The Mahatma Gandhi National Fellowship(MGNF) Programme is launched by Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship, GOI. MGNF is a Certificate Program in Public Policy and Management offered by IIMs. This Programme will include Classroom training program at 9 hosted IIMs and District Immersion in 660 districts across India. Read this complete article to know about MGNF details like Application, Exam Date, Admit Card 2021, Result, Selection Process.
What is MGNF ?
The Mahatma Gandhi National Fellowship (MGNF 2021) is an initiative by the Government of India in collaboration with 9 hosts IIMs and 660 districts across India. MGNF is a two years Certificate Program in Public Policy and Management offered by IIMs. It has been designed at the initiative of the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE), Government of India (GoI). As the academic partner, IIMs will administer a blended program with both classroom interactions and district immersion components.
MGNF Important Dates
|Registration opens||13th February 2021|
|Registration closes||29th March 2021(extended)|
|MGNF Admit Card Date 2021||9th April 2021|
|MGNF Exam date 2021||18th April 2021|
|MGNF Result Date 2021||Last week of April 2021|
|MGNF Personal Interview Date 2021||2nd to 4th week of May 2021|
MGNF Admit Card 2021
As per the Notification released by IIM Banglore in February, it mentioned that the Admit Cards for MGNF 2021 will be released in the first week of April 2021. So candidates who have applied for MGNF 2021 are advised to kindly visit this page regularly as admit cards can be released any time now. here a direct Admit Card Download Link will be provided to you. Click here – to Download Admit Card (Link activated after admit card is released).
MGNF Programme Structure
The on-campus academic modules will offer applied and conceptual understanding of key ideas around management, development economics, skills, and integrated exposure to improve the Fellow’s ability to plan and link different activities to understand the development process. With each Academic Module containing 10 working days, the entire duration of the Academic Module is 40 class-room days and 108 days of district Immersion after each academic module at IIMs.
|Key Learning Areas||Session Proportion|
|Management Methods in Public Policy||35%|
|Public Policy and Economic Development||17%|
|Soft Skills to negotiate Public Administration||31%|
|Skills and Livelihoods||18%|
MGNF 2021 Eligibility
The eligibility criteria for selection as a Fellow can be the following:
- Should be a citizen of India
- Age between 21-30 years at the time of application
- At least a graduate in any discipline (engineering, law, medicine, social sciences, etc.) from a recognized university or a post-graduate from a recognized university.
MGNF 2021 Selection Process
The selection process of MGNF 2021 will include 2 phases :
- Written Exam
- Personal Interview
A multiple choice-based aptitude exam to test the applicant’s General Awareness (GA), Quantitative Ability (QA), Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning (DILR) and Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension (VARC). This will be physically conducted in each of the state capitals keeping in mind physical distancing norms and other relevant safeguards considering COVID-19. +3 marks will be awarded for correct answers and -1 mark will be deducted for Incorrect answers.
Candidates shortlisted after the MCQ based written exam will be invited for personal interaction comprising of three parts; namely Case Writing Ability (CWA) written exam, personal interview, and written Language Proficiency Test (LPT) to judge the candidate’s fit, motivation, and proficiency in the official language of the state applied for respectively. These interviews will be conducted in the state capitals.
Mahatma Gandhi National Fellowship Selection Process
MGNF Written Entrance Test
MGNF exam is a closed book written exam that will be conducted in capital cities of all major states and UTs. The name and location of the test center will be indicated in the MGNF Admit Card 2021 for candidates who have applied for the program.
The medium of instruction will be English. There will be 100 multiple choice-type questions consisting of four sections:
- General Awareness (GA): This section is designed to check your awareness of the world around us.
- Quantitative Ability (QA): This section will check for your ability to perform numerical and mathematical calculations at the class 10th level.
- Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning (DILR): This section tests your decision-making ability when not all information is fully available.
- Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension (VARC): This section tests your ability to comprehend complex conceptual ideas and apply them.
The exam will be held on the 3rd week of April 2021. Candidates must report to the examination venue at least 60 minutes before the scheduled commencement of the exam.
Marking/grading scheme for MGNF Written Exam
- The scoring scheme for Multiple-Choice Questions (MCQs) is as follows:
- Each correct answer is awarded 3 marks.
- An incorrect answer fetches -1.
- MGNF entrance exam is for 2 Hours.
- No marks are given or deducted for unattempted questions.
- There will be a negative grading, candidates are requested to read the exam instructions thoroughly.
MGNF Admit cards will be available from the 1st week of April 2021. Please note, Admit cards will not be mailed to candidates. Candidates have to log in to the application portal through the registration credentials to download the admit card.
If you are unable to view your Admit Card after logging in, contact the MGNF Helpdesk: [email protected]
MGNF Personal Interview
A personal interaction comprising of an interview, case analysis, and a language proficiency test to judge the candidate’s fit, motivation, and knowledge of the local language. These interviews will be conducted in the state capitals.
Some Useful Links
|MGNF Official Website||Click here|
|IIM Banglore Website||Click here|
|MGNF Admit Card 2021 Download Link||Click here|
|Download MGNF Study Material & Sample Paper||Click here|
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Q1. When will Admit Card for MGNF 2021 be released ?
MGNF Admit Card 2021 will be released by 1st week of April 2021.
Q2. What is the Selection process of MGNF 2021 ?
There are two steps in Selection process of MGNF 2021 :
Q3. Who are the host IIMs for MGNF 2021 ?
For the 2021-23 cohort, the host IIMs are IIM Bangalore, IIM Ahmedabad, IIM Jammu, IIM Kozhikode, IIM Lucknow, IIM Nagpur, IIM Ranchi, IIM Udaipur and IIM Visakhapatnam.