Graduate School Admission test is the test conducted by Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR) for admission to their PhD programmes in various subjects. The Tata Institute of Fundamental Research is India's premier institution for advanced research in fundamental sciences. The institute acquired the status of Deemed University in the year June 2002. The Institute runs graduate programmes leading to the award of PhD degree as well as MSc and Integrated PhD. The graduate programmes are classified into the following subjects- Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Computer and System Sciences and Science Education. These programmes are conducted at the Mumbai campus and at various National Centres of the institute.
Graduate School Admission Test (GSA) - Eligibility Criteria:
Educational qualification for appearing for GSA 2012 Mathematics - M.Sc./ B.E./ B.Tech./ M.Tech./ M.A./ B.A./ B.Sc. degree holders or final year students with a consistently good academic record. Physics/ Chemistry - M.Sc./ B.E./ B.Tech./ M.Tech. degree holders. Fresh B.Sc. graduates with consistently good academic record and knowledge of advanced topics may also apply. Biology - (For PhD Programme) - M.Sc. in any basic science discipline, B.Tech., B.E., MBBS, B.V.Sc., BDS, B.Pharm. & M.Pharm. (For MSc and Integrated PhD Programme) - BSc in any basic science discipline. (For MSc in Wildlife Biology & Conservation) - Degree in any discipline with a strong interest in Wild Life Biology. Computer & Systems Sciences - B.E/ B.Tech/ M.E/ M.Tech/ M.Sc (all relevant disciplines) degree holders/ final year students with consistently strong academic record. Science Education - B.E/ B.Tech/ M.B.B.S or equivalent or MSc in natural sciences/ mathematics/ statistics/ computer and information sciences/ pharmaceutical sciences / allied disciplines. or M.A/M.S.W in social/ behavioural science/ psychology/ linguistics/ sociology/ economics/ anthropology/ allied disciplines.
Pattern for Graduate School Admission Test (GSA)
The admission procedure for all subjects excluding Science Education consists of written test (usually having objective type questions) followed by interviews. The written tests are held at the centres specified by the institute. The Biology written test is held on a specific Sunday in December each year at centres all over India. The test consists of multiple choice questions covering basics in physics, chemistry, maths and biology. For Computer and Systems Sciences there are two streams-one in the area of Computer Science and the other in the area of Systems Science. The question paper is composed of three parts-A,B and C. Part A is common for all and tests the general mathematical aptitude of the candidate, and the students need to attempt only one of the parts B or C .The syllabi for test in mathematics covers topics dealt with during a normal BSc course in Mathematics.
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