What is the full form of SAT?

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The full form of SAT is Scholastic Aptitude Test. This exam is conducted by the college board and is one of the most popular study abroad exams. It aims to identify a student’s enthusiasm and inquisitive nature among other applicants to study a particular course. 

SAT opens a gateway of opportunities to pursue undergraduate courses abroad.To know more about the SAT exam give this blog a full read.

Types of SAT Exam

There are two types of SAT exams i.e. SAT General Test and SAT Subject Test. SAT General test is based and assessed on the following criteria and subjects:

While the SAT subject test is divided into 5 subjects that are English, History, Science, Mathematics, and Languages such as Spanish, German, French, etc. from which a student has to choose one to showcase his or her understanding of the respective subject. 

Note* The SAT subject test was discontinued in June 2021 for international students. This step was taken as a response to making changes in college admissions in the United States of America due to the heavy impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on education.

SAT Exam Eligibility

There is no specific eligibility for taking the SAT exam. Anyone above the age of 13 can take this exam. Since this exam is taken specifically for getting admission to undergraduate courses abroad, it is recommended that test-takers complete their higher secondary education with good marks. 

SAT Exam Pattern

SAT General Test  Number of Questions Time Limit
Reading 52 65 minutes 
Writing and Language 35 35 minutes
Math 80 80 minutes 
Total 154 180 minutes 

SAT Exam Score Range

The SAT exam is divided into two sections Reading and Writing and Mathematics. On a scale of 200-800, both sections are analyzed to add up to a total of 1600. 

SAT Exam Registration

You can either apply for SAT exam online or by mail. To apply online, you would be required to take the following steps:

Step 1 – Visit the College Board Website

Step 2 – Create an account and fill in all the required  information

Step 3 – Select the exam date and the test center

Step 4 – Upload your photograph and other documents

Step 5 – Pay the “SAT” application fee

SAT Exam Fee

SAT Exam Fee In INR
Exam fee USD 52 INR 4,265
Registration Fee USD 30 INR 2,460
Late Registration Fee USD 26 INR 2,132

How to Check SAT Scores?

  • Visit the official website of the College 
  • Sign in with your user ID and password. 
  • Go to the ‘My Organizer’ section
  • Click on ‘SAT scores
  • You will be redirected to another page where you need to click on ‘Assess my scores’
  • Further, you will have to enter your user credentials again and then visit the ‘my test scores’ section

The SAT scorecard will appear on the screen. This scorecard will show your overall score, sectional score, subscore, essay score as well as a percentile score.

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