What is the SAT?

The Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) is an exam administered by The College Board to test college and career readiness. It is primarily used for the purpose of gaining admission to college.  The SAT is widely considered to be the single most important test you take in or after high school.

What does the SAT consist?

In sum, the new 2016 SAT will have:

  • Evidence-Based Reading and Writing section with a combined score (Possible score: 200-800)
  • Math section with non-calculator and calculator sections (Possible score: 200-800)
  • An optional essay (Scored separately)
  • Composite score of 400-1600 plus the essay score
  • Different means of testing vocabulary
  • Essay is evidence based rather than persuasive
  • Many content changes on Math

What question types appear in the new Evidence-Based Reading and Writing section?

The revision in 2016 has led to a removal of traditional SAT sentence completion questions. The redesigned SAT no longer tests rote memorization of obscure vocabulary words; instead, the SAT tests “high utility” words that change in definition depending on the context in which they are used. This means that students will now be required to have a deeper understanding of more commonly used vocabulary words, and will also be required to read entire passages to discern the meanings of words.

Four types of questions will be featured on the Evidence-Based Reading and Writing section: words in context, command of evidence, informational graphics, and text complexity.

Words in Context questions measure your understanding of how word choice influences meaning, shapes mood and tone, reflects point of view, or lends precision or interest. The Writing and Language portion measures students’ ability to apply knowledge of words, phrases, and language in general in the context of extended prose passages.

Command of Evidence questions test students’ ability to identify the portion of text that serves as the best evidence for the conclusions they reach. You both interpret text and support that interpretation by citing the most relevant textual support. The Writing and Language portion measures students’ capacity to revise a text to improve its development of information and ideas.

Informational Graphics questions ask students to interpret information conveyed in one or more graphics (tables, graphs, charts, etc.) and to integrate that information with information found in the text. The Reading test has two passages that include one or two graphics each. The Writing and Language portion has one or more passages that include one or more graphics, and asks students to consider information in graphics as they make decisions about how and whether to revise a passage.

Text Complexity questions include passages that span a specified range of text complexity levels from grades 9-10 to postsecondary entry. Students are asked to make and refine decisions about the placement of passages within complexity bands.

More generally, the Evidence-Based Reading and Writing section will require students to answer questions based on their ability to read and refine the text as a whole.

The most important thing about the new Evidence Based Reading and Writing section is that students will need to read entire passages to answer the questions.

What question types appear in the new Math section?

The revision in 2016 has led to the addition of a no-calculator math section, which is worth a third of your math score. The sections of the math test that do allow a calculator also feature questions that do not require a calculator to solve, where use of a calculator could serve to actually slow down the problem solving process. These question types assess how well students make use of appropriate tools.

Four types of questions appear in the SAT math section: algebra, problem solving and data analysis, advanced math, and additional topics. Each of these broader question types may be broken down into more specific math topics.

Algebra questions require students to solve equations and systems of equations, to create expressions, equations, and inequalities to solve problems, and to rearrange and interpret formulas.

Problem Solving and Data Analysis questions require students to create and analyze relationships using ratios, proportions, percentages, and units, to describe relationships shown graphically, and to summarize qualitative and quantitative data.

Advanced Math questions require students to rewrite expressions, to create, analyze, and solve quadratic and higher-order equations, and to manipulate polynomials to solve problems.

Additional Topics questions require students to calculate area and volume, to investigate lines, angles, triangles, and circles using theorems, and to work with trigonometric functions.

More generally, the math section of the SAT thoroughly tests your foundational knowledge of math topics in the context of real world situations, involving science, social science, or career related topics, focusing specifically on the math needed to pursue careers in the STEM fields.

The new math sections will have:

  • A no-calculator section
  • Two out of the four total multiple choice sections on the SAT (2016) will be math
  • More questions on real-world applications of math
  • Problems that focus on algebra, data analysis, advanced math, trigonometry, circles and other topics

Is the new 2016 SAT harder?

This is a question with no easy answer. It depends on your strengths and weaknesses. The math section of the test is more advanced and counts more heavily toward your overall composite score, and calculators are only available for certain math sections. This will benefit students who are talented in math or who have taken more advanced math classes. Likewise, the evidence based reading and writing section of the test favors students with strong reading comprehension skills and an in-depth knowledge of English grammar. From College Board’s perspective, the SAT (2016) is more closely aligned with the demands of college and readiness for a career. Students who have done well in all school subjects should benefit from the test changes.

When should I register for the SAT?

We suggest that you sign up for the SAT when you are comfortable with the test and have completed all assignments related to your course. In other words, don’t plan to take the SAT directly after the course is over, in the event that you need more time to practice. However, we do NOT suggest waiting more than 60 days after the course to take the SAT. The deadline to actually register for an SAT exam is usually four to five weeks before the test date. The SAT is offered seven times a year in the following months: January, March, May, June, October, November, and December. Students should carefully consider factors like the availability of the test date, the length of time it will take to fully prepare for the exam, and the deadlines of the colleges they will apply to when constructing their overall college admission timeline.

Schedule the exam:

  • After the course has completed (but not immediately after to allow for extra study time)
  • Before 60 days from the end of the course (so information is still fresh)
  • Registration deadline is usually 4-5 weeks prior to the test
  • Only 7 SAT exams each year: March, May, June, August, October, November, December
  • Consider college deadlines, preparation times, and test date availability before scheduling

How do I register for the SAT?

  • Fill our form online here or visit our office at Discovery Mall, Wuse 2. Call 09037000092 for more information

How long does it take to get my scores back?

The scores are usually mailed out 4-6 weeks after you take the test. You may also look up your scores online through the College Board website two weeks after your exam.

What is Score Choice?

Score choice allows you to choose which SAT and SAT Subject Test scores you would like to send to colleges, at no additional cost. Different universities and colleges now have different score choice practices. Some schools require only the single highest test date score, some schools state that they combine the highest scores from different sections across test dates, and some schools require you to send all of your scores. Always check with the schools you plan to apply to as well before sending your scores.

How many times can I take the SAT?

If the colleges you are planning to apply to only require you to send your highest test scores, you can now take the SAT and SAT Subject Tests as many times as you want. Colleges will only see the scores you want to send them! If the colleges you are planning to apply to require you to send all of your test scores, we recommend you take the SAT a maximum of three times.

When should I start preparing for the SAT?

Because the SAT is the most important test for college admissions, it is always best to start preparing as early as possible. This allows more preparation time to achieve score goals. For students who have the goal of becoming a National Merit Semi-finalist, it is best to start by June before 10th grade. Otherwise, a student should start by the summer before their 11th grade to maximize the effectiveness of our program because there are no distractions such as school homework, projects, exams or any other school activities. Students should start preparing for the SAT no later then the summer before their 12th grade.

Where can I get a sample SAT to practice on?

You can download this sample test from the College Board to practice on a Real SAT exam or order a textbook from our firm, or you can visit our office at 2nd floor, Box office, Discovery Mall, Plot 215, Ademola Adetokunbo Crescent, Abuja. Call 09037000092 for more information

How much high school math do I need before I can start preparing for the SAT?

Once you have completed high school algebra and geometry, you are ready to take the SAT. Although the SAT does include Algebra II, it is only a small fraction of the math section, about 10%.

How do extracurricular activities, majors, recommendations, essays, and factors come into play in college admissions?

College admissions in the United States are not standardized in any way, which means that each undergraduate college develops its own system. The typical breakdown of college admissions weights are: 50% class rank, 25% SAT, and 25% extracurricular activities and recommendations. Private schools tend to rely more on extracurricular activities for admissions than public schools.

How do I find out about scholarships?

To find out more about scholarships, their availability and requirements, visit or you can visit our office at 2nd floor, Box office, Discovery Mall, Plot 215, Ademola Adetokunbo Crescent, Abuja. Call 09037000092 for more information


This exam is written by individuals who want to school in institutions that are located in the United States and other parts of the world, the SAT Testing score is an important requirement for the undergraduate applications into any choice of University or College.


The new SAT score ranges from 400 to 1600.There will only be 2 sections instead of 3: Math and combined writing Language. Each of the 2 Paper Based Test sections will be scored from 200 to 800 which is about 3hours, 50minutes. SAT I and SAT II possible scores range is from 400-1600, while combining test results from the two 800-point sections: SAT I has Mathematics and Combined Writing Language for Testing while SAT II (Subject Test) has; Literature, History, Physics, Mathematics, Chemistry, Biology, French, German, Spanish, Italian etc. for Testing.


There are currently about 14 centers in Nigeria where one can write SAT, SAT aptitude test is written only 7 times in a year (October, November, December, January, March, May and June). Test takers are always advised to provide a Valid International Passport as a means of identification to enable them write the Exam on the testing day with their printed admission ticket.


Where can I register for the SAT exam in Nigeria?

Most students find it difficult to get themselves register for the SAT Exam in Nigeria. We can get you registered for the SAT exam in Nigeria anywhere in the country, namely; Lagos, Abuja, Port-harcourt, Jos, Ogun, Kaduna, Kano, Enugu, Owerri, Aba, Warri, Benin, Osun, Kwara, Ibadan etc.

The Educational Resource Agency is known for its successful SAT Test registration, registration can be done online or at our various branches in Nigeria. You should be noted that SAT registration deadlines are approximately 7 weeks before each test date. Ensure that you register with us before the deadlines.


The Educational Resource Agency provide our students with world class teaching experience, we have the techniques to train our students at our training center to enable them have good scores in. We give our students a comprehensive lecture, during which they learn section contents, and are taught how to best convey techniques that will improve their scores.

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SAT Test Location in Nigeria

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SAT Test Dates in Nigeria

Test Dates Status
June 2nd , 2018 Open Register
October 6th, 2018  Open Register

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