SAT is an abbreviation of Scholastic Assessment Test and is the standardized test owned by the College Board. SAT is taken by high school sophomores, juniors and seniors to get into their desired colleges and universities in the United States. In addition to the admission application and high school transcripts, SAT scores make the application look even more impressive as it reflects the academic achievement and knowledge of the student. SAT exam prepares students to be able to handle college level academics and therefore this test gives the students the opportunity to improve their academic skills and showcase their knowledge. SAT is conducted many times a year and after good preparation, students can take the test according to their convenience.
SAT test paper examines students in 3 important sections: Critical Reading, Mathematics and Writing. These 3 sections analyze the logical and conceptual knowledge of the student. The 3 sections majorly contain multiple choice questions with few questions in math being grid-in type questions and an essay question in the writing section. Students have to be aware of the fact that there is negative penalty on multiple choice questions if a student gives wrong answer. Therefore, it is recommended for the students to answer multiple choice questions only when they are sure of the answer instead of guessing, as wrong answers will simply deduce points from the existing score. Students are allowed to use scientific or graphing calculators on the test for the math section and hence students can use it appropriately.