SAU Admission 2021: Registration (Reopened), Entrance Exam Postponed

SAU Admission 2021: South Asian University has announced the postponed SAU Entrance Test and earlier this exam were held on 10, 11 April 2021, for admission to programs in the 2021-22 academic session. New exam date will be announced later. Now, applications for admissions have been re-opened at sau.int. SAU is an international university established by members of the SAARC nations i.e. India, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka. Courses offered in SAU are Masters and PhD level courses – M.Sc, MA, LLM, PhD. Know all about SAU admission 2021 here.

SAU Admission 2021

Latest – SAU Entrance Test has been postponed. New date will be announced shortly.

Latest SAU 2021 application form is re-opened, due to the postponement of the entrance test. Apply here

Also – SAU 2021 sample papers released. Download here.

Schedule of South Asian University 2021 Admissions Dates

The important dates for admission process are as follows.

Events of SAU Admission 2021Date
Last date to applyTo be announced
Admit Card ReleaseTo be announced
SAU Entrance Test Exam Date10, 11 Apr 2021
Result DeclarationTo be announced
Commencement of Classes26 Jul 2021

Eligibility for SAU Admission 2021

For admission to various Master’s degree courses offered by the South Asian University, candidates must fulfil the minimum eligibility criteria. The SAU specifies the minimum conditions of eligibility separately for each program offered by the University. Candidates can check out the details below.

ProgramEligibility Criteria
M.Sc Applied MathematicsMust have a Bachelor’s degree in any subject.
Must have completed:
>> 2 courses each of 1-year duration/4 courses each of 1-semester duration in Mathematics from an institute recognized by the Government of SAARC countries with at least 55% marks.
M.Sc Computer ScienceMust have passed Class 12 under the 10+2 system.
Must have acquired a Bachelor’s degree (Computer Science) of 3/4 years duration with at least 55% marks.
Must have studied Mathematics as a subject at the Bachelors or 10+2 level.
Degree must be obtained from an institution recognized by the Government of SAARC countries.
Those who have a 2 years Bachelor’s degree and have cleared the first year of the Master’s program can also apply.
M.Sc BiotechnologyMust have passed Class 12 under the 10+2 system.
Must have a 3 years Bachelor’s degree (BSc, B.Pharm, BVSc, B.E., B.Tech, MBBS, etc.) in any area of Biological Sciences / Chemistry / Agriculture and allied sciences; Veterinary and allied sciences / Biotechnology / Biochemical Technology.
Must have acquired at least 55% marks in aggregate.
Degree must be recognized by the Government of SAARC countries.
Applicants must have studied Biology at the 10+2 or Bachelor’s degree level.
Those who have a 3/4 year Bachelor’s degree and have cleared the first year of the Master’s degree are also eligible.
MA EconomicsMust have passed Class 12 under the 10+2 system.
Must have a 3 years Bachelor’s degree from an institution recognized by the Government of SAARC countries.
Candidates must have obtained at least 50% marks in aggregate.
Must have studied Mathematics as a subject at the 10+2 or Bachelor’s degree level.
Those who have a 4 years Bachelor’s degree/2 years Bachelor’s degree who have cleared the first year of the Master’s program are also eligible.
MA International RelationsMust have passed Class 12 under the 10+2 system.
Candidates must have a 3/4 years Bachelor’s degree with at least 50% marks.
The degree must be awarded by an institution recognized by the Government of SAARC countries.
MA SociologyMust have passed Class 12 under the 10+2 system.
Candidates must have a 3 years Bachelor’s degree with at least 50% marks.
The degree must be awarded by an institution recognized by the Government of SAARC countries.
Those who have a 4 years Bachelor’s degree/2 years Bachelor’s degree who have cleared the first year of the Master’s program are also eligible.
LLMMust have passed Class 12 under the 10+2 system.
Must have completed 5 years BA/BBA/BSc/LLB degree.
Candidates who have 3 years Bachelor’s degree & 3 years LLB or 4 years LLB are also eligible.
Must have acquired at least 50% marks.
The degree must be recognized by the Government of SAARC countries.

SAU 2021 Application Form – Fill Form by 30 March

South Asian University has released SAU admission form 2021. The last date to fill the SAU Application Form is 30 March 2021.

The application form for admission to the South Asian University is hosted on the official website as per schedule. Intending candidates have to register online at sau.int and fill up the application form by entering the correct details & paying the application fee. Check out the complete procedure below.

1st Step: At first, open the official website of the SAU i.e. sau.int.

2nd Step: On the homepage of the website, click on Admissions Open Apply Now button.

3rd Step: Now, candidates have to click on the Apply Now button to open the registration form.

4th Step: Fill up the application form by entering the Name, Date of Birth, Email ID, Mobile Number & Nationality.

5th Step: Click on Register Now after filling up the form to complete the registration process & generate the User ID.

6th Step: Repeat steps 1 to 3 and click on Login at the top of the page.

7th Step: Enter the User ID, DOB & Security Code (as displayed) and click on Login to open the application form.

8th Step: Now candidates have to fill up the application form by entering the required information correctly.

9th Step: Upload the necessary documents with the online application form and deposit the application fee amount online.

10th Step: Submit the application form after verifying the details & generate a print out of the submitted application form for future reference.

Application Fee

All candidates have to pay a fee in order to register and apply for the entrance exam conducted by the SAU. The application fee can be paid online using debit/credit card or internet banking. Candidates can check out the fee amount below.

Amount in USDAmount in INR
$10Rs 740

Important Note

Candidates who are unable to pay the fee online must still submit the application form online. SAU provides instructions to pay the fee once the application form of such candidates is submitted.

SAU Admission 2021 Selection Procedure

Selection of candidates for admission to various Master’s programs at the South Asian University is conducted through an Entrance Test. SAU Entrance Examination is conducted by the University. The scheme and pattern of the exam vary as per the program to which the candidate seeks admission.

Those who qualify in the SAU Entrance Test are shortlisted in the merit list which releases online at the official website after the exam. Accordingly, qualifying candidates are called to report for admission to the seats available in their chosen course.

SAU Entrance Test 2021

South Asian University (SAU) conducts their very own internal selection test for admission to various Master’s degree courses at the University. The scheme & pattern of the test varies with the candidate’s preferred program. Candidates can check out the details below.

SAU Entrance Test 2021 Exam Pattern

ProgramExam Pattern
M.Sc Applied MathsAll objective type paper.
There are 50 MCQ type questions.
Total duration of test is 2 hours.
Negative marking of 1/4 marks per wrong answer.
M.Sc Computer ScienceAll objective type paper.
There are 80 MCQ type questions.
Total duration of test is 2 hours.
Negative marking of 1/4 marks per wrong answer.
Part A – 20 MCQ of 2 marks each.
Part B – 60 MCQ of 1 mark each.
M.Sc BiotechnologyAll objective type paper.
There are 100 MCQ type questions.
Total duration of test is 2 hours.
Part A – 30 MCQ of 1 mark each.
Part B – 70 MCQ of 1 mark each.
MA EconomicsAll objective type paper.
There are 40 MCQ type questions.
Total duration of test is 2 hours.
Negative marking of 1/4 marks per wrong answer.
MA International RelationsAll objective type paper.
Total duration of test is 2 hours.
MA SociologyAll objective type paper.
Total duration of test is 2 hours.
Part A – 26 MCQs carrying 1 mark each.
Part B – Set of MCQs based on a passage carrying total 24 marks.

SAU Entrance Test 2021 Syllabus

South Asian University specifies the indicative topics, forming the syllabus of the SAU entrance test for admission to different programs. Candidates can check out the indicative syllabus of the test for admission to each program in this section.

ProgramSyllabus of SAU Entrance Test 2021
M.Sc Applied MathsCalculus & Analysis, Algebra, Differential Equations, Numerical Analysis, Probability & Statistics, Linear Programming
M.Sc Computer SciencePart A – Set Theory & Algebra, Combinatorics, Matrix, Calculus, Ordinary Differential Equations, Vector Analysis.
Part B – Programming in C, Data Structure & Algorithm, Database Management Systems, Digital Logic & Computer Architecture.
M.Sc BiotechnologyPart A – Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Mathematics
Part B – Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Molecular Biology, Immunology, Animal Sciences, Plant Sciences, Genetics, Microbiology, Biophysics and Biostatistics.
MA EconomicsMicro & Macro Economics, Development Economics, Mathematics & Statistics.
MA International RelationsTopics from general understanding of subject area.
General Awareness about South Asia and the world.
MA SociologyPart A – Topics from subject area, General Awareness about South Asia and the world.
Part B – Passage based
LLMPart A – General Knowledge, Political Science, Geography, General Science, Civics.
Part B – Law topics from LLB level.

Admit Card for SAU Entrance Test 2021

The SAU conducts the entrance test for admission purposes in Master’s degree courses. Admit cards to appear in the test releases before the exam date at the official website. Candidates who register and are eligible are issued the admit card through candidate login at the website sau.int.

It is mandatory to produce the admit card at the designated exam centre on the day of the exam. Candidates are advised to carry a government issued photo identity proof to the exam centre along with the admit card. In addition, one must note the instructions printed on the admit card and abide by them during the exam.

SAU Admission 2021 Result

South Asian University declares SAU Entrance Test 2021 result at the official website i.e. sau.int.

Candidates who qualify in the entrance examination are shortlisted on the merit list. Based on the marks obtained in the entrance test, candidates are given admission to their preferred program. The University evaluates the candidate responses and based on their marks, each candidate is allotted a rank.

Tie Breaking Rule

In case two or more candidates secure the same marks in the SAU entrance Test, the University adopts the following tie breaking methodology to resolve the draw in marks.

  • Candidates who secure higher marks in Section C are placed higher.
  • In cases marks in Section C is also tied (or there is no section C), marks obtained in Section B is considered.
  • If there is still a tie, the candidate older in age is placed higher up the rank list.

About SAU

The South Asian University is an International University formed by the government of eight SAARC countries i.e. Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. The primary aim of establishing the University is evolving South Asian consciousness. Degree awarded by the SAU are recognized by the governments of all the SAARC countries. Evidently, SAU attract students not only from the eight member SAARC countries, but from other nations as well. Currently, SAU offer admission to PG programs including M.Sc, MA & LLM and Ph.D programs as well. Candidates are advised to visit the official website for latest updates.

SAU does not offer any Undergraduate program for admission. However, the Institute offer Master’s degree programs in Science, Arts and Law. Besides, doctoral-level programs are also offered by the University.

The varsity is accepting online applications for admission to Master’s degree programs, online at the official website sau.int. SAU conducts the SAU Entrance Test for admission to the PG courses offered by the University.

Fees

HeadSAARC StudentsNon-SAARC Students
Tuition Fee 
(Non-Refundable)
US$ 440 per semester (US$ 880 per year) for day scholars, payable in July & January each year.US$ 500 per semester (US$ 1000 per year) for boarders, payable in July & January each year.US$ 4500 per semester (US$ 9000 per year) for day scholars, payable in July & January each year.US$ 5100 per semester (US$ 10200 per year) for boarders, payable in July & January each year.
Admission Fee (Non-Refundable)US$ 100 (payable only once at the time of entering SAU)US$ 100 (payable only once at the time of entering SAU)
Security Deposit 
(Refundable)*
US$ 100US$ 100
Students’ Aid Fund (Non-Refundable)INR50 per semesterINR50 per semester

CONTACT
South Asian University, Akbar Bhawan, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi 110021, India
Phones: +91-11-24122512-14; +91-11-24195000; Fax: +91-11-24122511

FAQs on SAU Admission 2021

Q1. What courses are offered by the SAU?

Ans. SAU offer M.Sc, MA, LLM as well as PhD programs.

Q2. What is the official website of SAU?

Ans. The official website is sau.int.

Q3. On what basis is selection for admission for Master’s programs done at SAU?

Ans. Selection is done on the basis of SAU Entrance Test.

Q4. Is the SAU Entrance Test mandatory?

Ans. Yes, the Entrance Test is mandatory for admission to all Master’s degree courses.

Q5. Are degrees awarded by SAU recognized?

Ans. Yes. SAU degrees are recognized by the Government of all member countries of SAARC.

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