SAT Reading Practice Test

The SAT Reading test assesses your ability to think critically and logically, and reason based on evidence and information you are given in reading passages.

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What’s on the SAT Reading Test?

exam outline for the SAT Reading test, which contains 52 questions and has a time limit of 65 minutes

Most of the passages you will be given will be stand-alone, but you will encounter one pair of passages. Each passage will have between 500 and 750 words.

Each passage, or pair of passages, will be followed by a series of questions about what you have read. You will need to select the best possible answer to each of these questions. Your answer will be based on what is stated or implied in the passage or pair of passages. Some questions may also include accompanying graphics, such as a table, for you to consider for your answer.

How to Improve your SAT Reading Score

Since time is a critical component for the SAT Reading Exam, you should plan ahead and prepare by timing yourself as you take SAT Reading practice tests. Doing this will allow you to get an idea of how quickly you will need to read through the passages and respond to the questions. Keep in mind that some passages may take several minutes to read, especially as you need to read for comprehension.

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How many passages are in the SAT Reading test?

There are five reading passages on the Reading test.

How long is the SAT reading test?

The time limit for this test is 65 minutes.

How many questions are on the SAT Reading test?

There are 52 Reading questions on the SAT.


by Mometrix Test Preparation | This Page Last Updated: March 10, 2023