SAT Exam Eligibility 2021

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SAT Exam Eligibility

The College Board has not come up with any eligibility criteria for candidates planning to take the SAT. The exam is one of the most recognized entrance exams conducted for the students preparing for undergraduate admission to colleges/universities abroad. As far as the age limit is concerned, there is no minimum or maximum age limit set by the conducting body. If you are a student applying for the SAT, you need to have passed high school. The majority of candidates taking the SAT exam are usually between the age group of 17-19 years. Some of the countries majorly accepting the SAT scores are:

• United States of America (USA)
• Canada
• United Kingdom (UK)
• Singapore
• Netherlands
• Australia
• New Zealand

Key Highlights:

• The official conducting body of the SAT exam is the College Board.
• The College Board has not set any minimum or a maximum age limit to register for the test.
• The SAT score is widely accepted in countries like the USA, UK, Australia, and Canada.
• Usually, students falling under the age group of 17-18 years for the test.

To have a better understanding of the SAT, let us find out the type of SAT exams and what they are all about.

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SAT Reasoning Test

The SAT Reasoning Test evaluates you on the basis of reading, writing, and mathematics. These are some basic concepts which we are familiar with right from our school days. The test is about 3hrs and 50mins duration. Before registering for the SAT exam you must know that the College Board has not specified any SAT eligibility criteria for you. Usually, students of class XI start preparing for the exam so that they can appear for the test when they are in class XII. The exam assesses the student’s skill set that is taught in schools and evaluates the candidates on the basis of Reading, Writing and Quantitative Aptitude in general.


SAT Subject Test

Unlike the SAT reasoning test, it tests your knowledge in some specific subjects. The SAT subject test is an hour-long test that allows you to showcase what you have achieved in your specific subject area. You can take the SAT in the following subjects, English, History, Mathematics, Science, and Foreign Languages. Also, please note that not all foreign colleges/ universities require students to appear for the SAT Subject Test, therefore, you must check the college and institutions before taking the SAT exam.

If you are planning to pursue undergraduate studies abroad, you can opt for either the SAT Reasoning Test or SAT Subject Test. You can refer to the college or the course requirement you are planning to apply for. To avoid the last-minute hassle you are required to register for SAT well in advance.


SAT Eligibility for Students with Disabilities:

Is there any SAT eligibility criteria for students with disabilities? Yes, as per the governing body of SAT- College Board, if a student with a disability is willing to take the SAT, then he/ she is eligible to appear for SAT exam with some added facilities. However, all the extra convenience must be approved beforehand by the College Board’s Services for Students with Disabilities (SSD) unit. Once the facilities are approved by the governing body, the student can avail of the added facility for both, the SAT General and SAT Subject Test.

Facilities for Disabled Students are:

• The use of Braille and large-print exams for visually impaired candidates
• Extra time will be given for completing the test
• Allowing the use of a computer for essays
• Extra breaks are allowed during the exam

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Can I take the SAT exam after the 12th?

Yes, you may. It’s just that you lose a year in the interim. It would be advisable to take the SAT exam before your 12th board.

Is there any eligibility criteria to appear for SAT 2021?

College Board, the SAT Organizer, has not set any eligibility criteria to appear for the SAT. Usually, students who complete high school take the test for their undergraduate courses.

What is the age limit for SAT 2021?

There is no age limit for SAT 2021. You need to have passed high school. Usually, students in the age bar 15-17 take the SAT.

What are the academic requirements to appear in SAT 2021?

You must have passed high school in order to write the SAT. The Board doesn’t matter.

Can I attempt the SAT multiple times?

Yes. There is no limit to the number of times you write the SAT. However, it is advisable to limit that number to 2 or to a maximum of 3 times.

Is there any university-specific eligibility criteria to appear in the SATs?

No. There are no specifications from Universities regarding the SAT eligibility criteria for students appearing in the SAT.

What is the syllabus for the SAT exam?

The SAT Exam comprises 4 sections in all. The syllabus covers the basics the student has learnt in English and Mathematics during his/her school years. The questions come as multiple-choice questions.