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SAT (Reasoning Test)

Formerly Known as Scholastic Aptitude Test and Scholastic Assessment Test is a standardized test for college admissions in the United States, which Measure Verbal, Mathematical and Writing Skills.

The SAT is owned, published, and developed by the College Board, a non-profit organization in the United States, and was once developed, published, and scored by the Educational Testing Service (ETS).

Purpose of Examination

The test intends to primarily aid Undergraduate Schools to assess the potential of the applicants for advanced study.  SAT determines whether or not a person is ready for college.


There is no fix eligibility for taking SAT  but primarily students take it when they are in  Eleventh or twelfth standard.

Test Format

Section No. of Sections Duration
Quantitative Two 25 min & One 20 min
70 Minutes
Critical Reading Two 25 min & One 20 min 70 Minutes
Writing NA 60 minutes
Total 3 hrs 45 min.

Section Type of Question
Quantitative Number & operations, Algebra & functions, geometry, statistics, probability & data analysis
Critical Reading Sentence Completion; Reading Comprehension; Paragraph length Critical Reading
Writing Multiple choice grammar question and one essay

Test Fees

Item Fees
SAT Reasoning Test US$ 45
Additional surcharge for testing in India & Pakistan US$ 2
International Processing Fee US$ 26
Total Fee US$ 94


The examination is entirely a paper-based Test. The test is scored on a maximum of 2400. The SAT I score alone cannot guarantee admission into a school - the test is only one of the major factors taken into consideration in the long process of an applicant.

Taking The Test

The SAT is offered six times in a year. January, May, June, October, November, December.