July 3, 2022
The SAT Reasoning Test is a standardized test for admissions to institutions of higher education in the US education system. SAT was developed by the College Board, a non-profit organization in the United States. Previously, the exam was developed by Educational Testing Service, but nowadays the organization is only responsible for organizing the exam. The test was used to measure children's abilities in higher education. It was first held in 1926 and was renamed several times thereafter. This exam used to be called Educational Aptitude Test (Scholastic Aptitude Test), then change to Educational exam (Scholastic Assessment Test), but now SAT has no such meaning anymore. The SAT exam tests reasoning ability just like general aptitude tests conducted by the NBTC. The current exam was first held in 2005. Currently (2014), the exam costs $52.50 ($98.50 for exams outside the US), excluding late entry fees. The exam is divided into three parts. These are Critical Reading, Mathematical Reasoning and Writing. The full score for each part is 800. The combined score of these three sections is a calibrated score with the lowest possible score being 600 and the highest being 2400.