What is the lowest score you can get on a section on the SAT?
The lowest scores possible on the redesigned SAT sections are a 200 on Evidence-Based Reading and Writing and a 200 on the Math, or a total score of 400.
On the old (pre-March 2016) SAT, the lowest section scores were also a 200 (on Critical Reading, Writing, and Math), but because there were three sections the lowest possible total score was a 600, rather than a 400.
The lowest possible subscores on the redesigned SAT are as follows:
- Analysis in History/Social Science Cross-Test Score: 10 (out of 40)
- Analysis in Science Cross-Test Score: 10 (out of 40)
- Expression of Ideas: 1 (out of 15)
- Standard English Conventions: 1 (out of 15)
- Heart of Algebra: 1 (out of 15)
- Problem Solving and Data Analysis: 1 (out of 15)
- Passport to Advanced Math: 1 (out of 15)
- Words in Context: 1 (out of 15)
- Command of Evidence: 1 (out of 15)
- Essay: Reading: 2 (out of 8)
- Essay: Analysis: 2 (out of 8)
- Essay: Writing: 2 (out of 8)