SAT is a standardised test conducted by College Board taken for undergraduate admission in United States and some other countries. Know all about SAT. The SAT Test is taken in two types: SAT Reasoning Test and SAT Subjects Test. Both the SAT Test Pattern 2017 follow different formats to evaluate a candidate’s knowledge. The SAT Test syllabus has been set keeping in mind the requirements of the two formats. While SAT Reasoning test is taken to assess a student’s reading, writing and mathematical ability, the SAT Subjects Test assesses a candidate’s expertise in specific subjects.
There are no specific eligibility criteria for SAT 2017. Since SAT is taken for admission in colleges, students are advised to take the test when they are in junior or senior high school. There is no specific score or time to take SAT, one can take the test irrespective of any particular SAT test eligibility criteria. In the US, students take the exam in their junior or senior years of high school (grades 11th or 12th). This means SAT candidates are roughly 17 and 18 years old, however, there is no age limit or other SAT test eligibility requirement.
According to the SAT 2017 test pattern, the total duration of the test is 3 hours. However, candidates will be given another 50 minutes for the Essay, which is optional. The new SAT test pattern 2017 has, essentially, four sections- Evidence-Based Reading and Writing, Reading Test, Writing and Language Test and Math while the Essay is optional. As per the SAT 2017 test pattern, a total of 154 questions is asked in the SAT 2017 including 1 essay question. The exam is basically objective.