Sat sections | the princeton review

What's on the SAT:

Reading

  • 52 multiple–choice questions
  • 65 minutes
  • Passages or pairs of passages (literature, historical documents, social sciences, and natural sciences)
  • Learn more about the SAT Reading Test

Writing & Language

  • 44 multiple–choice questions
  • 35 minutes
  • Grammar, vocabulary in context, and editing skills
  • Learn more about the SAT Writing & Language Test

Math

  • 58 multiple–choice questions (broken up into a 20-question No-Calculator section and a 38-question Calculator-allowed section)
  • 80 minutes (25 minutes for the No-Calculator section; 55 minutes for the Calculator-allowed section)
  • Algebra I and II, geometry, and some trigonometry
  • Learn more about the SAT Math Test

Essay (Optional*)