About SAT 2019

The SAT 2019 test is an internationally recognised examination which is conducted by the College Board. This exam is for prospective undergraduate students who want to pursue collegiate education in the United States and other countries. SAT scores are accepted by all colleges and universities in the US, Canada and a number of other countries and these scores test a candidate's readiness for college. The SAT test or otherwise known as the SAT (Reasoning) Test is a general prerequisite for all undergraduate programs in many countries around the world. 

Apart from the SAT test 2019, there are also specialised hour long SAT subject tests which test a candidate's academic ability in particular subjects and are sometimes required for admission to specific undergraduate programs. The various SAT subject tests include:

  • Literature
  • U.S. History
  • World History
  • Mathematics Level 1
  • Mathematics Level 2
  • Biology E/M
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • French
  • Spanish
  • German
Exam level: University Level Exam
Languages English
Conducting Body: The College Board
SAT - Duration 3 Hours +10 More

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The College Board does not specify any eligibility requirements for the SAT 2019 exam and candidates do not have to follow any upper or lower age limit guidelines to be eligible to sit for the SAT exam.

  • Generally, high school students in the range of 17-18 years of age take the SAT exam.

  • Candidates who are under 12 years of age can register for the SAT exam by mail only.

  • Candidates above 21 years of age are required to furnish a valid government issued photo ID at the test centre on the day of the exam.

Mode of Application : Online

Mode of Payment : Credit Card | Debit Card

The SAT is administered 7 times a year in the United States and 6 times a year at other international locations in the months of January, March, May, June, October, November and December. In order for a candidate to apply for the SAT 2019 , the given procedure must be followed:

  • The candidate must create an account through the official registration link provided.

  • The candidate must fill in the required details before he or she can apply for an SAT exam.

  • The candidate can select an available centre and a preferred test date for the exam.

  • The candidate must pay the exam fee which differs for the SAT with and without writing. After this, the candidate will be able to access and download the admission ticket required for the test day.

Registration for the SAT 2019 can also be done via mail.

In order to obtain a high score on the SAT 2019 exam, candidates should keep the following points in mind:

  • Understanding the SAT - Candidates should be clear about the format and the types of questions which appear on the SAT 2019.
  • Grasp Concepts - Candidates should ensure that they have a firm knowledge and understanding of the subject areas assessed by the SAT. This can be done through regular study and revision of the topics taught in school.
  • Practice/ Mock Tests - Candidates should solve practice questions and mock tests in a timed environment to gain a semblance of the testing day procedures. Practice will also allow the candidate to pinpoint areas which need further study or preparation.
  • Follow a Schedule - Candidates must maintain a schedule for SAT 2019 preparation to ensure regular study and practice in order to obtain a high SAT score.

SAT 2019 Exam Pattern

SAT Exam Pattern

The SAT test comprises 4 components namely Reading, Writing and Language, Mathematics and Essay. The essay component is optional and may or may not be required by the college or university to which the candidate is applying to. 

 

SAT (Reasoning) 2019 Exam Pattern

Section

Duration

Number of Questions

Writing and Language

35 minutes

44

Reading

65 minutes

52

Mathematics

80 minutes

58

Essay (optional)

50 minutes

1

Total

180 minutes

(230 with essay)

154

(155 with essay)

SAT Literature Exam Pattern

The SAT 2019 subject test in Literature is a 60 minute test which comprises approximately 60 questions of multiple choice type. The test is scored on a 200-800 point scale.

The basic topics covered in the SAT Literature test include:

  • American Literature
  • English Literature
  • Other Literature Written in English

These topics have been divided into three primary time periods for literature:

  • Renaissance Period - 17th Century
  • 18th Century - 19th Century 
  • 20th Century

Questions in the SAT Literature test are divided into three broad subcategories.

SAT 2019 Literature Exam Pattern

CategoryApproximate Number of Questions
Poetry24 - 30 (~40% - 50%)
Prose24 - 30 (~40% - 50%)
Drama and others0 - 6 (~0% - 10%)

SAT U.S History Exam Pattern

The SAT 2019 subject test in U.S. History is a 60 minute exam which comprises approximately 90 questions of multiple choice type. 

The broad topics tested through the U.S. History subject test include:

  • Political History
  • Economic History
  • Social History
  • Intellectual and Cultural History 
  • Foreign Policy

These categories have been classified into three specific time periods for the exam.

SAT 2019 U.S. History Exam Pattern

Time Period/CategoryApproximate No. of Questions
Pre Colombian History - 178918 (~20%)
1790 - 189836 (~40%)
1899 - Present36 (~40%)

 

SAT World History Exam Pattern

The SAT 2019 subject test in World History is a 60 minute exam which comprises approximately 95 questions of multiple choice type. This test is scored on a 200 - 800 point scale.

The topics/geographical areas covered in the SAT World History exam include:

  • Europe
  • Africa
  • Southwest Asia
  • South and Southeast Asia
  • East Asia
  • The Americas (excluding the United States)
  • Global or comparative

The exam has been classified into 5 broad time periods or subcategories.

SAT 2019 World History Exam Pattern

Time Period/CategoryApproximate Number of Questions
Prehistory - 500 C.E.24 (~25%)
500 - 1500 C.E.
19 (~20%)
1500 - 1900 C.E.24 (~25%)
Post 1900 C.E.19 (~20%)
Cross chronological 10 (~10%)

SAT Mathematics Level 1 Exam Pattern

The SAT 2019 subject test in Mathematics Level 1 is a 60 minute test which comprises approximately 50 questions of multiple choice type. The test is scored on a 200 - 800 point scale. The questions on the SAT Mathematics Level 1 test can be broadly classified into 4 subcategories. 

SAT 2019 Mathematics Level 1 Exam Pattern

CategoryApproximate Number of Questions
Algebra and Functions19 - 21 (~38% - 42%)
Numbers and Operations5 - 7 (~10% - 14%)
Data Analysis, Statistics and Probability19 - 21 (~38% - 42%)
Geometry and Measurement4 - 6 (~8% - 12%)

SAT Mathematics Level 2 Exam Pattern

The SAT 2019 subject test in Mathematics Level 2 is a 60 minute test which comprises around 50 multiple choice type questions. The SAT Mathematics Level 2 test is scored on a 200 - 800 point scale. The broad categories covered in the Mathematics Level 2 test are nearly the same as that of the Mathematics Level 1 test and the exams differ in the difficulty of questions as well as depth of understanding of concepts required. 

SAT 2019 Mathematics Level 2 Exam Pattern

CategoryApproximate Number of Questions
Numbers and Operations5 - 7 (~10% - 14%)
Algebra and Functions24 - 26 (~48% - 52%)
Geometry and Measurement24 - 26 (~48% - 52%)
Data Analysis, Statistics and Probability4 - 6 (~8% - 12%)

SAT Biology E/M Exam Pattern

The SAT 2019 subject exam for Biology E/M (Ecological/Molecular) is a 60 minute test comprising approximately 80 questions of multiple choice type. The scores for this test are calculated on a 200-800 point scale. The SAT Biology E/M can be broadly classified into 5 subcategories. 

SAT 2019 Biology E/M Exam Pattern

CategoryApproximate Number of Questions
Ecological (E)Molecular (M)
Ecology18 (~23%)10 (~13%)
Cellular and Molecular Biology12 (~15%)
22 (~27%)
Organismal Biology20 (~25%)20 (~25%)
Genetics12 (~15%)
16 (~20%)
Evolution and Diversity18 (~22%)12 (~15%)

SAT Chemistry Exam Pattern

The SAT 2019 subject test for Chemistry is an hour long test comprising approximately 85 multiple choice questions. The SAT Chemistry test is scored on a scale of 200-800 points and the test can be broadly classified into 8 subcategories.

SAT 2019 Chemistry Exam Pattern

CategoryApproximate Number of Questions
States of Matter14 (~16%)
Structure of Matter21 (~25%)
Stoichiometry12 (~14%)
Reaction Types12 (~14%)
Thermochemistry5 (~6%)
Equilibrium and Reaction Rates4 (~5%)
Laboratory7 (~8%)
Descriptive Chemistry 10 (~12%)

SAT Physics Exam Pattern

The SAT 2019 subject test for Physics is an hour long test which comprises around 75 questions of multiple choice type and is scored on a scale of 200-800 points. The SAT Physics 2019 test content can be broadly classified into 6 subcategories. 

SAT 2019 Physics Exam Pattern

CategoryApproximate Number of Questions
Electricity and Magnetism14 - 18 (~18% - 24%)
Waves and Optics11 - 14 (~15% - 19%)
Mechanics27 - 32 (~36% - 42%)
Modern Physics5 - 8 (~6% - 11%)
Heat and Thermodynamics5 - 8 (~6% - 11%)
Miscellaneous3 - 7 (~4% - 9%)

SAT French Exam Pattern

The SAT 2019 subject test in French is a 60 minute long test with approximately 85 multiple choice type questions. The test content can be broadly classified into 3 broad categories upon which the candidate is evaluated. 

SAT 2019 French Exam Pattern 

CategoryApproximate Number of Questions
Vocabulary26 (~30%)
Reading Comprehension25 - 34 (~30% - 40%)
Structure25 - 34 (~30% - 40%)


In the French with Listening test, a listening component is additionally inclusive of the test along with the SAT French component. 

SAT 2019 French with Listening Exam Pattern

Listening Component35% Reading Component65%
Short dialogues6 - 12 questionsVocabulary16 - 20 questions
Long dialogues10 - 15 questionsReading Comprehension20 - 25 questions
Pictures8 - 12 questionsStructure16 - 20 questions

SAT Spanish Exam Pattern

The SAT 2019 subject test for Spanish is an hour long test with approximately 85 questions of multiple choice type which are scored on a 200-800 point scale. The test content can be broadly classified into three categories on which a candidate is tested.

SAT 2019 Spanish Exam Pattern

CategoryApproximate Number of Questions
Reading Comprehension28 (~33%)
Paragraph Completion28 (~33%)
Vocabulary and Structure28 (~33%)

 

In the Spanish with Listening test, the test is divided into two broad components namely, the reading and the listening component.

SAT 2019 Spanish with Listening Exam Pattern 

Listening Component40%Reading Component60%
RejoindersReading Comprehension
PicturesParagraph Completion
SelectionsVocabulary and Structure

SAT German Exam Pattern

The SAT 2019 subject test for German is a one hour test comprising 85 multiple choice questions and is scored on a 200-800 point scale. The test content can be classified into 2 primary categories. 

SAT 2019 German Exam Pattern 

CategoryApproximate Number of Questions
Reading comprehension42 - 43(~50%)
Vocabulary and structure in context42 - 43(~50%)


In the German with Listening test, the text content also features a Listening component. 

SAT 2019 German with Listening Exam Pattern 

Listening Component35%Reading Component65%
Short dialogues/monologuesStructure in context
Long dialogues/monologuesVocabulary in context

Reading comprehension

SAT 2019 Admit Card

The SAT 2019 admit card or Admission Ticket is available for download via the candidate's registered account. The candidate is required to print the admission ticket and attach a passport sized photograph to the same. The candidate is required to carry the admission ticket on the day of the exam in order to be permitted to sit in the examination hall.

SAT 2019 Exam Centers

State City
Gujarat Ahmedabad
Vadodara
Surat
Rajkot
Punjab Amritsar
Mohali
Karnataka Bengaluru
Madhya Pradesh Bhopal
Odisha Bhubaneswar
Chandigarh Chandigarh
Tamil Nadu Chennai
Kodaikanal
Ootacamund
Kerala Kochi
Uttar Pradesh Noida
Lucknow
Haryana Gurgaon
Sohna
Assam Guwahati
Telangana Hyderabad
Rajasthan Jaipur
West Bengal Kolkata
Maharashtra Pune
Mumbai
Delhi New Delhi
Andhra Pradesh Visakhapatnam
Vijayawada

Documents Required at Exam

  • SAT 2019 Hall Ticket/Admission Ticket
  • Valid government issued photo ID - passport

The SAT 2019 result is provided to the candidates approximately 5 weeks after the test day and can be accessed online. These results are also mailed to the candidate.

  • Each SAT Subject Test and each component of the SAT (Reasoning) Test is scored on a 200 - 800 point scale.
  • The overall SAT (reasoning) test scores are evaluated as a sum of the two part scores on a 400 - 1600 scale.

SAT 2019 Scores:

The SAT 2019 scores are represented cumulatively on a scale of 400 - 1600. These scores are a sum of the individual scoring areas:

  • Math Section: The Math section is scored on a 200 - 800 point scale

  • Evidence-based Reading and Writing Section: This includes scores from the Writing and Language section and the Reading section and is scored on a 200 - 800 point scale.

  • SAT Essay: Three scores are provided on a 2-8 point scale.

The total score is the sum of the scores of the compulsory sections. The Essay score is always reported separately from the total score.


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Questions related to SAT

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can you make me clear about SAT exam. like when it is helding. fees etc

Sourandhi Saha Student Expert 3rd Dec, 2019
SAT is an international standardized test required for admission into most of the colleges in the United States. It is also accepted in colleges in Australia, the UK, Singapore and Canada. SAT is conducted 7 times in a year, mostly conducted in the months of March, May, June, August, October, November, December. Somewhere 5 times a year also. Registration fee is between USD 52.50 to USD 101.50 depending upon the country. SAT has four components- Reading test, Writing and Language test, Mathematics test without calculator, and Mathematics test with calculator. Essay component is optional.
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can i get admission abroad through 12th hscmarks if not , which exam do i have to prepare for other than SAT, preferably for some college in Europe

Aman Raj Student Expert 30th Nov, 2019

Hello Trisha

Yes, you may pursue Bachelor's Degree courses abroad after 12th

SAT scores are mostly preferred by US Universities. The most popular and important entrance exam to study in Europe is GRE, GMAT, IELTS, TOEFL, SAT, and ACT. Excellent performance in these international competitive exams can also get you financial aid in the form of scholarships.

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can pcb students give sat exam??

Aditya kumar Student Expert 17th Nov, 2019
Hello there!

Greetings!

Yes dear , pcb students can appear for SAT examination . Actually there's no specific eligibility criteria for SAT , any student looking to enroll in the undergraduate programs in the US, Canada, UK , Australia etc can go for SAT exams. Most of the colleges in the US require SAT for admission in the undergraduate courses. Apart from this, many schools also offer SAT scholarship money to students based on their SAT results. .The full form of SAT is the Scholastic Assessment Test, which was earlier known as the Scholastic Aptitude Test. It is a standardized test administered by the College Board and is required to be taken by students seeking admission to undergraduate schools.This exam has been developed to evaluate the written, verbal and mathematical skills of the candidates. Applicants aspire to pursue undergraduate courses, particularly in the US and Canada, are required to take the SAT exam.

Thankyou
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how much can I earn yearly if I go and work as a mechanical engineer and take tuitions for computer courses as I am good in IT oriented like my SQL java python etc as a part time job on sat and sundays

Ashish pal Student Expert 15th Nov, 2019

Hello dear aspirant.

It depends on your industry or company you are working in. On and avg 25-30 thousand per month you can get as a fresher.

It will be a little tough to take tutions for computer science moreover you are also showing interest in part time jobs on Saturday and Sunday . I think you should not diverge so much better focus on your mechanical jod and tution.

Hope you get it.

Good luck

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what is qualifing marks in both mat and sat in Telangana state and for s/t category

Niveditha 3rd Dec, 2019

hi...

MAT is usually conducted 4 times in a year in February, May, September and December. The minimum qualification for appearing in MAT is graduation in any discipline from any recognized University or equivalent recognized degree. A final year student in any undergraduate (i.e. B.A, B.Sc., B.Com., B.Tech., etc) can also appear provisionally.

Candidates belonging to reserved categories i.e. SC, ST, and PwD need to have 45% marks or equivalent CGPA in bachelor's degree final result.

The reservations for MAT depends on the colleges you apply for your admission.


SAT is a standardized test administered by the College Board and is required to be taken by students seeking admission to undergraduate schools. Applicants aspire to pursue undergraduate courses, particularly in the US and Canada, are required to take the SAT exam.

This is by US government. Also by SAT deserve candidate will go to world’s best Universities and not reserved candidates.Well if you are a sports person of state or national level then there can be some reduction in SAT score for the same university and same course where other students without this profile applying.

Also if you have done some research or published a paper or some community work or some other academic excellence then chances will be more that you can get a good college.

Best luck...

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