SAT 2020

Updated By Neha Kumari on 18 Aug, 2020 12:01

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The SAT, originally known as the Scholastic Aptitude Test and later as the Scholastic Assessment Test, is a standardized test adopted by the United States for admissions to universities and colleges such as Hofstra UniversityCarnegie Mellon University, USA; Columbia University, and more. The developer or administrator of the admission test is College Board and is administered on behalf of the Educational Testing Service (ETS). 

The test was introduced in the US to assess the readiness of students for college. Founded in the year 1926, the exam has been renamed a number of times since then. As of today, the Scholastic Aptitude Test has been renamed to SAT Reasoning Test and the letters SAT no longer stand for anything.

Apart from the United States, candidates can also apply for admissions in abroad universities in countries like Canada, UK, Australia and Singapore. Candidates can take admission in the bachelor’s courses with a valid SAT scorecard. Some of the popular colleges are Aston UniversityMcGill UniversityUniversity of Sydney

The SAT is offered internationally in October, December, March, and May and the SAT Subject Tests are available internationally in October, November, December, May, and June. 

COVID 19 Alert

The SAT which was scheduled to be conducted in May and June was cancelled due to the COVID 19 pandemic. The next test will be held from August at various SAT centres across the country. 

As the SET test will be conducted at various centres, the priority of the College Board would be to ensure the health and safety of the student. The testing capacity is limited in some areas to maintain health restrictions. 

Any changes related to the SAT test like test date, test date, test centres will be informed to candidates prior to the test by the College Board to avoid confusion and stress.  

SAT Eligibility Criteria 2020

The College Board develops the SAT and also determines


SAT Result 2020

The SAT Results or scores are announced by the


How to Prepare for the SAT 2020

Millions of students across the globe take the SAT


SAT Exam Pattern 2020

The College Board prescribes the exam pattern for both


Upcoming Exams :

SAT Syllabus 2020

Students planning to take the upcoming SAT 2020 can


SAT Test Center

SAT test is administered by the College Board and


How to Apply for SAT 2020

The SAT is conducted at an international level for


SAT Practice Test

The SAT Practise Test is available on the official


SAT 2020 Admit Card

The Admit Card for the SAT is known as


SAT Participating Colleges

The SATs, conducted by the College Board, are accepted


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SAT Exam Highlights 2020

Exam NameSAT
Accepted byUndergraduate colleges and universities in the US, Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia, etc.
Duration3 hours (plus 50 minutes for the Essay [optional])
Conducted byThe College Board
Mode of ExamWritten-based examination
SAT FeeSAT- $49.50 + Non-U.S. Regional Fee ($49)
SAT with Essay- $64.50 + Non-U.S. Regional Fee ($49)
Score Range400-1600
SAT ComponentsReading Test
Writing and Language Test
Essay (optional)

SAT Important Dates 2020

SAT Test DateSAT AvailableSAT Subject Tests AvailableEarly Registration via RepresentativeRegistration DeadlineDeadline for ChangesSAT Results
05-Oct-19YesYes21-Aug-1906-Sep-1924-Sep-19October 18- October 23, 2019
02-Nov-19NoYesNANANANovember 15-November 20, 2019
07-Dec-19YesYes23-Oct-1908-Nov-1926-Nov-19December 20-December 25, 2019
14-Mar-20YesNo29-Jan-2014-Feb-2003-Mar-20March 27-April 1, 2020
02-May-20Cancelled due to COVID-19 crisis
06-Jun-20Cancelled due to COVID-19 crisis
29-Aug-20YesYes-31-Jul-2018-Aug-20to be announced
03-Oct-2020YesYes-04-Sep-2027-Sep-20to be announced
07-Nov-20YesYes-07-Oct-2027-Oct-20to be announced
05-Dec-20YesYes-05-Nov-2024-Nov-20to be announced

Conducting Body of SAT 2020

SAT 2020 will be administered by the College Board, a not-for-profit organisation headquartered in New York. Founded in 1900, the Board was set up to expand access to higher education and help more than seven million students every year to prepare for a successful transition to college through programs and services in college readiness and college success. 

Advantages of Taking the SAT

Amongst the many benefits of appearing for the SAT, some of them have been listed below:

  • The College Board takes into consideration the variability in class selection, grading and curricula in different high schools across the world and hence evaluates candidates on an even playing field.

  • Standardized tests like the SAT help candidates learn how to score high with dedicated test prep and improve one’s chances of getting admission to competitive schools.

  • Taking the SAT helps students comprehend questions and be familiar with what is going on in classrooms across the globe.

  • The exam also expands access to scholarship money from a lot of top colleges. 

  • The SAT exam is lighter on Math. It focuses more on algebra, geometry and trigonometry.

Types of SAT

There are two types of SAT- the SAT and SAT Subject Tests. The same have been explained in detail below:

  • SAT- The SAT is designed to test the thinking skills of the candidate that are required to succeed in his/her college and career.

  • SAT Subject Tests- SAT Subject Tests are college admission tests on specific subjects where you choose the tests that best showcase your strengths and interests. There are a total of 20 SAT Subject Tests in five general areas- English, History, Languages, Mathematics and Science. Each subject test will be an hour long, scored on a 200-800 scale. 

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