About SAT I
SAT stands for Scholastic Aptitude Test or the Scholastic Assessment Test. It was started in the year 1926 and underwent regular amendments and changes with its name as well till date. The test is conducted seven times every year in the month of October, November, December, January, March (or April alternating), May and June at worldwide level. This college admission test is a Paper-based standardized test. It is based on your writing, critical reading and mathematical knowledge. The questionnaire is designed for time duration of 3 to 4 hours. The Scoring system is based on scale of 200 – 800 (in 10- points increments) on each of the substituent sections (total of 400- 1600). However, the essay is scored on a scale of 0 -24, in 1- point increment order.
It is estimated that over 1.69 million high school graduates in the class 2015 would be undertaking this competitive test. The fees structure is varied and is in accordance to the country specified; it varies from US$52.5 to US$101.5. SAT exam for this academic year 2016-17 is of 3 hours and an additional 50 minutes for SAT with essay paper.
The SAT (Scholastic Aptitude Tests and Scholastic Assessment Tests) is a standardized test for an entrance exam used by most of the US colleges and universities. By assessing your school grades and your SAT scores, you will be considered as a potential student for college admissions by College Board ETS (Educational Testing Service).
The purpose of SAT is to take admissions of students in undergraduate programs of US colleges and universities.
Every year, the SAT entrance exam is held nationally in October, November, December, January, March (US only and also SAT only), May and June.
The total testing time is 3 hours and 45 minutes. The knowledge skill of students is tested on the basis of Critical Reading section, Mathematics section and Essay Writing Skill section. The Critical Reading section contains two 25-minute sections and one 20-minute section including sentence completion questions and reading comprehension questions. All three sections contain groups of sentence completion questions followed by groups of reading comprehension questions. The sentence completion questions are arranged in order of difficulty; they start with easy questions and get more and more difficult as they go along. The Mathematics section contains two 25-minute sections and one 20-minute section. In two 25-minute sections, one is completely based on Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) with 20 questions and other section contains 8 MCQ and 10 circle-in questions. The 20-minute section contains all MCQ with 16 questions. The Writing Skill section tests not only your quickness for finding grammatical errors and comprehensively written sentences but also checks your ability to write a fine-draft wide-ranging and comprehensive essay on particular topic, issue or current affair. At this section, you are being tested on how effectively you express your opinion on certain topic.
Your score depends on how many correct answers you solve within a limited and definite period of time. And for this, speed is just a factor, but so is accuracy.
The range of score varies 200 to 800 on each of the three sections, i.e., you can get minimum score 600 and maximum score 2400.