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Get ready for high scores with StudySmarter SAT Prep

Looking for a way to prepare for the SAT in less time and for free? The StudySmarter App provides features designed to make your practice easy, faster & more successful!

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What is the SAT?

The SAT is a standardized test used by many colleges and universities to assess your readiness for entering and studying at their institution. Your score on the SAT can play an important role in college admissions, so comprehensive prep is crucial!

Score high in all sections of SAT

StudySmarter’s features are created to support you in preparing for all sections.





SAT Prep: Exercise

The exercises feature in the StudySmarter App is designed to help you practice for the SAT and track your progress in all SAT sections.
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SAT Prep: Flashcards

The easiest way to quiz yourself for SAT? Using the StudySmarter flashcards feature!
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SAT Prep: even more StudySmarter features

Guess what? StudySmarter provides even more free features to support you in achieving a high score on your SAT exam.

Collect points while studying

Reach new highs and unlock badges by studying.

Get statistics on your progress

Track your progress with your personalized study analytics dashboard.

Study anywhere

Available offline and across all your devices.


Scan your paper notes.


Share notes with your study group

Add exam dates

We create a study plan for all of your Study Sets.

Essential tips for SAT prep

  • Start studying early (months in advance at best)
  • Create an SAT study plan with StudySmarter and track your progress
  • Study in groups to help each other
  • Get familiar with the details of the SAT (how many questions, how much time)

StudySmarter tips for getting a high score on the SAT

Familiarize yourself with the layout and instructions of the SAT sections before the test

Scan for questions you are able to answer instantly

Apply the exclusion principle if you are not 100 percent sure about the correct answer

Only one answer is correct, so make sure you only mark one answer per question!

Don’t leave any answers blank. If you don’t know the answer, guess!

Frequently asked questions:

How do you study for the SAT?

To study for the SATs, it’s important to start with a study plan to help you set goals and track your progress. The StudySmarter App can help you with this. Practice as much as you can with practice tests, and familiarize yourself with the structure of the test and how long it takes you to answer the different sections. Make sure you start studying as early as possible, and try group studying to reinforce your own learning.

What is a good SAT score?

A good SAT score largely depends on which schools you’re applying to. But, in general, you should try to aim for at least 1200 (the 75th percentile).

What’s the average SAT score?

The average SAT score is currently 1051 (based on the College Baord for 2020).

How long is the SAT?

The SAT is 3 hours long (without breaks) and the optional SAT Essay is 50 minutes. The Reading section is 65 minutes, Writing and Language is 35 minutes, Math (no calculator) is 25 minutes, and Math (with calculator) is 55 minutes.

What are the differences between the SAT and the ACT?

The SAT and ACT are accepted by tertiary institutions in the US, but there are a few differences between the two. Here are some differences between the SAT and ACT:
  • You have more time per question for each section in the SAT.
  • The SAT has fewer questions (154) than the ACT (215).
  • The SAT has a total score between 400 and 1600 points (each section has a score between 200 to 400), whereas the ACT scoring system works on a scale of 1 to 36 (an average of each section).
  • The SAT has two Math sections (one with and one without a calculator), whereas the ACT has one Math and one Science section.
  • The SAT gives students some Math formulae and diagrams (the ACT doesn’t).
  • The ACT has a bigger section on geometry and trigonometry.
  • The SAT has a subsection in the reading category dedicated to evidence-support questions.

How often can you take the SAT?

You can take the SAT as many times as you want. It is recommended that you take it twice, as your second score is usually higher, and the majority of colleges will take your highest score into consideration.

How many questions are on the SAT test?

The SAT has 154 questions. Reading has 52 questions, Writing and Language has 44 questions, Math has 58, and the optional essay is just one question.