SAT SUBJECT TESTS
About the Tests
SAT Math Level 1
The SAT MATH LEVEL 1 test is made up of algebra, geometry (plane Euclidean, three-dimensional, coordinate), basic trigonometry, algebraic functions, and elementary statistics. However, algebra and geometry make up more than half the questions. There are 50 questions.
SAT Math Level 2
The SAT MATH LEVEL 2 test covers algebra (solid and coordinate), geometry, trigonometry, functions, statistics, and a number of miscellaneous questions. Functions, trigonometry, and geometry make up a majority of the exam. There are 50 questions.
The test includes topics such as mechanics (work, energy, and power), electricity and magnetism (electric fields, forces, and potential), waves, modern physics, thermal physics, and a few miscellaneous questions. Although physics includes using your math skills, the SAT PHYSICS test does not go beyond simple arithmetic; a calculator will not be needed. The test has a total of 75 questions. The test is broken up into two parts: Part A is made up classification questions, and Part B, completion questions.
The biology exam is composed of two parts: 75% of the exam includes topics such as cellular and molecular biology, ecology, classical genetics, organismal biology, and evolution and diversity. The second part of the exam is optional: choose either the ecology/evolution section or the molecular/evolution section. The test is made up of 80 multiple-choice questions in total.
The SAT CHEMISTRY test measures the knowledge students would be expected to have after successfully completing a college preparatory course in high school. The test has 85 multiple-choice questions that cover atomic and molecular structure, states of matter, reaction types, descriptive chemistry, and a few other miscellaneous questions.
The SAT LITERATURE test contains 7-8 literary pieces, each of which comes with 7-9 questions. The test lasts 60 minutes and has a total of 61-63 questions. Test takers are required to read literary pieces of different genres, including poems; excerpts from short stories, novels, and novellas; excerpted essays. Biographies, autobiographies, diaries, journals, histories, and drama excerpts are included. You will answer questions based on content, form, language, literary devices used, and usage.
SAT U.S. History
The SAT U.S. HISTORY test focuses on U.S. history from pre-Columbian times to present. There is less emphasis on basic social concepts, methods, and generalization than normally found in the study of history. This test has 90-95 multiple-choice questions. The questions cover mostly political and social history, but also contain topics such as economic, intellectual, and cultural history as well as foreign politics.
SAT World History
The SAT WORLD HISTORY test covers world history from pre-history (B.C.E.) to modern history (C.E.). While there is a slight emphasis on European history, test takers may be asked questions about any part of the world. There are 95 multiple choice questions. Test takers will be tested on their familiarity with important terms, geography, and cause-and-effect relationships as they relate to the study of world history.
For more information on other SAT Subject Tests, log on to www.sat.org.
Register for the test online at www.sat.org. When registering, you must use the same name (and same spelling of the name) that appears on the identification document that you will bring to the test center. If the name you register under does not match your identification document, you will not be permitted to take the test. You will be asked to create a username and password when you register. It is very important that you do not forget your username and password as you will need them to get your scores or to reschedule a test. For details on test fees, log on to: www.collegeboard.com/student/testing/sat/calenfees/fees.htm.
Rescheduling or Canceling
You can reschedule or cancel a test online at www.sat.org. There is a fee if you are registered for a test and want to change the test center, test date, or which test you registered to take. To make changes, call +1-212-713-7789 no later than the Wednesday that is two and a half weeks before the test date to speak with a customer service representative. For details on rescheduling fees, log on to: www.sat.org.
On Test Day
Bring an acceptable Photo ID and your SAT Admission ticket. Bring two No. 2 pencils and a good eraser—a pencil is required for the multiple choice questions and the essay. Mechanical pencils are not allowed. Pens are not allowed. Bring a calculator with fresh batteries (preferably a TI-84 or TI-89). Bring snacks. You will get a short break at the end of each hour of testing time. You can eat or drink any snacks you have brought with you during these breaks. A healthy snack will go a long way toward keeping you alert during the entire test. Eat a hearty and protein-rich breakfast in the morning. You’ll be at the test center for several hours and don’t want to get hungry. Make sure you feel calm, clear-headed, and confident. Plan to arrive at the test center by 7:30 a.m. (7:00 a.m. if Waitlist Status testing). Testing starts at about 8:00 a.m.
During the test
No speaking to other test takers
No destruction of test center equipment
No eating or drinking
Using the telephone is not permitted.
It is very important that you fill in the entire circle darkly and completely. If you change your response, erase it as completely as possible. Incomplete marks or erasures may affect your score. It is very important that you follow these instructions when filling out your answer sheet.
More Information on SAT Subject Tests:
If you are taking only 1 or 2 Subject Tests, you may leave the test center after your final test is finished. You may work on only one test during each testing hour. You will get a short break at the end of each hour of testing time. You can take up to 3 Subject Tests on one test date. For more information on SAT Subject Tests, visit www.sat.org.
After the Test
When the test is officially over, you will be able to access all your belongings.
To view and send your scores on the web, click the “View and Send Score” button and sign in to visit your “SAT Registration and Scores” page. You must have a username and password to use this feature.
Customer Support Centers for SAT Test Takers
College Board SAT Program
P.O. Box 025505
Miami, FL 33102
International Phone: +1-212-713-7789