SAT is Scholastic Aptitude Test.
The College Board is a not-for-profit education organization dedicated to helping students discover their path to higher education. Our programs strive to provide every student with an opportunity to go to college and the tools to succeed there.
The SAT is one of the College Board’s best-known programs. In keeping with the College Board’s mission, the SAT provides an equal opportunity for all students to show what they’ve learned in school and how they apply that knowledge. This provides students an opportunity to demonstrate their problem solving and critical thinking skills necessary to succeed in college.
SAT is a prerequisite test for admission into undergraduate program in USA.
Specifically SAT is designed to help predict your freshman grades in college so that admission offers can make appropriate decisions about your chance of succeeding academically at their college.
Some colleges require or recommend SAT Subject Tests in addition to the SAT or ACT. Some also use these for course placement once you’ve arrived on campus. Depending on your performance, you may potentially fulfill basic requirements or even receive credit for introductory-level courses.
There are 20 SAT Subject Tests divided into five categories: English, history, mathematics, science and languages.
SAT is a paper based test.
SAT is a three hour test that measures Verbal and Mathematical Reasoning skills in seven test sections.
3 Verbal sections in which there are two 30 min sections and one 15 min section
3 Quantitative sections in which there are two 30 min sections and one 15 min section
1 more Verbal or Quantitative section
The first five (30 min) sections can appear in any order (including the dummy section)
Verbal Section
Verbal skills are fundamental building blocks of academic success.
Verbal questions are designed to test how well you understand the written word. Your ability to read carefully and to think about what you read is crucial to your success in college.
Type of questions included are
Critical Reading
Sentence Completion and
In all 78 questions are to be answered in 75 min.
There is a negative marking of 1/4 per wrong answer.
Quantitative Section
Tests basic Math skills, understanding Math concepts and reasoning skills.
Type of questions include
Five choice multiple choice questions - negative marking of 1/4th per wrong answer
Quantitative Comparison questions
Quantitative comparison questions give you two quantities in two columns one in ColA and one in ColB. You are to compare the two quantities.
There is negative marking of 1/3 per wrong answer.
3 Grid-Ins or Student produced response questions.
You must figure out the correct answer and grid it (fill it) on the answer sheet.
Scores are reported on a scale from 200-800 for Verbal & Quant sections.