Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) administered by College
Board, New York is required for the admission into any bachelorâ€™s degree
program. Nearly every college in America accepts the SAT or Subject Tests as a
part of its admissions process. That's why more than two million students take
the SAT every year.
The College Board: The College Board at 45 Columbus
Avenue, New York is a not-for-profit membership association whose mission is to
connect students to college success and opportunity. Founded in 1900, the
association is composed of more than 5,200 schools, colleges, universities, and
other educational organizations. Each year, the College Board serves seven
million students and their parents, 23,000 high schools, and 3,500 colleges
through major programs and services in college admissions, guidance,
assessment, financial aid, enrollment, and teaching and learning. Among its
best-known programs are the SATÂ®, the PSAT/NMSQTÂ®, and the Advanced Placement
Meaning of SAT
Originally, SAT was an abbreviation for the Scholastic Aptitude Test. In 1993,
the test was renamed the SAT I: Reasoning Test. At the same time, the former
Achievement Tests were renamed the SAT II: Subject Tests. In 2004, the numerals
"I" and "II" were dropped and the tests are now named the SAT Reasoning Test
(or just SAT) and SAT Subject Tests. SAT is a simple and recognizable way of
referring to the SAT Reasoning Test.
GRE General Test Overview
Prospective graduate applicants take the Subject Tests. GRE test scores are
used by admissions or fellowship panels to supplement undergraduate records and
other qualifications for graduate study.
The scores provide common measures for comparing the
qualifications of applicants and aid in the evaluation of grades and
recommendations. Some Subject Tests yield subscores that can indicate the
strengths and weaknesses of individual students' preparation and may be useful
for guidance and placement purposes.
SAT Reasoning Test
SAT Subject Tests
The centers in India
In India the test is administered by College Board. The following is the list
of test centre in India:
63113 Ahmedabad - H L Coll Commerce
63100 Bangalore-bishop Cotton Boys S
63120 Calcutta-assmb God Church School
63130 Cochin Sacred Heart College
63255 Himachal Pradesh-Akal Academy (Distt Sirmour)
63157 Haryana-Pathways World School
63161 Hyderabad St Anns Degree & Post Graduate
63166 Kodaikanal-Kodaikanal International School
63127 Calcutta - USEFI
63175 Madras - U S Educational Found
63224 Pune-Mahindra United World College
63107 Mumbai Teachers Training College
63108 Mumbai-s L & S S Girl's High School
63190 Mussoorie - Woodstock School
63200 New Delhi - Amer Embassy School
63202 New Delhi USEFI (www.fulbright-india.org)
63212 New Delhi-St Michael's Senior Secondary
63235 Pune - Pune University (Pune, INDIA)
Difference between the SAT- Reasoning and SAT-Subject Tests
Most colleges require the SAT â€“ Reasoning Test for admission and
many other schools require both the SAT â€“ Reasoning Test and SAT â€“ Subject Test
for admission purposes or placement. Additionally, some colleges require
specific Subject Test tests while others allow you to choose which tests you
take. It's best to check directly with the school.
SAT Reasoning Test
The SAT Reasoning Test is a measure of the critical thinking
skills you'll need for academic success in college. The SAT assesses how well
you analyze and solve problemsâ€”skills you learned in school that you'll need in
college. The SAT is typically taken by high school juniors and seniors. Each
section of the SAT is scored on a scale of 200â€”800, with two writing subscores
for multiple-choice and the essay. It is administered seven times a year in the
U.S., Puerto Rico, and U.S. Territories, and six times a year overseas.
Why one should SAT-Reasong Test: You may have to take the
test because it is an admission requirement of the college you are interested
in attending. Many colleges require the SAT I for admission because it is a
standard way of measuring a student's ability to do college-level work. Because
courses and grading standards vary widely from school to school, scores on
standardized tests, like the SAT I, help colleges compare your academic
achievements with those of students from different schools. Colleges look at
other things when making admission decisions -- like your high school record,
essays, recommendations, interviews, and extracurricular activities. Your SAT I
test score is just one of many tools that help colleges make admission
The Unscored Section-In addition, there is one 25-minute
unscored section, known as the variable or equating section. This unscored
section may be either a critical reading, mathematics, or writing
multiple-choice section. This unscored section does not count toward the final
score, but is used to try out new questions for future editions of the SAT and
to ensure that scores on new editions of the SAT are comparable to scores on
earlier editions of the test.
Test Order-The 25-minute essay will always be the first
section of the SAT, and the 10-minute multiple-choice writing section will
always be the final section. The remaining six 25-minute sections can appear in
any order, as can the two 20-minute sections. Test takers sitting next to each
other in the same testing session may have test books with entirely different
Each edition of the SAT Reasoning Test include a Critical Reading, Math and
Writing section as follows:
The Critical Reading section includes:
Mathematics Section includes:
Content: Critical reading and sentence-level reading
Item Types: Reading comprehension, sentence completions, and paragraph-length
Time:70 min. (two 25-min. sections and one 20-min. section)
Writing Section includes:
Content: Number and operations; algebra and functions; geometry; statistics,
probability, and data analysis
Item Types: Five-choice multiple-choice questions and student-produced
Time: 70 min. (two 25-min. sections and one 20-min. section)
Content: Grammar, usage, and word choice
Item Types: Multiple choice questions (35 min.) and student-written essay (25
Time: 60 min.
SAT- Subject Test
It is one-hour, primarily multiple-choice tests in specific
subjects. The Subject Tests measure knowledge or skills in a particular subject
and your ability to apply that knowledge. Many colleges require or recommend
one or more of the Subject Tests for admission or placement. The Subject Tests
are one-hour, primarily multiple-choice tests in specific subjects. Subject
Tests measure knowledge or skills in a particular subject and your ability to
apply that knowledge.
The 22 Subject Tests included in SAT- Subject Test are as follows:
Math Level IC,
Math Level IIC
French with Listening
German with Listening
Spanish with Listening
Japanese with Listening
korean with Listening
Chinese with Listening
English Language Proficiency Test
Number of Attempts:You can take the test as many times as
you want. Your score report shows your current test score, in addition to
scores for up to six SAT I and six Subject Test administrations. The total
testing time for the SAT I is 3 hours and 45 minutes.
Commencement of SAT
SAT is held 6 times in a year: May, June, October, November, December and
SAT Score report includes:SAT Reasoning Test- SAT scores
are reported on a scale from 200 to 800, with additional subscores reported for
the essay (ranging from 2-12) and for multiple-choice writing questions (on a
20-to-80 scale). Your scores tell college admission staff how you did compared
with other students who took the test. For example, if you scored close to the
mean or average-about 500 on SAT critical reading and 500 on SAT math-admission
staff would know that you scored as well as about half of the students who took
SAT Subject Tests- Subject Test scores are reported on a scale from 200 to 800,
Subject Test subscores are reported on a scale from 20 to 80. Reading and
listening subscores are reported for all Language Tests with Listening, and a
usage subscore is also reported for the Chinese, Japanese, and Korean tests.
Your scores tell college admission staff how you did compared with other
students who took the test.
Eligibility:SAT (SAT Reasoning Test or SAT subjects Test
or both) is typically taken by high school juniors and seniors. Indian students
who have completed their 12 years of school education successfully from any
recognised Indian board or university can take SAT for admission in the
different streams available in to various American colleges.
There is no criteria of minimum marks etc. for appearing in the SAT Reasoning
Test or SAT Subject Tests, but several colleges need a good SAT score along
with a good academic record. Besides that college conducts their own tests,
like Essay Writing, Personality Test etc and also asks for Curriculum Vitae and
recommendations from teacher etc. A nicely written CV (Curriculum Vitae) so
that it reflects brilliantly about the aspirant may be of great help. Some
colleges specify the Subject Tests they require for admission or placement;
others allow applicants to choose which tests to take.
How to apply ?
There are following common ways of registering for SAT:
By mail: Obtain the "SAT Information Bulletin" available
free with USEFI offices or from College Board, New York website (www.collegeboard.com)
Fill in the form, get the draft made (if you are not paying by credit card),
and use the envelope provided with the form to mail these to:
College Board SAT Program
Princeton, NJ 08541,
Online Registration (Credit Card required): Fill up the
form online and mention your credit card number. This is the easiest way to
register for SAT.
Phone: You can register by phone, if you previously
registered for an SAT test.
Call 800-SAT-SCORE (800-728-7267) 7 a.m. to midnight, ET
609-771-7600 8 a.m. to 8:45 p.m., Monday through Friday, ET.
TTY is available any time, 609-882-4118.
Registration through International Representatives: If
you are registering from outside Americas, you can also register through
How to Contact College Board, NY for SAT
By Email- Use the
email inquiry forms (Click here) to contact SAT Program Customer
Service online Or Use this link
By Telephone- You can also contact SAT Program Customer Service by
telephone Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. (Eastern Time). Summer
hours for SAT Program Customer Service (after the June administration through
August) are Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. (Eastern Time).
International: (212) 713-7789
Services for Students with Disabilities: (609) 771-7137
TTY (for students who are deaf or hard of hearing):
(888) 857-2477 (Domestic)
(609) 882-4118 (International)
Rules observed during the Test
SAT Reasoning Test- You will get a short break at the end
of each hour of testing time. You must work within each section of the SAT only
for the time allotted. You are not permitted to go back to a section once that
section has ended. Nor are you permitted to start the next section if you
finish a section early. The testing supervisor will guide you through the
testing process and provide all the necessary instructions.
SAT Subject TestsEach Subject Test is about one hour
long. If you are only taking one or two Subject Tests, you may leave the test
center after your final test is finished.
You may work on only one test during each testing hour. You will get a short
break at the end of each hour of testing time. You can take up to three Subject
Tests on one test date.
You can change your mind on test day about which Subject Test you want to take.
You may substitute a Subject Test (other than a listening test), or add Subject
Tests (other than a listening test) on test day.
The testing supervisor will guide you through the testing process and provide
all the necessary instructions.
Standby Testing- If you miss the late registration
deadline, there's still a chance you can sometimes take the SAT as a standby.
Test centers accept standbys on a first-come, first-serve basis only if they
have enough space, testing materials, and staff-so there is no guarantee that
you'll be admitted to the test.
How to prepare for SAT
SAT Subject Tests scores can help you demonstrate your
achievements. Many colleges that do not require Subject Tests will look at your
Subject Tests scores to learn more about your academic background.
The Subject Tests Preparation Center of College Board, NY gives you
tips and strategies , talks about specific
SAT Subject Tests, and gives you other information about what you need
to know to take an SAT Subject Test. You can also read more about the
SAT Subject Tests or download the
SAT Subject Tests Preparation Booklet (.pdf/2.34M)