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SAT 1 Reasoning Test

The SAT Reasoning Test or SAT I is a 4 hour test measuring critical reading, mathematical, and writing skills. Including instruction and break time, this test will last approximately 4 and a half hours.  The sections of the test may appear in any order, thus your neighbors test order will be completely different from your own. The test consists of the following:




Type of Questions

Topics covered

Critical Reading

70 min. (two 25-min. sections and one 20-min. section)

Reading comprehension, sentence completions, and paragraph-length critical reading

Critical reading and sentence-level reading


70 min. (two 25-min. sections and one 20-min. section)

Five-choice multiple-choice questions and student-produced responses

Number and operations; algebra and functions; geometry; statistics, probability, and data analysis

Unscored Section

30 min

Number may differ depending on section

Verbal or math section that does

not count toward final score but used to

ensure new editions of SAT comparable

to earlier editions & to test new questions


60 min

Multiple choice questions (35 min.) and student-written essay (25 min.)

Grammar, usage, and word choice


The SAT is scored on a scale from 200-800 for all sections for a total of 2400.   To register for the SAT, go to


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