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What You Need To Know About Your SAT

Passing the SAT test will require you to make use of two sets of skills: recalling the knowledge that you possess about the SAT exam and answering exam questions quickly and accurately. Both of these skill sets are vitally important.

Two Types of SAT
The SAT TEST has 2 classifications: SAT-I, which is a reasoning test, and SAT-II, which is a subject based test.

The SAT TEST of reasoning is basically a test, which can effectively judge the student's ability to think, reason and apply his knowledge. These skills are considered to be very essential for further studies and thus form the basis of a good performance in the in academic sphere.

The subject test of the SAT TEST is held to test the students for their knowledge in a particular subject. Although for most of the colleges, the score in the reasoning test of the SAT TEST is the main criterion for admission, there are some high grade colleges which take into consideration the score of the subject based SAT TEST also.

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SAT I - Reasoning Test
The SAT-I is a three hour, primarily multiple-choice test that measures verbal and mathematical reasoning abilities that develop over time. Most colleges require SAT-I scores for admission.

The SAT reasoning test is of 3 hours and 45 minutes and is classified into three main sections. These are Critical Reading Section, Writing Section and Mathematics Section. All the three sections are further divided into 3 parts, making a total of nine. Apart from these there is a tenth section, which is called the Experimental Section. The experimental section does not count in the final score of the SAT TEST and can be any one of the previous sections. The purpose behind the experimental section is to try new questions for future and make SAT a fair test

SAT II - Subject Based Test
The subject test of the SAT TEST is held to test the students for their knowledge in a particular subject .There are 5 categories of this test. These are English, Mathematics, Science, History and Languages (which can be German, French, Italian, Spanish, Chinese, Latin, Japanese or Korean). The time allotted for each subject test is 1 hour. There are generally multiple-choice type questions, however some subjects have a specific format.

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