*Starting in March 2023, paper-based SAT will be phased out and replaced by digital SAT.  For more information, please visit here.

About the Digital SAT

Explore test structure, content alignment, and scoring details for the digital SAT Suite here.

Students taking the digital SAT outside the United States, Puerto Rico, or U.S. Virgin Islands can register for international testing online. More information for international students can be obtained here.

The digital SAT comprises two sections: Reading and Writing, and Math. Students have 64 minutes to complete the Reading and Writing section and 70 minutes to complete the Math section, for a total of 2 hours and 14 minutes.

Each section is divided into 2 equal-length modules, and there is a 10-minute break between the Reading and Writing section and the Math section. The first module of each section contains a broad mix of easy, medium, and hard questions. Based on how students perform in the first module, the second module of questions will be more difficult or less difficult.

Component Time Allotted (minutes) Number of Questions/Tasks
Reading and Writing 64 (two 32-minute modules) 54
Math 70 (two 35-minute modules) 44
Total 134 98


Most of the questions are multiple-choice, though some math questions ask you to enter the answer rather than select it.

There’s no penalty for guessing on all questions: if you’re unsure of the answer, it’s better to guess than leave the response blank.

The Reading and Writing Section

The Math Section

How to register for Digital SAT?

What to Expect on Test Day?

Explainer video:

Digital SAT Calculator Use

Digital SAT Calculator Policy

Accommodations on College Board Exams


Test Day Checklist

What to Bring on Digital SAT Test Day?

  • Your fully charged testing device with the Bluebook™ application installed (see detailed device requirements),
  • Face covering (if required at your test center),
  • Your up-to-date admission ticket,
  • Acceptable photo ID (see digital SAT ID requirements),
  • Pencils or pens for scratch work,
  • An acceptable calculator for use on the Math section of the test (there will be an embedded calculator available within Bluebook),
  • Epinephrine auto-injectors (like EpiPens) are permitted without the need for accommodations. They must be placed in a clear bag and stored under the student’s desk during testing. For policies on other medications and medical devices, contact Services for Students with Disabilities.

Nice to Have

  • A watch without an audible alarm (The Bluebook application has a built-in timer that tells you exactly how much time you have left, but you might still want to time your break),
  • A charging cable if your testing device can’t hold a charge for 3 hours,
  • A bag or backpack,
  • A drink or snack (for your break).

Prohibited Devices

  • Mobile phones (which can be used to present the admission ticket, but after check-in must be collected or stored away from desks), smartwatches, fitness trackers, or other wearable technology (simple digital non-smartwatches or analog watches are acceptable),
  • A second laptop, other computer, or tablet,
  • Audio players or recorders, notebooks, Bluetooth devices (such as wireless earbuds/headphones), or any other personal computing devices not used at the testing device,
  • Separate timers of any type,
  • Cameras or any other photographic equipment,
  • Highlighters or colored pencils,
  • Books or references of any kind except as approved as an English language learner support for in-school administrations,
  • Compasses, rulers, protractors, or cutting devices,
  • Papers of any kind, including scratch paper,
  • Earplugs,
  • Unacceptable calculators that have computer-style (QWERTY) keyboards, use paper tape, make noise, or use a power cord,
  • Privacy screens,
  • Weapons or firearms.

* There are a series of penalties that apply in case of the use of prohibited devices.

Bluebook™ App and Device Information

Please familiarize yourself with the Bluebook testing application, approved devices, and operating system requirements. You’ll also need details on borrowing a device if one isn’t available to you. More information about borrowing a device from College Board can be found here.

Digital SAT Device Requirements

You can run Bluebook on a Windows laptop or tablet, a Mac laptop, an iPad, or a school-managed Chromebook. Check the College Board digital testing technical requirements to see if your device will work.

For more details, please visit this link.

How to print digital SAT admission tickets?

You’ll see your registration listed on the Bluebook™ homepage five days before your test date. You’ll need to complete the exam setup, and the app will generate your admission ticket. From the screen in Bluebook, you can either email the ticket to yourself to present on your phone during check-in or print it to bring on test day.

Digital SAT Practice and Preparation

AUA Open Education offers preparatory courses for SAT. Follow the link for more info: