The SAT (technically known as the SAT I) is a general test of verbal and quantitative reasoning accepted and required for admission to a bachelor degree program in a US university or college. 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 is a three-hour test that measures verbal and mathematical reasoning skills students have developed over time and skills they need to be successful in college. SAT is one of the most important entrance requirements for students to achieve higher education goals and an essential key to successful college admission. Many colleges and universities use the SAT as one indicator among others-class rank, high school GPA, extracurricular activities, personal essay, and teacher recommendations of a student’s readiness to do college-level work. SAT scores are compared with the scores of other applicants, and the accepted scores at an institution, and can be used as a basis for awarding merit-based financial aid.
Likewise, SAT is a vital submission for American colleges. There are two types of SAT tests: reasoning test and subject tests. SAT reasoning test, often called as SAT I, evaluates the student’s critical thinking and language skills. Therefore, SAT reasoning test have writing, critical reading and mathematics section, where, apart from writing, every question is multiple choice. SAT reasoning test scores are subjected to critical evaluation by admission officers and thus, the scores of this test can have a huge impact over one’s college acceptance and the amount of financial assistance he receives.
In Nepal, SAT is conducted six times a year – in May, June, October, November, December and January. Every student should take along the admission ticket, and passport as a proof of valid identification. The registration fee for the SAT reasoning test is USD 91 and that for the SAT subject test depends upon the number of subjects taken.
As many students opting for standardized tests are new to these sorts of exam patterns, students basically search for institutions that provide guidance and train them for the tests. Therefore, in the past few years, many educational institutions have mushroomed in the valley.