An international standardized test i.e. SAT is required for taking admission into most of the colleges in the United States of America. Its full name is Scholastic Assessment Test. SAT is also accepted in schools in the United Kingdom, Australia and Canada and Singapore. SAT Test is administrated and conducted internationally by an institution called the College Board. It is administered worldwide on behalf of the College Board by Educational Testing Services more than 25,000 test centers across 192 countries. Depending upon the country, the registration costs of SAT is between 52.50 USD to 101.50 USD.



If an applicant wants to take admission in a particular subject then he has to take the SAT subject test.  The SAT subject tests are generally for literature, history, mathematics, science and foreign languages. SAT test checks the writing, oral and math skills of the applicant.


SAT Pattern

The set consists of questions from Math, Reading and Writing & Language. There is a separate section called an essay which is optional. A long passage of 50 minutes is given in it. The Marks obtained in this section are not included in the final score.


SAT Test Dates

As mentioned earlier, there are two tests in SAT for a general and a particular subject. The General Set is conducted four times a year while the subject test is conducted five times a year. The set is usually held in the months of May, June, August, October, November, December and March. Students can give the SAT test as many times as they want but each time they have to pay the prescribed fees. SAT test and SAT subject test are held many times on the same date, so pay attention while applying.


SAT Eligibility

The College Board has not prescribed any specific qualification for this. There is neither minimum nor maximum limit for educational qualification. After 10th any candidate can apply for this.


Registration for SAT

SAT exam can be applied through online and postal mode. By the way, online medium is more convenient and faster. Students below the age of 13 years have to fill the form offline and send it through post only. Candidates can choose their exam center and date priority while applying on the official website of the College Board.


SAT Admit Card

The hall ticket is issued after completing the registration process successfully. At the time of registering for the entrance examination, the student has to upload a fresh photo which is kept on their hall ticket. Candidate registration details are also available on the admit card of SAT exam. If a student wants to take a print of his admit card, he will have to go to the official account of the College Board and login with his ID and password.


SAT Results

The result of the SAT test is released within 4-5 weeks of the examination and can be viewed online. In the college where the student wants to enroll, he has to send his score.

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