List of Astronomy Entrance Exams


The natural science that deals with the study of heavenly bodies as well as the phenomena that occurs outside the atmosphere of the earth is called as Astronomy. The basic criterion required for one to pursue a course in astronomy is a pass in class 12.  Once they complete their graduation (B.Sc Astronomy/Astrophysics), students can specialize in astronomy. To get admitted into these courses, students need to write an admission test. Various Universities across India conduct their own entrance exams. The entrance exams in astronomy are:

List of Entrance Exams in Astronomy

  • Aligarh Muslim University Entrance Exam
  • Andhra University Entrance Exam
  • Aryabhatta Research Institute of Observational Sciences (A.R.I.E.S.), Joint Entrance Screening Test
  • Bangalore University Entrance Exam
  • Birla Institute of Technology - BITSAT Entrance Exam
  • Cochin University of Science and Technology Entrance Exam
  • Cochin University of Science and Technology: Department of Atmospheric Sciences Entrance Exam
  • Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University Entrance Exam
  • Harish Chandra Research Institute, Allahabad (Uttar Pradesh) Combined Research Entrance Exam
  • Indian Institute of Astrophysics Entrance Exam
  • Indian Institute of Geomagnetism Entrance Exam
  • Indian Institute of Science (IISc.): Department of Physics, Bangalore (Karnataka) Entrance Exam
  • Indian Institute of Technology - Joint Entrance exam
  • Inter University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics (I.U.C.A.A.), Pune (Maharashtra)
  • IUCAA NCRA admission test (INAT) (set by the National Centre for Radio Astrophysics, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (NCRA-TIFR), Pune)
  • JNTU College of Engineering Entrance Exam
  • Madurai Kamaraj University Entrance Exam
  • Mahatma Gandhi University Entrance Exam
  • Osmania University Entrance Exam
  • Patiala University Entrance Exam
  • Physical Research Laboratory (PRL) All India Common Medical Entrance Test
  • Punjab University Entrance Exam
  • Punjabi University Entrance Exam
  • Raman Research Institute Entrance Exam
  • Raman Research Institute Joint Entrance Screening Test
  • S N Bose National Centre for Basic Sciences Joint Entrance Screening Test
  • Shivaji University Entrance Exam
  • Swami Ramanand Teerth Marathwada University Entrance Exam
  • Tata Institute of Fundamental Research Common Admission Test
  • Tezpur University Entrance Exam
  • The Indira Gandhi National Open University Entrance Exam
  • University of Chennai Entrance Exam
  • University of Kolkata Entrance Exam
  • University of Lucknow Entrance Exam
  • Courses available in Astronomy
  • M.Sc. Astronomy
  • M.Sc. Astrophysics
  • M.Sc. Meteorology
  • Ph.D. Astronomy
  • Ph.D. Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Ph.D. Astrophysics
  • Ph.D. Atmospheric Science and Astrophysics

Exam Pattern for the Astronomy Course

The questions will be of the objective category. The questions will be from topics such as:

  • Chemistry
  • Mathematics
  • Physics

Incorrect answers will get negative marks. In some exams, students can attend the paper in either Hindi or English.

How to Procure the Application for the Astronomy Course?

Admission forms can be got from the Universities or can be taken from their official websites. Students can also get their form by post. Another method by which they can get the forms is to purchase them from selected banks.



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12 Responses to “List of Astronomy Entrance Exams”

  1. 12

    Dear Sir,

    I am 12th student with the subjects Phy .Chem. Math, Eng. and I want to to B.Tech (Astrophysics). Please let me know the procedure for doing the B.Tech and the concerned colleges in North India. Your advice may be a pillar in building my carrier . With regards.

  2. 11


    i am (’AJEETH SURYASH’) an ”I” year bsc. physics student and i aspire to get into the field of astronomy . so what should be my next step towards my goal .

    if you know please send the information to my mail….
    my mail id : [email protected]

  3. 10

    Sir, my son is studying in class XII now. He is very keen on writing astronomy olympiads. Pl let me know the dates and where to get the details of fees and centre.

  4. 9
    aman shukla:

    My Que is, list of astronomy exam of this year for class 11 ?

  5. 8

    I want 2 become a software engineer .Can u find me some best institutes?

  6. 7
    subhash johnson:

    How to become a cosmologist after complition of B.Sc.

  7. 6
    Mevada Vini Rajnikant:

    I am a student of 11th(semester 2)science (gujarat board). I want to give exam relate to astronomy . So please give me information regarding exam .how the exam is conducting? On basis which syllabus exam will conduct.

  8. 5
    Chetan kumar:


    I have completed my B.E in Electronics & communication in 2011. I want to persue my Mtech. in Astrophysics and Astronomy.So, Please give the information on different colleges offering this course,eligibility and admission dates.

  9. 4

    Respected Sir/Madam,
    I am Rohit R. Bhesaniya I want to know about The National Astronomy Examination 2012.
    Because one student of baroda was cleared this exam and get recruitment in NASA.
    So, my kindly request to you that give me positive reply on my mail id.
    I m in B.E. Final Year Electronics & Communication Engineering.

  10. 3

    i am in 12th(cbse board) from delhi.
    i want to make my career in astronomy and i want to become an astronomer for ISRO,NASA,etc.
    what are the entrance forms after 12th

  11. 2

    Respected sir,i am 3rd year physics studet, i want to know about the entrance exam and reference books for entrance exam.

  12. 1

    i am 4th year mechanical student, so by which way i can get into space research programs