About SAT I
SAT stands for Scholastic Aptitude Test or the Scholastic Assessment Test & was established in the year 1926 and since then it has underwent regular amendments and changes. SAT is a standardized test in form of an entrance exam used for admissions (in UG Programs) in most of the US colleges and universities & also for few universities in other countries. The fees structure is varied and is in accordance to the country specified; it varies from US$52.5 to US$101.5. By assessing a student's school grades and SAT scores, he/she will be considered as a potential student for college admissions by College Board ETS (Educational Testing Service).
Highlights of SAT 1:
- This college admission test is a Paper-based standardized test.
- SAT is conducted 7 times every year at worldwide level in the month of October, November, December, January, March (or April alternating), May and June.
- The knowledge skill of students is tested on the basis of Critical Reading section, Mathematics section and Essay Writing Skill section.
- The SAT questionnaire is designed for the time duration of 3 to 4 hours. SAT exams are of 3 hours and an additional 50 minutes is given for SAT with essay paper.
- 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.
- 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.
SAT Critical Reading 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.
SAT Maths Section:
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.
SAT Writing Section:
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.