Where To Find Full-Length SAT Practice Tests

UPDATE: This post has been updated to reflect changes to the SAT beginning in March 2016. All of the SAT practice tests featured in this post will help you prep for the redesigned SAT. 🙂

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Free Full-Length New SAT Practice Tests

Now that the SAT has changed significantly many are wondering where to get practice tests. The good news is that, for the first time ever, official practice tests are available for free. The College Board (the writers of the test) has teamed up with Khan Academy to offer eight SAT practice tests that can be accessed via a link on either the College Board’s website or the Khan Academy website.

The not-so-good news is that, beyond these eight official practice tests, there is only one other test: a practice PSAT, which is also available on Khan Academy for free.

(A special note to those who think these tests might supplement the ones found in The Official SAT Study Guide : they are actually the same exact tests!! Consider yourselves forewarned).

Sources of Free SAT Tests:

College Board’s Redesigned SAT Website

College Board Official New SAT Practice Tests

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    On the College Board’s website, you can print out PDFs of the eight official Redesigned SAT practice tests. You can also print out PDFs of answer explanations for each question. All tests also include a practice essay, although no explanations are provided for these.

The Daily Practice App

    College Board also offers a free Daily Practice app with questions for the new SAT. As a pretty cool bonus, you can also use the app to take a picture of your score sheet for the official Redesigned SAT practice tests and receive an instant score.

Khan Academy

    If you want to engage with these practice tests in a more interactive format, you can head to the Khan Academy website to take the same practice tests online (with a timer ticking). Again, these are the same exact tests you’ll find in the College Board’s other resources (which is definitely a bummer for those who think they will be getting more).

    Khan Academy also offers additional practice questions “approved” by the College Board if you want some extra practice. These aren’t quite the same thing as the College Board-written questions on the practice tests, but they can be a decent supplement.

The Official SAT Study Guide (2016 Edition) – “The Blue Book”

    Since you can find the same tests and answer explanations online for free, there isn’t much worth paying for in The Official SAT Study Guide, except maybe the intro chapters, which do include a lot of information on the structure and content of the test as well as some extra practice questions. Still, you might want to consider carefully whether it is worth your hard-earned dollars or whether you should stick with the free online resources.


    Yep, that’s right—you can now get a free, full-length SAT practice test right here at Magoosh! Written by Magoosh’s test-prep experts, this test has everything you need to practice for test day. There are also full text AND video explanations for every single question. What more could you want? Get your free SAT practice test here!
    Also, don’t forget—Magoosh’s SAT study plans can help you to integrate our test, as well as The Official Guide (or the Khan Academy Online Prep) tests into an effective SAT study schedule if you aren’t sure where to start.

Redesigned PSAT Practice Test

Now that the PSAT and SAT are so similar (really the only differences between them are that there are a handful more questions on the SAT versus the PSAT and the SAT’s questions are slightly harder), you can also use the College Board’s free Redesigned PSAT practice test for additional practice. Like the SAT practice tests, this downloadable PSAT also has answer explanations and a scoring sheet.

Reviewing Practice SAT Tests

Now that you have some SAT tests to practice with, you need to know how to review them effectively so that you can keep making progress with each test you take! Check out our video on Reviewing Your Practice Tests to learn how you can get the most out of checking your answers.

You can also use our free resource, the Official SAT Study Guide, which compiles video explanations to 116 math questions from the first and second test and related free video lessons. These video explanations are also available on our so that you can ask questions and share the explanations that you find useful with friends who are also studying.

We’ve only done explanations for the math sections of the first two tests, so if you are interested in video explanations for other tests or other sections, let us know by leaving a reply in the comments section of this post!

How to Use Official Free SAT Practice Tests in your Test Prep

What I recommend students do is spread these tests out—which is obvious. But what I also advise them to do is to take each test more than once. Many think this is a terrible idea. After all, the final score won’t be an accurate reflection of your knowledge and might give you an inflated score (and even an inflated ego). The second point: you’ll already know some of the answers so how does that help you to do the same question again?

The first point is accurate: you’re likely to get an overinflated score. The reason for doing a retake, however, is that you can apply the knowledge you’ve gained in between the tests. This point is a little vague so let me flesh it out a little. When you are learning grammar, let’s say, you’ll be picking up fundamentals. For instance take a look at the following sentence.

The point of taking multiple standardized tests are often lost on students who must spend hours and hours hunched over an exam.

If I asked you to figure out what was wrong with the underlined section, you might answer that it sounds totally fine. Though, you might also answer that something sounds weird but you can’t quite put your finger on it. Perhaps you’d go a step further and wonder if the ‘are’ should be an ‘is’.

Then, over the next few weeks, you encounter many times the concept of subject-verb agreement and you learn that if you want to determine the “number” of the verb you need to ignore the prepositional phrase that comes after the subject. Here, that phrase begins “of taking multiple standardized tests”. The subject is “point”, which is singular. Therefore, ‘are’ should be ‘is’.

The point here isn’t to talk grammar; it’s to show you that upon learning something new, your brain changes the way it processes information. Upon seeing the sentence again, you should able to give a logical, grammar-based reason for why ‘are’ is wrong. Did you remember the correct answer from the first time? Maybe. But this time around you can confidently get the right answer based on what you’ve learned. Additionally, you’re reinforcing the skill of recognizing subject-verb agreement errors or whatever the issue is.

To be sure, you don’t want to take the same test within two weeks. But if you wait about a month, much of the test will seem new. And that’s mainly because your “SAT brain” will have grown in that time.

What about SAT Practice Tests from Test Prep Companies?

If you are prepping for the long haul, or if you are a tutor wondering which tests to give your students over an SAT summer course, you will need more than the eight tests offered above, regardless of repeats.

The Princeton Review, Kaplan, and Barron’s each have practice tests. Before you get excited, I should warn you that there are significant downsides of taking these tests. Simply put the material is some a poor imitation of the real thing. Sure, you’ll get practice but you really won’t be prepping your brain for the rigors of the real test. It is sort of like jogging 5 miles on a treadmill, a bottle of water in front of you, and a fan blowing a gentle breeze in your phase. The actual test is more like running 5 miles up a windy summit, rain pelting your face.

Besides complexity another issue is that the questions in these books were not tested on students. I know, that conveys a sense of a mad scientist in a laboratory, the students serving as hapless rodents. It’s not nearly as nefarious, though. Each SAT has an experimental section that determines the validity of question based on the difference between the percentage of high-scoring students (they’ll know this based on the score you get on the other sections) and the percentage of low-scoring students who miss a question. If low-scoring students do as well on a question as high-scoring students, then the question is not very good. If high-scoring students perform much better on a question than do lower-scoring students, then that is a sign that the question is valid. To the best of my knowledge, none of the questions in these books are vetted in this way.

With that caveat out of the way, it is true that some second party publishers do a better job than others. To get a sense of how this shakes down, you’ll want to check out my Best SAT book review post. The short of it? Barron’s is the best of the big publishers so if you have to choose practice tests from one company that should be the one.

And now that you have the best practice test resources, it’s time to schedule your best SAT test date.


  • Chris Lele

    Chris Lele is the Principal Curriculum Manager (and vocabulary wizard) at Magoosh. Chris graduated from UCLA with a BA in Psychology and has 20 years of experience in the test prep industry. He's been quoted as a subject expert in many publications, including US News, GMAC, and Business Because. In his time at Magoosh, Chris has taught countless students how to tackle the GRE, GMAT, SAT, ACT, MCAT (CARS), and LSAT exams with confidence. Some of his students have even gone on to get near-perfect scores. You can find Chris on YouTube, LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook!

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17 Responses to Where To Find Full-Length SAT Practice Tests

  1. Umar August 19, 2014 at 8:45 pm #

    Thanks for these practice tests, they are really helpful. But i am confused about why some tests have section 3 and not section 4 and vice versa.

    • Lucas Fink
      Lucas August 19, 2014 at 9:02 pm #

      Good question! That’s because there’s one “experimental” section on every SAT that’s not graded. It looks just like a normal reading, math, or writing section, and there’s no way to tell which one is ungraded, so don’t try to identify it on the real test. But on practice tests, the experimental section is removed. The practice tests are 25 minutes shorter, then, because they’re missing that one ungraded section.

  2. Shegufta September 9, 2014 at 8:07 am #

    A BIG Thank You for putting this together. Lifesaver!

    • Lucas Fink
      Lucas September 12, 2014 at 5:34 pm #

      You’re welcome!

  3. Himanshu January 14, 2015 at 6:25 am #

    thanx a lot for providing the stuff

  4. BGNY March 3, 2015 at 8:14 pm #

    Thank you so much…….my daughter is preparing for the SAT’s and this is very helpful.
    All the best to you ! Regards from Belgrade

  5. KJR September 28, 2015 at 2:56 pm #

    This is SO helpful! Thanks so much for compiling all of these tests.

    • Rita Neumann
      Rita Kreig September 29, 2015 at 11:15 am #

      You’re very welcome!! Best of luck on your SAT. 🙂

  6. Isabelle September 29, 2015 at 12:44 pm #

    Thank you so much, but I’m a little confused, when i downloaded the SAT test, it said 2013-14 test but the answers, said 2012-13 scoring also SAT test D was from 2014-15, but the scoring said 2013-14. 
    Could you tell me if it is just wrong labeling or something else?

    • Chris Lele
      Chris Lele October 6, 2015 at 12:07 pm #

      Hi Isabela,

      That looks like a typo. The answers in the answer key for the D
      test correspond to Test D. 

      Hope that helps!

  7. toby November 2, 2015 at 4:46 am #

    thanks a lot, these tests have been really helpful

    • Rita Neumann
      Rita Kreig November 2, 2015 at 10:41 am #

      Thanks Toby! I’m really glad that you like the post. Good luck on your SAT!

  8. Ayesha December 20, 2015 at 2:51 pm #

    Thanks so much for the tests..?
    I wanted to ask, are the practice tests of two different official SAT guide books, and of diffrent isbn codes, diffrent from eachother?
    For example, if I buy a 2014 official study guide book with dvd, would it contain different practice tests from those that are in the official sat study guide(without dvd version)?

    • Chris Lele
      Chris Lele December 24, 2015 at 11:40 am #

      Hi Ayesha,

      Unfortunately, the tests in the big book, year after year, will be the exact same. Indeed, the 10 tests have remained unchanged since the book debuted in 2008 or so.

      For $75 dollars or so, College Board does have about 10 extra tests as part of its online course. These tests, maybe for the exception of one or two, are different
      from those found in the College Board or from the tests above. If you’ve already burned through these tests, I recommend the online courses.

      Hope that helps!

  9. Marina December 11, 2016 at 10:07 pm #

    my daughter her first SAT on Nov5th and she secured 1180…she read Barons and also practised online free practise test from Khan academy pls could u guide how to increase the score

    • Magoosh Test Prep Expert
      Magoosh Test Prep Expert December 13, 2016 at 9:51 am #

      The first advice I’d give you is to have your daughter practice with more “real” SAT practice tests. By this, I mean the SAT practice exams designed by the College Board. These tests are the most reliable measure of SAT ability. The official practice tests from the College Board also do the best job of preparing students for the real exam on test day; this is because all the questions come from real, previously administered SAT exams.

      The Khan Academy exam itself is a real practice test, as Khan has a partnership with the College Board and uses a practice test created by CB. You can also also find additional official practice tests and question sets on the College Board SAT website. And of course, the current edition of the SAT Official Guide has 4 full practice tests. Be cautioned, though, that these are the same practice tests you’ll find for free on the College Board SAT website.

      I would also recommend that your daughter subscribe to Magoosh SAT, if she hasn’t already. If I do say so, we put a lot of work into our video lessons and practice questions, and have managed to create SAT practice that’s very close to the real thing.

  10. Justin Bailey April 14, 2018 at 12:38 am #

    Oh wow! Your blog is fabulous. I am happy with your blog because you share the valuable information on SAT test. Really your blog is very useful. Thanks for sharing the great information. Good Luck!

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