The SAT (technically known as the SAT I) is a general test of verbal and quantitative reasoning accepted for U. S. college admissions. The test is required for admission to undergraduate programs of most US universities. Many universities also require you to take SAT-II tests.

SAT-I: Reasoning Test

The SAT-I is a three hour, primarily multiple-choice test that measures verbal and mathematical reasoning abilities that develop over time. Most colleges require SAT-I scores for admission.

SAT-II : Subject Tests

The SAT-II subject tests are one hour, primarily multiple-choice tests that measure your knowledge of particular subjects and your ability to apply that knowledge. Many universities may require you to take this along with SAT-I.


The SAT-I is a three hour exam, divided into seven sections. The following table gives out the format of the SAT-I:

Section Type of Question Total Questions Timing
Verbal Sentence Completion - 10 questions, Analogy Questions - 13 questions, Critical Reading - 12 questions 35 questions 30 minutes
Verbal Sentence Completion - 9 questions Analogy Questions - 6 questions Critical Reading - 15 questions 30 questions 30 Minutes
Verbal Critical reading questions on paired passages 13 questions 15 Minutes
Mathematics Multiple Choice - 25 25 questions 30 Minutes
Mathematics Quantitative Comparisons - 15, Student-produced-response Questions - 10 25 questions 30 minutes
Mathematics Multiple Choice Questions - 10 10 questions 15 minutes
Experimental Either verbal or Mathematics section varies 30 minutes
Total - 138+ 3 hours

SAT-II: Subject Tests

Writing,  Literature,  American History and Social Studies,  World History,  Math IC,  Math IIC,  Biology,  Biology E/M,  Chemistry,   Physics,  Chinese Listening,  French Reading,  French Listening,   German Reading,  German Listening,  Modern Hebrew,  Italian,   Japanese Listening,  Korean Listening,  Latin,  Spanish Listening,   Spanish Reading,  English Language Proficiency