Research Scholars admission test
The written test will be of two hours duration, and it will have two sections.
The first section will test scientific literacy, technical comprehension, and quantitative reasoning skills. Questions in this section will be from a range of areas, including general knowledge, social sciences and humanities.
The second section will test the ability to apply scientific knowledge, analyse patterns of information, and use logical inferences. This section will have questions from areas of Physics, Mathematics, Astronomy and Social Science including Education, testing the candidate's ability to apply concepts, and reason with concepts, in these subjects. You are expected to answer a reasonable fraction of the questions, though perhaps not all the questions asked in this section.
The standard of the questions will be at the level of up to CBSE Std. XII in the concerned subjects.
Candidates who pass the written test will be required to appear for an interview. The final selection will be based on the performance in the interview alone.
The candidates are requested to submit the answer to the question given below (not more than 300 words) along with the application. Those who are submitting the form online will be able to do so in the online application system. Those who are sending the application by post must include the answer on a separate page along with the filled application. This writeup will be accessed by the screening committee and will be used as an important criteria for screening.
Question: Describe briefly any research topic of your interest in science, mathematics or technology education. Provide arguments for why that research is important, and outline the possible educational outcomes of the research you have described.