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SAT Exam Pattern

SAT exam pattern is as follow- three sections, namely, Math, Reading, and Writing. There is an optional section which is called the Essay, which has one 50 minutes long substantial passage from which the student needs to build their argument. Students are not scored on this section. Here we cover the general SAT test pattern.

Subject Duration Subsections Questions Score Range
Math 80 Minutes Calculator allowed for 37 questions, Calculator not allowed for 20 questions Problem-solving and data analysis, The Heart of Algebra,Passport to Advanced Math 200-800
Reading 65 minutess Total 52 questions No Sentence Completion,Tests understanding of passages from the US and world Literature, History/Social Studies, and Sciences (500-750 words) 200-800 (combined with Writing section)
Writing and Language 35 minutes Total 44 questions Tests ‘Expression of Ideas’ and ‘Standard English Conventions’ through passages related to Careers, History/Social Studies, Humanities and Science, All questions from extended prose (400-450 words) 200-800 (combined with Reading section)
Essay (optional) 50 minutes One 50 minutes optional essay This section requires students to evaluate an argument through analysis of evidence Not Scored
Total 3 hours (with optional 50 minutes) 154 questions -- 1600