SAT - Scholastic Assessment Test

The SAT Indian exam is conducted to determine the university readiness as well as focus on the future academic success of a student from India who wish to seek undergraduate programs at various educational institutions overseas and also in India.


It is an essential for the candidate’s entry to the colleges across India and overseas apart from being a core into admission application it also plays a vital role with regards to the academic scholarships.

SAT is the entrance test for admission into Undergraduate degree to colleges in America, Singapore, India and . SAT is conducted by the College Board which is a non profit organization and committed to the principles of excellence and equity.

The College Board conducts the SAT examination with a view to providing opportunities to students of various countries to study and experience the changing lives and a new educational experience while engaging the students with each other as well.

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Exam fees for SAT Exam

The fee for the test in India is $101 for the SAT without the optional essay
With essay : $117
Both these rates are completely inclusive of the international fee of $49
If the candidates wish to change the date or the centre of the examination an extra fee of 30$ is charged by the board of education.

Mode of examination

  • The student Written based exam

Score Ranges

  • 400-1600 points

Age limit

  • Candidates should be aware that there is no maximum or minimum age criteria for appearing
  • But on general basic the general age group exists from 17-19years

Exam updates

  • SAT is administered 5 times a year
  • The test occur in the months of March , May , April , October , December

What is the Educational eligibility ?

There is no specific criteria for the applicant to apply for the examination but on regulator base the candidates who wish to apply for the UG studies abroad are required to have successfully completed their HSLC education

Skills assessment in SAT

The major skills assessed by the board of education towards the candidates are

  • Mathematics
  • Critical Reading
    • Writing skills


Test Date Test Available SAT Registration Deadline
March 13, 2021 SAT Test February 12, 2021
May 8, 2021 SAT Test SAT Subject Test April 8, 2021
June 5, 2021 SAT Test SAT Subject Test May 6, 2021

Writing Section

  • SAT writing has three sections
  • Essay section - 25 mins
  • Multiple Choice Sections – lasts for 25 minutes and 10 minutes
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Critical Reading Section

  • SAT contains three critical reading sections
  • Reading comprehension - 25 mins
  • Sentence completions - 25 mins
  • Paragraph-length critical reading - 20 mins

Math Section

  • SAT contains three Math sections
  • Algebra and functions - 25 mins
  • Geometry Statistics - 20 mins
  • Probability and Data analysis - 20 mins
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NOTE: 3HRS if the students opts for the optional essay an extra duration of 30mins is given

  • SAT / WITH ESSAY : 3hrs 30mins

SAT Result

The scores for your exams are available after 3 weeks of taking up the examination. Colleges have different eligibility criteria to select students on the basis of their test scores.


Subjects - SAT Reasoning Test No. of Questions Total Duration (minutes)
Reading 52 65
Writing & Language 44 35
Mathematics 58 80
Essay (optional) 01 50



  • Section : Mathematics
  • Questions : 58 questions
  • Section brief : This section includes questions on problem-solving, data analysis, algebra, and advanced math.
  • Duration: 80 minutes
  • Score: 200-800
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  • Section : Reading
  • Questions : 52 question
  • Section brief : This section includes questions on Sentence Completion, Tests understanding of passages from the US and world Literature, History/Social Studies, and Sciences.
  • Duration: 65 minutes
  • Score Range: 200-800


  • Section : Writing and Language
  • Questions : 44 question
  • Section brief : This section includes questions on, expression of ideas and standard English conventions through passages related to Careers, History/Social Studies, Humanities, and Sciences.
  • Duration: 35 minutes
  • Score Range: 200-800
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Essay (optional)

  • One optional essay
  • Section brief: This section requires students to evaluate an argument through the analysis of evidence.
  • Duration: 50 minutes


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The Sat has four sections: Reading, Writing &Language, mathematics (no calculator), and mathematics (calculator allowed).

Reading Test

  • The Reading Test of the SAT contains one section of fifty two queries and a closing date of sixty {five} minutes
  • All questions are multiple-choice and supported reading passages. Tables, graphs, and charts may accompany some passages,
  • However no mathematics is needed to properly answer the corresponding questions.
  • There are five passages (up to 2 of which can be a try of smaller passages) on the Reading check and 10-11 questions per passage or passage pair.
  • Sat Reading passages draw from 3 main fields: History, Social Studies, and Science
  • Every Sat Reading check perpetually includes: one passage from U.S. or world literature; one passage from either a U.S. instauration document or a connected text
  • One passage concerning Economics, Psychology, Sociology, or another Social Science; and 2 Science passages.
  • Answers to all or any of the queries are supported on the content expressed in or understood by the passage or passage pair

Writing and Language

The Writing and Language Test of the Sat is formed of one section with forty four multiple-choice questions and a closing date of thirty five minutes.

  • As with the Reading Test, all questions are primarily based on scanning passages which can be among tables, graphs, and charts.
  • The test takers are going to be asked to read the passages, recommend corrections or enhancements for the contents underlined.
  • Reading passages on this test range in content from topic arguments to nonfiction narratives in a variety of subjects
  • The skills being evaluated include: increasing the clarity of argument; improving word choice; improving analysis of topics in social studies and science; changing sentence or word structure to increase organizational quality and impact of writing; and, fixing or improving sentence structure, word usage, and punctuation


  • An example of an SAT "grid-in" math question and the correctly gridded answer
  • SAT is divided into two sections: Math Test – Calculator and Math Test – No Calculator.
  • In total, the Sat math check is eighty minutes long and includes fifty eight queries: 45 Multiple Selection questions and thirteen grid-in questions.
    • The multiple choice questions have four doable answers; the grid-in questions are free response and need the test taker to supply an answer.
  • The mathematics check – No Calculator section has twenty questions (15 multiple choice and five grid-in) and lasts twenty five minutes
  • The mathematics check – Calculator section has thirty eight questions (30 multiple choice and eight grid-in) and lasts fifty five minutes.


  • Several scores are provided to the test taker for the mathematics test. A subscore (on a scale of one to 15) is rumored for each of three categories of math content
  • "Heart of Algebra" (linear equations, systems of linear equations, and linear functions), "Problem Solving and Data Analysis" (statistics, modeling, and problem-solving skills), and "Passport to Advanced Math" (non-linear expressions, radicals, exponentials and other topics that form the basis of more advanced math).

The test score for the Math test will be reported on a scale of 10 to 40, with an increment of 0.5, and a section score which is (equal to the test score multiplied by 20) will be reported on a scale of 200 to 800

Use of the Calculator

  • All scientific and most graphing Calculators, including Computer Algebra System {CAS} calculators, are permissible on the Sat Mathematics – Calculator section only.
  • All four-function calculators are allowed as well; however, these devices don't seem to be recommended. All itinerant and smartphone calculators, calculators with typewriter-like QWERTY laptops and alternative portable computers, and calculators capable of accessing the web are not permitted

Style of questions

  • Most of the questions on the SAT, except for the optional essay and the grid-in math responses, are multiple choice; all multiple-choice questions have four answer choices,
  • one of which is correct. 13 of the queries on the mathematics portion of the Sat (about 22% of all the math questions) don't seem to be multiple choice. They instead need the check taker to bubble in an exceedingly range in a four-column grid.
  • 3. All questions on each section of the Sat are weighted equally. for every correct answer, one raw purpose is added.[41] No points are subtracted for incorrect answers. the ultimate score comes from the raw score; the precise conversion chart varies between test administrations

Countries accepting SAT score

  • United States of India
  • United Kingdom
  • Singapore
  • Canada


Candidates can contact THE IMMACULATE on 9994413116 or email [email protected] to apply for the SAT online. Our institute helps students to register for the exam on the College Board website or by mail, by telephone. In any way it has to be three weeks before the examination.