SAT exam is of two types i.e. SAT and SAT Subject Test. The syllabus for both exams is different.
SAT General Test
The syllabus of the SAT includes the sections that students have studied over year in their school. Therefore, the students who have studied well in the school and their concepts are clear, they would not any difficulty with the SAT syllabus. The syllabus of SAT includes:
SAT Writing Section
In the writing section, there are 4 passages. Each passage of this section is associated with questions. The candidates are required to spot the errors and rephrase the marked sentence with an appropriate alternative. The main focus of this section is on the grammar. The best way to score in this section is by doing smart work. Rather than sparing time on the details, it is better to focus on the relevant part.
The candidates can brush up their punctuation rules, it would help in eliminating the questions having incorrect punctuation. Having an understanding of the connected words is also be helpful to well in this section.
Highlights of the writing section
- There are three sections in SAT writing
- Essay section
- Multiple choice sections
Critical Reading Section
The reading section contains questions that are related to passages reading. There are 5 passages and each passage has 10 to 11 questions. The purpose of the reading section is to evaluate the applicant’s ability to understand the written text. Candidates are required to read the passages and provide the right answers.
Highlights of the reading section
- Reading comprehension
- Sentence completion
- Paragraph-length critical reading
The mathematics section has 58 questions and 80 minutes are allowed to complete this section. The most important thing about this section is that in the first section of 25 minutes the candidates are not allowed to use the calculator. However, in another section of 55 minutes, the candidates can use the calculator for solving Maths questions. To score well in this section that candidates require the knowledge of different areas such as geometry, probability, arithmetic, etc.
Through continuous practice, the candidates can know where they lacking and how they can improve. Along with the practice, time-management skills can also help them to get good scores. The topics for Maths section include linear and quadratic systems, table data, interpreting nonlinear expressions, isolating quantities, data inferences and many more.
Higlights of Maths Section
- The math section of the SAT includes three sections
- Algebra and functions (linear inequalities, graphical representation, linear equations, etc)
- Geometry statistics (functional notations, polynomial equations, zeros, and factors, etc)
- Data analysis and probability (ratios, unit conversion, mean, percentages, mode, etc)
It is an optional section that is scored on a scale of 2-8 points. For this section, 50 minutes are allotted to the candidate. This section analyses the quality of writing of the candidate. The expected length of the essay is around 650-700 words. The candidates having precise language in a consistent as well as manner tend to get a good score.
SAT Subject Test
SAT Subject Test analyses the candidate’s knowledge in a particular subject. This test is taken by the aspirants who wish to enrol to the undergraduate course in a specific area. Through this, the candidates can showcase their strength in that particular subject. This test is scored on a scale of 200-800 points. Under this test, the candidates get around 20 subjects to choose from. The list of the subjects includes core subject areas as well as foreign languages. Here are the subject choices that are available to the applicants.
- English (Literature)
- Maths (Level 1 and Level 2)
- Biology (Ecological/ Molecular)
- US History
- World History
- Physics and Chemistry
- Modern Hebrew
- Korean with listening
- Japanese with listening
- Chinese with listening
- German with listening
- French with listening