Scholastic Aptitude Test
What is SAT (Scholastic Aptitude Test)?
Scholastic Aptitude Test or Scholastic Assessment Test, as is popularly known, is a verbal and quantitative reasoning test conducted for college admission in United States of America. SAT is developed, conducted and published by College Board of US but formally, it is developed, conducted and published by Educational Testing Service (ETS). SAT is required for seeking admission in undergraduate courses of many US universities. A candidate cannot take the SAT exam more than twice.
Commencement of SAT
Eligibility Criteria for SAT
How to apply?
There are two ways of registering for SAT exam.
- Online Registration Students can fill a registration form on official website of College Board. Examination fee can be paid online through credit card.
- By Mail Students can download registration form from official website of College Board or can get SAT Information Bulletin from USIEF offices. Students can mail their form with draft, cheque or money order of registration fees to College Board SAT Program, Princeton, New Jersey – 08541, USA. Payment can also be made through credit card.
Fee for General Test is Rs. 4200
Fee for Subject Test is Rs. 3500
Types of exams
SAT General Test/ SAT-I
SAT Subject Test (Optional)/ SAT -II
- SAT I The total score for SAT General Test is 2400. All three sections : Reading, Writing and Mathematics are scored on scale of 200-800. For securing admission in good college, score of 500 in each section is considered as a good score.
- SAT II The total score for SAT Subject Test is also 2400. Each subject is scored on the scale of 200-800.
How to prepare?
Countries which accept SAT score
Apart from USA, there are various countries which accept SAT exam score:
- United Kingdom
Students can visit official website of individual Universities and colleges to know about acceptable score of SAT for seeking admission in various courses.