WHAT IS SAT ?
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Scholastic Aptitude Test is a standardised test that is used for taking admission in the colleges of the United States of America.

WHY SAT ?

The test is conducted to assess the numeracy, writing skills and literacy of the students required for academic success in the college.

SAT Examination Body :

It is developed, owned and published by the not-for-profit private College Board in the United States.

SAT Format:

SAT scores range from 400 to 1600 and it combines the test results from the two 200-to-800-points that is ‘Mathematics’ and the ‘Critical Reading and Writing’. It has four compulsory sections; Writing and Language, Reading, Math (No calculator) and Math (calculator allowed) and one optional section (writing essay). Some of the test takers who do not take the essay could also have the fifth section which is used pretesting of the questions which could appear for future SAT administrations. However these scores are not included in SAT score computation. There are two section of scores in SAT: Math Section and Evidence-Based Reading and Writing is calculated on a scale of 200 to 800. The score of each section is a multiple of ten. The total score the SAT comes from adding the scores of the two sections and ranges from 400 to 1600. Added to the scores of the two sections the three test scores is calculated on a 10 to 40 scale, which is one for each of Writing and language, Reading and Math with an increment of 0.5 for Math and 1 for Writing and Language/ Reading. The essay is scored separately.

Duration of SAT

The duration of the SAT examination is 3 hours and takes 50 minutes more for the ones taking the essay.

The Frequency of Taking the SAT Exam:

The SAT exam can be taken as many times and is conducted five times a year in India.

Who Can Take the SAT Exam?

Since SAT exam is for undergraduate programs, 10th and 12th Grade students take this examination.

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