SAT-2 Subject Tests

SAT – 2 Subject Tests Explained

SAT – 2 subject tests are different from the SAT general test. The SAT – 2 tests specific academic subjects such as languages, maths, and sciences. While many schools do not require the SAT – 2 subject test, their scores can be very helpful for the students during the academic process.

Students can pick from a variety of subject and choose tests based on subjects that they excel in. The test takes about 1 hour and it is scored between 200 and 800 with a maximum point value of 800.

SAT – 2 Subject Test Topics


Math is divided into Level - 1 and Level – 2. Students who excel at the combination of economics, engineering, and technology should consider the math subject test.

Level – 1 tests the basics of mathematics from high school such as geometry and algebra. Level – 2 covers Level – 1 and additionally questions about trigonometry and pre-calculus. In this exam, the use of a calculator is allowed, and the student is asked to answer 50 questions during the one hour exam.


The biology test covers topics such as ecology, genetics, molecular biology, and evolutionary diversity.

The chemistry test covers topics such as matter and types of reactions.

The physics test covers modern physics, optics, electricity, magnetism, mechanics, and thermodynamics.


The literature test covers texts from British and American literature. This test analyses the students ability to interpret these texts. The SAT – 2 literature tests takes 60 minutes and consists of 60 questions.  


In these subject tests, the student are asked to evaluate the historical and geographic perspective in the context of economic, cultural, and social events. The test consists of 85 – 90 questions.


These tests are divided into 9 sections. Students are asked to answer 80 to 85 questions.

Here is a list of languages are tested:

  • Spanish
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Chinese
  • Korean
  • Hebrew
  • Latin

Test Dates

The next two dates for SAT – 2 Subject Tests are:

8th of May, 2021

5th of June, 2021

Application procedure

In order to register, the test taker needs to create an account on and then register for the specific subject and the specific date.

Test Fee

SAT – 2 Subject Exam fee is 48 USD for one exam, and the fee for each additional exam is 22 USD.

Elite Language Institute Preparation Course

The SAT – 2 preparation course is offered online or face to face. The goal of the course is to focus on the specific needs of each test taker and help the student achieve their specific score. The students are taught specific skills for each subject, test taking skills, and time management skills.

For more information about this course, please do not hesitate to contact one of our counsellors at Elite Language Institute.

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