Application Form for MSc in Cognitive Science is available
Students who have completed a Bachelors degree in Behavioural/Cognitive Science or related disciplines including Psychology, Neuroscience, Biosciences, Mathematics, Physics, Engineering, Medicine, etc. are eligible to apply for admission to the Master programme.
Students should have at least 55% (for General) at the Undergraduate level (50% for OBC/SC/ST) for appearing in the entrance exam. A written entrance test followed by interview is conducted for the purpose of selection.
The interview and the written test assess the student's capability for carrying out independent research and a flair for studying cognition.
The written test and interview is held in June/July every year.
Admission is based on the student's performance in the written test, interview and the bachelor degree.
Fellowships of 3,000 INR/month are also awarded to the selected candidates based on merit.
Download the Application Form and send the filled form along with the draft to the Head, Centre of Behavioural and Cognitive Sciences, Senate Hall Campus, University of Allahabad, Allahabad 211002.
The completed Application Form must be delivered in the CBCS Office on or before May 15, 2011.
Entrance Exam for MSc admissions will be held on June 11, 2010
Application Fees :
For outstation candidates (those applying from outside of Allahabad): 550 INR
For local candidates (those applying from Allahabad): 500 INR
Note : Payment is accepted only through Demand Drafts. Draft to be drawn in favor of 'CBCS' payable at Allahabad.
Entrance Test Syllabus and pattern
Duration : 3 hours
Test centers : Allahabad, Bangalore, Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata
The Test will consists of two Sections. The first Section will consist of objective questions and will cover the following areas:
A. English Comprehension
B. General Reasoning
C. Numerical Ability
D. Principles of Computing
E. Principles of Cognitive Psychology and Neuroscience
The second Section will consist of descriptive long answer type questions in the areas of Cognitive Psychology, Computer Science, Linguistics, Neuroscience and Philosophy.
Principles of Cognitive Psychology and Neuroscience
Perceptual processes, object recognition, attention, working memory, long-term memory, different types of long-term memory, mental imagery, language comprehension and production, language development, problem solving, decision making and cognitive development.
Structure of neurons, glial cells, action potential, synapse, synaptic transmission, neurotransmitters, anatomical organization of the nervous system, sensory systems, neural basis of learning and memory.
Sample Questions for Master Programme Entrance Test
Objective type questions
English Comprehension: Fill in the blanks
1. It does not _________who wins the war because everything that comes in the way of the advancement of ________ will come to an end.
(a) Care …… science (b) decide ….nations (C) matter ….. humanity (d) important …..civilization
2. What is the greatest 3-digit figure, which is a full square and may be divisible by 10, 15, or 25?
(a) 256 (b) 400 (c) 625 (d) 900
3. If DOCTOR is coded as FQEVQT, then PATIENT will be coded as?
(a) OZSHDMS (b) QBUJFOU (c) RCVKGPV (d) SDWLHQW
Principles of Computing
4. The decimal number 65535 is represented in hexadecimal as:
(a) oxFFFF (b) oxFFF (c) oxFFFFF (d) oxFFFFFF
Principles of Psychology and Neuroscience
5. Which one of the following is not correctly paired?
(a) Hypothalamus - Drives (b) Limbic System - Neural control of emotions (c) Spinal Cord - Reflexes (d) Parietal lobe - Hearing
Descriptive Answer - type questions (300-400 words)
1. Is thought possible without language? Comment.
2. Discuss in brief, the process of neural transmission?
3. Discuss different types of memory in humans.
Entrance Exam for MSc admissions will be held on June 11, 2011
An Interview is conducted for applicants who qualify the written test (in the month of July). The interview is both technical and personal.
Train ticket (II sleeper non AC) by the shortest route from your residence to Allahabad, which is refundable by the Centre on production of original (used)/photocopy of the unused train/Bus tickets on the date of Interview (if he/she called for the Interview).
About Allahabad University
Allahabad University is a premier Central University located in Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh. Its origins lie in the Muir Central College, named after Lt. Governor of North-Western Provinces, Sir William Muir in 1876, who suggested the idea of a Central University at Allahabad, which later evolved to the present University, and at one point it was even called, the "Oxford of the East", and on June 24, 2005 its Central University status was restored through the 'University Allahabad Act, 2005', of the Parliament of India.
The foundation stone of the Muir Central College, was laid by Governor-General of India, Lord Northbrook on December 9, 1873. The College was named after Sir William Muir, Lt. Governor of United Province, who was instrumental in its foundation. The building was designed by William Emerson, who also designed Victoria Memorial in Kolkata and Crawford Market in Mumbai in a unique combination of Indo-Saracenic, Egyptian and Gothic styles.
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