SAT

SAT

Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT) is an entrance exam used by most colleges and universities in US, Canada as well as other countries to select students for admissions to undergraduate courses. However, SAT is attempted by students who are in their 11 and 12 grade or equivalent.   Schools also consider your high school GPA, academic transcript, letters of recommendation (LoR), interviews and personal essays.

The best time to take SAT depends on a variety of factors like the schools to which you’re planning, your application deadlines, your cash flow and your personality.

The SAT is a globally accepted standardised test that measures a student’s skills in three basic areas: Math, Critical Reading and Writing. Students in classes 11 and 12 take SAT so that they can submit their scores to colleges as part of the college application process.

SAT round-up:

Frequency – 7 times/year

Duration – 3 hours

Sections – math, reading and writing

Cost –

International SAT Registration Fees
Test
Fee
SAT $45 + Non-U.S. Regional Fee (see table below)
SAT with Essay $57 + Non-U.S. Regional Fee (see table below)

For SAT subject tests, certain additional fee might be required.  Max Score – 800 per section.

SAT Format

Subject Duration Subsections Questions Score Range
Math 80 minutes Calculator allowed for 37 questions
Calculator not allowed for 20 questions
  • Problem-solving and data analysis
  • ‘The Heart of Algebra’
  • ‘Passport to Advanced Math’
 200-800
Reading 65 minutes Total 52 questions
  • No Sentence Completion
  • Tests understanding of passages from US and world Literature, History/Social Studies, and Sciences (500-750 words)
200-800 (combined with Writing section)
Writing and Language 35 minutes Total 44 questions
  • Tests ‘Expression of Ideas’ and ‘Standard English Conventions’ through passages related to Careers, History/Social Studies, Humanities and Science
  • All questions from extended prose (400-450 words)
200-800 (combined with Reading section)
Essay (optional) 50 minutes One 50 minutes optional essay This section requires students to evaluate an argument through analysis of evidence not scored
Total 3 hours 50 minutes 154 questions 1600

 

For more detail about fees and other please click here
https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sat/register