SAAT 2018 Details – Exam Dates, Application Form, Syllabus

20 Nov, 2017

SAAT 2018 Exam – The Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan University SOA is a Bhubaneswar, Odisha-based private deemed university. The University has been accredited with an ‘A’ Grade by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) of India. Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan University Admission Test (SAAT), a national level common entrance test is conducted for different programs offered in different constituent institutes/schools of the university. Those of you who have been selected through common entrance exam would be called for open counselling for admission into different programs of the university.

A salient feature of SAAT is that if you have a diploma in the stream of hotel management, engineering, pharmacy and technology then you would be eligible to apply for admission into regular courses under lateral entry scheme through the SAAT.

SAAT 2018 Admission Summary
Exam Name Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan University Admission Test
Commonly known as SAAT PG
Exam level University Level
Conducting Authority Institute of Technical Education and Research (ITER), Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan University
Exam Stream Engineering Entrance Exam

SAAT Exam Eligibility Criteria

  • You need to have cleared B.E. / B.Tech / AMIE /MCA/M.Sc in the particular discipline or comparable with at least 50% in total. This is further brought down to 45% for Sc/ST candidates.
  • If you are currently in the final year then also you would be eligible to apply.
  • Admission to M.Tech, you need to have passed the qualifying examination [QE] with a minimum of 50% marks
    GATE qualified individuals would be exempted from the entrance test, but they need to submit the filled up form

    Admission into M.Tech programs are done on the basis of performance in SAAT- or a valid GATE score and the personal interview took together; after the interview, the merit list prepared by the board members would be final.

    SAAT 2018 Application Form

    If you desire to apply for the M.Tech programs at the Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan you have to choose from the 3 options available to apply.

    SAAT Application Form will be available offline at the university bureau or at identified branches of designated banks. The SAAT PG Application Form is also available online.

    SAAT Admission 2018 Application Fees is Rs 500

    SAAT PG Application Form may be procured and submitted using any 1 of these routes:


    1. In Person/ By Post: You can avail the SAAT PG Application Form from the SOA University, Khandagiri Square, Bhubaneswar – 751030 or different counters of the constituent institutes of the university on payment of Rs 500 towards application fees by cash.
    2. At Designated banks: You can purchase the SAAT PG Application Form from designated branches of Axis Bank, Syndicate Bank & Punjab National Bank.

    Process to fill the SAAT PG Offline Application

    • You have to write using CAPITAL Letters only. The offline SAAT PG forms will be processed on OMR, so you would have to darken the circles carefully using either an HB Pencil or blue/black ball pen only. Using a pencil is advisable, as errors could be corrected easily.
    • The OMR will not process applications which would be scribbled, smudges, cuts, tears or wrinkles, hence the form needs to be filled up carefully. You should not write or put any mark on the Barcodes.
    • You name, parents’ / guardian’s name and date of birth should exactly be the same as in the High school or first Board / Pre-University examination certificate.
      If the name requires more than 35 boxes, it is advised to abbreviate the middle name
      Note: The qualifying exam code for M.Tech aspirants is 02

    You should follow instructions provided and arrange for the photograph add the signature on the form, you need to keep 6 copies of the same photograph ready – 2 need to be carried to the exam hall along with the SAAT PG Admit Card and four need to be submitted during counselling.

    The two signatures by the aspirant on the form must be identical.

    The declaration by the Aspirant must be countersigned by the parent(s) / guardian.

    When sending the application form, include only the acknowledgement card duly filled up with appropriate stamp pasted (Rs 6).DO NOT enclose any copies of certificates/ mark sheets/appendix forms with the application form.

    Important: You have to keep a photocopy of the filled in SAAT PG  Application Form for future reference.

    Submission of the SAAT 2018 Application Form

    1. By Post/ Courier: the duly filled in application form, has to be sent by Registered Post / Speed Post / Courier service to

    Director (Admissions), Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan
    University, Khandagiri Square, Khandagiri,
    Bhubaneswar, Pin – 751030, Odisha, India,

    1. Hand-delivery of forms (drop box) at University Office and ITER

     ONLINE SAAT PG Application Form

    You have to fill the details online, make the payment by Debit Card/Credit Card, take a printout of the Application form and send it by post/courier to the University.

    How to Fill the SAAT 2018 Online Application Form:

    • You have to fill your name, date of birth, email and mobile number.
    • You need to enter the OTP [received on the registered mobile number], to fill the SAAT PG Online Application Form.
    • You would also have to enter the details like application category, Photo ID, Parent name and relationship, Academic details.etc.
    • Those of you who have qualified GATE need to enter the GATE Registration No while filling the SAAT PG Application form.
    • You would have to upload your photograph (coloured photo and should not be taken more than a month ago), similarly, the signature must also be uploaded, keeping in mind the instructions on the form.
    • You need to enter the payment details of the SAAT PG Application Form and save and download the form, keeping a print for reference.
    • The acknowledgement of the receipt of the SAAT application will be intimated to the registered Email-Id and Mobile Number through SMS/email.

    SAAT Exam Pattern

     Those of you who would be appearing for the SAAT PG exam are advised to refer to earlier test papers as testers for their preparation.

    • The questions in the SAAT PG Exam would be of multiple choice types, where you would have to choose the best response from the 4 choices provided.
    • There are 120 questions and the duration of the exam would be for 2 hours, this would be a pen and pencil based exam.
    • With every incorrect answer, you would lose one mark from the score.
    • For questions where you have darkened two options, this will be treated as incorrect and marks will be deducted accordingly.
    • You are advised to use either an HB pencil or black/blue ball pen to darken the circle denoting the correct answer.

    SAAT Exam Preparation

    The key for SAAT exam preparation is systematic study. Be systematic in terms of study and aim to finish within the designated time. Do not leave anything for last minute study. Keep revising study subject matters regularly and solve as many sample papers as possible.

    Admission Procedure

    Admission is strictly based on merit (i.e. rank obtained) and your choice of different courses offered during the counselling

    You would be called for counselling as per the schedule to be dispatched along with the rank card
    During Counselling all the certificates in original would be verified. For records of the Institutes, two sets of attested copies of the certificates and mark sheets etc. would be collected during counselling
    You would be selected through counselling for a course is admitted and registered as a student of SOA University automatically. You would receive a registration number and a university registration card

    SAAT 2018 Exam Dates

    SAAT Exam Events Important Dates
    Last date of the application form Jan 2018
    Last date for submission of the form April 2018
    Release of the admit card April 2018
    SAAT PG 2018 exam May 2018
    SAAT 2018 Result May 2018
    Counselling June 2018

    The above dates are tentative. No official dates have been declared yet. Keep visiting our website in order to get any updates.


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