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Center For Applied Linguistics and Translation Studies (CALTS)
(Accredited as Centre of Excellence By The Research Council of Great Britain)


Entrance Examination

The entrance examination for M.A./M.Phil./Ph.D. consists of two parts – Part ‘A’ and Part ‘B’. Part ‘A’ consists of 25 objective type questions (25 marks).

Part ‘B’ of the entrance examination for admission to M.A. in Applied Linguistics will test language and general aptitude of the candidates as well as take into account proficiency in linguistics (if any). The questions will pertain to (i) short notes on general/social issues related to language (25 marks); (ii) English language proficiency (20 marks); (iii) a short essay (10 marks) and (iv) an option of either (a) translation of a short passage from English into any Indian language the candidate is comfortable with or (b) elementary problems in descriptive linguistics (20 marks)

Part ‘A’ of the question paper for M.Phil. in Applied Linguistics will consists of 25 objective type questions on general linguistics (25 marks) and Part ‘B’ will test the following: (i) simple questions on structure of Indian languages (15 marks) and (ii) four short questions on different areas of Applied linguistics (Language teaching and testing, lexicography, sociolinguistics and psycholinguistics, etc.) (20 marks).

Part ‘A’ of the question paper for M.Phil. in Translation Studies will consists of 25 objective type questions on Language and general aptitude (25 marks); and Part ‘B’ will consist of the following: (i) translation of Sentences (10 marks); (ii) translation of prose passage along with discussion of the problems involved (10+5 marks); (iii) questions on structure of Indian languages (10 marks) and (iv) question on proposed Topic of your research (15 marks).

Part ‘A’ of the question paper for Ph.D. programme in Applied Linguistics will include 25 objective type questions on General linguistics (25 marks); and Part ‘B’ will include five short questions in different areas of Applied Linguistics (25 marks), one question on methodology and/or topic suggested (10 marks), and Three short notes on structure of Indian languages (15 marks).

The entrance examination for admission to the Ph.D. programme in Translation Studies will include under Part ‘A’, 25 objective type questions testing language knowledge and familiarity with fields relevant to translation studies (25 marks) and Part ‘B’ consisting of : (i) prose translation along with discussion of the problems involved (10+5 marks); (ii) poetry translation (10 marks); (iii) three questions on translation theory (15 marks) and (iv) questions on translation of technical terms (10 marks).

Note : Applicants for admission to the Ph.D. programme must submit along with the application (i) a brief description (about 500 words) of their proposed topic of research and (ii) a copy of M.Phil./M.Litt. dissertation /papers (returnable).