Siksha ‘O’Anusandhan University Admission Test (SAAT)
Siksha ‘O’Anusandhan University Admission Test (SAAT) is a National-level entrance exam that is conducted on a yearly basis for students seeking admission in the undergraduate (UG) as well as the postgraduate (PG) courses, including Engineering, Agriculture, Law, Pharmacy, Nursing and Hotel Management. The exam is conducted in almost 62 centers across 40 cities of India by Siksha ‘O’Anusandhan University, Bhubaneshwar, a private university, and affiliated by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (SAAC).
In order to apply for the exam, a candidate should fulfill the eligibility criteria. These are: –
1. A minimum of 45% should be obtained by the candidate. 40% in case the candidate belongs to a reserved category.
2. The candidate should pass from a recognized institution.
3. BBA, B.Sc, BBA.LLB -The student should qualify with the minimum qualification required in class 12th in any stream from a recognized school/institution.
4. B.Tech/ B.Tech Dual Degree – The candidate should have Physics and Mathematics as compulsory subjects in class 12th along with any other subject among Biology, Chemistry, Statistics, Computer Science, IT, Informatics, Biotechnology or Technical Vocation.
5. B. Pharmacy – the candidate must appear in Cass 12th with Physics/ Chemistry/ English/ Maths or Biology.
6. B.Sc. Agriculture – The candidate should have the minimum qualification required along with the subject combination of PCM, PCB, PCMB, PCA, PCH. The age limit for this course is 23 years.
7. MCA, MCA (LE), LLM -The candidate, in order to take admission in a PG course, must have a bachelor’s degree in Law or an integrated law degree by securing a minimum 50% marks.
SAAT Admission Process:
The SAAT application form releases every year in the month of January. This year i.e., the form has been released on January 1, 2020.
Step 1: Registration.
• Visit the official link of SAAT. https://www.admission.soa.ac.in/
• Start with the registration by entering your name, email ID and mobile number.
• The candidates will then get an OTP (One Time Password) on their registered mobile number. Enter the OTP to complete the verification procedure.
Step 2: Once the verification is complete, the candidates can log in to their portal and start filling the application form.
The application form consists of:
• Entering of personal details, Academic qualifications, and Course to be chosen.
• Uploading of photograph and signature.
• Test center preference.
• College preference.
• Reservation preference.
Step 3: Submit the application form once it is complete.
Step 4: Download the form and save it for future references.
Step 5: Admit cards will be released by the exam authorities and the eligible candidates should download the admit card and carry it with them while appearing for the exam.
Step 6: After the test, a few days later, the results will be declared. The students can review their results on the official website of the university.
Step 7: The selected candidates will be called for counseling and thereafter, the seats would be allotted to them.
Note: There is no application/exam fee for SAAT.
This is how the application form is completed and the candidates get selected.
1. Women- 30%
2. Scheduled Caste -15%
3. Scheduled Tribes -7.5%
4. Physically Challenged -3%
Syllabus and Exam Pattern:
The medium of examination is English and it is conducted both online as well as offline. The exam consists of 120 Questions to be done in the time limit of 3 hours.
The syllabus for the same depends upon the course that the candidate is willing to take up.
The mandatory subjects however are: –
• General Knowledge including Current Affairs
• English, including Comprehension
• Logical Reasoning
How to prepare for SAAT:
To start with the preparation of the SAAT examination, a candidate should sit with himself/herself and think about what they want to do.
• Once the candidate has made up his/her mind, the first thing before going ahead with the preparation is to see whether the candidate is eligible to sit for the examination.
• If the candidate passes the eligibility criteria, he/ she should look at the exam pattern, syllabus, marking scheme, etc. the best way to know about the exam is to look at the previous year’s question papers. They tell us which all topics are important and then, make a timetable according to that.
• Read every section/topic you can and make sure to revise them as many times as you can. The common mistake made by the candidates is that they leave topics due to fear or lack of understanding. This may work with the candidates who are prepared with the other sections thoroughly but not recommendable to all.
• Practice mock tests. The more mock tests one gives, the more confident one would be while sitting for the main examination.
• Make sure to mark what questions you find important or difficult.
• Last but not lease, stay calm, motivate yourself to do better each day and be positive.
Books to refer for CLAT preparation:
Books play a key role in an examination. The right selection of books is the key to success.
• Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning by Kiran.
• Vocabulary: Newspapers preferably, The Hindu. Read editorials and try finding news words.
General Knowledge and Current Affairs:
• Lucent’s General Knowledge
• PT 365.
• Maths NCERT books.
• Fast Track Arithmetic- Arihant.
• Concepts of Physics – H.C. Verma
• Handbook of Physics – Nipendran Bhatnagar
• Physics NCERT
• Advanced problems in Organic chemistry – M.S Chouhan
• Problems in Physical Chemistry – Narendra Awasthi
All the Best for your preparations, everyone!!!!!