- The reading component contains 52 questions and takes 65 minutes.
- All Reading Test questions are multiple choice and based on passages.
- Informational graphics, such as tables, graphs, and charts, accompany some passages— but no math is required.
- The Reading Test is focused on widely used words and phrases found in texts across many different subjects.
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- The writing and language component contains 44 questions and takes 35 minutes.
- All questions are multiple choice and based on passages.
- Some passages are accompanied by informational graphics, such as tables, graphs, and charts — but no math is required.
- The Writing and Language Test is part of the Evidence-Based Reading and Writing section.
- Students will be asked to interpret, synthesize, and use evidence found in a wide range of sources.
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- The math component contains 58 questions and takes 80 minutes.
- Most math questions will be multiple choice but some — called grid-ins — ask you to come up with the answer rather than select the answer.
- The Math Test is divided into two portions: Math Test – Calculator and Math Test – No Calculator.
- The math section will cover three different sections, including problem solving and data analysis, algebra, and advanced math.
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- The Essay component contains 1 prompt and takes 50 minutes.
- The task is designed to mirror college writing assignments.
- It’s optional — but some schools will require it. Get College SAT Essay policies.
- You won’t be asked to agree or disagree with a position on a topic or to write about your personal experience.
- The essay prompt will ask you to read a passage and consider how [the author] uses evidence, such as facts or examples, to support claims.
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