SAT Exam Pattern 2018
Updated on May 15, 2018 - 2:07 p.m. IST by Ranjini Basu
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SAT Exam Pattern 2018 – The College Board® conducts the SAT® exam in a specific SAT 2018 exam pattern having two distinctive formats, namely SAT Reasoning Test or simply SAT and SAT Subjects Test. Both the SAT exam pattern 2018 have unique characteristics for evaluating aspirants’ knowledge and skill. SAT governing body has prescribed individual SAT exam syllabus for both the formats. The SAT (Reasoning test) is conducted to evaluate candidates’ Reading, Writing and Mathematical ability, while the SAT Subjects Test assesses test takers’ expertise in specific subjects.  As per the new SAT 2018 exam pattern, one of the most important alterations for aspirants (March 2018 onwards) is that the exam will be scored on a total of 1600 while the Evidence-Based Reading/Writing and Math sections will each be scored on a 200 to 800 point scale. Also, there is no negative marking in SAT. In this article, Careers360 has articulated the information related to SAT exam pattern 2018 such as time allotted, exam components, score pattern and subjects.

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SAT Exam Pattern 2018: Quick Glance

Components

Details

SAT Format

SAT(Reasoning) Test

SAT Subject Test

Duration

Three hours (SAT without Essay)

3 hours and 50 minutes (SAT with Essay)

Number of sections in SAT (Reasoning) Test

Evidence-Based Reading and Writing, Reading Test, Writing and Language Test, Mathematics and Essay (optional)

Overall score range of SAT (Reasoning) Test

400-1600

Total number of questions in SAT (Reasoning) Test

154 questions + 1 (optional essay)

Type of examination

Mostly objective

Number of Subjects in SAT Subject Test

20

Overall score range of SAT Subject Test

200-800

SAT Exam Pattern 2018: Detailed description of SAT (Reasoning) Test Pattern

Writing - This section includes a short essay and multiple-choice questions on identifying errors and improving English grammar and usage. This section needs to be completed within 35 minutes and consists of 44 questions.

Critical Reading – As per the SAT exam pattern 2018, this section includes several reading passages and sentence completions. It is again divided into three sub-sections. The questions asked in this section are based on either short passage reading or long passage reading. The questions are based on multiple choice questions (MCQ). These questions measure aspirants’ understanding capability. According to the SAT 2018 exam pattern, 65 minutes is allotted to this section for attempting 52 questions.

Mathematics - This section includes questions on basic Arithmetic Operations, Algebra, Geometry, Statistics, and Probability. SAT exam pattern 2018 allows test takers 80 minutes to solve 58 questions.

The table below projects the alterations pertaining to the length and timing of SAT exam pattern 2018:

SAT 2018 Exam Pattern

Comparison of Test Length and Timing: Old SAT vs. Redesigned SAT

Old SAT

New 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

58

Total

225

171

Total

180
(230 with Essay)

154
(155 with Essay)

SAT Exam Pattern 2018: Detailed description of SAT Subject Test Pattern

The SAT Subjects Test is based on specific topics that aspirants can choose to appear for. The subjects that are enlisted in the exam pattern of SAT 2018 are-

Literature

Biology/EM

German

Italian

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

SAT 2018 is an internationally acclaimed entrance examination to assess how well the aspirants analyse and solve critical problems. There are no specific eligibility criteria for appearing in the SAT exam. However, since it is taken for admission in undergraduate colleges, junior or senior high school students are advised to take the test. The College Board allows test takers across the globe and one can choose his/her preferred SAT 2018 dates and exam centre of SAT 2018 depending on personal convenience. A candidate who aspires to take the SAT exam should ideally undergo the SAT registration 2018 process available both online and by mail. The aspirants receive the official SAT scores 2018 about five weeks after the test is over.

 

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Does the university accept SAT scores?

Pooja Kaushik 23rd Jan, 2020
Hi dear,
kindly please mention about the university for further details.

Thankyou
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syllabus for what shuld i prepare for sat exam

Snehlata Sinha Student Expert 20th Jan, 2020

Hey,

The SAT exam is a standardized test that helps the university examine where you stand in a more objective manner. The test is a good criterion for universities and examiners to figure out how well prepared you are for college as well as get a better idea about the skills you’ve developed in school.

While analyzing the SAT exam syllabus it is also important that you have a fair idea about the exam pattern and time structure so that you can come up with a strategy to tackle the examination.

The total duration of the examination is 3 hours and an additional 50 minutes if you opt for the essay. The test scores range between 400 and 1600 points. The exam is broken down into 4 sections, these include- reading, writing and language, mathematics and an optional essay.

  • The reading section consists of 52 questions over a course of 65 minutes.
  • The writing and language section constitutes of 44 questions over a duration of 35 minutes.
  • The mathematics section lasts a total of 80 minutes and consists of 58 questions.
  • If you plan on going ahead with the optional essay it will last for a total of 50 minutes and only has 1 task.

Hope this helps.

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can i attemt sat exam after class12

niharika cherry 20th Jan, 2020

Hi Bala Vardhan!

Candidates should be informed that there is no minimum or maximum age criteria fixed for students wanting to appear for the exam. General studies have shown that students belonging to the age group of 17 to 19 are among the highest to appear for SAT. So you can appear for SAT exam in class 11 or class 12.

Hope this helps.

All the best!

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will the ranks be calculated on basis of no. of students registered or no. of students who sat in jee main exam?

AYAN MULLA 19th Jan, 2020

Hello satya

It purely depends on the no of student appeared since you are competing with those who students who actually appeared the exam.

The calculation of the rank not only depend on the total no of candidates.It depends on various factor such as difficulty of the exam etc.

so if you are willing to calculate your rank you can visit our rank predictor

https://engineering.careers360.com/articles/jee-main-rank-predictor

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B TECH ADMISSION WITH SAT SCORES

Masira 14th Jan, 2020

Hello,

Following colleges accept SAT scores:

- Ahmedabad University

- Ashoka University

- OP Jindal Global University

- SP Jain school of Global Management

- FLAME University

- BML Munjal University

- Azim Premji University

- Bennett University

- Manav Rachna University

- Manipal Academy of Higher Education

- Shiv Nadar University

- G D Goenka University

- M S Ramaiah University of Applied Sciences

Hope this helps, Good Luck.

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