Application and Selection Process

Thank you for considering Azim Premji University as the university of your choice. We hope to offer you exciting years of study.

Applications for the first round are now closed. The applications for the second round will start by January 2024

ProcessRound 1Round 2
Application form openingOct 2023Jan 2024
Last date to apply22 Nov 2023
National Entrance Test 24 Dec 2023
Personal InterviewsJan 2024
Orientation and Class CommencementJul 2024

*Dates are tentative

Round 2 admission dates will be announced later. Candidates can now pre-register for the Round‑2 Admissions by visiting this page.

The main application form for the second round will be available in January 2024 and the selection process will be held in April-May 2024.

Click here for Sample question papers →

Selection Process

Our selection process includes an entrance test, conducted at different locations all over India and a personal interview.

Step 1 — Entrance Test

Applicants will have to appear for the National Entrance Test that will assess their English reading comprehension, general and quantitative reasoning ability, social awareness and writing ability. The test will be conducted in various cities across the country.

ProgrammePart 1 Part 2
MA DevelopmentTotal 40 MCQs (Reading Comprehension 15 MCQs, Quantitative Reasoning 15 MCQs, Social Awareness 10 MCQs)

No negative marking 

1 out of 2 descriptive questions. (500 words)
Master of Public HealthTotal 40 MCQs (Reading Comprehension 15 MCQs, Quantitative Reasoning 15 MCQs, Social Awareness 10 MCQs)

No negative marking 

2 out of 3 descriptive questions. (600700 words each)
MA EducationTotal 40 MCQs (Reading Comprehension 15 MCQs, Quantitative Reasoning 15 MCQs, Social Awareness 10 MCQs)

No negative marking 

1 general descriptive question on Education and Subject specific MCQs and /​or descriptive questions
MA EconomicsTotal 35 MCQs (Microeconomics 10 MCQs, Macroeconomics 10 MCQs, Quantitative 10 MCQs, Analytical 5 MCQs)

There is negative marking: 2 marks for correct answer, ‑1 mark for wrong answer, 0 for not attempted

3 descriptive questions (Economic reasoning ‑1 , Applying economics in the real-world — 1, Suitability for Azim Premji University- 1)

Below are the locations where test centres are available for the National Entrance Test scheduled on 24 Dec 2023.

Please note that conducting of test in the listed centres is not guaranteed, it would depend on the number of candidates opting for the centre. In case, there are not enough number of candidates opting for the listed centre preferred by the candidate, the University reserves the right to cancel the test centre and assign the candidate to the nearest test location.

Andhra Pradesh — Vijayawada

Andhra Pradesh — Rajahmundry

Assam — Guwahati

Bihar — Patna

Chhattisgarh — Raipur

Delhi — New Delhi

Gujarat — Ahmedabad

Haryana — Hisar

J&K — Jammu

Jharkhand — Ranchi

Karnataka — Bellary

Karnataka — Bengaluru

Karnataka — Dharwad

Karnataka — Mysuru

Karnataka — Mangalore

Kerala — Kozhikode

Kerala — Thiruvananthapuram

Kerala — Ernakulam

Madhya Pradesh — Sagar

Madhya Pradesh — Bhopal

Madhya Pradesh — Indore

Maharashtra — Mumbai

Maharashtra — Nagpur

Maharashtra — Pune

Odisha — Bhubaneswar

Rajasthan — Jaipur

Rajasthan — Jodhpur

Tamilnadu — Chennai

Tamilnadu ‑Salem

Telangana — Hyderabad

Uttarakhand — Dehradun

Uttarakhand ‑Haldwani

Uttar Pradesh — Lucknow

Uttar Pradesh ‑Varanasi

West Bengal — Kolkata

West Bengal — Siliguri

Step 2 — Personal Interview

If you are shortlisted, you will have a personal interview. You will receive a confirmation email with the date and time of your interview.

The interviews can be either online or in-person. The details of your interview will be sent to you via email.

Academic Support

Please note that the University will identify some students as needing academic support before the start of the Program. The University will offer a support course designed specifically for this purpose, prior to the start of the Semester. This support course is mandatory, and students will not be admitted into the Programme without completing the support course.