The SAT is a standardized test used by colleges to help them evaluate potential students. In three subject areas: Reading, Writing, and Math, it measures a student’s readiness for college courses. Colleges and universities use the SAT as part of their admissions process. The SAT is a multiple-choice, pencil-and-paper test created and administered by the College Board. SATs are not tests of academic excellence, intelligence, or aptitude.
SAT Exam Information:
- Number of Questions: 154 questions
- Question Type: Multiple-choice
- Time Limit: 3 hours
SAT Exam Details:
Here are some test-taking tips:
- Pay attention to all the testing directions.
- Read the questions thoroughly, but do not spend too much time on one question.
- Select the best choice and try to answer as many questions as possible.
- There is no deduction for incorrect answers in the calculation of students’ scores.
- Ensure that you are selecting the answer for the right test question on your answer sheet.
- After you finish the test, review your answers.
How to fill the Bubble sheet on the Test Day:
- Mark the circles in the ID section. One circle per row.
- Mark the circles in the Name section (First, Middle, and last name)
- No points will be earned if the circle is marked half or some line.
- No point will be earned if multiple circles are marked in a row.
- Mark the circles with a #2HB pencil.
- Mark no more than one circle per column.
- There are no negative answers (since there is no way to bubble in a negative sign).
- You’ll never include pi in your answer; you’ll use a decimal. For example, 3? would be written as 9.425.
- You can write answers as fractions or decimals, but you cannot use mixed numbers. For example, 3 ½ would need to grid in as either 3.5 or 7/2, since the grading machine will read 31/2.
- Write your answers in the boxes above the grid to avoid errors in the gridding.
- Some questions may have more than one correct answer.
- Know the gridding rules before taking the test.
You should know the helpful tips for the exam:
- Study the direction of each SAT section and get familiar with section directions before the test. On the test day-use your time for the test, not for section directions.
- Get familiar with the time and number of questions in each section.
- Bring your watch or timer and set the time 5 minutes early before the end time to review all the answers.
- Read all the questions of each section first and mark the easy questions.
- Use the answer booklet if you are not sure of the correct answer. Mark the final answers in the bubble sheet.
- Avoid leaving marks on the bubble sheets as the machine scores them. Usually, machines cannot distinguish between stray marks and correct answers.
- Fill the grid-in answers correctly and neatly in the Math Grid-in section.
- Use #2HB pencil to fill the bubble sheet.
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