SAT Reasoning Test (formerly known as SAT I)
The SAT Reasoning Test lasts 3 hours and 45 minutes and is made up of 10 parts, including a 25 minute essay; each part has a set time. The essay is always the first and a 10 minute multiple-choice, written test is always the last part of the SAT. The other parts are done in varying order. Amongst these are a 25 minute experimental section, called “Variable Section” or “Equating Section” taken from critical reading, maths and multiple-choice areas. The section is not rated which means it has no influence on the total score.