SAT

TEST FORMAT

The new SAT is a 3 hour 50 minute exam (including an optional essay which takes 50 minutes), consisting of five sections: Reading, Writing, Math (with calculator), Math (no calculator), and Essay (optional).

SAT Test Section

Number of Questions

and Types

Content

Timing

EVIDENCE-BASED READING & WRITING

Reading

52 standard multiple- choice

 

Writing

44 standard multiple- choice

·        Relevant words in

context

(Reading, Writing)

·        Command of evidence

(Reading, Writing)

·        Expression of ideas

(Writing)

·        Standard English conventions (Writing)

100 minutes

Reading

One 65-minute section

Writing

One 35-minute section

SAT Test Section

Number of Questions

and Types

Content

Timing

EVIDENCE-BASED READING & WRITING

Reading

52 standard multiple- choice

 

Writing

44 standard multiple- choice

·        Relevant words in

context

(Reading, Writing)

·        Command of evidence

(Reading, Writing)

·        Expression of ideas

(Writing)

·        Standard English conventions (Writing)

100 minutes

Reading

One 65-minute section

Writing

One 35-minute section

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