Should I write JEE or SAT? which one is better for an NRI?
If you are thinking to join the JEE or SAT, first think which rank is expected by the college or institute where you think to move.In a case, you score a good rank in SAT, it doesn’t mean you will get admitted in a reputed college because you scored a good rank. For this, you need to have a good CV as well. Apart from this, you will also be supposed to have many good things which are considered in Indian education system.
In a case, your purpose is to get a VISA, for this, it is recommended to clear IELTS or TOEFL exam first with at least the minimum scores expected by your chosen college or university. The fact is that the abroad universities prefer to have a good profile in term of an academic score, sat score, extra-curricular activities, and letter of recommendations. Despite having a good profile, the student must have a strong financial position. However, in some cases, the scholarship is provided by the universities to all its good students. Else the students can manage their fee and other living expenses by working part-time.
Lets’ clarify what is the SAT and JEE?
- Basically, the term SAT refers to the USA's standardized college admissions test. While the term JEE is used for Indian admission tests. The SAT is deemed as the more standard test when compared with JEE.
- The SAT scores are registered to compare with other test scores. While the scores of JEE are based on ranking systems. The fact is that even the percentage is used to declare the SAT result, means if you score a 770/800, you are good not the best.
- So if you are planning to give a test as an NRI, you are recommended to go for SAT because JEE doesn’t analyze anything, except the aspirant's performance.
- The SAT exam is harder than the JEE because it actually measures the basics of the aspirants. While in JEE, the stuff is simple, either it can come from anywhere but easy to answer. Moreover, the JEE test involves a lack of verbal skills, it means it can be attempted by anyone have a low base of verbal skills.
- One of the praiseworthy features of the SAT is you can attempt it the number of times till you get the satisfactory results. In brief, there are 6-9 SATs in a year. So you can get a chance to fetch the more scores than your last attempt. In case of JEE, the best score can be 40-60% marks. If you can do much harder work, might be you can fetch more marks, otherwise, it is impossible.
- The JEE (Joint Entrance Examination) is eligible for the students holding the Indian passport, although, studying abroad. These students are eligible to take admission in Indian colleges even these have borne abroad. These are entitled to sit for the exam and can experience an equal potential in taking admission to the colleges associated with the JEE exam.
Both tests have its benefits. The SAT is simple for those NRIs who have a less interest in maths because the math section of JEE advance is tough. However, if you then good enough in English then choose SAT. Moreover, JEE test is quite long as it takes 3 hours while SAT test is divided into short tests of variable duration and an average duration of each is 15-20 minutes. If any longer test is invited in SAT, it will be no longer than 40 minutes.
So it is up to you to choose one as per your interest.
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