Undergraduate admissions at IIIT Hyderabad through UGEE 2022

Are you aspiring for admission at the prestigious International Institute of Information Technology Hyderabad? Are desirous of taking up a dual degree program in computer science? Learn about the important dates and other relevant details specific to the Undergraduate Entrance Examination (UGEE) conducted by IIIT Hyderabad for admission to its dual degree undergraduate programs.

About IIIT Hyderabad

International Institute of Information Technology (IIIT) Hyderabad is a premier institute located in the erstwhile city of Nizams, but presently the IT capital of the Indian state of Telangana. The institute is well known for its various undergraduate, postgraduate and research programmes in the field of Computer Science. IIIT-H, as it is popularly known, is at par with the top IITs in India, when it comes to its computer science courses and the placements that the institute provides to its students. The institute is amongst the best in India for learning to code. Founded in 1998, the institute has over the years built up its reputation not only in India but overseas as well. It is today, the top institute that wins the highest number of GSOC (Google Summer of Code) internships every year in India.

There are various channels for admission to its undergraduate courses at IIIT Hyderabad. The UGEE is one of them.

About UGEE

UGEE stands for Undergraduate Entrance Examination. The exam is conducted by IIIT Hyderabad for admission to its 5-year dual degree programmes. Students graduating after undertaking these programmes are awarded a B.Tech as well as an MS by Research degree. For the MS part, it is essential for the students to successfully undertake research and complete a thesis on it. The dual degree programmes are available in the field of Computer Science and Electronics & Communication Engineering as given below.

[image source: courtesy official website, IIIT-H]

Important dates

  • Application window opens on – 10 March 2022

  • Application window closes on - 15 May 2022

  • UG Entrance Exam date – 04 June 2022 (2 pm to 5 pm IST)


The candidate should have a 10+2 or equivalent qualification from a recognised board with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics as the compulsory subjects.

Selection process

Candidates are selected through the UGEE channel in a two-stage process. The candidates first appear for a computer-based test that is conducted by the institute itself and those qualifying the same are shortlisted for an interview. The final selection of the candidates is done solely based on the performance of the candidates in the interview.

Computer-based test

The computer-based test has two sections.
  1. SUPR – SUPR stands for Subject Proficiency Test. Through this test, the candidate is tested on their proficiency in the subjects Maths, Chemistry and Physics. The test is based mostly on class 11th and 12th syllabi. The test is of 60 minutes duration.

  2. REAP – Stands for Research Aptitude Test, which tests the analytical and creative thinking skills of the prospective candidates. As every dual degree programme has an element of research in them, this test is useful in judging the research aptitude skills of the candidates. The test is of 120 minutes in duration.

The total marks for the test are 150. The questions in SUPR are of multiple choice type, whereas in REAP, apart from multiple choice type, some of the questions will be without options, but have greater weightage in terms of marks. Most of the questions in both the sections will be on maths and physics. Whatever questions are asked in chemistry, like math and physics, will also be calculation-based. Sample questions for both SUPR and REAP are available on the IIIT Hyderabad website along with a Mock Test for familiarizing the candidates with the format of the tests.

How to apply

The application for the UGEE has to be done online. Aspiring candidates to first visit the official website of IIIT Hyderabad and register themselves. They can then log on to the application portal and submit the online application form within the due dates as given above.

Application fee: A non-refundable fee of INR 2,500.

Candidates, who might be looking for lateral entry opportunities to take admission at IIIT Hyderabad may go through the article on lateral entry at IIIT-H.

For queries, if any

UG Admissions
IIIT Hyderabad, Gachibowli,
Hyderabad – 500032

Email: ugadmissions@iiit.ac.in
Phone: +91 40 66531250, 66531337 (Monday to Saturday – 10 am to 5 pm, IST)
IIIT-H website: https://www.iiit.ac.in/

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Author: Sheo Shankar Jha20 Aug 2022 Member Level: Diamond   Points : 2

The presentation of this article is highly informative providing aspirants the detailed information regarding the organisation's reputation, interview procedures and other important dates. The aspirants would be required to prepare on the similar lines as they would do for IIT entrance tests. Hence the basics of the chapters in respect of Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics is not to be ignored. Since the structure of the course has been designed to cater to the needs of IT employers and Research organisations, they should not miss this opportunity with their casual approach.

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