SAT Sample Papers
Updated on May 3, 2018 - 12:11 p.m. IST by Ranjini Basu

SAT Sample Paper: Both the SAT® and SAT Subject Test aspirants require solving SAT sample paper to understand the exam pattern thoroughly. The College Board® administers SAT to measure aspirants’ academic readiness for undergraduate courses mainly in the USA. Through the sample paper of SAT, test students will be able to practice and judge their own standards, which in a way will help them improve their weaknesses. SAT sample paper consists of all the SAT test sections, namely Critical Reading, Writing and Mathematics. Careers360, in this article, provides SAT test sample paper for both SAT and SAT Subject test to download free of cost.


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SAT Sample Paper: Test Pattern

All prospective test takers should be aware of the SAT test pattern 2018. The following table will provide the required details of SAT 2018 pattern. The SAT 2018 comprises two tests, namely SAT and SAT Subject test.


Number of Questions


Score Range



80 minutes


Reading Test


65 minutes

200–800 (combined with Writing section)

Writing and Language Test


35 minutes

200–800 (combined with Reading section)

Essay (Optional)

1 prompt

50 minutes

Not scored


3 hours (with optional 50 minutes)

155 questions


The following subjects are included in the SAT Subject test:





U.S. History


German with Listening


World History



Chinese with Listening

Math Level


Spanish with Listening

Japanese with Listening

Math Level 2

French with Listening

Modern Hebrew

Korean with Listening

SAT Sample Papers include Three Sections:

SAT Critical Reading: The SAT Critical Reading Practice Test consists of three sub-sections with different types of questions including sentence completion and questions on short and long academic reading passages. Aspirants need to solve 52 questions in 65 minutes.


SAT Mathematics: The SAT Mathematics practice paper consists of three sub-sections which include 57 questions to be solved in 80 minutes. The SAT Math section in the SAT sample test paper has questions on arithmetic operations, algebra, geometry, statistics and probability.


SAT Writing: The Writing SAT sample practice paper includes a brief essay and multiple choice questions that consist of error identification questions, sentence correction questions, and paragraph improvement questions. Aspirants need to solve 44 questions in 35 minutes.


SAT Subject Tests: SAT Sample Paper

The SAT Subject tests are standardised tests, conducted to showcase a students’ interests, expertise and achievement in specific subject domains. Students get to know about questions and paper pattern of SAT from five general field of study, namely English, History, Languages, Mathematics and Science in SAT Subject Test Practice Paper.


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The SAT Practice Test Papers have been obtained from the conducting authority, College Board. SAT is owned, published, and developed by the College Board, a non-profit organization in the United States.

Students can download free SAT Practice Papers with solutions from the links below.

1. Download SAT Practice Test 1

2. Download SAT Practice Test 2

3. Download SAT Sample Paper


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hi sir jee 2020 my percentel home state Karnataka . sc category wide i want computer science course seat in you college pl send me answer.

Singampalli sai rahul Student Expert 14th Feb, 2020
Hello aspirant,

Based on your percentile score and cadte I will list out the top colleges in which you can get a seat in CSE Branch-

  • IIIT Delhi - Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology (IIITD)
  • DTU - Delhi Technological University (DCE)
  • Chandigarh College of Engineering and Technology
  • UIET - University Institute of Engineering and Technology, Panjab University

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What is the difference between subject SAT test and General SAT ???If one has to give SAT for biology what will be the syllabus ???

hrithik jain 10th Feb, 2020


The main and the biggest difference is that General SAT tests for the general Knowledge and critical reasoning while SAT subject test your knowledge in specific areas say: biology, math etc.

Also, General SAT is around 3 hours paper whereas, SAT subject is a 1 hour paper. General SAT is offered for around 7 times a year and SAT Subject is offered for like 6 times a year that too, depending on the subject (date wise).

There are two test for SAT Biology- Biology (E) and Biology (M), you cannot take both of them on the same date. (E) stands for Ecological and (M) for Molecular. The syllabus topics are as follows:

1. Cellular and Molecular Biology- 15%(E) and 27%(M)

2. Ecology - 23%(E) and 13%(M)

3. Genetics - 15%(E) and 20%(M)

4. Organismal Biology- 25%(E) and 25%(M)

5.  Evolution and Diversity - 22%(E) 15%(M )

*Consider these figures to be approximate and cross check before finalizing.


Can I get admission into IIT or NIT based on my SAT subject test scores?? if so how to apply for it???

Koyel Bagchi 8th Feb, 2020


No iit or nit can not accepts sat.

Because the majority of students are selects here through jee not by their talents. Even if the pattern of jee is changed then also it is not similar as sat.

Hope it helps you.

Thank you.


I am going to complete my 11th standard in March 2020.Then can I write SAT exam in the month of June 2020.

AnkiT KunwaR 3rd Feb, 2020
Hello Aspirant,

Basically there is no eligibility criteria specifically for SAT 2020. Generally candidates can opt for the exam in their junior or senior years of high school (Indian Grades 11th or 12th), to be precise, aspirants are roughly between 17 or 18 years of age.

So, you will be eligible for SAT 2020.

Good Luck

Can a student from India take the SAT exam if he/she is homeschooled?

Aishwarya Bp 28th Jan, 2020


Yes you can take SAT exam even if he/she is home schooled.

You have to register online,Once you're done registering you will get an admission ticket.

You can ask for a fee waiver if you're home schooled from a counselor at the local public high school. one must provide eligibility proof like tax records, public assistance records, or record of enrollment in an aid program  to the conselor.

Hope it helps

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