About Shiv Nadar University Scholastic Aptitude Test (SNUSAT) and Academic Proficiency Test (APT)

SNUSAT is conducted by Pearson VUE. The main aim of SNUSAT is a key stage for Admission to Undergraduate programs at Shiv Nadar University.Shiv Nadar University Scholastic Aptitude Test (SNUSAT) and Academic Proficiency Test (APT) – A combined three hour test to be administered in more than 100 Pearson VUE test centers across India helping every aspirant to participate in the process. SNUSAT and APT will be available as per the details mentioned under section - Key Dates.
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 Sections and duration
School of Engineering (SoE) B.Tech. in Chemical Engineering Physics (20 minutes)
Mathematics (40 minutes)
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 Mathematics (40 minutes)
Critical writing (20 minutes)
B.A. (Research) in English Critical writing 1 (30 minutes)
Critical writing 2 (30 minutes)
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 1 (30 minutes)
Critical writing 2 (30 minutes)
School of Natural Sciences (SoNS) B.Sc. (Research) in Biotechnology Critical writing 1 (30 minutes)
Critical writing 2 (30 minutes)
B.Sc. (Research) in Chemistry Biology (20 minutes)
Chemistry (20 minutes)
Physics (20 minutes)
B.Sc. (Research) in Physics
B.Sc. (Research) in Mathematics Mathematics (60 minutes)

Study Level
Under Graduate
Mode of Test
Conducting Authority
Pearson VUE

Test Format

180 Min

Duration of Test


Frequency per year


Score Range

1 Year

Test Score Validity


Candidate must pass 10+2 or equivalent by any recognized university.


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Departments for which this exam is relevant
Bio Sciences & Biotechnology
Computer Science & Information Technology
Economics & Commerce (B Com/H)
Engineering & Technology
Linguistics (English Lit. & Hons)
Mathematics & Statistics

Application Process

  • You can register for Shiv Nadar University Scholastic Aptitude Test (SNUSAT) and Academic Proficiency Test (APT) by filling all sections except Education and Additional Information and appear for the test even before your XII board results are out. 
  • Once you register for the test, the information given in these sections will be frozen and you will not be able to make any further changes. Therefore, please ensure the information provided is accurate and complete in all respects.
  • As soon as your Board results are out, log in to your application form and fill in Education and Additional Information sections and submit the application form. Once you submit, further edits in these sections will not be allowed.  
  • Selection to Shiv Nadar University Undergraduate program will be based on a composite score of your Class XII examinations, SNUSAT and relevant APT. Submission of application in earliest possible round will improve the possibility to get the program/stream of your choice.


Required Time: /

Complete Mathematics
Mcgraw Hills Education
Comprehensive Mathematics
Mcgraw Hills Education
Organic Chemistry
Morrision & Boyd

Preparation Tips

Shiv Nadar University is competitive. Securing a good score in the examination is very important in order to secure admission.To secure a good rank in the entrance test it is very important to prepare accordingly. It is recommended that students obtain complete clarity on the examination pattern and then make a clear preparation plan.