SAT US History World History Test Syllabus Format MCQs Paper Pattern

SAT U.S. History Subject Test

Points           Minutes       Questions
200-800     60       90 (Multiple Choice)

Material    Approximate % of Test
Political history     31–35%
Economic history     13–17%
Social history     20–24%
Intellectual and cultural history     13–17%
Foreign policy     13–17%

Note: Social science concepts, methods, and generalization are incorporated into this material


Periods     Approximate % of Test

Pre-Columbian history to 1789     20%
1790 to 1898     40%
1899 to the present     40%

SAT World History Subject Test
Points           Minutes       Questions
200-800     60       95 (Multiple Choice)

Chronological Material     Approximate % of Test
Prehistory and civilizations to the year 500 Common Era (C.E.)     25%
500 to 1500 C.E.     20%
1500 to 1900 C.E.     25%
Post-1900 C.E.     20%
Cross-chronological     10%


Geographical Material     Approximate % of Test
Global or comparative     25%
Europe     25%
Africa     10%
Southwest Asia     10%
South and Southeast Asia     10%
East Asia     10%
The Americas (excluding the United States)     10%

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