Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) exam is a test taken by students aspiring to apply for undergraduate degree in USA and Canada. Since its inception in 1926, it has been administered by the College Board.
Originally called the Scholastic Aptitude Test, it was later called the Scholastic Assessment Test, then the SAT I: Reasoning Test, then the SAT Reasoning Test, now simply the SAT.

The SAT measures how well test-takers can analyze and solve problems which are skills that are typically learned while in school and will be needed in college. It serves as an entrance test for students aspiring to admit for undergraduate courses abroad, especially in the US and Canada colleges and universities. It is a written paper-pencil test and helps evaluate the language and mathematical reasoning skills of the applicants. The universities you apply to, take into consideration your SAT scores in admission decision and it has significant role in scholarship decision.

Previously, to prove their in-depth understanding of specific subjects, students could take SAT Subject Tests, in addition to the SAT.
However, the SAT Subject Tests have been discontinued from 2021.

Format of the PTE Test

First, the Student attempts the Reading and Writing section. A ten-minute break is given before the start of the Math section.
SAT is scored in the interval 400 – 1600, in 10 points increments. SAT tests analytical skills in:

  • English (reading and writing) and
  • Math.

Reading and Writing

Two-stage adaptive test design: one reading and writing section administered via two separately timed modules


Two-stage adaptive test design: one Math section administered via two separately timed modules

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