This is taken by prospective college students to be admitted into US universities. It, similar to GRE, has three main areas: Maths, English and Writing.Scholastic Aptitude Test is the younger brother of GRE, organized by ETS, and it is used as a metric for Undergraduate Admissions in USA.
The SAT is typically taken by high schooljunior and seniors The College Board states that the SAT measures literacy, numeracy and writing skills that are needed for academic success in college. They state that the SAT assesses how well the test takers analyze and solve problems—skills they learned in school that they will need in college. However, the test is administered under a tight time limit (speeded) to help produce a range of scores.
The SAT scores are valid for five years, most universities/ colleges accept scores up to five years old, but it is always better if scores are not older than 2 years. Countries accepting SAT score include Australia, United Kingdom, Singapore and Canada.
Versions & Format :
Based standardized test and Computerized as well.
About Test :
SAT tests the skills you learn in school: reading, writing and Math. Reading 200-800 points (70 Minutes), Math 200-800 points (70 Minutes),Writing 200-800 points (60 Minutes). Total test time: 3 hours and 45 minutes.
Conducting Authority :
The SAT is administered by College Board and is developed, published, and scored by the Educational Testing Service (ETS). The College Board founded in 1900 is composed of more than 5,700 schools, colleges, universities and other educational organizations.
Cost of Test :
The fee for attempting the test in India is $ 92 for the SAT without the optional Essay and $ 103.50 with the Essay – both inclusive of International Fee of $49. If you change your SAT date or Center, an additional $28 is charged.
Test Score :
Each section of your SAT (Critical Reading, Mathematics and Writing) is scored on a 200 to 800-point scale, for a possible total of 2400. You’ll also get two “subscores” on the writing section: a multiple-choice score from 20 to 80, and an essay score from 2 to 5.
Reading- 52, Writing and Language-44, Math No Calculator-20, Math Calculator-38, Essay (optional) - 1