Eligibility Criteria for SAT

Published On: 26 Mar 2012

 | Last Updated On: 04 Sep 2014

The Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) is a globally recognized college admission test that lets you show colleges what you know and how well you can apply that knowledge. It tests your knowledge of reading, writing and math — subjects that are taught every day in high school classrooms. Most students take the SAT during their junior or senior year of high school, and almost all colleges and universities use the SAT to make admission decisions.

SAT (Scholastic Aptitude Test) tests your skill in quantitative reasoning and verbal ability for admission to colleges in USA. It is conducted, developed and published by College Board of US but it is formally conducted, developed and published by ETS (Educational Testing Service). Candidates seeking admission to undergraduate courses in US universities are required to take SAT exam. An individual cannot take SAT exam more than 2 times.

Eligibility Criteria for SAT

  • SAT is a paper based test for securing admissions in universities and colleges based in US.
  • Anyone who has completed his/her 12 years of schooling from any recognized Indian board or university can take SAT Reasoning Test or SAT Subject Tests or both.
  • There are no criteria of minimum marks for appearing in any SAT.
  • The SAT scores are valid for five years, most universities/ colleges accept scores up to five years old, but it is always better if scores are not older than 2 years.
  • Countries accepting SAT score include Australia, United Kingdom, Singapore and Canada.

Interested candidates can log onto official website of desired colleges and universities to know the scores accepted by them for securing admissions in different courses.

How Can Students Prepare for the SAT and SAT Subject Tests?

The College Board provides students with several high quality resources to prepare for the SAT and Subject Tests, many of which are completely free, such as ‘Question of the Day’, ‘Free Practice Test’, Skills Insight, and online tutorials/videos on the Khan Academy website. Students can also purchase ‘The Official SAT Guide’ or the ‘Official SAT Online Course’ on the College Board website. Detailed information about several practice resources is available on http://sat.collegeboard.org/practice.

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