All about SAT and how it helps in admission to Indian Private Universities



The SATs work a magic on your application and make it stand out from the crowd. SATs may look like a regular pen-paper test. Yet there is substantial importance placed upon them. One might wonder the reason behind it. But the students who plan to apply to prestigious universities or wish to enhance their applications, even more, know the reason.

The purpose of this test is to evaluate the students applying to the leading universities across a number of countries. These tests are accepted in the US, Canada, Australia, and many other countries. The SATs are also accepted in India and can truly enrich your applications.

The SATs have two sections- Maths and Evidence Based Reading and Writing. There is also an optional essay section that is separately graded. The owner of the SAT test is an organisation named College Board. They are also the administrators for the test.

The significance of SATs for Indian students

The SAT scores are accepted across a number of Indian universities. The list of such universities has been ever-expanding since 2018. The India Global Alliance formed by the College Board of India made the Indian SAT acceptance possible. Their partnership with Indian universities has significantly simplified the higher education application process for Indian students.

Now, Indian students don't need to take multiple tests and can take the SATs. This one test aids them to apply for both Indian as well as the universities abroad. The SAT score is also accepted across a spectrum of streams and is not restricted to only one, unlike specialised tests.

More than 50 Indian universities accept SAT scores for admission. Students can also avail scholarships based on their scores. The SATs also have scholarships available for students under low income groups.


Important details to keep in mind

India has over 80 test centres for taking the SAT exam. You can search the one that is nearest to your location along with your test date through the official College Board website.

The SATs don't have negative marking. So you can take guesses for any question without losing marks. There is also a higher likelihood of passing the SAT exams and the test duration is also longer. The test is available six times a year in India. So you can choose the date that is the most comfortable for you in terms of preparation.

Regarding the test scores, A composite score of 1200 and over is the required score for admissions to Indian universities. But a composite score of 1350 and over is required for applying to scholarships. But, if you get a low score, you can retake the test. There is no age limit to register for SATs. As long as you have passed 12th, and are over 17 years of age, you can take the test.

The SAT fee for Indian students is around INR6,200-7,000. In case of a change in test date or centre, an extra fee is applicable. The exact amount will be conveyed to you when you register for the test.

List of Indian Private universities accepting SAT scores

If you are planning to take the SATs for applying to Indian private universities, you should be aware of the universities accepting the SAT scores. Below you will find the list of Indian universities accepting the SAT scores.

  1. Ahmedabad University
  2. Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham
  3. Ashoka University
  4. Atria University
  5. Azim Premji University
  6. Bennett University
  7. BML Munjal University
  8. FLAME University
  9. G D Goenka Universit
  10. Indian Institute of Management Ranchi
  11. Indian School of Business and Finance
  12. Jagdish Sheth School of Management
  13. JAIN (Deemed to be University)
  14. KREA University
  15. Manav Rachna International Institute of Research and Studies
  16. Manipal Academy of Higher Education
  17. Manipal University, Jaipur           
  18. MIT World Peace University      
  19. NMIMS
  20. The Northcap University
  21. OP Jindal Global University   
  22. Plaksha University
  23. Ramaiah University of Applied Science
  24. Shiv Nadar University  
  25. Sophia College for Women
  26. SP Jain School of Global Management   
  27. Sri Sri University              
  28. Srishti School of Art Design and Technology
  29. SRM Institute of Science and Technology
  30. SRM University, AP - Amaravati
  31. SRM University Delhi-NCR, Sonepat
  32. Symbiosis International (Deemed University)                  
  33. Symbiosis Skills and Professional University
  34. Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology (Deemed University)
  35. Vellore Institute of Technology   
  36. Vijaybhoomi University
  37. World University of Design


To sum up

The SAT scores can also provide you with scholarships. This is why it is important to make sure you get a good score on the test. And like other exams, SATs also need good preparation.

Edustori understands that you need to be prepared well in advance. To ensure you are well prepared, make sure to access the preparation material on our website.