Number of Questions

Minutes per Section


Reading Test

52 Questions

65 Minutes

Passage-based reading comprehension across a range of subject matter

Writing & Language Test

44 Questions

35 Minutes

Passage-based grammatical and syntactical principles and idiomatic expression

Math Test—No Calculator

20 Questions

  • 15 multiple choice
  • 5 grid-in

25 Minutes

Emphasis on algebra, problem solving and data analysis, and certain advanced math topics

Math Test—Calculator

38 Questions

  • 30 multiple choice
  • 8 grid-in

55 Minutes

Optional Essay Task

1 Prompt 

50 Minutes

Analyze an authentic text and evaluate how well the author constructs an argument 


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