The Indian Scholastic Assessment or Ind-SAT is a standardized online proctored test for students seeking scholarships with Study in India (SII). This exam is to gauge the capability and tenacity of students applying to study in India. The Ind-SAT scores will serve as a criterion to shortlist the meritorious students for the allocation of scholarships. Candidates who have applied for this exam can take a mock test before the main examination. The medium of the paper would be in English. It is a multiple-choice objective paper, timed at 90 minutes. The students will be assessed in the given areas - Verbal, Quantitative and Logical Reasoning.
Section-wise detailed syllabus is as follows
Reading comprehension, Fill in the blanks, Grammar, Paragraph completion and inference, Parajumbles, Analogies, Antonyms, Synonyms, One-word substitution, Sentence correction, Idioms &Phrases.
Algebra, Averages, Equations - Linear & Quadratic, Geometry, HCF & LCM, Number System, Partnership, Percentages, Progressions - Arithmetic, Geometry, Profit and Loss, Ratios and Proportions, Time-Speed-Distance, Work and Time, Interest.
Seating Arrangements, Blood Relations, Direction sense, Series/Sequencing, Syllogism, Venn diagrams, Rankings, Puzzles, Coding & Decoding.
Mode of Examination
Duration of Examination
Type of question
Medium of question papers
Objective – Multiple-Choice Questions
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You are required to take the online proctored assessment for the Study in India scholarship on a desktop or your laptop. The candidate is advised to access the examination link at the stipulated time as mentioned in the invitation email. All details mentioned about software and hardware requirements of the computer system has been made available with candidates as a Candidate Guide for their perusal. This shall be beneficial for Mock Test & Main Exam. Candidate needs to ensure they click the 'Finish Test' button at the end of the assessment.
Here are some instructions to follow while appearing for the Ind-SAT Mock Test and Ind-SAT Main Exam.
Candidates are requested to check for system compatibility in advance through the link provided in the email. Here are some other essentials for you to note.
1. The candidate is advised to take the assessment on a laptop or desktop only, equipped with a Windows Operating System.
2. We recommend using the latest version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox for seamless experience.
3. Candidate needs to ensure, they have good and consistent internet connectivity of more than 500 kbps.
4. Before starting the test, close all chat windows, screensaver, etc.
5. The candidates are required to download the MSB (Mettl Secure Browser) from the button provided in the invitation email.
After completing a system compatibility check, candidates are requested to check the following during the authorisation process in regards to login details and identification proof required.
1. Candidates are required to keep handy and upload a valid Photo-ID (attached during registration) of any one of the following documents during the authorization process -
2. To authorize the test, the candidate should submit a live snapshot of his / her face which matches his / her Photo-ID Proof, before the start of the test.
3. For the authorization process you must follow the below steps.
a. On the registration page, you are required to enter your Login ID (which is the 8-digit numeric part of the SII ID followed by edcil.com. For e.g., if your SII ID is SII-S-00012345, then your Login ID will be firstname.lastname@example.org) and start the test. In case if you are not entering the correct ID, you shall get a notification “Login ID not authorised”.
All students can find their SII ID on the top of the Student Dashboard, when they login with their registered email ID at the Study In India Portal: https://studyinindia.gov.in/admission/Login.
All candidates must note that this is an online-proctored test and examination, which will have a Proctor who shall keep check of your activities while you are appearing for the exams.
To avoid any acts of suspicious behaviour, here are some guidelines to appear for the online-proctored test.
An Ind-SAT Support / Help Desk will be created for candidates facing any difficulty. Please be careful, this test is remotely invigilated by a proctor. If you do not adhere to the instructions, rules and regulations, the invigilator has a right to terminate your test.
The Ind-SAT Mock Test is to familiarise the candidates with the methodology of the Ind-SAT Main Exam. It provides you with a session to experience the online platform to check all the system requirements for the examination. This will help you to solve any of the concerns/issues before the main Ind-SAT assessment. A candidate can take the mock test any number of times within the time and date allocated. This allows the candidate familiarise with the conduct of the main exam. All candidates, in their own interest, are required to take the Mock Test, to avoid any issues or difficulties to take the main exam.
The Ind-SAT 2020 exam was held on July 22, 2020 across the following countries - Bangladesh, Bhutan, Ethiopia, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Mauritius, Nepal, Rwanda, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia. Around 5000 candidates successfully appeared for the Ind-SAT exam in these 13 countries. Results from the Ind-SAT test will be shared soon on the Student Dashboard. All candidates who have taken the Ind-SAT exam will be notified via email and are also advised to check their Student Dashboard regularly for updates. Also follow our Facebook page for regular updates about the Ind-SAT exam results.