SAT (Scholastic Apptitute Test)

The Scholastic Apptitute Test is a mandatory test for students who wish to gain admission to Bachelor’s programs in the USA. The SAT is classified into two:

The SAT Reasoning Test (formerly SAT I)

The SAT Subject Test (formerly SAT II)

Students planning to take admission to US Universities in the year 2006 will undertake the SAT tests with a new format.

The new SAT I will contain 3 sections: Critical Reading, Writing, and Mathematics.

The Writing section

The writing section will measure the test takers ability to organize and structure the essay, ability to express his/her opinion lucidly and language usage.


Time Content Item Types Score
60 min Grammar, usage, and word choice Multiple choice questions (35 min) and student-written essay (25 min) 200-800

The Critical Reading Section (formerly known as ‘Verbal’ section)

The Critical Reading Section measures sentence completion and passage reading abilities of the test taker.

Time Content Item Types Score
70 min (two 25 min sections and one 20 min section) Critical reading and sentence-level reading Reading comprehension, sentence completions, and paragraph-length critical reading 200-800

The Mathematics Section

The mathematics section measures the number sense, computational skills, and basic math skills of the test taker.

Time Content Item Types Score
70 min (two 25 min sections and one 20 min section) Number and operations; algebra and functions; geometry; statistics, probability, and data analysis Five-choice multiple-choice questions and student-produced responses 200-800

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Subject Tests

Subject Tests will measure the test takers knowledge and skills in particular subject areas, as well as your ability to apply that knowledge.

Students take the Subject Tests to demonstrate to colleges their mastery of specific subjects like English, history, mathematics, science, and language. There are 18 subjects in all.

General Information

Type of test Computer Based Test
Number of sections 3 (Writing, Critical Reading & Math)-for reasoning test
Test Duration: 3 hours 20 minutes
Test Fee SAT Reasoning: $ 81.50
SAT Subject Language Tests with listening: $ 75
SAT Subject Tests (other): $ 65
No. of score reports 5 to the universities and one to the applicant
Additional Score Report Fee US $ 9 per report
Decent SAT score (Reasoning) 600+ for every section

Five tests are conducted in India every year. The next two tests are on 7thMay and June 4th2005, which offers both Reasoning and Subject Tests.

SAT scores will be reported to four universities/colleges with the fees paid (as above). For any additional reporting, $ 9 is payable.

Method of Registration

By Mail:

Step 1: Obtain the “SAT Information Bulletin” available free with USEFI offices or from College Board website.

Step 2: Fill in the form, pay by DD 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.

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