SCHOLASTIC APTITUDE TEST(SAT)
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While the GRE is the gold standard of standardized tests for securing a place at technical schools and the GMAT for business schools,the SAT exam is a less-known test of the same lineage for securing admissions at an undergraduate level.
The full-form of SAT is Scholastic Aptitude Test.
The SAT is a standardized exam that evaluates the mathematical, writing and reading prowess of a candidate. It is designed for high-school students looking for a college education and the exam is meant to test the candidate’s ability to solve/analyze problems.
Each section is marked in the range of 200-800 points, and the final score ranges from 400-1600. Moreover, the written essay is scored on a scale of 0-24 and varies incrementally.
SAT Exam Dates 2018 – 2019
The organization publishes an official calendar for SAT dates and deadlines, and the test is generally scheduled on Saturdays. Fall season witnesses a higher proportion of tests in the calendar, and it is generally difficult to sit for 2 SAT exams in a row if the result for 1st comes out below par. Internationally, the test is offered mainly every month from Oct-Jan.
College Board sets the International SAT dates and deadlines every year.
SAT Exam Pattern
SAT Exam pattern went through a change in 2016. The paper consists of 3 major sections: Writing, Mathematics and Critical Reading.
Essay remains a separate component of the test (if you choose a test with Essay), and its score does not register in the overall test score of 1600. No penalty is awarded for incorrect responses, and all questions carry equal weight (unless specified). Most of the test questions are multiple-choice- 4 choices given of which 1 is correct.
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