About SAT:

SAT stands for Scholastic Aptitude Test. It is an entry level test for prospective undergraduates in US universities. While there are many colleges and universities in the United States that accept foreign students on the basis of their TOEFL scores, the better state universities and private universities require a certain score in the SAT  before they can admit any student- domestic or international. The SAT is also one of the criteria that is used to evaluate scholarship applications. A good SAT score goes a long way in ensuring that you get a scholarship award in the institution of your dreams.

It is more esoteric than a proficiency test like the TOEFL and is supposed to measure your aptitude in ‘scholastics’. Our SAT course is geared around procurement of the best possible score for all students. At Global Village, you will find a harmonious blend of comprehensive theory and the best strategies and tricks.

SAT Test Structure: It is a paper based test and conducted at St. xaviers School and Lincoln’s School in Kathmandu. The SAT, broadly speaking, has three sections- Reading, Writing and Math. Each of these sections is worth a band score of 800 and the total score of the SAT is 2400. The following is the break up of the various sections in the SAT:

Section of
the SAT
Types of QuestionNo. of QuestionsTime Allocated
Critical Reading1. Sentence completion19
70 minutes
(two 25 minute test
sections and one 20 minute
2. Passage-based reading.48
Total critical reading questions67
Writing1. Identifying Sentence Errors18
60 minutes
( two 25 minute test
sections and one 10 minutes section)
2. Improving sentences25
3. Improving Paragraphs6
4. Essay Writing1 essay 25 minute
Total Writing Question49 + Essay
Math1. Multiple Choice4470 minutes
(two 25 minutes test
sections and one 20 minute test section)
2. Student-produced response (gird-ins)10
Total Math Questions54

The Critical Reading Section formerly called the ‘verbal’ section is a test of ‘critical reading skills’. It consists of addition of paragraph reading and paired-paragraph reading items. This section of the New SAT isn’t all that intimidating after you acquires a decent vocabulary and master the whole bag of tricks that are taught at Global Village.

The Writing Section is a new section consisting of multiple-choice questions and a student-produced essay.

The Math is basically high school math in Nepal and thus most students here (Nepali students being good at Math) can easily score over 650-800.

SAT Scoring:

The SAT is scored on a scale of 200-800 (for math, reading and writing) amounting to a maximum total score of 2400. The SAT is typically taken by high school juniors and seniors in the United States and is offered several times a year. One component of the test is an essay, which is graded by two examiners and is scored on a scale of 1-6 (low to high).

In Multiple Choice Questions you receive one raw point for each question answered correctly. For each question that you attempt but answer incorrectly, 1/4 point is subtracted from the total number of raw points. No points are added or subtracted for unanswered questions. If the final score includes a fraction, the score is rounded off to the nearest whole number.

In Student-produced response question in the Math section, nothing is subtracted for wrong answers.

The essay will receive a score of 2 to 12. However, a blank essay, essays that are not written on topic, or essays deemed illegible after several attempts have been made will receive a score of 0.

Then the raw score is tallied against a scaled score table from 200 points to 800 in every section.

Course Duration & Fees:

Our SAT preparation course lasts for 8 weeks. Every week there is an hour of class everyday from Sunday to Thursday. Saturday is a holiday whereas Friday is for full-length testing. Of Course, the Self Access Library and the Self Access Lab are open from morning to evening and you are most welcome to spend as much time as you want in them.

We offer excellent Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) preparation training to students who intend to study in US colleges or universities at undergraduate levels. Our teachers are both familiar with the content of the test and are skilled and competent to help test takers get higher scores.

The total course fee is NRP 9,500 which doesn’t include examination registration fees. All students must pay in full before they start the course. Refund is possible when students are not satisfied with our teaching. The claim of refund must be made no later than attending the first class. Global Village will deduct NRP 500 while making refund. Students should return all the materials taken from Global Village before they get the refund.

Student Facilities:

  • Hi Tech tools that makes life easier in the classroom.
  • Free access to internet from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. with a high speed internet service.
  • Self access library where you have access to study books, listen CD player, scan, print, study, surf educational sites, interact with teachers with a air conditioned room.
  • VCD, DVD, Novels and preparation books can be borrowed from a limited time by Global Village students.

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