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SAT – I (REASONING TEST) General Directions
TIMING  You will have 3 hours and 45 minutes to work on this test.  There are TEN separately timed sections. (We have included ONLY 4 Sections viz. Essay, Writing, Critical Reading and Quant in the sample paper, whereas on the USA UnivQuest Open Mock Test there will be 10 sections, the way the Actual SAT – I (Reasoning) Test is designed.  One 25-minute essay  Six other 25-minute sections  Two 20-minute sections  One 10-minute section  You may work on only one section at a time.  The supervisor will tell you when to begin and end each section.  If you finish a section before time is called, check your work on that section. You may NOT turn to any other section.  Work as rapidly as you can without losing accuracy. Don’t waste time on questions that seem too difficult for you.

MARKING ANSWERS  Carefully mark only one answer for each question.  Make sure each mark is dark and completely fills the circle.  Do not make any stray marks on your answer sheet.  If you erase, do so completely, incomplete erasures may be scored as intended answers.  Use only the answer spaces that correspond to the question numbers.  You many use the test book for scratch work, but you will not receive credit for anything written there.  After time has been called, you may not transfer answers to your answer sheet or fill in circles.  You may not fold or remove pages or portions of a page from this book, or take the book or answer sheet from the testing room.

SCORING  For each correct answer to a question, you receive one point.  For questions you omit, you receive no points  For a wrong answer to a multiple-choice question, you lose one fourth of a point  If you can eliminate one or more of the answer choices as wrong, you increase your chances of choosing the correct answer and earning one point.  If you can’t eliminate any choice, move on. You can return to the question later if there is time.  For a wrong answer to a student-produced response (Grid-In) math question, you don’t lose any points.  The essay is scored on a 1 to 6 scale by two different readers. The total essay score is the sum of the two readers’ scores  An off topic or blank essay will receive a score of zero.

DISCLAIMER This SAMPLE PAPER is only an indicative specimen but the USA UnivQuest Open Mock Test (SAT–I) will be comprising of 10 sections in all, the way the Actual SAT-I (Reasoning ) Test is designed.

ESSAY Time – 25 minutes

The essay gives you an opportunity to show how effectively you can develop and express ideas. You should, therefore, take care to develop your point of view, present your ideas logically and clearly, and use language precisely. Your essay must be written on the lines provided on your answer sheet – you will receive no other paper on which to write. You will have enough space if you write on every line, avoid wide margins, and keep your handwriting to a reasonable size. Remember that people who are not familiar with your handwriting will read what you write. Try to write or print so that what you are writing is legible to those readers. Important Reminders:  A pencil is required for the essay. An essay written in ink will receive a score of zero.  Do not write your essay in your test book. You will receive credit only for what you write on your answer sheet.  An off-topic essay will receive a score of zero.  If your essay does not reflect your original and individual work, your test scores may be canceled. You have twenty-five minutes to write an essay on the topic assigned below. Think carefully about the issue presented in the following excerpt and the assignment below.

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