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AU-PGAT 2024: Complete Guide to Postgraduate Admissions

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The Allahabad University Post Graduate Admission Test (AU-PGAT) 2024 is your gateway to a variety of postgraduate programs at Allahabad University. If you’re aiming to further your education with a Master’s degree, understanding the AU-PGAT process is crucial.

This guide covers everything you need to know about AU-PGAT 2024, from important dates and eligibility criteria to the application process and exam details.

Important Dates for AU-PGAT 2024

Mark your calendars with these crucial dates:

Key Information about AU-PGAT 2024

Course-wise Eligibility for AU-PGAT 2024

The eligibility criteria for different postgraduate (PG) courses are specific to each program. Here’s a detailed breakdown:

General Eligibility Criteria

  • Educational Qualification: Candidates must have passed or appeared in the final year of their qualifying graduation level exam (B.A., B.Sc., B.Com. degree courses of three years) from the University of Allahabad or any other university recognized by the University Grants Commission (UGC) or an equivalent examination recognized by Allahabad University.

Specific Eligibility Criteria for Different PG Courses

  1. Master of Arts (M.A.):
    • Subject Candidates: Must have studied the subject in the third year of their graduation.
    • Non-Subject Candidates: Can apply for subjects like English, Hindi, Medieval and Modern History, Political Science, Ancient History, Education, and Philosophy even if they have not studied them in the third year, provided they indicate them in the form at a proper place. Non-subject candidates do not have to appear for PGAT.
  2. Master of Commerce (M.Com.):
    • Candidates must have a B.Com. degree or equivalent qualification.
    • Candidates can indicate their choice for admission in two M.A. subjects for which they are eligible as non-subject candidates but must appear in only the commerce subject.
  3. Master of Science (M.Sc.):
    • Subject Candidates: Must have studied the relevant science subject in the third year of their graduation.
    • Non-Subject Candidates: Can apply for Statistics if they had Mathematics and Statistics at the graduation level or had studied Economics at least up to B.A. Part II.
  4. Economics:
    • Candidates must have studied Economics/Mathematics/Statistics as one of the subjects at least up to B.Sc./B.A. Part II.
  5. Sociology and Psychology:
    • Non-subject candidates can apply if they have scored at least 60% in any stream at graduation.
  6. Statistics:
    • Non-subject candidates can apply if they had Mathematics and Statistics at the graduation level or had studied Economics as a subject at least up to B.A. Part II.

Application Fees for AU-PGAT 2024

The application fees for AU-PGAT 2024 vary based on the candidate’s category and the specific courses they are applying for:

  1. General Category and OBC/EWS Candidates:
    • PGAT / LLB 3 Years Course: INR 1000
    • Other Courses (e.g., MA, M.Com, M.Sc., etc.): INR 1600
  2. SC/ST Candidates:
    • PGAT / LLB 3 Years Course: INR 500
    • Other Courses (e.g., MA, M.Com, M.Sc., etc.): INR 800
  3. Other Courses:
    • For general category students, the application fee is INR 600.
    • For all other categories, the application fee is INR 300.

These fees are to be paid online through Net Banking, Credit, or Debit Card during the application process.

Note that the application fee is non-refundable, so ensure all details are correct before submitting the form.

How to Apply for AU-PGAT 2024

Follow these steps to successfully complete your application for AU-PGAT 2024:

  1. Visit the Official Website:
  2. Navigate to the Application Section:
    • From the home page, click on ‘AU Admissions 2024’.
    • Select the PGAT 2024 option and proceed further.
  3. Fill the Application Form:
    • Complete the application form by entering all the required details.
    • Upload your photograph and signature as per the specified format and size.
  4. Submit the Form:
    • After filling in all the details and uploading the necessary documents, click on the submit button.
    • Preview the application form to ensure all details are correct before final submission.
  5. Payment of Application Fee:
    • After submitting the form, you will be directed to the payment page.
    • Choose the payment method (Net Banking, Credit Card, or Debit Card) and complete the payment process.
  6. Confirmation and Printout:
    • After successful payment, your application form will be complete.
    • It is advisable to take a printout of the successfully submitted application form for future reference.

Exam District Details for AU-PGAT 2024

The AU-PGAT 2024 will be conducted in both online and offline modes across various exam districts. Here are the details:

Online Mode Exam Centers

  • Bhopal
  • Kolkata
  • Patna
  • Thiruvananthapuram

Hybrid Mode (Online and Offline) Exam Centers

  • New Delhi
  • Lucknow
  • Prayagraj
  • Gorakhpur
  • Varanasi
  • Kanpur
  • Bareilly

These centers ensure flexibility for candidates, accommodating their preferences for the mode of examination.

Total Seats in AU-PGAT 2024

The total number of seats available for various postgraduate courses through AU-PGAT 2024 is as follows:

  • University Campus: 4203 seats
  • Constituent Colleges: 5264 seats
  • Total Seats: 9467 seats

These seats are distributed across different postgraduate programs such as M.A., M.Com., M.Sc., LL.B., LL.M., B.Ed., M.Ed., MBA, and various professional courses under the Integrated Professional Studies (IPS) category.

Courses Offered

Allahabad University offers a variety of postgraduate courses through AU-PGAT, including M.A., M.Com, M.Sc., LLM, MBA, and other professional courses.

Distribution of Seats Among Different Campuses

Here is the detailed distribution of seats for some of the courses:

  • Apply Online: Direct Link for registration page.
  • PGAT-2024 Correction(s) Application Form: Direct Link of the form.

Contact Information

For any queries or assistance, candidates can contact the helpdesk at or call 8303249416, 9324904891.

This comprehensive guide ensures that prospective candidates are well-informed about the AU-PGAT 2024 application process, important dates, eligibility criteria, fees, exam centers, and seat distribution.

Good luck with your application, and we hope to see you at Allahabad University!

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