There are two types of SAT® Exams:
- SAT® Reasoning Test or SAT® I
- SAT® Subject Test or SAT® II
SAT® Reasoning Test or SAT® I
A standardized test, SAT® I measures Verbal, Mathematical and Writing skills. The test intends to aid Undergrad Schools assess the potential of the applicants for advanced study. Universities in the US, while inviting applications from prospective students, ask for SAT® I scores.
The examination is entirely a paper-based Test. The test is scored on a maximum of 2400. The SAT® I score alone cannot guarantee admission into a school - the test is only one of the major factors taken into consideration in the long process of an applicant getting admitted into a graduate school that he/she desires.
SAT® I has three sections – Critical Reading, Maths and Writing. The following is the SAT® I test structure.
What is the scoring scale for the SAT®?
- The Mathematics section is scored on a scale of 200-800
- The Critical Reading section is scored on a scale of 200-800
- The Writing section score is split up into two parts. The essay is scored on a scale of 1-12, and the multiple choice questions on a scale of 20-80. These two scores are combined to calculate a section score ranging of 200-800
- The entire SAT® I score ranges from 600-2400
SAT® Subject Test or SAT® II
Subject Tests (formerly SAT® II: Subject Tests) are designed to measure a student’s knowledge and skills in particular subject areas, as well as his ability to apply that knowledge. Students who want to apply to the Top 15-20 universities in the US are required to take the SAT® Subject Test.
The examination is entirely a paper-based test. The test is scored on a maximum of 800. SAT® II Subject tests are one-hour tests offered in the following subjects: Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Maths Level 1, Maths Level 2, English Literature, US History, World History and Languages.
The US-based College Board develops and administers both the SAT® I and SAT® II. College Board is responsible for setting questions, conducting the test and sending score reports to each examinee. For detailed information about the SAT®, please refer to the official website of SAT® – www.collegeboard.com