# SAT in Singapore: Test Pattern and Syllabus

The SAT Exam typically comes in two avatars:

• The General Test and,

• The Subject Test

The subject tests are administered to prove the mettle in a particular area on interest. The General SAT is actually far more common and usually serves as a standard entrance examination for undergraduate colleges in the USA.

SAT Test Pattern – Old SAT Vs. The New SAT

Old SAT vs. new SAT : Comparison of test length and timing

 Old SAT New SAT
 Component Time Allotted (minutes) Number of Questions/ Tasks Component Time Allotted (minutes) Number of  Questions/ Tasks Critical Reading 70 67 Reading 65 52 Writing 60 49 Writing and Language 35 44 Essay 25 1 Essay (optional) 50 1 Mathematics 70 54 Math 80 57 Total 225 171 Total 180 (230 with Essay) 153 (154 with Essay)

The SAT Subject Test

Like we said above, the SAT subject test is based on particular topics that the candidate can sit for. Below are the following subjects included in the exam.

 Literature Biology/EM German Italianc U.S. History Chemistry German with Listening Latin World History Physics Spanish Chinese with Listening Math Level French Spanish with Listening Japanese with Listening Math Level 2 French with Listening Modern Hebrew Korean with Listening

SAT subject tests are typically scored on a 200 to 800 scale.

Syllabus

• Sentence completions

Math section

• Solving linear equations and linear inequalities

• Interpreting linear functions

• Linear inequality and equation word problems

• Graphing linear equations

• Linear function word problems

• Systems of linear inequalities word problems

• Solving systems of linear equations

• Interpreting nonlinear expressions

• Quadratic and exponential word problems

• Operations with rational expressions and polynomials

• Polynomial factors and graphs

• Nonlinear equation graphs

• Structure in expressions

• Isolating quantities

• Functions

• Ratios, rates, and proportions

• Percents

• Units

• Table data

• Scatterplots

• Key features of graphs

• Linear and exponential growth

• Data inferences

• Center, spread, and shape of distributions

• Data collection and conclusions

• Volume word problems

• Right Triangle word problems

• Congruence and similarity

• Right triangle geometry

• Angles, arc lengths, and trig functions

• Circle: Equations and theorems

• Complex numbers

Writing

• Essay section

• Multiple choice sections

All the best for your SAT examination!

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