Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT)
Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) administered by College Board, New York is required for the admission into any bachelor’s degree program. Nearly every college in America accepts the SAT or Subject Tests as a part of its admissions process. That's why more than two million students take the SAT every year.
Meaning of SAT
Originally, SAT was an abbreviation for the Scholastic Aptitude Test. In 1993, the test was renamed the SAT I: Reasoning Test. At the same time, the former Achievement Tests were renamed the SAT II: Subject Tests. In 2004, the numerals "I" and "II" were dropped and the tests are now named the SAT Reasoning Test (or just SAT) and SAT Subject Tests. SAT is a simple and recognizable way of referring to the SAT Reasoning Test.
SAT 2011 Eligibility Criteria
- SAT (SAT Reasoning Test or SAT subjects Test or both) is typically taken by high school juniors and seniors.
- Indian students who have completed their 12 years of school education successfully from any recognised Indian board or university can take SAT for admission in the different streams available in to various American colleges.
- There is no criteria of minimum marks etc. for appearing in the SAT Reasoning Test or SAT Subject Tests, but several colleges need a good SAT score along with a good academic record.
- Besides that college conducts their own tests, like Essay Writing, Personality Test etc and also asks for Curriculum Vitae and recommendations from teacher etc.
- A nicely written CV (Curriculum Vitae) so that it reflects brilliantly about the aspirant may be of great help. Some colleges specify the Subject Tests they require for admission or placement; others allow applicants to choose which tests to take.
SAT 2011 Test Pattern
There are 2 test pattern in SAT examination
SAT Reasoning Test
SAT Subject Tests
Difference between the SAT- Reasoning and SAT-Subject Tests
SAT Reasoning Test
The SAT Reasoning Test is a measure of the critical thinking skills you'll need for academic success in college. The SAT assesses how well you analyze and solve problems—skills you learned in school that you'll need in college. The SAT is typically taken by high school juniors and seniors. Each section of the SAT is scored on a scale of 200—800, with two writing subscores for multiple-choice and the essay. It is administered seven times a year in the U.S., Puerto Rico, and U.S. Territories, and six times a year overseas.
SAT- Subject Test
It is one-hour, primarily multiple-choice tests in specific subjects. The Subject Tests measure knowledge or skills in a particular subject and your ability to apply that knowledge. Many colleges require or recommend one or more of the Subject Tests for admission or placement. The Subject Tests are one-hour, primarily multiple-choice tests in specific subjects. Subject Tests measure knowledge or skills in a particular subject and your ability to apply that knowledge.
SAT 2011 Application Procedure
There are following common ways of registering for SAT:
- By mail: Obtain the "SAT Information Bulletin" available free with USEFI offices or from College Board, New York website (www.collegeboard.com) Fill in the form, get the draft made (if you are not paying by credit card), and use the envelope provided with the form to mail these to:
College Board SAT Program
Princeton, NJ 08541,
- (Credit Card required): Fill up the form online and mention your credit card number. This is the easiest way to register for SAT.
Phone: You can register by phone, if you previously registered for an SAT test.
Call 800-SAT-SCORE (800-728-7267) 7 a.m. to midnight, ET, 609-771-7600 8 a.m. to 8:45 p.m., Monday through Friday, ET, TTY is available any time, 609-882-4118.
Registration through International Representatives:
- If you are registering from outside Americas, you can also register through International representatives.
How to Contact College Board, NY for SAT
- By Email- Use the email inquiry forms (Click here) to contact SAT Program Customer Service online Or Use this link http://www.collegeboard.com/inquiry/sathome.html
- By Telephone- You can also contact SAT Program Customer Service by telephone Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. (Eastern Time). Summer hours for SAT Program Customer Service (after the June administration through August) are Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. (Eastern Time).
International: (212) 713-7789
Services for Students with Disabilities: (609) 771-7137
TTY (for students who are deaf or hard of hearing):
1. (888) 857-2477 (Domestic)
2. (609) 882-4118 (International)