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Selection Procedure

Selection Procedure Assessment for Selection (Total Marks 150)

The selection procedure will be held at the Centre for Studies in Rural Development – Institute of Social Work and Research, Ahmednagar. Those satisfying the eligibility requirements will be assessed for selection through the following.

(a) Academic Background: Academic background is considered for the selection of the candidates. Academic performance is verified during the interview. However, high academic achievement is not the only criterion on which the candidate will be selected.

(b) Written Test (50 Marks) : The written test will be for 50 marks out of which 35 marks are for objective type questions on general awareness, social awareness, current affairs, science, technology, and health awareness, logical reasoning, and English language proficiency and 15 marks for writing an essay  on contemporary social issues / problem. The written test (WT) aims at assessment of knowledge about contemporary issues in the field and sensitivity to social issues, expressed through written analysis in English/Hindi/Marathi. The test also aims at assessing candidates’ knowledge of English which is the medium of instruction of MSW course. For sample Question paper, click here (MSW Entrance Test 2017 sample paper)

(c) Group Discussion (30 marks):  Those candidates who qualify at the written test shall be called for Group discussion and panel interview. The purpose of Group Discussion is determining a candidate’s ability to effectively communicate and also to asses his/her ability to express opinion on any social issues and contribute their ideas towards a meaningful group discussion. Every candidate will be participating group discussion in a group of 10 – 12 candidates. Time allotted will be 40 minutes.

(d) Personal Interview (70 Marks): The purpose of personal Interview is to find out the candidate’s interest in and aptitude for social work, experience of helping people etc. Candidates are interviewed based on the details mentioned in application form and autobiographical statement written during the written test. The candidate is expected to be acquainted with the program for which he/she has applied for, as questions may be asked on the topic during the personal interview.

ANNOUNCEMENT OF SELECTION The list of candidates selected will be displayed on the Institute’s notice board and website. It is the responsibility of the candidate to find out whether he/she has been selected or not. Results can also be confirmed telephonically on 0241-2346328 The MSW Programmes will commence as per schedule enclosed After Selection Formalities Acceptance Letter: An acceptance letter should be obtained, signed and returned to the Office Superintendent as per the prescribed date, if admission is accepted.

Verification of Original Documents: The verification of original documents will be carried out between prescribed date, from 10.30 a.m. to 1.00 p.m. and from 2.30 p.m. to 4.30 p.m. The selected candidates must produce the following documents for verification, in original, at the time of admission. If a candidate has submitted his/her original documents like certificates, mark-sheet, etc. to a College/University for re-evaluation or for any other purpose, he/she is required to produce a letter from the college/ University authority addressed to the Director of the Institute clearly indicating that the candidate’s original documents, as stated above, have been retained by the college/ University for a specific purpose.

Payment of Fees: The full fees and deposits of the first year should be paid in Bank through Challan obtained from the office, or by a Demand Draft drawn in favor of Director, CSRD, Ahmednagar payable at Ahmednagar. The candidates are required to submit the cash or demand draft of the requisite amount towards first year fees and deposits at the time of verification of original documents. Otherwise, the admission will be treated as automatically cancelled. Bank timings are 10.30 to 3.00 p.m.

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