How to Prepare for the Tests
Because the SAT Subject Tests are based on high school course work, the best way to prepare for them is by learning the material taught in the corresponding classes and using the textbooks that you’re already using for those classes.
If you’re doing well in these courses or taking advanced level courses (such as honors, dual enrollment, Advanced Placement, IB), Subject Tests are an excellent opportunity for you to show your understanding of the subject area.
To get complete information about the format and topics covered on each Subject Test, see each specific test page in the Subjects section. You’ll also find free online practice as well as free downloadable practice questions and answer explanations on each page.
You can also buy affordable SAT Subject Test practice tools to get familiar with the tests. These include:
- The Official Study Guide for all SAT Subject Tests (available through College Board’s online store)
- The Official SAT Subject Tests in Mathematics Levels 1 & 2 Study Guide (available through College Board’s online store)
- The Official SAT Subject Tests in U.S. and World History Study Guide (available through College Board’s online store)