The SAT in India is targeted towards Class XI/XII students and XIIth passouts who are looking at pursuing undergraduate courses in the U.S.
Questions on SAT are not asked to recall details of History or Geography but will ask something different. Instead of asking you to show what you have memorised, the questions invite you to exercise your thinking skills. SAT requires you to learn the process of learning information and blending it with previously learned information to become a skilled thinker.
The SAT is conducted 6 times a year for international students. In India, it is conducted in January, May, June, October, November and December. Most students typically take the SAT in class XI because in class XII there is an additional pressure of the Board Exams on them. Moreover, students usually take about 6 – 10 months to complete the entire process of admission to a school in the U.S. Keeping these things in mind, the SAT prep program has to be tailored to suit the needs of students at different stages of their academic year. A fast-track program in April with 5-6 sessions a week would cater to a student who has recently completed his class XII board exams and is targeting the SAT that is conducted in May. Many students in class XI take the summer vacations as an opportunity to prepare for the SAT. So a batch may be planned accordingly, which enables the students to take the SAT in June; conducting 4-5 sessions a week would be ideal for such students. For students in class XI, who are targeting to take the SAT in October or November, a weekend batch starting in June-July would be ideal. For students targeting November, December, and January SAT a two-month program with 2-3 sessions a week should suffice.
The SAT has four tests with the Essay being optional. The three tests that everyone will take are
The following is the SAT exam syllabus 2022 for General Test:
|SAT Maths Syllabus
|It includes questions on problem-solving, data analysis, algebra, and advanced math
|SAT Reading Syllabus
|It includes questions based on sentence completion, tests understanding of passage from the US and World Literature, History, Social Studies and Sciences
|Writing and Language
|It includes questions based on the expression of ideas and standard English conventions.
|Candidates need to work on an argument and write an essay as a response
When you take the SAT, you don’t get just one score. The SAT reports a total score, but there are also section scores, test scores, cross test scores and subscores. There in no penalty in marking a wrong answer. You earn points on the SAT by answering questions correctly.
The total score ranges from 400 to 1600. This score is the sum of the scores on the Evidence based Reading and Writing section and the Maths section.
The scores for the optional SAT Essay are reported separately and aren’t factored into any other scores. The Essay yields three scores, one on each dimensions: Reading, Analysis and Writing.
SAT exam syllabus for Indian students mainly focuses on Math, reading, writing, and language. The SAT Math syllabus tests students based on algebra, geometry, probability, and statistics. SAT syllabus 2022 of the writing section asks candidates to identify an error and rectify them. The SAT exam portion of reading tests the understanding ability of the candidate.
SAT Maths is offered in two types - with a calculator and without a calculator. SAT maths syllabus comprises 80% MCQs and 20% grid-in questions. SAT maths with a calculator has 30 MCQs and 8 grid-ins questions. SAT maths with no calculator consists of 15 MCQs and 5 grid-in questions. Candidates are required to write the answers in the bubble sheets provided. SAT Math syllabus PDF provides information about the formulas and references given at the beginning of the exam. SAT syllabus engineering asks candidates to focus on Math without a calculator.
The following is the SAT exam syllabus of Math:
The SAT Syllabus for writing and language focuses on testing the candidate’s reading and writing skills. The topics are focused on general topics that don’t test prior knowledge of the candidates. SAT general test syllabus of writing and language may also contain graphs and charts for assessing the essential skills of the candidate. The topics are of the following kind:
SAT syllabus of writing and language asks questions based on sentence structure, verb tense, punctuation, subject-verb agreement, grammar usage, strengthening/weakening the argument, and more.
In SAT writing syllabus there exist certain types of questions that contain passages. The writing section of the SAT exam syllabus includes:
SAT Evidence based reading syllabus consists of 5 passages from different sources. Two passages are scientific, one is based on classic or contemporary texts of the US or world literature. The other passages of SAT syllabus India of reading include economics, psychology, sociology, and others.
The following are the types of questions in SAT syllabus of reading:
Did you know that College Board in partnership with Buddy4Study (https://www.buddy4study.com/collegeboard) provides a scholarship to pay the SAT fee for students who come from a financially disadvantaged background?
Also,to get a 90% scholarship on the SAT Fee, the student must come from a family with annual income of less than Rs. 8 lakhs and to get a 50% scholarship on the SAT Fee, the student must come from a family with annual income between Rs. 8 lakhs and Rs. 15 lakhs.
For students who want to join premier colleges in India, following are the list of the universities which accept the SAT scores for admissions to various programs. Did you know that some of these colleges offer upto 100% Tuition fee scholarships? The following universities are partners with the College Board:
|SAT Test Date
|March 11, 2023 (Digital)
|February 24, 2023
|May 6, 2023 (Digital)
|April 21, 2023
|June 3, 2023 (Digital)
|May 19, 2023
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