Initially, Scholastic Aptitude Test was referred to as SAT. In 1993, the SAT was renamed as the SAT Reasoning Test (or known as SAT I), while the former Scholastic Achievement Test was renamed as the SAT Subject Tests (or known as SAT II).
The SAT is not recognized by a country. The universities recognise SAT. Though it is mainly held in the USA, some universities in other countries like Canada, Singapore, Malaysia also accept the SATs as a basis for judging international students. Cambridge and Oxford also check the SAT scores if you're an international student. For more information you should check out the websites of individual universities. SAT is the first step for students of any background to get a higher education. More than two million students take this test every year. It is recognised by most schools and colleges.
SAT is a three hour test which tests your ability in reading, writing and math. It does not test logic or abstract reasoning. They are used for college admission purposes.
· - The critical reading section includes reading passages and sentence completions.
· -The writing section includes a short essay and multiple-choice questions on identifying errors and improving grammar and usage.
· -The math section includes questions on arithmetic operations, algebra, geometry, statistics and probability.
Subject tests are for an hour and tests your knowledge in specific subjects. It is an additional advantage to show your subject knowledge to colleges.
For more information on SAT registration, test dates, preparation tips, free question papers, visit: https://sat.collegeboard.org/home