Scholastic Aptitude Test or more commonly SAT® subject tests are designed to assess the academic preparedness of higher secondary school students for college studies in the United States of America. The test evaluates Reading, Writing and Maths – that are taught everyday in high school.
SAT® Subject Tests are hour-long tests that provide an opportunity to showcase your attentiveness to study a specific subject. There are 20 subjects available in five subject areas: English, History, Language, Mathematics and Science.
Note that, SAT1 – the SAT general test is only required. The SAT2 – SAT subject tests have been discontinued. Also, the optional 50 minute essay has also been discontinued.
The Scholastic Assessment Test or SAT is a 1600 marks standardised test for admission to majority of colleges in the United States. The SAT Essay is optional but can be a requirement for admission in some colleges.
SAT consists of three major sections: Reading, Writing and Language, Mathematics and Essay (optional).
• A high SAT score will increase the chances of admission in top Business Schools
• There are good chances of getting some kind of financial assistance with a high SAT score
• Visa Officers also give weightage to high SAT scores while considering Visa applications
|SAT test section||No. of questions||Content||Timing|
|Writing and language section||44Each passage has 11 questions.||4 passages (400-450 words)||35 minutes|
|Critical Reading||52||5 passages(500-750 words)||65 minutes|
|Mathematics2 sections : Calculator and No Calculator portions||58No calculator : 20Calculator : 38||No calculator portion :15 multiple choice questions and 5 grid-in questionsCalculator portion :30 multiple choice questions and 8 grid-in questions||80 minutes|
Validity: 5 years
Administrator: College Board
Nature of Test: Pen Paper/Online
When is the test conducted: Six times in a year.
Costs : Registration $55, Cancellation or change in test centre : $25
Regular Course: 3 Months (12 weeks)
Fast Track course: 1.5 Months (6 weeks)
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