The SAT is neither a test of academic excellence, nor a test of intelligence, nor a test of aptitude. It only tests you on some Math and English topics that are covered in high school. Writers do not give the SAT syllabus 2022 or any reference books that a student can work through to prepare for the SAT exam. It is, however, possible, to analyze each section and its question types to understand the content and skills required for the SAT exam syllabus 2022.

SAT General Test Syllabus

Between the two SAT examinations, the SAT General Test is more commonly used by undergraduate schools for admissions. The SAT evaluates the candidate’s writing, verbal, and mathematical abilities.

SAT Verbal Syllabus (Reading)

The SAT Reading Test is formally a Test of Reading Comprehension. It uses passages from Science, History/Social Studies, and Fiction to test how well you ‘interpret, synthesize, and use evidence from a wide range of sources’. In addition to questions about the passages, it will also have questions that require you to interpret accompanying tables, charts, and graphs. What matters is how carefully you read the passages and answer the questions based on what you have read. Consistent timed practice with reliable material and taking full-length tests are ways in which you can improve your scores. Just reading and comprehending do not get your points. Thus the section actually turns out to be a test of your ability to answer the questions rather than just your ability to read and comprehend.

SAT Writing and Language Syllabus

The SAT Writing section tests your knowledge of grammar and punctuation and the effective use of language. Fortunately, SAT tests you on just a handful of common grammar rules. By mastering those rules and having a systematic approach you can ace these questions with ease. Definitions of rules are not tested; what is tested is the correction and identification of errors. Some grammar concepts and rules that you will need to know are subject-verb agreement, pronoun usage, parallelism, and modifiers. Quite a few questions will test your knowledge of punctuation and the linking of phrases and clauses.

SAT Math Syllabus

For most of the SAT Math section, you need to know 6th to 10th Grade math covering arithmetic, algebra, geometry, statistics, and basic trigonometry. Some Advanced Math and “Additional Math” concepts will involve Quadratic and Exponential functions, Geometric and Trigonometric concepts, and Complex Numbers.

Very often on the SAT, a math question is hard not because it tests a hard concept; it is hard because most students get it wrong. Therefore, careful reading and a systematic approach can get you a great score.

One part of the Math test does not allow the use of the calculator, the other one does. If you use a calculator, and we recommend that you do, make sure that you are familiar with its usage and also that you are using one that conforms to SAT’s calculator policy

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