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Undergraduate Admission Process 2019 For Foreign Nationals/NRI Students


Shiv Nadar University’s selection process has four parts:

Part 1: Eligibility based on Class XII scores (or an average of classes 9/10/11 when 12th score is not available) as defined in the section - Eligibility for Admissions for Foreign Nationals or NRI Students - Undergraduate Programs


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, and few other countries helping every aspirant to participate in the process.


SAT or ACT Scores


SAT Subject Test Scores as given in the table below

Shiv Nadar University SAT code is 7523 and ACT code is 7845.

Relevant SAT/ACT or SAT Subject Tests should be received by the university before the last date of the admissions. Please note that the admissions shall be made on a rolling basis and delay in sharing the test scores may have an adverse impact on the admission/choice of program.

Standardized Test Score Requirements:

In order to be eligible for admission to various undergraduate programs offered by Shiv Nadar University, an international/NRI student is required to meet the following SAT or the ACT and two SAT Subject Tests# criterion (where applicable, see table below):

SNU School

Programs Offered

Test Requirements

School of Engineering

Bachelor of Technology

  1. Chemical Engineering
  2. Civil Engineering
  3. Computer Science and Engineering
  4. Electronics and Communication Engineering
  5. Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  6. Mechanical Engineering


SNU Scholastic Aptitude Test (SNUSAT) + Relevant Academic Proficiency Test (APT)*


  1. SAT OR ACT (Writing Score Optional)**
  2. SAT Subject Tests# (Physics and Maths - Level 1 and 2

School of Natural Sciences

Bachelor of Science (Research)

  1. Biotechnology
  2. Chemistry
  3. Mathematics
  4. Physics


SNU Scholastic Aptitude Test (SNUSAT) + Relevant Academic Proficiency Test (APT)*


1. SAT OR ACT (Writing Score Optional)**

2. Program specific SAT Subject Tests#

  1. Biotechnology Major – Biology AND Either of Physics, Chemistry, Maths Level 1 or level 2
  2. Chemistry –

Chemistry AND Either of Physics, Maths (Level 1 or 2) or Biology

  1. Mathematics –

Maths Level 1 AND level 2

  1. Physics –

Physics AND Maths level 2

School of Humanities and Social Sciences

Bachelor of Science (Research)

  1. Economics

Bachelor of Arts (Research)

  1. English
  2. History
  3. International Relations and Governance Studies
  4. Sociology


SNU Scholastic Aptitude Test (SNUSAT) + Relevant Academic Proficiency Test (APT)*


  1. SAT with Writing Score**
  2. Program specific SAT Subject Tests#

B.Sc. (Research) Economics – Maths Level 1 OR Level 2

School of Management and Entrepreneurship

Bachelor of Management Studies


SNU Scholastic Aptitude Test (SNUSAT) + Relevant Academic Proficiency Test (APT)*


SAT with Writing Score**

#SAT Subject Tests are recommended as per the details mentioned opposite to each program. However, some students may not have sufficient financial means to bear the cost of SAT Subject Tests. Applicants will not be penalized under such circumstances and we will consider previous academic records (through class 9th till 12th), rigor and type of courses taken, letters of recommendations (by teachers, counselors or schools), statement of purpose, essays and any other information available.

*Please note that the window for SNUSAT + APT shall be open during April to June, 2019 only and the tests shall be available only at select cities. The SNUSAT and APT are being delivered at Pearson VUE centers for admissions of 2019 at the following cities: Abu Dhabi, Agra, Ahmedabad, ALLAHABAD, Ambala Cantt., Amritsar, Amroha, Bangalore, Bhopal, Bhubaneshwar, Calicut, Chandigarh, Changa, Chennai, Coimbatore, Dehradun, Faridabad, Ghaziabad, Greater Noida, Gudlavalleru, Gurgaon, Guwahati, Gwalior, Hamirpur, Hyderabad, Indore, Jabalpur, Jaipur, Kalwa, Kannur, Kanpur, Kathmandu, Kochi, Kolkata, Kurukshetra, Lucknow, Ludhiana, Madurai, Malappuram Dist, Mangalore, Meerut, Mohali, Mumbai, Mysore, Nagercoil, Nagpur, Nashik, Navi Mumbai, Nellithope, New Delhi, Noida, Ongole, Panjim, Patiala, Patna, Pondicherry, Pune, Raipur, Rajkot, Ranchi, Salem, Sangli, Shimla, Solan, Srinagar, Thane, Thimpu, Thrissur, Tirunelveli, Trichy, Trivandrum, Udaipur, Vadodara, Vijayawada, Vishakhapatnam, Yamuna Nagar.

However, please note that this list is indicative and Pearson VUE and Shiv Nadar University reserve the right to add/remove any test location and/or city.

** The testing score requirements shall be substituted by an online/physical interview to be conducted by a panel of Shiv Nadar University faculty members for candidates from Nepal and Bhutan.

Part 3:

  1. Statement of Purpose
  2. Letters of Recommendation from high school teachers, counselors or school principal

Part 4: Online interactions with the shortlisted candidates shall be conducted by a panel of faculty members


Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Part 4

Performance Indicator

Scores in Class XII (or JEE (Main) 2018 Score) or average of classes 9/10/11 where 12th results are not available





SAT Subject Test Scores

SoP and LoRs

Online Interview

What do we see for

Assimilation of knowledge of subjects studied at school.
Aspirants need to fulfill basic eligibility criteria to apply.

Measure of proficiency in language, ability to apply mind to simple problems, data interpretation, logical and abstract reasoning. AND

Subject knowledge required for specific programs.

Assessment of ability to contribute to and learn in Shiv Nadar University environment.

  • Candidates seeking admission under foreign/NRI category should fill an online form (<https://ugapplications.snu.edu.in/>) choosing the International/NRI category available at the University website
  • Such candidates can register for Shiv Nadar University Scholastic Aptitude Test (SNUSAT) and Academic Proficiency Test (APT) OR SAT OR ACT Scores AND SAT Subject Test Scores wherever applicable as per the table.
  • Selection to Shiv Nadar University Undergraduate program will be based on a composite score of Class XII examinations, SNUSAT (including APT) OR SAT OR ACT Scores. Submission of application in earliest possible round will improve the possibility to get the program/stream of your choice.

Details of SNUSAT and 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.

The 3 hours standardized assessment consists of::

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

Verbal reasoning30 minutes
Quantitative ability36 minutes
Abstract reasoning40 minutes
Essay15 minutes

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

SchoolProgramSUBJECTS (30 Minutes each)
School of Engineering (SoE)B.Tech. in Chemical EngineeringPhysics 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 EconomicsMaths and Critical Writing I
B.A. (Research) in EnglishCritical 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
School of Natural Sciences (SoNS)B.Sc. (Research) in BiotechnologyBiology and
(Physics or Maths or Chemistry)**
B.Sc. (Research) in PhysicsPhysics and Maths
B.Sc. (Research) in ChemistryChemistry and (Biology or Physics or Maths)**
B.Sc. (Research) in MathematicsMaths and (Physics or Critical Writing I)**

** Any one of the optional APT

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.

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”.

All the questions except the SNUSAT Essay and Critical Writing in APT will be Multiple Choice Type. There is no negative marking.

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/