The digital SAT is composed of 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.

What’s on the digital SAT Math test?

The Math section of the digital SAT is designed to test students on the math topics most important for college and career success. Those topics can be split into the following four categories:

  • Algebra: The ability to analyze, solve, and create linear equations, inequalities, and systems of equations.
  • Advanced Math: Successfully demonstrate the ability to analyze, solve, interpret, and create a variety of equation types, as well as to demonstrate fluency in solving equations.
  • Problem-Solving and Data Analysis: Use quantitative reasoning to analyze and interpret one- and two-variable data; understand and apply units and rates.
  • Geometry and Trigonometry: Identify and solve problems involving perimeter, area, and volume; angles, triangles, and trigonometry; and circles.

Questions on the SAT Math test come in two formats:

  • Multiple choice questions offer four possible choices from which students must select the answer.
  • Student-produced response questions require students to produce their own answers, which they enter into the provided field.

What has changed?

The SAT Math test has changed relatively little in the transition to digital. Changes include:

  • Calculator use: Calculators are now allowed throughout the entire Math section. A graphing calculator is integrated into the digital test experience so that all students have access.
  • Question word count: The average length of Math word problems has been reduced. In-context questions are still a big part of the test, but they’re not quite so wordy.


Don’t forget to take full-length practice tests! Full-length practice tests are a useful benchmark for your progress and an essential tool for building experience with the digital testing platform.

If you have practiced the problems and would like to take the test and get exposed to the online platform, tools, etc. you can try the Socrato SAT Digital SAT Adaptive test to get an idea of how much time you are spending on each question, difficulty level as well topics.