Test Preparation

SAT

Why is the SAT important for college admissions?

Colleges and Universities use different criterion during the admission process, the SAT being one of them. The test score is an important parameter that institutions evaluate while processing your application for admission, in order to understand you better.

What is the set duration for the SAT?

The SAT consists of 10 sections:

  • A 25-minute essay
  • Six 25-minute sections (mathematics, critical reading and writing)
  • Two 20-minute sections (mathematics, critical reading and writing)
  • A 10-minute multiple-choice writing section

Total test time: 3 hours and 45 minutes.

How is the SAT scored?

SAT is scored on a scale of 600-2400, with 200-800 scale for each of Maths, Critical Reading and Writing.

How many times should I take the SAT?

Preparation is the key. Most students may take the SAT once or twice. We recommend that you prepare well before appearing for the exam as there is no evidence that taking the SAT multiple times significantly improves your score.

How many times is the SAT conducted every year?

6 times (Jan, May, June, Oct, Nov, Dec). The test is generally conducted on the first Saturday of the month (except in the month of January, when it is taken on the last Saturday).


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