Standardised Admission Tests
The SAT reasoning test is accepted by nearly every university and college in the USA and measures ability in ten sections, covering:
The critical reading section includes two twenty-five minute sections and one twenty minute section covering reading comprehension, sentence completion and critical reading.
The mathematics section includes two twenty-five minute sections and one twenty minute section covering numbers and operations, algebra and functions, geometry, statistics and probability. Students are able to use a calculator for every part of the mathematics section.
The writing section includes a twenty-five minute written essay and thirty-five minutes of multiple choice questions covering grammar usage and word choice.
The test is designed to assess your knowledge on subjects that you will need to succeed at college. Nine of the sections are scored on a scale of 200 to 800. In addition, there is one section that is not scored and is used to determine fairness and equality on each test. This question could cover critical reading, mathematics or writing.
In addition, you can opt to take an SAT Subject Test to demonstrate knowledge in a specific subject area. Some colleges may specify an SAT Subject Test for admission onto a course.
The SAT Subject Test covers five key subject areas:
- English – literature
- History – US history, world history
- Language – Chinese with listening, French, French with listening, German, German with listening, Spanish, Spanish with listening, modern Hebrew, Italian, Latin, Japanese with listening, Korean with listening
- Maths – mathematics level 1, mathematics level 2
- Science – biology, chemistry, physics
In order to search for test centres and test dates and to receive your SAT admission ticket, you will need to register for the SAT.
Registration can be completed either:
- Online (except if you are testing in Benin, Cameroon, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria and Togo or are taking the Sunday test for the first time)
- Or using mail registration
To learn more about registering for the SAT, click here.
Click here for the official SAT practice test
Or, visit here for the Collegeboard SAT question of the day
Click here to download the SAT practice booklet, complete with practice questions for both the SAT and SAT Subject Tests.