SCHOLASTIC APTITUDE TEST

SAT is a paper-based standardized test required for applying to most of the colleges and universities situated in the US. Watch Vedios

Type of SAT:

  • Critical reading
  • Mathematics
  • Writing
  • Subject Tests
  • English
  • History
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Languages
SAT tests student's academic skills which are developed over the years spent in school.

Section

Scoring

Duration

Questions

Evidence-Based Reading Writing

200-800

65-minute Reading section 

52 Questions (Reading) 

35-minute Writing and Language section

44 Questions (Writing and Language)

Math

200-800

25-minute No Calculator section 

20 Questions (No Calculator) 

55-minute Calculator section

38 Questions (Calculator)


Subject Tests

  • measure your knowledge and skills in particular subject areas, and your ability to apply that knowledge.
  • The SAT Subject Tests are the only national admissions tests that give you the opportunity to show hold of content in the specific subjects, such as English, history, mathematics, science, foreign languages and various other subjects.
  • Many colleges use the Subject Tests for admission, for course placement, and to advise students about course selection. Some colleges specify the Subject Tests that they require for admission or placement; others allow applicants to choose which tests to take. These tests give you and colleges a very reliable measure of how prepared you are for college-level work in particular subjects. Used in combination with other background information, they provide a dependable measure of your academic achievement and are a good predictor of future college performance in specific subject areas.

SAT Exam Pattern

  • SAT consists of three major sections: Critical Reading, Mathematics, and Writing.
  • Each section receives a score on the scale of 200–800.
  • All scores are multiples of 10.
  • Total scores are calculated by adding up scores of the three sections.
  • Each major section is divided into three parts.
  • There are 10 sub-sections, including an additional 25-minute experimental or "equating" section that may be in any of the three major sections.
  • The experimental section is used to normalize questions for future administrations of the SAT and does not count toward the final score

Exam Duration

According to the SAT 2017 test pattern, the total duration of the test is 3 hours. However, candidates will be given another 50 minutes for the Essay, which is optional. The new SAT test pattern 2017 has four sections- Evidence-Based Reading and Writing, Reading Test, Writing and Language Test and Math while the Essay is optional. As per the SAT 2017 test pattern, a total of 154 questions are asked, including one essay question.

 

SAT Exam Test Centres

  • The SAT is offered seven times a year in the United States ie. in October, November, December, January, March (or April, alternating), May, and June.
  • The test is typically offered on the first Saturday of the month for the November, December, May, and June administrations.
  • In other countries, the SAT is offered on the same dates as in the United States except for the first spring test date (i.e., March or April), which is not offered.
  • Candidates may either take the SAT Reasoning Test or up to three SAT Subject Tests on any given test date, except the first spring test date, when only the SAT Reasoning Test is offered.

SAT Exam Eligibility

  • SAT is taken by those high school students who wish to pursue their higher education in the US. SAT scores also determine a student's eligibility to receive academic scholarships.

How to register for the SAT Exam?

  • Candidates wishing to take the test may register online at the College Board's website, by mail, or by telephone, at least three weeks before the test date.

SAT 2017 Exam Fees

  • With Essay (Essay is optional) $54.50(US Students)
  • Without Essay $43(US Students)
  • An extra $49 is added to the registration fees(International students)
  • For SAT subject test, the basic registration fee is $26
  • Aspirants have to add $26 for language tests with listening and $18 for other tests