Friday, September 14, 2012

IGNOU - Entrance Test 2013 for MPhil/PhD in Education - Model Entrance Test Papers 2013

IGNOU - Entrance Test 2013 for MPhil/PhD in Education

Time allowed – 3 hours Total marks 100

Note: (i) All the questions are compulsory
(ii) Marks allotted to each question is mentioned against them

Q. 1: Answer 20 questions in 50 words each. You must attempt 5 questions from each section. (20 X 2 = 40 marks)

(1) Research methodology (any 5 out of 8 questions)
(2) Statistical methods (any 5 out of 8 questions)
(3) Educational Psychology (any 5 out of 8 questions)
(4) Philosophical & Sociological Foundations (any 5 out of 8 questions)

Q. 2 Answer any 20 questions from any two of the following areas: (40 X 1 = 40 marks)

(i) Inclusive/ Special Education
(ii) ET including ICT
(iii) Teacher Education
(iv) Adult education
(v) Educational Leadership & Administration/ Educational Management
(vi) Guidance and Counseling
(vii) Distance Education/ Open Distance Learning
(viii) School Education
(ix) Higher Education
(x) Educational Evaluation
(xi) Curriculum Studies
(xii) Comparative Education
(xiii) Alternative Education

Q. 3. Write an essay on the following topic in about 600 words. (20 marks)

Entrance Test for MPhil/PhD in Education


The entrance test will be of 3 hours duration.
Total marks of the test would be 100.

There would be 3 questions. All the questions would be compulsory. The medium of test would be English.

The objective of the test is to assess the knowledge and understanding of Education as an area of study and as a discipline and also the analytical ability of the examinees.
There would be three questions in the question paper. The format of the questions would be as follows:

Q. 1: Examinees would be expected to answer questions from all the four areas. Examinees would have to attempt any 20 questions in 50 words each. Areas to be covered:

(1) Research Methodology
(2) Statistical Methods
(3) Educational Psychology
(4) Philosophical & Sociological Foundations of Education
(20 X 2 = 40 marks)

Q. 2 Examinees would have to answer questions from any two of the following areas. The questions would be of objective type. Examinees would be expected to answer 20 out of the 25 questions from each of the areas. Areas to be covered:


(i) Inclusive/ Special Education
(ii) ET including ICT
(iii) Teacher Education
(iv) Adult education
(v) Educational Leadership & Administration/ Educational Management
(vi) Guidance and Counseling
(vii) Distance Education/ Open Distance Learning
(viii) School Education
(ix) Higher education
(x) Educational Evaluation
(xi) Curriculum Studies
(xii) Comparative Education
(xiii) Alternative Education
(40 X 1 = 40 marks)

Q. 3. Examinees would be expected to write an essay on a topic in 600 words. Through this question we intend to test the research and analytical skills through one of the contemporary issues. No specific area would be prescribed. (20 marks)

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