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SAT : Scholastic Assessment Test


What is the SAT ?

The SAT is a standardized test widely used for college admissions in the United States since 1926.

The SAT is wholly owned, developed, and published by the College Board, a private, not-for-profit organization in the United States.

The SAT contains 4 sections in 3 hours (plus 50 minutes if taking optional Essay):

  • Reading
  • Writing & Language
  • Math (No Calculator & Calculator Sections)
  • Essay (Optional)

The SAT format includes 154 multiple-choice questions and 1 optional essay.

 

SAT : the math section

In the SAT Math section (sections 3 & 4):

  • 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
Section 3Section 4
No calculator Calculator
25 minutes 55 minutes
20 questions:
  • 15 multiple-choice questions
  • 5 Grid-in questions
    (you just give the answer on a grid)
38 questions:
  • 30 multiple-choice questions
  • 8 Grid-in questions
    (you just give the answer on a grid)

SAT Exemple tests

You can find original practice tests on the college board website.

 

  • Practice test 1 : Test / Answers Explanation
  • Practice test 3 : Test / Answers Explanation
  • Practice test 5 : Test / Answers Explanation
  • Practice test 6 : Test / Answers Explanation
  • Practice test 7 : Test / Answers Explanation
  • Practice test 8 : Test / Answers Explanation

 

 

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