SAU MA IR 2023 – Dates, Eligibility, Exam, Syllabus & More

SAU MA IR 2023 – Dates, Eligibility, Exam, Syllabus & More

Registration for the SAU MA IR 2023 entrance tests has begun. Dates, eligibility, syllabus, and other important information are all provided.


About SAU

South Asian University is an International university based in New Delhi.

It was established by eight SAARC member states that are – India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Butan, Nepal and Maldives.

It was established in 2010 with the goal of promoting regional cooperation and integration among South Asian countries via higher education and research.

Apart from International Relations, SAU offers postgraduate and doctoral degrees in Biotechnology, Economics, Law, Computer Science, and Sociology. 

The university attracts diverse students from eight South Asian countries. 

Above all, SAU’s degrees are recognized by all eight SAARC countries.


About MA IR Course

SAU’s Masters of Arts in International Relations program is its most popular program among all postgraduate courses. 

There are only 30 seats, and 50% of the seats are reserved for Indian students. 

If you are planning to make a career in International Relations, diplomacy or related fields then this course is one of the best options available. 

However, in order to get admission into SAU’s MA International Relations you will need to appear for the entrance test. 

In this article, we have covered all important details related to the course and admission such as important dates, eligibility, entrance syllabus, exam pattern and more. 

At any point if you want to ask questions, then feel free to use the comment box given at the end of the article. 

We would be happy to help you.


SAU MA IR Important Dates 2023

Registration start date: 1st March 2023

Last date to register: 31st March 2023

Entrance test dates: 29th and 30th April 2023

SAU MA IR test date: Saturday 29th April 2023

MA IR Exam timings: 12:30 – 2:30 pm (afternoon session)

Results: May 2023

Commencement of the classes: June 2023


SAU MA International Relations Eligibility Criteria

Following are the eligibility criteria that candidate must meet in order to apply for SAU’s MA IR course: 

Applicants must have completed a Bachelor’s degree in any discipline from a recognized university with a minimum of 50% marks
Applicant must have completed 15 years of education under the 10+2+3 pattern or 4 year degree after 10+2
Applicants who obtained degree in less than 15 years are not eligible for admission
Final year students eligible to apply provided they provide their mark sheets on or before 26th July 2023 or by 14th August 2023 with late fee charges


Syllabus of SAU MA IR Entrance Test 2023

SAU MA International Relations Entrance Test 2023 will consist of the following topics: 

IR and Political Theories
IR History and Important Events
IR Terms and Concepts
IR Current Affairs
International Organizations
General Awareness about South Asia and the World
SAARC related topics


Exam Pattern

Total duration: 2 hours
Total questions: 50 MCQs
Total marks: 100 marks
Question type: MCQ (objective questions)
Mode: OMR sheet (blue/black ballpoint pen)


Total Intake in SAU’s MA International Relations

30 seats


Reservation and Relaxation

50% of the seats will be reserved for Indian Students
4% seats for Afghanistan, Bhutan, Maldives, Nepal and Sri Lanka
10% seats for Pakistan and Bangladesh
10% seats for applicants from outside SAARC region


SAU Application Process 2023

1. Visit the SAU admission portal here:
2. Click on ‘Register Now’ button
3. Fill the registration form to generate username and password
4. Go to admission portal again and use your username and password to login
5. Fill the application form with accurate details
6. Upload photos and relevant documents in prescribed format
7. Application will be available for final review and submission
8. After submitting application pay the application fee
9. Application fee for Indian nationals is Rs. 800/-
10. Download your application form and receipt

For the detailed information click here for SAU website


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SAU Contact Info

Admission Support

Mobile no.: +91-8826501918

Technical Support

Mobile no.: +91 9810285068, +91 9717894424

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