SAT is a standardized test widely used for Undergrad admissions in the United States and a few other countries that measures Mathematical, English Reading, and Writing skills of students.
The purpose of SAT exam is to measure the college readiness of the students. College Board, an American not-for-profit organization is the owner and administrator of the SAT exam. The examination is entirely a paperbased test that is scored out of 1600 points divided equally between Mathematics (800) and English reading & writing (800). The Essay is optional and is scored in addition to 1600 points.
The test intends to aid universities in assessing the potential of applicants for higher education. That is why more than 4000 colleges in US, India and 84 other countries accept SAT scores for admission to their programs. However, the SAT® score alone does not guarantee a student’s admission – the test is but one of the many factors taken into consideration during the holistic review of an applicant’s profile. SAT is held in India in August, October, December, March and May. You can register online or by mail. The detailed information about registering for the SAT can be found at https:// www.collegeboard.org/
The registration fee for Indian students taking SAT(with essay) is USD 117. Your SAT score will be valid for 5 years from the date the test was taken.
|SAT Reading||52 multiple questions||65 minutes||200 to 800|
|Sat Writring & Language||44 multiple choice questions||35 minutes|
|No Calculator - SAT math||20(15 multiple choice and 5 student response questions)||25 minutes||200 to 800|
|Yes Calculator - SAT math||38(30 multiple choice and 5 student response questions)||55 minutes|
The Mathematics section is scored on a scale of 200-800
The Critical Reading section is scored on a scale of 200-800
The Essay is scored separately on a scale of 2-8
The entire SAT score ranges from 400-1600
SAT Evidence based Reading & Writing has two tests, SAT Reading, SAT Writing & SAT Language. SAT Math has two components, No calculator and Yes calculator.
SAT Reading section has passages based on literature, historical documents, social sciences, and natural sciences. Writing & Language are also passage based testing Grammar, vocabulary in context, and editing skills. Math sections mainly tests Algebra, Arithmetic, Data analysis, Geometry and Trigonometry.