SAU MA IR Entrance 2024 – Eligibility, Syllabus and More

SAU MA IR Entrance 2024 – Eligibility, Syllabus and More

SAU MA IR Entrance 2024 registration has started and the last date to apply is 31st March 2024. The entrance will be held on 20 and 21st April 2024. 

In this article, we have provided all the detailed information you need in order to apply and prepare for the SAU MA International Relations entrance test of 2024 admissions. 

In case you have questions feel free to use the comment section. 

We would love to answer all your queries. 

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This course covers the complete syllabus for SAU MA International Relations entrance test. 

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About South Asian University

South Asian University, located in New Delhi, is an international institution. 

It was founded in 2010 by eight SAARC member states, namely India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal, and Maldives.

The university’s primary objective is to foster regional cooperation and integration among South Asian nations through advanced education and research. 

Offering postgraduate and doctoral degrees in Biotechnology, Economics, Law, Computer Science, and Sociology, SAU provides a platform for diverse students from the eight South Asian countries.

A notable aspect is that degrees conferred by SAU are acknowledged and recognized by all eight SAARC countries, emphasizing its commitment to regional collaboration in higher education.


About SAU MA IR Course 2024

The most sought-after postgraduate program at SAU is the Master of Arts in International Relations. 

With a limited capacity of 90 seats, half of which are reserved for Indian students, this program stands out.

For those aspiring to pursue careers in International Relations, diplomacy, or related fields, SAU’s MA in International Relations is an excellent choice. 

To secure admission into this program, candidates are required to participate in the entrance test.

Two highest ranking candidates will also get SAU Merit Scholarship that contains – tuition and hostel fee waiver and monthly stipend of Rs. 5000/-.


SAU Entrance Important Dates 2024

SAU Entrance Registration Start Date 22nd February 2024
Last Date to Register 31st March 2024 5th April 2024 10th April 2024
MA IR SAU Admit Card 2024 Release Date April 2024
SAU MA IR Entrance Date 20th April 2024
MA IR Entrance Timings Afternoon Session – 12:30 to 2:30 pm
Result Declaration May 2024
Course Commencement May-June 2024


SAU MA IR Eligibility 2024

Completion of a Bachelor’s degree in any discipline from a recognized university with a minimum of 50% marks.
Attainment of 15 years of education under the 10+2+3 pattern or a 4-year degree after 10+2.
Candidates who have obtained their degree in less than 15 years are not eligible for admission.
Final-year students are eligible to apply, provided they submit their mark sheets on or before July 29, 2024, or by August 14, 2024, with late fee charges.


2024 Syllabus for SAU MA IR Entrance Test

Following is the break up of SAU MA International Relations entrance test syllabus:

International Relations and Political Theories
History of International Relations and Important Events
International Relations Terms and Concepts
International Current Affairs
Multilateral and Bilateral International Organizations
General Awareness about SAARC and the World
SAARC related topics


MA IR Entrance Exam Pattern 2024

Total Duration: 2 hours (120 minutes)
Negative Marking: No
Total Questions: 70 MCQs
Exam Pattern: Multiple Choice Questions
Exam Mode: OMR (blue/black ballpoint pen)


Total Intake in SAU MA IR 2024

90 seats (50% reserved for Indian Students)


SAU Seats Reservation Breakup

Indian Students: 50%
Pakistan: 10%
Bangladesh: 10%
Afghanistan: 4%
Bhutan: 4%
Maldives: 4%
Nepal: 4%
Sri Lanka: 4%
Outside SAARC region: 10%


SAU Application Process 2024

01: Access the SAU admission portal at
02: Select the ‘Register Now’ button.
03: Complete the registration form to generate your username and password.
04: Return to the admission portal and log in using your username and password.
05: Provide accurate details in the application form.
06: Upload photos and necessary documents following the specified format.
07: Review and submit your application.
08: Post submission, proceed to pay the application fee.
09: The application fee for Indian nationals is Rs. 830/-
10: Download your application form along with the receipt.


Download PDF 2024 Brochure of South Asian University for more info.


SAU Merit Scholarship

Two SAU Merit scholarships for students securing highest rank in the merit list of SAU Entrance test.
Tuition fee waiver
Hostel fee waiver
A monthly stipend of Rs. 5,000/- 


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SAU Contact Info

Admission Support: Ph: +91-11 2086 2376  (Monday – Friday from 9:30 am – 5:30 pm)
Admission Email Support: 
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