Before 2004, a perfect SAT score was 1600. Then the perfect score increased to 2400 when the SAT was revised. The 2004 revision included a critical reading test, a math test and a writing test. Each of the tests had a maximum score of 800 points.
A perfect score on the New SAT that began in March 5, 2016 is 1600. The New SAT is composed of two elements; a reading and writing test and a math test, each of which is worth up to 800 points. There is also an optional writing test that is not required at most colleges but which some colleges use for placement purposes.