Paper Pattern for SAT

Published On: 26 Mar 2012

 | Last Updated On: 12 Mar 2013

The Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) is a globally recognized test which helps in taking admission in abroad colleges. 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.

SAT Paper Pattern

SAT exam is of 2 types SAT I which is also known as SAT General Test and SAT II which is also known as SAT Subject Test.

SAT I or SAT General Test

The duration of general test is 3 hours 45 minutes and paper is divided into 3 sections with multiple choice based questions.

  • Reading: Here candidate’s reading comprehension skills, sentence completion and paragraph reading skills are tested.
  • Writing: Here candidate’s knowledge of word choice, usage and grammar is measured.
  • Mathematics: Here questions on Algebra, Basic Arithmetic, probability, Data Analysis and Statistics are asked.

SAT II or SAT Subject Test

This section is optional and is required by only some colleges and universities for admissions. Here candidates get an opportunity to exhibit their skills and knowledge in specific subject to colleges and universities.

The test is of 1 hour duration and comprises of multiple choice based questions. Here candidates are asked to opt for 3 subjects in every sitting from a list of 20 subjects such as Physics, Chemistry, Social Studies, Spanish Listening, German Reading, Literature, Mathematics, French and World history.

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