SAT Subject Test

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SAT Subject Test is given to the students to improve their credentials for university admissions in the US. This abroad studies Subject Test is a standardized test that includes 20 multiple-choice questions. Read the whole blog to know more about the SAT Test in order to score well in your next SATs.

Discontinuation

The SAT subject test was discontinued in June 2021 for international students. This step was taken as a response to make changes in college admissions in the United States of America due to the heavy impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on education.

Also Read: List of Universities That Waived Off GRE for Spring 2022 Due to Covid-19

What is the difference between a General SAT test and SAT subject test?

The main difference between a General SAT test and SAT subject test is that a general SAT test is based and assessed on the following criteria and subjects:

  • Mathematics
  • Critical Reading
  • Writing Section

While the SAT test is divided into 5 categories that are English, History, Science, Mathematics and Languages such as Spanish, German, French etc. from which a student has to choose one to showcase his or her understanding about the respective subject. 

Also Read: SAT Exam Dates

How many SAT Subject Tests are there?

The Subject tests are divided into 20 multiple choice questions for the following mentioned subjects:

  • History
  • English
  • Languages
  • Science
  • Mathematics

Also Read: Canadian Universities that Accept SAT

History

The History subject test is divided into the following:

  • World History
Syllabus Global or comparative
Europe
Africa
Southwest Asia
South and Southeast Asia
East Asia
America
No. Of questions 95 (multiple choice questions)
Duration 60 Minutes
Score Points 200-800
  • US history
Syllabus Political history
Economic history
Social history
Intellectual and cultural history
Foreign policy
No. Of questions 90 (multiple choice questions)
Duration 60 Minutes
Score Points 200-800

Also Read: SAT Syllabus for 2022

English

Syllabus American literature
English literature
Question Sources Prose passage primary excerpts from fictionEssaysPoetryDrama
No. Of questions 60 (multiple choice questions)
Duration 60 Minutes
Score Points 200-800

Languages

The Language subject test is supposed to demonstrate a student’s understanding of a particular language. SAT language subject tests are taken for the following mentioned languages:

  • Spanish
  • French
  • Chinese 
  • Italian
  • German
  • Modern Hebrew
  • Latin
  • Japanese 
  • Korean
No. Of questions 85 (multiple choice questions)
Duration 60 Minutes
Score Points 200-800

Science

Science subject test is divided into the following mentioned subjects:

  • Chemistry
Syllabus Structure of matter
Reaction types
Stoichiometry
Equilibrium and reaction rates
Thermochemistry
Laboratory
Descriptive chemistry
States of matter
No. Of questions 85 (multiple choice questions)
Duration 60 Minutes
Score Points 200-800
  • Physics
Syllabus Mechanics
Electricity and magnetism
Heat and thermodynamics
Modern physics
Waves and optics
Miscellaneous
No. Of questions 75 (multiple choice questions)
Duration 60 Minutes
Score Points 200-800
  • Ecological Biology/Molecular Biology
Syllabus Cellular and molecular biology
Genetics
Organismal biology
Evolution and diversity
No. Of questions 80 (multiple choice questions)
Duration 60 Minutes
Score Points 200-800 

Mathematics

Mathematics subject test is divided into 2 levels that are:

  • Mathematics Level 1
Syllabus Number and Operations Algebra and functions
Geometry and measurement: Plane Euclidean, coordinate, three-dimensional, and trigonometry
Data analysis, statistics, and probability
No. Of questions 50 (multiple choice questions)
Duration 60 Minutes
Score Points 200-800
  • Mathematics Level 2
Syllabus Number and operations
Algebra and functions
Geometry and measurement: coordinate, three-dimensional, and trigonometry
Data analysis, statistics, and probability
No. Of questions 50 (multiple choice questions)
Duration 60 Minutes
Score Points  200-800

Also Read: SAT Eligibility Criteria

SAT Subject Test Score Guide

When you are aware of an Exam’s score scale or points, it gets quite easy for you to understand and prepare for the exam in a precise manner. The table below mentions the average, high and good subject test scores to make it easier for you to set a score goal for yourself while preparing for the subject test.

Score Range 200-800
Average Score 650 or above
Highest Score 800
Good Score 700-750

Average Sat Subject Score

The table below mentions the average Sat Subject Score for the following subjects:

SAT Subject Average Score
Physics 667
Chemistry 668
Molecular Biology 647
Ecological Biology 616
Mathematics Level 1 599
Mathematics Level 2 690
US History 620
World History 615
Literature 599

The information source mentioned above is taken from the College Board.

SAT Subject Test Fee

SAT Subject Test Fee Fee in USD In INR
Registration Fee $26 INR 1,934
SAT Subject Test Fee per test $22 INR 1,637
Language Test with Listening $26 INR 1,934

SAT Subject Test Dates

The dates of the SAT topic tests are virtually identical to the dates of the SAT general tests. On all test days, the SAT Tests in Literature, Science, US History, and Math are available. The language exams and the World History test, on the other hand, are only available on certain occasions.

The schedule for the SAT Subject Tests in 2021 is shown in the table below:

Subjects Aug 28th Oct 2nd Nov 6th Dec 4th
Literature
Biology E/M
Chemistry
Physics
US History
World History
Math Level 1
Math Level 2
French
German
Spanish
Modern Hebrew
Italian
Latin
French with Listening
German with Listening
Spanish with Listening
Chinese with Listening
Japanese with Listening
Korean with Listening

Best Book for SAT Subject Test

With the aid of SAT books, you can ace the SAT. For each subject, SAT books give assistance and previous year’s papers. Here are a few SAT books that are essential for you to take the SAT test:

  • SAT subject study guide(2020-2021 Edition)
  • The College Board’s Official SAT Study Guide(2006)
  • Kalli’s SAT Pattern Strategy
  • McGraw Hill Education SAT Elite 2021 Edition
  • Barron’s SAT, 29th Edition
  • SAT Physics Subject Test

SAT Subject Test Practice Papers

FAQs

Is it necessary to take the SAT subject test?

No. It solely depends upon your university admission and eligibility requirements.

How many subjects are offered in the SAT subject test?

You can take the SAT subject test for the following mentioned subjects: English
Languages
History
Science 
Mathematics

Has the SAT subject test been discontinued?

Yes. The subject tests and the optional SAT essay were discontinued in June 2021 for international students. 

If you are interested in undertaking your next SAT and is planning to pursue a degree from a foreign university then our experts at Leverage Edu can assist you in finding your dream university. Call us anytime at 1800 572 000 for a free consultancy!

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