M.Phil. Entrance Examination (MET) 2019


Date for displaying the list of candidates called for MET 2019 written test and/or interview

17 May 2019

Date of MET 2019 written test and/or interview

26, 27 and 28 June 2019

Declaration of results

4 July 2019 (first offer list)

15 July 2019 (second offer list, if any)

Payment of fees

4-13 July 2019 (for first offer list candidates

15-21 July 2019 (for second offer list candidates)

Orientation and registration programme

22-24 July 2019

Instruction begins

29 July 2019

Structure of MET Question Paper

  Candidates appearing for MET have to answer a three-­hour Question Paper, which carries 100 marks. The general structure of the question paper is as follows:


Section A: This part carries 20 marks; it is of a general nature and is designed to assess the candidate’s knowledge of vocabulary in English and reasoning abilities such as comprehension, analysis, evaluation, interpretation of graphs, understanding of the structure of arguments, discerning deductive and inductive generalizations, logical consistency, evaluating classifications and definitions, and mathematical reasoning.

The assessment of this part is through objective type questions with negative marking for wrong answers. Note that if more questions than required are attempted, the first required number of answers only would be counted.

 Section B: Objective type questions of 20 marks (with negative marking for wrong answers); only the first required number of questions would be counted if more than required number is attempted. This section needs to assess the candidates’ general knowledge and knowledge of social sciences topics.


In this part, knowledge in Social Science subjects and interface areas is assessed through a sufficient number of options in the following sections:

Section A: Short notes of 30 marks.

Section B: Essay type questions of 30 marks.

Syllabus for Paper II of MET Question Paper: 

Students of Social Science subjects are expected to have in-depth knowledge in  

  1. theoretical and applied literature in their respective disciplines at Masters’ level

  2. in interdisciplinary areas encompassing development issues. The Syllabus is of the same level as that of the UGC-­JRF Test for the Arts and Social Science Streams.

  3. Students belonging to disciplines other than the Social Sciences are expected to be knowledgeable in topics such as :­

    1. Methods and Techniques of Social Science Research, and

    2. Psycho-sociological/ Politico-economic/ Environmental/ Technological aspects of Development and Planning/ Historical and contemporary issues in development.

Examination Centre

Indian Institute of Technology Bombay­-400076

General Instructions 

  1. The candidates are advised to occupy their seats 20 minutes in advance before the examination commences. Candidates are not allowed to appear for written examination after 30 minutes of commencement of examination. Candidates will not be allowed to leave the examination Hall within the first 60 minutes.

  2. The Admit Card must be presented for verification at the time of examination.

  3. Non­programmable calculators are permitted. Exchange of calculator is strictly prohibited. Candidates have to bring their own calculators, if they want to use them.

  4. Adoption of any kind of unfair means at the examination will render the applicant liable to disqualification.

  5. Candidates appearing for MET 2019 will be provided hostel accommodation.

  6. Candidates eligible for Special Assistance (PwD) will be provided one hour extra for examination and Scribes/assistants as required.