SAT Scores 2018
Updated on May 14, 2018 - 5:54 p.m. IST by Ranjini Basu

SAT Scores– The College Board® releases the official SAT® 2018 scores to the candidates five weeks after the respective SAT test dates. Test takers receive the SAT result 2018 either online or by mail. Moreover, the respective colleges receive scores within 10 days after examinees receive their SAT scores 2018. To cite an example scores for SAT test 2018 held on May 5, 2018, will be made available between May 18-24, 2018. The candidates opting for SAT with essay will receive scores by May 29, 2018. The overall SAT (reasoning) test is scored on a scale of 400-1600. Candidates who opt for the SAT test can even get the score of SAT 2018 sent to their chosen university. All test takers receive four SAT scorecards 2018 free of cost every time he/she registers for SAT. Additional SAT scorecards are subject to a stipulated fee charged by the conducting body. In this article, Careers360 provides information pertaining to SAT score card 2018 including score pattern, the procedure to send SAT scores, score analysis and many more.


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SAT Test 2018 is of two types, namely SAT Reasoning Test or SAT and SAT Subjects Test. There are 20 subjects in the SAT Subject test from which aspirants can choose to take the hour-long, content-based exam that assesses a candidates’ strength in particular subjects. Both the SAT Test Patterns follow different formats to evaluate a candidate’s knowledge and the SAT 2018 syllabus has been designed keeping in mind the requirements of the two formats. Aspirants can check the SAT sample papers to get more information on the pattern of the exam.


SAT Score Card: Distribution of SAT Scores 2018

SAT Score Reported


Score Range

Total score

Sum of the two section scores.


Section scores (2)

Evidence-Based Reading and Writing, and Math.


Test scores (3)

Reading, Writing and Language, and Math.


SAT Essay scores (3)

The SAT Essay is optional.

Reading, Analysis, and Writing.


Cross-test scores (2)

Analysis in History/Social Studies and Analysis in Science. Based on selected questions in the Reading, Writing and Language, and Math Tests.

These scores show how well you use your skills to analyze texts and solve problems in these subject areas.


Subscores (7)

Reading and Writing and Language: Command of Evidence and Words in Context. Writing and Language: Expression of Ideas and Standard English Conventions. Math: Heart of Algebra, Problem Solving and Data Analysis, and Passport to Advanced Math.


The candidates who register by mail and do not have active College Board online account will receive SAT paper score 2018 reports only. If a candidate registers for SAT online and wishes to receive the score report by mail in addition to the online score report, he/she must request the same during the SAT 2018 registration. Candidates should remember that those who have registered by mail will not have the option of receiving the online SAT scorecards 2018. However, the SAT 2018 score/results can be sent to additional colleges post registration as well by making additional payments to get their scores of SAT 2018 sent to the preferred colleges.


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Candidates have the option of choosing their SAT scores 2018 recipients at the time of registration. Therefore, one can select colleges to send their SAT score card 2018. Candidates can choose to send their SAT 2018 scores by signing in to their College Board account, as universities/ colleges do not accept any online SAT score cards but only official score cards from the College Board.


How are SAT scores 2018 evaluated?

SAT or SAT Reasoning Test: The overall SAT scores are reported on a scale from 400-1600. The additional sub-scores are reported for the essay(optional) ranging from 2- 8 points and for Reading, Writing and Language, and Mathematics on a 10-40 scale. For Evidence-Based Reading and Writing and Math, the score of SAT 2018 ranges between 200-800. The scores tell colleges how a candidate has performed compared to other students who took the test.

SAT Subject Test: SAT Subject Test 2018 scores are reported on a scale of 200 to 800. Language Tests with Listening include SAT subscores, ranging on a scale of 20 to 80. The subscores are used to compute the total score, but their individual contributions differ between the different subject tests, for example, the French, German, and Spanish with Listening tests, the reading subscore counts twice as much as the listening subscore; however, the Chinese, Japanese, and Korean tests subscores are weighted equally.

There is no negative marking in both the formats of SAT examination.


What is SAT 2018 Percentile Ranks?

Percentile ranks compare the scores amongst candidates who took the test. To cite an example, supposedly, a candidate’s score in Biology Test is 500. If the percentile rank for 500 is 47, then it implies that the candidate did better than 47 percent of rest of the students who appeared for the test.


SAT Score Card 2018: How to send SAT scores?

Most colleges require applicants to send them the official SAT scores 2018 directly from the College Board; they do not accept copies of online score reports or score report labels on transcripts. One can inform the conducting body of SAT to send the SAT score 2018 reports to respective colleges before or after test day.

SAT is a standardised entrance examination for undergraduate aspirants and is usually taken by junior and senior high school students within the age limit of 17 to 18 years. The College Board does not specify any particular SAT eligibility 2018. It evaluates candidates’ knowledge in reading, writing and math as well as other subjects like literature, chemistry, world history, languages  among others. International test takers can appear for the test in the months of May, October, December, and March. November and June is reserved for SAT Subject test only. The candidates have the freedom to register for SAT test dates 2018 as per their preference and convenience. 


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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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