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Andhra University AURCET 2017 Syllabus Research Common Entrance Test : M.Phil / Ph.D Admission

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Entrance Exam : AURCET-2017 Andhra University Research Common Entrance Test Admission M.Phil. / Ph.D. Programmes
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PART – I (As per UGC/CSIR-NET Examination Syllabus)
20 Multiple Questions Nos 1 to 20
20 Marks

Related : AURCET 2017 Andhra University Research Common Entrance Test :

1) General Science,
2) Quantitative Reasoning & Analysis
3) Research Aptitude.

20 Multiple Questions Nos 1 to 20
20 Marks
Research Preparation and Planning :
Objectives of research – Understanding research and its goals. Critical thinking. Techniques for generating research topics. Topic selection and justification. Techniques involved in designing a questionnaire – Methods of scientific enquiry – formulation of hypotheses and testing of the same – Development of a research proposal – Theoretical and Experimental Process.

Research Resources :
Sources of information. Literature search. World Wide Web, Online data bases – search tools. Citation indices – Principles underlying impact factor – literature review – Case studies, review articles and Meta analysis – record of research review – Role of the librarian. Ethical and Moral Issues in Research, Plagiarism, tools to avoid plagiarism – intellectual Property Rights – Copy right laws – Patent rights.

Academic Writing & Presentation :
Proposal submission for funding agencies, Elements of Style. Organization of proposals, Basic knowledge of funding agencies, Research report writing, Communication skills, Tailoring the presentation to the target audience – Oral presentations, Poster preparations, Submission of research articles for Publication to Reputed journals, Thesis writing, and Research report writing. Elements of excellent presentation: Preparation, Visual and Delivery. Oral Communication skills and Oral defence.

Information and Communication Technology (ICT) :
ICT : meaning, advantages, disadvantages and uses; General abbreviations and terminology; Basics of internet and e-mailing.

PART – I (As per UGC- NET Examination Syllabus)
20 Multiple Questions Nos 1 to 20
20 Marks

Research Aptitude
Research : Meaning, characteristics and types; Steps of research; Methods of research;
Research Ethics; Paper, article, workshop, seminar, conference and symposium; Thesis writing : its characteristics and format.
Reasoning (Including Mathematical) :
Number series; letter series; codes; Relationships; classification

Logical Reasoning
Understanding the structure of arguments; Evaluating and distinguishing deductive and inductive reasoning. Verbal analogies : Word analogy – Applied analogy; Verbal classification;
Reasoning Logical Diagrams : Simple diagrammatic relationship, multidiagrammatic relationship; Venn diagram; Analytical Reasoning.

Data Interpretation
Sources, acquisition and interpretation of data; Quantitative and qualitative data; Graphical representation and mapping of data.

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