Aspirants who are planning for admission in the Universities based in US need to qualify an entrance exam known as SAT. This test is mandatory for admission to undergraduate programs in most universities in US. Many universities also require students to clear SAT-II tests. The SAT is conducted by the non-profit organization called "College Board".
The SAT is a three-hour test that measures verbal and mathematical reasoning skills of the students who have developed over time and skills they need to be successful in college studies. Many colleges and universities often use the SAT as the primary indicator among others system, rank, high school GPA, extracurricular activities, personal essays, and teacher recommendations (of a student's readiness to do college-level work).
SAT is administered seven times a year in the USA, Puerto Rico and US Territories, and six times a year overseas. SAT scores are compared with the scores of other applicants, and the accepted scores at an institution, and can be used as a basis for awarding merit-based financial aid.
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