SAT exam is taken by the students of class 11th and 12th. It is designed to measure the skills and knowledge of students developed in school and in which manner they apply that knowledge. Most of the universities require an admission test with writing skills as it is one of the sections in the SAT. Each year, over 3 million students take the SAT worldwide and it is administered in over 170 countries. It is conducted by the College Board founded in 1900, is composed of more than 5,700 schools, colleges, universities, and other educational organizations.


Students can appear in this exam either after completion of their Class XII from a recognized Indian school or education board or they can also take this test while studying in Class XII or Class XI. The students should keep college deadlines in mind while appearing in the exam. The scores that are finally considered depend upon the fact that which college you want to apply to.  The SAT scores are valid for five years

Application process

By mail: Obtain the “SAT Information Bulletin” available free with USEFI offices or from the College Board website. Fill in the form, get the draft made (if you are not paying by credit card), and use the envelope provided with the form to mail these to College Board SAT Program Princeton, NJ 08541, USA Online Registration (Credit Card required): Fill up the form online and mention your credit card number. This is the easiest way to register for the SAT.

About the SAT EXAM-I

The exam takes place for 3 hrs. divided into seven sections.

SAT-II: Subject Tests

Writing, Literature, American History, and Social Studies, World History, Math IC, Math IIC, Biology, Biology E/M, Chemistry, Physics, Chinese Listening, French Reading, French Listening, German Reading, German Listening, Modern Hebrew, Italian, Japanese Listening, Korean Listening, Latin, Spanish Listening, Spanish Reading, English Language Proficiency

Reporting the Scores

College Board has the provision of reporting your SAT scores to a maximum of four universities of your choice, the cost of which is built into the SAT fee you pay. You have to mention the universities to which you want to send the scores in the SAT application form. This implies that even before taking the SAT, you need to do some homework on which universities you’re finally going to apply to based on the score that you expect to attain. For reporting to each additional university, the College Board charges you $6.50 (approx. Rs. 280), payable by an international credit card, or a dollar-denominated draft.


The SAT results comprise three different scores: a total score (400-1600), a separate score for the Verbal section (200-800), and a separate score for the Mathematics section (200-800).

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