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Scolastic Aptitude Test (SAT)
The SAT I is a three-hour exam, divided into seven sections, but because you should arrive a little early and because time is required to pass out materials, read instructions, collect the test, and give you short breaks between the sections, you should assume that you will be in the testing room for about three and a half to four hours.
Although the SAT consists of seven sections, your scores are based on only six of them. They are four 30-minute sections (two math and two verbal) and two 15-minute sections (one math and one verbal). The seventh section is either a third 30-minute math section or a third 30-minute verbal section. It is what the ETS calls an "equating" section, but is commonly referred to as the "experimental" section.
It is used to test out new questions for use on future exams; However, because this extra section is identical in format to one of the other sections, there is no way for you to know which section is the experimental one, and so you must do your best on every section.