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Thinking of taking the SAT exam? In this blog post, we’ll explore the SAT exam and cover all the crucial points you need to know about the exam.

In this blog:

  1. What is the Digital SAT Exam?
  2. Digital SAT Exam Pattern
  3. Digital SAT Exam Dates and Deadlines
  4. Digital SAT Eligibility Criteria
  5. Digital SAT Exam Fees
  6. Digital SAT Registration
  7. Digital SAT Preparation

What is the Digital SAT Exam?

The Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) is an ideal way through which students can go to their dream colleges in countries like the USA or Canada. Top colleges in other countries, including India, the United Kingdom, and several European nations, have also actively started accepting SAT scores as an essential component of the college application.

This standardised admission test measures a student’s preparedness for the rigours of a college curriculum.​​ The SAT exam also creates a level-playing field and assists colleges in assessing a student’s performance compared to other applicants. The evidence-based Reading and Writing section tests the student’s interpretation and analytical skills, while the math section covers algebra, problem-solving, advanced math equations, and data analysis questions.

Digital SAT Exam Pattern

The SAT exam for 2023 will consist of two main sections: 

  1. Reading and Writing
  2. Mathematics 

The Evidence-Based Reading and Writing section consists of 54 questions divided into two modules of 27 questions each. The total time allotted for this section is 64 minutes, with 32 minutes for each module.

The Math section consists of 44 questions to be answered in 70 minutes. The section is further divided into two modules of 22 questions, each with 35 minutes allotted for each module.

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Digital SAT Exam Dates and Deadlines

Test Date Registration Deadline Online/Phone Late Registration Deadline Online Score Release
March 11, 2023 February 10, 2023 February 28, 2023 March 24, 2023
May 6, 2023 April 7, 2023 April 25, 2023 May 19, 2023
June 3, 2023 May 4, 2023 May 23, 2023 June 16, 2023

Digital SAT Eligibility Criteria

The College Board sets no specific eligibility criteria for appearing in the SAT exam. However, it can be taken by students currently in high school. Students willing to apply for undergraduate studies abroad or in some top colleges across India are required to complete their high school education to move on to the next level of their learning.

Digital SAT Exam Fees

For Indian students, the basic fee for the SAT exam registration is $60, plus a regional fee of $49.

Digital SAT Registration

Students who are appearing for the SAT exam are required to register for the same before the registration deadline. Students can do SAT exam registration using the offline method via mail or through online method. The students who register for the SAT exam online are required to create a new login id on the official SAT website and then proceed with the registration process steps.

SAT Online Registration (Steps)-

  1. Visit the College Board’s official website.
  2. Create your account
  3. Submit all the required details
  4. Choose your SAT exam date along with your test centre
  5. Upload your clear photograph
  6. Pay the application fee

Every designated SAT Test centre has a limited number of seats. The students who are appearing for the SAT exam are suggested to book their exam slots well in advance to avoid any unnecessary hassle. For easy convenience, applicants should find an SAT centre near their home to reach there on time for their SAT exam.

SAT Offline Registration via Mail (Steps)-

  1. You first need to purchase ‘The Student Registration Guide for the SAT and SAT Subject Tests’
  2. The SAT guide includes a registration form for the SAT exam and a return envelope
  3. The SAT registration form needs to be sent along with a demand draft
  4. The local representative of SAT in India is the USIEF, and the mailed forms will be directed to their regional office

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Digital SAT Preparation

From this brief informative post regarding the SAT exam, its structure, criteria, and process, we can understand why SAT is widely accepted for college admissions. For a more detailed understanding of the exam and preparation resources, Jamboree has created online and classroom SAT programs consisting of 66 hours of concept-based and topic-wise SAT sessions. Utilising these resources will not only improve your familiarity with the exam but also improve your chances of winning admission to your dream college.

Book a free SAT demo class and get insights into the teaching methodology that has been helping students score 1500+ on their SATs for the last three decades.

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