SAT

SAT is a standardized test administered by the College Board and is required to be taken by students seeking admission in undergraduate schools. The full form of SAT is Scholastic Assessment Test, which was earlier known as Scholastic Aptitude Test. SAT exam has been developed to evaluate the written, verbal and mathematical skills of the candidates.

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