What is SAT?
Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT)
The SAT (technically known as the SAT I) is a general test of verbal and quantitative reasoning accepted and required for admission to a bachelor degree program in a US university or college. The test is required for admission to undergraduate programs of most US universities. Many universities also require you to take SAT-II tests.
The SAT is a three-hour test that measures verbal and mathematical reasoning skills students have developed over time and skills they need to be successful in college. Many colleges anduniversities use the SAT as one indicator among others-class rank, high school GPA, extracurricular activities, personal essay, and teacher recommendations-of a students readiness to do college-level work. SAT scores are compared with the scores of other applicants, and the accepted scores at an institution, and can be used as a basis for awarding merit-based financial aid.
SAT is administered seven times a year in the U.S., Puerto Rico, and U.S. Territories, and six times a year overseas.
Who administers the SAT?
The SAT is developed and administered by the US-based College Entrance Examination Board. This implies that Collegeboard sets the questions, conducts the test, and sends each examinee the score report.
In India, SAT is conducted at the following cities: Bangalore, Calcutta, Cochin, Chennai, Hyderabad, Kodaikanal, Mumbai, Mussoorie, New Delhi, and Pune.
Eligibility and Fees
Anyone and everyone interested is eligible for taking the SAT. The SAT test scores are valid for Five years, i.e., most universities accept scores up to five years old.
Fees: INR 5479.00 | Validity: 5 Years
70 minutes each for mathematics & critical reasoning. 60 minutes for writing.
SAT scores are reported on a scale from 200-800, with additional sub-scores reported for the essay (ranging from 2-12) and for multiple-choice writing questions (on a 20-80 scale)