What's on the SAT?  
                                                                      

Reading

200-800 points

 

70 Minutes

One 20-minute section

Two 25-minute sections

 

48 Passage-based reading questions

Tests your comprehension of what is stated in or implied by the passage.

19 Sentence completion questions

Tests your vocabulary and your understanding of sentence structure.

Math

200-800 points

 

70 Minutes

One 20-minute section
Two 25-minute sections

 

44 Multiple Choice questions

You're asked to solve a problem and pick the best choice offered.

 

10 Student-produced responses

You are not given answer choices. You must solve the problem and "grid in" your answers. 

 
                       
Writing

200-800 points

 

60 Minutes

One 10-minute section

Two 25-minute sections

 

25 Improving Sentences questions

Tests your ability to correct faults in usage and sentence structure, and recognize effective sentences that follow the conventions of Standard Written English.

 

18 Identifying sentence error questions

Tests your ability to recognize faults in usage, and recognize effective sentences that follow the conventions of Standard Written English.

 

6 Improving Paragraph questions

Tests your ability to revise sentences in the context of a paragraph or the entire essay, organize and develop paragraphs in a coherent and logical manner, and apply the conventions of Standard
Written English.

 

1 Essay

The SAT® begins with an essay. You'll be asked to present and support a point of view on a specific issue. Because you have only 25 minutes, your essay is not expected to be polished - it is meant to be a first draft.