How Long Does the SAT Take?


65-minute section with 52 questions (75 seconds per question)

Writing and Language

35-minute section with 44 questions (about 48 seconds per question)

Math – No Calculator

25-minute section with 20 questions (75 seconds per question)

Math – Calculator

55-minute section with 38 questions (about 87 seconds per question)

How Many Breaks Are There During the SAT?

There are several breaks built into the SAT schedule. The first is a 10-minute break between the Reading Test and the Writing and Language Test.

How Many Breaks Are There During the SAT?

Later, there's a 5-minute break between the two Math Tests. Finally, if you’re taking the SAT Essay or if your test has an additional 20-minute section, you’ll get a 2-minute break 

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