SAT 2018-19: Registration, Exam Dates, Exam Pattern & Syllabus

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About SAT Exam

SAT which stands for Scholastic Aptitude Test and Scholastic Assessment Test) is an international level entrance test which is conducted to evaluates a candidate’s knowledge in reading, writing and quantitative aptitude and also other specialized subjects. This test is conducted to provide admissions to undergraduate programs in United States and other countries and hence is taken by junior and senior high school students and is based on subjects taught in high school programs.

SAT is owned, published, and developed by the College Board, a private, non-profit organization in the United States. Talking about the current year that is 2018, SAT test 2018 is of two types: SAT Reasoning Test or SAT and SAT Subjects Test., SAT 2018 is offered seven times each year in the US and six times internationally. Candidates can sit for the SAT test 2018-19 in October, November, December, January, March, May and June.

SAT 2018 Eligibility

As per the eligibility for SAT 2018 is concerned, there are no specific criteria and age limit for taking SAT Test 2018-19. However being an undergraduate programme admission test, students are advised to take the test when they are in senior high school.

SAT 2018/2019 Registration

Registration for SAT 2018-19 can be done online or by email. The detailed process is listed below:

SAT registration 2018-19 – Online

The complete SAT 2018/2019 registration process is explained below:

  1. Personal Details-the candidates who wish to sit for SAT 2018/2019 are required to provide their personal details while registering.
  2. Creation of student profile-creating a student profile ensures that the conducting body shares the information of the student with the universities.
  3. Selection of test centre –Students can choose their test date and test centre by using the area zip code to find the nearest available center.
  4. Upload of the photo-Candidates must upload a latest photo which shows only them and not anyone else.
  5. Final Run through –Once all the steps are complete, students must make sure they go through the entire process to check for any errors.

 To Register onlineClick Here


Registration through Email: email registration is done in the following cases:


  1. Pay by check or money order (payable to “The College Board”).
  2. The age of the student is less than 13 years old.
  3. Registering for Sunday testing for the first time.
  4. Requesting the College Board to open a test center near student’s home.
  5. Cannot upload a digital photo as part of the online SAT registration 2018/2019 process.


SAT Exam Dates and Deadlines for 2018–2019


Test Date Registration Deadline Late Registration Deadline via Mail Late Registration Deadline through Online/Phone Registrations Multiple Choice Score Release Dates Essay Score Release Dates
October 6, 2018 September 7, 2018 September 18, 2018 September 26, 2018 October 19, 2018 October 21, 2018
November 3, 2018 October 5, 2018 October 16, 2018 October 24, 2018 November 16, 2018 November 18, 2018
December 1, 2018 November 2, 2018 November 13, 2018 November 20, 2018 December 14, 2018 December 16, 2018
March 9, 2019 February 8, 2019 February 19, 2019 February 27, 2019 March 22, 2019 March 24, 2019
May 4, 2019 April 5, 2019 April 16, 2019 April 24, 2019 May 17, 2019 May 19, 2019
June 1, 2019 May 3, 2019 May 14, 2019 May 22, 2019 July 10, 2019 July 14, 2019


SAT 2019 Registration fees

SAT 2018 registration fee is according to different criteria and the criteria is mentioned:

  • Basic Registration fee with subject: US$26
  • SAT 2018/2019 with Essay: US$54.50
  • Out of the Essay: US$43
  • International students taking the test outside US, an extra $49 is added to the registration fees.
  • Additional US$26 for language tests with listening and US$18 for other tests.

SAT 2018-19 Exam Dates

The dates for SAT 2018/2019 are pre-defined and hence the student does get the option to choose any date as per his convenience. The date has to be selected from the dates decided by the exam conducting bodies.

Here are the exam dates for the year 2018-19:

  1. Oct 6, 2018
  2. Nov 3, 2018
  3. Dec 1, 2018
  4. March 9, 2019
  5. May 4, 2019
  6. June 1, 2019

SAT 2018 Test Pattern

According to the SAT 2018/2019 test pattern, the total duration of the test is 3 hours. An extra 50 minutes is given to the students for essay writing however essay writing is completely optional. According to the SAT 2018/2019 test pattern, a total of 154 questions will be asked in the SAT test 2018/2019 including 1 essay question.

SAT 2018/2019 Test Pattern

Section Scoring Duration Questions
Evidence-Based Reading Writing 200-800 65-minute Reading section 52 Questions (Reading)
35-minute Writing and Language section 44 Questions (Writing and Language)
Math 200-800 25-minute No Calculator section 20 Questions (No Calculator)
55-minute Calculator section 38 Questions (Calculator)


SAT Subject Tests

SAT Subject tests are taken for a specific subject. The duration of the exam is 1 hour. Students can take a subject test for more than one subject or as required by the institute he/she wants admission into. The subject list for the same is given below:

Literature Biology/EM German Italian
U.S. History Chemistry German with Listening Latin
World History Physics Spanish Chinese with Listening
Math Level 1 French Spanish with Listening Japanese with Listening
Math Level 2 French with Listening Modern Hebrew Korean with Listening


SAT 2018/2019 Score

The official score report of SAT test 2018/2019 is sent to the student through email and the high school five weeks after the test is over. Scores can be sent either through online or by mail. However, students who have registered by mail do not have the option of receiving their scorecards online.


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