SAT 2021: 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 2021 shall be held on 13 March 2021.

SAT is owned, published, and developed by the College Board, a private, non-profit organization in the United States. Talking about the upcoming year that will be 2021, SAT test 2021 is of two types: SAT Reasoning Test or SAT and SAT Subjects Test., SAT 2021 is offered seven times each year in the US and six times internationally. Candidates can sit for the SAT test 2021 in October, November, December, January, March, May and June.

SAT 2021 Eligibility

As per the eligibility for SAT 2021 is concerned, there are no specific criteria and age limit for taking SAT Test 2021. However being an undergraduate programme admission test, students are advised to take the test when they are in senior high school.

SAT 2021 Registration

Registration for SAT shall be done online or by email. Last date to register is 12 Feb 2021. The detailed process is listed below:

SAT registration 2021 – Online

The complete SAT registration process is explained below:

  1. Personal Details-the candidates who wish to sit for SAT 2021 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 2021 process.


SAT Exam Dates and Deadlines for 2021


Test Date Registration Deadline Multiple Choice Score Release Dates Essay Score Release Dates
March 13, 2021 February 12, 2021 March 26, 2021 March 26, 2021
May 8, 2021 April 8, 2021 May 21, 2021 May 21, 2021
June 5, 2021 06 May 2021 July 14, 2021 July 14, 2021


SAT 2021 Registration fees

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

  • Basic Registration fee with subject: US$26
  • SAT 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 2021 Exam Dates

The dates for SAT 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 2021:

  1. Oct-
  2. Nov-
  3. Dec-
  4. March 14 2021
  5. May 8, 2021
  6. June 05, 2021

SAT 2021 Test Pattern

According to the SAT 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 test pattern, a total of 154 questions will be asked in the SAT test 2021 including 1 essay question.

SAT 2021 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 2021 Score

The official score report of SAT test 2021 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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