INAT: IUCAA National Admission Test

The INAT: IUCAA National Admission Test is administered for the selection of candidates for research scholarship towards Ph.D. in Astronomy and Astrophysics programmes. The INAT test is administered over two phases; i.e. written test and interview. Finally selected candidates get admission into Ph.D programme offered by Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics (IUCAA), Pune.

INAT Eligibility Criteria

Candidates expecting exam results of programmes M.Sc. (in Physics / Electronics / Astronomy / Applied Mathematics) or Integreted M.Sc. or B.E. / B.Tech. / M.E. / M.Tech. degree (any branch) by August are eligible to apply. In addition, talented final year B.Sc., 1st year M.Sc. (in Physics / Electronics / Astronomy / Applied Mathematics), 2nd / 3rd year Integreted M.Sc. and 2nd / 3rd year B.E. / B.Tech. (any branch) students can also apply to be PRE-SELECTED for research scholarship (to do Ph.D.) at IUCAA. Selection is based on written test and interview. Very high level of academic excellence and research aptitude is mandatory.

INAT Important Dates

  • Last date for submission of online application forms: September
  • Last date for online submission of Assessment Forms: September
  • INAT Admission Test Date: December
  • INAT Interview Dates: December/January
Note: The interviews are conducted for candidates qualified in the written test.

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    INAT Application Process

    The application process for INAT: IUCAA National Admission Test is completely online. Candidates are required to submit application form and an assessment form online.

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