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September 10, 2020 • 6:19 pm

20 Most Important Questions Students Ask Before Studying MSc Course



Enrolling in an MSc degree program translates to making a significant investment in one’s professional career. After taking an MSc degree, students can develop their personal and professional skills both if they get their MSc degree from the right college. Normally, Master of Science Students go for research field or become a scientist.


But before appearing in MSc courses, many questions strike in your mind such as – “What is the entrance exam for MSc?” or “What subjects can I get an MSc Degree in?”  etc.


The variety of questions for MSc courses can be overwhelming. Eduncle provides you answers of all frequently asked questions so that student can have a clear picture for MSc courses.



MSc FAQs – Get Your Queries Resolved!



Ques: What is the meaning of MSc Degree?

Ans: It is a postgraduate program that can be taken after graduating course. MSc is a master’s degree which provides the theoretical as well as practical knowledge in science and medicine field. This is offered by many universities in India. Some of these universities also offer interdisciplinary MSc courses.



Ques: What is the minimum qualification required to get the admission in MSc?

Ans: The eligibility criteria to get the admission in MSc courses is: -


Candidates should have a BSc degree from any recognized college or university. Or

 BSc with Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics optional. Or

 BSc with at least one subject - Biological Sciences, BAMS, MBBS, BHMS, BPT or B. Pharma

 Candidates should have 50% aggregate marks in BSc. Although, this requirement is optional. Only topmost institutes such as IITs, NITs have such minimum percentage requirement.


Note: If you want to pursue MSc from IITs/IISc, know About IIT JAM, for which you must have 55% aggregate marks at BSc level.



Ques: How many years does it take to complete MSc in India?

Ans: Master’s in science is a next level course after a bachelor’s degree. The duration of MSc in India depends upon the requirement set by a different program of study. Generally, MSc is 2 years (four semesters) full-time course.



Ques: What is the entrance exam for MSc?

Ans: There are many entrance examinations for MSc courses by which you can get the admission in top universities with IITs, IISC, and NITs. Some state-level universities offer direct admission for MSc Courses too. In the table below, we have mentioned the name of entrance exam with conducting authority.


Entrance Exam Name Conducting Authority
AGRICET Acharya N G Ranga Agricultural University
AIEEA Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR)
GSAT GITAM Institute of Science
IGKV CET Indira Gandhi Krishi Vishwavidyalaya
IIT JAM IIT Kharagpur (in 2019)
JEST Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Thiruvananthapuram
MCAER CET Maharashtra Council of Agricultural Education and Research (MCAER), Pune
National Entrance Screening Test (NEST) National Institute of Science Education and Research (NISER) Bhubaneswar and University of Mumbai
OUAT Entrance Exam Orissa University of Agriculture and Technology (OUAT)
Pant Nagar University Entrance Exam GB Pant University of Agriculture & Technology
Rajasthan JET Maharana Pratap University of Agriculture & Technology (MPUAT), Udaipur
TIFR Graduate School Admissions (GS) Tata Institute of Fundamental Research
UPCATET Chandra Shekhar Azad University of Agriculture & Technology



Ques: What subjects can you get an MSc Degree in?

Ans: There are more than 300 MSc courses available in India, but the Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, and Biology (Zoology and Botany) are the most famous courses which are taken by the students. Most of the students are not aware about all MSc courses.


MSc in Mathematics

 MSc in Chemistry

 MSc in Physics

 MSc Computer Science

 MSc in Geology

 MSc in Agriculture

 MSc in Economics


Know all MSc courses name with course duration here – List of MSc Courses in India



Ques: What is MSc in Food Technology?

Ans: MSc in food technology is a 2 years post graduate program which includes the processing, protection, preparation, selection, distribution, storage, and quality condition of food. The program covers the following components of the study: -


Food Microbiology

 Food chemistry

 Dairy Technology

 Microbiology, Nutrition and Food Analysis

 Physical, microbiological, and chemical makeup of food

Design and production of foods with health benefits

 Packaging Technology

 Food Processing

 Surface and Colloid Chemistry


Candidates who want to appear in MSc in Food Technology have the option of becoming a food research scientist.



Ques: What are the subjects in MSc Mathematics?

Ans: The most important topics that are included in MSc Mathematics are: -


Graph Theory

 Mathematical Modelling

 Differential Geometry

 Complex Analysis

 Real Analysis

 Matrix Theory

 Functional Analysis

 Optimization Techniques


Candidates can get the advanced knowledge of all above the topics in this course. Also, syllabus of MSc courses is different for each university.



Ques: What are the subjects in MSc Computer Science?

Ans: MSc Computer Science has been designed to teach a range of advanced topic and the core of fundamental subjects of the computer. It includes the theory and programming knowledge. Some important MSc Computer Science subjects are: -


Basic Programming Laboratory

 Programming Languages

 Theory of Computation

 Design and Analysis of Algorithms

 Mathematical Logic in Computer Science

 Discrete Mathematics

 Distributed Systems

 Computer Systems Verification



Ques: What is MSc Chemistry?

Ans: Master of Science in Chemistry or MSC Chemistry is 2-years post graduate program. In this course, you can get the knowledge of the chemical product, reactions, organic chemistry. After completing the MSc in Chemistry, you can go with the research area. You can get the job as Analytical Chemist, Biotechnologist, Chemical Engineer, Healthcare Scientist, Clinical Biochemistry, Forensic Scientist, Nanotechnologist, Pharmacologist etc.



Ques: Which university is best for MSc Physics? What are the subjects included?

Ans: Physics is a subject of science which offers the study of nature, properties of matter and energy. The course of MSc Physics includes the topics: -




 light and other radiation




 structure of atoms


There are many Universities in India that offer postgraduate programs in Physics. Students who are seeking admission in MSc Physics can check the list of the best colleges for MSc Physics in India below: -


Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay

Birla Institute of Technology and Sciences, Pilani

 Institute of Technology, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi

 Vellore Institute of Technology, Vellore

 Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi

 Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore



Ques: What kind of job can you get with an MSc Degree?

Ans: After getting an MSc degree, most of the candidates apply for a PhD course or go for research. There are many companies such as ISRO, BARC, ISI who conducts exam for the Scientist posts. If you are pursuing an MSc Degree, then you can check career options after MSc.



Ques: Can I join ISRO after MSc in Physics?

Ans: Yes, you can join ISRO (Indian Space Research Organization) after completing MSc in Physics. You can work as a research associate in various projects of ISRO. ICRB (ISRO Centralized Recruitment Board) release the various vacancies time to time.


To join the ISRO, you need to BSc and MSc with 65% marks or 6.5 CGPA on a scale of 10. After that, you can apply for ISRO Entrance Exam. Once you clear the exam, then you can join it.



Ques: What can we do after MSc?

Ans: There are many options after MSc. Here sharing some of the best career options for you –

 Become a Research Assistant in Indian laboratories for collecting information from Investigation and experiments.

 You can become a Professor for teaching and guiding the students about the specific course.

 Work as a Junior Research Fellow after qualifying the exams like CSIR NET. As a research fellow, you can conduct research and perform research-related activities in top research laboratories.

 You can be a Manager or Executive in various organizations for planning, leading, and managing the operations and business.

 MSc graduates can also get a job in various government departments in their fields like nursing, economics, agriculture, chemistry, zoology, etc.


Ques: Are MSc First-Year Students Eligible for Competitive Exams like CSIR NET?

Ans: Yes, aspirants who enrolled for the master’s degree are eligible to apply for CSIR NET Exam under the result awaited (RA) category.

Those students who enrolled for MSc or have completed 10+2+3 years of Integrated BS-MS/BE/B.Tech/B.Pharma as on the closing date of the online application form is eligible for CSIR NET. But the condition is, the candidate must complete the qualifying degree with requisite percentage (55% for General & OBC categories) of marks within the validity period of two years to avail the fellowship.

All such candidates will require to submit the attestation form certified by the Head of Department/Institute from where candidates are appearing or have appeared.

Like CSIR NET, there are also such exams for which students can apply like ICMR-JRF, DBT-JRF, etc.



Ques: What is the salary of an MSc Post Graduate in India?

Ans: The average salary of an MSc Student depends on where he/she works. If you join multinational companies for suitable job profile, then your starting salary will be 25000-40000 per month in India. You can earn much better or lesser based on your skills and type of job.



Ques: Can I do MSc after BA, BTech, BCA or any other bachelor’s degree?

Ans: You can’t apply for any MSc entrance exam if you do not have BSc, BTech degree in your graduate program. All the post-graduate entrance exams have different eligibility criteria. If you fulfil the criteria, then you can apply for the MSc program.



Ques: Are MS and MSc the same?

Ans: MS and MSc both are Master of Science, but both are totally different. Candidates who want to pursue an MSc degree should have a BSc degree in any of the Science subjects. But the candidates who have a bachelor’s degree in any subject can apply for MS degree.


MSc degree candidates apply for MS Degree, but It is not same with MS degree.


Candidates who wish to complete your post-graduation from abroad can pursue MS program while MSc is India level post-graduation program


There are many other Differences Between MS vs MSc Degree. You can check and choose which you want.



Ques: Can I do MBA after MSc?

Ans: Yes, you can go with MBA after completing an MSc degree. The benefit of pursuing MBA is: -


Higher salary.

Switching job will be easy.

You will directly get management level posts.



Ques: Can I do MSc Physics after BSc Mathematics?

Ans: Yes, you can do MSc Physics after completing your BSc in Mathematics, but you need to some elective subjects of physics. If you fulfil the criteria of post-graduation entrance exam, then you can do it. IIT JAM provides you a chance to get an MSc degree in the different subject.



Ques: Can I get a master’s degree without a bachelor’s?

Ans: You can’t apply for a master’s degree if you have not any bachelor’s degree. In India, the post-graduate degree requires an undergraduate degree. So, first complete your bachelor’s degree then apply for MSc or MS degree.


In this article, we tried to cover up all the questions which are generally asked by the candidates for MSc courses. If you are interested in studying MSc after graduation and have any queries regarding MSc courses, then drop us a comment in the below section.


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  • Syed abdullah Hussain
    I got 225 rank in bio sciences and 270 in biotech for IIT JAM 2019. What institutes am I expected to get admissions in?
    Hello Syed Abdullah, Greetings from Eduncle! You can get the admission in IIT Indore for biotechnology. But the cut off can vary this year. You should wait for IIT JAM Counselling....
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