Admission Modalities

Integrated First Degree Programs

IcfaiTech motto is Meritum Ethicus. In keeping with this philosophy admissions are made purely on merit, on an all India basis, for all the programs offered at IcfaiTech. The merit position of the candidates will be based on the percentile score obtained by them in ATIT, conducted by IcfaiTech, Hyderabad. English is the medium of instruction for all the programs in the Institute. The final selection of a candidate is based entirely on candidate’s merit, his/her preferences, disciplines available and availability of seats. The admission process followed by IcfaiTech is explained in detail as below:

1. Eligibility for Admission into Integrated First Degree Programs

  • For B.Sc. Pass with 50% aggregate marks or equivalent CGPA in Class XII with Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and English as subjects.
  • For B.Tech Pass with 60% aggregate marks or equivalent CGPA in Class XII with Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and English as subjects.
  • Class XII (or its equivalent) students awaiting their final examinations results may also apply.

2. Application for ATIT:

All candidates interested in appearing for ATIT 2020, for seeking admission in the first degree programs of IcfaiTech will be required to submit application form on or before 20 April, 2020.

3. ATIT Examination:

is an aptitude test conducted online in Computer Based Test format. The test is conducted from 25 April to 10 May, 2020. The test is of 3 hours duration and is conducted in 2 sessions per day at about 50 cities all over India.

The test constitutes objective type questions in Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, English and Logical reasoning in multiple choice format. The question paper pattern is given below and syllabus is given in website

Subject Number of questions
Mathematics 50
Physics 40
Chemistry 30
English 30
Logical Reasoning 30
Total 180

4. Preparation of Merit List for Admission:

The merit position of all candidates who have appeared in ATIT will be prepared on the basis of their total percentile scores obtained in ATIT. It is possible that the final ATIT scores of two candidates may be the same. Then the following criterion will be used to resolve the merit position of the two candidates:

  • First their scores obtained in Mathematics and Physics in ATIT will be considered.
  • If the tie still exists then their score in English and Logical reasoning in ATIT will be considered.
  • If the tie still exists, then their total PCM marks in 12th examination will be considered for their separation.

5. Availability of Seats:

The total number of admissions made may vary from year to year. The change in the total number of seats takes place primarily to adjust to the requirements of a highly flexible system which accommodates dual degree, transfer, etc. Based on earlier experience and on a statistical projection of the responses received in the application form, IcfaiTech might make admission offers to a larger number of candidates than the number of seats earmarked.

6. The Process of Allotment of Seats:

Once the merit list has been prepared, computer software is programmed to allot the seats starting from the first candidate on the merit list and going down the same until all seats are filled up. At any time when the computer considers a candidate, it first tries to accommodate the first preference of the candidate and goes to his/her second preference if his/her first preference could not be accommodated and so on. Computerized seat allotment will be done and immediate admission offers are made.

Based on our past experience, a certain number of candidates would be placed on waiting list. Whenever vacancies arise, the procedure of allotment would be exactly the same as described above. During each iteration a de novo allotment starting from the first candidate in the merit list will be made. Of course, in this allotment, candidates who have declined the offer and/or who have not paid fees by 15 June 2020 would be removed from the merit list. It is now clear that in this process not only some of the candidates who are on the waiting list will get an allotment but also certain students who have already got an allotment may now get a new allotment to one of their higher preference if seats are now available.

7. The Sliding Operation:

Whenever a candidate is given admission in to a lower preferred program, he/she is kept on the waiting list for his/her higher preferred programs until all admissions for First Semester of the academic year are completed. Any vacancy in any program caused by non-acceptance of the admission offer will be filled by offering the vacant seat to the next candidate in the order of merit. This process is called ‘Sliding-Up’. According to the Institute rules, his/her acceptance of the admission offer implies that he/she will be automatically considered for sliding up to higher preferred program as indicated in his/her application form.

8. Waiting List Candidates:

The waiting list policy of IcfaiTech has the following characteristics namely:

  • The cut-off point for the waiting list is arrived at by our past experience in terms of the responses from the candidates, the number and the quality of candidates who have applied in the current year with a view to complete the admissions and start the classes on time.
  • Those who are offered admission in to a program in the first instance (original admission) will continue to be on the waiting list for their higher preferences.
  • The Institute does not assign any waiting list number.
  • A candidate who has a higher ATIT score may be on the waiting list while a candidate who has a lower ATIT score may have got admission because the former crossed out a program which the latter had opted for and seats were available in that particular program. Therefore it is expected that the candidates will indicate preferences for all the programs in the application form.
  • Any candidate who crosses out (does not choose) a program not only ceases to be candidate for admission to the program but also for consideration on the waiting list of that particular program. For example a candidate could cross out the preference for CSE admission. In such a case the candidate will not be considered for original admission in CSE, he/ she will also not be on the waiting list for admission in the CSE program.
  • Candidates shortlisted for the waiting list must pay their fee (by 15 June, 2020) along with the candidates who have been offered confirmed admission, in order to remain in contention for confirmed admission.

Some tips on marking preferences and crossing out: The candidates are strongly advised to exercise their preferences after careful consideration. If a candidate wishes to join IcfaiTech irrespective of the program so that he can slide up until the admission process is complete or he/she can avail of certain unusual flexibilities like dual degree, etc. it would not be in his/her interest to cross out any program. The other extreme is where a candidate is absolutely sure of sliding up and such candidates would be advised to show preferences to those limited programs only and cross out the rest.

Higher Degree and Doctoral Degree Programs

1. Eligibility Criteria

For Admission into Higher Degree Programs

  • Pass with 60% aggregate marks or equivalent CGPA in Bachelors degree in the relevant branch of Engineering.
  • M.Sc in Physics/Electronics/Mathematics with 60% aggregate marks and a valid GATE score.
  • Students awaiting their final year final semester results may also apply.
  • Must have qualified GATE.

For Admission into the Doctoral Degree Programs

  • M.Tech or it’s equivalent with a minimum of 60% aggregate marks or equivalent CGPA.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering/Technology/M.Sc with exceptionally good academic record are eligible for admission into Ph.D program in Engineering and Technology, subject to one of the following conditions:
  • B.Tech degree from IITs and NITs with a minimum CGPA of 8.0 or its equivalent.
  • B.Tech degree holder from a reputed R & D organization with proven research record.
  • B.Tech degree from other Universities with a minimum CGPA of 8.0 or its equivalent and a valid GATE score.

Admissions will be offered based on scores secured in the Research Aptitude Test-2020 (RAPT-2020). Candidates who have qualified NET /GATE exams are exempted from appearing for RAPT. Such candidates will be directly called for interview.