SAT Subject Tests are college admission exams on specific subjects. This aptitude test is a national admission test where you can choose subjects of your interest. The scores attained would be in accordance with your strengths and area of interest. In the Indian context, SAT subject test scores are used by NIT admission council in India for the admission under DASA ( Direct Admission Students Abroad) quota and under CIWG ( Children of Indian Workers in Gulf) scheme. SAT Subject tests are conducted by the college board.
Note: From the academic year 2021-22 onward, JEE Main Rank is mandatory for DASA & CIWG Schemes. Rest other criteria will continue to be the same.
To complete a PTE Academic test, you will need to attend a secure Pearson test center. You will use a computer and headset to listen to, read and respond to questions.
During the three-hour test session, there are three main parts to the test: speaking and writing (together), listening and reading. There is also an optional 10-minute break between the reading and listening parts. During the test, you will find twenty different question formats, ranging from multiple choice through to essay writing and interpreting information.
PTE Academic assesses real-life, academic English, so you will hear excerpts from lectures and view graphs and charts. You will hear a range of accents in the test, from British and American to non-native speakers, so you will be exposed to the type of accents you will encounter in everyday life.