In a first for Jammu and Kashmir, Delhi Public School Srinagar has been allotted Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) Center.
The SAT is an entrance exam used by almost every College and University in the west especially US to make admission decisions. It is a multiple-choice, pencil-and- paper test created and administered by the College Board. The SAT is not only a highly recommended test but an extremely important one as it is the first criterion of eligibility.
Most students take their SATs during their high school years. The purpose of the SAT is to measure a high school student’s readiness for College and provide Colleges with one common data point that can be used to compare all applicants.
However, in J&K awareness about the exam and ‘The SAT Culture’ is lacking, said a statement issued by DPS, “Also, many students hesitate to take the exam as they have to travel outside J&K to take the exam, which is a drain on their resources. The establishment of the SAT Center will, therefore, greatly ease the difficulties of students,” it said.
Commenting on the development, Principal Alistair R A Freese said: “The Center will make it easier for the students aspiring to study in international Colleges and save them the annoyance of travelling. Moreover, this shall make the students in Srinagar aware of this exam and develop SAT Culture so that our students don’t give up on their aspirations.”
Chairman, DPS, Vijay Dhar congratulated the school on the achievement and said: “I am proud that Delhi Public School Srinagar is the first and only SAT Center in J&K. This is a vindication of the quality of our resources, both human and infrastructure.”