M.A. Psychology: Lifespan Counselling - Selection Process

 

Stage One: Online Registration

From May 23, 2021, the link for online applications will be available on the official college website. It will stay open till June 23, 2021.

Students must log on to the official registration portal when notified and fill out the online application form by following the instructions given in the form. The details you will be required to fill in include:

  • Demographic information

  • Information about your Bachelor’s degree and university

  • The quota in which you are applying for a seat. In case of minority/special quota, you will need to upload a clear and legible scanned copy of your proof (e.g. Baptism certificate for Catholic minority). 

  • Information about your Semester V marks (not grades). You will need to upload a clear and legible scanned copy of your Semester V mark sheet as proof.

  • If you completed your Bachelor’s degree prior to 2021, your Semester V Marks will be considered for your merit calculation (as long as you submit the corresponding clear and legible scanned copy of mark sheet as proof).

  • In case you do not have a B.A. Psychology degree, you will need to give proof of the one paper of Psychology you have studied by uploading a clear and legible scanned copy of the mark sheet of the relevant semester.

Please note that provisional admission will be given based on Sem V marks subject to the student passing Sem VI and handing in proof when released by the University.

Once the form is completed, the student will be directed to an online payment gateway for payment of the application fee. The application fee is Rs. 2500.

Exam time Slots will be automatically allotted and are non-negotiable. You will be communicated with your exam slot via an email separately.

The exam will be tentatively held at the end of June.

 

Stage Two: Entrance Examination

An entrance examination for all the students who have applied (irrespective of category) will be held online. The student will sit for the examination in their own home using their own electronic device. The language of the examination will be English. The duration of the examination is two hours.

The examination will include a multiple-choice test and an essay question. The multiple-choice test is designed to elicit the student’s knowledge of content in the field of psychology and will include 100 questions from the following thematic areas - Introductory Psychology, Social Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Counselling Psychology, Abnormal Psychology, Industrial Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Experimental Psychology, and Psychological Testing and Statistics. The essay question is designed to elicit information about the student’s thought process, their reasoning and analytical ability, and depth of comprehension regarding topics within and beyond the field of psychology.

 

Stage Three: Admission to the course

Students will be ranked based on their marks in Semester V(40% weightage),  and their performance in the Entrance examination(60% weightage). Students who are offered admission in the First merit list are required to pay their fees by the stipulated time and date that they will be notified about. On failing to do so, the offer lapses, and students in the Second merit list will subsequently be offered admission. Kindly keep checking the college website for dates of Merit list announcement and display of the same.

 

Stage Four: Personal Interview

The 30 students accepted to the course as the new batch for the academic year 2021-22 will each have a personal interview with the faculty of the course in the week after the First Merit list is released. This is not part of the screening process, rather its purpose is to serve as an orientation to the course, counseling the student about the nature of the course, its requirements, etc.

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