How Many Questions Are on the SAT?


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There are 67 critical reading, 49 writing and 54 math multiple choice questions and one essay prompt on the SAT as of 2014. Additionally, there is one 25-minute unscored section featuring questions in critical reading, math or writing.

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The critical reading section of the SAT has three individual parts. Two of them take 25 minutes, and they have between 23 and 25 questions each. The last one is 20 minutes long, and it has 18 or 19 questions.

There are also three math sections. The first two are 25 minutes long, and they have either 18 or 20 questions apiece. The last is only 20 minutes long, and it has 16 questions.

The essay prompt is always the first section; students have 25 minutes to complete their essays. The first multiple-choice writing section allows 25 minutes for 35 questions, while the second gives 10 minutes for 14 questions.

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