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As the competition for almost every career field has increased multifold, the academic institutions across the globe have implemented various mechanisms to screen the right candidates for a program. These mechanisms range from qualifying exams to complicated admission processes that incorporate group discussions and interviews. Entrance exams have become almost an essential eligibility requirement for many courses offered across the globe. One such entrance exam organised on the national level is the SAAT i.e. Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan University Admission Test which is regulated by the Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan University (SOA) for its 7 bachelor’s degrees and master’s degrees and five-year integrated courses. This blog aims to elaborate the essentials of the SAAT exam, its eligibility requirements, syllabus as well as courses offered by the SOA.

Name of the Exam  Siksha ‘o’ Anusandhan University Admission Test
Conducting Body  Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan University (SOA)
Mode of the Exam  Computer-based
Number of Questions  120
Sections  Varies according to the courses
Medium of Exam English 
Courses  7 bachelor’s degrees, 7 master’s degrees and 5-year
integrated programs 
Marking Scheme 4 marks are awarded for each correct answer and 1 mark is deducted for each wrong answer.

SAAT 2021 Important Dates

The application form is now available on the official website & you can apply till the end of May. The dates may also change depending upon the Covid – 19 situation. Here are some important dates of SAAT 2021.

Application form released 5th February 2021
Last date of application form submission 31st May 2021
Admit card Issued To be Notified
SAAT Exam June 2021
Result To be Notified
Counselling To be Notified

Courses Offered in SAAT

The students who clear the SAAT exam are offered 7 undergraduate courses, 7 postgraduate courses or an integrated 5 years course. The courses offered are given below:

Undergraduate Courses

  • B. Tech.
  • B. Pharm.
  • B.Sc. in Agriculture
  • B.Sc. in Nursing
  • P.B.B.Sc. in Nursing
  • BBA

Postgraduate Courses

  • M. Tech.
  • MCA
  • M.Pharm.
  • M.Sc.
  • M.Sc. in Nursing 
  • LLM

If you want to head on for different options after graduation or postgraduation, you can check this list of government examinations!


Five years integrated course: B.A. LLB Hons. and BBA LLB Hons.

Eligibility Criteria 

There are some general prerequisites that you need to fulfil in order to appear for the SAAT exam. These requirements vary as per the course and the below table elaborates the key criteria you need to keep in mind for each program offered by the SOA.

Courses Available for
the SAAT Exam
Eligibility Requirements
B.Tech Candidates must have completed their 10+2
from Science stream with Physics, Chemistry and
Mathematics as compulsory subjects.

A minimum of aggregate 45% of marks (40% for SC/ST/OBC)
must have been secured by the candidates in the 12th standard.

BBA  Candidates must have completed 10+2 in
Commerce stream from a recognized school.
BBA (LLB)  Qualification of 10+2 with a minimum
of 45% in any stream.
BSc Nursing(post-basic) Students need to register with the concerned
State Nursing Council and should clear the GNM exam.
BCA Candidates must have passed their 10+2
education in any stream with mathematics as
a compulsory subject.
BSc Agriculture Candidates having PCM/ PCB /PCMB in 10+2
and those who have completed schooling with a minimum
of 50% can apply (40% for SC/ST/OBC).
BSc Nursing (basic) Candidates must have secured a minimum of
45% in their 10+2 (PCM) along with passing marks
in English (40% for ST/SC/OBC).
M.Tech A bachelor’s degree in a science-related discipline.

Application Process

SAAT application form is now available on the official website. Here are the steps to fill the application form: 

  1. Visit the official website of SAAT. (
  2. Click on the SAAT application 2021 tab.
  3. Fill in your personal details (Name, date of birth, nationality, mobile number)
  4. Fill in your educational details.
  5. Upload the documents (passport photograph)
  6. Select the course & exam centers.
  7. Click on submit to complete the application procedure.
  8. Take a printout for future reference. 

 Here is the SAAT Application Form 2021 Link

Admit Card

SAAT releases admit card a few weeks before the date of examination. Without the admit card, no student will be allowed to enter the SAAT examination center. Check the details on your admit card, if there is any incorrect information raise a ticket to the concerned department. Also, carry a valid identification card on the day of the exam along with the SAAT admit card. Here are the steps to download the SAAT Admit card.

  1. Go to the official website of SAAT
  2. Click on the admit card notification link.
  3. Log in using your application no/username & password.
  4. Tap on the admit card option & admit card will be displayed on your screen.
  5. Take two printouts of the admit card.


The dates for SAAT 2021 counselling has not been released by the official authority. SAAT counselling is conducted online & the schedule is released on the official website. Before the commencement of counselling applicants have a choice of filling up courses based on their preference. Seats are allotted to them based on their rank in the SAAT examination. 

Documents Required in Counselling

All applicants should ensure that they carry all the documents required for attending the SAAT counselling. Here is the list of all the mandatory documents:

  • SAAT admit card
  • SAAT rank card
  • SAAT application form
  • Birth certificate
  • Educational certificates
  • Caste Certificate
  • Passport size photographs
  • Demand draft of Rs.30,000/-


SAAT reserves a percent of admission seats for students of different categories. Applicants that belong to the OBC category have the benefit of marks relaxation but no seats are reserved under this category. Here is the Seat quota of SAAT.

Category Seat Reservation Percent
SC 15%
ST 7.5%
Women 30%
PWD 3%

SAAT Exam Syllabus

The syllabus for the SAAT exam varies as per the course you are opting for. Generally, for your chosen program, the test aims to examine your grasp on the key basic of different disciplines included under the prospective field. Let’s take a look at the syllabi for this exam as per the different programs.

Course Syllabus for the SAAT Exam
BTech 1. Chemistry:
States of Matter
Chemical Bonding and Molecular Structures
Atomic Structures
Chemical Kinetics
Radox Reactions and Electrochemistry
Surface Chemistry

2. Physics
Rotational Motion
Kinetic Theory of Gases
Oscillations and Waves
Magnetic Effects of Current
Magnetism Properties of Solids, Liquids and Gases

3. Mathematics
Differential Equations
Sequences and Series
Vector Algebra
Binomial Theorem and its application
Permutations and Combinations
Integral Calculus
Mathematic Induction
Limit, Continuity and Differentiability

BBA (LLB) Legal aptitude/ Legal Awareness
Logical Reasoning
Elementary Numerical Aptitude
General Knowledge/Current Affairs
English Proficiency
BCA & BBA Elementary Numerical Aptitude
Logical Reasoning
General Knowledge/Current Affairs
English Proficiency
MTech 1. Electrical Engineering:
Engineering Mathematics, Electrical Engineering

2. Computer Science Engineering:
Engineering Mathematics
Computer Hardware
Software System
Formal Languages and Automata 

3. Mechanical Engineering:
Applied Mechanics and Design
Fluid Mechanics and Thermal Science
Engineering Mathematics
Manufacturing and Industrial Engineering

4. Electronics and Communication

5. Civil Engineering:
Transportation Engineering
Water resource Engineering
Geotechnical Engineering
Structural Engineering
Engineering Mathematics
Environmental Engineering

Exam Pattern 

Here are the key features of the SAAT exam pattern:

  • The exam comprises of multiple-choice questions.
  • The medium of exam is English.
  • It is a computer-based test which is conducted online.
  • Total duration of the exam is 2 hours.
  • Each correct answer holds 4 marks.
  • 1 mark is deducted for every wrong answer.  

For PG Courses

Section Number of questions Marks
Verbal Reasoning 30 120
Analytical Reasoning 30 120
General Knowledge 20 80
Comprehension 20 80
Computer Fundamentals 20 80


Section Number of questions Marks
English+comprehension 20 80
General Knowledge 20 80
Numerical problems 20 80
Legal Awareness 30 120
Logical Reasoning 30 120


Section Number of questions Marks
Reasoning 20 80
Service Aptitude 20 80
General English 20 80
General Knowledge 20 80
General Science 20 80
Numerical aptitude 20 80

SAAT Important Dates

Event Dates
Opening of Application January 1, 2020
Closing of Application April 26, 2020
Issue of Admit Card April 28, 2020
Date of Exam April-May 2020
Declaration of Results May 2020

Exam Centres

The SOA has selected the exam centres while keeping in mind that students across the country can appear for the SAAT. You can take this test in the following states located all around India.

Orissa  Tamil Nadu Assam  Delhi 
Manipur  Sikkim  Bihar  Gujrat 
Nagaland  Tripura  Chhattisgarh  Haryana 
Telangana  Uttar Pradesh  Himachal Pradesh Jammu and Kashmir
Maharashtra Rajasthan  Jharkhand  Andhra Pradesh
Meghalaya  Punjab West Bengal Uttrakhand 

Contact Details

For any queries or doubts, you can reach the officials through email. You can contact the SAAT authority at

Also Read: How to Prepare for Competitive Exam?


When is the last date for the SAAT 2021 application form submission?

The last date and time for submission of the SAAT 2021 application form is 31st may 2021

Is there any negative marking in SAAT?

For every wrong response, 1 mark is deducted.

Is the SAAT exam conducted offline?

No, the SAAT exam is conducted online.

Can I get admission into integrated law courses through SAAT?

You can get admission into integrated BA + LLB & BBA + LLB

Is a calculator allowed in SAAT exam centers?

No applicant is allowed to use a calculator in the SAAT exam centers

Hence, we hope that this blog helped you gather the major details about the SAAT exam. If you are preparing for any competitive exam and need assistance, get in touch with our Leverage Edu experts and we’ll provide you with the best tips and tricks on cracking your test successfully and getting into your dream course.

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