How hard is it to get into Azim Premji University for BSc?

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Rahul Ahuja Aug 14, 2020

A non-profit university, Azim Premji University considers students with the knowledge, aptitude, and communication skills. The university has structured the admission process in such a way that it stands out from other universities in so many ways. Here is Azim Premji University’s process of selecting candidates for a B.Sc.

Eligibility Criteria

There is no such long list of requirements, but there are slightly different criteria for students who come from different education boards. With this, the university seems more inclusive to different aspirants. For instance, aspirants who have passed 10+2 under the CBSE/State/ISC board require a minimum of 50% marks while students from IGCSE board require to have completed at least three subjects at the GCE Advanced Level with a recognized 10th standard certificate from an Indian or foreign certifying board or IGCSE or O Levels with at least five subjects including English.

Similarly, for the International Board, a recognized 10th standard certificate with successful completion of IB Diploma/Certificate with at least 24 points from a total of at least six subjects with a minimum of three subjects at a higher level and three subjects at a standard level is required.

There is also an age limit for the aspirants applying for bachelor’s programs. Candidates must not be more than 19 years of age while joining the programme.

Selection Process

The selection of aspirants at Azim Premji University is a two-tier process. The selection process for B.Sc and other undergraduate programmes includes (1) an entrance test and (2) personal interview.

           1.  Entrance Test

The entrance test consists of two parts – Part A and Part B. The first part consists of a test that assesses the knowledge of English language and quantitative reasoning while the second part has a written component where applicants are asked to write an essay/data analysis/problem solving based on their major preference to assess writing and analytical skills. Here is a table showing the insights of the entrance test:


Section Title

Question Type


Part A

English Language

Quantitative Reasoning


Multiple Choice (negative marking)


2 hours

Part B

Written Component (Essay/data analysis/problem solving)


Question based on major preference

1 hour

Note: In Part A, there are 2 marks each for every correct answer and 1 mark will be deducted for every wrong answer.

          2. Personal Interview

After qualifying the entrance test, the candidate will be shortlisted for a personal interview.