SAT is an extract of Scholastic Aptitude Test. It is a standardized test for admission to Universities in the United States. It is developed, published and scored by the Educational Testing Service (ETS) in the USA. SAT scores are also used to grant scholarships and financial aids.
SAT exam is taken by students aspiring for Undergraduate level programs in the US.
SAT exam contains critical reading, math and writing as the sections.
The Scores are measured in:
Your SAT score is valid for 2 years.
The SAT is allowed seven times a year in The US and six times a year overseas. The test is conducted for International students in the months of October, November, December, January, May and June.
Time duration of the exam is 3 hours and 45 minutes. There is a set of multiple choice questions and a 25-minute essay.
The three categories – Verbal Ability, Quantitative, Critical Reading
Verbal section contains short and long passage, for questions and sentence completion.
Sentence Completion questions measures students:
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.
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:
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 (25 mins.)
Short Essay - It measures your ability to :
Multiple-Choice - The multiple-choice writing questions measure your ability to:
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 refunded.
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.