What is SAT?There are two types of SAT Exams:
- SAT Reasoning Test or SAT I
- SAT Subject Test or SAT II
SAT Reasoning Test or SAT I
A standard test or SAT is mostly focused on measuring three skills of the applicant, verbal, mathematical and writing skills. This test is primarily intended to help undergraduate schools to assess the applicant who are approaching them for higher studies. Major American universities ask for SAT I score, while inviting applications from prospective students.
SAT is fully paper based test and the maximum score of SAT is 2400. The SAT I score alone cannot guarantee you the admission into a school - the test is only one of the major factors taken into consideration in the long process of an applicant getting admitted into a graduate school he/she desires.
What is the scoring scale for the SAT I?
The Mathematics section is scored on a scale from 200-800.
The Critical Reading section is scored on a scale from 200-800.
The Writing section score is split up into two parts.
The essay is scored on a scale of 1-12, and the multiple choice questions on a scale from 20-80. These two scores are combined to calculate a section score ranging from 200-800
The entire SAT I score ranges from 600-2400
SAT Subject Test or SAT II
A Subject Tests (formerly SAT II: Subject Tests) are designed to measure a student’s knowledge and skills in particular subject areas, as well as his ability to apply that knowledge. Students who want to apply to the Top 15-20 universities in the US are required to take SAT Subject Test.
The examination is entirely a paper-based Test. The test is scored on a maximum of 800. SAT® II Subject tests are one-hour tests offered in the following subjects: Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Maths Level 1, Maths Level 2, English Literature, US History, World History and Languages.
The US-based College Board develops and administers both the SAT I and SAT II. College Board is responsible for setting questions, conducting the test and sending score reports to each examinee.