Dear Prospective Student,
From 2014 onwards, IISc has discontinued all of its PhD entrance exams including the Ecology (ES) exam that was one of the qualifying exams to appear for an interview at CES for our PhD program.
For the year 2015, we encourage you to take a new GATE (Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering) exam paper titled "Ecology and Evolution" (paper code EY) introduced from 2014 onwards. Apart from CES, many other institutions such as all five IISERs and JNCASR (Bangalore) will accept GATE scores in the EY exam to short-list their candidates for their interviews. In addition to these, an attractive feature of the GATE exam is that all GATE -qualified students are eligible for an MHRD scholarship.
In addition to the above GATE paper, CES will also short-list students (for interviews) from other GATE streams and other national qualifying exams including UGC-NET, CSIR, INSPIRE Fellows, etc. As before, we will announce cut-offs for different exams during the IISc admission process through the IISc website (http://admissions.iisc.ernet.in/).
A sample set of exam questions for GATE-EY is available here.
The poster for GATE-Ecology Evolution (EY) is available here.
The syllabus for the exam is available here.
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Renee M. Borges