Authorised by the College Board, SAT is an internationally recognised test that evaluates a candidate’s potential for college level admissions. The test is taken by more than two million students every year and is accepted by most colleges in the USA.
Recently, the College Board decided to redesign SAT to make it more ‘relevant in the changing times’. According to Lisa Jain-India Representative of College Board, the test has been redesigned to make it clearer and useful for the students both at college level and also in their career paths. The changes became effective from Spring 2016.
Here, Lisa Jain lists the changes one will encounter in the redesigned SAT and also shares her insights on how to benefit from the new SAT.
Why has SAT been revised?
The redesigned SAT aims to be more relevant in changing times. While continuing to be valid and predictive, it will become more focused, useful, clear and open than ever before. Each change in the redesigned SAT focuses on the knowledge and skills that are most essential for college readiness and success.
What are the changes in the new SAT Exam?
SAT has been redesigned to focus on fewer things, that evidence shows matter most for college and career readiness. The key features of the redesigned SAT are:
How do the changes benefit students?
Our objective with the redesign is to make the exam more useful by ensuring that everything students encounter when they take it, is widely applicable to their work in college and later in their careers. The new SAT will me much clearer and more open than ever before.
How can students prepare themselves better for the revised SAT?
College Board is partnering with Khan Academy to provide the world with free test preparation materials for the redesigned SAT. Students who want to take the SAT will be able to prepare for the exam, practice and diagnose gaps in their learning, for free.
Students can now go to Khan Academy to work through hundreds of previously unreleased practice problems from actual SAT exams.
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Both the SAT and the MAT exams that you have taken are strictly percentile based.
Applicants appeared for the exams would have got more percentile that yours and that would be the reason for your rejection.
However you can take the exam in the next session and try scoring a percentile of more than 85 which may be a better chance to get qualified.
Best of luck.
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.
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.
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