Andhra University, School of Distance Education has issued Entrance Test cum Admission Notification 2020. Andhra University invites applications from the eligible candidates for admission into MBA and MCA course through the School of Distance Education,AU for the academic year 2020. Applications are invited for admission into MBA (Marketing/Finance/HRM) both 3-year and 2-year streams, MBA Hospital Administration and MCA courses through School of Distance Education, Andhra University for the Academic Year 2020 from fresh and in service candidates with Il class in graduation (45 % in case of SC/ST candidates). Candidates, who qualified in ICET 2020 are also eligible to seek admission into these courses.

The test is designed to measure the candidate’s ability to think systematically, to employ the verbal and mathematical skills and to assess his/her aptitude for admission into MBA / MCA Programme. The Test emphasies accuracy. Therefore, the candidate is required to go through the instructions carefully. This is an objective type test and the questions are of multiple choice. Out of the given options, the candidate has to choose the correct answer. If the Candidate gives more than one answer to any question, such answers will be ignored while awarding marks.

**Exam Pattern: **

The test consists of 200 questions of 1 mark each in the following topics:

Section-A : Analytical Ability No. of Questions

i. Problem Solving 55

ii. Data Sufficiency 20

Section-B : Mathematical Ability

i. Arithmetical Ability 35

ii. Algebrical and Geometrical Ability 30

iii. Statistical Ability 10

Section-C : Communication Ability

i. Vocabulary 10

ii. Business and Computer Technology 10

iii. Functional Grammer 15

iv. Reading Comprehension 15

Total 200

**Important Instructions to Candidates :**

1. Candidates are directed to carry to the examination hall the following:

a) Ball Point Pen (Blue or Black)

b) One or Two HB Pencils

c) Eraser (Rubber) and

d) Sharpener.

2. Besides the items listed above, the candidate should not bring any other material including the instructions booklet into examination hall. Candidates should not bring Papers, Cell Phones etc., into the examination hall. Any candidate found in possession of any forbidden material, will be sent out of the examination hall.

3. Candidates must remain seated in their alloted places till the completion of the examination. In no case they will be allowed to leave the examination hall till the end of the examination. Before leaving the examination hall, the candidates must return to the invigilator both the question paper booklet and the Answer Sheet.

4. Every candidate appearing for Entrance Test shall be provided with a specially designed return answer sheet on which the candidate has to mark the answers and other relevant data. The method of marking the answers is illustrated in this section.

5. Candidates shall read carefully the instructions before starting to answer the questions.

6. The question paper booklet given to the candidate shall consist of 200 multiple choice type questions in three different sections with four responses given to each question, out of which only one response is correct for the given question. Candidates shall mark the correct answer in answer sheet. DURATION OF THE TEST : 2 1/2 HOURS (150 MINUTES)

**SYLLABUS AND MODEL QUESTION PAPERS**

Section – A : Analytical Ability : 75 Questions (75 Marks)

1. Data Sufficiency : 20 Questions (20 Marks)

A question is given followed by data in the form of two statements labelled as I and II. If the data given in I alone is sufficient to answer the question then choice (1) is the correct answer. If the data given in II alone is sufficient to answer the question choice (2) is the correct answer. If both I and II put together are sufficient to answer the question but neither statement alone sufficient, then choice (3) is the correct answer. If both I and II put together are not sufficient to answer the question additional data is needed, then choice (4) is the correct answer.

Problem Solving 55 : Questions (55 Marks)

(a) Sequences and Series 25 : Questions (25 Marks)

Analogies of numbers and alphabets, completion of blank spaces following the pattern in a:b: :c:d relationship; odd thing out: missing number in a sequence or a series.

(b) Data Analysis : 10 Questions (10 Marks)

The data given in a Table, Graph, Bar diagram, Pie Chart, Venn Diagram or a passage is to be analysed and the questions pertaining to the data are to be answered.

Coding and Decoding Problems 10 : Questions (10 Marks)

A code pattern of English Alphabet is given. A given word or a group of letters are to be coded or decoded based on the given code or codes.

Date, Time & Arrangement Problems : 10 Questions (10 Marks)

Calender problems, Clock Problems, blood relationships, arrivals, departures and schedules: seating arrangements, symbol notation interpretation.

Section – B : Mathematical Ability : 75 Questions (75 Marks)

I. Arithmetical Ability : 35 Questions (35 Marks)

Laws of indices, ratio and proportion; surds; numbers and divisibility, 1.c.m. and g.c.d; Rational numbers,; Ordering; Percent Profit and loss; Partnerships, Pipes and cistems, time, distance and work problems, areas, and volumes, mensuration, Modular Arithmetical.

II. Algebrical and Geometrical Ability : 30 Questions (30 Marks)

Statements, Truth tables, implication, converse and inverse, Tautologies-Sets, Relations and functions,applications, Equation line in different forms. Trignometry – Trigonometric ratios, Trigonometric ratios of standard angles (00,300,450,600,900) Trignometric identities: simple problems on heights and distances Polynomials; Remainder theorem and consequences; equations and expressions; Progressions, Binomal Theorem, Matrices, Notion of a limit and derivative Plane geometry. Triangles, Quadrilaterals, Circles, Coordinate geometry-distance between points and

III. Statistical Ability : 10 Questions (10 Marks)

Frequency distributions, Mean, Median, Mode, Standard Deviation, Correlation, Simple Problems on Probability

Section-C : Communication Ability : 50 Questions (50 Marks)

Objectives of the Test :

Candidates will be assessed on their abiltiy to

1. Identify vocabulary used in the day-to-day communication.

2. Understand the functional use of grammer in day-to-day communication as well as in the business contexts.

3. Identify the basic terminology and concepts in computer and business contexts (letters, reports, memoranda, agenda, minutes etc.)

4. Understand written text and drawing inferences.

Part 1 : Vocabulary 10Q (10 M)

Part 2 : Business and computer terminology 10Q (10 M)

Part 3 : Functional Grammer

Part 4 : Reading Comprehension (3 Passages) 15Q (15 M)

**Instructions to Candidates:**

1. Candidates are advised to be present in the test hall 15 minutes before the commencement of the test.

2. Candidates will not be admitted to the Entrance Test after 30 minutes of the commencement of the test. Candidates once admitted will not be allowed to leave the hall till half-an-hour before the closing time of the entrance test.

3. Hall Ticket shall be produced at the gate of the test centre and also in the hall at the time of the test, failing which the candidate will not be allowed to appear for the Entrance test.

4. Please Note : Your Script Will Not Be Valued If You Write Any Irrelevant Matter Or Symbols, Including Religious Marks And Symbols, Prayers Or Any Communication Whatsoever, Anywhere, Either On The Cover Sheet Or Inside The Script.

5. Answer Must Be Written In Blue/Black Ink Fountain Or Ball Pen Only (Sketch Pen, Pencil Or Ink Or Any Other Colour Is Not Allowed)

6. Hall Ticket Must Be Preserved Till The Time Of Admission Of The Course.

7. No. T.A. and D.A. will be paid for any journey undertaken by the candidate for the Entrance test.

8. Adoption of any kind of unfair means at the time of Test or any act of impersonation will result in invalidation of his / her script and forfeiture of his / her claim for taking the Test besides criminal action as per law. Decision of the Chief Superintendent of the Test Centre shall be final on these matters.

9. Issue of Hall Ticket appearance at the test, does not automatically entitle a candidate for admission.

10. Calculators or any other aids are not allowed in the Test Hall.

11. Any rough work is to be done only on the blank sheet provided for the purpose in the Test Booklet.

12. Attestation on the Application Form and Hall Tickets can be made by any Gazetted Officer / Principal of a College / A University Professor.

13. Each question will have four alternative choices with one correct / appropriate answer. Candidate has to choose correct / appropriate answer and has to write its number in the relevant question number box on the answer sheet. If any alteration is to be made, strike off the previous one and write the correct number neatly in the box.

(Cell Phones are strictly prohibited in the Examination Hall)

Answers with overwriting will be ignored while awarding marks.

**Important dates for AU SDE Distance MBA MCA Entrance Test:**

a) Availability of application forms on AU Website : 29-06-2020

b) Last date for receipt of filled in application form : 07-08-2020

c) Last date for receipt of filled in application form : 16-08-2020 with a fine of Rs 300/- upto

d) Date and time of Entrance Test : 10.00 am to 12.30 pm. 25-08-2020 (Sunday)