Initially, most tutors and test prep companies thought there would be no experimental section on the redesigned SAT (popularly known as the new SAT). However, the College Board recently confirmed that there will be an experimental section for some students taking the test.
Right now, details are sketchy, but we do know that only students *not* taking the optional essay will be given the experimental section. However, I don’t know if *all* students not taking the essay will have the experimental section. The experimental section will be 20 minutes long. There hasn’t been a clear answer about what subject it will cover or whether all the questions in the section will be be experimental. So, if you get an experimental section, you should play it safe and answer the questions as if they were going to count toward your score.
I’ll keep you updated as more information becomes available.