- 1 passage on U.S. or world literature
- 2 passages on history/social studies
- 2 passages on science (which may include graphs and/or charts)
The Math section contains 58 questions and consists of practical, real-world math and measures the problem-solving abilities most useful for college-level coursework and future employment.
It is split into 2 sections: Math No Calculator (which you are not permitted to use a calculator) and Math Calculator (which you may (but aren't required to) use a calculator.)
The Math sections tests you on:
- Heart of Algebra
- Problem Solving and Data Analysis
- Passport to Advanced Math
- Additional Topics in Math (See the 'Full overview and tips on the SAT' link below)
SAT Subject Tests
SAT Subject Tests are college admission exams on specific subjects. These are the only national admission tests where you choose the tests that best showcase your strengths and interests.
ACT Reading presents you with 40 questions based on the passages that test your reading comprehension skills. There are a total of 4 reading passages. Three subsections will have longer passages, while one subsection will have two paired passages. The subsections will come from four different subject areas and they always appear in the same order: Prose fiction/literary narrative, Social science, Humanities, and Natural science.