SAT Reading Practice

The SAT Reading test is a multiple choice exam in which all of the questions are based on passages. Informational graphics such as tables, charts, and graphs will accompany some of the passages, but no math is required. Prepare for the SAT Reading test today with our free practice questions!

Free SAT Reading Practice Tests

SAT Reading Test

The SAT Reading test consists of 52 multiple choice questions that must be answered in 65 minutes. There are five passages on the test that are the basis for all questions. One passage will always be from a work of literature and one passage will be from either a U.S. founding document or from the global conversation that was inspired by the U.S. founding documents. Two passages will be based on earth science, biology, chemistry, or physics. The fifth passage will be based on one of the social sciences, such as economics, psychology, or sociology.

Every question falls into one of three broad categories:

  1. Evaluating how the author uses evidence
  2. Understanding difficult words in context
  3. Analyzing history, science, and social studies

This is a challenging test, so make sure you work through plenty of practice questions. Start your test prep right now with our free SAT Reading practice test.