As high school board exam results are being released in India, the biggest worry of parents is how to choose the right career path and help their children find better-paying jobs after graduation.
There are multiple entrance exams conducted by individual academic institutions in the country for admission to various undergraduate programs like engineering, medicine, arts, communication, law, management etc. For each program, there are multiple entrance exams conducted by individual state and central universities.
Parents and students often get confused with so many entrance exams available. It’s tiring for students also to appear for many entrance exams immediately after the board exams are over. It is highly inconvenient for parents also to take their kids from one entrance exam test centre to another.
But there is another convenient way to make sure your child gets admission into top institute/college/university in India and abroad.
Taking on SAT test instead of multiple entrance examination and apply for admission to various more than 20 institutions in India and hundreds of college options abroad.
What is SAT test?
SAT is a standardized test conducted by College Board which is specially designed to evaluate the written, verbal and mathematical skills of a candidate seeking admission to undergraduate courses. It prepares students for a successful transition to higher education.
The SAT test in India is conducted four times in a year – May, October, December and March. The registration for the SAT test can be done easily online on the official website of the College Board or click here
Institutions in India that offer admissions based on SAT scores
The aim of the College Board is to simplify the undergraduate admission process in India with the help of the SAT test.
In 2018, the College Board formed an India Higher Education Alliance with various academic institutions of India for undergraduate admissions. All the members of the Alliance accept SAT scores from students in India and around the world.
The Alliance members include
- Ahmedabad University
- Anant National University
- Ashoka University
- Azim Premji University
- Bennett University
- BML Munjal University
- FLAME University
- Gandhi Institute of Technology and Management
- GD Goenka University
- Jain University
- KREA University
- Manav Rachna University
- Manipal Academy of Higher Education
- M. S. Ramaiah University of Applied Sciences
- O.P. Jindal Global University
- Shiv Nadar University
- SRM University, AP – Amaravati
- SRM Institute of Science and Technology
- SRM University Delhi-NCR, Sonepat
- Sri Sri University
- Srishti School of Art Design and Technology
- SVKM’s NMIMS
- World University of Design
Through the SAT test, the students can show their best work to all these universities in India at one go instead of appearing for multiple entrance tests.
Full scholarship opportunities also available
There is another reason why you should choose the SAT test for your kid’s higher education. You won’t have to worry about financing your child’s education. Yes, you heard it right! College Board’s SAT test gives students opportunity to avail the full scholarship. To avail a full scholarship, students need to score 1350 or above in the SAT test.
College Board India Scholars program: Eligibility criteria
- Resident of India
- Take the SAT in Class XII in the session 2019-20
- Annual Family Income less than Rs 4 Lakhs
- Top Performer in SAT exam (minimum score of 1350 out of 1600)
- Must apply to and enroll in any of the participating Indian universities
With great academic options available in India, you won’t have to send your child away from home to get international-level education and bright future. We wish you all the best for your kid’s higher education!
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