SAAT 2021: Exam Date, Full Form, Registration, Syllabus, Admit Card

Exam Date

Aug 9, 2021

Sep 24, 2021 | Engineering, Hotel Management


Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan, deemed to be University conducts SAAT 2021 exam for admission to the UG & PG courses of Engineering, Pharmacy, Nursing, Agriculture, Law, Management, and Hotel Management. To join the engineering program, the SAAT and JEE Main Scorecard will be referred. In addition, the NEET scorecard will be considered for admission to the dental & medical programs.

Latest Updates:

  • Sep 24, 2021: The application forms for SAAT 2021 Phase 4 have started. The last date to apply will be announced soon.


What is the SAAT 2021 Exam?

The Siksha 'O' Anusandhan University, Bhubaneswar, is the conducting authority for Siksha 'O' Anusandhan University Admission Test [SAAT] for admissions into their UG and PG programs in various disciplines like engineering, law, management, pharmacy, etc. The national level examination SAAT is conducted for applicants to the institution's varied programs every year. The SAAT test is mainly aimed at those looking for admission into the University's degree level engineering course. Candidates looking to get admission into such courses should do so by making an application for SAAT Exam. Then after the results are declared, the candidates will be given admission into these courses according to the merit list. The University will display a separate merit list for the candidates belonging to the reserved category. For admission into engineering programs, the University will consider SAAT results and JEE scorecards. For dental and medical admissions, the University will view the NEET scorecard along with the SAAT result.

The Siksha 'O' Anusandhan University is a private deemed University in Bhubaneswar, Odisha, research-focused. The National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) under the Ministry of Human Resource Development ranked SOA University 16th. The examination for SAAT 2021 has been postponed, and new dates will be announced soon.

SAAT is an objective type entrance test conducted in online mode only.

SAAT 2021 Highlights
Exam Name SAAT
Full Form Siksha 'O' Anusandhan University Admission Test
Exam Level University
Exam Type UG and PG Entrance
Conducting Authority Siksha 'O' Anusandhan University
Mode of Exam Online & Offline
Exam Medium  English
Exam Duration 120 minutes (2 Hours)
Type of Questions MCQs (Multiple Choice Questions)
Number of Questions 120

SAAT 2021 Exam Date

Exam Dates are announced on the official website of SAAT 2021. The exam authority releases a complete schedule with Exam Date, Admit Card Date, Result Dates. The SAAT 2021 counselling schedule can be released with initial notification or released later in the process. The Exam dates are two slots, as the exam is conducted in two slots, with multiple dates.

The table below has a detailed schedule of SAAT 2021.

SAAT 2021 Exam Dates
Event Date
SAAT Registration begins Feb 2, 2021
SAAT Registration ends
  • Phase 1: May 31, 2021
  • Phase 2: Jul 14, 2021
  • Phase 3: Aug 11, 2021
  • Phase 4: To be announced
SAAT Exam Date
  • Phase 1: Jun 7, 2021, to Jun 13, 2021
  • Phase 2: Jul 12, 2021 - Jul 18, 2021
  • Phase 3: Aug 9, 2021 - Aug 14, 2021
  • Phase 4: To be announced
SAAT Result To be announced
SAAT Counselling To be announced

SAAT 2021 Eligibility Criteria

The SAAT 2021 is an entrance exam organized on a national level. The candidates should have obtained at least 45% marks for the General category. For the SC/ ST/ OBC category students, the minimum marks obtained should be 40%. The minimum criteria for SAAT 2021, the candidates should have passed class XII/12th or equivalent exam with Physics and Mathematics as compulsory subjects and one of these subjects: Chemistry/ Computer Science/ Information Technology/ Biotechnology/ Statistics/ Biology/ Informatics or any other subject.

For the M.Tech course, the candidates need to qualify for the GATE Exam.

Read complete eligibility criteria here: SAAT 2021 Eligibility Criteria

SAAT 2021 Application Form

Eligible candidates can start filling the application form now as it is available on the official website. But, first, read all the instructions and fill in all the necessary details with the required information on the application form.

For more information about the application form, click here:  SAAT 2021 Application Form 

Documents and Details Required for SAAT 2021 Form.

  • Passport Size Photograph
  • Name of the Candidate
  • Email and Mobile Number
  • Academic Details
  • Gender
  • Category (Do not forget to produce certificates for the same)
  • Postal Address

SAAT 2021 Admit Card

Candidates will be able to get (download) their admit card from the university's official website. In addition, candidates can download the SAAT 2021 admit card by logging in using their application number and Email address. 

Read more here: SAAT 2021 Admit Card 

Steps to Download SAAT 2021 Admit Card

The candidates must download the SAAT 2021 admit card and keep at least two copies of it. Candidates will not be allowed to enter and sit in the SAAT 2021 entrance examination without the SAAT 2021 hall ticket. 

  • Visit the official website of SAAT 2021, check the link in the contact details.
  • A new window will open for admit card access
  • Enter the login credentials such as application number, mobile number, email and click on submit
  • A PDF of the SAAT 2021 admit card will appear.
  • Click on download and take a print of their SAAT 2021 Admit Card.

SAAT 2021 Exam Centres

The SAAT 2021 examination is held in 62 centres across the country. The 62 examination centres are located in 40 different cities of India. Below are some points to keep in mind while selecting the examination centre.

  • The candidates will need to select their preferred examination centre while filling up the SAAT 2021 application form.
  • Once the centre has been chosen, the candidates will not be allowed to change it.
  • The final allotment of the SAAT examination centre will be decided by the exam conducting authorities.

Read the complete list of examination centres here: SAAT 2021 Exam Centres.

SAAT 2021 Exam Pattern

The exam will be conducted in both online and offline modes. The SAAT 2021 Exam duration will be of 120 minutes. The detailed SAAT 2021 Exam Pattern is mentioned below, with the mode, marking scheme, and other details.

SAAT 2021 Exam Pattern
Exam Mode Offline and Online
Paper Type Objective Type
Duration 120 minutes
Medium of Exam English
Total Marks 480
No. of Questions 180
No. of Sections 3
Questions per Section Physics - 60 QuestionsChemistry - 60 QuestionsMathematics - 60 Questions
Marks for Each Correct Answer +4
Marks deducted for Each Wrong Answer -1

Read more here: SAAT 2021 Exam Pattern

SAAT 2021 Syllabus

Candidates interested in attending SAAT 2021 are advised to go through the SAAT 2021 Syllabus to prepare themselves to qualify in SAAT 2021. The exam includes the topics based on which the SAAT 2021 will be framed.

Download the SAAT 2021 Syllabus here: SAAT 2021 Syllabus

SAAT 2021 Results

The result for the SAAT 2021 entrance exam will be released on the university's official website. The results for phases 1 and 2 (B.Tech) will be announced along with the publishing of rank cards. The merit lists will be released for the different streams like B.Tech, B.Pharm, B.Sc, BHMCT, MCA, MBA, MHA, BA LLB etc. Candidates can check their SAAT 2021 Results on the official site of Siksha 'O' Anusandhan University. After the results are announced, the candidates will be invited for the counselling rounds. The SAAT 2021 counselling will happen online. The candidates who clear the Cutoff will get their names featured in the Merit List.

Note: The result of the Engineering courses of SAAT 2021 is announced before the rest of the courses. The dates can differ and will be notified on this page.

Following are the points on which the cut off depends.

  • Number of Students participating
  • Difficulty Level of Questions
  • Number of Seats Available

SAAT Merit List

After the declaration of results, the SAAT exam board will release a Merit List based on the score and other criteria. For the B.Tech aspirants, a merit list will be prepared based on the candidates' marks obtained in Physics, Chemistry, and Maths. The selection procedure will take place based on the rank secured in the merit list and the availability of seats. The stepwise method to check the SAAT 2021 merit list is written below.

  • Go to the official website of SAAT.
  • Click on the 'Link of SAAT 2021 Merit List.'
  • Candidates will witness a list of programs; click on the one the candidates appeared for.
  • Check the PDF File.
  • Review the merit list and save it for future reference.

Read more here: SAAT 2021 Result

SAAT 2021 Counselling

The SAAT 2021 Counselling usually begins with a week of result declaration. Candidates have to do the registration for counselling to take part in the SAAT 2021 counselling process. The SAAT 2021 Counselling result is declared via mail or text message from the counselling authority; the information of further procedure is also included with it. The selected candidates will require to submit the fee within the stipulated duration. Do not forget to produce their category certificate to avail benefit in the admission process.

SAAT 2021 Counselling process will be conducted in more than one round. So, a candidate should check this page and the official website for updates. The counselling process will have verification of documents; the following is the list of documents required:

  • 10th and 12th Marksheets
  • Character Certificate
  • Transfer Certificate
  • Caste Certificate (If required)
  • Aadhar Card
  • SAAT 2021 Admit Card
  • SAAT #Rank Card
  • Other Certificates (In case of Sports quota and other extra-curricular)

Read more here: SAAT 2021 Counselling

SAAT 2021 Preparation Tips

The SAAT 2021 is a national level entrance test with high competition. Although in 2021, many exams are assuming Remote Proctored format, candidates are advised to understand this exam method by trying a mock test in the same form. Candidates appearing in SAAT 2021 can't afford to leave anything to luck. So, they must have an effective preparation strategy in place, which will include elements like revision, solving sample papers, and previous years' question papers.

Additionally, the candidate also needs to know the syllabus, as it will help the candidate identify scoring areas and weak areas that need their attention. Learning in detail about the exam pattern of SAAT 2021 would also lend punch to the candidate's preparation.

SAAT Contact Details

The candidates can reach out to the exam conducting authorities at any stage of the application process. It is advised that the candidate contact the authorities immediately in case of any discrepancy or doubt. Below are the details provided to connect with the authorities.



What is the frequency of this exam?

The SAAT Exam is conducted yearly. It is conducted once a year, every year.

For which programs, SAAT Exam is conducted?

The SAAT Exam is conducted for admissions into different UG and PG programs of various streams like Pharmacy, Medical, Engineering, Nursing, Law, Management, and Hotel Management in the Siksha O Anusadhan University in the state of Odisha.

How many questions are there in the SAAT Exam?

There are a total of 120 questions asked in the SAAT Exam.

Is there negative marking in the SAAT Exam?

Yes. There is negative marking in the SAAT Exam. The candidate will receive 4 marks for every correctly answered question whereas there will be penalty of 1 mark for the wrong answers i.e. candidate will lose 1 mark for incorrect answers.

Is SAAT Exam compulsory for getting admission into Siksha O Anusandhan University?

No. The SAAT Exam is not necessary for getting admission into Siksha O Anusandhan University. If the candidate has given any other national level entrance exam instead of the SAAT Exam, then those scores will be considered for the admissions.


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