SAT – Scholastic Assessment Test
SAT is a standardized test administered by the College Board and is required to be taken by students seeking admission to undergraduate schools.
SATs has been developed to evaluate the written, verbal and mathematical skills of the candidates.
-Paper Based Test
-Digital Based Test (*Effective March 2023)
Students looking to enroll in undergraduate programs in the US appear for their SAT. Most of the colleges in the US require SAT for admission to undergraduate courses. Apart from this, many schools also offer SAT scholarships money to students based on their SAT result.
Other Countries like Canada, Singapore and Germany recognize SAT for UG admissions.
Types of SAT
SAT 1 is a general test that has been developed to evaluate the written, verbal and mathematical skills of candidates.
SAT 2, on the other hand, is a more subject-focused test. Students looking to get admission to a particular course are required to take the SAT Subject Test to demonstrate their knowledge of that particular subject.
SAT Subjects are discontinued by the College Board from June 2021. Now aspirants just need to take the SAT 2022 for getting admission to their desired UG course.
The test is usually conducted in the months of March, May, August, October, and December.
How is the SAT test scored?
Each section of the SATs Evidence-Based Reading and Writing and Math are scored on a 200-800 point scale. Your total SAT score is the sum of your section scores. Also, if you take the SAT with Essay then the candidate will receive a separate score.
What skills does the SAT Exam test?
SAT exam analyses the Mathematical, Critical Reading, and Writing skills of the candidates. According to the College Board, they test the skills which students have learned in their schools. They test the skills which are required for the academic success of the students in college.
Through the online method, candidates are required to create a login id on the official SAT website and go ahead with the registration process.
SAT Online Registration (Steps)
1. Visit the College Board official website.
2. Create your account.
3. Submit all the required details.
4. Choose which exam you want to give along with your nearest test center.
5. Upload your clear photograph.
6. Pay the application fee.
SAT Slot Booking
Since there are a limited number of seats in every designated SAT Test Centre. Candidates are recommended to book their SAT exam slots in advance to avoid any unnecessary hassle
SAT Admission Ticket
Once the candidate has successfully registered for the exam he would be required to log into his account on the official website and download the SAT Admission Ticket. It is important the candidate should check the credentials on the admission ticket and get any mistake rectified at the earliest.
SAT Exam Fees
Candidates looking to appear for their SAT are required to pay a fee for the same. Candidates can check out the detailed SAT exam fees in India levied below.
· The fee for only the SAT exam is $55 + Non-U.S. Regional Fee. Non-U.S. Regional Fee for students giving SAT Test in India is $49, so the total SAT fee is $104
· The fee for the SAT exam with Essay is $68 + Non-U.S. Regional Fee. So, the total fee for the SAT exam with Essay is $68 + $49 = $117
SAT Exam Syllabus
SAT syllabus includes courses the students have already studied in their school over the years. So if you are good at studies at school, you shouldn’t have any issues preparing for the SAT exam Syllabus. The SAT syllabus includes:
· SAT writing has three sections
· Essay section – 25 mins
· Multiple choice sections – 25 mins and 10 mins
Critical Reading Section
· SAT contains three critical reading sections
· Reading comprehension – 25 mins
· Sentence completions – 25 mins
· Paragraph-length critical reading – 20 mins
· SAT contains three Math sections
· Algebra and functions – 25 mins
· Geometry Statistics – 20 mins
· Probability and Data analysis – 20 mins
SAT Exam Pattern
The SAT comprises three main Sections — Math, Evidence-Based Reading, and Writing. Also, there is an optional 50-minute essay. The total testing time after including the essay comes to 3 hours and 50 minutes.