SAT stands for Standardized Admissions Test. Basically, SAT exam tests the skills of reading, writing and math.
SAT Exams are usually of two types – General test and Subject test.
SAT General Test (SAT I) has three segments – Critical Reading, Mathematics and Writing. The test structure is shown in the table below:
SAT Subject Test (SAT II)
Subject Tests are designed to measure a student’s knowledge and skills in particular subject areas, as well as his ability to apply that knowledge. SAT Subject Test is required to be taken by students who desire to enroll in the topmost universities.
. SAT II Subject tests are one-hour tests offered in the subjects: Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Maths Level 1, Maths Level 2, English Literature, US History, World History and Languages.
SAT I: Scoring is between 600 (Minimum) and 2400 (Maximum) with 10-point increment. Three scores are reported on the SAT I :
• Critical Reading score is reported on a 200-800 score scale, in 10-point increments.
• Mathematics score is reported on a 200-800 score scale, in 10-point increments.
• Writing score is reported on a 0-6 score scale, in half-point increments.
SAT II: Each SAT II is scored between 200 (Minimum) and 800 (Maximum) with 10-point increment.