SAT Test Day Tips & Policies

When test day arrives, be prepared.

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12/5 , 1/23

Test Day Checklist

No. 2 pencils aren't the only things you need for test day! Review the Test Day Checklist to see what you should bring, what's nice to have and what to leave at home on the day of your test.

How Long Is the SAT?

The SAT is made up of 10 sections:

  • A 25-minute essay
  • Six 25-minute sections (mathematics, critical reading and writing)
  • Two 20-minute sections (mathematics, critical reading and writing)
  • A 10-minute multiple-choice writing section

Total test time: 3 hours and 45 minutes

Test Day Simulator

Curious about test day? Check out this video to learn more about what to expect when you take the SAT.

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Important Policies

Be sure to check out these policies so you know what to expect on test day:

To confidentially report any suspected violation of these policies, or any suspicion concerning the security of an SAT test administration, please immediately contact the Office of Testing Integrity by phone at 609-406-5430 or 800-257-5123 (test day only), or by email at