Selection process

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

Entrance Test

Applicants will have to appear for the National Entrance Test that will assess the English reading comprehension, reasoning ability, quantitative ability, and general social awareness. The test will be conducted in various cities across the country. You can look at a Sample Entrance Test over here to get an idea.

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 are conducted online. The link to your interview will be sent to you via email.

Preparing for the Entrance Exam

Take a look at the structure of the test you have to take. 

For MA in Education, Development, Public Policy and Governance, and the LLM programme.

PartSectionQuestionsQuestion type
1Reading comprehension25Multiple choice
1Reasoning Ability10Multiple choice
1Quantitative Ability25Multiple choice
1General & social Awareness20Multiple choice
2Essay1Essay (500 words) based on the First Programme Preference
Legal Essay (only for LLM programme) 11 out of 2 questions to be attempted
Essay (for Development, Public Policy and Governance)1Essay (500 words) based on the First Programme Preference
Essay (for MA Education)1Additional test to establish students’ interest, aptitude and knowledge; Upto Grade X level only in a school subject area (Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, Language or Early Childhood Education).

MA Economics Entrance Test Structure

Sample question papers for MA Economics to be downloaded here.

PartSection# of QuestionsQuestion typeTime
1Microeconomics10Multiple choice*2 hours
Macroeconomics10Multiple choice*2 hours
Quantitative economics10Multiple choice*2 hours
Indian Economy & Political Economy10Multiple choice*2 hours
2Essay question12 out of 2 questions to be writen1 hour

* Each multiple choice question carries one mark. Please note that there is negative marking. You get +1 for a correct answer, and ‑0.5 for a wrong answer. Unattempted questions get zero marks.

Question papers of National Entrance Test 


Postgraduate Degrees

Have you decided what you would like to study at Azim Premji University? You can choose between the following degrees: