SAT English Literature Test Format Syllabus MCQs Paper

English Literature Subject Test
Points     200-800
Minutes 60   
Questions  60 (Multiple Choice)

American literature
Written by authors from the United States     40–50%

English literature
Written by British authors     40–50%

Other literature written in English
Past tests have included writers from India, Ireland, Canada, and the Caribbean     0–10%

Chronology     Approximate % of Test


Renaissance and 17th century     30%

18th and 19th centuries     30%

20th century     40%

Genre     Approximate % of Test

Prose passages
Primarily excerpts from fiction and essays     40–50%

Poetry
Primarily entire poems, although some selections are excerpted from longer works     40–50%

Drama and other     0–10%

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