Everything about SAT Exam 2019

What is SAT really about?

SAT is a standardized test administered by the College Board and is required to be taken by students seeking admission in undergraduate schools. The full form of SAT is Scholastic Assessment Test. SAT exam has been developed to evaluate the written, verbal and mathematical skills of the candidates. Applicants who aspire to pursue undergraduate courses, particularly in the US and Canada, are required to take the SAT exam. If the student is looking to get admission to a particular course, s/he can take the SAT subject tests to show his knowledge and understanding of that particular subject. Subject tests are offered in areas like Literature, History, Mathematics, Sciences and Foreign Languages.

How much does it cost to take the test?

  • The fee for the SAT exam (without essay) is $47.50 + Non-U.S. Regional Fee. Non-U.S. Regional Fee for students giving SAT Test in India is $49, so the total SAT fee is $96.50
  • The fee for the SAT exam with Essay is $64.50 + Non-U.S. Regional Fee, which makes it a total of $113.50.
  • For subject tests, candidates have to pay an additional $26 as a basic subject test fee

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Let’s dig deeper into the sections of SAT exam

SAT exam pattern is as follow- three sections, namely, Math, Reading, and Writing. There is an optional section which is called the Essay, which has one 50 minutes long substantial passage from which the student needs to build their argument. Students are not scored on this section. Read more about ‘how to crack SAT?

The scores of a student reflect on how he/she compared with other students who took the test. An average SAT score is around 1000. Anything above 1200 is considered a good SAT score. The maximum anyone can score on the SAT is the perfect score of 1600. Since you receive scaled scores, you should have some understanding of SAT scaled scores and percentiles.

Here is the SAT paper pattern recreate in a better graphical format

Subject

Duration

Subsections

Questions

Score Range

Math 80 minutes Calculator allowed for 37 questions Calculator not allowed for 20 questions
  • Problem-solving and data analysis
  • ‘The Heart of Algebra’
  • ‘Passport to Advanced Math’
200-800
Reading 65 minutes Total 52 questions
  • No Sentence Completion
  • Tests understanding of passages from the US and world Literature, History/Social Studies, and Sciences (500-750 words)
200-800 (combined with Writing section)
Writing and Language 35 minutes Total 44 questions
  • Tests ‘Expression of Ideas’ and ‘Standard English Conventions’ through passages related to Careers, History/Social Studies, Humanities and Science
  • All questions from extended prose (400-450 words)
200-800 (combined with Reading section)
Essay (optional) 50 minutes One 50 minutes optional essay This section requires students to evaluate an argument through analysis of evidence not scored
Total 3 hours (with optional 50 minutes) 154 questions --- 1600

Your results!

The result of the multiple choice exam is typically released any time after 13 days of the test date and can be viewed online. Also, those who attempted SAT Essay can expect to receive their SAT Essay score within the next five days of receiving the multiple-choice scores. Students can choose to send SAT scores to colleges of their choice. They also have the option to cancel their test score or withhold their SAT scores from being sent to certain colleges.

What makes you eligible for SAT?

There is no particular eligibility for SAT.You need to be an enrolled high school student, with the intent of applying to foreign undergraduate universities.

SAT Preparation Tips 2019

There are two ways students prepare for SAT: Self-Study and Coaching Classes. Both options have unique benefits and they are equally good with quantifiable benefits. Since SAT structure has completely changed and is now known as the Redesigned SAT, you will have to purchase books meant for the new structure.Click here to avail our free-of-charge trial classes and admission counselling

If you were preparing for the SAT since previous years, unfortunately, you will have to start all over again. The reason is that in the new structure, the questions and syllabus have been completely overhauled. We recommend you take coaching classes, at least for those appearing in 2019, as this is the first year of the new SAT. If you are studying on your own, you might miss out on some details the experts know of the new structure.

SAT Test Centres in India

Administered by the College Board, SAT test is conducted at around 53 institutes spread across 30 cities of India. With such a huge coverage, there still exists lag in booking test centres as the test is conducted once a month. Since the number of applicants is increasing every year, the test requires its aspirants to apply almost a month in advance.

Though there is always a late deadline available for the application, it is always recommended to apply on time to avoid the haste. Considering the 3 hours long duration of the test, it is advisable to choose a test centre which is nearest to your location. Also, you should try to reach the centre at least 30 minutes earlyso that you get some time to relax.

Following is the list of SAT test centres across India

Ahmedabad

  • Ahmedabad International School, Judges Bungalow Road, Opposite Rajpath Row Houses, Bodakdev, Ahmedabad – 380 054
  • Delhi Public School Bopal, Bopal Square, Near Bopal Railway Crossing, Ahmedabad – 380 058

Amritsar

  • Spring Dale Senior School, Fatehgarh Churian Road, Amritsar – 143 001

Bangalore

  • Bangalore International School, Gedalahalli, Hennur Bagalur Road, Kothanur Post, Bangalore – 560 077
  • Bishop Cotton Boys’ School, 15 Residency Road, Bangalore – 560 025
  • Canadian International School, 4 & 20 Manchenahalli, Yelahanka, Bangalore – 560 064
  • Ebenezer International School Bangalore, Singena Agrahara Road, Via Huskur Road / A.P.M.C. Yard, Huskur P.O, Electronic City, Bangalore – 560 099
  • The International School Bangalore, NAFL Valley, Whitefield - Sarjapur Road, Near Dommasandra Circle, Bangalore – 562 125

Bhopal

  • Billabong High International School & Kangaroo Kids, Beyond Bhadbhada, Neelbad, Bhopal – 462 044

Bhubaneswar

  • Mother's Public School, Unit 1, Bapuji Nagar, Bhubaneshwar – 751 009
  • SAI International School, Plot-5A, Chandrasekharpur, Infocity Road, Bhubaneswar – 751 024

Chandigarh

  • Strawberry Fields High School, Sector 26, Chandigarh – 160 019

Chennai

  • Asan Memorial Senior Secondary School, 1, Anderson Road, Cochin House, Chennai – 600 006
  • CPS Global School Anna Nagar Campus: A 80, IIIrd Avenue, Anna Nagar Roundtana, Anna Nagar East, Chennai – 600 102
  • Thirumazhisai Campus: Thiruvallur High Road, SH 50, Off Ponamallee Motel Highway, Thirumazhisai, Chennai – 600 124

Cochin

  • Sacred Heart College, Thevara, Pandit Karuppan Rd, Thevara, Ernakulam, Kerala – 682 013

Delhi NCR

  • Pathways School Noida, Sector 100 Noida – 201 301

Gujarat

  • Navrachana International School, Vadodara, Vasna-Bhayali Road, Vadodara – 391 410

Gurgaon

  • Pathways School Gurgaon, Off Gurugram Faridabad Road, Gurugram – 122 003
  • Pathways World School Aravali, Off Gurugram Sohna Road, Gurugram – 122 102
  • St. Michael's Senior Secondary School, Shivpuri, Sector 7, Gurugram – 122 001
  • Heritage Xperiential Learning School, Sector 62, Gurgaon – 122 011

Guwahati

  • Sanskriti – The Gurukul, Village Gugh, Ahomgaon, P.O. Garchuk, NH - 37, Opp ISBT, Guwahati – 781 035

Hyderabad

  • Chirec Public School Kondapur Campus: 1-55/12, CHIREC Avenue, Kondapur, Kothaguda (PO), Hyderabad – 500 084
  • Gachibowli Campus: Plot Nos. 277 to 282, Telecom Officers Colony, Bhaghyalakshmi Nagar, Phase – II, Serilingampally. Hyderabad – 500 018
  • Jubilee Hills Campus: Plot No. 962, Road No.48, Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad – 500033 Hyderabad, Telangana
  • Uniti Foundation, Paigah Plaza, 702, Palace Colony Rd, Basheer Bagh, Hyderabad, Telangana – 500 029
  • Sreenidhi International School, Near AP Police Academy, Near Appa Junctiion, Aziznagar, Moinabad, Hyderabad, Telangana – 500 075
  • Oakridge International School, Nanakramguda Road, Cyberabad, Khajaguda, Manikonda, Hyderabad, Telangana – 500 008
  • Delhi Public School Hyderabad, Survey No 74, Khajaguda Village, Golkonda Post, Hyderabad – 500 008

Jaipur

  • Jayshree Periwal International School, Mahapura Rd, Narayan-Y-Block, Mahapura, Rajasthan – 302 026

Kodaikanal

  • Kodaikanal International School, Seven Roads Junction, Club Road, Kodaikanal, Tamil Nadu – 624 101

Kolkata

  • La Martiniere Calcutta for Boys, 11, Dr. U. N. Brahmachari Street (Loudon Street), Elgin, Kolkata, West Bengal – 700 017
  • South City International School, 375, Prince Anwar Shah Rd, South City Complex, Jadavpur, Kolkata, West Bengal – 700 068
  • United States – India Educational Foundation, The American Center, 38A, Jawaharlal Nehru Road, Kolkata, West Bengal – 700 071
  • Assembly of God Church School, 125, Park St, Mullick Bazar, Taltala, Kolkata, West Bengal – 700 017

Lucknow

  • City Montessori School, 12, Station Road, Lucknow

Maharashtra, Pune

  • Symbiosis International School, Gate No. 3, Symbiosis Viman Nagar Campus, Off., New Airport Road, Viman Nagar, Pune, Maharashtra – 411 014

Mohali

  • Learning Paths School, Plot No 3, Sector 67, Behind Niper, Sahibzada Ajit Singh Nagar, Punjab – 160 062

Mumbai

  • Aditya Birla World Academy, Vastu Shilp Annexe, Gamadia colony, JD Road Tardeo, Mumbai, Maharashtra – 400 007
  • Anjuman-I-Islam HS, D.N. Road, Opp. CST, Mumbai – 400 001
  • Bombay Teachers' Training College Colaba, MB Marg, Apollo Bandar, Colaba, Mumbai, Maharashtra – 400 001
  • Cathedral and John Connon School, 6, Purushottamdas Thakurdas Marg, Fort, Mumbai, Maharashtra – 400 001
  • Jamnabai Narsee School, Narsee Monjee Bhavan, 7, North South Road, JVPD Scheme, Hatkesh Society, Ashok Nagar, Vile Parle West, Mumbai, Maharashtra – 400 049
  • Singapore International School, Mumbai, On National Highway No. 8, Post Mira Road, Next To Thakur Mall, Dahisar East, Mumbai, Maharashtra – 401 104

Mussoorie

  • Woodstock School, Tehri Road, Landour, Near Landour Community hospital, Mussoorie, Uttarakhand – 248 179

New Delhi

  • United States India Educational Foundation, 12, Hailey Rd, Hamdard Nagar, Vakil Lane, Connaught Place, New Delhi, Delhi – 110 001

Ootacamund

  • Good Shepherd International School, Ooty, Good Shepherd Knowledge Village, M. Palada Post, Nilgiris, Ooty, Tamil Nadu – 643 004

Pune

  • UWC Mahindra College, Village Khubavali, P.O. Paud, Taluka Mulshi, Pune, Maharashtra – 412 108
  • Savitribai Phule Pune University, Ganeshkhind, Pune, Maharashtra – 411 007

Sohna Haryana

  • G. D. Goenka World School, G.D. Goenka Education City, Sohna-Gurgaon Road, Sohna – 122 103

Surat

  • Fountainhead School, Opp. Ambetha Water Tank, Kunkni Gam, Rander-Dandi Road, Olpad, Surat, Gujarat – 395 005

Trivandrum

  • Trivandrum International School, Edackode, P.O, Korani, Kerala – 695 104

Vijayawada

  • Delhi Public School, NH 5 , Nidamanuru, Opposite Best Price, Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh – 521 104

Visakhapatnam

  • Oakridge International School, NH 5 Road, Behind HP Petrol bunk, Maharajpeta Junction, Tagarapuvalasa, Visakhapatnam – 531 162