SAT Biology Subject Test Paper Syllabus Format Pattern MCQs

Points           Minutes       Questions
200-800     60       80 (Multiple Choice)


Content     Approximate % of Test
      E     M

Cellular and molecular biology
Cell structure and organization, mitosis, photosynthesis, cellular respiration, enzymes, biosynthesis, biological chemistry
   
  E         M
15%     27%

Ecology
Energy flow, nutrient cycles, populations, communities, ecosystems, biomes, conservation biology, biodiversity, effects of human intervention
   E        M 
23%     13%

Genetics
Meiosis, Mendelian genetics, inheritance patterns, molecular genetics, population genetics
    E       M
 15%     20%

Organismal biology
Structure, function, and development of organisms (with emphasis on plants and animals), animal behavior
        E     M
    25%     25%

Evolution and diversity
Origin of life, evidence of evolution, patterns of evolution, natural selection, speciation, classification and diversity of organisms
   E       M 
22%     15%

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