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Know the new paper and scoring pattern for the Digital SAT Suite and How to Prepare

The transition is not only from physical to online mode, but a significant change is also there in the paper pattern. The duration of the exam is reduced from 3 hours to 2 hours-15 minutes. The type of questions is also modified. The passages have become shorter and easier to understand with a single-line question. The paper is divided into each section and each section is further divided into two timed modules based on different difficulty levels.

Paper Pattern

Scoring and assessment

The score for the test will be given in 3 forms- a total score and two individual scores for the two sections. The scoring is done on a vertical scale, meaning the same domain of knowledge is tested across different age groups. The same marks in all the tests indicate the same level of preparedness. This method helps the candidate and his stakeholders assess the progress over time. Various benchmarks are also set to check the readiness of the candidate for college. The Skills Insights tool, prepared by the College Board, helps the students to focus on weaker areas and understand the strong points.


  • Familiarise yourself with the app- Since the test will be conducted on an application, it is very important for a candidate to familiarise himself with the layout of the app. The application offers a wide range of new and useful options ( and you should ensure that you make the most of them.

  • Know the test format very well- The candidate obviously attempts mock tests before, but the first step in the preparation should be knowing the test in and out.

  • Attempt the official sample test- The College Board has released a sample paper for the candidates to prepare. It is a must for all the candidates. Check it here- After attempting the test, it is extremely crucial to check the explanations for the answers.

  • Full-length mock tests- Nowadays, there are a lot of options to take mock tests from. Candidates should practice as much as they can. Just taking the test is not enough, revisiting it and checking the mistakes make it fruitful. Check some of our courses here-

  • Visit Khan’s Academy website- the site holds exclusive content for the candidates which is a treasure for them. It has tests, preparatory content, etc.

We wish you all the best for the test and wish the change is fruitful for everybody.

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