SAT (Scholastic Aptitude Test) is conducted by College Board (non-profit organization in the U.S.) to test student’s readiness for college. It can be taken by juniors as well as seniors. SAT score, GPA (or percentage in 11th and 12th), recommendation letters and statement of purpose enables a student to get admission for undergraduate programmes in the U.S. SAT scores are considered by many of the universities in other countries too.
Two sections of SAT (Mathematics and Evidence- Based Reading and Writing) will be scored on a scale that ranges from 200-800 points giving a possible total of 1600. Sub scores and insight scores will also be reported along with an optional essay (scored separately).
Questions that a student does not answer do not count either for or against their score. Neither are points taken away for wrong answers on the math questions where the answers has to be entered into a grid. The raw score for each section is then converted into a scaled score. This is where the score of 200–800 points comes from, which is done through a statistical process called 'equating'. read more