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SAT March 2020 (USA) QAS & Answer Key

by SAT GrandMaster on May 30, 2020

Due to the Covid-19 global pandemic, CollegeBoard has cancelled most of the SAT tests in 2020. The March 2020 USA and International tests are the only papers administered in 2020. Below, we are sharing our latest analysis of the respective tests - hope this will be helpful to your test prep for the second half of 2020. 

Curve analysis for SAT March 2020 USA exam:

  • Reading - the overall difficulty is slightly greater than that of the International version main due to mainly due to two science passages. You can expect 10 points off for 1 mistake, 20 points off for 2-3 mistakes, and 40 points off for 4 mistakes. 
  • Writing/Grammar - the overall difficulty of writing/grammar normal. As always, the curve is steeper and you need to be meticulous. You can expect 10 points off for 1 mistake, 30 points off for 2 mistake, 40 points off for 3 mistakes.  
  • Math - "Heart of algebra" is relatively difficulty; students lacking a solid foundation may be prone to making mistakes. "problem solving" and "passport to advanced math" are of normal difficulty. Expect 10 points off for 1 mistake, 30 points off for 2 mistakes and 40 points off for 3 mistakes.  


Click here to view our curve analysis for the March 2020 International SAT version. 

Click here to obtain the latest SAT Mar 2019 USA QAS and Answer Keys from ExclusiveSAT. 


Some screenshots of the latest SAT March 2020 International test:

SAT March 2020 (USA) QAS & Answer Key English

SAT March 2020 (USA) QAS & Answer Key Writing and Grammar

SAT March 2020 (USA) QAS & Answer Key Math


Passage 1: Questions 1-10 - Literature - March 2020 US SAT Test QAS

This passage is adapted from Helen Oyeyemi, The Icarus Girl.©2005 by Helen Oyeyemi. After a long journey from her home in England, eight-year-old」essamy is meeting her mother's family in Nigeria for the first time.

Passage 2: Questions 11-21 - Science - March 2020 US SAT Test QAS

This passage is adapted from Jennife『M. Groh, Making Space: How the Brain Knows Where Things Are. ©2014 by Jennifer M. Groh.

Passage 3: Questions 22-32 - Science - March 2020 US SAT Test QAS

This passage is adapted from Emily Monosson, Evolution in a Toxic World: How Life Responds to Chemical Threats. ©2012 by Emily Monosson. UVB radiation can damage DNA; DNA photolyase is an enzyme that can repair DNA damage

Passage 4: Questions 33-42 - Science - March 2020 US SAT Test QAS

This passage is from Mercy Otis Warren, History of the Rise,Progress and Termination of the American Revolution, vol.2. Originally published in 1805. In this passage, Warren addresses the time period directly following the American Revolution.

Passage 5: Questions 43-52 - History - March 2020 US SAT Test QAS

Passage 1 is adapted from Cristina Eisenberg, The Carnivore Way: Coexisting with and Conserving North America's Predators. ©2014 by Cristina Eisenberg. Passage 2 is adapted from John R. Squires et al., "Missing Lynx and Trophic Cascades in Food Webs: A Reply to Ripple et al."©2012 by The Wildlife Society. A trophic cascade occurs when the presence of a predator decreases the population of its prey,thereby increasing the numbers of organisms at the nextlower trophic level.

Writing and Language

Questions 1-11 from 《The Pioneers of the Great Exodus》

Questions 12-22 from 《Debunking Myths of the Dodo》

Questions 23-33 from 《VISTA Offers New Perspectives》

Questions 34-44 from 《Where Do the Parthenon Sculptures Belong?》



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