Scholastic Aptitude Test or SAT® as commonly known as, and SAT® Subject tests are designed to assess the academic preparedness of higher secondary school students for college studies in the United States of America. The test evaluates Reading, Writing and Maths- that are taught everyday in high school.
SAT® Subject Tests are hour-long test that provides an opportunity to showcase your attentiveness to study a specific subject. There are 20 Subjects available in five subject areas: English, history, language, mathematics and science.
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- Sentence Completion:
It measures the vocabulary of the applicants and understanding the sentence structure i.e., how the different parts of a sentence fit logically together. Here each sentence has one or two blank space which has to be filled correctly with the given multiple choices.
- Passage-based Reading:
This section comprises of two types of passage reading, Vocabulary in Context and Literal Comprehension. It measures the reading abilities of the students and thinking carefully about different passages ranging from 100 to 850 words approximately. These passages will be extracted from a variety of fields like, humanities, social studies, natural sciences, and literary fiction.
SAT exam begins with Critical reading questions that determine various reading comprehension skills. It includes two 25-minute sections and one 20-minute section with 48 reading comprehension questions and 19 sentence completion questions. The scores are scaled on a 200-800 point scale with the total time limit of 70 minutes. This module consists of the following subsections:
The writing section of SAT is based on the old SAT-II subject test in writing. The total time limit of writing section is 60 minutes. It includes multiple choice questions and a brief essay. The essay score accounts to be around 30% of the writing score and the multiple choice component accounts to be around 70%. The multiple choice questions include, Error Identification, Sentence Improvement questions that tests for grammar knowledge and Paragraph Improvement questions that test for student's understanding of logical organization of ideas.
The essay section is administered as the first part of the test, which has 25 minutes of time limit. They have to be written in response to the specified prompt, which are typically philosophical and are designed to be accessible to students despite of their educational and social backgrounds.
This section is also known as Quantitative Section determines important skills like, estimation and number sense using multiple choice questions and student response questions. Mathematics section includes topics like, exponential growth, absolute value, and functional notation. It consisting of three scored sections:
(1) A 25 minutes section – It contains 20 multiple choice (problem solving) questions to be completed in 25 minutes
(2) Another 25-minute section - It contains 8 multiple choice (problem solving) questions and 10 grid-in questions, within the time limit of 25 minutes
(3) A shorter section of 16 multiple choice (problem solving) questions to be completed in 20 minutes of time
In addition there will be a dummy section formally called as Variable or Equation section with the time limitation of 20 minutes. However this section does not count towards the individual score and they cannot be recognized in the test so as to not skipping those questions. They are only used for the future edition of SAT.
Structure of the SAT Test
Sections Score Time Contents Reading 200 - 800 Total time- 70 Minutes
One 20-Minute section
Two 25-Minute section
48 Passage-based reading Tests your comprehension of what is stated in or implied by the passage.
19 Sentence completion questions Tests your vocabulary and your understanding of sentence structure.
Mathematics 200 - 800 Total time- 70 Minutes
One 20-Minute section
Two 25-Minute section
44 Multiple choice You're asked to solve a problem and pick the best choice offered.
10 Student-produced responses You are not given answer choices. You must solve the problem and "grid in" your answers.
Writing 200 - 800 Total Time - 60 Minutes
One 10-Minute section
Two 25-Minute section
25 Improving Sentences Tests your ability to correct faults in usage and sentence structure, and recognize effective sentences that follow the conventions of Standard Written English.
18 Identifying sentence errors Tests your ability to recognize faults in usage, and recognize effective sentences that follow the conventions of Standard Written English.
6 Improving Paragraphs Tests your ability to revise sentences in the context of a paragraph or the entire essay, organize and develop paragraphs in a coherent and logical manner, and apply the conventions of Standard Written English.
1 Essay The SAT® begins with an essay. You'll be asked to present and support a point of view on a specific issue.
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- Average Minimum Score required: 1500
- Average General Score Requirement: 2000 plus.
- SAT General Test Fee: US $ 85
- SAT Subject Test Fee: US $ 69.50
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The three parts of SAT are scored separately as reading score, a writing score, and a math score that range from 200 to 800 each. The average score of each section will be about 500. This average score is acceptable by almost all the colleges and universities. Yet few top colleges/universities expect for above average SAT scores of above 2100, which would puts in the 90 percentile. A good SAT score will certainly increase your chances of secure admission in better colleges/universities. Your SAT subject score is measured on a scale of 200 to 800. Usually a SAT score of about 500 in every section (Mathematics, Writing and Critical Reading) is considered as a good score to get admission in good colleges/universities.