What Are the Facts on the SATs?

How Does Scoring Work? 1 of 11

You may have heard rumors that it's better to leave a question blank on the SAT if you don't know the answer than it is to guess. This is absolutely true! Here's why:

  • You get 1 point for each correct answer.
  • You lose 1/4 point for each incorrect answer.
  • You lose 0 points for questions left blank.

Guessing may be a good idea on other tests, but not on the SAT! Click through for some more interesting facts about the biggest college admissions test in the United States.