Ashoka Aptitude Test Preparation 2022: Tips, Strategy & Guide

Ashoka Aptitude Test 2022

Arpta Singh

Arpta SinghSenior Executive – Content

Updated on Jun 17, 2022 13:35 IST

Preparing for the Ashoka Aptitude Test (AAT) can be a bit more challenging than one can imagine. Students will have to ace the AAT and clear the interview round in order to get admission to Ashoka University. Students will have to write an on the spot essay, give the AAT, which will be followed by the interview round. However, candidates who have given the SAT/ACT exam do not need to appear for Ashoka Aptitude Test (AAT). The admission process for UG courses offered at Ashoka University is such that candidates will be evaluated at each stage of the process. The university offers BA/BSc programmes where students can choose a major from a set of 9 pure or 8 interdisciplinary subjects.

In order to ace the entrance exam, students need to prepare well, get the right study material, solve sample papers and test themselves in order to ace the admission test. The AAT is a national-level entrance exam and students from all over the country appear for AAT to get admission in the university. Students should have the right strategies in mind and the right plans in order to ace the entrance exam. 

Ashoka Aptitude Test Exam Highlights

Name of Exam

Ashoka Aptitude Test (AAT)

Conducting Body

Ashoka University, Haryana

Exam Mode

Written & Online

Exam Language


Exam Duration

Essay Writing – 30 minutes

AAT – 90 minutes

Official Website

Ashoka Aptitude Test Exam Pattern

Students should know the exam pattern as to what they can expect in the entrance test. Ashoka University conducts AAT 2021 as an online and written test. All candidates who have been shortlisted for the interview round need to appear for Ashoka Aptitude Test. However, aspirants who have earlier appeared for ACT/SAT can opt not to give this online entrance test. Candidates are informed that AAT exam is conducted on the same day as when the interview round is conducted. Also, Ashoka University entrance test is conducted at the same venue as the interview round.

Ashoka Aptitude Test Marking Scheme

AAT Exam Pattern 2021


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 40

Step-wise Preparation

  • Step 1: Understand the Pattern and Marking Scheme.
  • Step 2: Get the prescribed syllabus for the applied course.
  • Step 3: Get all the study material you can to prepare better for the Ashoka Aptitude Test.
  • Step 4: Create a day to day and weekly time table on how much material you can study on a daily basis.
  • Step 5: Revise as much as you can at the end of the day.
  • Step 6: Get proper rest during your preparation.

How to prepare for AAT 2022

Students should prepare for AAT in the following ways: 

  • Time Management: The students should make a time management schedule and timeline of how they are going to segregate the topics and subjects. How much study material can one cover in one day, one week or a month. It is imperative to create a plan and a schedule before you get down to study. Give yourself enough rest and time to revise as well in the schedule. Preparation works well according to plan. 
  • Solve Previous Years Question Papers: The best way to know and understand the entrance exam is by solving the previous years' question papers and sample papers. Through a question paper, one can understand the exam pattern, marking scheme and the type of questions that can come in the entrance exam. Solve the question papers and test your abilities. The best way is to do it according to the time mentioned on the question paper. 
  • Revision: Once you have prepared, it’s time to revise what you have studied. By revising, you can remember better what you have studied. For example, if you have opted for History, dates are the most important part of the subject. By revising, you understand what you have studied better.
  • Get Prep Books: Get as many prep books as you can according to the course applied for. Through prep books, one can get more information that is not mentioned in the prescribed syllabus which can be helpful in understanding the topic. Prep books also test you through questions related to topics covered in the question paper. Get at least two to three prep books.

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