Form Date: 12 Jan - 27 Apr 2021

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Form Date: 12 Jan - 27 Apr 2021

SAT Basic Information

  • Application Fee:₹ 3,500
  • Examination Modes:Pen & Paper Mode

SAT 2021 (08 May):Registration(Ongoing), Exam Pattern

Updated On - March 20 2021 by Akriti Maurya

SAT 2021 or Scholastic Aptitude Test is held widely for college (UG) admissions in the United States of America. It is also known as the Scholastic Assessment Test, SAT I: Reasoning Test. This exam is owned, developed and published by College Board, a private, non-profit organisation in the USA. It is administered by ETS ( Educational Testing Service) on behalf of the College Board. SAT is the Paper-based test and is held 07 times annually (in August, October, November, December, March, May, and June) in the US and 04 times ( in October, December, March and May) in other countries. SAT 2021 next date is 08 May for which the registration deadline is 08 April 2021. Read the whole article below to know more about College Board SAT 2021 like Registration, Syllabus, Exam Scheme, etc.

Latest Updates

  • SAT 2021 for the month of May will be held on 08.
  • The Registration for which is ongoing and the deadline is 08 April 2021 for both US and International candidates. 

SAT 2021 Important Dates

Applicants can check below table to know about test and registration dates for SAT 2021:
 SAT 2021 Dates and Deadlines for the US
SAT DateLast date of RegistrationLate Registration DeadlineDeadline for Changes
29 August 2020July 31, 2020
  • August 11, 2020 (for mailed registrations)
  • August 18, 2020 (for registrations made online or by phone)
Note: The late registration fee has been waived for the August administration.
18 August 2020
26 September  2020August 26, 2020
September 15, 2020 (for registrations made online or by phone)
15 September 2020
03 October 2020September 4, 2020
  • September 15, 2020 (for mailed registrations)
  • September 22, 2020 (for online or by phone registration)
22 September 2020
07 November 2020October 7, 2020
  • October 20, 2020 (for mailed registrations)
  • October 27, 2020 (for registrations made online or by phone)
October 27, 2020
05 December 2020November 5, 2020
  • November 17, 2020 (for mailed registrations)
  • November 24, 2020 (for registrations made online or by phone)
November 24, 2020
13 March 2021

February 12, 2021
  • February 23, 2021 (for mailed registrations)
  • March 2, 2021 (for registrations made online or by phone)
March 2, 2021
08 May 2021

April 8, 2021
  • April 20, 2021 (for mailed registrations)
  • April 27, 2021 (for registrations made online or by phone)
April 27, 2021
05 June 2021May 6, 2021
  • May 18, 2021 (for mailed registrations)
  • May 26, 2021 (for registrations made online or by phone)
May 26, 2021
International SAT 2020-21 Tests Dates and Deadlines
Test DatesSAT AvailableEarly Registration via RepresentationRegistration DeadlineDeadline for Changes
29 August 2020YesJuly 15, 2020July 31, 2020August 18, 2020
26 September  2020YesNAAugust 26, 2020September 15, 2020
03 October 2020YesAugust 19, 2020September 4, 2020September 22, 2020
07 November 2020NoNA
05 December 2020YesOctober 21, 2020November 5, 2020November 24, 2020
13 March 2021

YesJanuary 27, 2021February 12, 2021March 2, 2021
08 May 2021

YesMarch 24, 2021April 8, 2021April 27, 2021
05 June 2021NoNA

SAT 2021 Registration

SAT 2021 Registration process has been discussed below in the points. Applicants must keep in mind a few vital points while registering:
  • The candidates must register themselves online on the official web portal.
  • Applicants need to create an account to apply for SAT 2021.
  • The details to be filled must be authentic and complete in order to avoid rejection.
  • Applicants must fill the form on or before the last date.
  • While creating an account they will have to enter Username and Password which should be kept safely as to be used further like to print  SAT Admission Ticket, etc.

SAT 2021 Registration Fees

Those who are seeking to apply for SAT 2021 can check the below table for fees which are to be paid:
International SAT Registration Fees 2021
Registration Fee$26
SAT with Essay$68 
Each SAT Subject Test(Except Language Tests with Listening)$22
Language Tests with Listening (Upcoming administrations: November 2019 and May 2021)$26
Additional Fee
Registration by Phone$15
Test Centre fee$24
Change fee$30
Payment Modes - The fees can be via any of the following methods:
  • Credit card: American Express, Discover, Visa, MasterCard, Diners Club, and JCB.
  • PayPal: Note that payment through PayPal is not available in Ghana.
  • Check or money order: Payable to "The College Board." Checks must be drawn on U.S. banks. Any checks drawn on non-U.S. banks will be returned.
  • Other: Bank draft.
  • Cash will not be accepted.

SAT 2021 Exam Pattern

SAT 2021 Exam Pattern can be checked thoroughly hereby;
  • Mode of Exam - SAT is an offline test i.e. paper-pencil test
  • Duration - 03 hours while the SAT with Essay is 3 hours 50 minutes long
  • Sections - Reading test, Writing and Language test, Mathematics test without a calculator, and Mathematics test with a calculator
  • Essay component is optional and its result is evaluated separately. It is required by some colleges.
  • Score scale ranges between 400 - 1600.
  • Negative Marking - There is no penalty for giving wrong answers.
SAT Inside the Test 2021
SectionsNumber of QuestionsDurationType of Questions
Reading52 questions65 minutesAll questions are multiple-choice and based on reading passages. Tables, graphs, and charts may accompany some passages. 
Writing and Language Test
44 questions35 minutesThe test taker will be asked to read the passages, suggest corrections or improvements for the contents underlined. 
Mathematics58 (45 MCQ and 13 grid-in questions)80 minutesThis section is divided into two - Calculator and No Calculator
SAT Essay (Optional)1 question50 minutes--------

SAT 2021 Score

The candidates can view their SAT score via a login using their Username and Password to SAT account on the official website. An email will be sent when the scores will be ready.
  • The score report is received approximately two to three weeks after test administration.
  • The report will have the total score (the sum of the two section scores, with each section graded on a scale of 200–800) and three subscores (in reading, writing, and analysis, each on a scale of 2–8) for the optional essay.
  • Students may also receive various score verification services, including (for select test administrations) the Question and Answer Service, which provides the test questions, the student's answers, the correct answers, and the type and difficulty of each question. But for this, they need to deposit an additional fee. 
  • The examinees also receive two percentile scores, which is defined as the percentage of students in a comparison group with equal or lower test scores. One of the percentiles called the "Nationally Representative Sample Percentile".
SAT 2021 Score Structure
SAT Score ReportedDetailsScore Range
Total scoreSum of the two section scores.400–1600
Section scores (2)Evidence-Based Reading and Writing, and Math.200–800
Test scores (3)Reading, Writing and Language, and Math.10–40
SAT Essay scores (3)
The SAT Essay is optional.
Reading, Analysis, and Writing.2–8
Cross-test scores (2)
Analysis in History/Social Studies and Analysis in Science. Based on selected questions in the Reading, Writing and Language, and Math Tests.
Subscores (7)
  • Reading and Writing and Language: Command of Evidence and Words in Context.
  • Maths: Heart of Algebra, Problem Solving and Data Analysis, and Passport to Advanced Math.
  • Writing and Language: Expression of Ideas and Standard English Conventions.

SAT 2021 Highlights

Applicants can check below in the table a few important short details about Scholastic Assessment Test 2021:
SAT Basic Details
Exam NameSAT 2021
Full NameScholastic Aptitude Test
Exam Conducting BodyETS ( Educational Testing Service) on behalf of the College Board
Level of examInternational level
Frequency07 times annually (in August, October, November, December, March, May, and June) in the US and 04 times ( in October, December, March and May) in other countries. 
SAT Official website

About College Board

College Board is an American not-for-profit organization which was formulated in December 1899 as the College Entrance Examination Board (CEEB) to expand access to higher education. It runs a membership association of institutions, including over 6,000 schools, colleges, universities, and other educational organizations. The College Board provides resources, tools, and services to students, parents, colleges and universities in the areas of college planning, recruitment and admissions, financial aid, and retention.

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SAT Important Dates

Exam Date13 Mar, 08 May 2021
Form Date12 Jan - 27 Apr 2021


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₹ 3,500

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