Scholastic Assessment Test, previously known as Scholastic Aptitude Test, conducted by the College Board(a non-profit organization), is given by students who want to get admission to undergraduate courses.
The test duration was 3 hours 14 minutes. There are three sections in the SAT exam – Reading, Writing & Language, and Mathematics(No Calculator and With Calculator ) sections. The College Board terminated the subject-specific SAT exam and SAT Essay section in June 2021.
The total number of questions to be answered by students during the exam is 154. The maximum possible SAT score is 1600. There is no negative marking for wrong answers in the SAT exam.
SAT exams will be conducted digitally at international test centres starting in 2023, known as Digital SAT.
Digital SAT is adopted from SAT by making changes to meet the needs of students and educators. Digital SAT will be conducted internationally starting in 2023 and in the U.S. in 2024.
It tests the candidates’ problem-solving abilities, skills acquired from high school, and how well they can use them for college. The exams will continue to be held in a test centre with a proctor but not at home.
Commencing in March 2023, the SAT will be administered exclusively in a digital format at international test centres. From fall 2023, the PSAT-related assessments will transition to digital testing for all students. Finally, starting in spring 2024, all students will take the entire SAT Suite of Assessments digitally.
The college board makes changes to enhance the experience and meet the evolving needs of the students and instructors. Some changes in the new Digital SAT are:
Digital SAT consists of two sections: