All India Online Aptitude Test

Counselling: 07 Oct - 30 Oct 2021

Online Mode

Counselling: 07 Oct - 30 Oct 2021

AIOAT Basic Information

  • Application Fee:₹ 500
  • Number Of Attempts:1
  • Examination Modes:Online Mode
  • Exam Conducting Body:Rehabilitation Council of India (RCI)
  • Courses:DIP ENG
  • Streams:Engineering

AIOAT 2021: Notification(Released), Application Form, Eligibility

Updated On - September 24 2021 by Akriti Maurya

AIOAT 2021 or All India Online Aptitude Test will not be conducted. The admission in diploma level courses in special education (HI / MR / VI / ASD / CP / MD / DB) will be offered based on the qualifying exam score. Candidates must have passed class 12 to be eligible for the AIOAT admission test. It is a national-level entrance test that is conducted every year.  Candidates can check all the vital information regarding AIOAT 2021 such as its Application form, Eligibility criteria, Exam pattern, and syllabus from this article.

AIOAT 2021 Exam Status

Candidates can check the AIOAT 2021 Exam status from the below table:


All India Online Aptitude Test 2021 Status

Official notification released
Exam dateNot announced.

AIOAT 2021 Important Dates

Candidates can note all the important dates given below.
AIOAT 2021 Schedule
EventsDates (tentative)
Opening of Online Registration Portal31 August 2021
Closing of Online Registration Portal30 September 2021
Release of National Merit List alongwith the waiting list01 October 2021
1st Round Admission07 – 13 October 2021
2nd Round Admission15 – 21 October 2021
3rd Round Admission23 – 29 October 2021
Release of Final List of Provisionally admitted candidates30 October 2021
Commencement of Classes01 November 2021

AIOAT 2021 Application Form

Rehabilitation Council of India will release AIOAT 2021 application form online mode. Interested candidates first have to register/before filling the application form. Candidates can check all the important information related to the AIOAT application form from the below-given points:

  • Successfully registered candidates are advised to keep all-important educational qualification documents and other documents ready for the further registration process.
  • AIOAT application form is to be filled in the English language only. 
  • In AIOAT application form, candidates have to enter all necessary details in it such as personal detail, educational detail, course-related details, parents’ details, contact details, and many more.
  • Candidates must check all the information they are filling in the application form.
  • There is no need to send the hard copy of the registration form to the office of RCI.
  • After entering all the details, candidates have to upload some required documents in the application form as asked by the authority.
  • The registration fee of Rs 500/- (for the general category) and Rs 400/- (for SC/ST/PwD candidates) is to be paid.
  • Once the application fee is paid, candidates can not make changes to the registration form.
  • At least, the candidate has to submit the application form and take the print of the same.

AIOAT 2021 Application Fee

After filling the application form successfully, candidates have to submit the application form. All the applicants have to pay the application fee before the last date to get successfully registered for the exam. Candidates can check the expected fee from below:

AIOAT Registration Fee
CategoryAIOAT 2021 application fee
General and OBC category candidatesRs 500
Mode of Payment: Candidates can submit the payment via the following online gateways:
  • Debit Card
  • Credit Card
  • Internet Banking
  • The amount of application fee is non-refundable.
  • Candidates are advised to take a printout of the payment confirmation receipt once the application fee is successfully paid.

Document required to fill AIOAT 2021 Application form

At the time of filling the AIOAT application form, candidates must need the following documents to fill mandatory fields in the form:

  • Valid Mobile and Email ID
  • Class 10th and 12th mark sheet
  • Scanned copy of a photograph and signature
  • Debit/Credit card or net banking details for registration fee payment

AIOAT 2021 Eligibility Criteria

Candidates must check the AIOAT eligibility criteria before applying for the exam from the below-given points:

  • Qualification: Candidate must have passed class 12 or equivalent exam from any recognized board or university in any stream.
  • Marks: Candidate must have scored more than 50% marks in the qualifying examination. While candidates from SC/ST/PWD/OBC category will be given relaxation of 5% marks i.e minimum marks for such candidate is 45% in the qualifying examination.
  • Appearing applicants: Candidates appearing in the class 12 exam this year can also apply for the AIOAT exam.

AIOAT 2021 Exam Pattern

Candidates can check some important points regarding the AIOAT exam pattern from below:

  • Mode of exam: Online mode
  • Duration: 120 minutes i.e 2 hours
  • Total number of questions: 100 questions
  • Type of questions: Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)
  • Marking Scheme: One (01) mark for each correct answer. No negative marking.

Candidates can check the distribution of questions of all the sections from the table given below:

AIOAT Exam Pattern
SectionNo. of questions
English 25
General Awareness25

AIOAT 2021 Syllabus

Candidates must note that the AIOAT exam syllabus generally includes topics from the high school level. AIOAT is a computer-based online test in which candidates have to attempt 100 multiple choice questions of one mark each in 120 minutes. The syllabus consists of the following four sections:

  • English
  • Numerical
  • Reasoning
  • General Awareness.

Each section consists of 25 questions. The syllabus of the AIOAT entrance exam is generally based on the CBSE class IX syllabus and the CBSE class X syllabus.

AIOAT 2021 Admit Card

RCI will issue AIOAT admit card only for candidates who have successfully filled the application form along with the payment of the registration fee.

  • Candidates can obtain the admit card online only. Authority will not send the AIOAT Hall ticket via post or any other method.
  • Candidates have to log in at the RCI official website using their application number, DOB, and email id provided at the time of registration.
  • Applicants will have to carry the printout of the BSTC admit card on the day of examination.
Details on the AIOAT 2021 Admit Card

Candidates can check the following information on the AIOAT admit card.

  • Candidate’s name
  • Application number
  • Roll number
  • Date of Birth
  • Gender
  • Candidate's category
  • Exam center address
  • Exam center name
  • Exam date
  • Exam time
  • Reporting Time
  • Gate Closing Time
  • Other exam day important details

AIOAT 2021 Result

Rehabilitation Council of India (RCI) will release the All India Online Aptitude Test (AIOAT) result online at the official website, rehab council.nic.in.

  • The result has been released in the form of a scorecard that contains the candidate’s marks in the test.
  • Candidates have to enter their application number and date of birth for checking their results.
  • Once the scorecard is released, a national merit list is published by the authority which contains the candidate's rank.
  • Candidates can take admission in diploma courses in special education (HI / MR / VI / ASD / CP / MD / DB) based on their rank in the online aptitude test.

AIOAT 2021 Merit List and Cut Off

After the release of the result, the Council will release the National merit list which contains the rank of the candidates. Based on candidates' all India qualifying merit list, admission in courses and institutes is provided. In 2020, candidates with a score of 38 marks or more in aggregate were offered admission in the first round of admission. Candidates with a score of 30 or more were offered admission in the second round of admission. The admission is offered rank wise i.e the candidate with a higher score is given preference over the one who has scored lesser.

List of AIOAT Diploma Courses

Candidates can get the complete list of diploma courses provided after qualifying AIOAT entrance test from the table given below:

AIOAT Diploma Courses
Diploma in Community Based RehabilitationDCBR
Diploma in Early Childhood Special Education (Hearing Impairment)DECSE_HI
Diploma in Early Childhood Special Education (Mental Retardation)DECSE_MR
D.Ed. Special Education (Autism Spectrum Disorders)DSE_ASD
D.Ed. Special Education (Cerebral Palsy)DES_CP
D.Ed. Special Education (Deafblind)DSE_DB
D.Ed. Special Education (Hearing Impairment)DSE_HI
D.Ed. Special Education (Multiple Disabilities)DSE_MD
D.Ed. Special Education (Mental Retardation)DSE_MR
D.Ed. Special Education (Visual Impairment)DSE_VI
Diploma in Hearing Aid Repair and Ear Mould TechnologyDHAREMT
Diploma in Hearing Language and SpeechDHLS
Diploma in Indian Sign Language InterpretationDISLI
Diploma in Prosthetics & OrthoticsDPO
Diploma in Rehabilitation TherapyDRT
Diploma in Vocational Rehabilitation (Mental Retardation)DVR_MR
Diploma in Computer Education (Visual Impairment)DCE_VI

AIOAT 2021 Highlights

Candidates can check the AIOAT Highlights from the table given below:

AIOAT 2021 Highlights
Exam NameAll India online aptitude test
Exam LevelNational Level
AIOAT Official Websitehttp://www.rehabcouncil.nic.in/
Conducting AuthorityRehabilitation Council of India

About Rehabilitation Council of India

The Rehabilitation Council of India (RCI) was set up in 1986. The RCI Act was enacted by the parliament in September 1992 and became a Statutory Body on 22 June 1993. The RCI mainly focuses to regulate the policied and services given to persons with disabilities. The focus of the council is to regulate training programs targeted at disabled, disadvantaged, and special education requirement communities. The Rehabilitation Council of India (RCI) is the apex government body, established under an Act of Parliament, for regulating training programs and courses targeted at disabled, disadvantaged, and special education requirement communities. In 2000, the Rehabilitation Council of India (Amendment) Act, 2000, was introduced and notified consequently by the Indian government.

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AIOAT Important Dates

Form Date31 Aug - 30 Sep 2021
Result01 Oct 2021

All India Online Aptitude Test Exam Pattern

Paper 1
Exam Duration:

2 hours

Total Marks:


Question Paper Type :

Multiple Choice Questions

Negative Marking:


2Local Reasoning25125
3General Awareness 25125
4Numerical Ability25125

Instructions:There is no negative marking.

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Form Start Date:

31 Aug 2021

Form End Date:

30 Sep 2021

The last date to submit the form was on 30 Sep 2021
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