The SAT (Scholastic Aptitude Test) is a standardized test for most college admissions in the United States. The SAT is owned, published, and developed by the College Board, a nonprofit organization in the United States It was first introduced in 1926, and its name and scoring have changed several times. It was first called the Scholastic Aptitude Test, then the Scholastic Assessment Test.

The SAT is a three-hour test that measures verbal and mathematical reasoning skills students have developed over time and proficiency they need to be successful in college. Many colleges and universities use the SAT as ones indicator among others-class rank, high school GPA, extracurricular activities, personal essay, and teacher recommendations-of a student’s readiness to do college-level work. SAT scores are compared with the scores of other applicants, and the accepted scores at an institution, and can be used as a basis for awarding merit-based financial aid.

Test Takers: Undergraduate Programs.
Test Accepted By: US mandatory & few univs, in Canada
Test Conducted By: ETS Collegeboard
Nature of Test: Paper Based Test (PBT)
Test Pattern: Writing, Critical Reading & Quantitative.
Test Duration: 4hrs.
Test Scores: 2400. Good score 2250+
Test Score Validity: 5 years.
Official Score Reported: Mailed after 3-4 weeks of taking the test.
When is the Test Conducted ?: Six times in a year.
Test Repetition  Policy: On fixed dates
Where Does One Register For The Test ?: Collegeboard – New Jersey.
Mode of Registration: Online or by Post.
Proof of Document Required for Registration: Original & Valid Passport
Test Fee: US$ 105
Mode of Payment: Bank Draft / International Credit Card