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SAT

The SAT or the Scholastic Aptitude Test is a standardized exam that evaluates the mathematical, writing and reading prowess of a candidate for admissions to colleges in the US and Canada.
Info About SAT
  • Field
    Science, Arts, & Commerce
  • Eligibility
    11th & 12th Standard Students
  • Subjects
    English and Mathematics
  • Question Type
    Objective Questions (MCQs)
  • Paper Pattern
    154 Questions in 230 Minutes
  • Colleges
    Undergraduate Colleges in the US and Canada
  • Difficulty Level
    Moderate
  • When
    September to May
What you will learn

English

You will be given reading passages from a range of subjects with multiple choice questions. You might also want to consider the optional essay based on the entry requirements of the college of your preference.
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Mathematics

You will master topics like algebra, geometry, statistics, probability and data analysis.
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How to prepare for SAT with Toppr

  1. Get your concepts right

    To crack SAT, you need to revise frequently. With the help of Toppr’s video lectures, you can do so with any topic at any time of the day.
    They are taught by experienced teachers – covering all the concepts you can possibly think of.

    Get your concepts right
  2. Practice regularly

    The best students spend 80% of their time practicing questions, and 20% learning theory.
    Improve your skills by practicing only the right questions.

    Practice regularly
  3. Get your doubts cleared

    A doubt can weaken your foundation, or even reduce your confidence.
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    Get your doubts cleared
  4. Take All-India Tests

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All you need to know about SAT

Sections

Facts, Syllabus & Pattern

  • What is SAT?
  • Syllabus for SAT

How to apply for SAT

  • Eligibility Criteria for SAT
  • Registration for SAT 2018
  • Fee Structure
  • Exam Pattern for SAT 2017-2018
  • Colleges through SAT

Important Dates

  • Exam Dates

Results and Cut-off

  • Cut-off for SAT

How to Prepare for SAT

  • Preparation Tips for SAT
  • Study Material for SAT
  • Previous Years’ Papers for SAT

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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What is SAT?

The full-form of SAT is Scholastic Aptitude Test. It is a standardised entrance examination designed for high-school students looking for a college education in the US and in Canada.

The exam is meant to test the candidate’s ability to comprehend, solve and analyze problems. There are three sections in total for Maths and English. Each section is marked within the range of 200-800 points, and the final score ranges from 400-1600.

The third optional written essay is scored on a scale of 0-24 and varies incrementally.

Syllabus for SAT

maths Mathematics
  1. Exponents and Powers
  2. Linear Equations
  3. Linear Programming
  4. Polynomials
  5. Ratio and Proportion
  6. Lines and Triangles
  7. Mensuration
  8. Sets, Relation and Functions
  1. Logarithms
  2. Quadratic Equations
  3. Theory of Equations
  4. Trigonometry
  5. Circles
  6. Complex Numbers
  7. Statistics
  8. Probability
english English
  1. Evidence-based Reading and Writing
  2. Concision and Precision
  3. Agreement
  4. Coordinating and Subordinating Conjunctions
  5. Tenses
  6. Punctuation
  7. Structure of Sentences
  8. Vocabulary

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Eligibility Criteria for SAT

The eligibility criteria for SAT 2017-2018 is as given:
  • Age:

    16 years of age and above.

  • Nationality:

    All nationalities.

  • Subjects:

    Maths and English.

Registration for SAT 2018

  1. You’ll have to sign in to your free College Board account.
  2. Make sure all your identity information matches what’s on your photo ID.
  3. Choose which tests you want to take. You can change your selection on the main day.
  4. Upload a photo that meets all photo requirements.
  5. Check out, and print your Admission Ticket.
To register, you need a debit/credit card with international currency support.
College Board, does not specify any age requirement; however, a valid Indian passport is a must to appear for the exam.

Fee Structure

The SAT fee varies based on the country of the applicant. In Indian Rupees, the SAT exam fee is around INR 6,200-7,000.

Exam Pattern for SAT 2017-2018

Particulars Details
Sections 3
Subjects Mathematics, English
Type of questions Objective (MCQs)
Number of questions 154
Mode of examination Offline
Exam duration 3 hours
Paper pattern
Evidence-based Reading & Writing
  1. Reading (52 Questions in 65 minutes)
  2. Writing and Language (44 Questions in 35 minutes)
Mathematics
  1. 20 Questions in 25 minutes (Calculator not allowed)
  2. 38 Questions in 55 minutes (Calculator allowed)
Essay (optional)
  1. 1 essay in 50 minutes
Negative marking None

Colleges through SAT

Here are the top participating institutes under SAT 2018:
Sr. No. Top 10 Colleges
1 University of Chicago
2 Massachusetts Institute of Technology
3 Harvard University
4 Princeton University
5 Washington University in St. Louis
6 Harvey Mudd College
7 Northwestern University
8 Johns Hopkins University
9 University of Pennsylvania
10 Brown University

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Exam Dates

Tentative international exam dates for SAT 2017-2018:

Registration Deadlines
Last date for submission of online applications without late fee September 8, 2017 11:59 PM
Exam Dates
SAT Exam Date October 7, 2017 -
Result Dates
Online Score Release October 27, 2017 -
Registration Deadlines
Last date for submission of online applications without late fee November 2, 2017 11:59 PM
Exam Dates
SAT Exam Date December 2, 2017 -
Result Dates
Online Score Release December 21, 2017 -
Registration Deadlines
Last date for submission of online applications without late fee February 9, 2018 11:59 PM
Exam Dates
SAT Exam Date March 10, 2018 -
Result Dates
Online Score Release March 29, 2018 -
Registration Deadlines
Last date for submission of online applications without late fee April 6, 2018 11:59 PM
Exam Dates
SAT Exam Date May 5, 2018 -
Result Dates
Online Score Release May 24, 2018 -

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Cut-off for SAT

The cut offs for the top universities in the US and Canada range between 1400 and 1600.

University Score Range
Brown 1410-1570
Cornell 1390-1550
Columbia 1460-1580
Dartmouth 1440-1580
Harvard 1480-1600
University of Pennsylvania 1440-1570
Princeton 1470-1600
Yale 1480-1600

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Preparation Tips for SAT

Knowing how to prepare for SAT 2018 is imperative.

  • Ensure Clarity of Concepts: Focus more on understanding basic concepts rather than just the formulae.
  • Manage Time Correctly: Some simple time management tips will ease your preparation. Keep an eye on the time taken to solve questions. A section-wise allocation of time will help you attempt the paper within the given time.
  • Accomplish Targets on a Daily Basis: Assign daily goals for yourself for revision, and fulfil them. This will boost your confidence for the exam and avoid wastage of precious time.
  • Know your Strengths and Weaknesses: If you’re strong in reading and comprehension, but weak in grammar, you should strengthen your writing skills.
  • Sample Papers: Sample papers and previous years’ papers will go a long way in helping you crack any exam.

Study Material for SAT

  • The Official SAT Study Guide written by College Board
  • Kallis' SAT Pattern
  • The SAT Black Book
  • McGraw-Hill Education SAT 2018
  • Barron's New SAT
  • Princeton Review's Cracking the New SAT 2018
  • Dr. Steve Warner's 320 SAT Math Problems
  • Dr. Jang's SAT 800 Math Workbook for the New SAT, Second Edition
  • The Complete Guide to SAT Reading by Erica Meltzer, Third Edition
  • The Ultimate Guide to SAT Grammar by Erica Meltzer, Fourth Edition

Previous Years’ Papers for SAT

Official SAT Study Guide can be a good starting point for the preparation, and it covers all aspects of the exams in a comprehensive manner.

While preparing, make sure to refer to the official previous papers available on the College Board website as well.

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Q1: What colleges can I get admission into through SAT?

Ans: After clearing SAT, you can get into over 400 colleges, out of which the top-ranking ones are as follows:

  • Princeton University
  • Harvard University
  • Yale University
  • Columbia University
  • Stanford University
  • University of Chicago
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Duke University
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • California Institute of Technology

Q2: When should I register for SAT 2017-2018?

Ans: You to register for SAT when you are comfortable with the test and after you have completed all the assignments related to the course.

Q3: Where are the SAT exam centres in India?

Ans: SAT exam centers across India:

New Delhi
Test Center Address Center Code
Pathways School Ssc-2 Sector-100, Delhi Ncr, India 63205
St. Michael’s Sr. Secondary School 3, Pusa Road, New Delhi, India 63212
USIEF Usief, Fulbright House, New Delhi, India 63202
Bangalore
Test Center Address Center Code
Bangalore International School Geddalahalli, Hennur Bagalur Rd, Bangalore, India 63116
Bishop Cotton Boys School St Marks Road, Bangalore, India 63100
Canadian International School 4 + 20 Manchenahalli, Bangalore, India 63377
Ebenezer International School Singena Agrahara Road,via Huskur Road, Bangalore, India 63118
The International School Bangalore Nafl Valley, Whitefield-sarjapur Rd,, Bangalore, India 63123
Kolkata
Test Center Address Center Code
Assembly of God Church School 125/1 Park Street, Kolkata, West Bengal, India 63120
United States - India Educational Foundation American Center, Kolkata, India 63127
Cochin
Test Center Address Center Code
Asan Memorial Senior Secondary School No. 1 Anderson Road, Cochin House, Chennai, India 63134
Sacred Heart College Thevara-cochin-13, Cochin, India 63130
Pune
Test Center Address Center Code
Cathedral Vidya School Lonavala Off Old Mumbai Pune Highway, Lonavala, India 63233
Mahindra United World College of India Village Khubavali, Pune, India 63224
Symbiosis International School Gate No.3, Symbiosis Bba Campus, Maharashtra, Pune, India 63234
University of Pune Pune Univ Arts Faculty Bldg, Pune, India 63235
Mussoorie
Test Center Address Center Code
Woodstock School Tehri Road, Mussoorie, India 63190
Kodaikanal
Test Center Address Center Code
Kodaikanal International School Seven Roads Junction, Kodaikanal, India 63166
Hyderabad
Test Center Address Center Code
Delhi Public School Nacharam Campus, Lane Adj To, Hyderabad, India 63152
Sreenidhi International School Aziz Nagar Moinabad R R District, Hyderabad, India 63149
Uniti Foundation #702, 7th Floor, Paigah Plaza, Hyderabad, India 63153
Mumbai
Test Center Address Center Code
Aditya Birla World Academy Vastuship Annexe Gamadia Colony, Mumbai, India 63189
Anjuman Islam High School Opp, Csmt VT Railway Station, Mumbai, India 63108
Bombay Teachers Training School Mahakavi Bhushan Marg, Mumbai, India 63107
Fravashi International Academy Adjacent to Gangapur Dam Rest, Nashik Mumbai, India 63198
Singapore International School On National Highway 8,, Mumbai, India 63192
The Cathedral + John Connon School 6, Purshottamdas Thakurdas Marg,, Mumbai, India 63185
Chennai
Test Center Address Center Code
Asan Memorial Senior Secondary School No. 1 Anderson Road, Cochin House, Chennai, India 63134

Q4: What to bring to the test center?

Ans: You should bring the following with you:

  • Admission ticket
  • A valid photo ID
  • No. 2 pencils with erasers
  • An acceptable calculator with extra batteries
  • A watch to keep track of time
  • Drinks and snacks (for the break)

Q5: What are the additional key tips for SAT?

Ans: Familiarizing yourself with upcoming SAT test dates allows you to customize your study plan and choose a date according to your schedule.


Here are four tips to help you:

  • Know Your Deadlines: The most important thing to remember is to take your SAT early enough so that your scores arrive before your college application deadlines. The most common regular decision deadline is 1st January, and the most common early action deadlines are 1st and 15th November

    If you want to obtain any scholarships that consider your SAT score, you’ll need to have your test scores sent in before your scholarship deadlines. These deadlines are often the same as college application deadlines.
  • Come Up With a Solid Study Plan: You need to give yourself enough time to properly prepare for the exam. It is advisable to study for three to six months.

    Our estimates for study hours and total point improvements on the SAT are as follows:
    • 0-30 point improvement: 10 hours
    • 30-70 point improvement: 20 hours
    • 70-130 point improvement: 40 hours
    • 130-200 point improvement: 80 hours
    • 200-330 point improvement: 150 hours