National Museum Institute MA Exam Syllabus 2020 - NMI MA Entrance Exam Pattern 2020

Tendulkar | Jul 20, 2020

Overview of NMIHACM MA Entrance Exam Syllabus

Name of the Recruitment BoardNational Museum Institute of History and Art
Name of the PostsMA (History of Art, Conservation and Museology)
Number of Vacancies
55 Seats
Type of Exam
Entrance Exam
Janpath, New Delhi
CategoryExam Syllabus
Application Mode
Selection Process
Written test, Interview
Official Portal

NMI MA Exam Syllabus 2020

The National Institute of Museum has released the syllabus for the NMI MA Entrance Exam 2020. Candidates who have registered for this MA Course can go through the syllabus provided below. In this article, we have provided all the important topics going to be covered in the exam. Which helps the candidates in scoring good marks and perform well in the entrance exam. Candidates going to start their preparation can go through this article and get complete information about the syllabus.

Selection Process

The eligible candidates should participate in the selection process and clear the following rounds to get selected in the entrance exam

  • Written Examination
  • Interview

NMIHACM Entrance Exam Pattern 2020

The Exam pattern for the NMI Entrance consists of 

  • It is an objective type question paper
  • Exam Mode - Online
  • Duration of the Exam - 1 Hour

Syllabus for NMI MA Entrance Exam 2020

History of Art

  • The Indus Valley Civilization
  • art and architecture
  • Early Indian art during the period of the Mauryas, Shungas, Satavahanas, Kushanas, Guptas, Vakatakas:
  • stupa and early temple, architecture, sculpture and painting traditions
  • Medieval art under the major dynasties such as Western Chalukyas, Rashtrakutas, Pallavas, Cholas, Hoysalas, Pratiharas, Parmaras, Chandellas and Pala‐ Senas
  • Temple traditions - Nagara, Dravida, and Vesara
  • High Medieval art and architecture of the Sult Sultanate and Mughal periods, Miniature paintings: Mughal and Rajasthani schools
  • Modern and Contemporary Indian Art
  • Major art movements and artists


  • General knowledge about art and cultural heritage
  • Knowledge of basic sciences
  • Manual dexterity and observation skills of the applicant
  • Writing skills 


  • Basic understanding of a museum’s role in society
  • General knowledge about various museums
  • The social, cultural and educational role of a museum
  • Awareness of Indian culture and heritage
  • Basic understanding of Museology as a discipline as different from other related fields
  • The candidate should be able to justify one’s reason for opting for the course
NMIHACM MA Admission 2020
NMIHACM MA Admit Card 2020

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. What is the official website of the NMIHACM?

Ans: The official website for NMIHACM is

Q. From where can I download the NMIHACM MA Entrance Exam Syllabus 2020?

Ans: Candidates can download the NMIHACM MA Entrance Exam Syllabus 2020 from the official website or by the link mentioned above in this article.

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