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SAT® (Scholastic Aptitude Test)

About Exam

The SAT is an entrance exam used by most colleges and universities to make admissions decisions for undergraduate degrees. It is an objective type, paper-based test formed and controlled by the College Board.

Objective – to measure a high school student’s willingness for college. Overall, the better your scores are on the SAT, the more alternatives for universities you will get to choose from.

Test Structure

SAT is a 3 hours long test and you can add 50 more minutes to it if you are opting for an Optional Essay as well. It has 2 compulsory and 1 optional section.

The 2 compulsory sections are:

    • Maths
    • Evidence Based Reading & Writing

The 1 Optional Section is:

    • Essay

SAT Essay scores are reported separately from overall test scores. Specific University may require that you complete the SAT Essay. Therefore, you should research well about the university’s specifications before you chose to skip the Essay.  Apart for this general SAT, you can also appear for SAT Subject Tests if your chosen university demands for it. The process for registering and the test structure remains the same for it as well.

Score Pattern

Each section of the SAT is scored on a 200 minimum to 800 maximum point scale. SAT score is the amount of your section scores. The highest being1600. Essay is scored separately.

Test Registration Process

Usually SAT happens 5 times in a year and you can register for it till five weeks prior to the test date. The registration process is online through the following website-

https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sat/register

The exam fees are:

SAT – $52 + Non-U.S. Regional Fee (For India & Nepal – $49 , For Australia – $53, For others visit https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sat/register/international/fees)

SAT with Essay – $68 + Non-U.S. Regional Fee (For India & Nepal – $49 , For Australia – $53, For others visit https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sat/register/international/fees)

International SAT Subject Test Registration Fees:

Registration Fee (This covers one test date, when you can take one, two, or three Subject Tests) : $26 + Non-U.S. Regional Fee (For India & Nepal – $49 , For Australia – $53, For others visit https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sat/register/international/fees)

Each SAT Subject Test (Except Language Tests with Listening): $22 additional per test

Language Tests with Listening (Upcoming administrations: November 2019 and May 2021): $26 additional per test

For identification purposes, upload a picture of yourself.

Once your registration is complete, be sure to print out your Admission Ticket, as you’ll need it on the day of your test.

Upcoming test dates:

The next upcoming international SAT tests dates are

  1. September 26, 2020, Registration deadline: August 26, 2020
  2. October 3, 2020, Registration deadline: September 4, 2020
  3. December 5, 2020, Registration deadline: November 5, 2020
  4. March 13, 2021, Registration deadline: February 12, 2021
  5. May 8, 2021, Registration deadline; April 8, 2021

The next upcoming international SAT Subject tests dates are

  1. October 3, 2020, Registration deadline: September 4, 2020
  2. November 7, 2020, Registration deadline: October 7, 2020
  3. December 5, 2020, Registration deadline: November 5, 2020
  4. May 8, 2021, Registration deadline; April 8, 2021
  5. June 5, 2021, Registration deadline: May 6, 2020
Test date checklist:
  • Admission Ticket and photo ID
  • Two number 2 pencils with erasers
  • An approved calculator and extra batteries
  • A watch with all alarms silenced
  • A drink and snack for the break.

The invigilator will read all the instructions verbatim before you begin. They’ll also administer and inform you when you can start or stop working on each section.

Sample Score Report


 

Know More:
  • You can’t take the SAT Subject Tests and the SAT on the same test date.
  • You can use calculators only on the Mathematics Level 1 and Level 2 Subject Tests.
Sample Test:

Please go through the link down below to check the sample test-

https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sat/practice/full-length-practice-tests

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