SAT scores now accepted by India’s Leading Universities

What is the SAT?

The SAT is taken by the students seeking admission to undergraduate programs of colleges and universities in the US. Popular among the test takers it tests the college readiness of the applicants looking for admissions abroad. This test is taken in English, a language well-known by most people across the globe. However, there are issues that a student, especially one of the Indian origin, tends to face while appearing for the SAT exam.

Do you know, your SAT score is know accepted by India’s topmost universities or colleges? If you want to get admitted to a college of your choice, your SAT score is a sure way to prove that you’re college material. Starting from 2019, a number of leading universities are accepting your SAT scores for admissions to their undergraduate programs, so make sure you know what your dream college wants.

A good SAT score can help you get noticed in a massive pool of applicants. So, if you have not taken the SAT till date, then you must attempt the SAT to improve your chances for your dream course in any of the below universities. SAT is conducted four times in a year (May, October, December, and March); you can plan to take the SAT accordingly as per your test-preparation plan.

To see SAT test dates and deadlines or to register for an upcoming SAT exam, see here:

  1. SRM University: Students can choose to apply either through the SAT score OR appear for the SRMJEEE conducted by the University. The SAT score will be accepted for the Regular Admissions. The cut-off score for the SAT will be in line with the university’s shortlisting criteria for Undergraduate admissions. Students will be invited for personal interviews after shortlisting for admissions. (Source:
  1. Azim Premji University: Commencing from 2019 admissions, the University will be accepting SAT score secured in 2018-19 SAT administration for Undergraduate programs. The SAT score will be accepted for both the Early and Regular Admission window. The university cut-off score for the SAT will be according to the shortlisting criteria for undergraduate admissions. Eligible candidates will be directly invited for personal interviews. (
  2. Bennett University: The school will have their expected requirements for GPA and SAT/ACT scores. In order to assess the likelihood of you getting selected, please read the admission cut-off provided by the university on their website.
  3. Manipal Academy of Higher Education: The College offers B.Tech and M.Tech degrees in several engineering streams, including Computer Science, Electrical, Mechanical, Building Science, and Chemical.
  4. Manav Rachna University: Established in the year 2004, the university offers courses in Engineering, Management Programs, Applied Sciences, Humanities, Law, and Education. Selection in B.Tech will be done by the university on the basis of a valid score in SAT.
  5. D.Goenka University: Established in 2013, the university offers various undergraduate in multiple streams, including Engineering, Management, Law, Commerce, Science, Education, Hotel Management, Architecture, Design, Pharmacy, Mass Communication, Humanities & Social Sciences, etc.
  6. Ahmedabad University: Established in 2009, the University provides undergraduate, postgraduate courses and Doctorate degrees. They offer undergraduate and graduate courses in the field of engineering and management. Ahmedabad University has started accepting SAT scores for the admissions to undergraduate courses this academic year, which comes as a positive move from the university. (Source:
  7. P. Jindal Global University: O.P. Jindal Global University is a private university located in Haryana, India. They offer courses in engineering streams such as computer science, mechanical, civil, electronics, communication, information technology, and electrical. (Source:
  8. Ashoka University: The University can give students a Firm Offer of Admission on the basis of their SAT scores. However, not every student with an SAT score will be eligible for a Firm Offer of Admission. (Source:
  9. NSIT (Netaji Subhas Institute of Technology): Established in 1983, it is an autonomous institution of the Government of Delhi. SAT Subject Test Score Card is required at the time of admissions to undergraduate courses. (Source:
  10. NIT (National Institute of Technology), Karnataka: They offer undergraduate degree programs, postgraduate and Doctorate (Ph.D.) level. The programs offered are in the streams of engineering, technology, management, and science and information technology. (Source:

More universities or colleges that are currently accepting SAT scores (or will accept SAT scores very soon):

  • M S Ramaiah University of Applied Sciences
  • NIT – National Institute of Technology
  • NSIT – Netaji Subhash University of Technology
  • Ashoka University
  • OP Jindal University
  • FLAME University

Apply for your dream course in one of India’s leading colleges with your SAT scores. Please check the eligibility criteria in the admission prospectus of these universities before you act.

If this article has helped you plan ahead for the SAT exams 2020, be sure to share it to help others who might be looking to take the exams.

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  1. When can I expect the NITs to start accepting SAT scores? I want to have multiple premium education options and studying necessarily in abroad is not a compulsion for me. NITs are a good alternative to top colleges of abroad.

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