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Scholastic Aptitude Test


The SAT is a standardized test widely used for college admissions in the United States. It was first introduced in 1926, and its name and scoring have changed several times, being originally called the Scholastic Aptitude Test, then the Scholastic Assessment Test, then the SAT Reasoning Test, and now simply the SAT. The SAT is owned and published by the...

Important Dates

SAT exam dates can be viewed by clicking on the link below:

Who is required to take the exam

There are no particular eligibility criteria to sit for SAT. You need to be an enrolled high school student, with intent of applying to foreign undergraduate universities.

How To Prepare

Following are the links you can use  for preparing for SAT:

1.A simple plan for your study plan:

2.Full SAT Practice test:

3.Creative Ways to learn how to handle SAT questions:

Application Fees

Application fees vary from US$52.5 to US$94.5, depending on country


US$52.5 to US$94.5, depending on country

Exam Pattern

SAT Pattern is divided into two section:
1.SAT I The total score for SAT General Test is 2400. All three sections: Reading, Writing, and Mathematics are scored on a scale of 200-800. For securing admission in good college, score of 500 in each section is considered as a good score.
2.SAT II The total score for SAT Subject Test is also 2400. Each subject is scored on the scale of 200-800.

SAT Score

Students receive their online score reports approximately three weeks after test administration (six weeks for mailed, paper scores), with each section graded on a scale of 200–800 and two sub scores for the writing section: the essay score and the multiple choice sub score. In addition to their score, students receive their percentile (the percentage of other test takers with lower scores).

The raw score, or the number of points gained from correct answers and lost from incorrect answers is also included. Students may also receive, for an additional fee, the Question and Answer Service, which provides the student's answer, the correct answer to each question, and online resources explaining each question.

Candidates can check the Test score by clicking on link below:

Skills Tested

Following skills are tested for this test:

  • Writing
  • Critical reading
  • Mathematics.

Study Material & Resources

Best SAT exam Study books are as follows:

  • Official SAT Study Guide - Official SAT tests released by the College Board are the gold standard for SAT practice questions. Each test released by the College Board contains real questions given to real students at previous administrations of the SAT. The quality of official questions is far better than questions written by unofficial sources like Kaplan and Barron's.
  • Kaplan SAT 2015-2016 Premier with 8 Practice Tests & DVD - Kaplan is another major SAT test prep provider and leading standardized testing guide publisher. Kaplan's “Premier” manual is also among the best SAT prep books. This highly accessible guide excels at providing the usual content: coverage of SAT basics, plenty of practice questions with in-depth answers, strategy advice, quizzes and videos, and eight full-length SAT practice tests to simulate the computer-based testing experience.

Besides these books candidate can view the link below for Sample papers and online test:

Preparation Tips

For SAT exam candidate can follow these simple quick tips :

a.) For Critical Reading passage-based questions, experiment with different strategies.

b.) One should know the order of difficulty.

c.) Use the process of elimiination it will significantly improve your chances of getting the question right.

d.) Relax the night before exam.

e.) For percentage questions with unknown values, choose 100

f.) Work backwards, using the answer choices


Over 1.67 million high school graduates in the class of 2014

Registration Details

This information refers to the current SAT and is in effect through the January 2016 test date.

Additional policies and requirements exist for some countries. Be sure to check if the country you want to test in has any unique requirements.

Deadlines expire at midnight, EDT (U.S.).

Below link will give you all the details about registration dates:



There is no restriction on attempts for SAT exam.


Test Center

The SAT exam is conducted at the test centers in following cities. All these cities have multiple test centers.  

  • New Delhi
  • Bangalore
  • Calcutta
  • Cochin
  • Pune
  • Mussoorie
  • Kodaikanal
  • Hyderabad
  • Mumbai
  • Chennai

Exam Duration

Total Duration of SAT is 3 hours 45 minutes which comprises of following section:

  • Math - 70 minutes
  • Critical Reading - 70 minutes
  • Writing - 60 minutes
  • Experimental - 20 minutes