SAT Test

SAT 2017 India Exam

Last Date to Apply

2 November 2017

About SAT

SAT 2017, earlier known as Scholastic Assessment Test (and later Scholastic Aptitude Test), is a standardised test which is used as a criterion for eligibility for admission into various Colleges/Universities of U.S and other countries. SAT 2017 is conducted by the Educational Testing Service (ETS) on behalf of the College Board in the USA. The College Board is a mission-driven not-for-profit organisation that connects students to college success and opportunity. The valid passport with name, photo and signature will only be used to make the identification of the candidates. The Sunday testing and testing closer to home options are not available for India.

The exam is conducted four times in a year to check the student’s ability and readiness for admissions into colleges in the USA and other countries. The frequency helps Indian students applying for colleges in the USA to be able to sit for the exam.

  • SAT is intended for undergraduate admission or scholarship/ financial aid applications, other programs that require a college admission test, or who are participating in state or district-sponsored testing.
  • Students from all over the world can appear for SAT. It witnesses participation of more than 2 million students each year.
  • SAT Exam conducted in October, January and May are meant for administrations in the U.S. and Canada. However, SAT conducted in May is for international administration

Latest Update: The application process for the SAT exam scheduled to be conducted on 2 December has been started. The candidates can fill the form by following the application link given towards the end of this page.

The SAT focuses on the knowledge and skills that current research shows are most essential for college and career readiness and success. Colleges and universities throughout the United States and in numerous international locations accept the SAT for admission purposes.

SAT 2017 Dates

 

SAT Date

Registration Starts

Registration Ends

Deadline for Changes

7 October 2017

23 August 2017

8 September 2017

27 September 2017

2 December 2017

18 October 2017

2 November 2017

21 November 2017

10 March 2018

24 January 2018

9 February 2018

28 February 2018

5 May 2018

21 March 2018

6 April 2018

25 April 2018

 

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SAT Eligibility criteria

Age Limit: Must be 17 or 18 years of age while taking the exam.

Academic Eligibility:

  • The candidates who have either passed or appearing Class 12 or equivalent exams in any stream from a recognised board in 2017.
  • Must be applying for admission into any of the US colleges which is among the SAT participating institutes.

SAT Application form and Admit Card

SAT Registration form can be filled through both medium online and offline. Hence, the candidates can apply by any of the methods of their choice. The link to fill the application form is given below.

Payment of the Application Fee: The candidates can pay their application fee through debit card and credit card. The candidates cannot pay through another mode. The candidates have to provide the details about their credit card and the details will be secured.

SAT Registration Form 2017

Submission of the Registration Form

The candidates after filling up the form need to submit the same. The candidates do not need to send the form to any of the authority. The candidates should keep in mind that the application form must be submitted on or before the deadline. After submitting the form, the candidates have to download the admission ticket.

SAT Admit Card/Admission Ticket 2017


The candidates have to sign in at their College Board account and take print out of Admission Ticket. It is to be noted that the candidates will not be allowed inside the test centre without SAT Admission Ticket/Admit card.

The candidates who have registered by mail or phone without providing an email address, or have requested for a paper ticket at the time of Registration will get the admit card mailed. Call Customer Service if you have not received your ticket two weeks before the test date. The candidates who don't receive admit card/ SAT Admission ticket two weeks before the test date must call and inform about it.

SAT Fees

The details of the registration fee to apply for SAT and other details are given below:

SAT Registration and Testing Fees 2017

 Particulars Fee 
SAT $45
SAT with Essay $57
Register by phone (only if you have registered before) $15
Subject Test Registration Fee (required) $26
Late Fee $28 
Each SAT Subject Test (except Language with Listening) add $20 each
Change fee $28
Language with Listening Test (Nov. only) add $26

 

SAT 2017 Non-US Regional Fee

 

Particulars  Fee
Africa (Sub-Saharan) $35
Americas $35
East Asia/Pacific $53
Europe and Eurasia $38
Middle East/N. Africa $47
South and Central Asia $49

 

SAT Result and Counselling

SAT 2017 Result for every test will be declared separately. When declared, the candidates will be able to check the subscore of every test. The subscores are released so that the candidates can have an added insight as to where he/she stands.

SAT 2017 Section wise Score Scale

 

Components Score Scale          

Evidence-Based Reading and Writing

  • Reading Test
  • Writing and Language Test

200 to 800 
Math 200 to 800
Essay (optional) - Essay results reported separately 2 to 8
Total Score

 400 to 1600

SAT 2017 Selection Information

Students will be selected on the basis of marks/score secured in the SAT.

  • Students will have to score on a scale of 200-800 in each section out of the total 2400.
  • Along with SAT scores, students are also required to apply for colleges in the USA.
  • The colleges will select the students on the basis of merit of their SAT scores and other criteria.
  • A good SAT score alone is not reason enough to get admitted into the US-based colleges.

SAT Exam pattern

Duration of Exam: 3 hours (plus 50 minutes for the Essay [optional])

Negative Marking: No Negative Marking

  • SAT 2017 will have the main focus on accessing the knowledge, skills, and understandings of the candidates. These skills are identified as most important for college and career readiness and success.
  • Greater emphasis on the meaning of words in extended contexts and on how word choice shapes meaning, tone, and impact. 

 

SAT Subject Test: SAT Subject Test is conducted in a subject-wise manner on any of the offered subjects.

  • Students have to take the exam on the preferred subject of their choice.

SAT 2017 Test Details

 

SAT Exam consists of two main papers namely SAT and SAT Subject Test. The candidates also have an option of appearing in SAT Essay Test. This will make them eligible for the colleges that consider SAT Essay Test Score. Detailed exam pattern for SAT 2017 is given towards the end of this page.

  • SAT 2017: SAT is a general test of basic reading, writing and Mathematics skills of the candidates. SAT Subject Test is taken for admission into top 15-20 colleges in the USA and Other countries.
  • SAT Essay Test (Optional): While registering for the new SAT, the candidates will have to decide if he/she wants to sign up for the SAT Essay Test. The candidates must note that taking the SAT with Essay keeps the door open to colleges that require or recommend it.
    • The SAT's essay component is a lot like a typical college writing assignment.

    • Students who take the SAT with Essay sit together and have 50 minutes to give the answers.

  • SAT Subject Test 2017: While SAT is taken for admission into general courses, SAT Subject Test is taken to test skills on specific courses.
    • The SAT Subject Tests are one-hour tests in English, history, mathematics, the sciences, and languages. These tests gives the candidates an additional opportunity to showcase their strengths and interests.
    • Many colleges use the SAT Subject Tests for admission, course placement as well as in advice the candidates about course selection.
    • Most of the colleges specify the SAT Subject Tests they require for admission while the others allow the candidates to select on their own that which tests they must take. 

SAT 2017 Practice Test


College Board offers a facility of free Practice test in collaboration with Khan Academy. The candidates who are looking forward to appearing in SAT 2017 can get free access to the practice test anytime and from anywhere. SAT personalised online practice gives the candidates an unprecedented view into the design of the SAT.

SAT Important details

SAT Test Centres are given in the table. The test centres are divided based on the location. The SAT tests scheduled to be conducted on different dates will be held on any of these cities.

SAT Test Centers 2017


SAT Test Centers located in U.S

Florida                              

Keysgate Charter High School
Homestead, Florida
Center Code:10070

Ohio

Jewish Family Service-Assn Career CN
Beachwood, Ohio
Center Code: 36610

 

Texas
  • Anderson-Shiro JR/SR High School
    Anderson, Texas
    Center Code: 44138
  • Cleveland HS
    Cleveland, Texas
    Center Code: 44237

SAT Test Centers located in other countries

 

Cuba  W T Sampson HS
Fpo Ae, CUBA
Center Code: 90120
Kuwait Kuwait U
Khaldiya Campus, KUWAIT
Center Code:52920
The Gambia US Embassy-Banjul, The Gambia
Fajara, The Gambia
Center Code:77512

 

SAT Subject Test

SAT Subject Test access the skills of the candidates on certain specific subjects which include: 

Literature

Chemistry

Modern Hebrew

World History

Biology

Latin

US History

French

Italian

Math 1

Spanish

Physics

Math 2

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  • Top SAT participating colleges include Harvard, Columbia, Stanford, Duke and Cornell University, Georgia Institute of Technology and Dartmouth College.
  • Admission through DASA: Some colleges in India also ask for SAT scores from Non-resident Indians (NRIs) and Persons of Indian Origin (PIOs) as a criterion for eligibility. The admission to these institutes is conducted via DASA scheme.

SAT Contact

The College Board
National Office
45 Columbus Avenue
New York, NY 10023

Toll Free : 866-756-7346
From international locations: 212-713-7789
EmaIL: SAT@info.collegeboard.org

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