What is SAT?

The SAT (technically known as the SAT I) is a general test of verbal and quantitative reasoning accepted and required for admission to a bachelor degree program in a US university or college. The test is required for admission to undergraduate programs of most US universities. Many universities also require you to take SAT-II tests.

The SAT is a three-hour test that measures verbal and mathematical reasoning skills students have developed over time and skills they need to be successful in college. Many colleges and universities use the SAT as one indicator among others-class rank, high school GPA, extracurricular activities, personal essay, and teacher recommendations-of a student’s readiness to do college-level work. SAT scores are compared with the scores of other applicants, and the accepted scores at an institution, and can be used as a basis for awarding merit-based financial aid. SAT is administered seven times a year in the U.S., Puerto Rico, and U.S. Territories, and six times a year overseas.

Who administers the SAT?

The SAT is developed and administered by the US-based “College Entrance Examination Board”. This implies that Collegeboard sets the questions, conducts the test, and sends each examinee the score report. In India, SAT is conducted at the following cities: Bangalore, Calcutta, Cochin, Chennai, Hyderabad, Kodaikanal, Mumbai, Mussoorie, New Delhi, and Pune.


Anyone and everyone interested is eligible for taking the SAT. The SAT test scores are valid for Five years, i.e., most universities accept scores up to five years old.


The US – based College Board conducts SAT. This is most widely taken standardized written test in US for undergraduate admissions. SAT tests Critical Reading, Quantitative & Writing skills, SAT is conducted 6 times a year on specific dates.

Test Takers:Undergraduate Programs.

Test Accepted By:US mandatory & few univs, in Canada

Test Conducted By:ETS Collegeboard

Nature of Test:Paper Based Test (PBT)

Test Pattern:Writing, Critical Reading & Quantitative.

Test Duration:4 hrs

Test Scores:400 to 1600.

Test Score Validity:5 years.

Official Score Reported:Mailed after 3-4 weeks of taking the test.

When is the Test Conducted ?:Six times in a year.

Test Repetition Policy:On fixed dates

Where Does One Register For The Test ?:Interedwise Education Pvt. Ltd. office

Test Fee:GBP 225 Mode of Payment: Bank Draft / International Credit Card

Additional Score Reporting Fee:US $9.50 per institute

Duration:100 hrs 2 1/2 to 3 months