Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT)

SAT stand for Scholastic Aptitude Test. The SAT I is a general test contain the verbal and quantitative reasoning conventional for U. S. college admissions.  The test is required for admission to undergraduate programs of most US universities and many universities also require you to take SAT-II tests (Subject Tests).

SAT-I: This test contain verbal and quantitative reasoning test. This is for 3 hours with primarily multiple-choice to measure your knowledge in verbal and reasoning. Most colleges require SAT-I scores for admission.

SAT-II: This is Subject Tests and 1 hour, primarily multiple-choice tests to measure your knowledge of particular subjects and your ability to apply. Many other universities may require you to take this along with SAT-I.

The SAT is developed and organized by the US-based "College Entrance Examination Board". The College Board will setup the questions, conducts the test, and sends the score report.

In India, SAT is conducted at the following cities: Bangalore, Calcutta, Cochin, Chennai, Hyderabad, Kodaikanal, Mumbai, Mussoorie, New Delhi, and Pune.

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.

 

SAT Eligibility and Fees:

Who are eligible for SAT test and who are interested taking a test they can take a test. The SAT test scores are valid for 5 years, i.e., Most universities accept scores up to five years old.

SAT Test fees for Indian students:

SAT FEE


SAT Reasoning Test Fee

$29.50

International processing fee

$20.00

Security surcharge to test in India  & Pakistan

$20.00

Total Amount

$69.50

Late registration fee

$20.00

(If registering late, add this amount)

SAT Subject Tests


Registration Fee

$17.00

International processing fee

$20.00

Security surcharge to test in India & Pakistan

$20.00

Writing Test (If taken)

$17.00

Language Tests with Listening (If taken)  

$ 18.00

All other Subject Tests (per subject)

$ 8.00 each

Others

Late registration fee

$20.00

(If registering late, add this amount)

Mode of payment:

1. Credit Card - Visa, Master card or American Express
2. Bank Draft (Dollar Draft, not Indian Rupees)

3. Check Drawn on a U.S. Bank
4. United States Postal Service Money Order
5. International Money Order
6. UNESCO Coupon
7. Postal Reply Coupon

How to Apply for SAT Test:

There are three common ways of registering for SAT:

  1. Registering by mail: Obtain the "SAT Information Bulletin" available free with USEFI offices or from college board website.
    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,
    USA
  2. Online Registration (Credit Card required): Fill up the form online and mention your credit card number. This is the easiest way to register for SAT.

Reporting the Score:

College Board has the stipulation of reporting your SAT scores to a most of 4 universities of your choice; the cost is built into the SAT fee you pay and initially you have to mention the universities to which you want to send the scores.  So, before taking a SAT test, you need to do some research on which universities you’re finally going to apply, based on the score that you expect to achieve. College Board charge you $6.50 for each additional university, payable by an international credit card or a dollar denominated draft.

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