SAT

About the Training

Introduction

The SAT is a standardized test widely used for college admissions in Canada and United States. The test is intended to assess a student's aptitude and readiness for higher studies and is designed to not be aligned to the high school curriculum. Students can take the SAT subject tests to show their knowledge and understanding of that subject in areas like Literature, Mathematics, Sciences and Foreign Languages.

Eligibility

The conducting body of SAT, the College Board has not set up any SAT eligibility for candidates wanting to appear for the exam and there are no minimum or maximum age limits.


Career

Students looking to enroll in the undergraduate programs in the US appear for their SAT. Most of the colleges in the US require SAT for admission to undergraduate courses.

Note-Training for SATs through iKounselor includes several effective strategies to achieve perfect scores, like Mock Tests, Efficient Time Management, Personalized Sessions, Problem Solving and Strategy Sessions.


Format

The test takes 3 hours and 50 minutes to finish. The test scores for SAT range from 400 to 1600, combining test results from two 200-to-800-point sections: Mathematics, and Critical Reading and Writing.


Test Preparation 

The exam pattern for the SAT exam includes two sets of tests. The first test encompasses the SAT Reasoning Test that is opted by students who are looking at pursuing higher education abroad. The other SAT Subject Test is opted by students who are looking to study a particular subject in great detail. The test pattern is different for each of the set.

SAT Reasoning Test

SAT Reasoning Test is more objective in nature and for a total of 3hrs and 50mins. The essay in SAT is optional. Candidates would have to attempt a total of 155 questions. The SAT Reasoning test has four sections: Reading, Writing and Language, Math (no calculator), and Math (calculator allowed). Section scores are evaluated on a scale of 200 to 800, with each section score being a multiple of ten. A total score for the SAT is calculated by adding the two section scores, resulting in total scores that range from 400 to 1600.

The Reading part of the SAT is made up of 52 multiple choice questions and has a time limit of 65 minutes. The Writing and Language Part consists of 44 multiple-choice questions and has a duration of 35 minutes. As with reading, all questions are based on reading passages which may be accompanied by tables, graphs, and charts. The mathematics part is divided into two sections: Math Test with Calculator and Math Test without Calculator. In total, the math part is 80 minutes long and includes 58 questions: 45 multiple choice questions and 13 grid-in questions.

SAT Subject Test

SAT Subject Test evaluates the knowledge of candidates in specific subjects such as Foreign Languages, Science, Maths, History and Literature. The format for SAT Subject Test is for a duration of 60 mins and students can opt from the 20 subjects available for candidates to choose from. Candidates are graded on a scale of 800 points.




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