- Created by the College Board, the SAT is a globally recognized entrance exam used by most colleges and universities to make admissions decisions.
- It is developed and administered on behalf of the College Board by the Educational Testing Service.
- Most students take the SAT during their junior or senior year of high school, and almost all colleges and universities in the United States use the SAT to make admission decisions.
- The SAT scores are valid over a period of 5 years.
Test Format & Structure
SAT can be divided into three major categories of Mathematics, Critical Reading, and Writing. Each major section is further divided into three sub categories. There are 10 sub-sections in each major section and the total time for the exam is 3 hours and 45 minutes which generally exceed to 4 hours due to form filling, distribution of material, break for 10 minutes or more.
|Critical Reading||70 minutes ( Two 25-minute sections, one 20-minute section )||48 passage-based reading, 19 sentence-completion||
|Mathematics||70 minutes ( Two 25-minute sections, one 20-minute section )||44 standard multiple-choice, 10 student-produced response||
|Writing||60 minutes ( One 25-minute essay, one 25-minute section, one 10-minute section )||1 essay, 49 multiple choice||
Test Score & Score Calculations
The SAT has three sections – Critical Reading, Math, and Writing. You can earn a scaled score of between 200 and 800 points on each section, for a total of 2400 possible points on the SAT.
- Students earn 1 point for each correct answer, lose 1/4 point for each incorrect answer (except on the student-produced response math questions), and neither lose nor gain points for each omitted answer.
- A student’s raw score for each of the main test sections (Critical Reading, Math, and Writing) is calculated by adding 1 point for each correct answer and subtracting 1/4 point for each incorrect answer (again, except on the student-produced response math questions).
- A student’s raw score for each of the three main test sections is converted to a scaled score, which ranges between a 200 and an 800, with 800 being the highest possible score. Because the essay factors into a student’s Writing scaled score, the score conversion for the Writing section is a bit more complex.
- A student’s total SAT score is the total of the student’s scaled scores for the three main test sections.
The total time for the exam is 3 hours and 45 minutes which generally exceed to 4 hours due to form filling, distribution of material, break for 10 minutes or more.
- Critical reading: 70 minutes
- Mathematics: 70 minutes
- Writing: 60 minutes
Your total test fee will vary depending on your country’s processing fee, thus, please refer to the following official CollegeBoard’s website for more details: https://sat.collegeboard.org/register/intl-services-fees
Official Test Centers
You can take an official SAT test at:
- Ulaanbaatar International school-Ulaanbaatar city, Khan Uul district, Olymp street, 4 seasons complex.
Tel: + (976) 70160010/20, + (976) 70160012
- Jet School of English- Ulaanbaatar city, Sukhbaatar district, 8th khoroo, Max centre 3rd floor.
Tel: + (976-11) 327611, + (976-11) 337610