Biology          

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Biology Subject Test

Test Description
Getting Ready for the SAT Subject Tests

Test Dates
Oct., Nov., Dec., Jan., May, and June

Test Basics
Points: 200-800
Minutes: 60
Questions: 80 (Multiple Choice)
60 common questions, 20 specialized questions for each section

Recommended Preparation
One-year introductory college preparatory course in biology
One-year course in algebra
Experience in the laboratory

Biology Ecological (Biology-E)
Leans more toward biological communities, populations, and energy flow
Test Practice: Biology Ecological
Answer Explanations

Biology Molecular (Biology-M)
Geared toward biochemistry, cellular structure and processes, such as respiration and photosynthesis
Test Practice: Biology Molecular
Answer Explanations

Test Topics

Content% of Test (E)% of Test (M)
Cellular and molecular biology
Cell structure and organization, mitosis, photosynthesis, cellular respiration, enzymes, biosynthesis, biological chemistry
15%27%
Ecology
Energy flow, nutrient cycles, populations, communities, ecosystems, biomes, conservation biology, biodiversity, effects of human intervention
23%13%
Genetics
Meiosis, Mendelian genetics, inheritance patterns, molecular genetics, population genetics
15%20%
Organismal biology
Structure, function, and development of organisms (with emphasis on plants and animals), animal behavior
25%25%
Evolution and diversity
Origin of life, evidence of evolution, patterns of evolution, natural selection, speciation, classification and diversity of organisms
22%15%

Books

BookPublisherEditionPublishing DateISBNPrice
The Official Study Guide for ALL SAT Subject Tests
College Board2ndApril 26, 2011978-0874479751$13.09
Barron's SAT Subject Test Biology E/MBarron's5thAugust 1, 2015978-1438005751$10.68
Cracking the SAT Biology E/M Subject TestPrinceton Review15thDecember 9, 2014978-0804125628$12.00
Kaplan SAT Subject Test Biology E/MKaplan2015-2016March 3, 2015978-1618658456$11.73
McGraw-Hill Education SAT Subject Test Biology E/MMcGraw-Hill4thJanuary 4, 2016978-1259584077$12.65
Sterling SAT Biology E/M Practice Questions: High Yield SAT Biology E/M Questions
CreateSpace IndependentApril 10, 2014978-1497587120$19.90

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