What is the SAT?

The SAT® is a standardized test that measures mathematical, reading and writing skills of students aspiring to undergo their undergraduate studies in India and abroad. The test has 4 sections – Reading, Writing & Language, Math–No calculator and Math-Calculator. It also has an additional optional Essay section. The test intends to aid universities in assessing the potential of applicants for higher education. That is why more than 4000 colleges in US, India and 84 other countries accept SAT scores for admission to their programs. The examination is entirely paper-based and scored on scale from 400 to 1600. However, the SAT® score alone does not guarantee a student’s admission – the test is but one of the many factors taken into consideration during the holistic review of an applicant’s profile.


What is the scoring scale for the SAT?

  1. The Mathematics section is scored on a scale of 200-800
  2. The Critical Reading section is scored on a scale of 200-800
  3. The Essay is scored separately on a scale of 2-8
  4. The entire SAT® test score ranges from 400-1600



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SAT FAQs

The registration fee for Indian students taking SAT(with essay) is USD 117
SAT is held in India in August, October, December, March and May.
It is one of the various criteria that admission committees looks at. However, a good SAT score does improve your chances of getting admission and financial aid.
You can register online or by mail. The detailed information about registering for the SAT can be found at https://www.collegeboard.org/
SAT can be taken an unlimited number of times. (It is highly advisable not to appear for SAT too many times as it may affect the applicant’s candidature).
Your SAT score will be valid for 5 years from the date the test was taken.
  • 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 score ranges from 400-1600
The scores are available within 3 weeks after the exam date.
Almost all the universities take the best score.
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.
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.
A lot of students take both exams and send the best score to universities. In fact, for students targeting the top 10-15 universities in the US, this is a highly recommended strategy.
If you do not want to take both SAT and ACT, then the scientific approach will be to take an SAT diagnostic test and an ACT diagnostic test, and then pick the one in which you performed better.

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