MRFT Syllabus | Odisha Mukhyamantri Fellowship Syllabus 2023

MRFT Syllabus is an important part of who candidates join PH.D programs Under Odisha fellowship programs.

Important Point

  • No of candidates select - 300 nos
  • Age limit- 35-year maximum
  • Qualifications- +3 and master's degree pass with 60% agreed

 MRFT will be conducted through the “Student Academic Management System

(SAMS)” portal ensuring accessibility and ease of application for candidates. The

examination will comprise of a single paper with multiple-choice questions (MCQs)

that assess General knowledge, Research aptitude, Logical reasoning, as well as

subject knowledge, and analytical abilities. The test will be of two hours duration

for 100 marks available in the English language except for language and literature subjects

like Odia, Urdu etc.

The question paper will have two parts. The first part (Part-A) will be of 30 marks

testing General knowledge, Research aptitude, and logical reasoning abilities

. In contrast, the second part (Part-B) of 70 marks will test the subject knowledge as

well as analytical abilities. One will have to secure minimum 10 marks in Part-A to

qualify for his/her placement in the merit list. If one secures 10 or more in Part-A,

then this mark will be added with the marks secured in Part-B and final merit list

will be prepared on the basis of this combined marks. But, if one secures less than

10 in Part-A, then his or her name will not appear in the merit list. There will be no

negative marking.

Research Aptitude

  • Research: Meaning, Types, and Characteristics, Positivism and Postpositivistic approach to research.
  • Methods of Research: Experimental, Descriptive, Historical, Qualitative, and Quantitative Methods.
  • Steps of Research.
  • Thesis and Article writing: Format and styles of referencing.
  • Application of ICT in research.
  • Research ethics
Logical reasoning

  • Understanding the structure of arguments: argument forms, structure of categorical propositions, Mood and Figure, Formal and Informal fallacies, Uses of language, Connotations and denotations of terms, Classical square of opposition.
  • Evaluating and distinguishing deductive and inductive reasoning.
  • Analogies.
  • Venn diagram: Simple and multiple use for establishing validity of arguments.
  • Indian Logic: Means of knowledge.
  • Pramanas: Pratyaksha (Perception), Anumana (Inference), Upamana (Comparison), Shabda (Verbal testimony), Arthapatti (Implication) and
  • Anupalabddhi (Non-apprehension).
  • Structure and kinds of Anumana (inference), Vyapti (invariable relation),
  • Hetvabhasas (fallacies of inference).
General knowledge
  • Development and environment: Millennium development and Sustainable development goals.
  • Human and environment interaction: Anthropogenic activities and their impacts on environment.
  • Environmental issues: Local, Regional and Global; Air pollution, Water pollution, Soil pollution, Noise pollution, Waste (solid, liquid, biomedical, hazardous, electronic), Climate change and its Socio Economic and Political dimensions.
  • Impacts of pollutants on human health.
  • Natural and energy resources: Solar, Wind, Soil, Hydro, Geothermal, Biomass, Nuclear and Forests.
  • Natural hazards and disasters: Mitigation strategies.
  • Environmental Protection Act (1986), National Action Plan on Climate Change, International agreements/efforts -Montreal Protocol, Rio Summit, Convention on Biodiversity, Kyoto Protocol, Paris Agreement, International Solar Alliance. 
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