Test Information

Test Basics
Points: 200-800
Minutes: 60
Questions: 85 (Multiple Choice)

Test Dates
French: Oct., Dec., Jan., May, and June
French with Listening: November

Anticipated Skills

  • Knowledge of words representing different parts of speech and some basic idioms within culturally authentic contexts.
  • Ability to select an appropriate word or expression that is grammatically correct within a sentence. One part of the test contains vocabulary and structure questions embedded in longer paragraphs.
  • Understanding of such points as the main and supporting ideas, themes, and setting of a passage. Selections are drawn from fiction, essays, historical works, newspaper and magazine articles, and everyday materials such as advertisements, timetables, forms, and tickets.
  • (French with Listening Only) Ability to understand spoken language to identify what is presented in a picture or photograph, and what is being said in short and long dialogues or monologues.

Recommended Preparation

  • 3–4 years of study in high school or the equivalent.
  • Gradual development of competence in French over a period of years.
  • Review of sample listening questions using a Subject Test with Listening practice CD that your counselor can order from the College Board.

Test Topics


CONTENT% of Test
Vocabulary in context30%
Reading comprehension30%–40%

French with Listening

CONTENT% of TestTopics
Listening section35%Pictures, 8–12 questions
Identify the sentence that most accurately describes what is presented in a picture or photograph.
Short dialogues, 6–12 questions
Answer general content questions based on short dialogues or monologues.
Long dialogues, 10–15 questions
Answer more specific questions based on longer dialogues or monologues
Reading section
65%Vocabulary, 16–20 questions
Structure, 16–20 questions
Reading comprehension, 20–25 questions


BookPublisherEditionPublishing DateISBNPrice
The Official Study Guide for ALL SAT Subject TestsCollege Board2ndJanuary 4, 2016978-1259584091$11.65
The Official SAT Subject Tests in U.S. & World History Study GuideCollege BoardAugust 8, 2006978-0874477696$11.44
SAT Subject Test World History
Barron'sSeptember 1, 2015978-1438005263 $10.95
Cracking the SAT World History Subject TestPrinceton ReviewDecember 9, 2014978-0804125741$12.30
SAT Subject Test World HistoryKaplan2015-2016March 3, 2015$12.99


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