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What is SAT ?

The SAT exam is an admissions test used by many colleges and universities to assess a potential student’s academic strengths and readiness for college. The SAT Test measures a student’s capabilities in the core areas of reading, writing and mathematics.

Standardized tests are used in the admissions process along with other factors such as subject scores, community service, recommendations, and extracurricular activities. Students typically take the test in the spring of their junior year and/or the fall of their senior year.

How does the SAT work?

The SAT Test is categorized into mathematics, critical reading, and writing. Each section is scored out of 800, and both sections are added to get your overall score. The SAT test also has an essay which is optional and will not be factored into your overall SAT score. The essay scores will be shown separately on the report. The SAT is scored out of 1600. The highest composite score for the SAT is 800+800, or 1600. The average score is 1000.

The reading/writing and math sections of the SAT expects students to apply their knowledge to read, understand various questions represented in text and graphic topics in science, history/social studies, literature contexts.

Quick Facts about the SAT

All questions are multiple choice in the Reading and Writing section. The Math section contains a mix of both multiple choice and written answers.

Duration of the test

The SAT is three hours long, not including short breaks. The (optional) Essay
is an additional 50 minutes.

What is the difference between SAT and ACT

  • SAT test is 3 hours long while the ACT test is 2 hours, 55 minutes long without the essay.
  • In both tests the Essay is optional. The essay is 50 minutes long in SAT whereas the ACT essay is 40 minutes long.
  • The SAT consists of 4 sections: Reading , Writing and Language, Math, and Optional Essay. The ACT consists of 5 sections: English, Math, Reading, Science and Reasoning, and optional essay.
  • The SAT is scored from a scale of 400 to 1600. While the ACT is scored on a scale of 1 to 36
  • SAT is intended for more advanced readers and learners. The questions give you more time per question to understand and answer because they require more analysis.
    The ACT test questions are more straightforward, and therefore the student is expected to attempt them in a shorter time frame.

SAT Test format

The table below summarizes the SAT test format.

Section Time Limit Number of Questions Summary
SAT Critical Reading 65 minutes 52 questions Students have to analyze, synthesize, and interpret data from a range of sources, including tables, charts, and graphs, as well as multi-paragraph passages
SAT Math No calculator – 25 minutes,

Calculator permitted – 55 minutes

No calculator – 20 questions

Calculator permitted – 38 questions

The math section places emphasis on problem solving, modeling, using tools strategically, and using algebraic structure.
SAT Writing 35 minutes 44 questions This sections focuses on interpreting and analyze a series of sentences or paragraphs and decide if they make sense and some questions include deliberate errors that need to be corrected.

Free SAT Diagnostic Test

View the free SAT test to understand the format of the exam. You can also drop into the institute to take free SAT diagnostic test. You can review the results with SAT professional tutors to understand how and what you need to do to improve your score.

(The SAT paper is assessed on a marking scheme. SAT tutors are trained to analyse core areas of practice that will not help them ace the test but score better in college entrance test.)

1. We start with a SAT diagnostic test to realize your strengths and note points of improvement
2. Focus on teaching key concepts and fundamentals that SAT test requires rather than just targeting on tips and tricks.
3. One on one tutoring for SAT Math and SAT English as well as SAT subject tests.
4. Practice 20-30 full length SAT tests from College Board in test simulated environment.
5. Improve on efficiency and then tackle at improving speed of answering questions
6. We will provide students with wide array of resources to practice concepts, so no material needs to be brought by them.
Students who have already taken the SAT test but not got a great score can prepare better by taking our SAT Repeater Course where we seek to improve your skills within a period of two months. Improving the SAT score can increase your chances in securing a seat in your dream college/course or help you secure a scholarship.