SAT Subject Tests are an hour long and consist entirely of multiple-choice
questions. Subject tests are designed to test a student's grasp of a specific
academic subject. They are sometimes considered more difficult that the regular
SAT, but that is a misconception. They are simply more specific. Most students
that take SAT Subject Tests have a strong grasp of the material being covered,
and as such, do quite well on the exam. There are less tricks and traps on the
Subject Tests, as they tend to test content and knowledge instead of principles
and reading comprehension.Why Take Them?
Most selective colleges require one to three SAT Subject Tests. Any student
that is interested in a top-ranked program will probably have to take SAT
Subject tests. Please review your list of target schools (for an idea on how to
get a list of target schools, check out the [LINK] Roadmap to College)!
The Princeton Review Difference
Study with us
Princeton Review Thailand has several option for preparing you for your
subject test. Several times a year we will offer (link) Subject Test Courses. If
the times are not convenient, or if you wish to prepare for a subject we do not
have a course running, you can sign up for (link) a subject test tutorial. For
more information, read below:
Classroom SAT Subject Test Courses
SAT Subject Test courses are available in multiple subject areas: Math Level
1, Math Level 2, Physics, and U.S. History.
What's in it for You
All of our SAT Subject Test courses are limited to 15 students in order to
create an intimate learning environment that is more conducive to mastering the
- Subject-specific manual
- 2 full-length subject-specific practice tests
How We Teach
Each SAT Subject Test course covers concepts tested on the specific SAT
Subject Tests. Proven test-taking techniques and focused lessons provide you
with the skills to beat any SAT Subject Test.
We Back it Up
We spend millions of dollars studying the SAT Subject Tests, developing
materials and training teachers to teach the SAT Subject Test courses. Some
would even say we're “SAT Subject Test Nerds,” although we prefer the term “SAT
Subject Test Experts.”
Exclusively multiple-choice. Some language tests involve a listening
component. Find more info below about what each test covers.
More About Each
The Biology Subject Test assesses your understanding of general biology at
the college preparatory level, your recall and comprehension of the major
concepts of biology, and your ability to apply the principles learned to solve
specific problems in biology.
The Chemistry Subject Test measures your ability to organize and interpret
results obtained by observation and experimentation. The test also assesses your
aptitude for drawing conclusions and/or making inferences using
experimental data, including data presented in graphic and/or tabular form.
The Physics Subject Test measures your ability to solve specific problems
with the application of physical principles. The test also assesses your
understanding of simple algebraic, trigonometric, and graphical relationships,
the concepts of ratio and proportion, and how to apply these concepts to physics
The United States History Subject Test assesses your familiarity with
historical concepts, cause-and-effect relationships, geography, and other data
necessary for interpreting and understanding major historical developments in
The World History Subject Test measures your understanding of key
developments in global history, your use of basic historical techniques and
terminology, and your aptitude for the critical analysis and interpretation of
documented events. Literature
Tests how well you can read and interpret literature. Questions focus on
issues of theme, argument, tone, etc. Math Level 1
Tests: Algebra, geometry, basic trigonometry, Algebraic functions, elementary
statistics, logic, elementary number theory, and arithmetic and geometric
sequences. Math Level 2
three-dimensional and coordinate geometry, Trigonometry, functions, probability,
permutations, combinations, logic, proofs, elementary number theory, sequences,
and limits. Foreign Languages
Tests a student's reading ability in a specific language. "Language with
Listening" tests examine reading and listening skills. How Are They Scored?
One score per test, scale of 200-800. How Long Are They?
One hour per test. How To Register
Visit www.collegeboard.com When Should You Take Them?
You can take an SAT Subject Test at any point in your high school career.
Many take math Subject Tests in the fall of their senior year. Other tests, like
sciences and languages, should be taken right after finishing related subjects
in school. For example, if you know your University will require a science SAT
Subject test, you should take SAT Subject – Biology directly after your high
school biology class, regardless of the year you take it.