INAT 2020 – Inter University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics, Pune, conducts IUCAA National Admission Test to fill seats in Ph.D. programme, offered in Physics, or Astronomy and Astrophysics subjects. INAT 2020 is a written test, only conducted in Pune, at the university campus. Candidates possessing degree in B.E. / B.Tech / B.Sc / M.E / M.Tech /M.Sc, and satisfying eligibility criteria, can apply for INAT. Candidates who qualify written exam are called for interview rounds. Scroll down to know more about INAT 2020 such as its eligibility criteria, exam pattern, application form, etc.
Latest: INAT will not be conducted in January 2021, and it has been postponed until further notice.
Candidates who want to appear straight away in the test are required to download the copy of the application form as well as admit card. Check the information about INAT 2020 from the table given below.
Schedule for INAT 2020 is given below.
|Last date to apply online||2nd week of Sep 2020|
|Exam date for the written test||1st week of Dec 2020|
|Short-listed candidates will be interviewed on||1st week of Dec 2020|
INAT 2020 Selection Procedure
According to the applications received and the test, some students are shortlisted who have to then, appear in the other admission process. The selection process for INAT is given below.
Round 1: Applications and referee assessments
Candidates have to first of all submit application form and assessment form. On the basis of these, they are shortlisted for written test.
Round 2: Written test
Candidates need to appear for the written test after filling the application form. The written test consists of objective type questions. There is negative marking in case of wrong answers.
Round 3: Interview
The final admission takes place according to the results of the written test and two interviews. The candidates are required to bring all the original mark sheets starting from class 10th to the exam centre.
INAT 2020 Eligibility Criteria
There are some terms and conditions that candidates have to follow before applying for INAT 2020. Check the eligibility criteria given below for INAT 2020.
- The candidates must possess their M.Sc., Integrated M.Sc., B..Sc. or B.Tech / B.E. / M.E. / M.Tech degree with 55% marks or more can apply for INAT 2020.
- The candidates in any branch of B.E. / B.Tech / M.E. / M.Tech degree or in Physics, Electronics, Astronomy or Applied Mathematics branches of B.Sc or M.Sc degree are eligible to apply.
- Also, talented final year B.Sc, 1st year M.Sc., 3rd / 4th year Intergrated M.Sc and 2nd / 3rd year B.E. / B.TEch students can also apply.
INAT 2020 Application Form
Application form for INAT releases online at iucaa.in. Candidates are required to first register to complete the form – filling process. Check the overview of the process to fill application form.
- Go to the official website, iucaa.in.
- Find the link to the application form and click on that.
- Register by entering the name and e-mail address.
- Login using the e-mail id and password sent to the registered e-mail id.
- After filling the online application form, the two referees need to fill the online assessment form.
What to carry should with INAT 2020 Admit Card?
Admit card for INAT releases online at the official website, iucaa.in. Candidates need to carry the following given thing along with the printed copy of hall ticket.
- Pencil (HB)
- Simple mathematical calculator
Things not to carry
- Mobile phones
- Digital diaries
INAT 2020 Exam Pattern
Candidates can see the exam pattern given below to have an idea about how many questions come in the exam, duration of exam, number of questions etc. Check the exam pattern given below for INAT 2020.
- Duration: 2 hours
- Parts: 3
- Type of questions: Multiple – choice questions (MCQ)
- Marking Scheme: +3 for the correct answers. In case of wrong answers, -1 marks will be deducted. In part C, there is no negative marking.
Check the name of the parts given below
Part – A: Basic Physics, Mathematics, and Engineering
Part – B: Advanced Physics, Mathematics and Engineering
Part – C: Both basic and advanced areas of Physics, Mathematics and Engineering
Distribution of questions
|Parts||Type||No. of questions|
Travel and Stay
The candidates who are not from Pune are going to be paid one and one – third times the train / bus fare by second – class sleeper from their place of residence to Pune for the stay at the time of interviews.
Oustation walk – in candidates who are going to be shortlisted will also be paid according to the above travel support.
Limited accomodation will be given to the candidates who are going to appear for the written admission test at IUCAA campus. Candidates who want to avail the accomadation should send an e-mail request to the Co-ordinator, INAT.
The Inter – University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics (IUCAA), Pune is an autonomous institution set up by UGC. It is a great research centre in the areas like Astrophysics, Astronomy and Physics. The centre is situated at Savitribai Phule Pune University campus. It is responsible for handling projects like Southern African Large Telescope (SALT), the upcoming Aditya L1 mission, the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) etc.
INAT 2020 Exam Frequently Asked Questions
Ans : IUCAA National Admission Test (INAT) is for the students who have completed their B.E., B.Tech, M.Sc / Integrated M.Sc degree by July of the exam year.
Ans : No, IUCAA accepts the application and assessment forms via online mode only. IT does not accept any postal or e-mail applications.
Ans : A referee is a member of the academic community who can provide a fair assessment of your academic career. They are basically your supervisors for various research projects. He / she could be a teacher of your academic institution, any faculty member. Family members, relatives or any friends are not accepted as referees.
Ans : Limited accommodation will be provided to the candidates at the IUCAA campus. For getting the accommodation, you need to send the e-mail to the co-ordinator of INAT.
Ans : No, it is open for foreign students too. However, you are required to get a clearance from the Indian government before joining IUCAA.
Ans : T An interview is conducted for the duration of 45 minutes. It must be noted that there are 2 interviews that candidates have to undergo with independent interview committees.
Ans : The interviews are conducted to test the knowledge of the shortlisted candidates on Physics and how they tackle those problems and how well they comprehend the concept of Physics.
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