syllabus for p.g entrance test (m.a political science) 2024

Syllabus for P.G Entrance Test (M.A Political Science) 2024 – University of Kashmir

Sheikh Owais

The University of Kashmir has announced the syllabus for the Postgraduate Entrance Test for the Master of Arts in Political Science for the academic year 2024. Candidates planning to appear for the entrance test can find the detailed syllabus below.


The entrance test is designed to assess the candidate’s understanding of key concepts in political science and their ability to analyze political scenarios and theories. The syllabus encompasses various dimensions of political science including political theory, international relations, comparative politics, and public administration.

Section 1: Political Theory

  • Political Ideologies: Liberalism, Socialism, Marxism, Fascism, Gandhism
  • Concepts: Justice, Equality, Liberty, Power, Sovereignty
  • Democracy: Theories and Types
  • Political Thinkers: Plato, Aristotle, Machiavelli, Hobbes, Locke, Rousseau, Mill, Marx

Section 2: International Relations

  • Theories of International Relations: Realism, Liberalism, Constructivism
  • International Organizations: UN, EU, ASEAN, SAARC
  • Global Issues: Climate Change, Terrorism, Nuclear Proliferation
  • Foreign Policy Analysis: India’s Foreign Policy, Major International Agreements

Section 3: Comparative Politics

  • Constitutional Design: Federalism, Unitary Systems, Electoral Systems, Forms of Government
  • Political Institutions: Legislature, Executive, Judiciary
  • Political Parties and Party Systems
  • Democratization: Case Studies

Section 4: Public Administration

  • Theories of Administration: Classical, Human Relations, Systems, Contingency
  • Public Policy: Formulation, Implementation, Evaluation
  • Governance: Concepts, Good Governance Indicators
  • E-Governance: Significance and Challenges

Examination Pattern

The entrance test will consist of multiple-choice questions (MCQs) covering all the sections mentioned above. The duration of the test will be 2 hours, and the paper will be divided into four sections, each containing equal weightage.

Preparation Tips

  • Review Basic Concepts: Ensure a strong grasp of fundamental political science concepts.
  • Stay Updated: Keep abreast of current global political events and issues.
  • Practice Previous Papers: Solve past entrance test papers for better understanding of the exam pattern.
  • Read Widely: Engage with political science literature, including books by the thinkers mentioned in the syllabus.

For more information and updates, candidates are advised to visit the official University of Kashmir website regularly.

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