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Exam Pattern


SAT Exam Pattern

    The SAT I consists of 4 tests in which Essay is an optional subject.

  • Reading Test
  • Writing and Language Test
  • Math
  • Essay- It is an optional test, but some high schools and colleges needed it.
  • Test

    Duration

    No. of Questions

    Reading 65 minutes 52
    Writing and Language 35 minutes 44
    Maths 80 minutes 58
    Essay (Optional) 50 minutes 1
    Total 180+50(230 Minutes 154+1=(155 with essay)

    The total duration of the exam is 3 hours, but if you are opting for Essay, then you will get 50 minutes extra time to write an Essay. No negative marking for incorrect answers, therefore there is no advantage of leaving any question blank. In SAT, the total score ranges from 400 to 1600. This score is the sum of Reading, Writing and Math section. Candidates need to score more than 1400 to increase your chances in the top 50 colleges.

    SAT II Exam

    There are 20 SAT Subjects in which 5 general subject areas. This subject test measures your skills and knowledge in a particular subject area are:

  • English
  • History
  • Mathematics(L1 & L2)
  • Science (Biology, Chemistry and Physics)
  • Languages (French, German, Spanish, Japanese, Chinese, Korean)
  • Subject

    Score

    Time

    Questions

    Test Type

    English 200-800 60 minutes 60 MCQ
    US History 200-800 60 minutes 90 MCQ
    Mathematics (L1) 200-800 60 minutes 50 MCQ
    Mathematics (L2) 200-800 60 minutes 50 MCQ
    Biology Ecological (E) and Molecular (M) 200-800 60 minutes 80 MCQ
    Chemistry 200-800 60 minutes 85 MCQ
    Physics 200-800 60 minutes 75 MCQ
    French with listening 200-800 60 minutes (20 minutes for listening questions and 40 minutes for reading questions) 85 MCQ
    German with listening 200-800 60 minutes (20 minutes for listening questions and 40 minutes for reading questions) 85 MCQ
    Spanish with listening 200-800 60 minutes (20 minutes for listening questions and 40 minutes for reading questions) 85 MCQ
    Chinese with Listening 200-800 60 minutes (20 minutes for listening questions and 40 minutes for reading questions) 70-75 MCQ
    Japanese with Listening 200-800 60 minutes (20 minutes for listening questions and 40 minutes for reading questions) 80 MCQ
    Korean with Listening 200-800 60 minutes (20 minutes for listening questions and 40 minutes for reading questions) 80 MCQ

SAT FAQs ?

    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 sat.collegeboard.org 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 sat.collegeboard.org.
    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.