SAAT 2024: Application Form, Eligibility Criteria, Exam Date

SAAT 2024: Application Form, Eligibility Criteria, Exam Date

SAAT 2024 will be conducted by the Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan University for granting admission to the students in various UG and PG courses. These courses include B.Tech, B.Tech (Lateral entry), BBA, BCA, BHMCT, B.Pharm, BA LLB/BBA LLB, M.Tech, LLM, MBA, MCA, M.Pharm, MHM etc. To be eligible for admission, candidates need to apply for the entrance exam as per the eligibility criteria laid down by the authority.

Candidates need to study really well for the exam as they will be granted admission solely on the basis of marks secured in the exam. Therefore, they should aim to achieve good marks in the exam. Medical and Dental aspirants will be given admission based on the NEET score. However, B.Tech aspirants can also apply for admission through the JEE Main score apart from the SAAT score. For more information on the SAAT 2024, go through the article completely.

Important Dates for SAAT 2024

Activities Tentative Dates
Registration process will start from1st week of February 2024
Deadline for registrationMarch 2024
Admit cardApril 2024
SAAT to be held onSLOT 1: April 2024
SLOT 2: April 2024
SLOT 3: April 2024
SLOT 4: April 2024

Date of releasing BTech resultMay 2024
Date of choice filling process for engineeringMay 2024
Date of Counselling & provisional admission for engineering course onlyMay 2024

Eligibility Criteria for SAAT 2024

Before thinking of applying for the exam, candidates should check if they are eligible to take the exam or not. This can be done with the help of the eligibility criteria set by the university that is mandatory for the applicants to satisfy-

Undergraduate Programs

B.Tech: Applicants should have qualified class 12th or equivalent exam with Physics & Mathematics as compulsory subjects and any one of the subjects Chemistry/ Computer Science/ Information Technology/ Biotechnology/ Biology/ Informatics/ Statistics/ Technical Vocational and have obtained minimum 45% marks.

B.Pharm: Applicants should have passed class 12th with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics/ Biology or its equivalent from a recognized board/university.

BHMCT: Applicants should have passed class 12th in any stream with minimum 45% aggregate marks.

BBA: An applicant should have passed class 12th or its equivalent from a recognized board/university.

BA LLB/BBA LLB: An applicant must have passed class 12th or its equivalent from a recognized board/university securing minimum 45% marks.

Postgraduate Programs

M.Tech:  A Candidate should hold a valid bachelor’s degree in the relevant discipline of engineering with 50% marks (45% for reserved category). M.Sc degree holders can apply but only to some selected branches.

MBA/MHM/MHA: Applicants should have passed the bachelor’s degree from a recognized university with minimum 50% marks (45% for reserved category).

M.Pharm: Applicants must have done B.Pharma with at least 55% marks.

LLM: Candidates should have studied law or integrated law courses or its equivalent from a recognized university. Those appearing in the final year of law course can also apply.

SAAT 2024 Application Form

Candidates can apply for the entrance exam by filling the application form available on the official website. To fill out the form, they must register themselves first and then proceed further. The details asked in the application form must be specified correctly. Proper attention should be given while entering the information in the form as no editing request will be entertained by the authority once the form is submitted.

Applicants should also keep their scanned images (photograph and signature) handy which they will need to upload in the form while applying. Apart from this, it is mandatory to upload the scanned images of 10th Mark sheet and Caste Certificate (if applicable). The size of the file should be less than 1 MB and formats allowed are png, gif, jpg, and jpeg.

After verifying the details in the form, candidates can proceed towards the final submission of the form. Applicants need not pay any application fee for participating in the entrance exam. They should take the printout of the completed application form for future references.

SAAT 2024 Exam Pattern

Candidates can make an effective strategy to crack the exam with the help of the exam pattern specified by the authority, which is as follows-

  • Exam Mode: Online (Computer Based Test)
  • Duration: 2 Hours
  • Type of Questions: Objective type (MCQs)
  • Medium: English only
  • Marking Scheme: 4 marks will be awarded for marking the right answer
  • Negative Marking: 1 mark will be deducted for marking the wrong answer

For B.Tech

SectionsNumber of QuestionsMaximum Marks
Total120 Questions480 Marks


SectionsNumber of Questions
Verbal Reasoning40
General Knowledge10
Analytical Reasoning40
Computer Fundamentals15
Total120 Questions


For complete program-wise syllabus, candidates can take reference from the official website of the University. However, on a general note, candidates seeking admission in UG programs need to prepare for the exam as per the curriculum prescribed for class 11th and class 12th respectively. Those wishing to enroll in PG program need to prepare as per the concerned graduation level in the course they desire admission into.

Preparation Tips for SAAT 2024

Candidates looking forward to admission in the programs offered by the Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan University must fetch good marks in the SAAT 2024 exam. Here are some tips through which they can score well in the exam-

  1. First of all, go through the syllabus prescribed for the entrance exam to have an idea of the topics to be prepared.
  2. Candidates who want to get admission in UG program should begin their preparation with the NCERTs first.
  3. It is important to solve practice papers on a daily basis to have an idea about the areas you need improvement in.
  4. Make a habit of preparing shot notes which will reduce your time for revision.
  5. Do not neglect your health and go outside or do anything you like whenever you feel tired of studying.
  6. Devote at least 6 hours for studies.
  7. Avoid distraction during preparation such as mobile phone, TV, Relatives etc and study wholeheartedly.

SAAT 2024 Admit Card

The admit card for the entrance test will only be issued to those applicants who have submitted the online application form on time. Applicants can download their hall ticket from the official website in the 3rd week of April. Candidates should carefully check the particulars printed on their admit card i.e. applicant’s name, programme, photograph, subject, address, exam center address, test schedule etc. In case of discrepancy in the hall ticket, the situation must be communicated to the authority immediately.

It is compulsory for the applicants to bring the admit card at the exam center, failing which, they won’t be permitted to take the admission test in the relevant programmes.

Reservation Policy 

  • 15% and 7.5% seats in all programmes are reserved for SC and ST candidates respectively.
  • Separate merit lists will be drawn up for each reserved category.
  • OBC candidates are only eligible for mark relaxation.
  • 3% seats are reserved for physically disabled (PH) candidates for admission to engineering/ technology/ MBA/ MCA/ HMCT/ Pharmacy/ Nursing/ Biotechnology courses.
  • 30% of seats under each category are reserved for women candidates.

Note: The reservation policy is not applicable to lateral entry admissions. 

Merit List

The merit list will be based on various parameters for different courses as shown below.

B.TechMarks obtained in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics.
B.Pharm/ B.Sc. AgricultureMarks obtained in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics/ Biology.

Separate merits lists will be released for candidates seeking admissions under lateral entry scheme to B.Tech., MCA, B.Pharm, and BHMCT courses

SAAT 2024 Result and Counselling

The result of the SAAT 2024 examination will be announced on the official website of the university. Based on the marks scored by the applicants in the test, a merit list will be prepared for each course.

The qualified candidates will be provided a rank card and further be called for the counselling process. During the counselling, they will be asked to indicate their preferred choice of branch, and institute.

The authority will then allot a seat to them according to their merit rank and the availability of seats. Finally, the candidates need to report to the allotted institute to finish the admission related formalities.

Documents Required At the Time of Admission 

  • Rank Card of SAAT–2024
  • Proof of Identity (Aadhar)
  • Admit card of SAAT-2024
  • Original Date of Birth Certificate / 10th certificate
  • Original School / College Leaving Certificate
  • 10+2 Certificate
  • 10+2 Mark Sheet and 10th Mark Sheet
  • Diploma / Bachelor’s Degree Certificate  (for Lateral Entry Candidates)
  • Diploma / Bachelor’s Degree Mark Sheet (for Lateral Entry Candidates)
  • Bachelor’s Degree Certificate (for MCA / M.Tech. / M.Pharm. / M.Sc. Nursing  / M.Sc. All / MBA/MHA/MTTM/ MHM/MBA-Agribusiness)
  • Bachelor’s Degree Mark Sheet (for MCA / M.Tech. / M.Pharm. / M.Sc. Nursing  / M.Sc. All /MBA/MHA/ MBA in HM)
  • Any other relevant certificate as mentioned in this Brochure.
  • Two sets of attested photocopy of all original documents.
  • Four recent passport size coloured photographs
  • Caste Certificate in the prescribed format along with original caste certificate.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is SAAT an offline exam?

No, the examination will take place in online mode only.

Can I get admission to MBBS on the basis of SAAT 2024 scores?

No, admission to MBBS is offered through NEET scores.

Is it possible my examination center?

No, you can’t change the allotted examination center.

Will I be able to take the SAAT 2024 examination in Hindi?

No, questions will be asked in Hindi language only.

I will be appearing for the class 12th board examination in 2024. Can I apply for SAAT 2024?

Yes, students appearing for the class 12th board exam are eligible to apply for admission to courses like B.Tech.

What is the minimum educational requirement to apply for SAAT 2024 MBA?

Graduation in any discipline. Final year students can also apply.


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