Pattern And Eligibility For SAT Exam 2012

SAT exam is standardised entrance test mainly taken by those candidates who want to study in the USA. The exam score is mandatory for those students who want to take admission in undergraduate courses in USA. The exam has a standard format and is divided into three sections. The exam has a set pattern of questions, curriculum, conditions of admission, and scoring etc. The paper structure, scoring scheme and pattern is standard and known to all. The exam is generally held for the purpose of granting admission in the undergraduate courses across the US. The exam is really important and almost all the colleges acknowledge the SAT as an entrance exam. The score of the SAT exam will determine your admission in your desired college. This makes the exam very famous among aspirants who want to take admission in undergraduate programmes in US.

SAT exam pattern

The SAT exam is designed to assess the skills of thinking and logical reasoning of the candidates. These are the basic skills that you acquire in your schools, but are highly valued at the college level as well. The purpose of conducting this exam is to evaluate students for their writing, reading as well as mathematical skills.

The total duration of the exam is 3 hours and 45 minutes. The SAT exam is divided into SAT Reasoning Test andSAT subject based Test. If you want to take admission in any US college on the basis of SAT reasoning score, it is just not enough to secure a seat in US colleges. But on the other hand, some colleges also consider the score of the subjects based exam. In most of the cases when we say SAT exam, it meant to the SAT reasoning test.

SAT reasoning test:

Writing: This section has essay type question section and multiple choice type questions. The essay section has allocated the time of 25 minutes.

Critical Reading: The critical reading section is divided into three sub-sections. The questions asked in this section are based on either short passage reading or long passage reading. The questions are multiple choice based questions. These questions generally evaluate a student’s writing skills.

Mathematics: Mathematics section also consists of three sections. The total time allotted to this section is 70 minutes.

Eligibility for SAT exam:

Those who want to appear in this exam must have passed their Class XII from a recognized Indian university or education board. The students are required to take up further tests, personality test, essay writing and much more depending on the university or college you want to apply. The scores that are finally considered depend upon the fact that in which college you want to apply. The score ranges accepted by colleges consider the mathematics and verbal scores. Students can reappear for the exam, but this action is not fruitful if higher scores are not expected.

1 comment:

  1. Elated to see the exam pattern and marks distribution with eligibilities for entrance tests. I am not able to find a favorable place for LSAT Courses and coaching material. Want to clear the exam in single attempt and accomplish my goals soon. Prepared a list of online coaching sites with fees and services. Will select one of them soon.


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