SAT Test Eligibility 2018
Updated on May 2, 2018 - 4:43 p.m. IST by Ranjini Basu

SAT Test Eligibility 2018 – The College Board® do not specify any SAT eligibility criteria for appearing in one of the most renowned entrance exams for undergraduate studies. However, since SAT® scores are considered for admission to colleges, students are expected to opt for the test when they are in junior or senior high school. According to the SAT eligibility 2018, there is no maximum or minimum age limit set by the conducting authority. In the US, typically candidates take the exam in their junior or senior years of high school (Indian Grades 11th or 12th), to be precise, aspirants are roughly between 17 or 18 years of age when they take SAT test which is administered by the College Board. In this article, candidates would be able to fetch information pertaining to the SAT test eligibility 2018 including age limit, academic criteria, eligibility for differently abled candidates etc.


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SAT Eligibility 2018: Key Features

  • Although the College Board does not prescribe any particular SAT 2018 eligibility criteria, students aged between 17-18 years of age mostly appear for the SAT 2018 test to get admission into colleges for undergraduate studies.

  • Ideally, high school students opt for the SAT examination.

  • Age Limit- SAT eligibility 2018 do not state any age limitation to appear for the SAT test.

  • If a candidate is 12 years old or younger, he/she can register for SAT by mail ONLY.

  • If a candidate is 13 years or older, can create the free College Board account to register for SAT 2018.

  • According to the SAT 2018 eligibility, if a candidate is 21 years or older, then he/she must produce an official government-issued photo ID, like a driver’s license or passport, to the test centre.

SAT Test Eligibility 2018: Students with Disabilities

As per the eligibility of SAT 2018, students who intimate about their disabilities to the College Board, the governing body of SAT test are eligible to appear for SAT exams with accommodations. However, all accommodations must be approved by the College Board’s Services for Students with Disabilities (SSD). Once approved by the College Board, accommodations can be utilised for both SAT and SAT Subject Tests—one doesn't have to make a new request for each.


Accommodations for candidates with disabilities

Usual accommodations include Braille and large-print exams for visually impaired candidates, extended time, use of a computer for essays, and extra breaks. These are not the only accommodations available — the College Board considers all requests for candidates with documented disabilities.


SAT is of two types namely, SAT Reasoning Test and SAT Subject test. A candidate may opt for SAT Registration 2018 as per his/her convenience after fulfilling the SAT test eligibility 2018. SAT is held for admission into colleges in the US. It is held five times a year internationally (outside the US) and seven times nationally (within the US) so that students who wish to pursue their undergraduate courses in the US can take the entrance test. Aspiring SAT candidates should check the availability of SAT test dates 2018 along with SAT test centres 2018 before registering for the exam.


SAT is a standardised test taken for undergraduate admissions in the United States and some other countries like Canada and Singapore. It is an internationally recognised test administered by the College Board. It evaluates candidates’ knowledge in Reading, Writing and Quantitative Aptitude in general and other specialised subjects. The SAT Test Pattern 2018 for SAT Test and SAT Subjects Test follow dissimilar formats to evaluate aspirants’ holistic knowledge. The sum of the two sections of the SAT Test scores 2018 are reported on a scale between 400-1600. Students are marked SAT test score on a scale ranging from 200 to 800 for the Evidence-Based Reading and Writing; the Test scores pertaining to Reading, Writing and Language, and Math range between 10-40; lastly a score range between 2 - 8 is awarded  to students for each of the three traits (Reading, Analysis, and Writing) for Essay which is reported separately.


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hi sir jee 2020 my percentel home state Karnataka . sc category wide i want computer science course seat in you college pl send me answer.

Singampalli sai rahul Student Expert 14th Feb, 2020
Hello aspirant,

Based on your percentile score and cadte I will list out the top colleges in which you can get a seat in CSE Branch-

  • IIIT Delhi - Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology (IIITD)
  • DTU - Delhi Technological University (DCE)
  • Chandigarh College of Engineering and Technology
  • UIET - University Institute of Engineering and Technology, Panjab University

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What is the difference between subject SAT test and General SAT ???If one has to give SAT for biology what will be the syllabus ???

hrithik jain 10th Feb, 2020


The main and the biggest difference is that General SAT tests for the general Knowledge and critical reasoning while SAT subject test your knowledge in specific areas say: biology, math etc.

Also, General SAT is around 3 hours paper whereas, SAT subject is a 1 hour paper. General SAT is offered for around 7 times a year and SAT Subject is offered for like 6 times a year that too, depending on the subject (date wise).

There are two test for SAT Biology- Biology (E) and Biology (M), you cannot take both of them on the same date. (E) stands for Ecological and (M) for Molecular. The syllabus topics are as follows:

1. Cellular and Molecular Biology- 15%(E) and 27%(M)

2. Ecology - 23%(E) and 13%(M)

3. Genetics - 15%(E) and 20%(M)

4. Organismal Biology- 25%(E) and 25%(M)

5.  Evolution and Diversity - 22%(E) 15%(M )

*Consider these figures to be approximate and cross check before finalizing.


Can I get admission into IIT or NIT based on my SAT subject test scores?? if so how to apply for it???

Koyel Bagchi 8th Feb, 2020


No iit or nit can not accepts sat.

Because the majority of students are selects here through jee not by their talents. Even if the pattern of jee is changed then also it is not similar as sat.

Hope it helps you.

Thank you.


I am going to complete my 11th standard in March 2020.Then can I write SAT exam in the month of June 2020.

AnkiT KunwaR 3rd Feb, 2020
Hello Aspirant,

Basically there is no eligibility criteria specifically for SAT 2020. Generally candidates can opt for the exam in their junior or senior years of high school (Indian Grades 11th or 12th), to be precise, aspirants are roughly between 17 or 18 years of age.

So, you will be eligible for SAT 2020.

Good Luck

Can a student from India take the SAT exam if he/she is homeschooled?

Aishwarya Bp 28th Jan, 2020


Yes you can take SAT exam even if he/she is home schooled.

You have to register online,Once you're done registering you will get an admission ticket.

You can ask for a fee waiver if you're home schooled from a counselor at the local public high school. one must provide eligibility proof like tax records, public assistance records, or record of enrollment in an aid program  to the conselor.

Hope it helps

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