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What is the SAT? A Complete Explanation


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What is the SAT? A Complete Explanation

  1. 1. A-260 (3rd Floor) Defence Colony, New Delhi - 110 024, INDIA. Phones : 91-11-2433 0007 Fax : 91-11-2433 6729 E-Mail :
  2. 2. SAT is a standardized test for measuring Reading, Writing and Mathematical skills of students wanting to take up their undergraduate studies abroad.
  3. 3. The test score of the entire SAT ranges from 400-1600 The score of the critical reading section ranges from 200-800 The score of the Mathematics section ranges from 200-800 The Essay is scored separately on a scale of 2-8
  4. 4. The students do not get penalized for guessing the wrong answer The redesigned score report can help the students determine the areas where the performance can be improved by them The essay is optional
  5. 5. Subject tests measure a student’s knowledge in particular subject areas. SAT® II Subject tests are of one-hour SAT II is conducted in the following subjects: Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Maths Level 1, Maths Level 2, English Literature, World history and languages and US History The test is scored on a maximum of 800 SAT II is entirely a paper-based test Top 15 to 20 universities of US require the students to appear for the SAT II The US-based College Board develops and administers both the SAT® I and SAT® II.
  6. 6. Cost of the SAT exam The registration fee for the new SAT is $94 ($12 added to $ 94 for SAT with essay) Number of times SAT is held SAT is conducted four times a year-October, December, March and May Validity of the SAT exam SAT scores are valid for five years from the date the test was taken How soon can one get the scores? The scores are made available three weeks after the exam date