Shiv Nadar University Overview

SNUSAT 2021: APPLICATION FORM, ELIGIBILITY, SYLLABUS, RESULTS & MORE

A comprehensive, multidisciplinary, research-focused and student-centric institution, Shiv Nadar University offers a full range of undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral academic programmes. The university consists of academic wings, advanced laboratories, world standard sports facilities, amphitheaters, auditoriums, meeting rooms and smart classrooms with state-of-the-art infrastructure. The University's goal is to become internationally recognized for the quality of its research and creative endeavours and their applicability to improving quality of life, generating new insights and expanding the boundaries of human knowledge creativity. The University is committed to excellence in teaching, research and service and strives to serve the needs of India and the world beyond in higher education.

 

Shiv Nadar University Highlights

 

Year of establishment

2011

Campus

Greater Noida

Modes of education

Full-time

Number of courses offered

35 courses across 8 streams

Scholarship

Merit-based

Official website

snu.edu.in

Gender intake

Co-Education

Application mode (when admission is open)

Online

 

SNU Admission Process

 

At Shiv Nadar University, the admissions process is thorough, individualized and multidimensional that attracts the best and the brightest candidates selected from the pool of applicants. So, it is important that you carefully complete all steps of the process.

 

The Admission process is as follows:

  • Apply Through SAT (College Board) Scores
  • Apply Through ACT scores
  • Apply Through SNUSAT and APT (Offline or Pearson Vue Centre)
  • Apply Through JEE Mains (2020 & 2021) Scores

 

Details of the process is as follows:

I. Apply Through SAT (College Board) Scores

The prospective candidates can apply through SAT scores in addition to other modes of admissions (but only once). The shortlisted candidates will be informed regarding a personal interview with respective department to be eligible for final selection.

II. Apply Through ACT scores

The prospective candidates can apply through ACT scores in addition to other modes of admissions (but only once). The shortlisted candidates will be informed regarding a personal interview with respective department to be eligible for final selection.

III. Apply Through SNUSAT and APT

Candidates can apply through SNUSAT and APT test. The shortlisted candidates (after SNUSAT and APT) will be informed regarding their personal interview with respective department to be eligible for final selection. (In Case of School of Engineering, the candidates are not required to appear for an interview).

IV. Apply Through JEE Mains Scores

a. Candidates applying through JEE Mains 2020 & 2021 score of 80 percentile or above are eligible for direct offer of admission on the basis of

  • JEE Mains 2020 & 2021 score
  • Cut-off score decided by the University for various Departments of School of Engineering & School of Natural Sciences

b. If the candidate has less than 80 percentile in JEE Mains 2020 & 2021, they are advised to apply through the SNUSAT & APT tests.

 

The School wise updated admission process is as follows:

 

School of Engineering

 

Route 1: JEE Mains 2020 & 2021 (>= 80 percentile) - The candidates scoring equal to or more than 80 percentile in JEE (Mains) 2020 & 2021 are eligible for direct offer of admissions. However, certain cut-off will be applicable for admission in each department. SNUSAT & APT will be exempted for admissions through this route.

Route 2: SNUSAT + APT - The candidates scoring below 80 percentile will have to appear for SNUSAT & APT. No interview is required for admissions through this route.

Route 3: SAT + Interview* - The candidates can apply through SAT score

Route 4: ACT + Interview* - The candidates can apply through ACT score

* The shortlisted candidates will be informed regarding an interview with respective departments to be eligible for final selection.

 

School of Natural Sciences

 

Route 1: JEE Mains 2020 & 2021 (>= 80 percentile) + Interview* - The candidates scoring equal to or more than 80 percentile in JEE (Mains) 2020 & 2021 are eligible apply.

Route 2: SNUSAT + APT + Interview* - The candidates scoring below 80 percentile in JEE (Mains) January 2020 and without SAT scores will have to appear for the SNUSAT & APT.

Route 3: SAT + Interview* - The candidates can apply through SAT score.

Route 4: ACT + Interview* - The candidates can apply through ACT score.

*The Shortlisted candidates will be contacted for the online interview in their department(s) of interest(s) to be eligible for final selection.

 

School of Humanities & Social Sciences & School of Management & Entrepreneurship

 

Route 1: SNUSAT + APT + Interview*

Route 2: SAT + Interview*

Route 3: ACT + Interview* - The candidates can apply through ACT score

*The Shortlisted candidates will be informed regarding the online interview with respective department to be eligible for final selection

All other exams are nationally and internationally renowned and details about them are easily available. So, here we will primarily focus on SNUSAT which is self-conducted by Shiv Nadar University i.e., Shiv Nadar University Scholastic Aptitude Test.

 

What is SNUSAT + APT?

 

Shiv Nadar University has become the primary choice of applicants seeking admissions after finishing 12th Board exams. The tag of 'Institute of Eminence' has only added to its desirability quotient. And hence the competition of taking admission into the Noida based university has also gone up. The admission process primarily involves an Aptitude Test called SNUSAT APT followed by specific exams for specific courses. Basically, to get that seat at any UG level course offered by the university, one must clear SNUSAT APT.

SNUSAT and APT is a combined three-hour AI based test. SNUSAT - Measure of proficiency in language, ability to apply mind to simple problems, data interpretation, logical and abstract reasoning. APT - Subject knowledge required for specific programs. The 3 hours standardized assessment consists of:

 

1. SNU Scholastic Aptitude Test (SNUSAT) for 2 hours (Same for all programs)

Sections

Duration

Verbal reasoning

30 minutes

Quantitative ability

36 minutes

Abstract reasoning

40 minutes

Essay

15 minutes

 

2. Academic Proficiency Test (APT) for 1 hour (Specific to programs applied for)

School

Program

Subjects (30 minutes each)

School of Engineering (SoE)

B. Tech. in Chemical Engineering

Physics and Maths

B. Tech. in Civil Engineering

B. Tech. in Computer Science & Engineering

B. Tech. in Electronics & Communication Engineering

B. Tech. in Electrical & Electronics Engineering

B. Tech. in Mechanical Engineering

School of Humanities and Social Sciences (SoHSS)

B.Sc. (Research) in Economics

Maths and Critical Writing I

B.Sc. (Research) in Economics & Finance*

Maths and Critical Writing I

B.A. (Research) in English

Critical Writing I and

Critical Writing II

B.A. (Research) in History

B.A. (Research) in Sociology

B.A. (Research) in International Relations

School of Management & Entrepreneurship (SoME)

Bachelor of Management Studies (BMS)

Critical Writing I and

Critical Writing II

B.Sc. (Research) in Economics & Finance*

Maths and Critical Writing I

School of Natural Sciences (SoNS)

B.Sc. (Research) in Biotechnology

Biology and (Physics or Maths or Chemistry)**

B.Sc. (Research) in Physics

Physics and Maths

B.Sc. (Research) in Chemistry

Chemistry and (Biology or Physics or Maths)**

B.Sc. (Research) in Mathematics

Maths and (Physics or Critical Writing I)**

*This program would be jointly offered by School of Humanities & Social Sciences & School of Management & Entrepreneurship

** Any one of the optional APT

  • All the questions except the SNUSAT Essay and Critical Writing in APT will be Multiple Choice Type. There is no negative marking.
  • SNUSAT Essay and Critical writing sections will have to be typed on the computer, within the stipulated time.

 

What is unique about SNUSAT?

 

Apart from normal aptitude questions, that are available all over the internet, SNUSAT consists of questions on is A >/=/< B; and Always, Sometimes, Never True type questions in Quantitative Aptitude Section.

Logical reasoning section at SNUSAT also presents a unique variety. You will find questions based on gears and pulleys and a unique type of visual reasoning called spatial reasoning.

 

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What are the SNUSAT eligibility criteria?

 

Bachelor of Management Studies Program

Board

Basic Eligibility to Apply

1. Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, National Institute of Open Schooling, Orissa, Tamil Nadu, Telangana

75% marks in aggregate in 12th Board Exam (excluding non-academic subjects) with minimum 50% marks in every subject

2. CBSE, ISC

70% marks in aggregate in 12th Board Exam (excluding non-academic subjects) with minimum 50% marks in every subject

3. Assam, Goa, Gujarat, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Manipur, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Punjab

65% marks in aggregate in 12th Board Exam (excluding non-academic subjects) with minimum 50% marks in every subject

4. Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Jammu and Kashmir, Maharashtra, Mizoram, Rajasthan, Tripura, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, West Bengal

60% marks in aggregate in 12th Board Exam (excluding non-academic subjects) with minimum 50% marks in every subject

5. IB curriculum

Aggregate score of 32 with a minimum 4 in every course. Refer to list for mandatory subjects.

6. Cambridge International Examinations (CIE)

Percentage Uniform Marks same as CBSE

 

SNUSAT Exam Pattern

 

Name of the Exam

SNUSAT

Exam Level

National Level

Conducting Body

Shiv Nadar University

Mode of the examination

Computer-based examination

Duration of the examination

2 hours

Language of the examination

English

Type of Questions

Objective Type Questions (MCQs)*

Number of Sections

4

Total Number of Questions

100

*All the questions except the SNUSAT Essay and Critical Writing in APT will be Multiple Choice Type.

SNUSAT will be followed by APT which will be conducted for 60 minutes.

 

SNUSAT Marking Scheme

  • For each correct answer you will be awarded 1 mark.
  • There is no negative marking.
  • No marks will be awarded or deducted for Unattempted questions.

 

SNUSAT Key Dates 2021

 

Application Starts

30 December 2020

Last Date to Apply

2 April 2021

SNUSAT + APT starts

20 January 2021

 

Section-wise SNUSAT Syllabus 2021

 

Section 1: Abstract Reasoning

Important topics for Abstract Reasoning section

Number Series

Clock

Sitting Arrangement

Letter Series

Matrix

Linear Arrangement

Series Missing Numbers

Cubes

Matrix Arrangement

Odd One Out

Coding-Decoding

Mathematical Puzzles

Blood Relation

Direction and Distance

Venn Diagram

Calendar

Ranking

Statements and Conclusions

Tables

Data Interpretation

Data Sufficiency

Column Graphs

Cause and Effects

Graphs Representing Area

Assumption-Premise-Conclusion

Pie Chart

Bar Graphs

Critical Reasoning

Visual Reasoning

 

 

Section 2: Verbal Ability

Important topics for the Verbal Ability section

Strong and Weak Arguments

Logical Sequence of Words

Logical Deduction

Statements Assumptions

Analogies

Course of Action

Statements and Conclusions

Syllogism

Causes and Effects

Statements and Inferences

Odd One Out

Fill in the Blanks

Reading Comprehension

English Grammar

Similar sounding words

Para jumbles

Vocabulary

Incorrect Sentences

 

Section 3: Quantitative Ability

Important topics for QA section

Number System

Percentage

Installment Payments

Work, Pipes and Cisterns

Algebra

Permutation & Combination

Discount

Geometry

Quadratic and Linear Equation

Average

Co-ordinate Geometry

Profit & Loss

Arithmetic Progression

Mensuration

Alligation & Mixtures

Time and Work

Probability

Time-Speed-Distance

 

Section 4: Essay Writing

Important topics for the Essay Writing section

Current Affairs

Women Empowerment

Environmental Pollution

Corruption

Health

Social Media and its impact

Video Games

Swacch Bharat

Importance of Education

Sports

Time Management

Science & Technology

 

FAQs regarding SNUSAT

 

Q1. Is there sectional time limit in SNUSAT exam?

Ans. Yes, there is a provision for sectional time limit in SNUSAT exam. The time limits for each section are -

  • Verbal reasoning - 30 minutes
  • Quantitative ability - 36 minutes
  • Abstract reasoning - 40 minutes
  • Essay - 15 minutes

 

Q2. Can I start my SNUSAT exam with the section of my choice?

Ans. No, you cannot start your SNUSAT exam with the section of your choice.

 

Q3. How many mock papers should I practice before SNUSAT exam?

Ans. Attempting at least 5 mock papers before the actual exam will hugely benefit the candidates.

 

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Q4. SNUSAT question paper is divided into how many sections?

Ans. SNUSAT question paper is divided into four sections- Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Ability, Abstract Reasoning, Essay Writing.

 

Q5. Is there any negative marking in SNUSAT exam?

Ans. No, there is no negative marking in SNUSAT exam.