SAT Exam

The SAT 2017 is a universally recognized standardized exam that calculates an applicant’s knowledge in reading, writing and quantitative aptitude and other particular subjects. SAT 2017 is taken for undergraduate admission in the United States and some other countries. It measures how well the test takers analyses and solve problems. It is usually taken by junior and senior high school students and is based on subjects taught in high school programs. SAT test 2017 is of two types: SAT Reasoning Test or SAT and SAT Subjects Test.

SAT 2017 evaluates an applicant's skill in four sections - Evidence-Based Reading and Writing, Reading Test, Writing and Language Test and Math. Subject exams are hour-long, content-based exams that measure an applicant’s asset in specific subjects. Unlike the SAT test, some colleges need or endorse that you take SAT Subject Tests. The SAT 2017 is accessible seven times each year in the US and six times universally. Applicants can sit for the SAT exam 2017 in October, November, December, January, March, May and June.

  • There are no precise SAT eligibility criteria 2017 for taking the test. Since it is taken for undergraduate admissions in colleges, students are advised to take the test when they are in senior high school.
  • There is no age limit as such; candidates can take the test for admission as well for seeking financial assistance.
Exam Pattern

SAT exam pattern is as follow- three sections, namely, Math, Reading, and Writing. There is an optional section which is called the Essay, which has one 50 minutes long substantial passage from which the student needs to build their argument. Students are not scored on this section. Here we cover the general SAT test pattern.

Here is the SAT paper pattern





Score Range


80 minutes

Calculator allowed for 37 questions

Calculator not allowed for 20 questions


  • Problem-solving and data analysis
  • The Heart of Algebra
  • Passport to Advanced Math’      



65 minutes

Total 52 questions

  • No Sentence Completion
  • Tests understanding of passages from the US and world Literature, History/Social Studies, and Sciences (500-750 words)

200-800 (combined with Writing section)

Writing and Language

35 minutes

Total 44 questions

  • Tests ‘Expression of Ideas’ and ‘Standard English Conventions’ through passages related to Careers, History/Social Studies, Humanities and Science
  • All questions from extended prose (400-450 words)

200-800 (combined with Reading section)

Essay (optional)

50 minutes

One 50 minutes optional essay

  • This section requires students to evaluate an argument through analysis of evidence

not scored


3 hours (with optional 50 minutes)

154 questions



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