SAT

SAT

Most colleges and universities require applicants to take some sort of an entrance examination . In fact , more than two million students take SAT yearly . ( Many find it advantageous to take the test multiple times , lessening their levels of anxiety with each undertaking )  It is , in fact , the gateway to an admission to one of the top Universities. 

The SAT is divided into three major sections .

Section

Question type

Approx. Nos

Time allotted

Critical Reading

Sentence completion

Short and extended Passage

Total

19

48

 

67

70 minutes, consisting

two 25 minute and

and one 20 minute section

A total of 3 hours and 45 minutes is allocated to complete the test.

 One of the sections is called a variable section . It will be included in either Critical Reading , Writing or Math for which 25 minute is allocated . Even though this section does not count towards your score , you wont be able to determine which section is being piloted . Each question goes through an exacting review at least 12 times before appearing on an actual live test .

 Becoming familiar with the types and format of questions will help you save time when you actually face the test . As the SAT is a timed test , be sure to give yourselves ample time in each section .

 Each test taker has particular strengths . After taking the sample tests analyze your personal strength and then arrive at the score . You may work in any order , so long as you stay within the section being tested .

Educative guessing may be used as it adds to score if answer is right and is a very valuable tool .

After all , the SAT is designed to measure one’s ability to differentiate between two seemingly correct answers , based upon both experimental and vicarious historical knowledge .