SAT Subject Tests
Updated September 17, 2009
Why SAT Subject Tests?
The SAT subject tests is designed to evaluate students knowledge of specific subjects. Some of the US colleges and universities use SAT subject tests scores during the admission process and suggest students specific subject that they should pursue if they get the admission.
Which SAT Subject Tests You Should Appear?
Some US universities and colleges make it mandatory for students to appear for particular SAT Subjects test, while others leave it for the students to decide which SAT Subjects test they would like to give.
In the 2nd case where students have the option to select SAT Subjects test of their choice, it is suggested you select the subject based upon your future aspiration. For example: If you are good in Mathematics and would like to focus on Mathematics even in future then you should aim to get good SAT Score in Mathematics to impress the admission in-charge of the desired US university or US college.
SAT Average Scores for SAT Subject TestsIn 2009, the SAT Average Scores for some of the SAT subjects were:
- English Literature: 580
- Mathematics Level 1: 599
- Mathematics Level 2: 648
- Chemistry: 638
- Physics: 655