SAT stands for "Scholastic Assessment Test". SAT is most popular for undergraduate courses in US and Canada. SAT is also accepted by United kingdom and Australia. SAT is written based examination. SAT consist of five sections which include Reading, Writing, Math (with calculator), Math (without calculator) and Essay writing (optional).
STRUCTURE OF SAT:
1. Reading Test
Reading test is composed of 52 questions in one section which should be completed in 65 minutes. There are five passages in SAT and 10-11 questions per passage or passage pair. SAT Reading passages draw from three main fields: history, social studies, and science. Each SAT Reading Test always includes: one passage from U.S. or world literature; one passage from either a U.S. founding document or a related text; one passage about economics, psychology, sociology, or another social science; and, two science passages. Answers to all of the questions are based only on the content stated in or implied by the passage or passage pair.
2. Writing and Language Test
Writing and language test consist of 44 multiple choice questions to be solved in 35 minutes. The examinee should read the passage and find the weakness or mistakes in the questions and provide corrections or improvements.
The mathematics in SAT is separated into two parts: Math test calculator and math test no calculator. In SAT mathematics examinee should solve 58 questions in 80 minutes.
- The Math Test – No Calculator section has 20 questions (15 multiple choice and 5 grid-in) and lasts 25 minutes.
- The Math Test – Calculator section has 38 questions (30 multiple choice and 8 grid-in) and lasts 55 minutes.
SAT fees: SAT fee is $47.50 and with essay $64.50