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The easiest way of applying for SAT is by registering online. Go to http://www.collegeboard.com/student/testing/sat/reg.html, click on “Register now”, and follow the instructions. Standby registration is available. An additional fee is applied, and admission to a test center cannot be guaranteed. For further information, please visit: http://www.collegeboard.com/student/testing/sat/testday/standby.html
SAT Reasoning Test

SAT scores range from 200-800, with additional subscores reported for the essay (ranging from 2-12) and for multiple-choice writing questions (on a 20-80 scale).



SAT Subject Tests

All SAT Subject Test scores are reported on a scale from 200-800, with SAT Subject Test subscores being reported on a scale from 20 to 80. Reading and listening subscores are reported for all Language Tests with Listening, and a usage subscore is also reported for the Chinese, Japanese, and Korean tests.

For further information on how the SAT is scored, please visit: www.collegeboard.com/student/testing/sat/scores/understanding.html

My SAT Online Score Report is usually available within 20 days after the test date and is free to all students who take the SAT, whether you registered online or by mail; all you need is an online College Board account.
Yes, you can. Ask the test supervisor for a Request to Cancel Test Scores

Form. Complete and return it to the test supervisor before leaving the room. The scores cannot be reinstated and are not reported to you or your designated institutions.

The Graduate Management Admission Test is a standardized assessment designed to predict how applicants for MBA programs and other business-related graduate degrees will perform academically. The scores are used by schools to make admission decisions.
The GMAT exam measures basic verbal, mathematical and analytical writing skills. It does NOT measure your knowledge of business or your job skills.

The GMAT exam consists of three main parts: the Analytical Writing Assessment, the Quantitative Section, and the Verbal Section. You have three and a half hours in which to take the GMAT exam, but plan for a total time of approximately four hours.

Analytical Writing Assessment - AWA

It consists of two separate writing tasks: Analysis of an Issue and Analysis of an Argument. You are allowed 30 minutes to complete each one.

Quantitative Section

This section contains 37 multiple-choice questions of two question types: Data Sufficiency and Problem Solving. You are allowed a maximum of 75 minutes to complete the entire section. Data Sufficiency and Problem Solving questions are intermingled throughout the section. Both types of question require knowledge of arithmetic, elementary algebra and commonly known concepts of geometry.

Verbal Section

This section contains 41 multiple choice questions of three question types: Reading Comprehension, Critical Reasoning and Sentence Correction. You are allowed a maximum of 75 minutes to complete the entire section. This section measures your ability to read and comprehend written material, reason and evaluate arguments, and correct written material to conform to standard written English.



For further information on the GMAT's structure and overview, go to:

http://www.mba.com/mba/thegmat/teststructureandoverview

Each graduate business school develops and implements its own policy concerning the use of GMAT scores in making admissions decisions. Many schools select students by combining GMAT scores and undergraduate GPA. Moreover, admissions officials consider subjective factors such as work and other relevant experience, recommendation letters, application essays (personal statements), and reports of personal interviewers.
The score is determined by: (a) the number of questions answered; (b) whether the questions are answered correctly or incorrectly, and (c) the level of difficulty and other statistical characteristics of each question.

Total GMAT scores range from 200 to 800. The Verbal and Quantitative scores range from 0 to 60. Both scores are on a fixed scale and can be compared across all GMAT test administrations. The Verbal and Quantitative scores measure different constructs and cannot be compared to each other.



For further information on how each part of the GMAT exam is scored, please go to: http://www.mba.com/mba/thegmat/gmatscoresandscorereports


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