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What is the difference between SAT and ACT?

One major difference between both the exams is that ACT includes a whole section on Science which is not present in the SAT. Students from Science background can showcase their skills related to Science subjects through an ACT.
There is a key structural difference between both the exams like during the ACT exam, the applicant can use a calculator while in the SAT the applicants need not use the calculator as it comprises a short ‘no calculator subsection’.

How much time it takes to prepare for the SAT 2020?

It takes 5-12 weeks to prepare for the SAT 2020 exam. However, it is always recommended to practice sufficient full-length tests before appearing for the exam, so, you can give your best.

 

How can I send SAT scores to colleges?

There are two ways of sending the scores to colleges, one while registering for the test or after releasing the official scores. Candidates receive four free Score Reports while registering for the SAT test. Candidates can send the scores to colleges up to nine days of taking the test after that they have to pay $12 for sending the score reports to each university/program they choose.

How many times can I take the SAT Exam and what is SAT test dates?

The candidates can take the SAT exam as many times as they want. The SAT is conducted five times a year (March, May, August, October, and December). However, it also depends on the program/college you are applying to. If the college requires you to submit your highest SAT scores then you can take the test as many times as you want and send your highest scores to the college, they will not be able to view your any other SAT score. Whereas if the college requires you to send all your score reports, then it is recommended that you should not give it more than three times.

What is the SAT point scale?

Candidates receive two section scores, Evidence-Based Reading and Writing, and Math. Each of them is reported on a scale of 200 to 800. Both these scores together make up the total SAT score. The total score ranges from 400 and 1600. Further, scores for the optional Essay are reported separately.