Test Preparation

SAT Key Facts:
  • SAT is developed and delivered by College Board, a non-profit organization in the USA.
  • The redesigned SAT is more closely aligned with the knowledge and skills that are taught at high schools.
  • It does not assess how well you have memorized a large set of facts. Rather, it evaluates your ability to apply the knowledge and skills you will need in college and career.
  • SAT is offered internationally in most countries at least six times each year–in October, November, December, January, May, and June.
  • The redesigned SAT has four tests, with the Essay being optional.
  • Every candidate will sit Reading Test, Writing and Language Test, and Math Test.
  • It is good news that there is no penalty for wrong answers.
  • Your SAT Score Report will also include the percentile rank, which ranges from 1 to 99, for each score and subscore. Your percentile rank indicates the percentage of test-takers who scored at or below your score.
  • Registering for the SAT allows you to send your results to up to four institutions; you can identify these institutions within nine days of taking the test
SAT Test Format:
Test Time Allotted No. of Questions / Tasks
Reading 65 minutes 52
Writing and Language 35 minutes 44

Math

No Calculator

Calculator

Total

 

25 minutes

55 minutes

80 minutes

 

20

38

58

Essay (optional) 50 minutes 1
Total Time 180 (230 with Essay)   154 (155 with Essay)

 

The Test Components

Subscores

Subscores

 Command of Evidence   1-15
Words in Context 1-15
Expression of Ideas 1-15
Standard English Conventions 1-15
Heart of Algebra 1-15
Problem Solving and Data Analysis 1-15
Passport to Advanced Math 1-15

Reading Test

Reading Test

  • Reading Test is designed to evaluate your readiness to read and interpret the kinds of passages you are likely to encounter in college and career.
  • Some reading passages are mainly focused on telling a story, recounting an event or experience, or reflecting on an idea or concept. Other passages present new information and ideas or explain a process or concept. Still other passages are best described as arguments.
  • Each version of the Reading Test includes a pair of related informational passages. These passages are on the same topic; however, they may present different perspectives or opinions on the topic. The set of questions will ask about each passage separately as well as about both passages together.
  • Some passages include one or more tables, graphs, charts that correspond to the topic of the passage. A graphic may display the results of an experiment described in the passage. Questions may ask you to locate information in the graphic, draw reasonable conclusions about the data, or make connections between the graphic and the passage.
  • Reading Test constitutes the first section among the four sections in the SAT Test.
  • It consists of four single passages and plus one pair of passages.
  • You will be required to answer 52 questions in 65 minutes.
  • Each passage contains 500 to 750 words and is followed by 10 or 11 questions.
  • All questions on the Reading Test are multiple-choice with four answer options.
  • You will answer the questions based on what is stated directly or implied in the passage

Writing and Language Test

Writing and Language Test

  • Writing and Language Test is designed to assess how well you can revise and edit a range of texts: to improve the expression of ideas and to correct errors in sentence structures, usage, and punctuation.
  • SAT divides the skills assessed into two broad categories: Expression of Ideas and Standard English Conventions.
  • Expression of Ideas questions ask you to assess and improve the substance and quality of passage text, while Standard English Conventions questions require you to recognize and correct errors in grammar, usage, and punctuation.
  • Writing and Language Test is the second section among the four sections in the SAT test. It consists of four different passages and 44 questions to answer in 35 minutes. Each passage contains 400 to 450 words and is followed by 11 questions.
  • Some passages include one or more informational graphics, such as tables, graphs, charts, and you are required to use the given information to inform your decisions about revising and editing the related text.
  • Each passage is headed by a title in boldface type. It is spread across multiple pages. The passage is positioned in the left-hand column of each page, and the questions in the right-hand column.
  • All questions on the Writing and Language Test are multiple-choice with four answer options.
  • A question is given as a boxed number or a boxed number followed by an underlined text; both the formats require you to use the context of the passage to answer.
  • Some questions include a “NO CHANGE” option; choose this answer if you can think that the original text presented in the passage is the best choice.

Math Test

Math Test

  • Math Test is designed to assess your mathematical skills and abilities that contribute significantly to your preparedness for a college education and career training.
  • Questions on Math Test are distributed among three topics: Heart of Algebra, Problem Solving and Data Analysis, and Passport to Advanced Math.
  • Heart of Algebra centers on linear equations and systems of linear equations that are common in diverse fields of study. You are required to create equations, and solve equations and systems of equations.
  • Problem Solving and Data Analysis involves using ratios, percentages, and proportional reasoning to solve problems in real-world situations. It includes describing relationships shown graphically and analyzing statistical data.
  • Passport to Advanced Math is the math that is used in a wide variety of careers and college work. You are required to be familiar with more complex equations or functions, which will prepare you for calculus and advanced courses in statistics.
  • There will be calculator and no-calculator sections in the Math Test.
  • About 80% of the questions are multiple-choice. Each multiple-choice question is made up of a question followed by four answer choices. You need to choose only one correct answer.
  • Other 20% of the questions are gridded-response questions or student-produced response questions.
  • On gridded-response questions, you must fill in the circles that correspond to your answer.
  • In calculator section of Math Test, you will answer 38 questions in 55 minutes and in no-calculator section, you will work on 20 questions in 25 minutes.

Why SAT Preparation Class @AIP?

Why SAT Preparation Class @AIP?

AIP has a rich legacy of SAT preparation, and therefore boasts of cutting-edge methods of instruction and abundance of amenities. The SAT preparation class consists of:

  • 7 weeks of instruction based on the comprehensive SAT syllabus
  • Unmatchable strategies and techniques devised by SAT expert instructors
  • Regular Sunday Mock Test to trace your progress in SAT preparation
  • Exploitation of real SAT materials to give you competitive edge on others
  • Up-to-date study material and abundant hand-outs in the classroom
  • No breaks of classes on public holidays

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