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SAAT (M.Tech) -

Siksha 'O' Anusandhan University Admission Test(M.Tech) (SAAT (M.Tech) - 2016)

Online | National Level Exam

Q - For how long is the SAAT(M.tech) score valid?

A -

The SAAT(M.Tech) score is valid for just one year.

How to Prepare

Preparation Strategy

Make a proper Time Table

It is very important that you make a time table and stick to it and you will have an exact idea of what you are required to study and the time required for it.

Concept clarity rather than rote learning

It is essential that you have a clear idea of the formulas and concepts rather than rote learning of things for the papers. While you might require it for memorizing formulas it is important that for other stuff you make sure you clear your basics and concepts before moving on.

Prepare Notes

It is very important make small notes or a comprehensive list of formulas on each covered topic and chapter which will come in handy at the time of revision. This will require you to be regular with your work but will surely make things easy at the time of revision.

Seek guidance

It is not possible for you to know everything in your syllabus, at least not at the time of preparation. Sooner or later you will run into a concept or so which will give you trouble and then it is best you seek guidance from an instructor or a teacher. It is necessary that you clear your doubts at regular intervals and don’t prolong things for long. Getting into a good coaching class is nothing to be ashamed off and if anything a regular coaching class will enable you to avoid roadblocks in your preparation.

Sample Papers

Even though there may be a complete change in the exam pattern or the expected questions altogether,it is important that you practice on the sample and previous years question papers available for the engineering exam you’d be attempting. You will know the existing pattern and have a fair idea of the type of questions to expect in the paper along with the time constraint.

Mock tests

The paper pattern, duration of the paper and the number of questions to be attempted in the given amount of time is not something you will be able to pick up on the day of the examination. A Mock Test tests a student’s abilities as it not only provides a similar feel of real exams but also helps in building speed and confident to face the exam. Furthermore, they can improve their performance to get an extra edge in actual exams.

Time management

Time management can be learnt through thorough practice and regular test taking. So it is important that you practice it and practice it well.

SAAT (M.Tech) 2016 Question Paper Format

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Exam Type
marks 4.0 Mark
Correct Question Mark
marks 1.0 Mark
Negative Marking

SAAT (M.Tech) 2016

Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan University Admission Test (SAAT) - Master of Technology (M.Tech), a national level entrance test is conducted by Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan University every year to select bright students from different parts of our country. The test is being conducted for different programs offered in different constituent institutes/schools of the Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan University. The test is primarily a multiple choice type written test and the standard of the test are comparable with any other national level entrance test.

Various M.Tech Branches offered by the University are:

  • Electronics & Instrumentation Engineering Department
    • VLSI Design & Embedded Systems
    • Microelectronics
  • Civil Engineering Department
    • Structural Engineering
    • Geotechnical Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering Department
    • Power Electronics & Drives
    • Energy Technology & Management
    • Renewable Energy Engineering & Management
  • Electronics & Communication Engineering Department
    • Communication System Engineering
    • Digital Signal & Image Processing
  • Electrical & Electronics Engineering Department
    • Power Systems & Power Electronics
  • Computer Science & Information Technology Department
    • Computer Science & Informatics
  • Mechanical Engineering Department
    • Thermal Science & Heat Power Engineering
    • Manufacturing Sciences & Engineering
    • Mechanical System Design
  • Computer Science & Engineering Department
    • Computer Science & Engineering
    • Computer Science & Data Processing
  • Inter-disciplinary M.Tech. Programmes
    • Material Science & Technology
    • Environmental Science & Technology
    • Biotechnology

GATE qualified candidates are exempted from the entrance test, but they have to submit the filled up form. Admission into M.Tech. programs will be done on the basis of performance in SAAT or valid GATE score.

SAAT (M.Tech) 2016 Conducting Body

Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan University Admission Test (SAAT) - Master of Technology (M.Tech), a national level entrance test is conducted by Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan University. Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan (SOA) has been declared as a deemed University, U/S 3 of the UGC Act, 1956 and is located at Bhubaneswar, the capital of Odisha. The University is making a persistent endeavour achieve excellence and carve a niche in the national and global education map. Some of its constituent institutes have been established for almost two decades ago and are well known for their academic excellence. The University has been re-accredited by National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) with Grade ‘A’ for its overall performance. Different faculties of the university have been duly approved by the respective statutory bodies. The university offers undergraduate, post-graduate, dual degree and doctoral programmes in engineering / technology, computer application, sciences, humanities & social sciences, medicine, dental, nursing, business administration, hospitality and tourism management, hospital administration, pharmacy, biotechnology, law and agriculture.

SAAT (M.Tech) Contact Details

Address Khandagiri Square, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India
Phone no +91-674- 2350635, 2350791
Website http://soauniversity.ac.in/home/soa
Type National
Mode Online


1) What is SAAT ?

Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan University Admission Test (SAAT) is conducted by Siksha 'O' Anusandhan University (SOAU), Bhubaneswar for taking admission to various under graduate and post graduate programs. SAAT is held at 72 centers across 50 cities of India.

2) How to apply for SAAT ?

Candidates can apply online.

3) What are the items that can be taken inside SAAT examination hall?

Candidates should bring their own black / blue ball pens, HB pencils for writing and blackening the circles. Books, printed papers (other than their Admit Cards), manuscripts, or electronic gadgets such as mobile phones, cell phones and electronic diary calculators etc, should not be taken into the examination hall.

4) When will I get my Admit Card?

  • Admit card will be sent by speed post about 10 days prior to the entrance. Candidate can also download their Admit cards from the University website.
  • The candidate is required to produce a valid identity proof (as mentioned in the application form and Admit Card) along with printed Admit Card.
  • Candidates must preserve the admit card till the admission process is over.

5) What details will be mentioned in the Admit Card?

The admit card will contain the following details: Name of the candidate Test date Test City & Centre address User ID / Registration Number PWD/DA status.

6) Could I Submission One Application for multiple programmers?

No,Candidates are allowed to submit only one application form. Multiple applications for a particular stream of a candidate are liable to be rejected.

7) Do you have spot registration on the day of exam?

No , you cannot make a spot registration on the day of exam.

8) What is the eligibility criteria for SAAT M.Tech ?

  • Pass or appearing in B.E. / B.Tech / AMIE /MCA/M.Sc. in the respective discipline or equivalent.  
  • Candidates having MCA and M.Sc. (Maths) degree are eligible for M.Tech in Comp. Sc. & Data Processing. Candidates with M.Sc. (Electronics) are eligible for M.Tech. in Electronics & Communication Engineering and M.Tech. in Electronics & Instrumentation Engineering. M.Sc. in Computer Science and IT are eligible for M.Tech. in Computer Science & Engineering and CS & IT respectively. A candidate with B.Tech. (Environmental / Chemical / Civil / Mechanical / Metallurgy) or M.Sc. (Environmental Science / Chemistry / Biotechnology / Geology / Life Science / Botany / Zoology) is eligible for M.Tech. in Environmental Science & Technology. For M.Tech. Material Science & Technology candidate must have M.Sc. (Physics) / M.Sc. (Chemistry) / B.Tech. (Electronics & Communication Engg.) / B.Tech (Electrical Engg.) For M.Tech. in Biotechnology, candidates having B.Tech./B.E. in Biotechnology or related fields / M.Sc. in Physics, Chemistry, Biotechnology, Life Science or equivalent / MBBS / B.Pharm./B.V.Sc. with Biology as a subject at +2 level are eligible. For admission to M.Tech, candidates have to pass the qualifying examination with atleast 50% marks.
  • GATE qualified candidates are exempted from the entrance test, but they have to submit the filled up form.
  • Admission into M.Tech. programmes will be done on the basis of performance in SAAT or valid GATE score and personal interview taken together. After the interview, the merit list prepared by the Board members will be final.

9) What is the structure of SAAT?

  • There will be multiple choice questions.
  • The number of questions will be sixty (60) per each hour of examination.
  • Each question shall have four probable answers with only one is correct answer; and the examinee shall have to blacken only the correct circle with HB pencil or black / blue ballpoint pen.
  • Each correct answer shall carry four marks whereas each incorrect answer will lead to deduction of one mark. Each unanswered question will carry zero mark.
  • If more than one circle is darkened for one question, it will be treated as an incorrect answer and one mark will be deducted.

10) What is the minimum marks should I get both in the 12th board examination and in entrance exam to avail a seat in Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan University for M.Tech ?

The candidate should have obtained a minimum of aggregate 50% marks in Senior secondary exam. He/she should have a required rank in the entrance test.

11) Is there any negative marking for SAAT ?

  • Each correct answer shall carry four marks whereas each incorrect answer will lead to deduction of one mark. Each unanswered question will carry zero mark.
  • If more than one circle is darkened for one question, it will be treated as an incorrect answer and one mark will be deducted.

12) I am in fourth year of my B.Tech, what will i fill in my Percentage in Graduation in Main Registration Form ?

You can fill the Percentage or CGPA of your last semester or third Year.

13) I have two valid GATE scorecards of GATE 2015 and 2016 for the same paper. Which scorecard shall I submit?

You need to use the scorecard having the higher score.

14) I received GATE scorecard. Am I eligible to apply fo SAAT M.Tech?

Having received GATE scorecard does not mean that you have qualified in GATE. Please see the GATE scorecard for details on qualification. Make sure that your GATE marks are above the cut-off marks of your category and GATE paper. You will not be considered for JMP admission if you do not meet the GATE qualifying marks criterion even though you are allowed to submit the BVU application.

15) I am holding Bachelor of Information technology/science. Am I eligible.

Yes, you are eligible. Kindly check the eilgibility criteria on website.

16) Are diploma holders eligible to apply for the program?

No. Diploma holders are not eligible to apply for the program.

17) What is the duration of these M.Tech courses?

All courses are full time two years (Four semesters) program.

18) Any evening batch for this M.Tech courses are available?

No,there are no evening batch for this MTech courses.

19) Are there any breaks during the test?

There are no scheduled breaks in the test. However, test takers can take unscheduled breaks if they want during the test session. An unscheduled break means a break during which the test clock does not stop. If a test taker chooses to take a break, the actual time spent on the break will be deducted from the time allocated to complete the test. No extra time will be given to complete the test. During the break, the test taker must leave the testing room. Upon re-entering the testing room, the test taker must show a valid ID.

20) For how long is the SAAT(M.tech) score valid?

The SAAT(M.Tech) score is valid for just one year.

21) Is SAAT(M.Tech) result based on ranking or percentile?

The result is based on ranking.

22) What is the Refund Rules of Siksha 'O' Anusandhan University ?

  • The University shall refund the paid fees as per the following rules :
  • If a candidate withdraws his/her admission after the counselling and before the classes starts dates (as notified to the students),the candidate will be refunded all fees paid after deducting the processing fees of ` 1,000/-.
  • Any candidate withdrawing his/her admission after commencement of classes, no refund will be made.
  • For refund the candidate / parent have to submit a written application addressed to the Director (Admissions), Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan University along with the original University registration card. The bank account details (for RTGS) of the candidate only is required to be filled in a form available with the Admission Cell and submit along with the photocopy of the front page of the passbook and the original money receipt fo the all the fees paid.
  • The refund information given above is indicative and the University reserved the right to make changes.

23) What are the important documents need to be submitted at the time of COUNSELLING - CUM - ADMISSION?


  • Admit card of SAAT
  • Rank Card of SAAT
  • Proof of Identity
  • Original Date of Birth Certificate / 10th certificate
  • Original School / College Leaving Certificate  
  • +2 Certificate
  • +2 Mark Sheet and 10th Mark Sheet
  • Diploma / Bachelor’s Degree Certificate (for Lateral Entry Candidates)
  • Diploma / Bachelor’s Degree Mark Sheet (for Lateral Entry Candidates)
  • Bachelor’s Degree Certificate (for MCA / M.Tech. /M.Pharm. / M.Sc.Nursing / M.Sc. All / MBA / MHA /MHM / MTTM)
  • Bachelor’s Degree Mark Sheet (for MCA / M.Tech. /M.Pharm. / M.Sc. Nursing / M.Sc. All / MBA / MHA /MHM / MTTM)
  • Bank Draft: A fee of ` 30,000/- in the form of a demand draft drawn from any nationalized bank in favour of Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan University, Bhubaneswar, payable at Bhubaneswar.
  • Any other relevant certificate as mentioned in thisBrochure.
  • Two sets of attested photocopy of all original documents.
  • Four recent passport size coloured photographs
  • Caste Certificate in the prescribed format along with original caste certificate.

24) What are the placement status?

The department has arranged at least 300 companies from inside and outside the state to take part in the placement process like:-

  • Alembic, ICICI, RBS Global, AXIS Bank, TATA AIG, Vodafone, HDFC, Airtel, Samsung, ING Vysya, Reliance Communication, Apollo Hospitals, Berger Paints, Asian Paints, Colgate, Palmolive, BATA, etc.

25) In the university for M.tech programme its recognized by UGC or by AICTE?

SIKSHA ‘O’ ANUSANDHAN UNIVERSITY all the institutes and programmes are duly recognized by respective statutory bodies like National Board of Accreditation; Medical CounciI of India; Dental Council of India; Pharmacy CounciI of India; Indian Nursing Council; Odisha Nurses and Mid-wifery Council, Govt. of Odisha; AICTE;Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Govt. of India; Bar Council of India; ICAR, Govt. of India; etc.
ISO 9001:2008 Certification by URS, United Kingdom in testimony to our commitment towards imparting quality research and professional education matching with aspirations of future generation.

26) Is the University NAAC accredited?

SIKSHA ‘O’ ANUSANDHAN UNIVERSITY is a Deemed University declared Under Section 3 of the UGC Act, 1956 (Govt. of India). Accredited by NAAC of University Grants Commission (UGC) with ‘A’ Grade with CGPA 3.35.

27) What are the specializations offered at Siksha 'O' Anusandhan University in M.Tech ?

Various M.Tech Branches offered by the University are -

  • Electronics & Instrumentation Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Electronics & Communication Engineering
  • Electrical & Electronics Engineering
  • Computer Science & Information Technology
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Computer Science & Engineering
  • Material Science & Technology
  • Environmental Science & Technology
  • Biotechnology.

28) What is the fee structure for the programs at SAAT M.Tech?

SAAT M.tech Annual Fee is 1,30,000/- p.a.

29) What is the Counseling process for SAAT (M.Tech)?

  • Only qualified candidates of GATE and SAAT can apply for SAAT M.Tech Counselling. They have to attend the counselling procedure in person with prescribed documents in original.
  • Those, who have been allotted seats, are required to pay the admission fees for completing admission formalities.