The SAT is a standardized test widely used for college admissions in the United States. The idea (in theory, at least) is to provide colleges with one common criterion that can be used to compare all applicants. And it is just one of the factors in the admissions decision. School also considers high school GPA, academic transcript, letters of recommendation, extracurricular activities, interviews, and personal essays. The accepted score of SAT is varies from school to school.

The SAT includes two sections comprised of three tests: Reading, Math, Writing & Language, plus an optional Essay.

The New SAT 2016 is 3 hours long. 3 hours and 50 minutes if you write the optional essay.

It is listed as below:

  • Evidence-Based Reading and Writing Section
    · 65-minute Reading
    · 35-minute Language and Writing
  • Math Section
    · 55-minute section with calculator
    · 25-minute section without calculator
  • Essay Section (optional)
    · 50 minutes total

The new SAT is scored on a range from a low of 400 to a max score of 1600, combined from a range of 200 to 800 on SAT Math and 200 to 800 on SAT Reading/Writing, but the SAT score range for students admitted to different colleges varies.