SAT I

Scholastic Aptitude Test

The SAT is a globally recognized college admission test that lets you show colleges what you know and how well you can apply that knowledge. It tests your knowledge of reading, writing and math.

The SAT doesn’t test logic or abstract reasoning. It tests the skills you’re learning in school: reading, writing and math. Your knowledge and skills in these subjects are important for success in college and throughout your life.

  • The critical reading section includes reading passages and sentence completions.
  • The writing section includes a short essay and multiple-choice questions on identifying errors and improving grammar and usage.
  • The mathematics section includes questions on arithmetic operations, algebra, geometry, statistics and probability.

 

SECTIONS TYPES OF QUESTIONS NO. OF QUESTIONS TIME ALLOTTED
Critical Reading Sentence completion

 

Passage-based reading

Total critical reading questions

19

 

48

67

70 minutes (two 25-minute test sections and one 20-minute test section)
Writing Identifying sentence errors

 

Improving sentences

Improving paragraphs

Essay writing

Total writing questions

18

 

25

6

49 + 1 essay

60 minutes (two-25

 

minute test sections and one 10-minute test section)

Math Multiple-choice

 

Student-produced response

Total math questions

44

 

10

54

70 minutes (two 25-minute test sections and one 20-minute test section)
  • 3 hours 45 minutes in total, and is divided into 10 sections. You will have two 10-minute breaks between sections.
  • The exam is mostly multiple-choice, and it’s divided into three Math, three Critical Reading, and three Writing sections.
  • The SAT yields three major scores, each on the scale of 200-800. Your scores include:

  • Writing (200-800)
  • Critical Reading (200-800)
  • Math (200-800)
  • You will also have two sub-scores for the writing section:

  • A multiple-choice sub-score (20-80)
  • Essay sub score (2-12 Band)
  • 3 hours 45 minutes in total, and is divided into 10 sections. You will have two 10-minute breaks between sections.
  • The exam is mostly multiple-choice, and it’s divided into three Math, three Critical Reading, and three Writing sections.
  • The SAT contains one “experimental” section, which can be a 25-minute Critical Reading, Mathematics, or Writing Skills section. You will not score toward this section. You will not know which section is the experimental one.
  • Section 1 is always the essay.
  • Sections 2-7, which are each 25-minutes long and multiple-choice section, can occur in any order.
  • Sections 8 & 9 are always a 20-minute Mathematics section and a 20-minute Critical Reading section – in either order.
  • Section 10 is always the 10-minute Writing Skills section.
  • The test is random, and your test will be different from that of the person sitting next to you.

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