What is the SAT (SCHOLASTIC APTITUDE TEST) test?

About the SAT
A compulsory academic diagnostic test for students considering admission to a US university. Your score determines which colleges you can get into.

The SAT is an academic achievement test sponsored by the College Board® (a non-profit corporation) and is the most widely used test for university entrance exams in the United States.

The exam is held 6 times a year and can be taken repeatedly.

The SAT consists of 4 sections: (1) Reading Test, (2) Writing and Language, (3) Math (calculator allowed), and (4) Math (calculator not allowed). It will be evaluated out of a total of 1,600 points.
Also, some universities may require an Essay.

Subject and answer format

As mentioned above, the exam consists of the following 2 subjects and 4 sections.

Each subject has a maximum of 800 points and a minimum of 200 points, and the total is a maximum of 1,600 points and a minimum of 400 points.

Each subject is answered using a mark sheet, and the optional Essay is written on the answer sheet with a pencil.

Test time

There are 4 sections in all, and they progress as follows.

• Section 1 Reading Test (65 minutes)

• Section 2 Writing and Language Test (35 minutes)

• Section 3 Mathematics with No Calculator (25 minutes)

• Section 4 Mathematics with Calculator (55 minutes)

• Section 5 Essay (50 minutes)

• Reading Test Content

equivalent to conventional Critical Reading. A configuration that solves 52 questions in 65 minutes. All questions are multiple-choice questions and require reading and solving texts, tables, and graphs. There are 5 big questions in total, and each big question consists of 10 to 11 questions. One large question also includes a question consisting of two related short sentences. Each quiz contains literature, passages from American history, passages on economics and psychology, and two passages on science.

• Writing and Language Test

Equivalent to traditional Writing. 44 multiple-choice questions on grammar and interpretation are given in 35 minutes.

• Mathematics (No Calculator)

It consists of 20 questions to be solved in 25 minutes. Unlike before, calculators cannot be used in this section. There are 15 multiple-choice questions and 5 student-produced responses.

• Mathematics

(Calculator) It consists of 38 problems solved in 55 minutes. As with traditional SAT Mathematics, you can use a calculator. There are 30 multiple-choice questions and 8 student-produced responses.

• Read an Essay
passage and analyze how the author persuades the reader.
The content of the passages will be questions from a wide range of fields, including politics, the environment, education, and racism.


Scheduled Test Dates SAT Reasoning Test SAT Subject Tests
March 14, 2020Yes No
May 2, 2020YesYes
June 6, 2020NoYes
August 29, 2020YesYes
October 3, 2020YesYes
December 5, 2020YesYes
March 13, 2021YesNo
May 8, 2021YesYes
June 5, 2021NoYes

[SAT Official Site] ←Click here.

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