SAT Exam Pattern
SAT exam pattern is as follow- three sections, namely, Math, Reading, and Writing. There is an optional section which is called the Essay, which has one 50 minutes long substantial passage from which the student needs to build their argument. Students are not scored on this section. Here we cover the general SAT test pattern.
Here is the SAT paper pattern –
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|Reading||65 minutes||Total 52 questions||
||200-800 (combined with Writing section)|
|Writing and Language||35 minutes||Total 44 questions||
||200-800 (combined with Reading section)|
|Essay (optional)||50 minutes||One 50 minutes optional essay||This section requires students to evaluate an argument through analysis of evidence||not scored|
|Total||3 hours (with optional 50 minutes)||154 questions||—||1600|
Scoring in SAT
The SAT is divided into two sections – 1. Reading, Writing, and 2.Mathematics. These two sections are scored on a 200-800 point scale, for a maximum total score of 1600.
SAT subject test scores are measured on a scale of 200 to 800. There are additional subscores reported on a 20-80 scale. The scores of a student reflect on how he/she compared with other students who took the test. An average SAT score is around 1000. Anything above 1200 is considered a good SAT score. The maximum anyone can score on SAT is the perfect score of 1600. Since you receive scaled scores, you should have some understanding of SAT scaled scores and percentiles.
SAT 2019 Dates
The SAT is conducted only a few times a year between October to June. You don’t have the luxury of selecting an exam date suitable as per your convenience, which is the case with other exams. You need to plan your exam prep according to these test dates. These exams are scheduled to suit your application deadlines for the fall semester.
Here are the exam dates for the year 2019:
|SAT Test Dates||SAT Subject Test Dates|
|March 9, 2019||May 4, 2019|
|May 4, 2019||June 1, 2019|
|June 1, 2019||—|