Ashoka University Overview, Application Form, Eligibility, Syllabus, Results, & More

About Ashoka University

Ashoka University is a pioneer in its focus on providing a liberal education at par with the best in the world. The aim at Ashoka is to help students become well-rounded individuals who can think critically about issues from multiple perspectives, communicate effectively and become leaders with a commitment to public service. An Ashoka education carries a strong emphasis on foundational knowledge, thorough academic research based on rigorous pedagogy, and hands-on experience with real-world challenges. The 2250-plus students on campus, drawn from 30 states and over 243 cities in India and 27 other countries, receive a world-class interdisciplinary education through undergraduate and post-graduate programmes led by internationally renowned faculty.


Admission Process


1. Application and Assessments


Application: Academic scores, SAT/ACT scores, Personal Essays, Recommendation, Non-academic Engagement

Assessments: Ashoka Aptitude Assessment, on the spot essay


2. Shortlist for Interview


Interview with panel


3. Decisions & Financial Aid


About Ashoka Aptitude Assessment


The Ashoka Aptitude Assessment has been developed for Ashoka University's admissions purposes by Cambridge and is based on the Thinking Skills Assessment to evaluate the thinking skills of the applicant. It consists of questions on problem-solving skills (includes numerical and spatial reasoning) and critical thinking skills (includes understanding arguments and reasoning using everyday language). It has a total of 40 Multiple Choice Questions (20 problem-solving questions and 20 critical thinking questions) and is designed to be taken with minimal preparation.


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Ashoka Aptitude Assessment Eligibility Criteria


The candidates can secure admission in Ashoka University UG programmes if they have appeared for SAT or ACT or Ashoka Aptitude Assessment (AAA) or have their final Class XII board/equivalent examination scores. All applicants applying with SAT/ ACT scores need to mention their scored while filling the AAA application form.


For applicants whose final Class XII board examination scores are not available at the time of evaluation, the SAT/ACT or the Ashoka Aptitude Assessment (AAA) may be used to make a firm offer of admission. This is especially helpful for the first round of admissions where most applicants may not have their final board examination scores. No applicant will be rejected before receiving the final Class XII board scores.


Exam Pattern


Name of Exam

Ashoka Aptitude Assessment

Conducting Body

Ashoka University, Haryana

Exam Mode


Exam Language


Exam Duration

Essay Writing – 30 minutes

AAA – 90 minutes

No. of Questions

Essay Writing – 1

AAA – 40


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No of Questions

Problem-solving skills

(includes numerical and spatial reasoning) 


Critical thinking skills

(includes understanding arguments and reasoning using everyday language)


Total No of Questions



Marking Scheme


  • The candidate will be awarded 4 marks for each correct answer.
  • There will be no negative marking.


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