PANAJI: After the Goa University – Admissions Ranking Test (GU-ART) was introduced in 2018 for entry to all post-graduate (PG) seats in the state, the university has altered the format of the test for 2019-20.
The test for 2019-20 will be conducted before the current academic year ends. For all post-graduate programmes offered at both the university as well as affiliated colleges, seats will be allotted to students through counselling sessions, which will be held at GU, after the test.
The first round will be held on Sundays starting January 13 to February 3. Seats will be allotted to students based on their performance in the first round of GU-ART. The purpose of the test is to rank prospective students.
The second round of the test will be held in the university departments to fill seats which remain vacant after the first round of admissions, including reserved category seats. Reserved seats which remain vacant after the first list of the second round is released will be transferred to general category.
Students can apply for a maximum of three subjects/specializations when appearing for GU-ART. “The test will be based on the Semester I-IV syllabus of the degree programme of Goa University in the respective subject/specialization. Those programmes, which admit candidates from across disciplines such as international relations (MA), women’s studies, MCA, MSc in biotechnology, marine science, biochemistry and other such programmes, the test shall be based on general knowledge, analytical ability, logical reasoning and the specific subject syllabus, where applicable,” read the GU notification.
The one-and-a-half hour test will have 50 objective-type multiple choice questions of two marks each. The paper will be evaluated with negative marking, where half a mark will be deducted for each wrong answer.