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Scholastic Aptitude Test

What is SAT
Scholastic Aptitude Test

What is SAT?

The SAT exam (Scholastic Aptitude Test) is a recognized university admission test in the USA The test lets you show universities what you know and how well you can apply that knowledge. SAT exam, tests your knowledge of reading, writing, and mathematics — subjects that are taught every day in high school classrooms. Most students sit for the SAT exam during their junior or senior year of high school, and a huge number of universities use the SAT test scores to make admission decisions. Writing the SAT test/exam is the number one step in finding the right university for you as an aspiring undergraduate. You must bear in mind that SAT test/exam scores are not the only factors that universities consider when making their admission decisions. The SAT is an entrance exam used by most colleges and universities to make admission decisions. The SAT is a multiple-choice, pencil and paper test created by the college board. The purpose of the SAT exam is to access a high school student' preparedness for college, and provide college with one common data point that can be used to compare all applicants.

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.

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Most high school students take the SAT, the ACT, or both during the spring of their junior year or fall of their senior year. It's important to leave time to re-take the test if you need to raise your score before you apply to college. The SAT exam is offered nationally every year in August, October, November, December, March, May, and June.
Types of SAT Sections
There are two SAT sections:
• Math
• Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
The SAT also includes an optional Essay section. SAT Essay scores are reported separately from overall test scores. It is mandatory in some colleges to complete the SAT Essay. You can confirm each college's admissions policies on the school website or on our school profiles.

The SAT lasts for 3 hours long. If you choose to take the SAT with Essay, the test will be 3 hours and 50 minutes.


Applicants in Nigeria will need a valid international passport as an identifying document on the day of the exam.
Test Duration
4 hours is the time duration for the SAT test, so candidates are advised to plan their test day properly.
Test Preparation
Ten weeks of good preparation is recommended for the SAT examination.

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