SAT

Test Fee:

The basic fee for the exam is $52, but it varies based on the country of the applicant.

Exam Pattern:

Here is the table reflecting the changes in the new SAT test pattern 2017:

Comparison of the Major Features: Old SAT vs. Redesigned SAT
Category Old SAT Redesigned SAT
Total Testing Time*

*Redesigned SAT testing time subject to research

3 hours and 45 minutes 3 hours (plus 50 minutes for the Essay [optional])
Components Critical Reading

Writing

Mathematics

Essay

Evidence-Based Reading and Writing

Reading Test

Writing and Language Test

Math

Essay (optional)

Important Features Emphasis on general reasoning skills

Emphasis on vocabulary, often in limited contexts

Complex scoring (a point for a correct answer and a deduction for an incorrect answer; blank responses have no impact on scores)

Continued emphasis on reasoning alongside a clearer, stronger focus on the knowledge, skills, and understandings most important for college and career readiness and success

Greater emphasis on the meaning of words in extended contexts and on how word choice shapes meaning, tone, and impact

Rights-only scoring (a point for a correct answer but no deduction for an incorrect answer; blank responses have no impact on scores)

Essay Required and given at the beginning of the SAT

25 minutes to write the essay

Tests writing skill; students take a position on a presented issue

Optional and given at the end of the SAT; postsecondary institutions determine whether they will require the Essay for admission

50 minutes to write the essay

Tests reading, analysis and writing skills; students produce a written analysis of a provided source text

Score Reporting*

 

*Redesigned SAT scores subject to research

Scale ranging from 600 to 2400

Scale ranging from 200 to 800 for Critical Reading; 200 to 800 for Mathematics; 200 to 800 for Writing

Essay results scaled to multiple-choice Writing

Scale ranging from 400 to 1600

Scale ranging from 200 to 800 for Evidence-Based Reading and Writing; 200 to 800 for Math; 2 to 8 on each of three traits for Essay

Essay results reported separately

Subscore Reporting None Subscores for every test, providing added insight for students, parents, admission officers, educators, and counselors

The table below reflects the changes in the length and timing of SAT test pattern 2017:

Comparison of Test Length and Timing: Old SAT vs. Redesigned SAT
Old SAT Redesigned SAT
Component Time Allotted
(minutes)
Number of
Questions/
Tasks
Component Time
Allotted (minutes)
Number of
Questions/
Tasks
Critical Reading 70 67 Reading 65 52
Writing 60 49 Writing and Language 35 44
Essay 25 1 Essay
(optional)
50 1
Mathematics 70 54 Math 80 57
Total 225 171 Total 180
(230 with Essay)
153
(154 with Essay)

The SAT Subjects Test Pattern is discussed in detail below:

 

The SAT Subjects Test is based on specific topics that the candidate can sit for. The following subjects are included in the test:

Literature Biology/EM German Italianc
U.S. History Chemistry German with Listening Latin
World History Physics Spanish Chinese with Listening
Math Level French Spanish with Listening Japanese with Listening
Math Level 2 French with Listening Modern Hebrew Korean with Listening

According to the SAT test pattern 2017, the SAT Subject Tests are scored on a 200-800 scale.

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