The Scholastic Apptitute Test is a mandatory test for students who wish to gain admission to Bachelor’s programs in the USA. The SAT is classified into two:
The SAT Reasoning Test (formerly SAT I)
The SAT Subject Test (formerly SAT II)
Students planning to take admission to US Universities in the year 2006 will undertake the SAT tests with a new format.
The new SAT I will contain 3 sections: Critical Reading, Writing, and Mathematics.
The Writing section
The writing section will measure the test takers ability to organize and structure the essay, ability to express his/her opinion lucidly and language usage.
|60 min||Grammar, usage, and word choice||Multiple choice questions (35 min) and student-written essay (25 min)||200-800|
The Critical Reading Section (formerly known as ‘Verbal’ section)
The Critical Reading Section measures sentence completion and passage reading abilities of the test taker.
|70 min (two 25 min sections and one 20 min section)||Critical reading and sentence-level reading||Reading comprehension, sentence completions, and paragraph-length critical reading||200-800|
The Mathematics Section
The mathematics section measures the number sense, computational skills, and basic math skills of the test taker.
|70 min (two 25 min sections and one 20 min section)||Number and operations; algebra and functions; geometry; statistics, probability, and data analysis||Five-choice multiple-choice questions and student-produced responses||200-800|