SAT is developed and administered by College Board. It is a paper-based standardized test written to gain admission into undergraduate programs in universities and colleges; it assesses a student’s readiness for college.

SAT is divided into two parts:

SAT 1: General Test

SAT 2: Subject Test

What is SAT?

Three hours (3hrs) without the essay and three hours fifty minutes (3hrs50mins) with the essay. The essay part of SAT is not compulsory as it does not necessarily affect your score if not taken. Most test takers write an essay is when their intended school of study requests for them.

What is the score range for SAT?

the test score is over 1600, with a good score ranging from 1200 and above.

What section is SAT carried out on?

  • Writing and language test: is made up of one section with 44 multiple-choice questions and a time limit of 35 minutes, the following skills are being evaluated during the test: increasing clarity of argument; improving word choice; improving analysis of topics in social studies and science; changing a sentence or word structure to increase organizational quality and impact of writing; and, fixing or improving sentence structure, word usage, and punctuation.
  • Critical Reading: you are given passages to read and then 52 objective questions with multiple choice options are set from the passages read to be answered within 65minutes. The passages are drawn from three major fields: history, social studies, and science.
  • Mathematics:
  1. The Math Test– No Calculator section has 20 questions (15 multiple choice and 5 grid-in) and lasts 25 minutes.
  2. The Math Test– Calculator section has 38 questions (30 multiple choice and 8 grid-in) and lasts 55 minutes.

How many times is SAT offered in a year?

SAT is offered about six (6) times yearly; between March, May, June, August, October and November.

What category of schools accepts SAT?

Over 114 universities and colleges offering undergraduate programs accept SAT including but not limited to the USA, India, UK, Singapore, Malaysia, Canada, and Australia.

Where is the SAT Center located in Nigeria?

SAT centres are located across Nigeria; and can be written multiple times depending on the availability of the centres.

How long do I have to wait to register after failing to re-register?

None can be registered immediately to retake but, the date for testing would be dependent on the availability of the centre and the deadline of fresh registration.

What is the deadline for the registration of SAT?

The deadline for SAT registration is a month before the day of the test.

How long before my result is ready for download and use?

SAT is paper-based and the result cannot be viewed immediately after the test is submitted taken. The results take between three-four (3-4) before they are made available.

Can SAT be rescheduled?

Yes, at an extra fee.

What are the items needed for SAT registration?

A passport photograph is the only important item needed for the registration

What items are you expected to take to the examination venue?

Your valid ORIGINAL International Passport and admissions ticket (generated after payment) is required and should be taken by the test taker to the test venue on the day of the test.

What is the score result grace validity?

The score result validity is 5years.

Score report?

You can send up to five (5) score reports automatically at no extra charges when requested at the point of registration (at the point of filling the form) but, if the score report is requested after the date of release (after the form has been submitted and exam taken), it attracts an extra fee.

Are there materials made available to the applicants?

Yes, some materials are made available to the applicant, both online and offline at a cost. The material made available for SAT is “SAT Official Guide” from College Board with past questions and test-taking strategies.

Is it important to register for SAT tutorials?

Yes, it is important because the tutorial shows/teaches you the technicalities involved in answering the questions given; knowing the best way to answer and respond to questions asked.

Is there a fee for the tutorials?

Yes, there is a fee for the tutorial and classes are made flexible to suit the student. Dates are given to the student to pick and decide what works for them. The classes are held on an hourly basis, and billing is done hourly too.

Are there scholarship options?

Yes, especially in the US, which offers possibilities for a scholarship with SAT.


Tutorials are done and billed on an hourly basis. The following is advised for each of the tests:

  • English Proficiency Test (TOEFL and IELTS): we advise that a minimum of Thirty hours (30hrs) of lecture be done before taking the test;
  • Aptitude Test (GMAT, GRE, and SAT): we advise that a minimum of Sixty hours (60hrs) of lecture be done before taking the test.