How much time do I have for the SAT?

  •  When preparing for the SAT, it’s important to know how much time you have overall, and how much time you have for each section. Use this chart to easily see how long you have for each section.
  •  It’s also worth checking out how each section of the SAT is scored, which we’ve detailed here.
Test Section Time # of Questions Time per Question
SAT Reading 65 minutes 52 75 seconds
Writing 35 minutes 44 48 seconds
Math No Calc 25 minutes 20 75 seconds
Math Calc 55 minutes 38 87 seconds
Essay (optional) 50 minutes 1 50 minutes
Total
180 minutes
(230 minutes with essay)
154
(155 with essay)

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