Time allowed for the test sections is as follows:
- English—45 minutes for 75 questions
- Reading—35 minutes for 40 questions
- Math—60 minutes for 60 questions
- Science—35 minutes for 40 questions
- Writing (optional)—40 minutes to write one essay
The total time to test on the four core subjects is close to 4 hours. The total time to test on the four core subjects plus the option writing portion is about 4 hours and 40 minutes. A short break is given after the first two subject tests on either option.