technology
M.Sc. in Agricultural Science (Agricultural Chemistry / Agricultural Botany and Soil Science / Agricultural Zoology and Entomology)
M.A. in Mass Communication
M.A. in Film Theatre
M.A. in Women Studies
M.F.A. - Master of Fine Arts*
M.P.A. in Vocal, Sitar, and Tabla
M.D.S. - Master in Development Studies
M.Tech. Earth System Science
M.P.Ed. - Master of Physical Education*
Applied Geology in Earth and Planetary Science
M.C.A. - Master in Computer Applications

PGAT 2021 Exam Dates

  • Registration: Application Form will be available on the official website i.e. www.auadmissions.com tentatively from Mar 25, 2021 and the last date to submit the Application Form of Allahabad University Entrance Exam will be on May 5, 2021.
  • Admit Card: The Admit Card will be available online for all the candidates. The admit card will not be sent to any candidate via post. 
  • Examination: Allahabad University PGAT will be conducted online i.e. Computer-based Test (CBT) and offline i.e. Pen & Paper-based Test (PBT). M. Sc. Zoology Entrance Exam question papers and MA exam are also conducted under AU PGAT 2021.
  • Results: Results will be declared on the official website for all the candidates. The official date for result announcement will be announced soon. 
  • Counselling: Candidates who have cleared the AU PGAT 2021 will be called for the counselling process.
  • Get more information about PGAT 2021 Important Dates

The table mentioned below gives details about the AU PGAT 2021 Important Dates.

AU PGAT 2021 Important Events Dates (Tentative)
PGAT 2021 Application Forms Availability Mar 25, 2021 
PGAT 2021 Application Forms Submission Deadline May 5, 2021 
PGAT 2021 Admit Card Availability May 18, 2021 
PGAT 2021 Date of Exam of Phase I Jun 4, 2021 
PGAT 2021 Date of Exam of Phase II To be Announced
PGAT 2021 Date of Results To be Announced
PGAT 2021 Date of Counselling To Be Announced

AU PGAT 2021 Eligibility Criteria

The candidates who aspire to apply for the examination need to satisfy the AU PGAT 2021 Eligibility Criteria before registering for the examination. The candidate's application can be cancelled at any time during the process of admission if the candidate is found to be ineligible for the examination. Applicants must go through the AU PGAT 2021 Entrance Exam Eligibility Criteria listed below for appearing in the entrance exam.

  • Educational Qualification: The candidates must have passed Bachelor's Degree in the relevant stream from a recognized university. The eligibility criteria may differ from each of the courses.
  • Qualifying Marks: Minimum 30% marks must be secured for General category candidates, minimum 27% marks must be secured for OBC category candidates, however, there are no qualifying marks for SC/ ST category candidates.
  • Sports Quota: Candidates who have played in Inter-University games or Open National or National Games or International Games by the respective Federations of the Sports event will be eligible for admission in the Post-Graduate Courses of the University, as per University Rules.
  • Education Gap: In order to give chance to the candidates who have passed in the current academic session, a deduction of 5% for each gap year would be given up to a maximum of 15% of the obtained marks.
  • Note:
    • Subject Candidates: The candidates who have studied Humanity and Social Science, Natural Science, Humanity and Science, Commerce and Law in graduation level can apply for the same subjects in the Master Degree.
    • Non-Subject Candidates: The candidates who wish to take admission in the subjects which they have not studied at the graduation level can apply for Hindi, English, Med. & Mod. History, Ancient History, Political Science, Philosophy, and Education subjects only.
  • Get more information about PGAT 2021 Eligibility Criteria

AU PGAT 2021 Application Process

  • AU PGAT Registration Steps: Candidate has to follow the below-mentioned steps to fill AU PGAT Application Form:
    • Visit the official website i.e. www.auadmissions.com.
    • Register as a new candidate with Name, Mobile Number, and Email Id.
    • The login credential will be sent to the registered Mobile Number and Email Id.
    • Fill the Application Form by entering the Personal, Academic, and contact details.
    • Upload the recently took passport size photograph and signature on the right place in the form.
    • The Application Fee should be paid online (Credit Card/ Debit Card/ Net Banking).
  • Note: The aspirants must fill the Application form carefully. The information provided by the aspirants on the Application Form cannot be changed or altered at any time. The University shall not be responsible for any mistake made by the applicant.

AU PGAT 2021 Application Form

  • Registration Date: The application form will be available on the official website i.e. www.auadmissions.com from Mar 25, 2021 and the last date to submit the Application Form will be on May 5, 2021. (These dates are tentative)
  • Type of Form: There will be a separate Application Form for Humanity and Social Science, Natural Science, Humanity and Science, Commerce and Law, and a separate Application Form for Specialized/ Non-conventional Subjects which is mention above in the table.
  • Registration Fee: Candidates have to pay a registration fee online (Credit Card/ Debit Card/ Net Banking) as mentioned below for different category:
Category Registration Fee
General/ OBC INR 700
SC/ ST/ PH INR 350
  • Upload Documents: Candidates have upload passport size photograph and signature as per the dimension, size, and format mentioned below:

Upload Document Dimensions Size Formats
Photograph 3.5 x 4.5 cm 20 KB .jpg/ .jpeg
Signature 3.5 x 4.5 cm 20 KB .jpg/ .jpeg

AU PGAT 2021 Admit Card

  • Issue Date: The Admit Card will be uploaded and available online for all the candidates.
  • Details: The admit card contains the details such as Name, Date of Birth, Roll Number, Exam Date, Exam Venue, Photograph, Signature.
  • Id Proof: Candidate must carry anyone government id proof such as Voter Id, PAN Card, Aadhar Card, Driving License, Passport along with the Admit Card.
  • Note: If candidates fail to produce there admit card to the invigilator at the exam centre, they will not be permitted to attend the examination.
  • Get more information about PGAT 2021 Admit Card

AU PGAT 2021 Exam Centres

  • Exam Centre: Allahabad University PGAT 2021 will be conducted in 13 Exam Centres across India.
  • Centre Cities: The Exam Centres where the Allahabad University PGAT will be conducted are Agra, Allahabad, Bareilly, Bengaluru, Bhopal, Delhi, Gorakhpur, Kanpur, Kolkata, Lucknow, Patna, Srinagar, and Varanasi.
  • Change of Centre: If the number of candidates appearing at a particular centre is 25 or less than 25 then their examination centre shall be changed to the Allahabad Tentative or other nearest centre.
  • Id Proof: Candidates must carry valid id proof along with the Admit Card to the exam centre without fail.
  • Get more information about PGAT 2021 Exam Centres

AU PGAT 2021 Exam Pattern

  • Mode: Allahabad University PGAT 2021 will be conducted online i.e. Computer-based Test (CBT) and offline i.e. Pen & Paper-based Test (PBT)
  • Question Type: The format of the questions will be Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ's). Candidates can download and refer to Allahabad University Entrance Exam previous year question papers pdf for better understanding of AU PGAT 2021 Exam Pattern.
  • Questions & Marks: The question paper will comprise of 100 for set 1 and 150 for set 2 questions and the total marks awarded to them are 200 for set 1 and 300 for set 2.
  • No. of Questions: Candidates have to attend two sets of question paper based on the subject chosen.
    • Set 1: If a candidate opted for one subject then they have to attend 100 questions (50 compulsory questions and 50 opted subject questions in 90 minutes)
    • Set 2: If a candidate opted for two subjects then they have to attend 150 questions (50 compulsory questions, 50 opted subject 1 questions, 50 opted subject 2 questions in 120 minutes)
    • Note: 50 compulsory questions are from General Awareness, General English, General Hindi, and Mental Ability.
  • Marking Scheme: 2 marks will be given for the correct answers and 0.5 will be deducted for the incorrect answers.
  • Medium: AU PGAT 2021 question paper will be in English.
  • Get more information about PGAT 2021 Exam Pattern

AU PGAT 2021 Syllabus

Candidates who aspire to appear for AU PGAT  2021 entrance exam are highly advised to go through the AU PGAT 2021 Syllabus before preparing for the examination. 

  • Syllabus: The syllabus for AU PGAT 2021 will be based on topics related to there previous qualifying exam i.e. bachelor's degree.
  • Topics: The PGAT paper is divided into two subdivision which is PGAT I - General Awareness, General English, General Hindi, and Mental Ability and PGAT II - General Topics, Subject I/ Subject II (Optional)
  • Authority: The syllabus will be decided by the Allahabad University.
  • Preparation: Students must make sure that they follow the correct syllabus referred by the authority to prepare well for the Allahabad University Law Admission Test.
  • Get more information about Allahabad University Entrance Exam previous year question papers.

AU PGAT 2021 Results

  • Announcement Date: The result will be announced in the third or fourth week of June, 2021. 
  • Answer Key: Answer key is a material which is published after an examination, containing answers to the questions of the concerned exam question paper which can be downloaded from the official website.
  • Scorecard: The scorecard/ rank sheet is released separately for PGAT I and PGAT II by the conducting authority which contains details about Name, Roll Number, Photograph, Course Applied, Marks secured in each section.
  • Merit List: Once the result has been declared the Allahabad University will release a Merit List separately for PGAT I and PGAT II according to the marks obtained by the candidate in the entrance examination.
  • Cut-off: Cut-off refers to minimum marks required for qualifying an exam. PGAT will announce cut-off scores for each course separately after a week of the examination result. PGAT cut-off will be announced for all categories - General, OBC, SC/ ST and physically handicapped. Factors determining the cut-off are mentioned below:
    • The number of candidates appeared for Allahabad University PGAT I and PGAT II.
    • Candidates who have cleared the State Level Law Entrance Test.
    • The difficulty level of the paper.
    • The number of seats available in Allahabad University.
  • Get more information about PGAT 2021 Results

AU PGAT 2021 Counselling

  • Commencement Date: Candidates who have cleared the AU PGAT 2021 will be called for the counselling process.
  • Shortlisted: Candidates who have been shortlisted based on the merit list will be called for further counselling process which will be conducted in the Allahabad University on the specified date.
  • Counselling Procedure: The counselling procedure will consist of Verification of Entrance Exam Score/ Rank, Counselling Rounds, Seat Allotment and Document Verification.
  • Required Documents: A candidate who is Selected or Waiting list, while appearing for admission process must bring with him his Admit Card, Required Photographs, Requisite Fee, and the original and Self-attested photocopies of all those marks sheets/ certificates which are required to be attached along with the Admission Application Form. Admission shall not be given to the candidates in the absence of any of these required documents.
  • Get more information about PGAT 2021 Counselling

AU PGAT Contact Information

Address Senate House Campus, University Road, Old Katra, Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh 211002
Phone Number +91 6386751871, 6386751872, 6386751873 (Monday to Saturday 9:30am to 5:00pm)
Email [email protected]

FAQs

What is the mode of conduction of the PGAT examination?

The AU PGAT examination is conducted in the online mode, i.e. as a Computer-based Test (CBT).

What is the application fee for the Allahabad University PGAT?

The application fee is as follows: For general and OBC - INR 800/- SC/ST or PH - INR 400/-

What is the mode to submit the application forms for the examination?

The application forms for AU PGAT are currently being accepted in the online mode only.

Is there a facility to correct information provided in a submitted application?

No, there is no facility to correct your application once you submit. Hence, make sure to be extra careful about the information that you provide before you submit the application.

Is there a negative marking scheme for AU PGAT?

Yes, there will be a negative marking of 0.5 marks for every incorrect answer in the examination.

How many times is the AU PGAT conducted per year?

The examination is conducted once in every year by Allahab University, ususally in the month of May.

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