M.Ed. Admission Test – 2012-13
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
This bulletin is meant for candidates who want to apply for admission to M.Ed. Course 2012-13 of the University of Allahabad. It consists of two sections.
Section 1: Instructions for Filling in the Online Application Form.
Section II: Relevant portions of Ordinances and Regulations pertaining to admission to M.Ed. Course.
Section II: Important Dates and Syllabus for the M.Ed. Admission Test.
Section : I
Instructions for Filling in the Online Application Form
The candidate has to fill and submit the Form ON-LINE, in accordance with the instructions given in the Website www.auadmission.co.in and also summarised in this Section.
The Form shall not be accessible at the Website after the last date of accessibility given in the Schedule. Before proceeding to fill and submit the Online Application / Registration Form for M.Ed. Admission Test 2012, the candidate is strongly advised to carry out the following tasks for his/her own convenience:
· Take a Print-out of this Bulletin Information and Guidelines and read it carefully.
· Read thoroughly the Instructions for the filling and submission of the On-line Form.
· Review and ensure the correctness of the details of his/her academic record at the High School and Intermediate (or equivalent) and the Graduation, for purposes of making required entries in the On-line Form.
Get his / her latest Passport-size Colour Photograph AND the Signature (with Black ink on white background) scanned by Computer, so that the scanned Photograph with his / her signature can be submitted with the On-line Form.
If the candidate does not already have an e-mail address (e-mail ID), he /she should create for himself/ herself a valid e-mail ID, in order that the M.Ed. Admission Test 2012 Committee may send him/her significant instructions or information (as per need) by email.
The candidate has to separately remit the prescribed Test Fees, for Rs. 800/- (Eight hundred) in case of GEN and OBC candidate and Rs. 400/- (Rupees Four Hundred) in case SC/ST and PH candidates by a Demand Draft (Bank Draft) of any national bank, drawn in favour of "FINANCE OFFICER, UNIVERSITY OF ALLAHABAD", payable at Allahabad. The candidate should cross the Demand Draft, and write his / her full Name, Father's Name and Application ID generated upon successful submission of the Online Registration Form, on the reverse (back) lower left-hand corner of the Demand Draft. The candidate should also get Photo-copies (Xerox) made of the two sides of the Demand Draft and keep them secure for his / her own reference and record.
The candidate has to separately remit the prescribed Test Fees, for Rs. 800/- (Eight hundred) in case of GEN/OBC candidate and Rs. 400/- (Rupees Four Hundred) in case SC/ST and PH candidates by CHALLAN downloaded from university web site www.auadmission.co.in.
It should be noted that the Test Fees shall not be refunded or carried over in case the application of the candidate is rejected, or his/her candidature is rendered infructuous or cancelled at any stage, or he / she does not appear wholly or partially for M.Ed. Admission Test 2012.
There is no provision for the withdrawal by a candidate of his / her application / candidature for M.Ed. Admission Test 2012 once he/she has submitted the Former, pursuant to the same, remitted the Test Fees.
The candidate is strongly advised to check (and double-check) that all the required entries have been fully and correctly made by him/ her on the On-line Application / Registration Form,, and in particular to ensure the following :
· His/her scanned Photograph along with his/her signature has been properly submitted while submitting the Online Registration Form.
· The information entered in different columns is factually correct and complete (i. e. relevant information has not been concealed or misrepresented).
· The details of the Demand Draft/CHALLAN by which the Test Fees amount is being remitted have been fully entered.
After completing and checking its entries the candidate should submit the On-Line Form by clicking the SUBMIT Button at the bottom for the online form. In the following circumstances, the Website shall refuse to accept the Form and shall give a message indicating the mistake (or mistakes) in the Form requiring correction. Such messages may indicate the following circumstances:
· The candidate has not filled one or more essential/mandatory fields (i. e. has not made one or more compulsory entries which are marked by * in the online form).
· The candidate has made an irrelevant entry in any field.
· Security Code provided at the bottom of the online form is not entered exactly.
· The candidate shall have to correct all the mistakes indicated in the message, and then submit the on-Line Form once again by clicking on the SUBMIT Button. The Website may again refuse to accept the Form in case mistakes remain. In such a situation, the candidate shall continue to have to make the required corrections and keep on submitting the Form, by clicking again on the SUBMIT Button till no further mistakes are pointed out by the Website.
After the form is submitted successfully, the Website will give the following message:
Application Successfully Submitted
and will display Application ID assigned to the candidate for accessing the Website in respect of his/her candidature. An email will also be sent to the candidate containing their email and password. The candidate is strongly advised to securely remember / store the password for future use and reference. The candidate may feed his / her Brail and PASSWORD to the Website to view and take a Print-out of the Form, and check the status of his application.
It is clarified that the successful submission of the candidate's Form does not indicate that his/her candidature for M.Ed. Admission Test 2012 has been approved. In fact, the Form is subject to further scrutiny and the candidate shall not be entitled to appear at M.Ed. Admission Test 2012 till his/her candidature has been approved and his ADMIT CARD has been released On-Line at the Website.
Immediately after the successful submission of the Form for final processing, the candidate should do the following:
· Get the hard copy (Print-out) of the Form from the Website.
· Securely attach the Demand Draft/CHALLAN with the hard copy of the Form.
· Put his/her full signature at the place provided for the purpose in the hard copy of the Form.
After complying with directions dispatch the hard copy along with draft of the Form without delay by
REGISTERED POST or SPEED POST to
Pravesh Bhawan, Chatham Lines Campus,
University of Allahabad – 211002 .
The candidate is strongly advised to ensure that the hard copy of the Form is sent as early as possible, without waiting for the last date for the Postal receipt of Forms to come close, so that it reaches the M.Ed. Admission Test 2012 Office in due time. THE UNIVERSITY SHALL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE FOR POSTAL DELAYS OR LOSS OF THE FORM IN TRANSIT.
The hard copy of the Form shall not be accepted after the last date for its POSTAL RECEIPT, as specified in the SCHEDULE. The hard copy of the Form received within the prescribed date shall be scrutinised in the following respects :
· Whether the Demand Draft/Challan for the Test Fees is attached with the hard copy, as per requirement and matches the details given in the On-Line Form.
· Whether the hard copy bears the full signature of the candidate at the specified place signed by the candidate.
· Whether the hard copy and its contents are otherwise in accordance with the instructions and requirements.
If the scrutiny of the Form, on the points enumerated, establishes that the Application of the candidate is in order, he/she shall be duly REGISTERED for M.Ed. Admission Test 2012. However, if the scrutiny indicates deficiencies in one or more of the said points, the application of the candidate shall be REJECTED.
The process of Scrutiny may take at least two days after the Postal Receipt of the Form. It is clarified that the scrutiny shall be based upon the information furnished by the candidate himself/herself in the On-Line Form and with its hard copy. It is possible that such information may itself be false or erroneous, and this fact may come to light later. Where the candidate is Registered on the strength of such false or erroneous information, his / her candidature and, in case he has in the meantime been granted admission to the D. Phil. Programme, his admission, shall be cancelled, with retrospective effect, at whichever stage this fact is discovered.
Upon the REGISTRATION of the candidate, a message to this effect shall be displayed with his/her On-Line Application Form on the Website (which may be viewed by feeding the assigned Application ID and Password). This message may also be sent by e-mail to the e-mail ID entered in the On-Line Form.
Once the candidate has been Registered he/she should view and take a hard copy (Print-out) of his / her ADMIT CARD. The ADMIT CARD shall indicate the Roll Number, Test Centre and details of the candidate.
In the case of any of the following complaints of a candidate who has submitted the On-line Application/Registration Form, he / she may file a GRIEVANCE by e-mail to the following address: email@example.com, using the same e-mail IDas he/she has entered in the Form and mentioning the Application ID in the subject line of the Email.
Section – II
Form ONLINE Sale and Submission process begins
Sunday, 01 April, 2012
Physical availability and Submission process begins
Tuesday, 10 April, 2012
Last Date of Submission of Application Forms ONLINE and Physically
Thursday, 10, May, 2012
Date of Enabling Online Admit Cards
Sunday, 20 May, 2012
Date of Entrance Test
Tuesday, 5, June, 2012
Test Time and Duration
9.00 a.m. – 12.00 a.m.
Relevant Portions of Ordinances and Regulations for Admission to the Master of Education (M.Ed.) Course.
1- These Ordinances shall govern admission to courses of study leading to the Master of Education (M.Ed.) degree of the University.
2- In these Ordinances, unless the context otherwise requires :
(i) Admission means admission to the M.Ed. Class.
(ii) 'Admission' Test means the Test held in accordance with the provisions of these Ordinances and the Regulations made there-under towards the assessment of the eligibility and relative merit of candidates.
(iii) 'Candidate' means a person who fulfils the requirements laid down in these ordinances and the Regulations made there under for admission to M.Ed. course and has applied for such admission in the manner specified there in.
(iv) 'Computed Marks' means, the marks assigned to the candidate, in accordance with the provisions of these Ordinances and the Regulations made thereunder on the basis of his score in the Admission Test for determining his position in the order of merit for Admissions to the M.Ed. Course.
3- A person shall not be eligible for being a candidate for M.Ed. course except if he has passed B.A/B.Com/B.Sc. and B.Ed. of equivalent examination from this University or from a University recognized by this university in this regard provided he has obtained at least 45% in the aggregate in the Bachelor's degree (T.D.C.). The candidate must have obtained at least 55% marks in the B.Ed. degree or equivalent examination after perusing B.Ed. Course as a REGULAR STUDENT. There shall be relaxation of 5% marks in favour of SC/ST and OBC category candidates. Provided further that in the case of persons who have graduated in 1987 or earlier, those who have passed the B.A/B.Com./B.Sc Examination under the 10+2+2 or 11+3 pattern of secondary and Higher education obtaining 45 percent in the aggregate and 55 percent marks in the B.Ed. or equivalent Examination shall be eligible for being a candidate with 5% relaxation to SC/ST and OBC.
4- Candidates shall be admitted to the course concerned upto the limit of the seats available, strictly in the order of merit of computed marks subject to the application of preferences, restrictions, special considerations and cut-off marks for different categories of candidates.
Provided that the order of merit of computed marks shall be arranged separately for unreserved (i.e. general) seats and seats reserved for the Scheduled Castes/Scheduled Tribes and OBC here-after in these Ordinances abbreviated as SC/ST/OBC respectively.
Provided further that the candidates admitted under special consideration shall be adjusted, in accordance with the social category to which each such candidate belongs i.e. against unreserved seats or the seats reserved for the SC/ST and OBC as the case may be.
5- (a) The University reserves the right to refuse admission to a candidate without assigning reasons and to make changes from time to time in the rules and procedure governing the Admission Test and admissions to the courses of study concerned.
(b) The admission and enrolment in any course of study of a candidate in contravention of these Ordinances or the regulation made thereunder, or of any other provisions inforce in the University, shall stand cancelled with retrospective effect at what-ever stage such contravention is found.
(c) A candidate who has made any false entry in the specified application form for appearing in the Admission Test and/or for admission, or has omitted, concealed or mis-represented any relevant fact therein, or has appended any false or forged documents there with, shall forfeit the claim to be considered for admission and shall be subject to the provisions of clause (b).
6- (a) No student of the University (including any Institute thereof) is permitted to be admitted or enrolled simultaneously in more than one degree granting course of study (including research) in the University or to be admitted/enrolled in any degree granting course of study in any other institution (including an Associated or Constituent College of the University) during the period of his admission/ enrolment in a degree granting course in the University.
(b) The admission/enrolment of a student referred to in clause (a) in the course of study concerned in the University shall automatically stand cancelled with effect from the date of his admission/enrolment in any degree granting course of study in any other Institution (including constituent college of the University).
(c) In case a student referred to in clause (a) secures admission/enrolment in a new degree granting course of study in the University (including an Institute thereof) during the period of his admission/enrolment shall automatically stand cancelled with effect from the date of his later admission/enrolment.
(d) A student whose admission/enrolment in a Post-Graduate degree granting course of study (including law) automatically stands cancelled under clause (C), but who at the time of such cancellation had earned eligibility to appear at any part of the Examination of the said course of study as an ex-student may, upon passing the Final.
Examination of the new course of study referred to in clause (c), or upon the termination of his admission/enrolment therein, apply to the Examination Committee for permission to appear in the said part of the Examination as ex-student, but the Examinations Committee shall not grant such permission except if the record establishes that he had, at the time of the said cancellation, earned the said eligibility and not more than four consecutive academic sessions have elapsed since the academic session in which he was, admitted/enrolled in the said part as a regular student.
(e) No student of the University including an Institute thereof shall appear as a regular student and/or an ex-student in the same academic session in any part of the Examination of more than one degree granting course of study.
(f) A person who has been on the rolls of the University (including the Associated and Constituent Colleges and the Institutes thereof). for a period of eight academic sessions or more(excluding the actual but not more than the permissible maximum period of enrolment as a research scholar) shall not be eligible for admission to any course of study.
(g) No student of the University, other than one sponsored or permitted by his employer to attend (and fulfill the attendance requirements of) the course of study concerned, is permitted to be engaged in whole time employment or whole-time self employment.
7- The M.Ed. Admission Test shall be held on the same date and at, such places and centers as may be decided by the board.
8- (a) The M.Ed. Admission Test shall comprise one theory Paper of a duration of 3 hours. It shall have 20 short answer questions. The maximum limit of words for each answer shall be 100 words. The maximum marks for the paper shall be 100.
(b) The questions in the Admission Test shall be printed on the answer booklet and the answers thereto shall be entered in the space or sheet specified for the purpose in the answer booklet itself.
(c) The syllabus for the M.Ed. Admission test shall consist of the Syllabi prescribed for the core Courses for B.Ed. Examination of the University.
9- Any scrutiny of revaluation of the answer booklets of the admission test shall not be permitted on any ground.
10- The qualifying marks in the Admission Test shall be as follows
(a) For seats reserved for candidates belonging to the SC/ST the central Government rules will be applicable.
(b) For unreserved (i.e. general) and OBC seats: 40 percent of the maximum marks assigned to the admission Test concerned.
11- (a) The candidate shall apply within the time period specified by the Board on the Form issued to him for the Purpose by the University for appearing in the Admission Test in accordance with the provisions of Ordinances. This form shall serve as the Registration From for candidates.
(b) The candidate shall pay Admission Test fee and registration and application fee; and such other fees as may be charged.
(c) The amount paid by the candidate to the University under clause shall not be refunded or carried over under any circumstances.
12- (a) The candidate shall make all the required entries (including his signature) on the Form and shall append therewith all the required documents, including self-attested Photostat copies of all relevant certificates and mark sheets; otherwise the Form shall be regarded as incomplete and be rejected even after being received and processed by the University.
(b) The candidate shall be responsible for the veracity of all entries on the Form as well as of all documents appended herewith or for any omission, concealment or misrepresentation of facts therein.
(c) Once a Form has duly been submitted to the University, the candidate shall not be entitled or permitted to make any addition, deletion or alteration in respect of any entry therein or any document appended or required to be appended therewith.
13- In accordance with the provisions of section 9 of the University of Allahabad Act 2005, and the rules of the central university seats shall be reserved for certain categories of candidates on accordance with the provisions of the following sub-paragraphs.
(a) The following proportions of the approved seats shall be reserved for candidates belonging to the scheduled castes (SC) the Scheduled Tribes (ST) and the OBC.
(i) For candidates belonging to SC : 15%
(ii) For Candidates belonging to ST : 7.5%
(iii) OBC : 27%
(b) If a candidate belonging to any of the categories mentioned in clause (a) gets selected for admission on the basis of merit with unreserved (i.e. general) category candidates, he shall not be adjusted against the seats reserved for the said categories under clause (a).
(c) If eligible candidates belonging to the SC are not available to fill any seat reserved for them under clause (a), such seats shall be filled by candidates belonging to the SC.
(d) Subject to the provisions of clause (c), where due to no availability of eligible candidates any of the seats reserved under clause (a) remains unfilled., it shall be filled by a candidate of the unreserved (i.e. general) category.
(e) No candidate shall be eligible for admission against the seats reserved for any of the categories specified in clause (a) except if he has duly claimed the concerned status in the Form and except if he has submitted therewith evidence of holding a valid certificate of that effect, in the format approved for the purpose by the state Govt. from a competent authority (such as Tehsildar /Magistrate /Authorised Government Officer holding charge in the administrative unit to which the candidate belongs.
(f) The notifications/executive instructions of the Government of India, the regulations/norms issued by the University Grants Commission (UGC) and directions/observations (if any) of the Hon'ble Supreme Court and the Hon'ble High Court Shall be strictly followed with regarded to the reservation of seats in admission.
14- The following special considerations shall be applicable to candidates who are required to appear in the Admission Test and having so appeared have scored not less than the qualifyi9njg marks thereat and /or otherwise eligible for admission to the same under the Ordinance and these Regulations.
Admission Under PH Category Admission Shall be done as per University of Allahabad rules.
15- A person who has appeared for the qualifying examination of this University or any other University for the academic session immediately preceding that for which admissions are to be made, shall be considered for admission only if he has become eligible on the date he has been asked to report. If he fails to present a valid marksheet issued by the University on the reporting date., his candidature will not be considered. No provisional marksheet shall be accepted.
Provided that if a person who has passed the qualifying examination but has applied for second examination, obtains marks which are less than the marks required for becoming eligible, he shall forefeit his claim to remain a student and his admission shall stand cancelled.
16- (a) The acceptance of the Form of a candidate shall be provisional and shall not give him any guarantee or right of admission.
(b) The place of a candidate in the order of merit for the teacher education course shall be modified in case of any error in the calculation of his computed marks, and the admission of a candidate who is excluded from the said order of merit as a result of the rectification of his computed marks shall be cancelled.
(c) The instructions regarding the enrolment of admitted candidates in the teacher education courses and the other procedures for failure to comply with the said instructions, shall be issued by the Board and shall be binding on the admitted candidates.
17- (a) A candidate appearing in the Admission Test who during the course thereof-
(i) is found to be in possession of or with immediate access to, any material relevant to the subject matter of the admission test including one or more hand written or hand drawn , typed, printed, reprographed or photographed sheets of paper or books or parts thereof, or devices capable of communicating any information. or any inscription on his table or chair or proximate space or on any document or object with him or on any part of his body or clothes.
(ii) engages in any verbal or other communication with (or obtains any material referred to in subclause (i) from any other candidate or person within or outside the hall or place where he is seated for the Admission Test or fails to comply with authoritative instructions. or initiates or participates in any intimidatory, violent or other conduct or activity which disturbs or disputes the process of the Admission Test There or at other places.
(iii) fails to surrender his answer booklet for the admission test to the authorised person at the specified time or tampers with the same or appropriates or (during the said course or thereafter) substitutes (or causes to be appropriated or substituted) any such answer booklet (including his own).
(iv) arranges for (or causes) any other person to appear in his place in the admission test:
shall be charged appropriately for resort to unfair means/practices thereat in accordance with the procedure laid down in this regard by the Board and shall be dealt with under the provisions of clause (b).
(b) A candidate charged with resort to unfair means/practice (s) under clause (a) shall forfeit his claim for being considered for admission to the course if found guilty as charged for a greater degree of any of the offences specified in clause (a), shall be given punishment in accordance with the schedule of penalities laid down by the board, ranging from department from admissions in the University or any Institute or Associated/Constituent college thereof for one of more years or for ever.
The syllabus for the four core courses is as follows :
Course A : Education In Emerging Indian Society.
1- Emerging Indian Society : Its nature, internal and external and external forces impinging on the society.
2- Concept of Education : Meaning of education, Types of education, Formal, Informal and Non formal, Agencies of education.
3- Aims of Education : Various aims of education in the context of emerging Indian society-democratic socialism, national integration, secularism, awareness of human rights and rights of children, development of national values, and international understanding.
4- Philosophical Foundations of Education: Essential features of naturalistic, pragmatic and realistic approaches and their educational implications.
5- Educational Thinkers: Educational ideas of tagore, Gandhiji, Sri Aurobindo and Zakir Hussain.
6- Historical Foundations of Indian Education: Education in Vedic, Buddhistic, Medieval and British Period.
7- Culture, Social mobility and modernization: Their nature, their impact on education, role of education in social reconstruction.
8- Social change and socialization : Their concepts, factors influencing social change, education for social change and socialization.
9- Development of secondary education in post independence period: Present status, Major recommendations of Mudaliar and Kothari Commissions, National Policy on Education (1986), Acharya Ramanurti and Janardan Reddy Committee.
10- Problems in secondary education: Problems of vocationalization, nationalization, equality of educational opportunities, diversification of curriculum, distance education.
Course B : Psychology of Teaching and Learning
1- Developmental Characteristics of secondary school students: Characteristics of cognitive, social, moral and emotional develop-ment.
2- Mental Health and adjustment ; Characteristics of a mentally healthy student, principles of mental health, threats to adjustment, behavior problems of learners, adjustment mechanism.
3- Intelligence and Personality : Meaning, nature and Theories.
4- Learning: Nature of learning, Theories of learning-trial and error, classical and operant conditioning, insight; Factors influencing learning-factors related to task, learner, teacher, parents, school facilities and conditions; Transfer of learning-Concept, theories and factors influencing it.
5- Motivation, Memory and Creativity : Nature of motivation, role of motivation in learning, strategies for motivating learners; Meaning and nature to memory, causes of forgetting; Nature of creativity, difference between intelligence and creativity, teaching strategies for fostering creativity.
6- Process of teaching: Meaning, phasees and levels of teaching, Basic teaching model, Communication process meaning, factors affecting it, means of communication.
7- Teaching skills: Skills of introducing a lesson, questioning, stimulus variation, illustration, explanation, closure, reinforcement, demonstration; Microteaching and skill integration.
8- Guidance and COI. selling: Their meaning, Types of guidance, educational, vocational and personal; Need of guidance; Types of counseling-directive and non directive; Minimum guidance pro gramme for a secondary school.
9- Group dynamics : Meaning, Class as a group, social interaction, Leadership styles and strategies for developing leadership Quality.
10- Children with special needs: Intensification of gifted, mentally retarded, delinquent and handicapped children, special versus inclusive education.
Course C-: Curriculum Development and Educational Evaluation
1- Educational objectives : Classification, writing them in the terms of behavioral outcomes.
2- Curriculum : Its meaning, difference from syllabus, types of curriculum.
3- Curriculum development : A historical perspective
4- Approach to curriculum development : Curriculum designs, principles of curriculum construction steps in the process of curriculum development. Organization of Curriculum : Selection of Curriculum experiences and objectives, sequencing of curriculum, curriculum integration.
5- Professional support for curriculum development: Role of NCERT,CBSE,SCERT AND SIES: preparing cumculum hand books. modules, source materials and innovative instructional material; Text books-their types, features, role in learning and evaluation of textbooks.
6- Evaluation: Concept of evaluation and measurement, Types of evaluation formative and summative, Present examination system at secondary level its strengths and weaknesses, Examination reforms, Characteristics of a good measuring tool-objectivity, usability, reliability, validity and norms.
7- Testing achievement: Process of evaluation; Characteristics of a good achievement test; Types of achievement tests-criterion referenced vs. norm referenced, teacher made vs. standardized; Types of test items-objective type, essay type and short answer type; Construction of achievement test.
8- Tools for measuring intelligence, creativity, aptitude, interest and personality of learners.
9- Non testing techniques for evaluation Observation, Rating scale, Interview, Sociometry, Projective technique;
10- Statistics: Meaning of Statistics, graphical presentation of data histogram, frequency polygon, bar graph, pie graph and ogive; measure of Central tendency- mean median and mode: Their use and computation; Measures of variability Computation of standard deviation and percentiles; Properties and uses of normal probability curve; Calculation of T,Z and stanine scores; Grading system.
Course D: School Management and Action Research
1- School management and supervision: Concept and functions of School management, concept and techniques of school supervision.
2- School plant: School building-its site, types and construction, light and ventilation in classroom, furniture and its impact on posture.
3- School personnel: Qualities and roles of principal and teacher, procedure for recruitment of principals and teachers, code of professional conduct for teachers.
4- Organisation of school activities : Time table need types and principles of construction it ; cocurricular activities; importance, types and organisation.
5- Institutional planning and finance: Concept and process of institutional planning, school records, school finance-sources of income and items of expenditure.
6- Concept of action research: Meaning of action research, difference from fundamental research.
7- Problem for action research: Need of action research, identification and evaluation of problems for action research.
8- Hypotheses: Their nature, Need and formulation.
9- Research design: Need and types of research designs for conducting action research.
10- Report writing: Characteristics of a good research report.