SAT (Scholastic Aptitude Test)
The SAT is typically taken by high school
(Year 12) students aspiring to pursue a Bachelor's degree in the
U.S. The test assesses critical thinking skills that students need
for academic success. It is accepted in nearly every college in the
U.S.. There is no qualifying benchmark, though the entry
requirements differ from institution to institution.
There are two types of tests - SAT general and SAT subject also
commonly known as SAT 1 and SAT 2.
SAT General Test (SAT 1) measures the verbal and mathematical
reasoning abilities of a student which they have developed over a
period of time. SAT 1 has three sections, namely Critical Reading,
Mathematics and Writing and takes 3 hours and 20 minutes to finish.
The highest score that can be received on the SAT 1 is 2400.
SAT Subject Test (SAT 2) measures the student's knowledge of
specific subjects and the ability to apply that knowledge. English,
Mathematics Level I / II, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, etc, are
some of the subjects in which the test can be taken. The one hour
test measures expertise on a particular subject as listed on the
SAT subject test list. The SAT 2 score is variable dependent on
which test is taken. Please consult your counsellor for more
For further information, visits http://www.collegeboard.com/ or
talk to your IDP counsellor.