There are 10 sections in all in the test. The first section is writing essay (25 minutes), second is Critical Reading which includes Sentence Completion, Short Reading Passages, Long Reading Passages. Duration is 25 minutes. Next section is Mathematics (25 minutes). The fourth section is Writing- Multiple Choice and the fifth section is Critical Reading which includes Sentence Completion, Short Reading Passages, Long Reading Passages. Time allotted for both the sections is 25 minutes each. The sixth section is again Mathematics, multiple choice questions (25 minutes). The seventh section is again critical reading and next is Mathematics. Both of these are of 20 minutes duration. Next section is critical reading of 25 minutes and the last section is Writing- Multiple Choice which is of 10 minutes duration and includes Improving Sentences.
The previous paragraph contains some recommendations for approaching your essay questions . Follow the basic rules for writing the essay and you can score high in the essay section. The evaluators mark you on a scale of 2-12. There are two evaluators who read your essay. Each of these evaluators will mark you on a scale of one to six. Your SAT essay score depends on the combined score of these two evaluators. On an average, both the evaluators will mark you the same. However, in case, the evaluators differ by one mark or more, a third evaluator reads your essay and marks you. Your essay marks depend largely on your usage of proper vocabulary, flawless grammatical sentences and sufficient uses of facts and evidences in advocating your opinion.