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Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Why the AKU admission test?

Assalamualaikum!

Once you've submitted the application form, you should, within a few days, receive a mail from AKU containing your admit card for the test. In 2012, the test got conducted on 8th April and every year the date tends to change. (To stay updated, check out the NEWS page of this blog occasionally. When the date is out, ill try to post it up there.)

If you noticed, the application form you filled out was not very exhaustive. It just asked for basic info and did not even care to look at any of your extra-cirricular activities. This is because
they want to see if you can even clear the test in the first place. Its like screening, really. They want to ensure their students are smart. If you don't clear it, make sure you don't stress yourself. Its ok, things like this happen all the time. What matters is that you gave your best.

But if you do clear it (which means achieving a position in the top 10% of scores attained by students on the test in a particular year), they'll mail you an envelope with your interview date along with a form which asks about all your high school activities at length. Although ill be discussing this form in a later post, I would highly recommend looking at this form beforehand as it should give you an idea about the type of things they are looking for, in a candidate. Once you've had a good look at it, work hard right now so that you'll have stuff to fill in that form in the future, InshaAllah.

What I actually want to discuss in this post is the importance of the AKU admission test. From what I have come to know, this is one THE most deciding factors when it comes to getting admission at AKU. Ofcourse, others things like extra-cirriculars etc matter, but the test is what counts most. If you score high on the test, the rest of the process should be fairly easy. But if you score low.. don't be surprised to be surprised in your interview. Im serious. AKU interviews are either normal (cordial), or slightly humiliating to say the least.


6 comments:

  1. How much is Extra-Curricular a deciding factor?

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  2. There is no fixed weightage for anything....whatever is your strong point will make you stand out and you'll get selected because of that. So don't freak out if you don't have many extra-curricular activities....maybe you are gifted in another way. :)

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  3. Hii,I got 85.38% in the AKU test, will an average interview be enough to get me through?:(

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    1. As mentioned earlier, no set weightage for the test and interview is told to us.
      So yeah, can't really say anything but give the best interview that you possibly can give.

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  4. Where can I see the form for the extra curriculars?

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    1. You'll have to pass the test for that. I'm afraid those forms are not available openly.

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