About Shiv Nadar University Scholastic Aptitude Test (SNUSAT) and Academic Proficiency Test (APT) 2015
To be considered for Shiv Nadar University Undergraduate programs, you need to appear for 3 hours standardized assessment consisting of:
1. SNU Scholastic Aptitude Test (SNUSAT) for 2 hours
|Verbal reasoning||30 minutes|
|Quantitative ability||36 minutes|
|Abstract reasoning||40 minutes|
*The above time excludes the 3 minute NDA & 1 minute for section selection
2. Academic Proficiency Test (APT) for 1 hour
Sections and Duration
|School of Engineering||B.Tech in Chemical Engineering|
B.Tech in Civil Engineering
B.Tech in Computer Science & Engineering
B.Tech in Electrical & Electronics Engineering
B.Tech in Electronics & Communication Engineering
B.Tech in Mechanical Engineering
|Physics (20 minutes)
Mathematics (40 minutes)
|School of Humanities
& Social Sciences
|B.Sc. (Research) in Economics||Mathematics (40 minutes)
Critical writing (20 minutes)
|B.A. (Research) in English||Critical thinking (20 minutes)
Critical writing (40 minutes)
|B.A. (Research) in History|
|B.A. (Research) in Sociology|
|School of Natural Sciences||B.Sc. (Research) in Biotechnology||Biology (20 minutes)
Chemistry (20 minutes)
Physics (20 minutes)
|B.Sc. (Research) in Chemistry||Physics (20 minutes)
Chemistry (20 minutes)
Mathematics (20 minutes)
|B.Sc. (Research) in Physics|
|B.Sc. (Research) in Mathematics||Mathematics (40 minutes)
Critical thinking (20 minutes)
- If the same APT serves all the programs that you have selected, no additional APT is required.
For instance, all Engineering programs require SNUSAT + APT code “1-A”
- If any of your Program preferences are mapped to a different APT, you are required to take the additional 1 hour APT(s). However, there is no need to repeat SNUSAT.
For instance, when Program preference 1 is B.Tech in Mechanical Engineering and Program preference 2 is B.Sc. (Research) in Mathematics, you need to appear for SNUSAT + APT code “1-A” for B.Tech in Mechanical Engineering in the first round. For B.Sc. (Research) in Mathematics, you will have to register, schedule and give an additional APT code “3-C”
- All the questions except the SNUSAT Essay and Critical Writing in APT will be Multiple Choice Type
- SNUSAT Essay and Critical writing sections will have to be typed on the computer, within the stipulated time
Note: To understand and be comfortable with the interface used for SNUSAT, please visit the tutorial page: http://www.pearsonvue.com/demo/
Apply to Shiv Nadar University by filling the online application form available here. The application fee is ₹1,600. This fee includes the first attempt at SNUSAT + APT mapped to your Program Preference 1. For every additional APT for the subsequent Program preferences, there will be an additional fee of ₹1,600.
Upon authentication of payment, you will receive an email within 24 hours, providing you with your user id, password & the URL to schedule your tests with Pearson VUE.
Shiv Nadar University does not accept registration for SNUSAT + APT from candidates in any other mode or form. SNUSAT & APT will be available from 1 April 2015 for Scheduling. You will be able to start taking the SNUSAT & APT from 14 April 2015. Scheduling will be enabled on ‘first-come, first-serve’ basis. To ensure that you get your preferred slot, you are advised to register and schedule at the earliest possible. Subject to completion of admission process at the University, SNUSAT + APT may be closed earlier.
Scheduling of SNUSAT and APT(s) must be completed at least 48 hours prior to the desired exam appointment.
You will be able to select the Date, Time and Test Centre based on the availability of seats. However, availability of preferred Test Center or Time cannot be assured as the Test Slots will be scheduled on a ‘first-come, first-serve’ basis. A confirmation e-mail will be sent to you upon successful scheduling of the test.
For any queries regarding scheduling, you are required to get in touch with Pearson VUE using the contacts given at http://pearsonvue.com/snu/contact/.
Rescheduling of SNUSAT and APT(s) must be completed at least 72 hours prior to the exam appointment. You are allowed to reschedule exam appointment only up to two times within the authorized exam delivery period.
When you have different Program preferences, you will be required to take additional 1 hour APT(s).
The additional APT(s) can be scheduled for the same date or a different date depending on your convenience and the availability of slots at Test Centers.
Retake of SNUSAT or APT will not be allowed under any circumstance.
The exam cannot be canceled but can be rescheduled in accordance with the Reschedule Policy given above. There will be no refund under any circumstance.
You must reach the Test Center 30 minutes prior to your scheduled appointment. If you arrive late for your appointment, you may be refused admission. The application fee is non-refundable, non-deferrable and non-transferrable. You will be required to show two (2) valid (non-expired), original ID proofs. At least one of the ID proofs must contain your name exactly as given in the application form. At least one of the ID proofs must contain your signature, and at least one of the ID proofs must have a permanently affixed photograph.
List of the valid ID proofs:
- Driving license
- Election Card / Voter ID
- PAN Card
- Photo Identity Card issued by (School, College or University)
- Admit Card of any National / State Exam issued in 2014 or 2015
- UID / Aadhar Card
- Mark sheet of class XII or X
- SC/ ST Certificate with Photograph
No personal items are allowed in the Test Center. This includes bags, books, notes, phones, pagers, watches, wallets, calculators, etc. Built-in calculators will be available in the Chemistry sections of the APT exams.