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AMU Entrance Exam M.A. (Psychology) 2020 Notification, Exam Dates, Admit Card, Exam Pattern, Counselling

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AMU Entrance Exam M.A. (Psychology) 2020 Exam - Dates, Registration, Eligibility, Syllabus, Exam Pattern

Aligarh Muslim University Entrance Exam Master of Arts (Psychology) 2020 or AMU Entrance Exam M.A. (Psychology) 2020 is the entrance examination for admission to M.A. (Psychology). AMU Entrance Exam M.A. (Psychology) 2020 is conducted by Aligarh Muslim University.

The exam is in written mode. The duration of the exam will be 120 minutes. It is being conducted in English language. The result date will be announced later.

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AMU Entrance Exam M.A. (Psychology) 2020 Conducting Body

Aligarh Muslim University

AMU Entrance Exam M.A. (Psychology) 2020 Eligibility Criteria

The minimum Academic Qualifications for AMU Entrance Exam M.A. (Psychology) 2020 required are that students should have passed B.A / B.Sc with not less than 55% marks in aggregate from a recognized university.

The student should not more than 27 years of age by July 1st in the year of admission.

AMU Entrance Exam M.A. (Psychology) 2020 Important Dates

Events Start Date Last Date
Application Form 14/08/2020 22/09/2020
Application Form With Late Fee - 30/09/2020
AMU Entrance Exam M.A. (Psychology) 2020 Exam Date Offline Dates
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AMU Entrance Exam M.A. (Psychology) 2020 Prospectus

AMU Entrance Exam M.A. (Psychology) 2020 Application Form

Application Form Fee

Last Date of Fee Submission Rs. 500/-
Last Date with Late Fee Rs. 800/-

Application Form Filling Instructions

Steps in Filling up the application form:

Step 1

  • Go to the Official site.

Step 2

  • Please go to the new candidate registration button and complete the registration process.
  • Candidate must provide Correct Name, Date of Birth, Mobile Number and Email Address as these details cannot be changed once the registration is complete.

Step 3

  • Candidate has to fill in the above mentioned details to receive the User ID and Password.
  • Candidate will receive the User ID on the registered email address and Password as SMS on the registered mobile number.

Step 4

  • Candidate can login with the User ID and Password to complete the application form for AMU Entrance Exam M.A. (Psychology) 2020.
  • For applying to the multiple courses Single Registration is sufficient.
  • Candidates are required to fill separate Application Forms for each course of study as detailed in this Guide. However, candidates should submit a single Application Form for courses for which a combined Test is to be conducted.

Step 5

  • Before completing the payment, the candidate can preview the application form and make any corrections, if required. Once the payment is done, no changes are allowed. Once done the candidate will agree to the declaration by ticking the appropriate box and submitting the form. The final application form should be printed and a copy kept with you. 

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General Instructions for filling up the Application Form

Students applying for the AMU Entrance Exam M.A. (Psychology) 2020 have to fill up the application form on the official site.

A student can submit the application for only once; multiple forms will be rejected. 

Application Forms shall be rejected if

  • Submitted incomplete.
  • Not submit on prescribed form.
  • Submitted without requisite fee.
  • Submitted after last date.

Requirements to be readied before you start filling up the Application Form of AMU Entrance Exam M.A. (Psychology) 2020.

  • PC or a Laptop with Internet connectivity
  • Qualification details
  • Scanned copy of each photograph in JPG or JPEG format (size between 20 KB and 200 KB).
  • Functional e-mail Id as all communication are made through email; Parents email id is recommended.
  • Mobile number as all information is sent through SMS too. Parents phone number can be used.
  • For online payments, usually a valid debit or credit card as well as Net B facility, UPI or PAYTM Service is a must.
  • Printer is required for keeping hard copies; if there is no printer, one can save the printouts, transfer them on to a pen drive and get it printed from a cyber-café.
  • It is recommended to download the information Bulletin Brochure and read it carefully so that you understand various requirements to fill up the form.
  • Candidates are not allowed to make any correction at a later stage after submission of an application. O correction is entertained via post, fax, email or by hand.

The Usual Steps in filling up the Online Application Form of the AMU Entrance Exam M.A. (Psychology) 2020.

  • Step - 1 : Students have register for Online Application Form. A login and Password are created.
  • Step - 2 : Student has to Complete the Application Form and its various sections
  • Step - 3 : Required documents in the form of Scanned Images of Candidate’s Photograph, Candidate’s Signature and Left Thumb Impression.
  • Step - 4 : Payments have to be made by Debit / Credit Card / Net Banking / UPI / PAYTM

AMU Entrance Exam M.A. (Psychology) 2020 Syllabus

Syllabus for AMU Entrance Exam AMU Entrance Exam M.A. (Psychology) 2020
The Questions for the test shall be based from a Common Syllabus as notified in the Prospectus or Information Brochure of AMU Entrance Exam M.A. (Psychology) 2020 as set by the Aligarh Muslim University. One is required to study according to the given Syllabus.

  • Nature and definitions; Fields: Basic and Applied
  • Methods: Experimental, Introspection and Observation
  • Variables: concept and typeTechniques to control confounding
  • variables: Randomizations, Elimination and Double blind technique


  • Basic concept of psychophysics, sensitivity, stimulus and differential threshold
  • point of subjective equality (PSE). Methods: method of limits, method of constant stimuli, method of average error
  • Signal Detection Theory: Sensitivity Vs Response criteria. 

Biological basis of behavior:

  • Receptor and Effector mechanisms;
  • Neural conduction mechanism; neurons, synapses, reflexes and the nerve impulse
  • Structure and Functions of Autonomic nervous system and Central nervous system

Biological basis of behavior

  • Receptor and Effector mechanisms
  • Neural conduction mechanism; neurons, synapses, reflexes and the nerve impulse
  • Structure and Functions of Autonomic nervous system and Central nervous system

Sensory-perceptual Process:

  • Concept of sensation and perception; Classification and attributes of sensation
  • Principals of perceptual organizations: Law of Proximity or Nearness, Law of Similarity, Law of Good Figure or Symmetry and Law of Continuity or  Common direction
  • Visual depth perception- monocular and binocular cues


  • Nature of attention, Concept and definition of Selective Attention and Sustained Attention
  • Factors influencing attention
  • Theories of attention: Filter Theory and Attenuation theory


  • Concept of Motivation
  • Process and characteristics of motivation
  • Types of Motivation: Biological and Social motives
  • Theories of Motivation: Maslow’s need hierarchy theory and Two-Factor theory, Frustration and conflict of motives


  • Concept and Aspects of Emotion
  • Theories of Emotion: James-Lange theory and Cannon Bard Theory

Social Perception and Cognition:

  • Perceiving ourself: self concept, self-esteem and self presentation
  • Perceiving others: Forming impressions, Role of verbal and nonverbal cues
  • Attribution: understanding the causes of others behavior; Attributional biases

Attitude and Prejudices 

  • Nature and determinants of attitude
  • Measurement of attitude: Likert and Thurstone Scales.
  • Nature of prejudice and Discrimination: its origin and control

 Group processes and Leadership:

  • Nature and Function of Group;
  • Task performance: Social facilitation and Social loafing; Conformity; factors affecting conformity, Group cohesiveness;
  • Leadership: definition, nature and function of Leadership, Types and qualities of Leadership. Theories of Leadership: Trait, situational and Interactional approach. 

 Nature and Criteria of Abnormality

  •  Nature and criteria of abnormal behavior,
  • Causes of Abnormal Behaviour: Biological, Psychological and Social
  • Approaches to study of abnormal behavior: Frued-level of consciousness, structure of personality, Psycho-sexual development. Defence mechanism. Jung-Personal and Collective unconsciousness, personality types. Adler-Striving for security, style of life

Anxiety Disorders:

  • Obsessive compulsive disorder and Generalized anxiety disorder; their symptoms and etiology
  • Somatoform Disorder: Hypochondriasis symptoms and major characteristics
  • conversion disorder: symptoms-sensory, motor, visceral
  • Mood disorders: general characteristics of depression and mania: chronic 
  • mood disorders: etiology- psychological and biological
  • Schizophrenia: clinical symptoms and etiology of Schizophrenia

 Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities:

  • Concept of mental retardation, levels and organic factors in mental retardation
  • Developmental disabilities: Autism: clinical picture and causal factor
  • Learning disabilities: Clinical picture and causal factor
  • Child Abuse: Causal factor and prevention

 Descriptive and Inferential Statistics:

  • Classification and tabulation of data: frequency distribution; Measures of central tendency
  • variability: computation of mean, median and mode. Meaning, uses and calculation of Standard deviation and variance. Graphical presentation of data
  • Correlation: meaning, assumption and types
  • Normal probability curve: nature, meaning, properties and uses, deviation from normal probability curve
  • Population and sampling: nature and types


  • Nature, Types and measurement of learning
  • Theories of Learning: Classical conditioning, Basic processes-Extinction, Spontaneous recovery
  • generalization and discrimination
  • Application of Classical conditioning: Phobias, drug dependence and taste aversion
  • Instrumental Conditioning: Operant conditioning, Avoidance conditioning and Escape conditioning. Transfer of Training: MethodsSpecific and non-specific Transfer

Memory and Forgetting:

  • Information processing model of memory: Sensory memory, Short term memory and Long term memory
  • Forgetting: concept and Theories of forgetting: Decay theory, Interference theory, Two factor theory of forgetting: response competition and unlearning with experimental evidences
  • Motivation theory of forgetting: repression with experimental studies.
  • Techniques for improving memory: Study habits, Mnemonic devices. 


  • Nature and significance of measurement, Distinction between assessment and measurement
  • Levels of measurement: Nominal, Ordinal, Interval and Ratio
  • Techniques of attitude measurement-Likert scale, Semantic differential scale, Thurstone scale and Guttman scale

Psychological Tests

  • Definition of Psychological test, Brief history of Psychological testing: test administration
  • Types of test: Group Vs Individual, Typical Vs Maximum performance tests, Objective Vs Projective tests, Speed Vs Power tests, limited response Vs Free response tests; Characteristics of tests


  • Nature and definitions of personality: Western and Eastern   perspective. Personality as a set of traits and as types
  • Biological basis of Personality: Role of genes and endocrine glands. Role of physical environment: Natural environment, Constructed environment and behavioural setting
  • Role of social and cultural environments: early social experiences and impact of parenting style. NatureNurture controversy: Historical background, relative importance of nature and nurture in personality development
  • Methods of personality assessment: Testing and observational method
  • Major theoretical approaches to the study of personality: Psychoanalytic approach (Freud’s view), Type approach (Jung’s view), New Fruedian approach, (Horney’s views), Trait Approach (Allport’s view)


  • Nature and development of self-concept
  • Theories of self comparison
  • Central theory of self regulation
  • Self-Discrepancy theory, Measurement of self-concept, changes in self-concept. Self-esteem: development and consequences of self-esteem


  • Determinants of Fatigue: Physiological, Psychological and Industrial Fatigue
  • Causes of Fatigue; controlling fatigue effects. 


The Subjects included for AMU Entrance Exam M.A. (Psychology) 2020 are :

  • Psychology
  • Psychophysics
  • Biological basis of behavior
  • Sensory-perceptual Process
  • Attention
  • Motivation
  • Emotion
  • Social Perception and Cognition
  • Attitude and Prejudices
  • Group processes and Leadership
  • Nature and Criteria of Abnormality
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities
  • Descriptive and Inferential Statistics
  • Learning
  • Memory and Forgetting
  • Measurement
  •  Psychological Tests
  •  Personality
  • Self-Concept
  • Fatigue

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AMU Entrance Exam M.A. (Psychology) 2020 Exam Day Instructions

Examination Day Instructions

Preparation for the Exam Day

  • The Admit card should be downloaded and printed Immediately.
  • A few copies of the Admit Card should be kept in reserve as these are also used at the time of admission and counselling.
  • Documents to be taken to the Exam centre should be kept ready.
  • Stationary related articles as mentioned should be kept ready.
  • Dress related details will also be provided in the prospectus as well as with the admit card and should be followed.
  • Items not to be taken to the Exam centre or barred should be noted.

Test Centre Details

  • The information of the Test centre allocated is provided along with admit card.
  • It includes the address of the centre.
  • One should locate the centre on Google Maps.
  • It is a good practice and strongly advised to visit the centre one day before to know about the time taken to reach the centre. By doing so one can reach well in time on the examination day. It prevents wastage of time trying to locate the centre and thus avoids the stress created, if the centre is not easy to find.

Examination Day Instructions:

Before entering the Exam Centre

  • Try to reach the exam centre one hour prior to the time advised in the admit card.
  • Before leaving for the site, please have a hearty breakfast or light lunch depending on the session. Drink plenty of fluids; as in summers dehydration can set in affecting your performance in the exam.
  • Have a cookie or a chocolate just before entering the centre; this prevents hypoglycaemia and thus helps you stay alert longer improving your results.
  • If it is a busy centre, then don’t wait till last for the entry and security check.
  • Centre will not allow you to enter after the stipulated time of closing the doors.
  • Admission to the Exam Centre is with the Admit Card; no candidates shall be admitted to the test without the production of the Admit Card at the Test Centre.
  • Usually no bags are allowed.
  • No eatables are allowed.
  • No communication equipment such as mobile phones / pager/ wireless set, scanner, camera or any such electronic / digital gadget etc are allowed in the exam centre; carrying one will lead to disqualification.
  • Calculators are not allowed in the exam.

After entering the centre

  • Once candidates enter the centre, they should locate their designated hall and seat.
  • If mentioned, candidates will be hand frisked as well as photographed or video graphed before entering the centre
  • After all the formalities, candidates should enter the allotted hall and take the designated seat.
  • No candidate shall be allowed to leave the examination hall/room before the expiry of half of the time allotted for the respective paper.
  • For Objective Type question papers, rough work is to be done in the space provided for this purpose. No rough work is allowed on the OMR Answer Sheet under any situation.
  • Questions have to be answered on the answer sheet only.
  • Copying, use of unfair means of any kind, talking, asking questions from other candidates or borrowing of material inside the Test Centre is strictly prohibited.
  • The candidates are to return their OMR answer-sheets and the question paper in full to the Centre Superintendent. Tearing or taking away of the question paper is not allowed failing which the candidates shall be disqualified from the entire Entrance Test.
  • Smoking is a not allowed.
  • Misbehaviour of any kind can lead to expulsion of the candidate.
  • Caught copying helping in copying will mean cancellation of the answer sheet / cancellation of the candidature.
  • Marking the answer sheet or question paper in any way will also lead to cancellation of the exam for that candidate.

Examination Day Dress Code

The AMU Entrance Exam M.A. (Psychology) 2020  Admit Card can be collected from the handling Office 1 - 2 days before the scheduled date of test.

The admit card of AMU Entrance Exam M.A. (Psychology) 2020 contains lot of information including

  • Roll Number
  • Name and place along with the address of the Exam or Test centre
  • Date of the Exam, which is June 14.
  • Session of the exam.
  • Timings of the exam; exam starts at 12:00 pm.
  • Entry in to the exam centre starts at 11 : 45 am.
  • Photo to be fixed on the admit card, if required
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