SAT

The Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) is an international standardized test that scores test-takers based upon their scholastic aptitude. The score is widely used as a benchmark criterion by universities in the United States and elsewhere in the world, to grant admissions to students into programmes. SAT is wholly owned, developed, administered and published by the College Board.

The purpose of the SAT is to measure a high school student’s readiness for college and provide colleges with one common data point that can be used to compare all applicants.

Over 2.2 million students took the SAT during the 2018–2019 school year globally. More than 20,000 students took the SAT from India in 2019. More than 3800 colleges and universities in the U.S. and many other countries consider SAT scores to help them make informed admission decisions.

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Test Structure

The SAT exam spans over 3 hours and is given with a pencil. It comprises 4 sections – Reading, Writing & Language, Mathematics and Essay Writing

English: Reading

Duration - 65 minutes | No. of Questions: 52 | The Reading section consists of four passages. This section mainly attempts to test a students ability to recognize required content and vocabulary in a contextual setting.

English: Writing and Language

Duration - 35 minutes | No. of Questions: 45 | The Writing and Language section consists of 44 multiple choice questions, which mainly test the student’s grammar literacy and knowledge of correct usage

Mathematics: Without Calculator

Duration - 25 minutes | No. of Questions: 20. | Most math questions will be multiple-choice, but some questions are grid-ins that ask you to write down the correct answer in the provided space. Questions will be from algebra, trigonometry, and geometry.

Mathematics: With Calculator

Duration - 55 minutes | No. of Questions: 38 | This Math section primarily tests your mathematical expertise in three broad areas, algebra, trigonometry and geometry.

Optional Essay

Duration - 50 minutes | No. of Questions: 1 | For the essay, the score scale ranges from 2-8. The candidate has to read a passage and write an essay analysing how the author structures an argument. The passage will always be about a general topic.

Test-takers obtain scores in a range between 400-1600. There is no negative marking in the SAT.

Training Modules

Module 1: Reading Test

Check Topics Covered
  • 1. All Reading Test questions are multiple-choice and based on passages.
  • 2. Some passages are paired with other passages.
  • 3. Informational graphics, such as tables, graphs, and charts, accompany some passages—but no math is required.
  • 4. Prior topic-specific knowledge is never tested.
  • 5. The Reading Test is part of the Evidence-Based Reading and Writing section.
  • 6. One passage from a classic or contemporary work of U.S. or world literature.
  • 7. One passage or a pair of passages from either a U.S. founding document or a text in the Great Global Conversation they inspired. The U.S. Constitution or a speech by Nelson Mandela, for example.
  • 8. A selection of economics, psychology, sociology, or some other social science.
  • 9. Two science passages (or one passage and one passage pair) that examine foundational concepts and developments in Earth science, biology, chemistry, or physics.
Module 2: Writing and Language Test

Check Topics Covered
  • 1. All questions are multiple choice and based on passages.
  • 2. Prior topic knowledge is never tested.
  • 3. The Writing and Language Test is part of the Evidence-Based Reading and Writing section.
  • 4. The writing modes of these four passages will vary: one will be narrative, one will be argumentative and at least one will be informative/explanatory. Certain passages and some questions will include tables, graphs or charts.
  • 5. There are two categories of questions. In the first, expressions of ideas, you will be asked to improve the development of the topic, the organization of information and ideas, and the effectiveness of the language. The second category is the standard English conventions. These questions will ask you to recognize and correct errors in sentence structure, grammar, usage and punctuation.
Module 3: Math Test

Check Topics Covered
  • 1. Most math questions will be multiple-choice, but some—called grid-ins—ask you to come up with the answer rather than select the answer.
  • 2. The Math Test is divided into two portions: Math Test–Calculator and Math Test–No Calculator.
  • 3. Heart of Algebra, which focuses on the mastery of linear equations and systems.
  • 4. Problem Solving and Data Analysis, which is about being quantitatively literate.
  • 5. Passport to Advanced Math, which features questions that require the manipulation of complex equations.
  • 6. The Math Test also draws on Additional Topics in Math, including the geometry and trigonometry most relevant to college and career readiness.
Module 4: (Optional) Essay

Check Topics Covered
  • 1. The SAT Essay provides a student with a great opportunity to showcase their reading, analysis and writing skills, which are fundamental to demonstrating college and career readiness.
  • 2. To complete this section, 50 minutes will be given to read a passage and write an essay analysing how the author built his or her argument.
  • 3. The passage will always be about a general topic.

Course Highlights

12- week LIVE classes by expert mentors for Reading, Writing and Language, Essay and the Math Sections, twice a day.

Lectures are archived - Just choose the date when you missed the lecture, and watch the recording.

6 months of course validity. Repeat the curriculum again, if needed.

Students can choose to answer the written essay question as well.

Students can appear for 5 mock tests, with instant results (Out of a score of 1600) and can also receive an evaluation of their Essay in 2-3 working days.

Saturday LIVE Doubt Solving Sessions.

Students will also be provided with hard copies of the College Board Official Guide along with 2 Barron’s Books in the student kit for handy reference during the live classes.

Course Options

Most Popular

Personalized Online Batch

  • Online - Zoom / Google / Microsoft Teams
  • Max. 10 students per batch
  • 4.5 hours per day
  • All the 4 modules
  • 3 months
  • 5 computer delivered, 5 paper delivered
  • Online 60-minute review with an expert
  • Yes
  • 8 books
  • Laptop bag
  • Direct entry into SDS batch at Kanan International H.O. once the centre opens
  • Appointment of a senior case advisor for student visa process
Most Intensive

Personalized Offline Batch

  • One desk - one to one with faculty
  • Max. 2 students
  • 90 minutes per day
  • 1 or 2 modules as per student’s choice
  • 3 months
  • 5 computer delivered, 5 paper delivered
  • Face to face 60-minute review with an expert
  • Yes
  • 12 books
  • Laptop bag
  • Direct entry into SDS batch at Kanan International H.O. once the centre opens
  • Appointment of a senior case advisor for student visa process

Testimonials

Shruti Kareshkumar Patel

I received a lot of guidance from Kanan Prep when it comes to learning for SAT, faculties are also very supportive and helpful at each and every step.

Manav Chokshi

It was a good experience for me at Kanan. All the teachers are very experienced and have ample amounts of knowledge. Overall it was a great opportunity for me to study at Kanan.

Dhruv Patel

If you want to study in the US or Canada, you should get proper guidance for preparing for the SAT exams. Kanan International is a place where a student gets support right from SAT preparation to applying for the student visa. When I landed in Canada, Kanan International’s senior students helped me in getting a job and other essentials.

Prachi Modi

Kanan has provided me with exemplary service in attaining my Goal. The teachers provided amazing guidance to attain the score I aspired for. Also, the resources here are in plenty, hence you can have an immense amount of practice for your test.

Mrudul Dubey

The services at Kanan are the best in all of Vadodara. Faculties were very supportive and there was an ample amount of practice material. Queries were solved anytime. Good experience.

Frequently Asked Questions

The fee for attempting the test in India is $101 for the SAT without the optional Essay and $117 with the Essay – both inclusive of International Fee of $49.

Depending on the requirement of the college/university that you are applying to, you can decide which SAT test type you are supposed to appear for.

A student can take unlimited retests depending on the availability of test dates.

KananPREP provides you with a tonne of material to help you achieve the results that you desire. You can attend the LIVE classes daily and appear for the mock tests on the portal. Furthermore, you can attend live doubt-solving classes hosted by skilled mentors, and use the intuitive KananPREP portal to support you throughout your journey to the perfect score!

You will receive your evaluation in 2-3 business days after submitting the test.

SAT scores do not expire. However, According to the College Board, “Official score reports sent to colleges five or more years after a test date are accompanied by a message explaining that they may be less valid predictors of college academic performance than more recent scores.”

Yes. SAT is a pen and paper-based test ONLY. There is NO computer-based format.

Our simulated test engine offers you the best-in-class assessment, as close to the actual testing. Our trainers are SAT veterans. Moreover, the one-to-one mentoring and live webinars - you have everything you need to get a great SAT score in the shortest time possible.

For the writing section, you will handwrite your answers in a paper, scan and upload it on the course portal for evaluation.

Yes, you can extend your validity by paying an additional 50% of the course fee. All you need to do is let us know before access to your course expires.