Examination

SAT (Scholastic Aptitude Test)

The SAT (Technically known as the SAT I) is a general test of verbal and quantitative reasoning and is required for admission to undergraduate programs of most US universities. Some universities also require you to take SAT-II tests.

The SAT is developed and administered by the “College Entrance Examination Board”.

The SAT-II subject tests are one hour, that measure your knowledge of particular subjects and your ability to apply that knowledge.

  • FORMS : Forms are available at USEFI (U.S. Education Foundation in India) or they can be downloaded from the website www.collegeboard.com
  • WEBSITE :www.collegeboard.com
  • REPORTING :The score is sent to four universities free of cost which can be selected at any time of registering for the exam.
  • SCORES : Total score is out of 2400.
  • VALIDITY :The score is generally valid for 5 years.
  • REGISTRATION : The registration is either done by mail or u can also register online at www.collegeboard.com.
  • TEST CENTERS : New Delhi , Banglore, Chennai, Mumbai , Kolkata, Hyderabad, Kodiakanal, Cochin, Mussourie and Pune.

Format of SAT

SAT – I : is a three hour exam, divided into seven sections. The following table gives out the format of the SAT-I :

SECTION QUESTIONS TYPE TOTAL QUESTIONS DURATION
Verbal Sentence Completion – 10 questions
Analogy Questions – 13 questions
Critical Reading – 12 questions
35 35 Min
Verbal Sentence Completion – 9 questions
Analogy Questions – 6 questions
Critical Reading – 15 questions
30 30 Min
Verbal Critical reading questions on paired passages 13 15 Min
Mathematics Multiple Choice – 25 25 30 Min
Mathematics Quantitative Comparisons – 15
Student-produced-response Questions – 10
25 30 Min
Mathematics Multiple Choice Questions – 10 10 15 Min
Experimental Either verbal or Mathematics section Varies 30 Min
TOTAL 138+ 3 Hours

• SAT – II : Subject Test

Writing, Literature, American History and Social Studies, World History, Math IC, Math IIC, Biology, Biology E/M, Chemistry, Physics, Chinese Listening, French Reading, French Listening, German Reading, German Listening, Modern Hebrew, Italian, Japanese Listening, Korean Listening, Latin, Spanish Listening, Spanish Reading, English Language Proficiency