What is the length of the SAT Exam(including breaks)

The SAT is not only a test of your aptitude but also a test of your mental stamina–you need to have a lot of mental stamina to survive through the SAT test. How long is the SAT? That is an obvious follow-up question. In this article, we aim to elaborate about the different sections, breaks and the overall amount of time taken to complete the test.

The SAT break can be an important component for all the students taking the test; a time to recuperate and mentally prepare for the next section. The SAT exam consists of two sections-

  • Reading and Writing Section

  • Mathematics Section

The total SAT exam duration is 2 hours and 22 minutes, including breaks. The table below shows the breakup of total SAT test duration-

SAT Exam Duration

 

Section

Total questions

Time duration

READING AND WRITING SECTION

Module 1

27

32 minutes

Module 2

27

32 minutes

Total

54 questions

64 minutes

8-minute (optional break)

MATHEMATICS SECTION

Module 1

22

35 minutes

Module 2

22

35 minutes

Total

44 questions

70 minutes

 

Total Number of Breaks

The test consists of one optional 8-minute break–after the Reading and Writing section and before the Mathematics section.

Why Are Breaks Important?

Understand what glucose (sugar) levels do to your body. During an examination, make sure that you remain hydrated and have optimum sugar levels. When sugar levels drop below normal, you might shiver and lose focus; while the loss of water can be tiring. So, make sure that you use the break to your advantage.

A break between your SAT exam can be a crucial component of your testing; make them a part of your strategy–every minute can make a difference.

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