It depends on several factors. For one, what is your current level of preparation? Secondly, how much time and effort you are willing to put into your preparation? Nevertheless, three months of thorough preparation generally suffices to pull out a good score.
How much time will be sufficient to prepare
for the SAT?
The exam is conducted 4 times in a year (March, May, October, and December). You can opt to write the SAT in any of these months. You can also write it more than once in order to improve your scores.
When can I write the SAT?
Since the process of getting admission to the US is a lengthy one, it is advisable that writing the SAT should be the first step in the process, so that there is a load off from the student's shoulders. Also, very importantly, students have their Board exams in the 12th standard and are usually quite burdened with it. So, it is advised that they start preparing when they are in 11th standard. For the same reasons, most of the students prefer writing the exam when they are in 11th standard.
What is the ideal time to write the SAT?
What if I get stuck in a question while my trainer is not around?
You will be provided direct contact number of your trainer/mentor, so that whenever you are stuck, you can get in touch and get your doubts resolved.
The course is designed such that you get a total of 20 sessions across 3 months, out of which 10 sessions will be of English and 10 of Maths. The duration of each session will be two hours. Basic and advanced concepts will be covered along with sufficient practice content. Handouts, assignments, and test papers will be provided by your tutor. Test discussions will follow after you write the mock test papers.
How many sessions do I get from my SAT tutor?
Yes. The scores are valid for 5 years. Although most of the students write the SAT in 11th and 12th standards, there is no rule to exclude a student from writing the exam before that.
Can I write the SAT before I am in the 11th standard?
The GRE, or the Graduate Record Examination, is a comprehensive national examination that some graduate programs require. It’s a standardized test similar to the SAT. But unlike the SAT, it is not necessarily a requirement for entry into all graduate degree programs. Although presenting a GRE score may give you a leg up in the admissions process, some programs may not require you to write it. For example, Princeton University requires applicants to take the GRE for the Masters in Chemistry degree, but exempts students applying to the Masters in Ecology & Evolutionary Biology program.
Is it necessary for me to take the GRE?
Well, it may. An undergraduate degree from an elite institution like Harvard will certainly boost your application, but it will not necessarily guarantee you admission. You would still need excellent academics and good research/work experience to be able to make it to top universities for graduate school. Of course, if two students present similar statistics, but one graduated from an Ivy League university, they will certainly be held at higher ground than the other. In short, the prestige of your undergraduate institution might matter, but it will always be secondary to your GRE scores, GPA, and research/work experience.