This might be our most epic link post ever. Here are 20+ SAT practice tests...for FREE. Yes, you read that correctly, for free. We've raided our personal archive (that we've been keeping for years), searched online extensively, and scoured test prep makers websites to bring one source of free SAT practice tests to you. Bookmark this page!
Before you check out all of the tests, here are a few things you need to know:
Now start practicing!
College Board Official Tests
The College Board, the makers of the SAT, always post a free test on their website. This test is awesome because it includes actual retired test questions from the makers of the exam and is formatted exactly like the real SAT. You'll want to start and end your studying by printing and taking a College Board practice test.
We've been collecting these tests for the last 11 years, but there are really only 4 versions of the test. Any other test year is a remix of the sections but NOT a new test. Click to download and enjoy.
Peterson's SAT Tests
Peterson's published this version of their prep guide to the SAT a few years back. It includes 6 (yes, 6) full length paper tests. In our opinion, these aren't the best researched exams but you won't be able to tell the difference. They also are not formatted to the correct sections and timing of the real SAT, so we recommend using them for drills rather than test simulation. The benefit of this test packet is that it includes full problem solutions, which is difficult to find among the free tests.
These tests came as one monster file so use the bookmarks on the PDF reader to open the correct test.
Kaplan SAT Test
You can take this shortened computer SAT from Kaplan to get a predicted SAT score. This test is only 1.5 hours, while the real SAT is about 3.5 hours. Although not great to practice your general test taking strategies, this test can give you a good progress check if you've been studying for a couple of weeks.
The Princeton Review SAT Test
This Princeton Review computer test is great for general practice and analyzing your test taking strategies. Be sure to review every question that you get wrong.
Veritas Prep SAT Test
This test is another great tool to assess your strengths and weaknesses as part of regular practice. It's only 80 questions (about 1/2 the length of the real SAT) so use it the same way you used the Kaplan test above.
McGraw-Hill SAT Tests
These guys have been worked to improve the quality of their prep materials in the last few years and it shows. You can take 6 (yes 6!) full length computer SAT tests online. Take one as complete practice after you've been studying for a while or have just started studying and need to set your baseline score. The nice thing about this site is that they also have some helpful problem-solving videos. Use them if you get stuck and need some quick tips or as an add-on to your other studying.
CrackSAT.net SAT Tests
We stumbled on this insanely shady but possibly awesome SAT test repository. It features scanned copies of the College Board Official Guide tests (8 in all), College Board online SAT course tests, and previous actual administered SATs. While the College Board OG stuff is legit, we don't know about the rest.
The files will come up in your Google Drive so we recommend using them this way rather than downloading them to your computer (they may have viruses). If you choose to use tests from the section that says Real SAT Tests Pdf Download (we have no idea how they would have gotten these), use the exams starting from March 2005. The other tests before this date are based on the old, old SAT and are not the right format.
If you use this site, you will have access to another 49 tests! There are likely to be a lot of bad scans and test question repeats in the bunch, so the questions are worth looking through but not necessarily doing as a major part of your studying.
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