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What is SAT?

SAT exam is one of the most popular and globally accepted assessment tests for students aspiring to pursue undergraduate courses abroad.

Earlier, the SAT was known as The Scholastic Aptitude Test, which was later changed to the Scholastic Assessment Test to assess and evaluate the verbal, written, and mathematical skills of students.

USA, UK, and Canada give weightage to the SAT course, and it is one of the requirements for enrolling in Universities or higher education Institutions.

SAT course is required by many undergraduate Institutions in the USA. Also, some undergraduate Institutions in Canada, the UK, Australia, Singapore, and India require the SAT.


Exam fees for SAT Exam

The fee for the test in India is $101 for the SAT without the optional essay

With essay : $117

Both these rates are completely inclusive of the international fee of $49

If the candidates wish to change the date or the centre of the examination an extra fee of 30$ is charged by the board of education.

Mode of examination

The student Written based exam

Score Ranges

400-1600 points

Age limit

Candidates should be aware that there is no maximum or minimum age criteria for appearing

But on general basic the general age group exists from 17-19years

Exam updates

SAT is administered 5 times a year

The test occur in the months of March , May , April , October , December

What is the Educational eligibility ?

There is no specific criteria for the applicant to apply for the examination but on regulator base the candidates who wish to apply for the UG studies abroad are required to have successfully completed their HSLC education

Skills assessment in SAT

The major skills assessed by the board of education towards the candidates are


Critical Reading

Writing skills

SAT Exam Syllabus

S.No SAT Exam Format
1. EBRW Section - Evidence - Based Reading and Writing
2. SAT Mathematics Section

Writing Section

The writing section consists of a total of 44 MCQs.

Total duration is 35 minutes.

Finding mistakes or weaknessesand fixing the Passages.

Critical Reading Section

This section tests the ability to understand, interpret, and analyze reading passages on a variety of topics. There are four content areas; Humanities, Social sciences, Natural Science, and Narrative (Fiction / Non-Fiction).

Reading comprehension - 25 mins

Sentence completions - 25 mins

Paragraph-length critical reading - 20 mins

Math Section

The math section consists of 2 modules and focuses on the below areas


Advanced Math

Problem-solving and Data Analysis

Geometry and Trigonometry

The questions are arranged from the easiest to the hardest, an opportunity to demonstrate what you know and can do.

Math Section

NOTE: 3HRS if the students opts for the optional essay an extra duration of 30mins is given

SAT / WITH ESSAY : 3hrs 30mins



SAT Result

The scores for your exams are available after 3 weeks of taking up the examination. Colleges have different eligibility criteria to select students on the basis of their test scores.


Subjects - SAT Reasoning Test No. of Questions Total Duration (minutes)
Reading 52 65
Writing & Language 44 35
Mathematics 58 80
Essay (optional) 01 50



Section : Mathematics

Questions : 58 questions

Section brief : This section includes questions on problem-solving, data analysis, algebra, and advanced math.

Duration: 80 minutes

Score: 200-800


Section : Reading

Questions : 52 question

Section brief : This section includes questions on Sentence Completion, Tests understanding of passages from the US and world Literature, History/Social Studies, and Sciences.

Duration: 65 minutes

Score Range: 200-800


Section : Writing and Language

Questions : 44 question

Section brief : This section includes questions on, expression of ideas and standard English conventions through passages related to Careers, History/Social Studies, Humanities, and Sciences.

Duration: 35 minutes

Score Range: 200-800

Essay (optional)

One optional essay

Section brief: This section requires students to evaluate an argument through the analysis of evidence.

Duration: 50 minutes


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The Sat has four sections: Reading, Writing & Language, mathematics (no calculator), and mathematics (calculator allowed).

Reading Test

The Reading Test of the SAT contains one section of fifty two queries and a closing date of sixty {five} minutes

All questions are multiple-choice and supported reading passages. Tables, graphs, and charts may accompany some passages,

However no mathematics is needed to properly answer the corresponding questions.

There are five passages (up to 2 of which can be a try of smaller passages) on the Reading check and 10-11 questions per passage or passage pair.

Sat Reading passages draw from 3 main fields: History, Social Studies, and Science

Every Sat Reading check perpetually includes: one passage from U.S. or world literature; one passage from either a U.S. instauration document or a connected text

One passage concerning Economics, Psychology, Sociology, or another Social Science; and 2 Science passages.

Answers to all or any of the queries are supported on the content expressed in or understood by the passage or passage pair

Writing and Language

The Writing and Language Test of the Sat is formed of one section with forty four multiple-choice questions and a closing date of thirty five minutes.

As with the Reading Test, all questions are primarily based on scanning passages which can be among tables, graphs, and charts.

The test takers are going to be asked to read the passages, recommend corrections or enhancements for the contents underlined.

Reading passages on this test range in content from topic arguments to nonfiction narratives in a variety of subjects

The skills being evaluated include: increasing the clarity of argument; improving word choice; improving analysis of topics in social studies and science; changing sentence or word structure to increase organizational quality and impact of writing; and, fixing or improving sentence structure, word usage, and punctuation


An example of an SAT "grid-in" math question and the correctly gridded answer

SAT is divided into two sections: Math Test – Calculator and Math Test – No Calculator.

In total, the Sat math check is eighty minutes long and includes fifty eight queries: 45 Multiple Selection questions and thirteen grid-in questions.

The multiple choice questions have four doable answers; the grid-in questions are free response and need the test taker to supply an answer.

The mathematics check – No Calculator section has twenty questions (15 multiple choice and five grid-in) and lasts twenty five minutes

The mathematics check – Calculator section has thirty eight questions (30 multiple choice and eight grid-in) and lasts fifty five minutes.


Several scores are provided to the test taker for the mathematics test. A subscore (on a scale of one to 15) is rumored for each of three categories of math content

"Heart of Algebra" (linear equations, systems of linear equations, and linear functions), "Problem Solving and Data Analysis" (statistics, modeling, and problem-solving skills), and "Passport to Advanced Math" (non-linear expressions, radicals, exponentials and other topics that form the basis of more advanced math).

The test score for the Math test will be reported on a scale of 10 to 40, with an increment of 0.5, and a section score which is (equal to the test score multiplied by 20) will be reported on a scale of 200 to 800

Use of the Calculator

All scientific and most graphing Calculators, including Computer Algebra System {CAS} calculators, are permissible on the Sat Mathematics – Calculator section only.

All four-function calculators are allowed as well; however, these devices don’t seem to be recommended. All itinerant and smartphone calculators, calculators with typewriter-like QWERTY laptops and alternative portable computers, and calculators capable of accessing the web are not permitted

Style of questions

Most of the questions on the SAT, except for the optional essay and the grid-in math responses, are multiple choice; all multiple-choice questions have four answer choices,

one of which is correct. 13 of the queries on the mathematics portion of the Sat (about 22% of all the math questions) don’t seem to be multiple choice. They instead need the check taker to bubble in an exceedingly range in a four-column grid.

3. All questions on each section of the Sat are weighted equally. for every correct answer, one raw purpose is added.[41] No points are subtracted for incorrect answers. the ultimate score comes from the raw score; the precise conversion chart varies between test administrations


Countries accepting SAT score

United States of India

United Kingdom




Candidates can contact THE IMMACULATE on 9841172036 or email to apply for the SAT online. Our institute helps students to register for the exam on the College Board website or by mail, by telephone. In any way it has to be three weeks before the examination.