SAT Test Day Tips & Policies
When test day arrives, be prepared.
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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.
Be sure to check out these policies so you know what to expect on test day:
- ID Requirements
- Test Security and Fairness
- Cell Phones and Electronic Devices
- Calculator Policy
- CD Player Guidance
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.