Test Information

Test Basics
Points: 200-800
Minutes: 60
Questions: 80 (Multiple Choice)

Test Dates

Anticipated Skills

  • Ability to understand spoken Korean and identify what is being said in short spoken dialogues and narratives about everyday topics.
  • Ability to complete sentences in a way that is structurally and logically correct, including vocabulary, honorifics, and various aspects of structure.
  • Identify usage that is both structurally correct and contextually appropriate.
  • Understanding of such points as the main and supporting ideas. Selections are drawn from authentic materials, such as notes, diaries, newspaper articles, advertisements, letters, and literary texts.

Recommended Preparation

  • 2–4 years of study in high school or the equivalent
  • Gradual development of competence in Korean over a period of years
  • Review of sample listening questions using a practice CD that your counselor can order from the College Board

Test Topics

CONTENT% of Test
Listening comprehension
Based on short spoken dialogues and narratives, primarily about everyday topics. All listening questions and their possible answers are in English.
Questions will be written entirely in Han’gŭl and require you to complete Korean sentences or phrases so that they are structurally and logically correct.
Reading comprehension
Questions are based on passages written entirely in Han’gŭl and require an understanding of the literal meaning. Some inference questions may be included. All reading comprehension questions are in English.


BookPublisherEditionPublishing DateISBNPrice
The Official Study Guide for ALL SAT Subject TestsCollege Board2ndApril 26, 2011 978-0874479751$13.09
Sat II Korean: With Listening CDHollym International CorporationNovember 2, 2009978-1565911246$44.50


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