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In this article, I'll share with you samples of all 13 official SAT Biology Subject Tests, and where to download the full version. This comprehensive guide gives you access to more SAT practice tests than any other online guide. In addition, I'll introduce you to some time-tested tips on how to maximise your SAT Biology Subject Test scores, thus preparing you for admission to your dream colleges.
You may download all 13 SAT Biology Subject Tests in high-quality PDF format with answers here.
The Biology E/M test contains 60 general biology questions followed by 20 questions in each of the special sections: Biology E or Biology M. You can select the area in which you feel most confident, and, after completing the 60 core questions, you can then take either the Ecological or Molecular sections. That selection can be made when you take the test by filling in the appropriate code for the section you wish to take. You cannot take both sections on the same test date.
The test covers the following areas：
Cellular and Molecular Biology — 12% Ecology — 12%
Classical Genetics — 10%
Organismal Biology — 30%
Evolution and Diversity — 11% Ecology/Evolution (Biology E Test) — 25%
Molecular/Evolution (Biology M Test) — 25%
In order to take this test and do well, you should have completed at least a one-year course in biology. In addition, it would be helpful to have also taken algebra, in order for you to understand basic algebraic concepts. Since you will not be allowed to use a calculator while taking this test, it is also important to have basic mathematical skills, although the calculations you will encounter will be fairly simple. In addition, you will encounter some questions utilizing the metric system, so you should brush up on this topic.
1. SAT Subject Test Biology November 2011 Official Paper
2. SAT Subject Test Biology June 2011 Official Paper
3. SAT Subject Test Biology June 2012 Official Paper
4. SAT Subject Test Biology November 2013 Official Paper
5. SAT Subject Test Biology June 2014 Official Paper
6. SAT Subject Test Biology May 2015 Official Paper
7. SAT Subject Test Biology October 2015 Official Paper
8. SAT Subject Test Biology May 2016 Official Paper
9. SAT Subject Test Biology October 2016 Official Paper
10. SAT Subject Test Biology May 2017 Official Paper
11. SAT Subject Test Biology October 2017 Official Paper
12. SAT Subject Test Biology May 2018 Official Paper
13. SAT Subject Test Biology October 2018 Official Paper
There are ways to approach this test that will allow you to maximize your score. Read through these strategies before you begin your diagnostic practice test. Try to internalize each of them so that on test day they will be second nature to you. If you accomplish this, you will be rewarded with a higher score on your SAT Subject Test: Biology.
Do classification questions first; they require less reading and you’ll get the most points for your time invested.
Next, do the Type 1 and Type 2 five-choice completion questions. Again, you will get more points with less time invested.
In the relationship analysis questions, look at each statement individually. If either statement is false, then you will never choose C or E. You are required to determine if it is the correct explanation only when both statements are true.
This test emphasizes general trends and basic chemistry concepts, so you probably won’t see a question/graph that would take a rocket scientist 30 minutes to figure out. Look for trends and outliers in graphs. If a value or a plot is vastly different from the others, it is likely that there will be a question about it.
Look for opposing answers in the answer selections. If two answers are close in wording or if they contain opposite ideas, there is a strong possibility that one of them is the right answer.
By the same token, if two answers mean basically the same thing, then they both cannot be correct and you can eliminate both answer choices.
Use the structure of a Roman numeral question to your advantage. Eliminate choices as soon as you find them to be inconsistent with the truth or falsehood of a statement in the stimulus. Similarly, consider only those choices that include a statement that you’ve already determined to be true.
Predict your answer before you go to the answer choices so you don’t get persuaded by the wrong answers. This helps protect you from persuasive or tricky incorrect choices. Most wrong answer choices are logical twists on the correct choice.
Eliminate answers and guess.
Think, don’t compute!