SAT 2018
Updated on May 9, 2018 - 11:57 a.m. IST by Ranjini Basu

SAT 2018 – The College Board® conducts the internationally acclaimed SAT® test 2018 that evaluates a candidates’ academic knowledge in Reading, Writing and Quantitative Aptitude and other prescribed specialised subjects. SAT 2018 is opted by aspirants who wish to pursue undergraduate studies in the United States and some other countries. It evaluates how the test takers analyse problems and provide a logical solution. Typically the topics in the SAT exams 2018 are designed keeping in mind the standards of the junior and senior high school students and is based on subjects taught in high school as well. The SAT test 2018 is of two types: SAT Reasoning Test which includes Evidence-Based Reading Test, Writing and Language Test, Math Test, and SAT Essay (optional), while the SAT 2018 Subject Test includes Science, English, History, Mathematics and Languages. SAT exam is owned, published, developed, and conducted by the College Board, a private, non-profit organisation in the United States. SAT 2018 (Reasoning) is internationally conducted four times a year; while Subject SAT 2018 test is conducted five times a year. The SAT exam 2018 is administered internationally in the months of October, December, March, May, and June (SAT Subject test). The SAT test dates 2018 for the US candidates are scheduled in the months of May, June, August, October, November, December, and March. Unlike the SAT test, not all colleges/universities ask or recommend an aspirant to appear for SAT Subject tests. In this article, Careers360 provides related information pertaining to eligibility, registration, exam pattern, scores, test centres, test dates etc of SAT 2018 exam.


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Key Facts: SAT Exam 2018



Exam Name


Commonly Known as


Level of Exam

International Level Test

Conducting Body

College Board

Eligibility Criteria

Not specified

Number of Sections

Mainly three sections – Reading, Writing, Mathematics and Essay (optional)

Score Range


SAT Test Dates 2018

SAT 2018 is internationally administered four times a year; while SAT Subject test 2018 is conducted five times a year. The SAT exam 2018 is administered internationally in the months of October, December, March, May, and June (SAT Subject test). The SAT Test Dates 2018 for the US candidates are typically scheduled in the months of May, June, August, October, November, December, and March. One can take SAT 2018 as many times as required. However, examinees are required to pay the stipulated fee every time they take the test. SAT Test and SAT Subjects Test are sometimes held on similar dates so candidates need to be careful while registering for the SAT 2018 examination.


SAT Eligibility 2018

The College Board do not specify any particular SAT 2018 eligibility for taking the entrance examination. There is no maximum or minimum age limit set by the conducting authority. Typically candidates 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. The SAT 2018 scores are considered for the admissions to undergraduate programmes in the US and a few other countries and are utilised for seeking financial assistance as well.


SAT Registration 2018

There are two methods to register oneself for SAT exam, namely Online and by Mail. Although registering online is the quickest and the most convenient way to apply for SAT test 2018, prospective test takers have to register by mail if they are below 13 years of age. Candidates can choose their preferred SAT 2018 exam centres and dates while registering for the exam on the official website of College Board. The registration process of SAT 2018 comprises three (3) simple steps. They are-


1. Fill in the required details- Some college applications require aspirants to take the SAT 2018 exam with Essay while others do not. Candidates should ensure with respective colleges regarding the SAT 2018 test format.

2. Upload a recent photograph of the test taker. The digital photo should be in one of the mentioned formats-

  • .jpg

  • .gif

  • .png

For offline SAT exam registration 2018, the printed photo must match the size requirements of at least 2 x 2 inches and no more than 2.5 x 3 inches, as provided in Item 1 on the offline registration form.

3. Make Payment- Payment of SAT 2018 exam is accepted via Credit Card and PayPal. Fee Waiver is accepted but based on conditions.


SAT 2018 Registration fees

The application/registration fee of SAT exam 2018-19 is $47.50 and including the essay, it costs $64.50. For international examinees taking the test outside the US, an extra $49 is added to the mentioned registration fees for SAT 2018. For SAT subject test, the basic application/registration fee is $26.

The table provided below gives a detailed view of the SAT fee structure-


Registration Fee for SAT 2018 Exam (Reasoning)


Registration Fee



SAT with Essay


Registration Fee for SAT Exam 2018 (Subject Test)



Registration Fee

(This fee entitles one test date, on which aspirants can take one, two, or three Subject Tests)


Each SAT Subject Test

(Except Language Tests with Listening)


additional per test

Language Tests with Listening

(Only available in November)


additional per test

SAT Admit Card 2018

A hall ticket is provided to candidates after successfully completing their registration process of SAT 2018. While registering for the entrance examination, aspirants are required to submit a recent photo which is affixed to the SAT hall/admission ticket. The admit card of SAT exam will also contain the registration details of the candidate. If aspirants want to take the print-out of the SAT admit card or hall ticket, they can visit the College Board official account and log in with their account and take a print of the same. Prospective test takers can view an option to 'Print Admission Ticket'; the tab needs to be clicked to get the print of the SAT admit card. Students can edit and update information, if required and then take prints of the SAT 2018 admit card.


SAT Exam Pattern 2018

According to the exam pattern of SAT 2018, the complete duration of the test is three hours. However, candidates are given extra 50 minutes for the Essay, which is optional and based on college requirement. The SAT exam pattern 2018 has three broad sections:

  • Evidence-Based Reading and Writing

    • Reading Test

    • Writing and Language Test

  • Math

  • Essay (optional)

The SAT 2018 test pattern designs a total of 155 questions including the optional essay. As per the SAT exam pattern, there is no negative marking for the incorrect answer, so candidates can safely guess an answer. The SAT exam 2018 is basically objective but includes an essay for the writing section.


The SAT 2018 Subject test is opted only by candidates whose colleges ask for the SAT Subject scores. All the questions in the SAT Subject Test 2018 are objective in nature.


SAT Exam Pattern 2018





Evidence-Based Reading Writing


65-minute Reading section

52 Questions (Reading)

35-minute Writing and Language section

44 Questions (Writing and Language)



25-minute No Calculator section

20 Questions          (No Calculator)

55-minute Calculator section

38 Questions (Calculator)

SAT Subject Test 2018

SAT Subject tests are taken for a specific subject. SAT 2018 Subject Tests are hour-long, content-based exams that assess a candidate's strength in specific subjects. Questions cover topics emphasized in most high school courses. The total number of subject options are 20 and all the questions are based on MCQ. The aspirants can choose their subject of interest from the list provided below:


SAT 2018 Subjects





U.S. History


German with Listening


World History



Chinese with Listening

Math Level 1


Spanish with Listening

Japanese with Listening

Math Level 2

French with Listening

Modern Hebrew

Korean with Listening

SAT Syllabus 2018

SAT exam 2018 is based on subjects taught in high school programmes. The four main topics covered in SAT test syllabus are Evidence-Based Reading and Writing, Reading Test, Writing and Language Test and Mathematics test. SAT subject test includes the above mentioned 20 subjects. As per the SAT 2018 syllabus, the total duration of the SAT is 3 hours. However, candidates are given an extra time of 50 minutes for the Essay, which is optional for test takers.


SAT Sample Paper 2018

SAT practice tests are designed for preparing online. Students face questions as they appear in the actual test and are required to follow the test in the same order. Taking full-length SAT practice tests every day help the aspirants to have a grasp on the SAT exam itself.


SAT Test Centres 2018

The College Board allows candidates across the world to appear for the SAT 2018. Aspirants can choose their preferred SAT 2018 test centre depending on their convenience. SAT exam centres 2018 are available in several cities across the world.


SAT 2018 Scores

The SAT exam 2018 official score report is available to the candidate five weeks after the SAT test date. One can receive the SAT 2018 result either online or by mail. The respective colleges receive scores within 10 days after aspirants receive their SAT results 2018. If a candidate registers for SAT online and wishes to receive the score report by mail in addition to the online SAT score report, he/she must request the same at the time of registration. Candidates should remember that those who have registered by mail will not have the option of receiving their SAT scorecards online 2018.

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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)
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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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