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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
Energy flow, nutrient cycles, populations, communities, ecosystems, biomes, conservation biology, biodiversity, effects of human intervention
Meiosis, Mendelian genetics, inheritance patterns, molecular genetics, population genetics
Organismal biology
Structure, function, and development of organisms (with emphasis on plants and animals), animal behavior
Evolution and diversity
Origin of life, evidence of evolution, patterns of evolution, natural selection, speciation, classification and diversity of organisms


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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