Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics (IUCAA), Pune and Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics (NCRA-TIFR), Pune will be conducting IUCAA NCRA Admission Test (INAT-2014) to select candidates for a research scholarship towards a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) at either IUCAA or NCRA-TIFR.
INAT will be held on December 18, 2014.
Candidates should have completed M.Sc., Integrated M.Sc. or B.E./B.Tech./M.E./M.Tech degrees by August with 55 per cent marks or more.
In addition, talented final-year B.Sc, 1st year M.Sc, 4th year integrated M.Sc and 2nd/3rd year B.E/B.Tech students may also apply to be pre-selected for a research scholarship towards a Ph.D. at IUCAA for Physics, or Astronomy and Astrophysics.
Students in any branch of the B.E, B.Tech, M.E or M.Tech degrees, or in the Physics, Electronics, Astronomy or Applied Mathematics branches of the B.Sc. or M.Sc. degrees are also eligible to apply.
Paper Pattern for INAT 2014:
The question paper will be divided into two parts.
First part contains twenty objective-type questions on basic Mathematics, Physics and Electronics.
Second part contains another twenty objective-type questions from Advanced Physics, Mathematics and Electronics/Engineering.
For each question, candidates have to identify and mark the correct answer from the given four answers.
For a correct answer, the candidate is awarded +3 (plus three) marks, and for a wrong answer, there will be -1 (minus one) mark.
The written examination duration will be of two hours.
The final selection is based on the scores in the written test and interviews.
How to Apply:
The application process is a two-step thing. Candidates must first register by entering their name and valid e-mail address in the appropriate registration boxes below. An online ID number and a password will be automatically sent to the candidates' e-mail address, both of these must be entered in order to fill out the Online Application Form. The Application Form also requires the names and e-mail addresses of two referees. When the form is submitted, e-mails will be automatically sent to the two referees, requesting them to fill and submit the Online Confidential Assessment Form. The candidates should inform their referees about the Assessment Form. Note that each applicant must submit his/her Application Form before the referee fills the Assessment Form. Please e-mail The Co-ordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org in case of any problems with the online forms.
Last date of submission of the application form: September 22, 2014.
Last date for online submission of assessment forms: September 30, 2014.
Date of INAT: December 18, 2014.
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