Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) Exam
SAT is conducted for the school pass-out. In Indian scenario the candidates who pass the plus two courses from the recognized board is eligibility to take the exam. There are no minimum mark requirements, age specification for applying the test. Any student who qualified the board exam with the aspiration to pursue their higher studies in US universities can apply for the test.
Mode of Exam
There are 10 sections in all in the test. The first section is writing essay (25 minutes), second is Critical Reading, which includes Sentence Completion, Short Reading Passages, Long Reading Passages. Duration is 25 minutes. Next section is Mathematics (25 minutes). The fourth section is Writing- Multiple Choice and the fifth section is Critical Reading, which includes Sentence Completion, Short Reading Passages, and Long Reading Passages. Time allotted for both the sections is 25 minutes each. The sixth section is again Mathematics, multiple-choice questions (25 minutes). The seventh section is again critical reading and next is Mathematics. Both of these are of 20 minutes duration. Next section is critical reading of 25 minutes and the last section is Writing- Multiple Choice, which is of 10 minutes duration and includes Improving Sentences.
The SAT score are valid for the period of five years, if there are no changes in the criteria of the exam. The conducting body is authorized to take any change in the exam format at any given point of time.
The candidates who wish to take the test can register their entry in the College Board website http://sat.collegeboard.org/ Candidate can also mail their request to the College Board and there is a facility of registering by phoning to the Customer Service Center. However, online registration is the widely accepted and popular way of registering to the test. The first method of applying is to register through online, however, for registering through online candidates should have American Express card/JCB card/discover/MasterCard or Visa Card for payment of application fee. The second method of application is through mail and in this method payment of fee can be made through either credit card/money order or cheque. The third method of registration is telephonic registration and for this method, candidates should have credit card for payment of application fee.