SCHOLASTIC APTITUDE TEST (SAT)
The SAT is a standardized test widely used for college admissions in the United States. It was first introduced in 1926, and its name and scoring have changed several times, being originally called the Scholastic Aptitude Test, then the Scholastic Assessment Test, then the SAT I: Reasoning Test, then the SAT Reasoning Test, and now simply the SAT.
The SAT is owned and published by the College Board, a private, nonprofit organization in the United States. It is developed and administered on behalf of the College Board by the Educational Testing Service.The test is intended to assess a student’s readiness for college. It is designed to not be aligned to high school curriculum.
SAT Test Pattern 2016: The SAT Testis taken in two types. They are: SAT Reasoning Test and SAT Subjects Test. Both the SAT Test Pattern 2016 follow different formats to evaluate a candidate’s knowledge. The SAT Test syllabus has been set keeping in mind the requirements of the two formats. While SAT Reasoning testis taken to assess a student’s reading, writing and mathematical ability the SAT Subjects Test assesses a candidate’s expertise in specific subjects. College Board, the conducting authority of SAT changed the test pattern in 2015 which will be in effect from March 2016. One of the most important elements that have been changed for 2016 is that the exam will be scored on a total of 1600 while the Evidence-Based Reading/Writing and Math sections will each be scored on a 200 to 800 point scale. Also, there is no negative marking in SAT. Let us discuss about the SAT test pattern 2016 in detail: