‘I am a student of B.Sc. Chemistry Second Year. I would like to study M.Sc. Chemistry in Central University (HCU). And I would like to work in labs. So please tell me how to prepare for the entrance exam?’ This is a query posed by a student from Ahmedabad recently. Fine, there are no hard and fast methodologies for preparation for any entrance examination. You have to chalk out your own strengths and weaknesses. Old question papers of the University will help you in this process.
Hyderabad Central University, Andhra Pradesh popular as HCU, conducts objective multiple choice entrance exam and Interview for admission to M.Sc. Chemistry. Written test will consist of two parts. Questions will be asked from Chemistry and Mathematics. Chemistry questions will be in the standard of Graduation and Math questions will test basic mathematical skills of the candidates. There will be negative marking for wrong answers. So, better avoid questions which you are not sure of correct answer. The two parts of the exam are:
1. Part – I: There will be 25 questions
2. Part- II: There will be 75 questions
Try to collect as many old / previous year question papers as possible to understand the level of the examination. And also have an idea of marks distribution for various topics of the subject and prepare accordingly in the respective areas. Previous year papers are also made available on the university website www.uohyd.ernet.in