The three categories – Verbal
Ability, Quantitative, Critical Reading
Verbal section contains short and long passage,
for questions and sentence completion.
Sentence Completion questions measures
• Recognize the meaning of word
• Skill to know how different divisions
of sentences are logically composed
• Passage-based Reading
The Reading Section of SAT gages the competency
to read and know about the different length
of the passages from about 100 to 850 words.
The passages are a combination of many avocations
like humanities, social studies, natural sciences
and literary fiction.
• 70 mins. (Two 25-mins. sections and
one 20-mins. section)
• Number and operations; algebra and
functions; geometry; statistics; probability
and data analysis
• Five multiple choice questions and
students produced response which scores 200-800
• The Topics in the exam are made through
a third-year college preparatory course such
as exponential growth, absolute value and
functional notation. It also places
emphasis on such topics as linear functions,
manipulations with exponents and properties
of tangent lines. Important skills such as
estimation and number sense
are measured through the multiple choice and
the students (grid-in) questions.
The mathematics section has two types of questions:
• Multiple Choices
• Student-Produced Response Questions
Content: Grammar, usage and word choice.
The writing section includes both multiple-choice
questions and a direct writing measure in
the form of an essay.
Item Types: Multiple choice
questions (35 mins.) and student-written essay
Short Essay - It measures your ability
• Organize and express ideas clearly
• Develop and support the main idea
• Use appropriate word choice and sentence
• You'll be asked to develop a point
of view on an issue, using reasoning and evidence
— based on your own experiences, readings
or observations to support your
• The essay will be scored by trained
high school and college teachers. Each reader
will give the essay a score from 1 to 6 (6
is the highest score) based on the overall
quality of the essay and your demonstration
of writing competence.
Multiple-Choice - The multiple-choice writing
questions measure your ability to:
• Improve sentences and paragraphs
• Identify errors (such as diction,
grammar, sentence construction, subject-verb
agreement, proper word usage, and wordiness)
• Try multiple-choice questions
• Identifying Sentence Errors
• Improving Sentences
• Improving Paragraphs
Registration, Cancellation and Refund
The student can register online or by mail.
The payment is made by credit card, Money
order or cheque. Registration fees for SAT
are $105 for International students and for
SAT II is $12 per subject + other charges.
Student can cancel the test registration however
the test and registration fees will not be
The fees could be refunded only in the case
of additional score reports student have ordered
at the time of registration, if he/she is
absent during the exam.
Attempts and Retakes
Usually there is no limitation of reappearing
for SAT. Having said that, the trend shows
that majority of the students takes the exam
twice and thrice.