The SAT is the first step toward higher education for students of all backgrounds. It’s taken by more than two million students every year and is accepted by virtually all colleges and universities. 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 — subjects that are taught every day in high school classrooms.

Almost all colleges and universities use the SAT to make admission decisions. The SAT also provides the opportunity for you to connect to scholarship opportunities, place out of certain college courses and learn more about your academic strengths.

SAT 10 Sections

The SAT is made up of 10 sections

  •  A 25-minute essay
  •  Six 25-minute sections (mathematics, critical reading and writing)
  •  Two 20-minute sections (mathematics, critical reading and writing)
  •  10-minute multiple-choice writing section Total test time: 3 hours and 45 minutes and three short breaks during the testing.

SAT Exam Includes

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.