SECTIONS & SUBJECT MATTER
Timing might play a larger role in doing well on either exam than mastery of the content. What's the point of knowing the answer to every question if you don't have time to actually shade it in on the bubble sheet?! Mastering the time crunch of each exam takes practice and should be an important part of the students' test prep strategy. It is important to note though that while both exams are administered under time constraints that students may not be accustomed to, the ACT is a generally more time restrictive exam. It consists of 215 questions to be answered in 2 hours and 55 minutes, while the SAT has 154 questions over a 3 hour period. The time difference might appear most starkly in the Math sections as the ACT has 60 questions in 60 minutes, versus the SAT's 20 no-calculator and 38 calculator questions to be done in 80 minutes.