MSc admissions

Application Process

The entrance exam (COGJET) for admission to M.Sc. Cognitive Science at CBCS, University of Allahabad will be conducted jointly with Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur.

Admission Process for 2018

For downloading and submitting application form, please see ***.


Last date for Submission of Application :

Entrance Test Date : February 16, 2018

Test date: Sat. 17th Feburary 2018, 10.00-12.00 and 14.00-16.00.

Test fee: Rs.500/- for SC/ST, OBC (Non-creamy layer), female, PwD; Rs.750/- for all others. The test fee is non-refundable.

Test venues (tentative): New Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Hyderabad, Bengaluru, Guwahati, Gandhinagar, Jaipur, Kanpur, Allahabad

Test structure: The test is divided into two parts. Part I is a multiple choice aptitude test. Part II has two sections: i) elementary maths and basics of computation, ii) elementary psychology and basics of hypothesis testing. All candidates must answer both parts. For details see the COGJET-2018 website.

Number of Seats: 23

Admission will be based on combined performance in both parts.

Admission Eligibility: Students who are appearing in final year / have completed a Bachelors degree in Cognitive Science or related disciplines including Psychology, Neurosciences, Bio-sciences or Life Sciences, Linguistics, Mathematics, Physics, Engineering (Computer Science, Electrical, ECE, etc), and Medicine.

Students should have at least 55% (for General) at the Undergraduate level (50% for OBC/SC/ST) for appearing in the entrance exam.

Reservation: Seats shall be reserved for certain categories of candidates in all subjects/courses for which the Admission Test has been held, in accordance with the provisions of the following sub-paragraphs:

  • Seats in each subject-course will be reserved for candidates belonging to the Scheduled Castes (SC) category, the Scheduled Tribes (ST) category and Other Backward Classes (OBCs):
  1.  For candidates belonging to SC category: 15%
  2.  For candidates belonging to ST category: 7.5%
  3.  For candidates belonging to OBCs category: 27% for the current session as per THE CENTRAL EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION (Reservation in Admission) ACT, 2006 and also as per the letter of the Ministry of the Human Resource Development regarding implementation of Reservation in Admission in respect of persons belonging to Socially and Educationally Backward Classes (OBCs).
  • The notifications / executive instructions of the Government of India, the regulations/ norms issued by the University Grants Commission (UGC) and the directions/ observations (if any) of the Hon’ble Supreme Court and the Hon’ble High Court shall be strictly followed with regard to the reservation of seats in admission.
  • In case the seats reserved for candidates belonging to ST category remain vacant on account of the non-availability of candidates, such vacant seats shall be adjusted with the seats reserved for candidates belonging to SC category.
  • In case the seats reserved for candidates belonging to SC category remain vacant on account of the non-availability of candidates, such vacant seats shall be adjusted with the unreserved (general) seats.
  • Only such candidates shall be eligible for admission on the reserved seats as have mentioned their category of the concerned reserved category in the Application Form.
  • Three percent of approved seats in each subject or course shall be reserved for Physically Challenged (Orthopaedically challenged 1%, Blind 1% and Hearing impairments 1%).
  • Entries made by the candidate in the Form shall be considered final, and no subsequent request for change(s) or modification(s) in the same shall be entertained.


If you want any information or have any problem/clarification, please mail to (Mr. Puneet Kumar) or call on 09005591336.

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