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The SAT stands for Scholastic Aptitude Test. It is administered by Educational Testing Services (ETS) To do well in SAT, you need to have professional coaching and test preparation. The purpose of SAT is to measure a student's aptitude for success in university-level coursework.

The SAT is an important test for determining the calibre of an international student as many would apply to American universities with their countries’ GCE A-levels or IB scores. As there are likely to be students from as many as 200 countries applying to a popular American university, the SAT serves as a neutral equalizer as high school and examination standards vary from country to country.
Important Point: The SAT is a standardised test - which means you can master the format and structure of the exam to your advantage, once you are properly coached by test professionals.

The SAT is a three hour and 45 minutes long test with two 10-minute breaks.

The format comprises 10 sections with 3 critical reading, 3 Math, 3 Writing and 1 Unscored Experimental Section.

SAT Math - You will face three math sections on the SAT comprising two 25-minute sections and one 20-minute section covering high school geometry and algebra, numbers and operations, statistics, probability and data analysis.

SAT Critical Reading - You will have three critical reading sections on the SAT comprising two 25-minute sections and one 20-minute section. The tests will cover sentence completion, comprehension, vocabulary, reasoning and reading skills.

SAT Writing - You will have three writing sections on the SAT comprising one 25-minute essay of 300 - 400 words, one 25-minute multiple-choice section and one 10-minute multiple- choice section. source edupoll.org This part of SAT will test your skills in persuasive writing, identifying sentence errors, improving sentences and improving paragraphs.

The scoring system: Total score of 600- 2400 is broken down into 3 scaled scores ranging from 200- 800 for Critical Reading, Math and Writing.

There are around 7 test dates in a year across the months of January, March, May, June, October, November and December. The registration fee is USD $47. Go to www.collegeboard.com to register online.

The SAT Subject Tests are designed to gauge how much you know about certain subjects. There are more than 20 tests across disciplines such as history, math, physics, biology, chemistry and foreign languages. The SAT Subject tests allow you to demonstrate your strengths in your chosen subject areas. If you score well on these tests, you may be exempted from taking introductory courses during your freshman year. You have to check with the university on their requirements for SAT Subject tests. Most universities in USA will require you to take certain SAT subject tests for admission.

Each SAT Subject Test is one hour long and consists entirely of multiple-choice questions. Each test is scored on a 200- 800 scale. An impressive score would be 600 or more. The tests are administered 6 times a year and you are allowed to take up to three subject tests on the same date. However, you cannot take the SAT and the SAT Subject tests on the same date. The registration fee is USD $29. Foreign language tests with listening sections cost USD $40.

A Selection of SAT Subject Tests:-

  • US History
  • World History
  • Literature
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Biology E/ M
  • Mathematics Level 1
  • Mathematics Level 2
  • Spanish
  • French
  • Latin
  • Italian
  • German
  • Chinese with Listening
  • Spanish with Listening
  • Japanese with Listening
  • German with Listening
  • French with Listening
  • Korean with Listening
  • Modern Hebrew

For more guidance, you may visit Edupoll SAT Centre to gather more information.

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