An Overview of the SAT Exam
The Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT) is a standardized test widely used in admissions to U.S universities.
The SAT comprises four compulsory sections: Reading, Writing and Language, Math (no calculator) and Math with calculator. These four sections are scored out of a total of 1600. The SAT Essay is optional though some top universities consider it essential in your application. SAT Essay scores are reported separately from overall test scores.
|SECTION||No. of Questions||Total Time (min)|
|Evidence-based Reading & Writing||96||100|
|Writing and Language Sub-test||44||35|
All first-year applicants
Most Transfer applicants
Applicants with IB Diplomas
Applicants with a C grade or lower for:
H1 General Paper; or
H2 Knowledge & Inquiry
Applicants without any of the following:
A-Level / IB
NUS High Diploma
We recommend that students start preparing for the SAT at least 3 months prior to the exam.
More information on how to register for the SAT can be found here.
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