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WHAT IS THE SAT®?

The SAT®

A standardized test, the SAT® measures Mathematical, Reading and Writing skills of students aspiring to undergo their undergraduate studies abroad. 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 they desire.
The SAT® has following sections – Mathematics, Reading test and Writing and Language test.

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

Advantages of the New SAT Scoring Scale compared to Old SAT

  • 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 their 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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Latest News

  • SAT will be administered 4 times a year, instead of the usual 6 times. The administrations will be in October, December, March and May. (November and June removed).
  • SAT Subject Tests will be administered 5 times a year, in October, November, December, May and June.
  • The 2017 June SAT administration is cancelled, but the SAT Subject Tests will be administered as normal, in June 2017.
  • Students who had registered for the June 2017 SAT will be able to get a full refund, or switch to another test date earlier (May 2017) or later (Oct 2017 onwards).

SAT® FAQs:

What is the cost of SAT exam?

The registration fee for taking New SAT® is $94 (plus $12 with essay).

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

SAT will be conducted 4 times a year. They are offered in October, December, March and May.

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 the SAT exam?

  • 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?

You should be ready with your SAT scores at the time of applying to universities. The College Board also says that sending scores very early shows colleges that you are a very interested applicant.

Is essay required in the SAT?

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


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