The SAT is a regulated test taken by high school students to apply for the UG program in the US and other countries. The SAT is owned, developed and published by the ‘College Board’, a private, not-for-profit organization in the US. On the other hand, it is administered by the Educational Testing Service (ETS). It consists of four sections:

- Reading Test
- Writing and Language Test
- Mathematics Test

~ The Maths Test-No Calculator Section

~ The Maths Test-Calculator Section

- Essay Test (Optional)

The duration of the SAT exam varies under different conditions:

- The SAT with Essay- 3 hours 50 minutes
- The SAT without Essay- 3 hours

The Maths section of the SAT is divided into two parts:

- Maths-No Calculator Section
- Maths-Calculator Section

You are allowed to use the calculator only in the Calculator Section of the Maths Test.

The college Board places no restriction on the number of times one can take the SAT i.e. one can take the SAT as many times as he/she wants. It can be 5 times or you can also take it up 30 times. But it is not advised to take the SAT many times, this is because at times colleges ask students to share all of their scores.

Always look for the requirements of your dream university and attempt the SAT accordingly.

Yes, of course, you can cancel your SAT scores and this can be done in two ways:

**Option I: At the Test Center (Just after the Test)**

As soon as you are done with your exam and by any chance you are not confident about your scores then:

- You can ask the test coordinator for the request to cancel the test scores form.
- Fill in the required fields and sign the form
- Submit the form to the test coordinator before leaving the center.

**Option II: After leaving the Test center**

Students can also cancel their test scores after leaving the test center but they have to be careful with the date, time and day,

Make sure they must receive your written, signed request no later than 11:59 p.m. ET on the Thursday after the test date.

**Exception:**

Students with disabilities who test in school-based testing can cancel their scores till Monday one week after the published test date, due to the extended school-testing window.

Every student is different from the other, and one cannot have the same dose as the other. Students prepare as and when they feel comfortable. Students generally prepare in class XI, XII or after class XII. Ideally, one should prepare in class XI or class XII as during the preparation you get an edge over the others:

- Whatever you learn during the SAT preparation will help you in school studies as well, because some topics, especially of mathematics, are the same as your school syllabus.
- Taking the SAT test early will give you an edge, as you get more time to prepare and if unfortunately, your 1st attempt was not up to the mark, then you can take the test again.
- Taking the SAT early reduces your chances of dropping a year to apply in universities. As soon as you pass out your school, you are ready to start your UG program, and you would be starting with your graduation.
- Thus, this makes a student’s life smooth so that one can focus on his/her desired course from the topmost universities, unlike others who are still looking for options or planning to drop a year to prepare for an exam which you had already prepared for.

The Achievers’ Point has been the best choice for many courses and is recommended by many students for the study abroad examinations because we work hard to help students achieve their dreams.

If we talk about the SAT exam, you get all that one needs:

- PERSONAL MENTORING

Every student requires personal mentoring as every student is different from the other and thus the same single dose is not suitable for every student. Here, you get a personal mentoring i.e. a teacher teaches you as per your abilities and capabilities. - CONTINUOUS MONITORING

Here, students are under continuous monitoring i.e. a teacher works on every student’s strengths and weaknesses. Our Mentors make all possible efforts to make your strengths as your STRONGEST part and weaker portions as your strong parts so that you don’t lose out on your scores. - UNLIMITED HOURS OF STUDY

Unlike others, we don’t have limited hours of course or classes i.e. we are there with students till the last minute before the exam. Others teach students for limited hours i.e. they cover the entire syllabus in 10 hours or 8 hours of teaching, no matter a student is clear with a particular topic or not. But here, we work for the students and are always there to help them out. - DEDICATED FACULTIES

A teacher or a mentor plays a vital role in a student’s future, here at Achievers point you get dedicated teachers who teach students in the easiest possible way. Easiest Method with utmost dedication makes it simpler for the students to prepare for the exam to compete with others. - REGULAR MOCK TEST

Mock Test is an essential part of your preparation as you get to know more about your strengths, weaknesses, different set of questions, etc. Whenever you attempt a mock test, you actually get experience before entering the real battleground. Thus, working on yourself continuously helps you to make a perfect strategy for your exam. - DOUBT SESSIONS

Every student wants to score well so as to get a topmost university and a way to that destination involves a lot of doubt sessions. The more a student practices, the more doubts are there. These doubts can be related to practice questions, mock test or test strategies. There is no such restriction on the number of doubt sessions, unlike others. - LIBRARY FACILITY

While preparing for the exam like SAT, one or two books are not sufficient to prepare for the exam as the actual exam has a wide range of questions and to practice them or that type of questions you also need to increase your domain. That is what students get here, the library facility. You can get a book issued and can return once you complete it. This way you get a wide range of questions under a single roof. Also, this makes your preparation, a budget-friendly.

There are no specific eligibility criteria mentioned by the College Board:

- There is no restriction on the minimum or maximum age limit. Anyone who wants to pursue their UG program in the US take this exam. Generally, high school students take this exam.
- There is no restriction on the number of attempts. A student can take the SAT exam as many as he/she wants to.
- College Board puts no restriction on the minimum or maximum grades in high school. Since the SAT exam is taken by a high school student to apply for the UG program so it is by default a requirement to have successfully cleared your high school education.

It takes around three weeks to receive your test score after you have taken your test.

The SAT scoring works in the following way:

**Step-1**

First of all, Raw score is calculated.

(Raw Score: Total number of questions that a student answers correctly)**Step-2**

These raw scores are then changed over to scaled scores**Step-3**

Scaled scores are then further used to determine percentile ranks

The time factor purely depends on the students and his/her abilities. If a student is focussed, hardworking, dedicated and is clear with a few of the basic concepts then he/she might take less time to prepare as compared to a non-Maths student.

**Point to Ponder:**

It is always suggested to prepared as per your abilities and do not take the test until you are around your desired score in the mock test.

To register online for the SAT exam, follow the steps given below:

- Firstly, sign in to your College Board account. (Note: Your parent or counselor cannot register for you)
- Provide your complete information. Make sure the information is the same as shown on your photo ID.
- During the registration, you get an option to answer the questions about yourself. This may take time, but it is beneficial if you want colleges and scholarship organizations to find you.
- After this, you get an option to choose whether to sign up with Essay or without Essay. (Note: This depends on the college/university that you want to apply, look for there requirements before you register.)
- Upload a photo as per the photo requirements.
- Check out, and print your Admission Ticket.

The regular registration deadlines for the SAT exam are approximately three to four weeks** before the test date but don’t worry if by any chance you could not register,

The late registration deadlines are approximately two to three weeks** before a test date. _______________________________________________________________

** This is subject to change so keep visiting us for the latest updates.

If you don’t want to use the score choice, in that case you will have to send all of your SAT scores to the college/university, no matter how bad or good they are.

No College can opt-out or reject Score choice. Students get this beneficial tool. Be careful and always look for your desired college/university scoring policies. If they ask you to submit all the scores, then you cannot use this score choice.

A student must read college/university scoring policies.

Follow three simple steps given below:

- Go to the official website of your dream college/university.
- Search for their scoring policies.
- Under this section, you can read, whether they demand all of your SAT scores or they allow you to use the Score Choice.

The Math Test will focus in-depth on the three areas of math that play the biggest role in a wide range of college majors and careers:

- Heart of Algebra, which focuses on the mastery of linear equations and systems.
- Problem Solving and Data Analysis, which is about being quantitatively literate.
- Passport to Advanced Math, which features questions that require the manipulation of complex equations.

The Math Test also draws on Additional Topics in Math, including the geometry and trigonometry most relevant to college. Don’t get shocked, the above-mentioned heads include the familiar topics:

- Number and operations
- Algebra and functions
- Equations
- Geometry
- Trigonometry
- Statistics
- Probability
- Data analysis

Calculators are important tools, and to succeed after high school, you’ll need to know how—and when—to use them.

~ In the Math Test–Calculator portion of the test, you’ll be able to focus on complex modeling and reasoning because your calculator can save you time.

~ The Math Test–No Calculator portion aims to test your fluency of concepts

**Grid-In Questions**

Most of the questions in the exam are multiple-choice questions whereas some are of the type where you are required to put in the answer commonly known as grid-In questions or students based responses.

It takes around three weeks to receive your test score after you have taken your test.

If you don’t want to use the score choice, in that case you will have to send all of your SAT scores to the college/university, no matter how bad or good they are.

Follow three simple steps given below:

- Go to the official website of your dream college/university.
- Search for their scoring policies.
- Under this section, you can read, whether they demand all of your SAT scores or they allow you to use the Score Choice.

The basic fee for the SAT exam is $49.50-$64.50**, but it varies based on the country of the applicant. For Indian applicants, the fee for the SAT exam is around $106** (with essay),and around $94** (without essay).

On the other hand, the fee for the SAT Subject Test is around $111**

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** The fee is subject to change

The Math section of the SAT exam aims to test the student’s in-depth knowledge in the three areas of math that play the biggest role in a wide range of college majors and careers:

- Heart of Algebra, this particular part of the Maths section focuses on the mastery of linear equations and systems.
- Problem Solving and Data Analysis, this section is about being quantitatively literate i.e. one needs to be crystal clear with concepts.
- Passport to Advanced Math, this section features questions that require the manipulation of complex equations i.e a student needs to be smart enough to get the answer after manipulating the equation as per the requirement of the question to get the answer.

The Math section of the SAT exam also tests a student on some Additional Topics in Maths which also includes geometry and trigonometry.

**Calculator Use**The calculator is an important tool, and to succeed after high school, one needs to know how and when to use it.

*The Maths section of the SAT exam is divided into two parts:*

**Calculator Section**In this portion of the test, one needs to focus on complex modeling and reasoning because the calculator helps to save time.**No-Calculator Section**This portion aims to test a student’s fluency of concepts**Grid-In Questions**Most of the questions in the exam are multiple-choice whereas some are of the type where a student is required to put in the answer, this is commonly known as grid-In questions or students based responses.

**Structure of New SAT**

**Sections**

*Reading Section: 65 minute**Writing and Language Section: 35 minute*

Mathematics:

- No-Calculator Section: 25 minute
- Calculator Section: 55 minute

**Number of Questions***Evidence-Based Reading and Writing: *

*Reading Section:**52 Questions**Writing and Language Section: 20**Questions*

Mathematics:

- No-Calculator Section: 20 Questions
- Calculator Section: 38 Questions

Score*Evidence-Based Reading and Writing: 200-800*

Mathematics:*200-800*