The SAT (Scholastic Aptitude Test) is largely used for college admission in the United States.

This test is administered by the College Board and is required for admission into any Bachelors Degree Program. SAT test mainly measures Literacy, Numeracy and Writing skills that are needed for academic success in college and university. For more information visit the official website www.collegeboard.com

There are two type of

  • SAT General Test – This is common type of test usually serves as the standard for undergraduate college admission
  • SAT Subject Test – It is designed to measure specific area / subject of interest

The test has three broad sections: Reading/Writing, Mathematics, and an optional Essay. The test is organized as follows:

Section

Skills

Duration (Min.)

Number of questions

1

Reading

65

52

2

Writing and Language

35

44

3

Math (No Calculator)

25

20 (5 Grid-in)

4

Math (Calculator)

55

35(8 Grid-in)

5

Essay (Optional)

50

1

Total

180 (230 with essay)

154(155 Essay)