Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT) – Subject Tests

Subject Tests are content-based tests that allow you to showcase achievement in specific subject areas where you excel.
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What is a SAT Subject Test?

SAT Subject Tests allow you to differentiate yourself in the college admission process or send a strong message regarding your readiness to study specific majors or programs in college. This requirement is institution dependent. Most competitive colleges will ask for 2 SAT II subject tests (some even ask for 3). For a list of all available SAT II subject tests, click the link below.

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College Admissions through SAT Subject Tests

Indian Universitites

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Foreign Universities

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How Avanti helps you to ace SAT Subject Tests?

10-Week Program for students in grade 10 & 11

For SAT - Math and English
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80 hours of detailed instruction in Math and English
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Qualified & experienced teachers from India
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Comprehensive study materials
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Online testing with analysis

SAT Exam Structure

SAT exam is 3 hour 50 minutes long, excluding breaks. Test takers are allowed to take two breaks – one 10-minute and one five-minute break during the test.

The exam consists of two sections and one optional essay. The two sections are:

  1. Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
    1. Reading Test – 65-minutes – 52 MCQs
    2. Writing and Language Test -35-minutes – 44 MCQs
  2. Math
    1. Calculator Not Allowed Section – 25 minutes – 15 MCQs and 5 Grid-In questions
    2. Calculator Allowed Section – 55 minutes – 30 MCQs and 8 Grid-In questions
  3. Essay (Optional) – The final section is the optional essay. The duration of the essay section is 50 minutes.

The sequence of the sections may vary. Sections have to be answered in the order they appear and in the time allotted. You cannot go back to a section after the time allotted for that particular section is over, and you cannot move ahead to the next section before time is called, even if you have completed all questions in the previous section.

What score is good?

The following chart shows the scores 700, 750 and 800 and their 2016 percentile rank for a few Subject Tests. It also includes the most recent percentile ranks for the Math and Evidence-Based Reading and Writing sections of the regular SAT for better comparison:

SAT Test 800-score percentile 750-score percentile 700-score percentile
Math Section 99 97 94
Evidence-Based Reading and Writing Section 99 99 95