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Azim Premji University is a private Non- Profit University located in Bangalore, Karnataka. It was established in 2010 and approved by the UGC (University Grants Commission) and BCI (Bar Council of India). Although the University offers a limited number of courses, they have been quite popular among the students. Azim Premji University  Courses are classified into UG and PG in certain streams, such as Arts, Science, Education, Law, Management, etc.

The full-time UG programs are available in B.Sc, BA, and integrated dual degree B. Sc +B. Ed. In addition, it offers PG Courses such as MA and LLM. Azim Premji University Course admission depends on entrance test and academic merit in the last qualifying exam. Moreover, the University mandates eligible students to take the Azim Premji University entrance exam and participate in personal interviews. These rounds serve the purpose of shortlisting candidates for final offer letters. According to the seat matrix, 25% of the seats are reserved for students who belong to Karnataka.

The University also offers scholarships based on 2 factors- annual family income and professional working experience at the time of applying (in the case of the PG courses only). Therefore, Azim Premji University motivates working professionals to apply more in full-time Postgraduate courses by exempting them from a few rounds of the competitive selection process. Applicants seeking admission to their desired programs must apply before Azim Premji University's admission last date.

Name of the University

Azim Premji University


Bangalore, Karnataka

Established in


Type of University

Private, Co-Ed

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Application Mode


Application Fee

Rs. 1100

Mode of Fee Payment

Online/ Offline


MA, BA. B. Sc, LLM, B. Sc + B. Ed

Entrance Exam Accepted

Azim Premji University Entrance Exam

Azim Premji University B. Sc Admission

For BSc Courses, applicants must have scored 50% aggregate marks in class 12th exams from a nationally recognized or state board. Although students from all the valid streams (Science/ Arts/ Commerce) will be accepted, the University will prefer candidates who have studied Science subjects that they will be pursuing in their chosen Bachelor's degree.

After satisfying the Azim Premji University eligibility criteria, the selected students will be asked to take the University based entrance exam. Post taking the exam. Some candidates will be shortlisted for the final personal interview round. Lastly, the admission authority will draft the Azim Premji University merit list based on the scores from the entrance exam and the personal interview.

Among other BSc courses, the B. Sc Biology in Azim Premji University is the most popular with high cut-offs.

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Environmental Science and Sustainability
  • Mathematics
  • Physics

Azim Premji University BA Admission

The Azim Premji University BA Economics course is a flagship UG program. According to the eligibility criteria, applicants are expected to have the merit of more than 50% aggregate marks in class 12th exams. Students from relevant streams may apply and take the institution's official entrance exam. The Azim Premji University entrance exam syllabus will comprise topics taught in class 10+2 in various boards like CBSE/ ICSE. After taking the entrance exam, the qualified students will be invited for a personal interview conducted by the University.

Apart from the Indian students, Azim Premji University also accepts foreign nationals if they have taken the SATs and performed satisfactorily well in the IB exams. Those applying at the GCSE level must submit scorecards of at least 3 core subjects.

Candidates seeking admission to the full-time 3-year BA courses can opt for their desired branch from the ones mentioned below.

  • Economics
  • English
  • History
  • Philosophy
  • Social Science

Azim Premji University B. Sc + B. Ed Admission (Integrated)

University offers admission to a full-time 4- year integrated dual degree course named B. Sc + B. Ed course. This UG program is a residential course that is a dual degree in Science and Education. It's unique and has been approved by UGC as well. For admission to this course, candidates must get at least 50% aggregate marks in HSC/ Pre-University/ class 10+2 exams. The selection of the applicants is based on the entrance test administrated by the University.

Azim Premji University MA Admission

For admission to the MA, Applicants must have a relevant Bachelor's degree from a UGC-approved University, and that graduation course must be at least 3 years long. The University will accept valid Bachelor's degrees in any stream except for the MA in Economics. Therefore, aspirants seeking admission to the Azim Premji University MA Economics program must complete a BA/ B. Sc Economics degree.

However, suppose any student displays exceptional knowledge of the domain of Economics in personal interviews with Subject Matter Experts. In that case, they will be offered admission into the MA Economics program. Besides having a Bachelor's degree, applicants will also be expected to take the entrance exam. The Azim Premji University PG Entrance Exam date is in July.

Although the University accepts applications from UG freshers, it encourages applicants with professional working experience to apply more. Therefore, students with this working experience will be prioritized during the admission rounds as they will be exempted from several selection rounds. Moreover, Azim Premji University offers a 50% fee waiver to applicants with a least of 3 years of specialized work experience in their relevant field.

While applying to the full-time Master of Public Health, it is mandatory to have at least 2 years of working experience. Lastly, 25% of the seats have been reserved for students with domicile in Karnataka state.

Admission to the full-time 2-year MA program is made after including some of its disciplines like

  • Development
  • Economics
  • Education
  • Master's in Public Health

Azim Premji University LLM Admission

University provides admission to a full-time 1 year LLM program specializing in Law and development. Aspirants must have a full-time LLB degree from a UGC (University Grants Commission), and BCI (Bar Council of India) approved University.

The University will prioritize students who have taken the entrance exam and participated in personal interviews. Applicants with professional working experience in a relevant field will be given preference. Like other Azim Premji University PG courses, 25% of the total seats in the program will be reserved for students in the state of Karnataka.

Azim Premji University Entrance Exam

Azim Premji University conducts an entrance exam annually to select students for all its UG  programs. The entrance exam is divided into 2 portions wherein the syllabus will be similar to the one taught in class 10+2. Moreover, every correct answer will be awarded 2 marks, whereas the incorrect ones will get just a negative 1 mark. Lastly, unanswered questions won't be awarded any marks. All the information about the exam's pattern is given below.

Questions Type



MCQ Type Questions

40 MCQs

(English Language- 20 questions


Quantitative Reasoning- 20 Questions)

2 hours

Descriptive Type Questions

2 descriptive questions


(1 analytical writing question and 1 contextual writing question. Applicants are supposed to answer all questions in just 100-200 words)

1 hour

There is also an Azim Premji University PG Entrance Exam with different patterns for various Postgraduate courses. The exam pattern for the full-time MA/LLM programs will be something like this.




Question Type

Reading Comprehension

MA Education,

MA Development




Multiple Choice

General and Quantitative Reasoning Ability


Multiple Choice

Social Awareness


Multiple Choice

Writing Ability

(Attempt the question related to your 1st program preference only)


Descriptive Type

There is nonegative marking for the MCQ questions in the PG entrance exam. However, the exam pattern for admission to the full-time MA Economics program will differ. It also has been given below in detail.


Number of Questions

Question Type



Multiple Choice



Multiple Choice

Quantitative Economics


Multiple Choice

Indian Economy and Political Economy


Multiple Choice

Essay Question


2 out of 2 questions to be written

Note: Each multiple-choice question carries 1 mark. Please note that there will be no negative marking in any wrong question. The test taker is awarded a +1 mark for every correctly answered question and -0.5 for a wrong answer. Fortunately, the unattempted questions get no marks at all.

This entrance exam is conducted online at centers all over the country. The Azim Premji University admit card can be downloaded directly from the University's website after paying the registration fee. Personal interviews will be conducted on Zoom, so links for the meetings will be shared on the applicant's email id.

Azim Premji University Application Process

Azim Premji University accepts applications in both online and offline formats.

Online Mode

  1. Candidates can visit the Azim Premji University official website and click on dropbox. After clicking, they must select their desired UG or PG program from the list.
  2. Now, click on the 'Apply Now button, which will redirect the applicant to a new web portal.
  3. Students may now fill out the Azim Premji University online application by providing the correct contact details, academic records like scores of qualifying exams, marks from the entrance exam, certificates, and relevant professional information.

Note: If any of the information provided by the applicant is found to be incorrect or misleading, the University will immediately reject the application.

  1. Also, attach self-attested scanned copies of important documents like certificates, degrees, scorecards, mark sheets, LORs, SOPs, aadhar cards, etc.
  2. Lastly, pay the requisite amount of Azim Premji University application fees of Rs. 1100 via any online gateway like Net Banking, UPI, Debit Cards, etc. This application fee will be non-refundable, and paying it doesn't guarantee admission to a program.'

Offline Mode

  1. In the offline mode, students must prepare a valid DD in favor of the Registrar of Azim Premji University. Moreover, the correct and complete contact details must be mentioned at the back of the DD so the University can post the official application form to the applicant's house.
  2. After receiving the admission form from the University, students may now fill out all the required fields in a similar way as mentioned above. However, it must be ensured that no column marked with a red star is left empty, as it may lead to the rejection of the application.
  3. To prove whatever has been filled in the form, students must also attach self-attested photocopies of important documents like certificates, degrees, mark sheets, scorecards, etc.
  4. Lastly, pack the complete duly filled application form and post it to the University's main address in Bangalore.
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