ABOUT SAT

College Board’s SAT is a standardized test administered by the College Board and is required to be taken by students seeking admission to undergraduate courses.

The SAT takes three hours and consists of three tests: (1) the Reading Test, (2) the Writing and Language Test, and (3) the Math Test.

Component Time Allotted (minutes) Number of Questions/Tasks
Reading 65 52
Writing & Language 35 44
Math 80 58
Total 180 154

Exam Details

Exam Dates:

• 27th August 2022
• 1st October 2022
• 3rd December 2022

For Registration Details

https://satsuite.collegeboard.org/sat

Exam mode:

Paper/pencil

Reporting time at the centre:

7:15 am (IST)

Entry closes at

8:00 am (IST)

CHECKLIST

Admission and Identification Requirements

For the weekend SAT administrations, a printed admission ticket is required for entry to the test centre; no one without an admission ticket can be admitted on test day. The admission ticket must:

  • Display the student’s name and date of birth. The information must exactly match the information included on the test taker’s photo ID.
  • Indicate the date it is presented for and (if included), the proper test centre information.

Students must keep their admission ticket ready for inspection at all times while at the test centre

ID GUIDELINES

ID documents requirement for students Testing in India:

  • Passport*
  • Aadhaar card*
  • An original, physical document (not photocopied or electronic).
  • Should bear your full, legal name exactly as it appears on your Admission Ticket, including the order of the names.
  • Should bear a recent recognizable photograph that clearly matches both your appearance on test day and the photo you provided when you registered.
  • Should be in good condition, with clearly legible English language text and a clearly visible photograph.
*No other form of ID will be accepted in India.

Unacceptable ID Examples

  • Any document that doesn’t meet the requirements
  • Any document that’s worn, torn, scuffed, scarred, or otherwise damaged
  • Electronic document presented on a device
  • Any document that appears tampered with or digitally altered
  • Any document that bears a statement such as "not valid as identification"
  • Credit or debit card of any kind, even one with a photograph
  • Birth certificate
  • Employee ID card
  • Any temporary ID card

TEST ROOM GUIDELINES

  • Items Allowed in the Testing Room
  • Calculator Rules
  • Prohibited Devices

When taking the SAT, students should bring the following:

  • Printed admission ticket (electronic copies aren’t accepted).
  • Acceptable photo ID (see ID Requirements & examples of unacceptable IDs)
  • Two No. 2 pencils that have erasers: no pens or mechanical pencils.
  • Acceptable calculator for the Math Test – Calculator section. Please refer here for the calculator policy: https://satsuite.collegeboard.org/sat/what-to-bring-do/calculator-policy

Students are allowed to bring:

  • A simple, nondigital watch with no audible alarm or communications/recording capabilities.
  • A bag or backpack (which must be stored away from the desk during testing).
  • A snack and drinks (which must be packed away during testing).
  • Extra batteries and backup equipment.

Calculator Rules:

  • Bring your own calculator. You can’t share one.
  • You can only use your calculator on the portion of the test labelled Math Test – Calculator.
  • You may not use a calculator while working on the Math Test – No Calculator portions, or during the Reading and Writing and Language sections. You must put the calculator away during these sections of the test.
  • You'll be dismissed and your scores cancelled if you use your calculator to share information during the test, or to remove test questions or answers from the test room.

The following devices and aids aren’t allowed in the test centre:

  • Mobile phones, smartwatches, fitness trackers, or other wearable technology (simple digital non-smartwatches or analog watches are acceptable)
  • Audio players or recorders, tablets, laptops, notebooks, Bluetooth devices (such as wireless earbuds/headphones), or any other personal computing devices
  • Separate timers of any type
  • Cameras or any other photographic equipment
  • Pens, highlighters, or mechanical or coloured pencils
  • Books or references of any kind
  • Compasses, rulers, protractors, or cutting devices
  • Papers of any kind, including scratch paper
  • Earplugs
  • Unacceptable calculators that have computer-style (QWERTY) keyboards, use paper tape, make noise, or use a power cord
  • Weapons or firearms

Possessing a prohibited device during testing, including breaks, or having a device that makes any noise at any time, including breaks, has the following consequences: dismissal, score cancellation, and possible confiscation of the electronic device as part of a thorough investigation.

College Board may prohibit individuals from taking the SAT, AP®, or CLEP® Exams when we conclude they have deliberately gained or attempted to gain or share an unfair advantage on any College Board test, or have or attempted to capture images with a mobile phone on test day.

FAQs

  • 1. Who Can Take the SAT?
    You may take the SAT on any weekend administration if you’re taking the test for its intended purposes, including:
    • Applying to a college or university undergraduate program.
    • Applying for scholarships, financial aid, or other programs that require a college admission test as part of their application process.
  • 2. Why It’s Important to Take the SAT?
    The SAT is a critical step toward higher education for students of all backgrounds. When used in combination with High School GPA, SAT scores are shown to be the best predictors of a student’s potential to succeed in college.
  • 3. Who can avail Testing Accommodations?
    If you have a disability that requires testing accommodations such as braille, extra breaks, or permission to test blood sugar, you must apply for College Board approval in advance of the test date you need the accommodations for. All accommodations must be approved by the Services for Students with Disabilities (SSD) office.
  • 4. How the SAT Is Scored?
    All multiple-choice questions are scored by giving 1 point for each correct answer. No points are subtracted for incorrect answers or answers left blank. Hard questions count the same as easier questions. You won’t lose any points for guessing, so try to answer every question.
  • 5. When will I get my SAT scores?
    SAT scores for any test date are almost always available 2–4 weeks after you take the test.