Written Doctoral Qualifying Exam Format and Topics
The exam format for written doctoral qualifying exam has been provided below:
1) The exam will be held in two sessions, each of which lasts two hours.
2) The first session will consist of the topics below:
- A: Linear Algebra (4 questions)
- B: Theory of Functions and Functional Analysis (3 questions)
- C: Differential Equations (3 questions)
In the first session, students are required to choose and solve two questions minimum from Group A and one question minimum each from Groups B and C, which makes five questions in total.
3) The second session will consist of the topics below:
- D: Algebra – Number Theory – Combinatorics (5 questions)
- E: Topology – Differential/Algebraic Geometry – Complex Analysis (5 questions)
- F: Partial Derivative Differential Equations – Numerical Analysis – Probability/Statistics (5 questions)
In the second sessions, students are required to solve a total of 5 questions as 3 questions maximum each from the Groups D, E, and F.
Note: Please click on the topics above to view the subjects and resources covered for the exam.