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Required For

Undergraduate courses admissions

Mode of taking test

Paper-Pen Based

Test Type

Admission Test

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Type of test

SAT Basics

Eligibility

Must have a valid passport.

General Facts

Date and Frequency
The SAT exam is held 6 times a year
Center and Admit Card
The SAT exam is offered multiple times throughout the year across 30 cities in India. Admit hall ticket must be downloaded and brought by the candidate on test date.
Result
SAT scores for any test date during the school year are almost always available 2–4 weeks after you take the test. You'll get an email when your SAT scores are available online. If you don’t have an online account, you'll be sent a paper score report.
Score Reporting
You can send your Official Score Report to up to four programs for free that you select at the test center prior to the start of your SAT exam. The College Board sends your SAT scores to your chosen colleges within 10 days of when you receive all your SAT scores.
Score Validity
5 Years

Sections

Essay (Optional)

Questions

1

Duration

50 Minutes

Score

2 - 8

The SAT Essay asks you to use your reading, analysis, and writing skills. It’s optional, but some schools will require it. You have to read a passage, and explain how the author builds an argument to persuade an audience.Your explanation must be substantiated.

Writing and Language Test

Questions

44

Duration

35 Minutes

Score

200 - 800

The SAT Writing and Language Test asks you to be an editor and improve passages that were written especially for the test and that includes deliberate errors. All questions are multiple choice and based on passages.

Mathematics

Questions

60

Duration

80 Minutes

Score

200 - 800

This section covers a range of mathematics practices, with an emphasis on problem solving, modeling, using tools strategically, and using algebraic structure.It is divided into two parts- With calculator and without calculator.

Reading

Questions

52

Duration

65 Minutes

Score

200 - 800

In the Reading Test, students will encounter questions like those asked in a lively, thoughtful, evidence-based discussion. All Reading Test questions are multiple choice and based on passages.

Fees (USD)

Registration Fees

98.5

Rescheduling Fees

30

Test Center Change Fees

30

Other Miscellaneous Fees

15

Process

You can either register online on College Board website or via mail.

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Step 1

Sign in to your free College Board account.

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Step 2

Fill in your profile details

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Step 3

Decide whether to sign up for the SAT with Essay

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Step 4

Upload a photo that meets very specific photo requirements

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Step 5

Check out, and print your admission ticket

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One major difference between both the exams is that ACT includes a whole section on Science which is not present in the SAT. Students from Science background can showcase their skills related to Science subject through an ACT.
There are two ways of sending the scores to colleges, one while registering for the test or after releasing the official scores. Candidates receive four free Score Reports while registering for the SAT test. Candidates can send the scores to colleges up to nine days of taking the test after that they have to pay $12 for sending the score reports to each university/program they choose.
As such, there is no specific qualification given by the College Board for taking the SAT. Also, there is no age limit prescribed by the administrative authority of SAT. Students who are in their junior or senior years of high school generally appear for the exam. The SAT exam is given by students who wish to enrol to undergraduate programs in the US and other countries. It can be used for seeking financial assistance as well.
Candidates receive two section scores, Evidence-Based Reading and Writing, and Math. Each of them is reported on a scale of 200 to 800. Both these scores together make up the total SAT score. The total score ranges from 400 and 1600. Further, scores for the optional Essay are reported separately.