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Online SAT Exam Details 2019-2020

SAT Exam 2019-2020

What is SAT?

What is SAT Test? It is very important to know if you are thinking of applying to college. SAT is a standardized global test conducted and managed by academic the academic body of ‘The College Board’. It is taken by students seeking admission to competitive schools and colleges based on merit. “The full form of SAT is Scholastic Assessment Test, which was earlier known as Scholastic Aptitude Test.”  SAT exam caters evaluation on written, oral and mathematical skills of students.


Why go for SAT?


  1. Globally accepted test
  2. Easily available to taken round the clock
  3. Better acceptance by a college
  4. Easy access and prospects to derive grants and scholarships from SAT/ ACT tests
  5. High level of accuracy in SAT scores range.
  6. High credibility standards
  7. Developing a scientific and explorer bent of mind
  8. High vocational opportunities round the clock



SAT 2019-2020: Key Highlights

Exam Name


SAT full form

Scholastic Assessment Test

Official Website

The College Board

Most popular for

Undergraduate courses in US  and Canada

Also accepted by

United Kingdom and Australia

Conducted by

The College Board

SAT Mode of Exam

Written-based examination


$96.50 without essay and $113.50 with essay

SAT Score Range

400-1600 points

SAT Contact

The College Board National Office,250 Vesey Street, New York, NY 10281, Phone: 212-713-8000

Reference: The College Board


 SAT Test Scores and Pattern:






Score Range


80 minutes

Allowance of calculator for 37 questions

Problem-solving and data analysis


Calculator won’t be allowed for next 20 questions

‘The Heart of Algebra’


‘Passport to Advanced Math’


65 minutes

Total 52 questions

Completion of sentence not included

200-800 (combined with Writing section)

Tests understanding of passages from the US and world Literature, History/Social Studies, and Sciences (500-750 words)


35 minutes

Total 44 questions

Tests ‘Expression of Ideas’ and ‘Standard English Conventions’ through passages related to Careers, History/Social Studies, Humanities and Science

200-800 (combined with Reading section)

Questions covering prose -extended (400-450)


50 minutes

One 50 minutes optional essay

Analysis of argument through essay via evidence

not scored


3 hours (optional 50 minutes)

154 questions




SAT Scores in Perspective

Your score report is feedback oriented. It is hard to understand since it requires be validating within the pool and cutting off score. Mean SAT scores, SAT percentiles, and benchmarks below can help you put your score to understanding. Not only this, “sub-scores” and “cross-test” can help you understand your strengths and weaknesses. The score-card will anyways won’t tell you if you passed or failed it. There is no term as a passing score.

What is a good SAT score?

Highest SAT score/Average SAT score range: Tests won’t be able to tell you what you know and many other factors are taken into consideration for the same. It simply denotes the level of readiness and preparation.

Each score range works uniquely. The range extends from a few points above and below the defined range.

SAT Scores on average

The score reports will show mean or average scored as earned by the test taker. A low mean score denotes the need for developing reading, writing and language skills which need to be improved.

Benchmarks for college readiness

Benchmark scores represent college readiness. So, if you score above the benchmark, you are ready for college, but if you score a lower then there is still time and effort required to be working on the student’s front. Detailed feedback gives a clear idea.

SAT Percentile Ranking

A percentile rank is a number between 1 and 99 showing the scored compared to other students. It is representing the percentage of test takers scoring below or above it.

Scoring SAT and Subject Test Scores:

  • Students can go to your online score report for MCQ and SAT Essay score 
  • Educators can access it from K–12 reporting portal.


SAT Fee – Revised:


Only SAT exam fee US


SAT fee for Non-US-regional fee


Fee with SAT essay


Fee for Non-US regional


Subject fee


*As per the updated directions from College Board


SAT Test Dates (2019-2020) :

SAT Date

SAT Registration Deadline

Late Registration Deadline

Deadline for Changes

June 1, 2019

May 3, 2019

May 14, 2019 (for mailed registrations)

May 22, 2019 (for registrations made online or by phone)

May 22, 2019



August on-wards:

SAT Date

SAT Registration Deadline

Late Registration Deadline

Deadline for Changes


 August 24, 2019

July 26, 2019

August 6, 2019 (for mailed registrations)

August 13, 2019 (for registrations made online or by phone)

August 13, 2019

 October 5, 2019

September 6, 2019

September 17, 2019 (for mailed registrations)

September 24, 2019 (for registrations made online or by phone)

September 24, 2019


 November 2, 2019

October 3, 2019

October 15, 2019 (for mailed registrations)

October 22, 2019 (for registrations made online or by phone)

October 22, 2019


 December 7, 2019

November 8, 2019

November 19, 2019 (for mailed registrations)

November 26, 2019 (for registrations made online or by phone)

November 26, 2019



March 14, 2020

February 14, 2020

February 25, 2020 (for mailed registrations)

March 3, 2020 (for registrations made online or by phone)

March 3, 2020

May 2, 2020

April 3, 2020

April 14, 2020 (for mailed registrations)

April 21, 2020 (for registrations made online or by phone)

April 21, 2020

June 6, 2020

May 8, 2020

May 19, 2020 (for mailed registrations)

May 27, 2020 (for registrations made online or by phone)

May 27, 2020


Preparation for SAT / ACT / SSAT at Vnaya:

  1. In order to prepare for SAT Exam, students are invited to use a demonstration test so as to make the student and parent aware of SAT pattern and prep time. It includes self-training on onscreen tools, timers and self- directed navigation. Parents, Teachers and Students can also go for a one-on-one free demo session of the same at Vnaya, which provides expert services for SAT prep. You can simply go from SAT registration on Vnaya Education for a personalized experience.
  2. Kids with special needs or student facing any disability- ADHD, Autism or any other can take help from Vnaya’s expert educators for effective preparation. It works on one-on-one personalized, live sessions where a special educator, an SAT expert will be assigned so that the student feels comfortable in preparing for the same.
  3. Along with the above Vnaya’s educators will be instrumental in making a student learn about effective time management, by giving SAT tips and tricks required to solve aptitude and reading based questions.

    Along with SAT tips, practice SAT questions will be shared by the educators during Vnaya’s SAT tutoring.

  4. Free mock tests/ SAT practice tests can be checked at Vnaya’s website by signing up and taking a free demo class. One can simply check out Vnaya’s SAT plans for Test Series tutoring sessions.

  5. Along with aptitude, practice-based tests, one can even enhance the speed of their typing (which is one important requisite for attempting the writing skills section in online SAT), can be improvised with the help of a personal tutor, students can practice typing and skills of effective writing by taking a one-on-one session with an expert tutor at Vnaya for the perfect SAT score.

Good Luck and Happy Prep!!