The SAT exam intends to primarily aid Undergrad Schools to assess the potential of the applicants for advanced study. Universities in the US, while inviting applications from prospective students, ask for SAT I scores.
The examination is entirely a paper-based Test. The test is scored on a maximum of 2400. The SAT I score alone cannot guarantee admission into a school - the test is only one of the major factors taken into consideration in the long process of an applicant getting admitted into an undergraduate school he/she desires.
SAT I has three sections – Critical Reading, Maths and Writing. The following is the SAT I test structure.
What is the scoring scale for the SAT I?
The Mathematics section is scored on a scale from 200-800
The Critical Reading section is scored on a scale from 200-800
The Writing section score is split up into two parts. These two scores are combined to calculate a section score ranging from 200-800.
The entire SAT I score ranges from 400-1600
SAT Subject Test or SAT II
Subject Tests (formerly SAT II: Subject Tests) are designed to measure a student’s knowledge and skills in particular subject areas, as well as his ability to apply that knowledge. Students who want to apply to the Top 15-20 universities in the US are required to take SAT Subject Test.
The examination is entirely a paper-based Test. The test is scored on a maximum of 800. SAT®II Subject tests are one-hour tests offered in the following subjects: Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Maths Level 1, Maths Level 2, English Literature, US History, World History and Languages.
The US-based College Board develops and administers both the SAT I and SAT II. College Board is responsible for setting questions, conducting the test and sending score reports to each examinee. For detailed information about SAT, please refer to the official website of SAT