SAT (Scholastic Aptitude Test)
The SAT is an entry and scholarship criterion for most highly-ranked schools in the United States.
It is a test of Mathematical and Verbal reasoning. High scores on the SAT qualify students to gain entry into the best schools and to compete for merit-based scholarships. The SAT is scored on a scale of 200-800 (for math, reading and writing) amounting to a maximum total score of 2400. The SAT is typically taken by high school juniors and seniors in the United States (equivalent to Grades 11 and 12 in Nepal) and is offered several times a year. One component of the test is an essay, which is graded by two examiners and is scored on a scale of 2-12 (low to high).
Section Of SAT
Critical Reading Math Writing
Sentence Completion - 19 questions
Passage Based Reading - 48 questions
70 minutes (two 25-minute test sections and one 10-minute test section)
Multiple-Choice - 44 questions
Student-produced responses - 10 questions
70 minutes (two 25-minute test sections and one 20- minute test section)
Identifying Sentence Errors - 18 questions
Improving Sentences - 25 questions
Improving Paragraphs - 6 questions
Essay Writing – 1 essay – 25 minutes
60 minutes (two 25-minute test sections and one 10-minute test section)