SAT Test

SAT 2017

Last Date to Apply

February 10, 2017

About SAT 2017

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 exam is conducted six 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.

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 Important Dates (January SAT)


Events  Date
Last date to apply for SAT 2017  10 January 2017 
SAT Practice Test 7 January Onwards
SAT and SAT Subject Test  21 January 2017 


For the academic year 2016-17, the January administration is open to all test takers. Admission of the students that appear in January SAT will be done in the month of August 2017. 

SAT 2017 Important Dates


SAT Date

SAT Subject Test

Registration Deadline

Late Registration Deadline

21 Jan 2017 

  • Literature
  • U.S. History
  • Mathematics Level 1
  • Mathematics Level 2
  • Biology E/M
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • French
  • Spanish

21 Dec 2016

  • For mailed registrations - 03 Jan 2017
  • For registrations made online or by phone - 10 Jan 2017

6 May 2017 

  • Literature
  • U.S. History
  • Mathematics Level 1
  • Mathematics Level 2
  • Biology E/M
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • French
  • Spanish

7 Apr 2017

  • For mailed registrations: 18 Apr 2017
  • For registrations made online or by phone: 25 Apr 2017

3 Jun 2017 

  • Literature
  • U.S. History
  • World History
  • Mathematics Level 1
  • Mathematics Level 2
  • Biology E/M
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish
  • Modern Hebrew
  • Italian
  • Latin

9 May 2017

  • For mailed registrations: 16 May 2017
  • For registrations made online or by phone: 24 May 2017


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



Modern Hebrew

World History



U S History



Math 1



Math 2




  • 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.

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SAT 2017 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 2016.

  • Must be applying for admission into any of the US colleges which is among the SAT participating institutes.

SAT 2017 Application form and Admit Card

SAT Registration form can be filled through both medium online and offline. The candidates can fill the application form on the official website and also the offline application available on the official website. 

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

SAT 2017 Registration Form Submission

The Application for SAT can be submitted through both medium online and offline. The candidates want to fill the application form online have to visit the official website.  Filling the application form may take time but it’s worth it if the candidates want colleges and scholarship organisations to find them

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 center 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 2017 Fees

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

SAT Registration and Testing Fees

 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


Non-US Regional Fee

(add to test fees if testing outside U.S. and U.S. territories) 

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 2017 Result and Counselling

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 2017 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 Practice Test

College Board offers a facility of free Practice test in collaboration with Khan Academy. The candidates who are looking forward to appear 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 2017 Important details

SAT Result 2017

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 Test Centers 2017

SAT Test Centers located in U.S


Keysgate Charter High School
Homestead, Florida
Center Code:10070


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


  • 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 2017 Address

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

SAT 2017 Contact

Toll Free : 866-756-7346
From international locations: 212-713-7789

SAT 2017 Exam Date

March 11, 2017

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