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WHAT IS THE NEW SAT®?

The New SAT®

A standardized test, the New SAT® measures Mathematical, Reading and Writing skills. The test intends to aid Undergraduate Schools to assess the potential of the applicants for advanced study. Universities in the US, while inviting applications from prospective students, ask for SAT® scores.
The examination is entirely a paper-based Test. The test is scored on a maximum of 1600. 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.
New SAT® has following sections – Mathematics, Reading test and Writing and Language test.

What is the scoring scale for the New 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 Essay is scored separately on a scale of 2-8
  • The entire New SAT® test score ranges from 400-1600

Old SAT Vs New SAT- An Overview

Old SAT New SAT
Scoring out of a total score of 2400 Scoring out of a total score of 1600
Negative Marking No Negative marking
Less time per question More time per question ( 16 fewer questions than the old version)
More Emphasis on Vocabulary No direct testing of Vocabulary, more Reading and Grammar oriented
Less emphasis on Maths Maths syllabus expanded

The new SAT scores allow both students and colleges to get a more in-depth look at an individual’s performance on the test as it offers detailed subscore for the test for each students.


Advantages of the New SAT Scoring Scale

  • Doesn’t penalize students for guessing wrong answer, so students have the opportunity to benefit even if they aren’t certain about an answer.
  • Students can now determine where they can improve their performance by looking at the details on the redesigned score report.
  • The essay is optional

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

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SAT® FAQs:

What is the cost of NEW SAT exam?

The registration fee for taking New SAT® is $92 (plus $11.5 with essay).

How many times in a year is the SAT® exam held?

Both SAT® I and SAT® II are offered 6 times a year in India. They are offered in May, June, October, November, December and January. One cannot take SAT® I and SAT® II on the same day.

Does admission to universities depend only on SAT® scores?

It is one of the various criteria that the admission council looks at. However, a good SAT® score does improve your chances of getting admission and financial aid.

How do I register for the SAT®?

You can register online or by mail. The detailed information about registering for the SAT® can be found at www.collegeboard.com

How many times can I take the SAT®?

SAT can be taken unlimited number of times.(It is highly advisable not to appear for SAT® too many times as it may affect the applicant’s candidature).

What is the validity of the SAT® exam?

Your SAT® score will be valid for 5 years from the date the test was taken

What is the scoring pattern of New 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 Essay is scored separately on a scale of 2-8
  • The entire SAT® I score ranges from 400-1600

How soon do I get my score?

The scores are available 3 weeks after the exam date.

If I take the SAT® more than once, which score will be considered by the universities?

Almost all the universities take the best score.

Do I need to have the SAT® score at the time of applying to universities?

No, you do not need to have the SAT® score with you at the time of applying.

Is essay required in the new SAT?

A lot of the top 50 colleges require or recommend the essay. The exhaustive list of colleges that require the essay in the new SAT can be found here:https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sat/register/college-essay-policies


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