SAT, SAT Subject & ACT Tests

SAT, SAT Subject & ACT Tests are the standardized tests to be given after high school to get admission to universities and colleges in the USA.

SAT Test

The SAT is also called the Reasoning Test, or SAT-I is a standardized test widely used for college admission in the United States. It is owned by College Board but administered by ETS.

It contains Reading, Writing and Language, and Math sections.  

The SAT is three hours long, not including short breaks. The optional Essay is an additional 50 minutes.

Format of SAT Test:
  1. Reading Test – 65 minutes, 52 questions
  2. Writing and Language Test – 35 minutes, 44 questions
  3. Math Test – two sections:
  4. No calculator – 25 minutes, 20 questions
  5. Calculator permitted – 55 minutes, 38 questions
  6. Optional essay section (50 minutes)
Scoring of SAT:
  • The SAT is scored on a 400 to 1600 scale. You will also receive subscore reporting for every test—math, reading, and writing and language—plus additional subscores to provide added insight into your test performance.
  • There won’t be any point deductions for wrong answers.
For SAT Registration: College Board
SAT in Nepal:
  • The SAT fee is $113.50 with writing and $98.50 without writing.
  • The test is offered five to six times a year.
  • There are five test centers in Nepal: St. Xavier’s School, Trinity International College, Kathmandu International Study Center, Rato Bangala School, and Ullens School.

SAT, SAT Subject & ACT Test

SAT Subject Test

SAT Subject Test, previously SAT-II is a multiple-choice standardized test taken by College Board. It is generally given in addition to SAT or ACT in a recommendation to colleges you want to study to increase your credentials to get admission and fee waivers. It tests you on your knowledge of subjects on a high school level. So the best way to prepare for it is to take relevant courses and work hard on them.

The test is offered five to six times a year. You can’t take the SAT and SAT Subject Test on the same day. Students can take up to three subjects test per test date.

SAT Subject Test fee is $ 26 as a base registration fee + $49 as a regional fee + either $22 or $26 per subject depending on a subject.

There is 20 SAT Subject Test in five general subject areas: English, History, Languages, Mathematics, and Science.

Each Subject Test is an hour long. They are multiple choices and scored on a 200-800 scale.

For SAT Subject Registration: College Board

ACT Test

The American College Testing, ACT is a standardized test for college admission to the United States. It is currently administered by ACT. ACT is a paper-based test consisting of Reading, Science, Mathematics, and an optional Writing section. It is more of a curriculum-based test. The score range of ACT Test is 1-36 points. The score range 25-30 has a high chance to be selected for college admission.

The USEF Nepal is a test center for the ACT Test. It is offered five to six times a year.

The cost of ACT is $150 without the writing section and $166.50 including the writing section.

There won’t be any point deductions for wrong answers.

Format of ACT Test:
  1. English: 75 questions 45 minutes
  2. Math: 60 questions 60 minutes
  3. Reading: 40 questions 35 m minutes
  4. Science: 40 questions 35 minutes
  5. Non-Graded Test: 20 minutes
  6. Optional Writing Test: 40 minutes

(Total time of 3 hours and 55 minutes excluding breaks.)

For ACT Registration: ACT

Important Tips for students preparing for the SAT, ACT, and SAT Subject Test.

  • Visit USEF Nepal.
  • Follow official guide books from official publishers.
  • For vocabulary building:
    1. Magoosh Flashcards
    2. The Economist Flashcards
    5. Merriam Webster Dictionary
  • For Reading Comprehension:
    1. Articles from the New York Times, The New Yorker, The Economist, Scientific American.
    2. English Novels
  • For writing:
    1. Make a habit of writing articles, essays, poems, opinions.
    2. You can share your articles through our Kaaphal Articles.
  • Give as many mock tests as you can.
  • Follow useful YouTube channel and download apps of relevant subjects.
For more information:


College Board


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