What is SAT Exam?

SAT exam is a test taken by students aspiring to apply for undergraduate degree in USA and Canada. Since its inception in 1926, it has been administered by the College Board.
Originally called the Scholastic Aptitude Test, it was later called the Scholastic Assessment Test, then the SAT I: Reasoning Test, then the SAT Reasoning Test, now simply the SAT.

The SAT measures how well test-takers can analyze and solve problems which are skills that are typically learned while in school and will be needed in college. It serves as an entrance test for students aspiring to admit for undergraduate courses abroad, especially in the US and Canada colleges and universities. It is a written paper-pencil test and helps evaluate the language and mathematical reasoning skills of the applicants. The universities you apply to, take into consideration your SAT scores in admission decision and it has significant role in scholarship decision.

Previously, to prove their in-depth understanding of specific subjects, students could take SAT Subject Tests, in addition to the SAT.
However, the SAT Subject Tests have been discontinued from 2021.

SAT Format

SAT tests analytical skills in:
  • English (reading and writing) and
  • Math.
Sub - Section
No of Questions

Evidence-Based Reading & Writing



(From 5 passages)

65 mins

Writing and Language


(From 4 passages)

35 mins


No Calculator


25 mins



55 mins

After the Evidence-Based Reading & Writing Section, a 10-minute break is provided.

Thus, the exam duration is 3 hours 10 minutes. Taking into consideration the time required for identity verification, you can expect to spend at least 4 hours in the exam centre.

SAT Test and SAT Exam Format

The duration of the SAT Test is 3 hours and 10 minutes, which evaluates your skills in 3 major areas: Math, Critical Reading and Writing. 

  • The SAT reading segment comprises reading sentences and passages.
  • The SAT writing segment includes multiple-choice questions and a short essay.
  • The SAT math segment comprises questions on probability and statistics, arithmetic operations, geometry and algebra.

Despite most questions being multiple choices; candidates are also asked to draft an essay to evaluate their writing and language skills. The SAT Exam format also evaluates students’ critical thinking skills to determine their ability to manage and survive in an overseas institution.

The SAT Test is ideally taken by students who have completed their schooling and are looking to pursue an undergraduate course overseas. One of the pros of taking up the SAT exam in Nepal is that it projects the skills and knowledge you have attained all these years in your schooling, including solving issues, thinking, and effectively communicating with fellow mates.

Universities and institutions consider SAT exam scores to choose the students who will best fit their respective institutions. Candidates taking up the SAT Exam can score between 200 and 800 marks for each section.

SAT Exam Format

  • The SAT Exam comprises 10 sections. 
  • The first section is essay writing, where candidates are given 25 minutes, and the last section is multiple-choice questions with a time duration of 10 minutes.
  • Section 2 to 7 is selection based questions for 25 minutes.
  • Section 8 and 9 are short question types with a timeframe of 20 minutes.
Category Reading and Writing Section Math Section
Format Two-stage adaptive test design: one reading and writing section administered via two separately timed modules Two-stage adaptive test design: one Math section administered via two separately timed modules
Test Length Module 1: 27 questions
Module 2: 27 questions
Module 1: 22 questions
Module 2: 22 questions
Time per stage Module 1: 32 minutes
Module 2: 32 minutes
Module 1: 35 minutes
Module 2: 35 minutes
Total number of questions 54 questions 44 questions
Total time allotted 64 minutes 70 minutes
Scores reported 200 – 800, in 10 – point intervals 200 – 800, in 10 – point intervals
Questions used Discrete: four-option multiple-choice Discrete: four-option multiple-choice (≈ 75%)
Student produced response (SPR) 
(≈ 25%)
Stimulus topics Literature, history, social studies, humanities, science Science, social science, real-world topics
Informational graphics (tables, bar graphs, pie charts, line graphs, etc.) Yes Yes

All test centers open at 7:45 a.m. and doors close at 8 a.m. unless otherwise noted on your admission ticket.
Testing starts between 8:30 and 9 a.m.

SAT Exam Dates in Nepal

SAT Test Date Registration Deadline Late Registration Deadline Score Release
May 6, 2023 April 8, 2023 April 22, 2023 May 19, 2023
June 3, 2023 May 6, 2023 May 20, 2023 June 16, 2023
August 26, 2023 July 28, 2023 August 15, 2023
October 7, 2023 September 8, 2023 September 26, 2023 November 18, 2023
November 4, 2023 October 6, 2023 October 24, 2023
March 11, 2023 February 11, 2023 February 25, 2023 March 24, 2023
December 2, 2023 November 3, 2023 November 21, 2023
March 9, 2024 February 23, 2024 February 27, 2024**
*Your registration options will be limited if you aren't taking the SAT for one of its main purposes.

*Students taking the digital SAT who need to borrow a device from College Board will need to register and request their device earlier than the registration deadline, to allow time for international shipping.

SAT Exam Fee in Nepal

SAT Exam Fee Type
SAT Exam Fee in Nepal
SAT Exam Fee General Fee $60
SAT Exam Fee (additional) Country specific (for Nepal) $49
Total SAT Fee $ 109
SAT Exam Fee (other fees)
SAT Exam Fee in Nepal
Change registration To change test centre $25
Cancel registration For cancelling your registration by the change deadline. $25
Late cancel registration For cancelling your registration after the change deadline through test day. $35

SAT Exam Centre in Nepal

S No
SAT Exam Centres in Nepal
Center Code



Inside Somang Academy - Thecho, Kathmandu, Nepal




Patan, Lalitpur, Nepal




Dillibazar Height-32, Kathmandu, Bagmati, Nepal




Sheetal Marg, Khumaltar, Lalitpur -15, Nepal




Lalitpur, Nepal


How to register for SAT Exam in Nepal?

Registering for the SAT Exam in Nepal is a seamless process, and just like other exams, you can apply online. In some cases, you have an opportunity to apply via email. The below curated information will help you apply for the SAT Exam both online and by email.

Online registration for SAT Exam in Nepal:

Step1 - Create a new profile on the College Board website (https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sat/register/international ) and register yourself.

Step 2 - Fill in the SAT application form on the website.

Step 3 - Create a student profile.

Step 4 - Once you fill in all the necessary details, you will be asked to choose the test date and test centre of your convenience.

Step 5 - Upload your photo on the form.

Step 6 - Pay the exam fee online and submit your application. If you do not have an international credit card, you can use the services provided by local banks to do the payment.

Email registration for SAT Exam in Nepal:

Candidates can apply through email when they are:

  • Younger in age or 13 years of age.
  • Requesting for testing centre proximity to their home.
  • Unable to upload/submit photographs.
  • Asking to process the SAT Exam fee by cheque.

The email registration process for SAT Exam in Nepal:

  • Request SAT registration booklet from your test preparation coaching centre or School board.
  • Fill in the application as per the guidelines mentioned in the booklet.
  • The duly filled form and the application fee cheque must be emailed to the respective address mentioned on the booklet.

Important Links - SAT Eligibility, SAT Preparation, SAT Syllabus, SAT Results and SAT Scores.

Let's get social.

Copyright © 2023 aecc. Useful Links | Glossary | Terms of Use | Privacy Policy
Speak to UsAECC SearchAECC StudentCall Us