A globally recognised test that evaluates a candidate for college-level admission in the United States and a few other countries. The two types of test, namely the Reasoning Test and Subject Test how well test takers analyse and solve problems. However,both the test differ in terms of syllabus, test pattern and scoring process; and have separatepractice sets to guide the candidates. Based mainly on high school subjects, SATis organised six times internationally at various centres across the world. An aspirantis allowed to appear for the test innumerable times within the purview of the allotted dates. There is no specific eligibility criterion designed for SAT exam. However, since the test is taken for admissions in colleges, it is advisable for candidates to take the testwhen they are in junior or senior high school. Having said that, it should be noted thatthe first attempt might not fetch the desired scores required by the respective undergraduate college; candidates should then, opt for the second/third attempts. The total duration of this international entrance exam is three hours (plus 50 minutes for the Essay which is optional). The total score scale ranges from 400 to 1600; out of which 200 to 800 is allotted for Evidence-Based Reading and Writing, 200 to 800 for Mathematics and 2 to 8 on each of the three traits for Essay writing. It should be noted that the essay results are reported separately. .

SAT Syllabus and Exam Pattern

Since SAT is attempted by students who are in their high school or equivalent topursue undergraduate studies, the SAT syllabus is also based on the level of the highschool curricula.The exam conducting College Board allows aspiring candidates from all over theworld to appear for SAT Exams. SAT Test centre and date can be selected by the test taker depending on their convenience. A candidate who intends to take the SAT testshould duly complete the SAT registration process both online and by mail.

Subjects Number of Questions Time Score Range
Mathematics 57 80 minutes 200–800
Literature Biology/EM German Italian
U.S. History Chemistry German with Listening Latin
World History Physics Spanish Chinese with Listening
Math Level-1 French Spanish with Listening Japanese with Listening
Math Level-2 French with Listening Modern Hebrew Korean with Listening
Reading Test 52 65 minutes 200–800 (combined with Writing section
Writing and Language Test 44 35 minutes 200–800 (combined with Reading section)
Essay (Optional 1 prompt 50 minutes Not scored
Total 3 hours (with optional 50 minutes) 154 questions 1600