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Scholastic Aptitude Test( SAT) 2012 - October 12th, 2011

Scholastic Aptitude Test( SAT) 2012


The Scholastic Aptitude Test, SAT, is a test conducted by the College Board in United States for the admission purpose of the foreign students. Most of the US universities and colleges are taking the foreign students based on the SAT score and getting a good score will increase the chance of getting admission. The students got high score is also offered to different scholarship programs, which support the financial needs of the course.

Structure of SAT

SAT is of two types, SAT and Subject test (SAT II), SAT consist of mainly three sections covering topics of Mathematics, Writing and Critical reading.

Each section carries a score 200-800 and the 225 minutes. The subjective test is of 60 minutes and in a multiple choice objective mode.

Syllabus

SAT I

The Critical Reading
Reading comprehension: 25 min
Sentence completions: 25 min
Paragraph-length critical reading: 20 min.
Math section
Algebra and functions: 25 min
Geometry Statistics: 20 min
Probability and Data analysis: 20 min
The Writing
Essay section: 25 min,
Multiple choice sections: 25 minutes and 10 minutes
SAT II

SAT II is the subjective test measures candidates’ knowledge in particular subject and domain. The General subject includes,

English
History
Mathematics
Science
Languages
Eligibility Criteria

SAT is conducted for the school pass-out. In Indian scenario the candidates who pass the plus two courses from the recognized board is eligibility to take the exam. There are no minimum mark requirements, age specification for applying the test. Any student who qualified the board exam with the aspiration to pursue their higher studies in US universities can apply for the test.

How to Apply?

The candidates who wish to take the test can register their entry in the College Board website SAT - College Board - The Most Widely Used College Admission Exam. One can also mail their request to the College Board and there is a facility of registering by phoning to the Customer Service Center. But online registration is the widely accepted and popular way of registering to the test. The student should register for the test three weeks before the test date. The exam will take $71 for the SAT and $50(registration) + $9/paper for the subjective test.

Important Dates

The SAT exam will perform seven times in a year

Test Date: First Week of October, 2011/2012
Registration Deadline: First Week of September, 2011/2012
Test Date: First Week of November, 2011/2012
Registration Deadline: Last Week of September, 2011/2012
Test Date: First Week of December, 2011/2012
Registration Deadline: Last Week of October, 2011/2012
Test Date: First Week of January, 2012
Registration Deadline: Last Week of December, 2011/2012
Test Date: First Week of April, 2012
Test Date: First Week of May, 2012
Registration Deadline: First Week of April, 2012
Test Date: First Week of June, 2012
Registration Deadline: Last Week of April, 2012
List of Major SAT centers in India

Bangalore
Calcutta
Chennai
Cochin
Hyderabad
Kodaikanal
Mumbai
Mumbai
Mussoorie
New Delhi
New Delhi
Pune
Contact Address for the SAT

College Board SAT Program, P.O. Box 8056, Mount Vernon, IL 62864-0208
Website: SAT - College Board - The Most Widely Used College Admission Exam
Reference Books for SAT

10 SATS: The Actual and Complete Scholastic Aptitude Test Plus Advice from the College Board on How to Prepare for It by College Board
Barron’s basic tips on the SAT, scholastic aptitude test by Samuel C. Brownstein
Barron’s basic tips on the scholastic aptitude test, SAT by Samuel C. Brownstein
Basic tips on the scholastic aptitude test, SAT by Samuel C. Brownstein
Cliffs: Scholastic Aptitude Test/Preparation Guide by Jerry Bobrow, William A. Covino, Bernard V. Zandy and Bill Bobrow
Gruber’s Complete Preparation for the New SAT
How to Prepare for the Scholastic Aptitude Test by Morton Selub and Doris Selub
How to Prepare for the Scholastic Aptitude Test: Sat by Samuel C. Brownstein, Mitchel Weiner and Sharon Weiner Green
Kaplan Writing Power: Score Higher on the SAT, GRE, and Other Standardized Tests
Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test and National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test: Preparation Guide by Jerry Bobrow and William A. Covino
Preparation for the Sat, Scholastic Aptitude Test by Gabriel P. Freedman and Edward J. Deptula
SAT Vocabulary Express: Word Puzzles Designed to Decode the New SAT
Simon’s Saga for the SAT I Verbal
The Offical Study Guide For *All* SAT Subject Tests
Up your S.A.T. score: The underground guide to psyching out the scholastic aptitude test by Larry Berger
Verbal Review and Workbook for the Scholastic Aptitude Test by John W. Amberg and Robert S. Boone
Coaching Centers for SAT

Achievers Point Knowledge Systems Pvt. Ltd.
B. Shakthi Academy
Career Forum
Competition Cell
EDStar
Edvantage Education Private Ltd
Jamboree Education Center
Jeeva’s Educational Academy
Manya Education Private Limited
PaceSetter
Touchstone Educationals (P.) Ltd.
Trump and Gates
Wisdom Mart
Study Plan

The test is an international exam so the competitive nature of the test is high. If you want to get admission into the desired college/university you must score well in each paper. Reading the Journals, newspapers etc. not only update you with the current happening g it also improve your reading and comprehension part. You have to develop your writing skill, so select any topic and try to develop content for that. Your reading habit will also contribute to the writing part.

For the subjective part the students must have a through knowledge in their domain and they have to cover the topics as prescribed in the higher secondary curriculum. Practice is the way to improve your chances for admission. Refer the previous year questions and mock test help you to practice well.

How and Where To Get the Results?

The students can get the score by visiting the official web portal of SAT. The score will also send to your personal email ID. One can also get the score by calling to the customer service center of SAT. Your exam score will also send to your selected colleges by the exam body after one month of the exam.

Cutoff

Different universities have different cut off so as the departments. Score above 47% or 1440(ACT composite score 20) is considered to be an average score for getting admission into the prominent institute.

Score Validity

The SAT score are valid for the period of five years, if there are no changes in the criteria of the exam. The conducting body is authorized to take any change in the exam format at any given point of time.


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