The SAT exam (Scholastic Aptitude Test) is a recognized university admission test. SAT exam tests your knowledge of reading, writing, and mathematics — subjects that are taught every day in high school. Most students take the SAT exam during their junior or senior year of high school. A large number of universities use the SAT test scores to make admission decisions.
Taking the SAT test/exam is the first step in finding the right university for you as an aspiring undergraduate. You must keep in mind that SAT test scores are just one of many factors that universities consider when making their admission decisions. High school grades are also very important. In fact, the combination of high school grades and SAT exam scores is the best predictor of your academic success in university.
The general SAT test which is usually referred to SAT1 tests reading, writing and mathematics. Your knowledge and skills in these subjects are important for success in university and throughout your life.
Reading section – includes reading passages and sentence completions.
Writing section – includes a short essay and multiple-choice questions on identifying errors and improving grammar usage.
Mathematics section – includes questions on arithmetic operations, algebra, geometry, statistics and probability.
Subject Tests usually referred to as SAT II is an hour-long, content-based tests that allows you to showcase achievement in specific subject areas where you excel. These are the only international admission tests where you choose the tests that best showcase your achievements and interests as a prospective undergraduate.
SAT Subject Tests allow you to differentiate yourself in the University admission process or send a strong message regarding your readiness to study specific majors or programs in University. In conjunction with your other admission credentials (your high school record, SAT exam scores, co-curricular achievements, teacher recommendations, etc.), they provide a more complete picture of your academic background and interests.
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What is the question
- Reading Test – Multiple-choice Questions
- Writing & Language Test – Multiple-choice Questions
- Math Test (No Calculator Section) – Multiple-choice Questions
- Math Test (Calculator Section) – Multiple-choice Questions
- Essay – Essay Writing
What are the sections
As mentioned earlier, SAT is divided into five sections.
- Reading Test – 5 Passages from the given topics
- One passage from a classic or contemporary work of U.S. or world literature,
- One passage or a pair of passages from either a U.S. founding document or a text in the Great Global Conversation they inspired,
- One passage on economics, psychology, sociology, or some other social science,
- Two science passages (or one passage and one passage pair) that examine foundational concepts and developments in Earth science, biology, chemistry, or physics
- Writing & Language Test – measures range of skills
- Command of Evidence
- Words in Context
- Analysis in History/Social Studies and in Science
- Expression of Ideas
- Standard English Conventions
- Math Test –
- Heart of Algebra
- Problem Solving and Data Analysis
- Passport to Advanced Math
- Essay –
What is the SAT test environment?
SAT is a paper-based test.
When is the SAT official score published?
Since SAT is a paper-based test, it needs time for scoring, the official score would be available 20 days after the test date.
Can I choose the SAT scores that should be sent to the colleges?
Yes. SAT gives the option to choose from one or many of the test taken as you like from the past tests administered. Keep in mind that some of the under graduate universities and certain scholarship programs require students to send all their SAT scores.
How many times is the SAT administered in a year?
SAT is a paper-based test administered 4 times in a year in the UAE.
Eligibility criteria for SAT?
School students planning to study in Under Graduate colleges across USA & UAE write SAT Test. Some of the Under Graduate colleges from many other countries have started accepting SAT score for admissions in different study programs.
Age is no bar
How many times can the candidate take SAT?
In a span of one year, the student is entitled to take SAT four times.
What are the benefits of SAT?
Most of the reputed Under Graduate Universities in the USA and around the world consider the SAT score as a mandatory requirement in the admissions process. This test enables the Under Graduate school to assess the Analytical, Verbal & Quantitative ability of the candidates applying. Apart from that, good SAT score also helps a student to have a better chance of earning scholarships.