SAT is a standardized test for college admission in US. SAT is owned, published and developed by the College Board, a non-profit organisation in US for undergraduate admissions. SAT test is conducted 6 times a year on specific dates. Full form of SAT is Scholastic Assessment Test, which was early known as Scholastic Aptitude Test. SAT exam is conducted to consider and evaluate the written, verbal and mathematical skills of the candidates.
Applicants to apply for undergraduate courses, particularly in US and Canada, are required to take the SAT. Also, if the student is looking to get admission to a particular course, can take the test and show the knowledge and understanding of that particular subject. Subject test is offered in areas like Literature, History, Mathematics, Sciences and Foreign Languages.
|Test Takers||Undergraduate Programs|
|Test Accepted By||Mandatory in US and Few universities in Canada|
|Test Conducted By||College Board|
|Nature of Test||Paper Based Test (TBT)|
|Test Pattern||Writing, Critical Reading and Quantitative|
|Test Duration||4 hrs 40 mins (with essay: 50 min)|
|Test Score Validity||5 years|
|Official Score Reported||After 3-4 weeks of taking the test|
|Test Period||Six times in a year|
|Test Repetition Policy||On fixed dates|
|Mode of Registration||Online and by Mail|
|Proof of Document for Registration||Original and valid Passport|
|Mode of Fee Payment||Bank Draft, International Credit card/ Debit Card|
Total SAT score out of 600 corresponds to a percentile ranking, which in turn tells the individual, what number of students you scored better than. e.g. 60 percentile score means you have scored better than 60% of all the takers who have taken the exam.