SAT (Scholastic Aptitude Test)

In the following section, we have tried to put together the basic information about SAT. ETS.org is the source for most of the following information. For more detailed information, please visit the ETS web site at www.ets.org

General Topics

SAT Basics

Registering for SAT

SAT costs

SAT test format

SAT Reasoning Test

SAT Subject Test

Free tutorials and practice tests

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FAQ's

Where can I find the SAT college / university code, my country code and any other code for registration purposes?

What is the cut off SAT score of US universities?

Where can I get more information about SAT?

 

SAT Basics

SAT stands for Scholastic Aptitude Test. Students who are planning to go for undergraduate studies in the US most likely will have to appear for SAT. The current test format for SAT is paper based test. You can only appear for the SAT exam at the authorized centers only.

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Registering for SAT

The most common way to register for SAT is by registering on-line through the collegeboard.com. The other way to register is by mail.

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SAT costs

For the year 2006 -2007, following are the charges for the SAT exam:

  • SAT Reasoning Test : $41.50
  • SAT Subject Tests :
    • Basic registration fee $18.00
    • Language Tests with Listening add $19.00
    • All other Subject Tests add $8.00

For more detailed information about all other fees, including late registration fee, change test date fee, and additional score report fee, visit the SAT fee

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SAT test format

The SAT exam consists of two main parts: SAT Reasoning Test and SAT Subject Test. Some colleges / universities require students to take a particular Subject test for admission purposes, other colleges / universities allow students to choose which Subject test they want to take.

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SAT Reasoning Test

SAT REASONING Test consists of multiple-choice questions plus a 25-minute essay.

In the following table, we have compiled detailed information about the SAT REASONING Test:


SAT Subject Test

SAT SUBJECT Test consists mostly of multiple-choice questions.

In the following table, we have compiled detailed information about the SAT SUBJECT Test:

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Free tutorials and practice tests

You can find free SAT tutorials and practice tests at the following web site:

SAT Reasoning Test

SAT Subject Test

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Where can I find the SAT college / university code, my country code and any other code for
registration purposes?

When you register for SAT test, you need to put several codes, such as: the college / university code where you want to sent your score, the department code, your country code, your test center code, etc. You can find those codes in the SAT code list.

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What is the cut off SAT score of US universities?

Each US university determines its own cut off scores. Moreover, some departments have their own cut off limits. For example, the Computer Science department may have a different cut off score limit than the English department of the same university. You should check the minimum SAT score required with each college / university you are applying to.

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Where can I get more information about SAT?

You can get more information about SAT by visiting ets.org - SAT

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