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What is Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT)?


Are you in High School and still wondering how to apply to universities abroad? The SATs are the most widely acceptable standardized entrance examinations used by Universities to assess the knowledge capacity of a student and their ability to implement it.

What is SAT?

SAT is a globally recognized entrance test for students seeking entry to Universities at the Graduation level. Almost all universities in the United States and some in other countries accept the SATs and evaluate you on the basis of your score.

When is the right time to take the SAT?

The SATs take place 6 times in a calendar year in India (in the months of January, May, June, October, November and December). Test dates are released well in advance by the College Board and can be viewed on the website. Students can take up to three Subject Tests on one testing date. However, students cannot take the SAT and the SAT Subject Test on the same day.

How to take the SAT?

After ascertaining the dates, you must make an account on their official website. After creating your profile, provide your personal details -

Create your student profile.

  • Give your high school details.

  • Give your academic details.

  • Details related to extracurricular activities.

  • College-level details: College type, college size, majors.

After you enter these details, select your preferred exam date and exam center after which the payment option for the SAT exam will pop-up! It is approximately $104 (or Rs. 7,700/- approximately). After making the payment, your SAT registration will be completed.

What is the format of the SAT?

The format of the SATs have been altered since 2016. The exam pattern for the SAT exam includes two sets of exams. The first is the SAT Reasoning Test and the SAT Subject Test. The SAT Reasoning Test is the exam that is opted for students looking to pursue higher education in countries abroad. This is one of the most sought-after competitive exams, the scores of which are vastly recognized in the universities/ colleges abroad. The second SAT test is the SAT Subject Test, which is opted by students who are looking to study a particular subject in great detail. Candidates wanting to appear for the SAT can opt for either of the SAT exams. The SAT exam pattern/ syllabus is different for both exams. However, the SAT subject exam has been discontinued since June 2021.

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