Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) is a globally recognized general test of quantitative reasoning and verbal accepted and required for admission to a bachelor degree program in a US university or college. Many universities also require you to take SAT-II tests. SAT is conducted by the College Board, which is a non-profit organization, committed to the principles of excellence and equity.
SAT examination is divided into two parts, SAT I for quantitative reasoning and SAT II for subject test, all the .
- SAT-I: Reasoning Test- The SAT-I is a three hour, primarily multiple-choice test that measures verbal and mathematical reasoning abilities that develop over time. Most colleges require SAT-I scores for admission.
- SAT-II: Subject Tests- The SAT-II subject tests are one hour, primarily multiple-choice tests that measure your knowledge of particular subjects and your ability to apply that knowledge. Many universities may require you to take this along with SAT-I.
The SAT is a three-hour test that measures mathematical reasoning and verbal skills students have developed over time. Various colleges and universities use the SAT as one of the signs among others high school GPA, class rank, personal essay, extracurricular activities and teacher recommendations of a student’s readiness to do college-level work.
SAT is administered seven times a year in the U.S., U.S. Territories and Puerto Rico. SAT is held six times in a year in India, at the following cities: Bangalore, Cochin, Calcutta, Chennai, Mumbai, ,New Delhi, Hyderabad, Kodaikanal, Mussoorie and Pune.
SAT is taken by high school juniors and seniors. Indian students who have completed their 12 years of education successfully from any recognized Indian board or university can take SAT for admission in the different streams available in to various American colleges.
Marks are not criteria for appearing the SAT examinations. However during admissions, several colleges ask for good SAT scores along with a good academic record. Besides that college conducts their own tests, like Essay Writing, personality test etc and also ask for Curriculum Vitae and recommendations from teacher etc. Some colleges specify the Subject Tests they require for admission or placement; others allow applicants to choose the tests that they wish to take.
How to Apply
Applicants can apply for the SAT exam online. Applicants can go through the instructions and fill the SAT application form online.
For more details regarding the SAT exam applicants can visit the website: sat.collegeboard.org/home