SAT Full Form

What is the full form of the SAT?

The full form of the SAT is the Scholastic Assessment Test. The SAT is a standardized examination conducted by the College Board, and students applying for admission to undergraduate schools must take it. The Scholastic Assessment Test, previously known as the Scholastic Aptitude Test. The SAT exam was developed to assess the applicants verbal, mathematics & written skills. Applicants who wish to pursue undergraduate courses, especially in Canada & US are obliged to take the SAT exam.

Eligibility criteria for SAT

For candidates applying for the SAT, the College Board, that is the SAT’s governing body, has not set any clear SAT eligibility rules.

  • While there is no age restriction, studies showed that candidates from the age group of 17 to 19 are among the highest to attend the SAT.
  • The number of times an applicant can take the SAT is not restricted. The SAT is conducted in India five times a year.
  • Students who wish to apply for undergraduate studies abroad are expected to have completed their high school education to progress to the next stage of their learning.

SAT examination structure

To evaluate the necessary knowledge to access & solve problems, SAT requires sections such as critical reading, mathematics & writing.

Candidates need to take the SAT II exam at individual universities.

Reasoning Test (SAT- I)

It is a three-hour multiple-choice examination used to test the reasoning ability verbally and mathematically. The SAT-I scoring is necessary for most of the university.

Subject Test (SAT-II)

It is a multiple-choice test for one hour, that used to evaluate the knowledge of specific subjects and the ability to utilize that understanding. Together with SAT-I, a few universities require this score also.


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