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SRDE National Aptitude Test (NAT)


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National Aptitude Test (NAT) for admission to Management & Allied programmes (BBA, BCA and MBA, PGDBM etc.) conducted by SRDE's Association of Higher Educational Institutions

National Aptitude Test (NAT) is a common entrance test conducted for candidates at the Under Graduate (NAT-UG) and the Post Graduate (NAT-PG) levels for admission in Management & Allied programmes of Participating Institutions such as BBA, BCA and MBA, PGDBM respectively. In NAT 2009; there are Eight Universities and over Sixty Higher Education Institutions accepting scores of NAT at UG / PG levels.

SRDE's Association of Higher Educational Institutions has a competent team of professionals with modern techniques and Infrastructure for the administration of the testing system, fully supported by the expertise of its high profile Board & Council members. Some of the prominent members of the Board include Prof. (Dr.) V.N. Rajasekharan Pillai Vice Chancellor (IGNOU), Prof.H.A. Ranganath Director- NAAC, Prof. (Dr.) B.B. Bhattacharya Vice Chancellor (JNU), Prof. (Dr.) Syed E. Hasnain, Vice Chancellor (University of Hyderabad), Prof. (Dr.) Jayagovind, Vice Chancellor (National School of Law University, Bangalore), Prof. (Dr.) Chandra Krishnamurthy, Vice Chancellor, (S.N.D.T. Women's University, Mumbai), Prof. Vachaspati Upadhyaya, Vice Chancellor (Shri Lal Bahadur Shastri Rashtriya Sanskrit Vidyapeetha University, New Delhi) and many more.

Some of the Universities/ Institutes associated with NAT are Gujarat Vidyapeeth University, Shobit University, EIILM University, Karunya University, Jaipur National University, Tilak Maharashtra Vidyapeeth University, MATS University, Jayoti Vidyapeeth Women's University, Times Business School, New Delhi Institute of Management Studies, Jaipuria Institute Of Management Studies, Institute of Management and Research, Graduate School of Business & Administration, Excel Group of Institutions, Maharishi Arvind Institute of Hotel Management, TASMAC, WLC College, Jyoti Nivas College, SCMS-Cochin, T John Group of Institutions, Presidency College, ASM Group of Institutes, International Institute of Management & HRD among others.

SRDE offers cash scholarships and awards to the meritorious candidates of NAT to promote Higher Education amongst the youth of the country:

Smt. Santosh Memorial Merit Scholarships: SRDE offers one time merit scholarship of a total amount Rs. 1,00,000/- to be distributed among the top 10 rank holders of NAT-UG and NAT-PG respectively.

Dr. S. V. Narayanan Awards: SRDE offers cash awards of Rs. 1000/- each in order of merit to the next 10 candidates (i.e. other than scholarship recipients) of NAT-UG and NAT-PG five in each group

Eligibility Criteria for NAT

FOR NAT-UG (Under Graduate)

Candidates who have passed or appeared / are going to appear in the 10+2 of recognised Boards

FOR NAT-PG (Post Graduate)

Candidates who have passed or appeared / are going to appear in the final year of the graduate degree courses

Important Dates

Commencement of sale of NAT forms for Candidates: 7th of March 2009

Last Date for Sale & Submission of NAT forms: 7th of May 2009

Date of Test (NAT-UG & NAT-PG): 23rd May 2009

How to apply

The NAT form and Bulletin is being sold from select branches of AXIS BANK across the country apart from special sale counters. The form can also be downloaded from the website:

Test Centres

Agra, Bangalore, Bhubaneswar, Chandigarh, Cochin, Dehradun, Delhi, Ghaziabad, Gurgaon, Hisar, Indore, Jaipur, Jammu, Kanpur, Kolkatta, Lucknow, Varanasi, Meerut, Noida, Patna, Pune, Ranchi

SAHEI reserves the right to add/cancel/ combine or change any test centre at its own discretion due to administrative or any unforeseen reasons. Note: NAT is being appraised by several Universities/ State Governments for recognition separately. The list of centres can be altered on the basis of request from the same.

Further details contact Ms. Vishakha on 011-32438843/ 9311305291 or Ms. Swati on 9311305286.

You may also send your queries by email - [email protected]

Examination Timetables and Schedules are subjected to change and are to be taken for indicative purpose only. Students are advised to contact with the University for the exact and latest examination information.

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