About the SAT Subject Tests

The SAT Subject Tests is the name for 20 multiple choice standardized tests given on individual subjects. A student typically chooses which tests to take depending upon college entrance requirements for the schools to which he or she is planning to apply. Every test is a one-hour timed test.

A student may take up to three SAT Subject Tests on any given test date. Most SAT subject tests are offered on the same dates as the regular SAT, except for the March administration.

Though not all schools require the SAT Subject Tests, some of the most competitive US colleges require them as part of their application.

Here is the list of SAT Subject Tests and mean scores from 2014:

Subject Mean score
Literature 619
U.S. History 643
World History 626
Mathematics Level 1 621
Mathematics Level 2 691
Biology E-627
Chemistry 668
Physics 665
Chinese with Listening 758
French 635
French with Listening 664
German 640
German with Listening 626
Modern Hebrew 615
Italian 694
Japanese with Listening 695
Korean with Listening 767
Latin 626
Spanish 651
Spanish with Listening 664

To see full percentile ranks for Subject Tests (2012), click here.

When can I take the exam?

Some of the SAT Subject Tests are administered for every administration of the SAT -- in January, March, May, June, October, November or December. However, some of the tests, particularly the language tests are only offered once or twice a year.  See SAT Subject Test Dates

How do I register?

Register at the College Board website.

Do you offer SAT Subject Test preparation?

We offer one-on-one private tutoring in SAT Subject Tests for students.