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SAT 2023: Registration(Over), Exam date, Syllabus, eligibility, Exam Pattern

Updated On - February 23 2023 by Divyansh K

SAT 2023 or Scholastic Aptitude Test Registration has ended for 2023 session.  SAT exam 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 2023 is a 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. Read the whole article below to know more about College Board SAT 2023 like Registration, Syllabus, Exam Scheme, etc.

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  • SAT 2023 Application process has ended and the last date to fill the online application form is 11 February 2023 International. Candidates can apply here--- Apply Now.
  • SAT 2023 is going to be held on 12 March 2023 for International.

SAT 2023 Important Dates

Applicants can check below table to know about test and registration dates for SAT 2023:
 SAT 2023 Dates and Deadlines for the US
SAT DateLast date of RegistrationLate Registration DeadlineDeadline for Changes
28 August 202330 July 202317 August 2023(for registrations made online or by phone)17 August 2023
02 October 202303 September 202321 September 2023(for registrations made online or by phone)21 September 2023
06 November 202308 October 202326 October 2023(for registrations made online or by phone)26 October 2023
04 December 202304 November 202323 November 2023(for registrations made online or by phone)23 November 2023 
12 March 202311 February 202301 March 2023(for registrations made online or by phone)01 March 2023
07 May 202308 April 202326 April 2023(for registrations made online or by phone)26 April 2023
04 June 202305 May 202325 May 2023(for registrations made online or by phone)25 May 2023

SAT 2023 Registration

SAT 2023 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 2023.
  • 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 2023 Registration Fees

Those who are seeking to apply for SAT 2023 can check the below table for fees which are to be paid:
International SAT Registration Fees 2023
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 2023)$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 2023 Exam Pattern

SAT 2023 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 2023
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 2023 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 2023 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 2023 Highlights

Applicants can check below in the table a few important short details about Scholastic Assessment Test 2023:
SAT Basic Details
Exam NameSAT 2023
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
Registration LinkApply Now (Ended)

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 rentention.

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Form Date12 Jan - 28 Feb 2023
Exam Date11 Mar 2023 (Tentative)
Result25 Mar 2023 (Tentative)


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