AAT: All about Exam

    • Instructions for the Interview Round Once an application form has been submitted, it is reviewed by the Admissions Committee, which shortlists candidates for the interview round. Interviews are conducted across multiple cities (Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Chennai, Hyderabad, Kolkata, etc) in India. For applicants who are unable to travel to any of the cities where in-person interviews are conducted, there is a provision for a Skype interview with the interview panel.

Components of the Interview Round

  • On-the-spot essay; Mandatory (30 minutes) The on-the-spot essay evaluates the following parameters: engagement with the prompt, critical thinking, clarity of thought, and creativity. The candidate will be given two topics to choose from at the time of writing the essay. The candidate cannot use any external resources to help them write the essay. The essay has no word limit and can be attempted with minimal preparation
  • Ashoka Aptitude Test; Highly Recommended (90 minutes) The Ashoka Aptitude Test (AAT) evaluates the thinking skills of the candidate. The AAT consists of questions on problem-solving skills (includes numerical and spatial reasoning) and critical thinking skills (includes understanding arguments and reasoning using everyday language). The AAT has 40 Multiple Choice Questions (20 problem-solving questions and 20 critical thinking questions) and is designed to be taken with minimal preparation
  • Interview with a panel; Mandatory The Ashoka Interview seeks to understand and get to know the candidate, their background and story. It also evaluates various parameters of the application form submitted by the candidate to gauge the candidate’s suitability to Ashoka University’s academic and residential life programme. The candidate will be Interviewed by a panel of two members. The time taken for the interview might vary depending on the interaction The pattern of the exam is as follows:

 

Topic Questions Marks
Problem Solving Skills 20 N.A.
Critical Thinking Skills 20 N.A.
Total N.A. N.A.

Participating Institute

Eligibility Criteria

Annual Calendar

Mode and Procedure of Application

Procedure of Taking Admit Card

The selection process E-Admit card will be generated 3-5 days prior to the scheduled selection process date. It will be sent to the candidate through email.

Prohibitions during the Exam

Carry the Admit Card duly completed along with Ball Point, HB Pencils, Eraser and Sharpener to the test centre. Mobile and other Infotech gadgets are not allowed inside the test centre campus.

Process before and during the exam

Past year Papers

Format of the Result

The result for online applications shall be declared through the Login and Password generated at the time of Registration while the results for offline applications shall be displayed on the official website.

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