About the SAT

Total time: 3 hours (+50mins w/ essay)

Evidenced-based Reading and Writing section (100 minutes):

-Reading Test (65 minutes, 52 questions)

-Writing and Language Test (35 minutes, 44 questions)

Math section (80 minutes):

-Calculator allowed section (55 minutes, 37 questions)

-No-calculator allowed section (25 minutes, 20 questions)

Optional Essay-writing section (50 minutes)

Total Score: 400-1600

-Reading and Writing Score: 200-800

-Math Score: 200-800

-Optional Essay: 2-8


The SAT is a test colleges and universities use to compare applicants and make admissions decisions. The test measures mastery of the skills and concepts learned in high school that are essential to success in college, the workplace, and beyond.

The math section tests students’ ability to reason quantitatively through real-life scenarios and arrive at sound and practical decisions; the reading and writing section tests students’ ability to comprehend complex written texts and engage the content through evidence-based analysis and rhetoric.

Know What to Expect

Find out more about what kind of questions appear on each section of the SAT and what they test for.

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We at IvyPrep constantly update our material to better help students meet the challenges of the New SAT. Our courses are designed to build and perfect the skills and strategies necessary to succeed on test day. All of our sessions are taught by subject experts who have scored, at minimum, in the 95th percentile or higher on the SAT, and are experts in helping students translate winning test-taking strategies to higher scores.

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