Number of Questions

Minutes Per Section


English Test

75 Questions

45 Minutes

Grammar, syntax, usage, rhetoric

Mathematics Test

60 Questions

60 Minutes

Arithmetic, algebra I and II, planar and coordinate geometry, trigonometry, precalculus including functions, conic sections, combinations and permutations, logarithms, matrices (calculators permitted)

Reading Test

40 Questions

35 Minutes

Reading comprehension based on four separate passages

Science Test

40 Questions

35 Minutes

Interpretation of scientific data presented in texts, tables, charts, and graphs

Writing Test (optional)

1 Prompt

40 Minutes

Essay composition


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