About the SAT
Starting March 2016, students will sit for the redesigned SAT. Here’s an in-depth look at the changes to the exam’s format, timing, scoring, and a breakdown of each section. Though the test may be deemed difficult, the students can ace it with the help of structured guidance and the right approach.
Go to www.collegeboard.org to know more about SAT.
Key SAT Facts
- 4 answer choices for multiple-choice questions
- Math (calculator and no-calculator), Evidence-Based Reading and Writing (includes Reading and Writing & Language), Essay
- Essay is optional
The SAT in a nutshell:
SAT is modelled in a specific structure which assesses the applicant's mental fortitude with special emphasis on vocabulary and conceptual reasoning. SAT has a very different structure which may intimidate students who have not been acquainted with such high level approach. With the right guidance and motivation, the students can overcome their limitations and ace the exam. Also, students who are not very efficient with time management may gain from the shorter sections of the SAT exam.
3 Hours (+50 minute optional essay)
Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
Scored on a scale of 2–8
No deduction for wrong answers (that means no guessing penalty!)