Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) is way to get admission in colleges in America. SAT is conducted by the College Board, which is a non profit organization and committed to the principles of excellence and equity. The College Board conducts SAT examination with a view to providing opportunities to students of various countries who deserve to engage themselves in their future studies with students of other developing or developed countries.

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Name of the Test Components of the Test Duration
SAT Reasoning Test Verbal, Mathematical and Reasoning skills 3 hours, 20 minutes
SAT Subject Tests Assesses knowledge of a specific subject 1 hour

Test Order

The SAT comprises of 10 total testing sections. The first section is a 25-minute essay while the last section is a 10-minute multiple-choice writing section. Sections two through seven are 25-minute sections and sections eight and nine are 20-minute sections. Applicants sitting next to each other in the same session most are likely to get completely different test books with different content orders.


SAT (SAT Reasoning Test or SAT subjects Test or both) is typically taken by high school juniors and seniors. Indian students who has completed their 12 years of school education sussessfully from any recognised Indian board or university can take SAT for admission in the different streams available in to various American colleges.

There is no criteria of minimum marks etc. for appearing in the SAT Reasonong Test or SAT Subject Tests, but several colleges need a good SAT score along with a good academic record. Besides that colleges conducts their own tests, like Essay Writing, Personality Test etc and also ask for Curriculum Vitae and recommendations from teacher etc. A nicely written CV (Curriculum Vitae) so that it reflects brilliantly about the aspirant may be of great help.

Some colleges specify the Subject Tests they require for admission or placement; others allow applicants to choose which tests to take.

Languages with Listening Functionality

Information About Subject Tests in Languages with Listening functionality

The listening tests include: Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Korean and Spanish.
Candidate must carry a portable CD player with earphones to the test center.
All listening tests are offered during the November month of SAT admission at designated test centers.