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Frequently Asked Questions On The Redesigned SAT

December 2016

SAT or Scholastic Assessment Test is a world renowned admission test required to be given by the candidates who wish to seek admission to undergraduate programs primarily in USA and Singapore.

SAT scores are used by more than 4,000 undergraduate programs primarily in USA and Singapore. The SAT is conducted six times a year in India, in the months of October, November, December, January, May, and June.

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A Brief on Each Section

The Reading section of the test will measure you on your ability to understand what you read and recognize basic conversations of standard written English

The Math section measures your ability to reason mathematically, solve math problems and interpret graphic data

The Writing section measures you on your grammar skills and conversations of standard and written expression

Essay (optional) will measure you on your ability to think critically and be able to communicate complex ideas through writing

What is the SAT?

The SAT is a standardized exam that most high school students take before applying to College. On each of the English and Math section, you will receive a score between 200 and 800. You will also receive a composite score between 400 to 1600, the sum of your two area scores. The optional essay will be evaluated by two readers, each reader grading you between 1 to 4

Do you have to be a certain age to take the SAT?

No, there is no age limit to take the test. Students however take the exam in their junior or senior year of high school.

What are the sections tested on the SAT?

The SAT consists of four sections and lasts for a total of 3 hours 50 minutes.

The Reading section consists of 52 questions with 65 minutes allotted for this section

The Writing and Language section consists of 44 questions with 35 minutes allotted

The Math section consists of 58 questions with 80 minutes allotted

Essay (optional) has 50 minutes allotted

How do I register for the SAT?

You can register for the SAT by visiting the College board website, or register via mail

How long is the SAT valid for?

The SAT scores are valid for a period of 5 years.

Should I prepare any differently for the new SAT?

There will be changes to certain types of questions. For instance, the new SAT does not test you on your vocabulary, you will no longer have to memorise uncommon words. Additionally, the essay is optional, instead of a 25-minute opinion-based essay as on the old SAT, the revised SAT gives you 50 minutes to analyze an argument.

Does the SAT have a refund policy?

If you wish to cancel your registration for the SAT exam, you can do so 5 days prior to the scheduled test date. You will receive a partial refund of $10.

Can I change my test date for the SAT?

Yes, you may change your SAT test date, but you can do so at a fee.

Is there a penalty for wrong answers?

Unlike the old SAT, the new SAT does not penalise for wrong answers. Therefore, ensure that you answer every question on the SAT.

Can I retake the SAT?

There are no restrictions on the number of times you can take the test. You may take the SAT as many times as you wish.

How long do the SAT scores take?

Once you take the SAT, it takes about three weeks for College board to post your scores online.

Does the SAT provide accommodation for candidates with physical and learning disability?

Yes, the College Board will consider all requests for students with documented disabilities.

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