• The SAT (technically known as the SAT I) is a general test of verbal and quantitative reasoning accepted for U. S. college admissions.
  • The test is required for admission to undergraduate programs of most US universities.
  • The New SAT is 3 hour 50 minutes long, excluding breaks. Test takers are allowed two breaks — one 10-minute and one five-minute break — during the test.
  • The exam consists of two sections and one optional essay. The two sections are:
    • (1) Evidence Based Reading and Writing and
    • (2) Math

Here is a quick overview of the New SAT structure:

Section Test Features Duration Number of Question
Evidence-based Reading and writing Reading 65 Minutes 52
Writing and Language 35 Minutes 44
Math Math Calculator not allowed 25 Minutes 20
Calculator allowed 55 Minutes 38
Total 230 154
Essay Essay Optional 50 Minutes 1 Task