About SAT

SAT tests students' knowledge of subjects that are necessary for college success: reading, writing, and mathematics. The SAT assesses the critical thinking skills students need for academic success in college—skills that students learned in high school.


The SAT tells students how well they use the skills and knowledge they have attained in and outside of the classroom—including how they think, solve problems, and communicate. The SAT is an important resource for colleges. It's also one of the best predictors of how well students will do in college.


Each section of the SAT is scored on a scale of 200-800, with two writing sub scores for multiple-choice questions and the essay. It is administered seven times a year in the U.S. and U.S. territories, including Puerto Rico, and six times a year overseas. In Pakistan, SAT is conducted in Karachi, Lahore & Islamabad.

Who takes the test

SAT is typically taken by high school juniors and seniors or AS/1st Year and A2/2nd Year students. SAT scores are used by admission panels to supplement your school/college academic records, recommendation letters, essays and other qualifications for undergraduate-level study.


Which programs require SAT

Almost all major undergraduate programs require applicants to take SAT. Some, especially pre-med and engineering programs, require applicants to take subject tests too.


A good SAT score is instrumental not only in securing admission in top schools but also in winning financial aid/scholarship for a candidate as SAT scores do enjoy a heavy weight in decisions concerning scholarship awards.