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Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT) is a standardized test, which came to existence in 1926. This test is not a common English proficiency test, just to evaluate your English skills. It is a rigorous procedure to test the intellect of a student. 


There are many misconceptions about the SAT which misguide many students. So, in this blog, we will talk about those misconceptions. 


  1. Similar pattern as other English proficiency tests: This misconception is there in the minds of many people but it is totally incorrect. SAT does not have four sections like other English tests. SAT has three sections: Verbal Aptitude, Quantitative Aptitude and Essay writing. The time allotted to you for this test is 3 hours and 50 minutes, and SAT scores are valid for 5 years. 
  2. Difficult Mathematics: The math section of SAT consists, questions of algebra, graph integration, data analysis. There are no questions of complex integral functions, or trigonometry in the SAT’s Mathematics section. 
  3. There is a speaking section like IELTS: In SAT, there is no room for impressing the interviewer by your speaking skills because there is no Speaking section in SAT. In SAT there are only 3 sections as discussed earlier.
  4. Subjective Questions: The SAT is a combination of objective and grind-in questions and only the essay part in the test is subjective. So, it is not true that the whole SAT paper will have subjective questions.
  5. SAT makes you eligible for every foreign university: This is also a misconception and not true at all. As said earlier SAT does not focus just on your English proficiency like other tests, this test will also check your analytical skills. And it focuses on getting your admissions to US colleges majorly and some universities in Canada, UK, and Singapore. So, it is not true that by giving the SAT you can get admission in any college in the world.


So, these are the most common misconceptions prevailing about the SAT. It is advised that you stay away from these misconceptions as it creates doubts in your mind and can affect your scores. So, just focus on your studies.