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SAT Results And Scores

Written by  Rachit Agrawal

Reviewed by  Priyanka Bhargava

Published: Mon, September 30, 2019 9:30 AM IST  Updated: Mon, September 30, 2019 9:30 AM IST  9 mins read

SAT Results And Scores

Written by  Rachit Agrawal

Reviewed by  Priyanka Bhargava

Published: Mon, Sep 30, 2019 9:30 AM IST  Updated: Mon, Sep 30, 2019 9:30 AM IST  9 mins read

SAT Results and Scores

After appearing for the examination, one can check their SAT results and Scores. They are available either on their account or can be accessed by phone. Usually, the results are available around 15-20 days after the candidate gave the examination. 




Total Scores

The total score of both the sections: Evidence based reading and Writing and Mathematics


Section Scores

The score of all individual sections


Test Scores

The score for reading, writing and language


Cross-Test Scores

The score of certain questions in any three tests



The score of sub-areas like Command over evidence, words in context and etc.


Essay Score

The scores for the optional essay


SAT Test Results

The SAT test results are usually declared with 20 days of the examination. The test has an overall weightage of 1600 score and each section carries 800 marks each. The sections are Evidence-based reading and writing and Mathematics. An average SAT score ranges somewhere between 980-1000.

SAT percentile is ranged between 1-99 and gives an overall score of both sections.























SAT Score Release Schedule 2021-22

Mention below are the SAT Score Release Schedule according to specific time :

SAT Test Date

Online Score Release Date

12 March 2022

25 March 2022

7 May 2022

20 May 2022

June 4

July 13

SAT Scores

Each section of the SAT is scored in the range of 200-800. Thus, the overall SAT score is the sum of all parts (evidence-based reading and writing & maths) on a scale of 400-1600. Moreover, in India, the SAT Scores are given in the percentiles. Sub-scores and cross-test scores provide a glimpse of the strengths and weaknesses of the person. A complete SAT Score constitutes the overall general score and a blend of scores in various areas (English, Maths, Verbal, history). In addition, SAT scores on the essay section range from 2-8, where 5 is the average mark.

A good SAT score is a score that aids the applicants in getting admission in undergraduate courses in India and Abroad. Any SAT score above the 50th percentile (1040-1050 scores) comes under the range of a good SAT Score. Moreover, a good SAT score changes based on the competition and how the other test takers are doing. Thus, the College Board always advises the applicants to get a score of above 75th percentile (1200-1210) which is a good SAT score for getting admission in well-accredited Universities in India and Abroad.

SAT Score Range

SAT Score range is between 400-1600, 200-800 is the SAT score for each of the two sections in the Exam (Evidence-based reading and writing & Maths). Moreover, the SAT score range for the exam with the essay is 2-8. However, taking SAT Exam with Essay is not compulsory except, some Universities ask for it explicitly. Moreover, the Indian applicants get their SAT score in percentile and, it lies between -1st percentile to 99thand percentile.

How to Send a SAT Scores

The applicants can send the SAT Scores by asking an official Many World-renowned Universities and Colleges ask for an official SAT score report from the College Board. Moreover, these Universities do not accept any copies of online SAT score reports. The applicant can send four free SAT Score reports to the college while applying for the weekend SAT. Moreover, if the applicant is doing a weekday SAT, they can select the University/College to send the SAT score.

To know how to send the SAT score, take a look below:

  • The foremost step is to log in to the College Board account and fill in all the necessary details.
  • Further, the applicant has to send the SAT Scores free (3-4 times) to the chosen University/College.
  • If the applicant is sending SAT scores by phone, the official College Board website provides various customer services number. 

SAT Score Validity

SAT scores validity ranges up to 5 years and, the applicant can use the SAT score to get admission to world-renowned Universities. The SAT score validity does not get affected until or unless the criteria or the syllabus has been changed. Certain things place limitations on time between giving the examination and presenting an application, yet it's ordinarily around five years. However, the applicant can give SAT exam repeatedly for different Universities based on the criteria for the desired Colleges.

SAT Score Verification

Indeed, the College Board has a strict and systematic method for SAT score verification that ensures the accuracy of the SAT scores given to the applicants. Moreover, the College Board also offers their scores to double-check if there is some doubt. The College Board provides an answer verification service at every administration where the applicant can get the scores checked online with the score report. In addition, the College Board also provides an option for Question-and-Answer Service where the candidate can verify the answers to the questions provided by the Board. Moreover, the information is given about the type and difficulty of the test for SAT Score verification.

SAT Score Report

Most of the colleges require the College Board to send the SAT reports directly. The candidate needs to sign up for this facility and College Board will directly send the Score Report to the concerned college itself. 

In order to get the Score Report, candidates can either sign up in their official College Board portal or get the results. They can also use the phone facility to know their results. However, it needs extra cost to do so.  


✅ Can my college directly receive my Score report?

Yes, College Board has this facility of directly sending the score reports to the concerned college since some colleges don’t accept online scores.

✅ What are the score dates for 2022-23?

The schedule for 2022-23 is yet to arrive and the score dates would also be released soon. 

✅ How long does it take for the score to be released?

It takes around 2-3 weeks for the scores to get released on your College Board profile or online

✅What is percentile used for?

Percentile is basically the SAT score in the range of 1-99. It helps to study the scores easily and allows comparative study too.

About the Author & Expert


Rachit Agrawal

author • MBA • 2 years

Rachit believes in the power of education and has studied from the top institutes of IIIT Allahabad, IIM Calcutta, and Francois Rabelias in France. He has worked as Software Developer with Microsoft and Adobe. Post his MBA, he worked with the world's # 1 consulting firm, The Boston Consulting Group across multiple geographies US, South-East Asia and Europe.