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    Inter-University centre for Astronomy as well as Astrophysics (IUCAA) National Centre for Radio Astrophysics (NCRA) Admission Test (INAT - The Inter-University Centre for Astronomy Test)

    IUCAA is an institute associated with research in Astronomy and Astrophysics. NCRA TIFR is also in the same field. IUCAA and NCRA TIFR are based in the Pune University Campus. The research candidates are selected based on the INAT entrance exam. IUCAA and NCRA TIFR provide research programs in hypothesis, observation and instrumentation in Astronomy and Astrophysics.

    Structure and Pattern of the IUCAA-NCRA Admission Test (INAT)

    The question paper will covers the basics in mathematics and physics. It will also cover areas in advanced physics. It is a two hour test. Each area will have fifteen objective type questions with multiple answers. For every right answer candidate will get +3 marks and for a wrong answer there will be -1 (minus one) mark. Interview call will be based on written test result.

    Qualification Criteria for IUCAA-NCRA Admission Test (INAT)

    It is a must for the candidates to complete their MSc. MSc in any areas like electronics, astronomy, physics, applied mathematics is acceptable. Also bachelors and masters course in engineering is also acceptable. Those who are in their final year of the course can also apply.

    Application Procedure for Admission Test (INAT)

    Candidates can apply through online as well as by post. Application forms are downloadable from the official website of IUCAA-NCRA. After applying online candidates will get an email in return attached with a confidential assessment form. Candidates have to take two printout copies of received assessment form, fill them up and send directly to the administrative officer. Those wishing to apply by post can send application form along with a self addressed envelope (approximate size 15 cm x 10 cm) and a postage stamp of Rs 15/-.

    Official Information on for IUCAA-NCRA Admission Test (INAT)
    • Address: The Administrative Officer (Core Programmes), Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics (IUCAA), Pune University Campus, Post Bag 4, Ganeshkhind, Pune 411 007, Maharashtra.
    • Phone: (020) 25604100 / 25691414
    Website of IUCAA-NCRA Admission Test (INAT)
    Website: http://www.iucaa.ernet.in/~inat/





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