The SAT is a standardized test used by many colleges and universities in the USA, Australia, Canada, Singapore, Germany, and the UK. The test is administered by the College Board and intends to measure student’s preparation for college admission.

The SAT is a paper-based test administered at designated centers around the country on select dates throughout the year. SAT (Scholastic Aptitude Test) is a standardized assessment test that evaluates the written, verbal and mathematical skills of the candidates.

If you’re planning to appear in SAT and want to know more about this exam then in this article, we’ll cover some important information about the SAT exam that will help you to get an understanding of this exam.

What is SAT?

The SAT is a standardized test used by many colleges and universities for admission. This test is created for students applying to colleges and universities for higher education.

Exam Pattern

The SAT is a 3-hour 50-minute exam (including an optional essay which takes 50 minutes), consisting of five sections:

  • Reading
  • Writing
  • Math (with a calculator)
  • Math (no calculator)
  • Essay (optional).

Important: Not all colleges/universities need you to give an essay exam. The scoring of the essay is separate from other sections.

SAT Subject Test

The subject tests are 1-hour long assessment that gives students an opportunity to demonstrate knowledge in specific subjects. The subject tests measure how well students know a particular subject area and their ability to apply that knowledge.

There are 20 SAT Subjects available in five broader areas. You can take up to three (3) subject tests in one sitting. For more information, click here.

Exam Preparation

To prepare for this exam there are multiple resources available on the internet. However, you can check here for more information about preparation resources, where you can practice sample tests which can help you to score better in the exam.


The registration fee is varies based on the applicant’s location. Below is the fee (US $)

  • SAT: $52 + Non-US Regional Fees
  • SAT with Essay: $68 + Non-US Regional Fees
  • Non-US Regional Fees: $49

Note: This fee is for Indian applicants which means they have to pay $101 for without essay and $117 for with essay. For more information about fee structure, click here.

SAT Registration

To register for this exam you have to create your account here and proceed for registration.

Identification Requirements

You are required to present an original (not a photocopy) ID that is valid (unexpired) and government-issued. All IDs must include the candidate’s name and a recent, recognizable photo. All IDs must have a first and last name that matches the first and last name the candidate used to register for the exam.

Click here to check the more details on the ID requirement in the country/location where you’re planning to test.

SAT Scoring

The scores are based on your performance for all the sections. The evidence-based Reading and Writing Test sections are ranged between 200-800, whereas Math scores range between 200-800 that leads to a total of 400-1600.


You can take the exam as many times as you want. This test is conducted 7 times annually depending upon the region. It is held at least 5 times a year in most of the countries.

Exam Result

You can access your scores via an online account. You will receive an email notifying you once your scores are available. Your result will be available within 2-4 weeks after your SAT exam.

Score Validity

SAT scores are valid for three (3) years.

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