52 multiple choice questions based on the passages
4 full-length passages and one paired set of passages, followed by 10-11 multiple-choice reading comprehension questions.
Prior topic-specific knowledge is not tested. You do need to know how to read 🙂
You might have some informational graphics, such as tables, graphs, and charts, along with some passages, maximum 3-4 per test. No math or calculator is required.
SAT reading does not test vocabulary anymore; however, having a good vocabulary foundation is essential in acing this section
- One passage from a classic or contemporary work of U.S. or world literature.
- One passage or a pair of passages from either a U.S. founding document or a text in the Great Global Conversation they inspired. The U.S. Constitution or a speech by Nelson Mandela, for example.
- A selection about economics, psychology, sociology, or some other social science.
- Two science passages (or one passage and one passage pair) that examine foundational concepts and developments in Earth science, biology, chemistry, or physics.