The SAT is a standardized test for most college admissions in the United States. It was first called the Scholastic Aptitude Test, then the Scholastic Assessment Test. The SAT Reasoning Test is used by colleges and universities in the USA as a sort of entrance exam. About 2 million college-bound students take it every year, American and international. The SAT is offered seven times a year in the United States and six times at international sites. The exam, known formerly as the Scholastic Aptitude Test, focuses on three areas: Critical Reading, Mathematics, and Writing. Each section is scored out of 800 possible points, and the maximal score is 2,400. The exam consists of nine sections: seven sections of 25 minutes, one section of 20 minutes, and one section of 10 minutes. These sections are largely multiple-choice: your aim is to select the correct answer choice from the five options given. In total, the SAT lasts just under three and a half hours, with 160 multiple-choice questions and 10 Student Produced Response questions. The exam features 67 Critical Reading questions, 54 Math questions, and 49 Writing questions, plus an essay.