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 University; Carnegie 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 University, McGill University, University 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.
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The SAT is being conducted at designated centres and everyone need to follow strict guidelines as defined by the test authorities at the test centres. As the SAT 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, yet timing or test centres will be informed to candidates prior to the test by the College Board to avoid confusion and stress.
|Accepted by||Colleges and universities in the US, Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia, etc. offering undergraduate course|
|Duration||3 hours (plus 50 minutes for the Essay [optional])|
|Conducted by||The College Board|
|Mode of Exam||Written-based examination|
|SAT Fee||SAT- $52 + Non-U.S. Regional Fee ($49)|
|SAT with Essay- $68 + Non-U.S. Regional Fee ($49)|
|SAT Components||Reading Test
Writing and Language Test
|SAT Test Date||SAT Available||SAT Subject Tests Available||Early Registration via Representative||Registration Deadline||Deadline for Changes|
|March 13, 2021
||Yes||No||January 27, 2021||February 12, 2021||March 2, 2021
|May 8, 2021
||Yes||Yes||March 24, 2021||April 8, 2021||April 27, 2021
|June 5, 2021||No||Yes||NA||NA||NA|
All the official SAT exam centres in India along with their addresses and centres have been mentioned in the table below:
|Test Centre||Address||Centre Code|
|Ahmedabad International School||Bodakdev, Ahmedabad, India||63122|
|Allenhouse Public School, Khalasi||10/441, Khalasi Line (gate No 2), Kanpur, India||63262|
|Anjuman Islam HS||Opp, Csmt (vt) Railway Station, Mumbai, India||63108|
|Asian Memorial Senior Secondary School||No. 1 Anderson Road, Cochin House, Chennai, India||63134|
|Assembly of God Church School||125/1 Park Street, Kolkata, West Bengal, India||63120|
|Bangalore INTL School||C/o Bangalore International School,, Bangalore, India||63116|
|Billabong High International School||Tilwara Road, Jabalpur, India||63209|
|Billabong High International School||Beyond Bhadbhada, Bhopal, India||63110|
|Bishop Cotton Boys School||St Marks Road, Bangalore, India||63100|
|Bodhi International School||Shikargarh Mini Market Road, Jodhpur Rajasthan, India||63219|
|Bombay Teachers Training Cell||Mahakavi Bhushan Marg, Mumbai, India||63107|
|Calcutta International School||724 Anandapur, Kolkata, India||63126|
|Canadian International School||4 + 20 Manchenahalli, Bangalore, India||63377|
|Cathedral Vidya SCH Lonavala||The Cathedral Vidya School, Village Shilatne, Po, India||63233|
|Chirec Public School||1-55/12, Kondapur, Kothaguda Post, Hyderabad, India||63133|
|City Montessori InterCollege||Vishal Khand -2, Gomti Nagar, Lucknow, India||63325|
|CPS Global School||The Road, Sh 50, Chennai, India||63137|
|CS Academy Coimbatore||262 Vlb Engineering College Road, Coimbatore, India||63207|
|Delhi Public School (DPS)||Nr. Bopal Rly,crossing, Ahmedabad, India||63113|
|Delhi Public School (DPS)||Nacharam Campus, Plot 44, 42a,, Hyderabad, India||63152|
|Delhi Public School (DPS)||Sail Township, P.o-dhurwa, Ranchi Ranchi Jharkhand, India||63247|
|Delhi Public School (DPS)||Nh5 Nidamanuru, Vijayawada, India||63226|
|Emerald Heights International School||Opposite Akashwani A. B. Rd, Rau, Indore, India||63141|
|Fountainhead School||Opp Ambetha Water Tank, Kunkni Gam, Surat, India||63266|
|Fravashi International School||Adjacement To Gangapur Dam Rest, Nashik Mumbai, India||63198|
|GD Goenka World School||G. D. Goenka Education City, Sohna, Haryana, India||63159|
|Good Shepherd International School||Good Shepherd Knowledge Village, Ootacamund, India||63222|
|Indus Valley World School||488, Ajoy Nagar Em Bypass,, Kolkata West Bengal, India||Adjacent|
|Jayshree Periwal International School||Mahapura Sez Road, Jaipur, India||63165|
|Learning Paths School||Sector 67, Mohali, Mohali, India||63239|
|Manav Rachna International School||Sector - 14, Faridabad, Haryana, India||63214|
|Mother's Public School||Unit-I, Beside Indoor Hall, Bhubaneswar, India||63114|
|Navrachana International School||Vasna-bhayali Road, Vadodara, Gujarat, India||63148|
|NES International School||Malabar Hill Road, Swapnanagari, Mumbai Maharashtra, India||63208|
|Oakridge Internataional School||Oakridge Intl Sch Newton Campus, Hyderabad, India||63147|
|Oakridge Internataional School||Nh-16, behind Hp Petrol Bunk, Visakhapatnam, India||63337|
|Pathways School||Baliawas Village, Gurgaon Haryana, India||63146|
|Pathways World School||Pathways World School Aravali, Gurgaon, India||63157|
|Rockwell International School||Sy, No. 160 D, Gandipet Main Rd, Hyderabad, India||63144|
|Sacred Heart College||Thevara-Cochin-13, Cochin, India||63130|
|Sai International School||5-a Chandaka I.e., Infocity Rd, Bhubaneswar, India||63119|
|Sanskriti The Gurukul||Vill Gugh Ahomgaon Po Garchuk, Guwahati, India||63150|
|Singapore International School||On National Highway 8,, Mumbai, India||63192|
|Spring Dale Senior School||Fatehgarh Churian Road, Amritsar, India||63238|
|St. Michael's Sr. Secondary School||3 Pusa Road, New Delhi, India||63212|
|The Doon School||Mall Road, Dehradun, India||63138|
|The International School||Nafl Valley, Whitefield-Sarjapur Rd,, Bangalore, India||63123|
|The Levelfield School||Husnaad, Suri, India||63267|
|The Shri Ram School||V-37, Moulsari Avenue, Dlf Phase Iii, Gurugram, India||63228|
|Trivandrum International School||Edackode P O Korani, Trivandrum, India||63331|
|United States India Educational Foundation||American Center, Kolkata, India||63127|
|University of Pune||Arts Faculty Bldg Pune Uni, Pune, India||63235|
|USIEF||Usief, Fulbright House, New Delhi, India||63202|
|Vikaasa World School||Oomachikulam Alanganallur Rd, Madurai, Tn, India, India||63269|
SAT is 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.
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.
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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