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The SAT Reasoning Test (formerly Scholastic Aptitude Test and Scholastic Assessment Test) is a standardized test for college admissions in the United States. The SAT is owned, published, and developed by the College Board, a non-profit organization in the United States. It was formerly developed, published, and scored by the Educational Testing Service. which still administers the exam. The College Board claims the test can assess a student's readiness for college. The test was first introduced in 1901, and its name and scoring have changed several times.

The SAT (technically known as the SAT I) is a general test of verbal and quantitative reasoning accepted for U. S. college admissions.  The test is required for admission to undergraduate programs of most US universities. Many universities also require you to take SAT-II tests.


The SAT-I is a three hour, primarily multiple-choice test that measures verbal and mathematical reasoning abilities that develop over time. Most colleges require SAT-I scores for admission.


The SAT-II subject tests are one hour, primarily multiple-choice tests that measure your knowledge of particular subjects and your ability to apply that knowledge. Many universities may require you to take this along with SAT-I.

Who Conducts SAT

The SAT is developed and administered by the US-based "College Entrance Examination Board". This implies that Collegeboard sets the questions, conducts the test, and sends each examinee the score report.

In India, SAT is conducted at the following cities: Bangalore, Calcutta, Cochin, Chennai, Hyderabad, Kodaikanal, Mumbai, Mussoorie, New Delhi, and Pune.

For more information you can visit the official website of Collegeboard. At //sat.collegeboard.com/home

Our you can visit our office anytime for more information.

The Exam Schedule

SAT is held about 6-7 times a year. The 2003-2004 testing calendar is displayed here.

Test Date


Registration Deadline

October 9, 2004

SAT and Subject Tests

September 7, 2004

November 6, 2004

SAT and Subject Tests

October 1, 2004

December 4, 2004

SAT and Subject Tests

October 29, 2004

January 22, 2005

SAT and Subject Tests

December 20, 2004

May 7, 2005

SAT and Subject Tests

March 25, 2005

June 4, 2005

SAT and Subject Tests

April 29, 2005

Fee Structure and Eligibility Criteria

Anyone and everyone interested is eligible for taking the SAT. The SAT test scores are valid for Five years, i.e., most universities accept scores up to five years old.

Test fees for SAT for Indian students:


SAT Reasoning Test Fee


International processing fee


Security surcharge to test in India  & Pakistan


Total Amount

$ 69.50

Late registration fee
(If registering late, add this amount)


SAT Subject Tests

Registration Fee


International processing fee


Security surcharge to test in India & Pakistan


Writing Test (If taken)


Language Tests with Listening (If taken)

$ 18.00

All other Subject Tests (per subject)

$ 8.00 each


Late registration fee
(If registering late, add this amount)


You can pay online through any international Debit and Credit card.

The Scoring Pattern

The SAT results comprise three different scores: a total score (400-1600), a separate score for Verbal section (200-800) and a separate score for Mathematics section (200-800).

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