SAAT (Siksha O Anusandhan University)

SAAT 2021 Notification, Exam Date, Application Form, Eligibility, Exam Pattern, Syllabus, Admit Card, Result and Counselling

Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan University Admission Test is a National level online entrance test that will be held at 62 test centers in over 40 major cities across India. This exam is conducted for admissions into different UG and PG programs that are offered by the University Excluding MBBS, BDS, MD/MS & MDS courses. The admissions of MBBS and BDS course will be bsed on NEET score.

Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan University (SOA University) is a Deemed University situated in Bhubaneswar, Odisha. SOA University was reaccredited by NAAC with an ‘A’ grade (highest grade under the old system) in 2015 for a period of 5 years. It was ranked as the 33rd best National Institution, the 20th Best National University, and the Best Institution in Odisha by the MHRD through its NIRF Rankings in 2017.

SAAT 2021 Exam Dates



SAAT application form releases

January, 2021

Last date to fill SAAT 2021 application form

Fourth week of April 2021

Admit card

Second week of April 2021

SAAT 2021 examination (Online)

Fourth week of April to Second week of May 2021

SAAT examination (Offline)

Third week of April 2021

SAAT rank card (B.Tech candidates)

First week of May 2021


First week of May 2021

SAAT 2021 choice filling (Engineering only)

First week to Second of May 2021

SAAT 2021 counselling (Engineering only)

Second week of May 2021

SAAT 2021 Application Form

The details regarding the SAAT 2021 application form is given below:

  • Candidates can apply for SAAT 2021 through online mode only.
  • SAAT 2021 application form will be available from the January 2021.
  • Before filling the application form, candidates are suggested to ensure their eligibility for the course they wish to apply.
  • Fill all the details carefully in the application form.
  • Candidates are also required to upload the scanned copy of photograph and signature.
  • The acknowledgement for the receipt of SAAT 2021 application will be intimated through e-mail or SMS.

SAAT 2021 Eligibility Criteria

Before filling the application form, the candidate must thoroughly go through the conditions for eligibility to sit for the exam because different courses have a different criterion.

  • To get admission in Graduation/Bachelor’s degree courses, candidates must have qualified senior secondary examination (10+2 or equivalent) with at least 50% marks.
  • Candidates from reserved category will have relaxation in marks, for them a minimum of 45% marks are necessary for senior secondary examinations.
  • Also, the candidate pursuing bachelor’s degree the student must have studied the subjects- Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics at senior secondary level.
  • Applicants who wish to pursue courses related to medical field/ area must have studied Biology as a subject at senior secondary level.
  • For admission in Master’s degree program, the candidates must have passed Bachelor’s degree with no less than 50% of marks.
  • However, for reserved categories students, 45% of marks at graduation level are mandatory.
  • The candidates, who wish to take admission in M.Tech and have qualified GATE 2021, will be relieved from the SAAT 2021 entrance exam; but it will be necessary for them to fill and submit the SAAT 2021 application form.
  • For candidates applying for the course of M.Pharm –if the candidate has qualified GPAT 2021, then he/she will be exempted from the examination, though they will be required to submit the SAAT 2021 application form.

SAAT 2021 Exam Pattern

Exam Mode: Offline mode (PBT).

Medium of Question Paper: The language of the question paper will be English.

Question Paper Type: All the questions that will appear in the examination are of objective type.

Number of Questions: There will be 60 questions from every subject per each hour of the examination. Total 120 questions will be asked in M.Tech exam. The question paper of B.Tech will include questions from Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics subjects.

Marking Scheme: Each correct response is followed by 4 marks.

Negative Marking: There is negative marking. One mark will be deducted for each incorrect response.

Exam Pattern for MBA/MHA/MTTM/MHM/M.Sc (All Courses):


No. of Questions

Verbal Reasoning


Analytical Reasoning 


General Knowledge




Computer Fundamentals


Exam Pattern for B.A.LL.B (Hons.)/BBA.LL.B. (Hons.)/BBA:


No. of Questions

English including Comprehension


General Knowledge/Current Affairs 


Elementary/Numerical Aptitude


Legal Aptitude/Legal Awareness


Logical Reasoning


SAAT 2021 Syllabus

As SAAT is conducted for various courses. Therefore, the syllabus is different for each course. The syllabus for B.Tech/DDE/B.Pharm/B.Sc Ag./B.Sc Nursing comprising of Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics/Biology (Botany or Zoology) subjects. It is basically of 10+2 standard. For Engineering (LE), the questions will come from Basic Electrical Engineering, Mathematics & Engineering Mechanics.


SAAT exam syllabus


SAAT 2021 Admit Card

Candidates will be able to get (download) their admit card from the official website of the University, approximately from the month of April 2021, or 10 days before the SAAT 2021 entrance exam, admit card will be made available on the website.

Candidates will not be allowed to enter and sit in SAAT 2021 entrance examination without the admission ticket, that is, admit card. The candidates must also read the instruction on the admit card or University website to avoid any trouble while appearing in the entrance examination.

SAAT 2021 Result

Result for SAAT 2021 will most probably be announced by conducting authority within 3 to 4 weeks i.e. in May 2021, of successfully conducting examination. SOA will only publish result online on its official website -

Candidates can view and download their result through following steps:

  • Visit the official website of SOA -
  • Under ‘Admission’ tab, click on ‘SAAT 2021 Result’
  • Enter Application Number and Roll Number as filled in the application form
  • Click ‘Submit’ tab
  • Result will appear on screen
  • Candidates must download and take print out of result for future references

SAAT 2021 Counselling

  • The selected candidates will receive a rank card with call letter via speed post for the counselling session.
  • The counselling process for admission begins after the merit list is displayed on the website.
  • Only those candidates who get shortlisted based on the merit list will be able to participate in SAAT 2021 counselling.
  • It must be noted that the counselling for candidates who have qualified JEE Main 2021 will be held separately.
  • To participate in SAAT counselling, the candidate will have to enter and lock their choices within the stipulated time.

Important documents for SAAT:

The mandatory documents that the candidates must carry to the counselling venue include-

  • SAAT 2021 admit card
  • Rank Card/Result Card of SAAT.
  • ID proof
  • Birth certificate
  • School leaving certificate
  • Academic records
  • Colour passport size photographs- 4 units
  • Draft of INR 30,000 drawn from any nationalized bank drawn in favour of SOA University payable at Bhubaneswar.
  • JEE Main 2021 mark sheet (if applicable)
  • Caste certificate (if applicable)