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Taking the SAT is a liability that has somehow crept in. High school students can show colleges what they know and how well they can apply that knowledge by taking the SAT, a test for college admissions that is taken all over the world and is administered by the College Board. It is a standardized test that assesses reading, writing, math, and vocabulary. This test is designed to measure a student's ability to apply learned knowledge to skills acquired during teaching. SAT Exam is used for college admissions and is currently the most widely used admissions test in the United States, with over one million students taking it each year. Most students will finish the SAT by the time they're in 11th or 12th grade, but some students will be graduating sooner in 10th grade. Nearly all colleges in the United States and many colleges around the world use the SAT for admission decisions.

At least half of all students take the SAT twice, and most students improve their scores the second time they take the test. It's not uncommon for a student to repeat SAT multiple times, most of the time achieving a higher score. There are many reasons for this. Many students take multiple tests to increase their chances of getting into the school of their choice. Some students feel nervous or anxious on the first day, while others feel confident on the second day. However, students should be careful not to take SAT too often, as no evidence taking the SAT multiple times has a significant effect on scores. Instead, students should focus their time on applying to college and other important aspects of doing well in school. Students should also be aware that some universities may require all results to be reviewed.

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SAT registration consists of five steps. The registration deadline is approximately four weeks prior to respective SAT test date. Please be sure to make a reservation by the deadline.

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To be eligible to take the SAT exam, Indian students wishing to enroll in overseas universities that accept SAT scores must meet the following SAT eligibility criteria:
  • The College Board is the official conducting body of the SAT exam

  • There is no minimum or maximum age set by the conducting body as SAT eligibility criteria.

  • SAT is widely accepted in countries like USA, UK, Australia, and Canada.

  • Students appear for SAT for admission to undergraduate programmes in colleges/ universities abroad

  • A maximum number of high school students between the ages of 17-18 appear for the SAT exam

Exam Pattern

Exam Pattern

The current SAT exam tests two main sections, Reading, Writing and Mathematics, and will be administered digitally starting March 2024. Both the RW section and the math section are scored separately on a scale of 200-800. The questions tested on his SAT exams in digital mode are based on his MCQs, and for some of the math questions, candidates are required to write answers rather than select answers. One of the main advantages of the new SAT pattern is that there is still a scoring system without negatives. Therefore, even if the applicant is unsure of the answer, they can guess and answer rather than leave the question outright. 

Since the introduction of the new digital SAT exams for international students, there have been some changes to the SAT exam pattern for 2024. These include reducing the overall length of the SAT exam, allowing the use of calculators in all questions in the math section, and having only one integrated reading and writing section on the SAT instead of having two separate sections. Such a positive change.

The SAT exam is primarily objective in nature and takes a total of 2 hours and 14 minutes to complete. Candidates must answer a total of 98 questions tested in both the RW section and the Math SAT section. Below are the latest SAT Exam/Test Patterns for 2024 for students who want to take the upcoming SAT Reasoning Test for Overseas Universities/College Higher Education. 

SAT Section 2024

Number of Questions Tested

Total Duration (min)

Reading and Writing









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Exam Syllabus

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Test Centers

Currently, there are over 40 centres in India where students can take the SAT it's spread across the country. Students can view the full list of centres by registering online. More test centres will be added in the future in cities with high demand. 

Ahmedabad, Ajmer, Amritsar, Bangalore, Bhilwara, Bhopal, Bhubaneshwar, Chandigarh, Chennai, Cochin, Coimbatore, Dehradun, Delhi, Erode, Goa, Gurugram,Guwahati, Gwalior, Hyderabad, Indore, Jaipur, Kodaikanal, Kanpur, Kolkata, Lonavala, Lucknow, Ludhiana, Madurai, Mohali, Mumbai, Mussorie, Nagpur, Nasik, New Ootacamund, Pune, Raipur, Rajkot, Ranchi, Sohna, Surat, Suri, Trivandrum, Vadodara, Vijayawada, Vishapatnam.


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Result statistics

Indian students are used to understanding results in percentiles. The entire SAT test range is scored on a scale of 400-1600 points. Candidates can have a maximum score of 1600 and a minimum score of 400. The average SAT score is 1000-1200. 

Evidence-Based Reading and Writing (EBRW)




Writing and Language


Expression of Ideas


Standard English Conventions


Words in Context


Command of Evidence




Heart of Algebra


Problem Solving and Data Analysis


Passport to Advanced Math


Frequently Asked Questions


After choosing your SAT exam date, preparation for the SAT exam will take at least 6-12 weeks, depending on your previous knowledge. Therefore, SAT preparation time varies from person to person. However, the key to passing the SAT exam is to practice enough. When applying to a foreign university, please bring your SAT results well in advance so that the results will be known at the time of application.

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Candidates are given scores in her two sections of evidence-based reading and writing and mathematics. Each is rated on a scale of 200 to 800. Add both values ​​together to get your total SAT value. The total score is between 400 and 1600 points. Also, scores for optional essays are given separately.

As such, there is no special eligibility requirement from the College Board to take his SAT in 2022. There is also no age limit mandated by the governing body of the SAT. Middle school or high school students are usually on the exam. The SAT exams are taken by students seeking admission to undergraduate programmes in the United States and other countries. It can also be used when seeking financial assistance.



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