What is SAT?
A standardized test, the SAT measures Mathematical, Reading and Writing skills of students aspiring to undergo their undergraduate studies abroad. The test intends to aid Undergraduate Schools to assess the potential of the applicants for advanced study. Universities in the US, while inviting applications from prospective students, ask for SAT scores. The examination is entirely a paper-based Test. The test is scored on a maximum of 1600. The SAT score alone cannot guarantee admission into a school – the test is only one of the major factors taken into consideration in the long process of an applicant getting admitted into a graduate school that he or she desires. The SAT® has following sections – Mathematics, Reading test and Writing and Language test.
Test Fee: For Indian applicants, the fee for SAT (with written essay) is about $106(INR 7142) and around $94(INR 6334), without the essay.
SAT-I preparatory classes - Total 60 hours
- Total of classes – 22 (12 Verbal and 10 Quantitative classes)
- Class duration – 2 hours for Verbal and Quantitative each
- Course duration – Two and a half months (One Verbal and Quantitative class a week )
- Comprehensive study material and worksheets provided related to all topics
- Trained and experienced faculty.
- 10 Full Length SAT-I mock tests(4 sections+essay) that are exact replicas of original SAT papers
- Exhaustive review and evaluation of the answer sheets
How do we go about it
- Conduct a Diagnostic test
- Analyze and evaluate each student on the basis of their diagnostic test scores and set a realistic expectation for scope for improvement
- Conduct classes as per the mentioned schedule
- Conduct 10 Mock Tests
- We assure a minimum increase of 300-400 points increase over the diagnostic score
Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT)
The SAT has 4 sections, with an optional essay (recommended for International test takers), out of which 3 tests are compulsory who ever takes the SAT which is:
- Reading test
- The writing and language test
- Mathematics (No calculator) and Mathematics (with calculator)
- English focusses on expression of ideas such as topic development, organization, effective use of language including questions aiming on sentence structure, correct usage of words and punctuation.
- Math focusses on algebra, geometry, Data Analysis (quantitative reasoning, problem solving), Passport to advanced math (reasoning based questions and aptitude questions).
- Essay focusses on how well you understand the given passage, how well you analyse (explanation of the argument), and how skilfully you express your opinion or response.
Superscoring is the process by which colleges consider your highest section scores across all the dates you took the SAT. On the current SAT, this means taking your highest Math score and your highest Evidence-Based Reading and Writing (EBRW) score across all test dates.
The SAT is conducted seven times a year, but the number of test date window for candidates outside the US is restricted to only 4. An Indian aspirant can take the SAT in any of the following months-October, December, March or May.
Following are the months when you should be targeting the first and second attempts of your SAT (ideal for Indian students).
- If you are in Grade 10, you should take your SAT attempts between the months of October to December
- If you are in Grade 11, you should take your SAT attempts between the months of July to October
- If you are in Grade 12, you should anyhow take your SAT attempts before the month of October
ATTEMPTS : unlimited but should not take more than 3 attempts as the data gets recorded by the college board.
SAT 2019-2020 test calendar
One can register for SAT online or by mail. Procedure to register for SAT –
Step 1 – Create a College Board Profile
- Visit the official SAT website collegeboard.org
- Click on “Sign Up”
- Providethe information asked:
- Date of Birth
- Email address
- Month and Year of High School Graduation
- Select a Username; Password; and Security Question
- Click on Next
- Review and confirmthe information provided
- A confirmation mail of account creation will be sent to the email provided
- Proceed to fill the application form
Step 2 – Fill the SAT Application Form
- Login using username and password
- Click on register for SAT
- Provide personal, high school information and mailing address
- Provide demographical information and information about parents
- Enter academic information –
- Course works in Math, Science, English, Social Science and Languages
- Extracurricular activities
- College plans Level of Education; Majors decided; College Type; College Setting; College Size; College Housing; Financial Aid; Part-time Employment
Step 3 – Select Test Center and Date
- Select the country where you’ll take the test
- Select Test Type SAT or SAT Subject Tests
- Select the Test Date from the list
- Select Essay option
- Provide SSD Number, in case you are seeking special accommodations due to a/any disability(s)
- Provide information about fee waiver(US citizens only), if applicable
- Select the preferred Test Center from the list
- Upload a front-facing photo; make sure your face is clearly visible as the photo will be used for verification purposes at the test venue
- Students below eighth grade need not provide their photo in the registration
Step 4 – Pay the Application Fee
- Select study material, if required
- Review the information provided, make changes if required
- Click on Make Payment
- Pay using PayPal or Credit Card (AmEx, Discover, MasterCard, VISA, JCB)