The general SAT test/exam which is also known as SAT 1 does not test logic or abstract reasoning. It tests the skills you are learning in school: reading, writing and mathematics. Your knowledge and skills in these subjects are important for your success in university and throughout your life. The critical reading section includes reading passages and sentence completions. The writing section includes a short essay and multiple-choice questions on identifying errors and improving grammar usage. The mathematics section includes questions on arithmetic operations, algebra, geometry, statistics and probability.
Subject Tests usually referred to as SAT II last for one hour, content-based tests that allow you to showcase achievement in specific subject areas where you excel. SAT Subject Tests makes you to differentiate yourself in the University admission process or let people know your readiness to study specific majors or programs in University. In conjunction with your other admission credentials (your high school record, SAT exam scores, teacher recommendations, etc.), they provide a more complete picture of your academic background and interests.
Some universities also use Subject Tests to place students into the appropriate courses. Based on your performance on the test(s), you could potentially fulfil basic requirements or receive credit for introductory-level courses. High scores in SAT test/exam may result in scholarship opportunities abroad. The total score for SAT I is 1600 (Mathematics—800, Critical Reasoning and Writing—800) SAT 2 is the subject test which is required by some specific schools, subjects include major secondary school subjects. SAT 1 and SAT 2 are arranged and administered in Nigeria about six(6) – seven(7) times a year. SAT test/exam registration in Nigeria is usually done about 8-10 weeks before the intended exam date.