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Details of SNUSAT and APT

Please Note: Due to the current outbreak of COVID-19, you can now take our remotely proctored SNUSAT and APT test from the comfort of your home.

A combined three-hour test to be administered in more than 100 Pearson VUE test centres across India helping every aspirant to participate in the process.

The 3 hours standardized assessment consists of:

1. SNU Scholastic Aptitude Test (SNUSAT) for 2 hours (Same for all Programs)



Verbal reasoning

30 minutes

Quantitative ability

36 minutes

Abstract reasoning

40 minutes


15 minutes

2. Academic Proficiency Test (APT) for 1 hour (Specific to Programs applied for)



SUBJECTS (30 Minutes each)

School of Engineering (SoE)

B.Tech. in Chemical Engineering

Physics and Maths

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

B.Sc. (Research) in Economics & Finance

Maths and Critical Writing I

B.A. (Research) in English

Critical Writing I and
Critical Writing II

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 I and 
Critical Writing II

Bachelor of Science (Research) in Economics & Finance 

Maths and Critical Writing I

School of Natural Sciences (SoNS)

B.Sc. (Research) in Biotechnology

Biology and
(Physics or Maths or Chemistry)**

B.Sc. (Research) in Physics

Physics and Maths

B.Sc. (Research) in Chemistry

Chemistry and (Biology or Physics or Maths)**

B.Sc. (Research) in Mathematics

Maths and (Physics or Critical Writing I)**

** Any one of the optional APT

  1. If the same APT serves all the Programs that you have selected, no additional APT is required. For instance, all Engineering Programs require “Physics+ Maths”. This combination also makes you eligible for B.Sc (R) in Physics and B.Sc (R) in Mathematics.
  2. If any of your Program preferences are mapped to a different APT, you are required to take the additional 30 min 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 Biotechnology, you first need to appear for SNUSAT + APTs “Physics+ Maths”. For B.Sc.(Research) in Biotechnology, you will have to give an additional APT of “Biology”.
  3. All the questions except the SNUSAT Essay and Critical Writing in APT will be Multiple Choice Type.
  4. There is no negative marking.SNUSAT Essay and Critical writing sections will have to be typed on the computer, within the stipulated time.