The SAT stands for Scholastic Assessment Test. It's a standardized test widely used for college admissions in the United States. Scores and other application materials like GPA, essays, and extracurricular activities are used to assess a student's readiness for college-level work.


  • Reading: Measures your ability to understand and analyze written text.
  • Writing and Language: Measures your command of written English and your ability to communicate effectively.
  • Math (Calculator and No Calculator): Measures your knowledge of math concepts and your ability to solve problems.


  • Total testing time: 2 hours and 14 minutes
  • Reading & Writing: 64 minutes (divided into 2 modules of 32 minutes each)
  • Math: 70 minutes (divided into 2 modules of 35 minutes each)
  • There's a 10-minute break between the sections.

The number of questions:

  • Reading & Writing: 44 questions (22 per module)
  • Math: 44 questions (22 per module)
  • Note that some questions are experimental and don't count towards your score.

Exam type:

  • Multiple choice for all sections.
  • No essay is required.

The Digital SAT is a computer-based test administered online. You'll use a tablet or similar device to answer questions and see answer choices on the screen.

Score range:

Each section is scored on a scale of 200-800. Your total score is the sum of your scores on the three sections, ranging from 600-2400.

How many times in a year

The Digital SAT is offered seven times a year in the United States and six times a year internationally. The test dates are typically in March, May, June, August, October, November, and December.

Additional resources

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