What is AIFSET?

The All India Forensic Science Entrance Test (AIFSET-2021) is a national level entrance test to enrol into the forensic science courses of it's various participating universities. Candidates who are interested in pursuing a career in this field can apply to the course through this examination. The duration of the course is three years for the Bachelor of Science program.

About The Course

The Bachelor's of Science: Forensic Science course is a three-year undergraduate program for individuals who are interested in pursuing a career in Forensic Science. The course mainly trains students to understand and analyze a criminal activity and/or a crime scene. Forensic Science is mostly a crime-scene based science, but graduates of forensic science are also consulted in civil cases such as proving the validity of a signature on a will or an important document. Professionals in forensic sciences are also consulted for any issue where the people involved could be cutting corners or performing illegal activities.


Forensic Science is broadly classified into three groups: Medical Science, Laboratory Science and Field Science.

Medical Data Science includes forensic pathology, psychiatry, psychology, forensic medicine and ontology.

Laboratory Sciences includes chemistry, biology, toxicology, ballistics, fingerprints, suspected documents, and marks & impressions.

Field Sciences include crime scene investigation which incorporates areas such as fire and explosion scenes and secret drug laboratories.

AIFSET 2O21 Important Dates

The AIFSET 2021 registration starts on July 19, 2021

August

7

2021
Last Date for Registration

August

8

2021
Exam Date

August

10

2021
Results

The application form for the AIFSET 2021 will be available till August 7, 2021. Interested candidates can submit their applications on or before this date. The exam will be conducted on August 8, 2021 & the results will be announced on August 10, 2021 after the examination is conducted.

Participating Universities

Career


In Forensic Science

  • A career in Forensic Sciences largely depends on one’s area of specialization.
  • Successful graduates get job opportunities in government and private agencies, and hospitals and laboratories.
  • Some corporate organizations hire forensic science graduates as Document Experts.
  • Other areas include
    • Anti-terrorist operations
    • Mass disaster management
    • Cybercrime investigation
    • Protection of human rights, environment, consumer, and intellectual property
    • Rights
  • Professionals find career opportunities in other areas such as civil services, banks, police, pharmaceutical industry, paint industry, clinical research, biotechnology, and software.
  • Forensic Science Laboratories (FSL) across India hire forensic scientists.
  • The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), the Intelligence Bureau (IB) and the country’s police departments also hire forensic science graduates. CBI’s Forensic Laboratory in Delhi recruits candidates through the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) exam.
  • Graduates of forensic science can also practice a freelance job. For this, the individual needs to be certified by the State forensics department.

Eligibility
Criteria

THE CANDIDATES MUST HAVE A MINIMUM EDUCATION QUALIFICATION OF HIGHER SECONDARY (10+2) OR ANY EQUIVALENT EDUCATION WITH PHYSICS, CHEMISTRY, BIOLOGY, AND/OR MATHEMATICS AS THE MAIN SUBJECTS WITH A MINIMUM AGGREGATE OF 45% OR SHOULD BE APPEARING FOR THE SAME IN 2021.

TO APPEAR FOR AIFSET 2021, THE CANDIDATE MUST SATISFY THE MINIMUM ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA. IF THE CANDIDATE IS FOUND TO NOT SATISFY THE CRITERIA, THEN HIS/HER CANDIDATURE CAN BE CANCELLED AT ANY TIME DURING THE ADMISSION PROCESS.

Application
Fee

Interested candidates are required to pay a non-refundable application fee of INR 2000/- to be able to take up the examination. The candidature of an individual will be confirmed only after the payment of the application fee.

The application fee can be paid through the payment portal on the official website through any online mode of payment such as debit/credit card, or internet banking.

Syllabus
& Result

THE SYLLABUS FOR AIFSET 2021 IS SAME AS THE Syllabus of STANdard 12TH (OR EQUIVALENT) covering MAIN SUBJECTS (PHYSICS, CHEMISTRY, BIOLOGY, MATHEMATICS).

The results for the AIFSET 2021 examination will be announced on the official website. The candidates who have appeared for the examination will not be receiving the results or the scorecard through any other means.