SAAT 2020: Application Form (02 January), Eligibility, Syllabus


SAAT 2020 Application form has been released on 02 January 2020. The Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan University Admission Test, commonly known as SAAT is conducted every year by Siksha O’ Anusandhan University, Orissa in around 50 cities for selection in B.Tech, M.Tech, B.Sc (Nursing), B.Sc (Agriculture), M.Sc (Agriculture) and various other courses at three different campuses. The Exam will be conducted in both online as well as offline mode. Candidates are advised to go through the complete article for complete information regarding the Eligibility Criteria, Exam Pattern and Important Dates for SAAT 2020.

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Latest Update: SAAT 2020 Online Application Form has been released on 02 January 2020. Click here>> Application Form.

SAAT 2020 Important Dates

The dates are announced by Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan (Deemed to be University). The important dates related to SAAT 2020 are mentioned below.

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Events Dates
Online Registration Starts 02 January 2020
Last date to register 31 March 2020
Availability of Admit card 04 April 2020
SAAT 2020 Exam 10 – 13 April 2020 – SLOT 1
17 – 20 April 2020 – SLOT 2
24 – 27 April 2020 – SLOT 3
01 – 03 May 2020 – SLOT 4
Announcement of Result (B.Tech) 04 May 2020
Choice filling (Engineering only) 05 – 08 May 2020
Counselling/Provisional Admission (Engineering Only) 11 May 2020

The above-mentioned dates are as per the notification released by the conducting authority.

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SAAT 2020 Application Form

The Application Form is available on the official website of the University from 02 January 2020 onward. The last date to fill the Application form is 04 April 2020. Candidates can read the given below instructions for details about SAAT 2020 Application form.

  • The SAAT 2020 Application form can be filled through online mode only.
  • The application process consists of various steps that are Online registration, filling the personal and Qualification details, uploading of the scanned copy of photograph and signature, selection of exam centre and final submission of the form.
  • Candidates can register themselves using their email Id and mobile number. 
  • Candidates must fill all the details correctly and submit the form before the last date of registration.

How to Apply for SAAT 2020?

Candidates who are willing to appear for the SAAT 2020 Examination have to fill the Application form. Candidate can follow the steps given below to fill the SAAT 2020 Online Application form.

  • Visit the Official Website of Siksha O Anusandhan, the application page will be opened on the screen.
  • Click on ‘send verification code’.
  • An OTP will be sent to the registered mobile number.
  • Enter OTP for the verification.
  • The login details will be sent to the candidate’s email ID.
  • Now, the candidate has to fill the complete details required in the Application form.
  • Then, Click on ‘Upload Pictures’ and upload the photograph and signature.
  • After providing all the details, click on ‘Submit Now’ button for submission of the application form.
  • Also, Candidates are advised to take multiple printouts of the filled-in Application form.
  • There is no Application/Examination Fee for any candidate.

SAAT 2020 Eligibility Criteria

Siksha O’ Anusandhan University, Orissa(SOA) offers various programs at three different campuses. The Eligibility criteria vary for all the programs. The complete details about the eligibility criteria for each course are listed below:

For B.Tech

The complete details about the eligibility criteria for B.Tech course are:

  • Qualifying Exam: Must pass/appearing the 12th or equivalent examination from a recognized board.
  • Subjects: Physics and Mathematics (compulsory subjects) along with one of the Chemistry/Computer Science/Information Technology/Biotechnology/Biology/Informatics/ Statistics/Technical Vocational Subject or any other subject.
  • Minimum Marks: Candidates have to obtain at least 45% marks (40% marks in case of SC/ST/OBC category) in the qualifying exam.

For M.Tech

The complete details about the eligibility criteria for the M.Tech course are:

  • Qualifying Exam: Pass/appearing in B.Tech/B.E./AMIE/MCA/M.Sc or equivalent in the respective discipline.
  • Minimum Marks: Candidates should have 50% marks (45% for reserved category) in the qualifying examination.
  • GATE Score: GATE qualified candidates are exempted from the SAAT entrance test.


The complete details about the eligibility criteria for MBA/MHM/MHA course are:

  • Qualifying Exam: The applying candidate should have passed/appearing Bachelor’s Degree from a recognized university/institution.
  • Minimum Marks: Candidates should have 50% marks (45% for reserved category) in the qualifying examination.
Admissions in Lateral Entry Programs:
  • Admission to Second year Degree Program in Engineering, Pharmacy & Hotel Management for Diploma Holders
  • Passing or appearing at a three-year diploma course in Engineering/ Pharmacy and Hotel Management respectively with at least 60% marks in aggregate.

Lateral Entry MCA

  • Passed or appearing in three years BCA, B.Sc. in Information Technology or Computer Science with at least 60% aggregate.

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SAAT 2020 Admit card

SAAT Hall ticket will be available from 04 April 2020 through online mode. Candidates can download SAAT Admit Card 2020 by following the given instructions:

  • Visit the official website.
  • Click on the given link “Admit card”.
  • After clicking a new page will be redirected where the candidate has to log in.
  • Candidate has to log in using the credentials provided during registration.
  • The admit card will be displayed on the screen.
  • Download the Admit card & take a print copy of it for further proceedings.
  • Admit Card can be downloaded by the candidates from the official website 10 days before the exams.

SAAT 2020 Exam Pattern

Candidates are advised to go through the complete SAAT 2020 Exam Pattern before starting the preparation for the exam. Exam pattern of Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan Admission Test 2020 (SAAT 2020) is given below.

  • Examination Mode: Offline as well as Online mode.
  • Question Type: Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs).
  • Sections in Question paper: Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics.
  • No. of Questions: There will be a total of 120 Questions in the paper.
  • Total Marks: The paper will be of total 480 marks.
  • Language Medium: the question paper will be in the English language.
  • Time Duration: The paper will be of 3 hours (180mins).
  • Negative Marking: +4 marks will be given for every correct answer and for Incorrect answer -1 marks will be deducted.
  • Candidates can use an HB Pencil or Black ink pen to fill the choices in the answer sheet.

Candidates can check the distribution of SAAT 2020 questions for the engineering course:


Subjectwise weightage
Sections Number of Questions Maximum marks
Physics 40 160
Mathematics 40 160
Chemistry 40 160
Total 120 480

SAAT 2020 Syllabus

For UG courses candidates can study their Class 11 and 12 syllabi as per the stream in class 12. For PG courses, the syllabus will be released by the University on their website.

The subject wise topics of SAAT 2020 are mentioned below:

  • Physics:
    • Physics & Measurement
    • Kinematics
    • Laws of motion
    • Work, Energy & Power
    • Rotational motion
    • Gravitation
    • Properties of Solid & liquid
    • Thermodynamics
    • Kinetic theory of gases
    • Oscillations & Waves
    • Electrostatics
    • Current Electricity
    • Magnetic effects of Current & Magnetism
  • Chemistry:
    • Some basic concepts in chemistry
    • States of Matter
    • Atomic structure
    • Chemical bonding & Molecular structure
    • Chemical thermodynamics
    • Solutions
    • Chemical Kinetics
    • Surface Chemistry
  • Mathematics: 
    • Algebra of Sets
    • Number Systems
    • Trigonometry
    • Coordinate Geometry
    • Vectors
    • Differential Calculus

SAAT 2020 Counselling and Result

  • SAAT 2020 Result will be released in May 2020.
  • Admissions will be done based on the Merit list,
  • And, will be followed by Group Discussions and Personal Interviews.
  • Those candidates whose name will appear in the Merit List will have to submit their original mark sheets and pass certificate on the day of counselling,
  • Ranks will be cancelled of the Candidates failing to procure the Original documents.
  • Scholarships are also provided based on performance in class 10 and 12 exams.

Documents required at the time of Counselling

  • SAAT 2020 Rank card
  • A valid Photo Identity Proof  (Aadhaar UID)
  • Class 10 Mark Sheet and Certificate
  • Class 12 Mark Sheet and Certificate for passed out students.
  • Students Appearing in class 12 Exam should bring Admit Card.
  • Caste certificate in original issued Tahasildar of state of residence of parents.
  • PH certificate from Medical Board, IMS & SH, attached & PH-Certificate issued by Competent Authority.
  • Two sets of photocopies of the above documents.
  • 2 recent passport size colour photographs
  • Demand Draft of Rs. 30,000/- drawn from any Nationalized bank in favour of Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan University, Payable at Bhubaneswar.

SAAT 2020 Exam Highlights

The detailed summary of SAAT 2020 are mentioned below in the table:

Name of Examination

Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan University Admission Test,

Commonly Known As

Exam Conducting Body Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan University, Orissa
Examination level



UG/PG Entrance

Purpose of Exam

Admissions in  Engineering And Management

Mode of Examination

Offline and Online

Total Marks

480 marks

Reservations Criteria for SAAT 2020

The details regarding the SAAT 2020 Registration criteria are mentioned below:

  • All the candidates under SC/ST category will have to show all the relevant documents during the counselling.
  • There will be a separate merit list for SAAT 2020 for these categories.
  • No reservations are allowed in Lateral entry programs.
  • The Reservation criteria for admission in Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan (Deemed to be University) is mentioned here.
Category Reservation
Schedule Caste (SC) 15%
Scheduled Tribe (ST) 7.5%
Physically Handicapped (PH) 3%
Women 30%

The candidate can refer to the above-mentioned details for the accurate percentage of the reservation criteria.

SAAT Fee Structure 

The details about the SAAT 2020 Fee structure are mentioned below:

Courses Fee (per annum if not specified)
B.Tech/Dual Degree Engineering Rs 99,000/- per semester
Lateral Entry B.Tech Rs 1,70,000/-
M.Tech/ MCA/ Lateral Entry MCA Rs 1,30,000/-
MBA Rs 2,50,000/-
MHM/MHTM Rs 80,000/-
B.Pharm Rs 99,000/-
B.Sc. in Nursing Rs 75,000/-
BA LLB Rs 80,000/-
Hostel Fees (Including transportation) Rs 59,000/-
One-time registration and welfare fund Rs 10,000/-

Courses Offered

The courses that are offered under the SAAT 2020 exam are:

Under Graduate B.Tech / B.Pharm / BHMCT / B.Sc. (Nursing)
Post Graduate M.Tech/ M.Sc. /MCA/MBA/MHA/M.Pharm/M.Sc.
Lateral Entry B.Tech, MBA, MCA

Admission Through JEE Main 2020

  • The Siksha O’ Anusandhan (Deemed to be University) accepts JEE Main Score for admission along with SAAT 2020 – Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan Admission Test.
  • Also, a separate announcement will be notified on the official website and newspaper regarding the same.
  • And Admission to UG and PG programs except for Medical and Dental programs of Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan.

Admission through NEET 2020

  • The Admission to MBBS and BDS course at is Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan follow the supreme court regulation and under NEET 2020.
  • The aspirants of Medical and Dental programs of Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan are advised to follow the National Eligibility CUM Entrance Test.

Stay Tuned to “Entrancezone” For all other details, regarding exact dates, marking schemes, cutoff lists, and merit lists for SAAT, candidates can frequently check this page.

When will be the SAAT 2020 Application form start?

The SAAT 2020 Application form has started on 02 January 2020.

Will the SAAT 2020 Application form available in offline mode?

No, the form will be available in online mode only.

What is the marking scheme of SAAT ?

According to the marking scheme of SAAT 2020, For Correct answer:4 marks will be given. For Incorrect answer: 1 mark will be deducted.

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