About SAT

Overview of SAT

    The Scholastic Aptitude Test is a standardized test widely used to take admission in most colleges in the USA and across the world at the undergraduate level. The SAT is administered by Educational Testing services which are developed and published by the College Board in over 25000 test centres across 192 countries. It is a benchmark test that helps assess the students' abilities. This test conducted 7 times in a year in October, November, December, January, March, May and June. The SAT is categorized into two parts:

    I. SAT test- The SAT is divided into four tests:-

  • 1. The Reading Section
  • 2. The Writing & Language Section
  • 3. The Mathematics Sections
  • 4. Essay(Optional)- recommended by good universities
  • II. SAT Subject Test:

    The SAT subject test conducted by the College Board on individual subjects for admission, course placement and course selection. The SAT subject test consists of the following subjects:

  • 1. English
  • 2. History
  • 3. Mathematics
  • 4. Science
  • 5. Language with Listening test
  • Candidate can take two or three subjects on the same test date. Duration for each subject test is one hour. You can also give the SAT test and SAT Subject Test on the same day. If you're opting for Language with a listening test, then it will be the first test of the day, and you cannot switch listening test on a test day. You will also require CD players in Language with the listening test. The subject test can be given 6 times a year. It is an objective type as well as pen-paper based test.


    What is the SAT?

    SAT is a Scholastic Aptitude Test used for college admissions in the United States and across the world.

    When was the SAT exam scheduled?

    The SAT exam was scheduled for 03.10.2020.

    Who administered the SAT?

    SAT is administered by the College Board.

    What is the purpose of the SAT?

    The purpose of the SAT exam is to take admission to undergraduate programs of universities or colleges.

    From where student can register for the SAT?

    The official website of the SAT is from where student can register for the SAT.

    What is the procedure of filling the application form?

    The procedure for filling the application form are as follows:
    1. Visit
    2. Enter necessary details
    3. Select the optional subject
    4. Upload photo and documents
    5. Submit the form
    6. Print the acknowledgement.

    What is the duration of the SAT exam?

    The duration of the SAT exam is 3 hours (without the essay) and 3 hours 50 minutes (with the essay).

    How many times is the SAT exam offered in a year?

    The SAT exam is offered 7 times a year in the United States, i.e. in August, October, November, December, March, May, and June and 4 times a year out of the USA, i.e. in October, December, March, and May.

    What is the SAT score?

    SAT test scores on a scale of 200-800, on each of two sections (total of 400-1600). Essay scored on scales of 2-8 in 1 point increment on each of three criteria.

    What is the eligibility criteria of the SAT?

    The SAT test is mainly for high school juniors and seniors, and there is no age limit set by the conducting body.

    How is SAT test conducted?

    The SAT is a multiple-choice, pen paper-based test developed and conducted by College Board.

    What is the structure of the SAT test?

    The SAT test has 4 sections- Reading, Writing and Language, Math (no calculator), and Math (with the calculator).

    When student receive their online score reports?

    Student receives their online score reports in two to three weeks after the test was conducted.

    Is there any negative marking in the SAT test?

    No, there is no negative marking in the SAT test. The scores are calculated on the number of questions answered correctly.

    What is the SAT test registration fees?

    SAT- $52, SAT with essay- $68. Additional fees for late registration, registration changes, standby testing, scores by telephone and additional score reports. For the SAT subject test, candidates have to pay the registration fee of $26 plus each SAT subject test fees of $22 and $26 for each language test with listening.

    Is there any Fee waiver facility given in SAT exam?

    The College Board makes fee waiver available for low-income students.

    What is the procedure to download SAT admit card?

    Whenever student registers for SAT test of SAT subject test, the student will get a printable admission ticket online that contain details like name, photo, date of birth, gender and other information. Student's will also get a chance to preview admission ticket before submitting the registration form.

    Can student postpone or reschedule SAT test date?

    Yes, student can postpone or reschedule SAT test date to pay an extra charge of $30 for SAT test date change.

    How many time can a student appear for the SAT test?

    As there is no prescribed limit set by the College Board. Student can appear for the test as many times as they want.

    What is the validity of the SAT score?

    The SAT score is valid for 5 years.