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SAAT 2018 Exam Pattern

SAAT 2018 Exam Pattern is a national level entrance exam which is conducted in almost 62 exam centers across 40 cities of India by Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan University, Bhubaneswar accredited by National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC).

  • SAAT 2018 will be conducted via offline mode.
  • The question paper comprises 120 objective type questions which students need to attempt in 3 hours.
  • Exam Pattern may vary from course to course as opted by students.
  • The questions of the examination will be based on the basic knowledge of English, and what all they have studied so far as per the course they have chosen for examination.
  • 4 marks is rewarded for every correct answer and 1 mark will be deducted for every incorrect answer.

Students keen to get admissions to engineering and medical programs for UG and PG can appear for Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan University (SAAT) 2018 which is conducted every year in India. Rank of students is determined on the basis of marks secured in comparison to other students which is responsible for admission of students in various colleges.


SAAT 2018 Exam Pattern Highlights

All the important highlights that a candidate must know before appearing for SAAT 2018 is tabulated below:

Exam modeOffline
Number of papersOnce in a year
Number of questions120
Number of sections5 sections (MBA/MHA/MTTM/ MHM/M.Sc. B.A.LL. B (Hons.)/BBA.LL.B. (Hons.)/BBA) and 6 sections for BHMCT exam
Question paper typeMultiple Choice Question
SAAT 2018 total marks120
Exam duration3 hours
Exam languageEnglish
Marking scheme4 marks per question
Negative marking-1 for every incorrect answer

SAAT 2018 Exam Pattern in Details

SAAT 2018 is conducted offline with pen and paper handy by Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan University. 120 questions need to be answered in 3 hours. On marking every accurate answer, candidates will be awarded with 4 marks whereas for every wrong answer, 1 mark will be deducted which clearly means that the total marks of the question paper are 480.

Exam pattern and subjects will vary as per the courses opted by students either Under graduate courses or post graduate courses. All the tables below depict the exam pattern of various courses:

Exam Pattern For MBA/MHA/MTTM/MHM/M.Sc.

SectionNumber of questionsNumber of marks
Verbal Reasoning30120
Analytical Reasoning30120
General Knowledge2080
Comprehension2080
Computer Fundamentals2080

Exam Pattern For BHMCT

SectionNumber of questionsNumber of marks
Reasoning2080
Service Aptitude2080
General English2080
General Knowledge2080
General Science2080
Numerical Aptitude2080

Exam Pattern For B.A.LL. B (Hons.)/BBA.LL.B. (Hons.)/BBA

SectionNumber of questionsNumber of marks
English including Comprehension2080
General Knowledge/Current Affairs2080
Elementary/Numerical Aptitude2080
Legal Aptitude/Legal Awareness30120
Logical Reasoning30120

Exam pattern and syllabus of SAAT is different for different courses. The syllabus for B. Tech/DDE/B. Pharm/B.Sc. Ag. /B.Sc. Nursing consists of Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and Biology (Botany or Zoology) subjects. The corresponding question paper basically comprises questions from 10+2 standard. For engineering courses, the questions will prompt from Basic Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Engineering Mechanics.


SAAT 2018 Marking Scheme

SAAT 2018 question paper comprises of 4-5 section depending on the course that candidate has selected. The total marks of the question paper will be 480. All the questions carry 4 marks each and there will be negative marking of 1 mark on every incorrect answer.

Below is the table for SAAT 2018 marking scheme:

QuestionsMarks
For every correct answer4 marks
For every wrong answerDeduction of 1 mark

SAAT 2018 Syllabus

Syllabus of SAAT 2018 differs from course to course. Altogether, there will be either 4 or 5 sections. One needs to understand the syllabus precisely to score good marks and clear the entrance examination. All the syllabus for different courses proposed by the authorities point wise is elaborated below:

Syllabus for MBA/MHA/MTTM/MHM/M.Sc.

Verbal Reasoning- One of the most essential topic to be covered by students for SAAT 2018 entrance test is verbal reasoning which includes understanding and reasoning by using concepts framed in words. It evaluates ability to think constructively.

Analytical Reasoning-- Analytical reasoning includes the logic that infers through the virtue of the statement's own content. Candidates need to be thorough with these to pass.

General Knowledge- Candidate’s knowledge regarding the awareness of the world would be asked in this section.

Comprehension- It includes the action and capability of understanding something and hence marking the accurate answer on its basis.

Computer Fundamentals- Candidate’s basic computer fundamentals studied must be clear in order to pass this section of SAAT 2018 test.

Syllabus For BHMCT

Reasoning—The authorities want students to be flexible with the action of thinking in a logical and sensible manner. Those who is successful with the same clears this section.

Service Aptitude—It prompts questions based on aptitude which is the developed knowledge, understanding and acquired skills in a candidate.

General English – In this section, students will be tested on general English language including the grammatical skills.

General Knowledge- Candidates must have general awareness and to clear this section. There is no exact syllabus. However, general knowledge and current affairs from all over the world shall be prompted.

General Science- Basic science, that candidates must have academically covered till then, will be asked in the exam which will include physics, chemistry and Biology.

Numerical Aptitude—This section comprises of mathematical calculations and numerical logics and related aptitude. Students must practice all the topics of mathematics which they have studied till yet academically.

B.A.LL. B (Hons.)/BBA.LL.B. (Hons.)/BBA

English including Comprehension— It tests how accurate a candidate is with language English. It will contain reading comprehensions and relatable questions.

General Knowledge/Current Affairs—There is no such appropriate syllabus for this section. It will ask questions from general knowledge, awareness and current affairs from around the world.

Elementary/Numerical Aptitude—Students need to practice basic mathematics logics and numeric to get through this very section.

Legal Aptitude/Legal Awareness— Candidates must have sound legal knowledge and awareness in the country to pass this section.

Logical Reasoning—Candidates need to study logical reasoning which is basically a process of using a rational as well as a systematic series of steps based on mathematical logics and given statements to conclude the answer.

B. Tech/DDE/B. Pharm/B.Sc. Ag. /B.Sc.

The syllabus for students who intends to apply for the above-mentioned discipline is Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and Biology (Botany or Zoology). All the syllabus under these subjects would be from 10+2 science and mathematics books itself. All the subtopics from which the questions will be prompted is mentioned below:

SAAT 2018 Physics syllabus:

Physics and MeasurementKinematics
Laws of MotionWork, Energy and Power
Rotational MotionGravitation
Properties of Solids and LiquidsThermodynamics
Kinetic Theory of GasesOscillations and Waves
ElectrostaticsCurrent Electricity
Magnetic Effects of Current and MagnetismElectromagnetic Induction and Alternating Currents
Electromagnetic WavesDual Nature of Matter and Radiation
Atoms and NucleiElectronic Devices
Communication Systems 

SAAT 2018 Chemistry Syllabus

Some Basic Concepts in ChemistryStates of Matter
Atomic StructureChemical Bonding and Molecular Structure
Chemical ThermodynamicsSolutions
EquilibriumRedox Reactions and Electrochemistry
Chemical KineticsSurface Chemistry
Classification of Elements and Periodicity in PropertiesGeneral Principles and Processes of Isolation of Metals
HydrogenS-Block Elements (Alkali and Alkaline Earth Metals)
P-Block Elementsd – and f – Block Elements
Coordination CompoundsEnvironmental Chemistry
Purification and Characterization of Organic CompoundsSome Basic Principles of Organic Chemistry
HydrocarbonsOrganic Compounds Containing Halogens
Organic Compounds Containing OxygenOrganic Compounds Containing Nitrogen
PolymersBiomolecules
Chemistry in Everyday Life 

SAAT 2018 Mathematics syllabus

Sets, Relations and FunctionsComplex Numbers and Quadratic Equations
Matrices and DeterminantsPermutations and Combinations
Mathematical InductionBinomial Theorem and its Simple Applications
Sequences and SeriesLimit, Continuity and Differentiability
Integral CalculusDifferential Equations
Coordinate GeometryCoordinate Geometry
Three-Dimensional GeometryVector Algebra
Statistics and ProbabilityTrigonometry
Mathematical Reasoning 

Also, for engineering courses for any field, question might be prompted from Basic Electrical topics, Mathematics & Mechanics. Students must study carefully and precisely all the sub topics mentioned in their 10+2 course book to clear the SAAT 2018 entrance examination.


SAAT 2018 Recommended Books

There are various recommended books that students need to study thoroughly in order to clear SAAT 2018 and get admissions to desired discipline in desired college. Here is the list of books available:

Book TitleAuthor/ Publication
Pearson Guide to Quantitative Aptitude and Data InterpretationNishit Sinha
Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examination Tips, Techniques, and Short-cut MethodsAbhijit Guha
Business English and CommunicationClark Zimmer
Verbal Ability and Reading ComprehensionAjay Singh
Class 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th Textbooks (Science and Mathematics)Orissa board

SAAT 2018 Important Instructions

  • Candidates must be present at the allotted examination center half an hour prior to the commencement of SAAT 2018 examination
  • Students will neither be permitted in the exam center nor to give the examination without the issued SAAT 2018 Admit Card and a valid government id proof (PAN card, Voter id, Aadhar card, driving license).
  • Some of the electronic gadgets like mobile phones, calculators, etc. are not allowed inside the test center.
  • Candidates must not open the distributed exam booklet unless instructed as they will be given an extra time of 10 minutes to read the same to avoid any sort of confusion.
  • Candidates must keep a note that they must not carry any personal baggage or things inside the center as they will not be responsible in case of stealing or losing the article.
  • Details filled by the candidate must be accurate to the best of their knowledge or else the possible consequence would be that the result will not be evaluated by the concerned authorities.
  • Answers must be darkened appropriately in the OMR sheet.
  • Candidate is not permitted to leave the exam center without the permission of invigilator and before the exam time as it may lead to the cancellation of the candidature.
  • Candidate found guilty of any unfair means will be disqualified of his/her candidature.
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