All major universities in the United States accept the SAT as a college entrance exam. Many schools dole out huge bucks for great SAT scores.

The 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). The Total Score of the SAT is 1600.

SAT Test Section No of Questions and Types Content Timing
EVIDENCE-BASED
READING & WRITING
Reading
52 standard multiple-choiceWriting
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 sectionWriting
One 35-minute section
MATHEMATICS 45 standard multiple-choice
13 student-produced response
·         The heart of algebra

·         Passport to advanced math

·         Problem solving & data analysis

80 minutes
One 25-minute section (no calculator)
One 55-minute section (calculator allowed)
ESSAY
(OPTIONAL)
1 evidence-based essay ·         Analyzing a source 50 minutes
One 50-minute essay