The SAT is a standardized test for college admissions in the United States. The SAT is administered by the Educational Testing Service (ETS) in the United States and is developed, published, and scored by the College Board. And, it is very important test for the scholarship and even the admission procedure at American Universities and Colleges.In the early 1990s, the SAT consisted of six sections: Two math sections (scored together on a 200-800 scale), two verbal sections (scored together on a 200-800 scale), the Test of Standard Written English (scored on a 20-60+ scale), and an equating section. In 1994, the exam was modified, removing antonym questions, and adding math questions that were not multiple choices. The average score on the 1994 modification of the SAT I was usually around 1000 (500 on the verbal, 500 on the math). The most selective schools in the United States (for example, those in the Ivy League) typically had SAT averages exceeding 1400 on the old test.
Beginning with the March 12, 2005 administration of the exam, the SAT Reasoning Test was modified and lengthened. Changes included the removal of analogy questions from the Critical Reading (formerly Verbal) section and quantitative comparisons from the Math section, and the inclusion of a writing section (with an essay) based on the former SAT II Writing Subject Test. The Mathematics section was expanded to cover three years of high school mathematics.
Getting start to prepare for the SAT (Scholastic Assessment Test) can be intimidating. Our goal is to make the first step as easy for you as possible. To perform well on the SAT, you need to draw on a set of skills. The SAT is an important test. It’s different from the tests that you’re used to taking. On explicitly stated purpose of the SAT is to predict how students will perform academically as college freshmen. But the more practical purpose of the SAT is to help college admissions officers make acceptance decisions, because it provides a single, standardized means of comparison. The SAT is a predictable test and can be well prepared through practice.
|Section||Time||Topic’s Name||No. of Question|
|1||25 minutes||Writing- Essay||1 Essay|
|2||25 minutes||Critical Reading
Short Reading Passages Long Reading Passages
|4||25 minutes||Writing- Multiple Choice||33-37|
|5||25 minutes||Critical ReadingSentence Completion
Short Reading Passages
Long Reading Passages
|6||25 minutes||Mathematics Multiple choice10 QuestionsGrid-ins10 Questions||20|
|7||20 minutes||Critical Reading Reading Passages (Possible Sentence Completions)||15-20|
|9||25 minutes||Critical Reading, Math, Writing||20-35|
|10||10 minutes||Writing- Multiple Choice
|3 Hours 45 Minutes||202-212 Questions|
As IELTS is an international test, a variety of English accents are used in both of these examinations.
There are two types of tests; one is academic and another is general test.Academic test is for the students whereas the GT is for the migrants. The minimum requirement depends on the program.
The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) superseded the English Language Testing System (ELTS) in 1990. IELTS is jointly managed by University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations (Cambridge ESOL), British Council and IDP Education Australia: IELTS Australia. The IELTS test is conducted by the following educational bodies in partnership:
University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations (Cambridge ESOL) is an internationally recognized body in the provision of academic and vocational examinations. In the field of English language alone, Cambridge ESOL examines more than one million candidates each year.
British Council has wide experience and knowledge of test administration. With a network of examinations offices in over 100 countries, British Council administers over 500,000 examinations overseas on behalf of British examining boards.
IDP Educational Body, Australia (its subsidiary is IELTS Australia Pvt.Ltd). IDP Education Australia is Australia’s international education organization. It undertakes a broad range of activities from student advisory services and educational publications to project consultancy and English language teaching and testing.