Propelling You Towards Excellence

Welcome to NuStart, an online guide for SAT students. We talk about tips for students in preparing for their life before and after SAT.

What is SAT?

The SAT test was formerly known as the Reasoning Test in Singapore and is a paper-based standardized test which tests one’s ability to go to college. It was first introduced in 1926 as Scholastic Aptitude Test.

The current SAT test introduced in May 2005 tests your verbal, grammar, and mathematical skills. It is one of the most popular tests in Singapore and is mainly taken by Singaporean students who wish to continue their studies in the United States for Undergraduate programs. It is offered only 6 times a year in January, May,  June, October, November and December. The duration of the test is 3 hours and 45 minutes. For students outside the U.S., the online SAT test costs S$115 while the paper test costs S$184.

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The SAT Scores

The SAT scores range from 600 to 2400 points, and combines the test results from three sections – Mathematics, Critical Reading and Writing, which has a total combined points of 800. Each section is scored on a scale of 200-800 points and are multiples of 10. The test typically begins with the easiest questions at the beginning of the paper to the most difficult questions towards the end of the paper. However, this rule only applies to all sections except for the Critical Reading portion which is in chronological order.

SAT Reference Books

In addition to SAT prep classes, you may wish to purchase SAT books to help you with your preparation. We highly recommend The Book Depository, UK’s largest online bookstore, for their huge variety of SAT books and also low prices.

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