SAT General Vs SAT Subject Test
This is always a doubt for SAT Aspirants, Is SAT general and SAT Subject Test is different or the same?. and which one to write and why?
Differences are below between SAT General and Subject Test.
WHY TAKE IT
Colleges use SAT general scores to make admissions decisions and award scholarships.
Colleges use SAT Subject Test scores for admissions and course placement. Selective colleges may require or recommend you take 1 or more Subject Tests.
SAT General test length is 3 hours (without essay) 3 hours, 50 minutes (with essay), &
SAT Subject Test length is 1 hour.
WHEN IT'S OFFERED
SAT general offered 5-7 times in a year,
SAT Subject Test offered 6 times per year (*Not all subjects offered on each date)
In SAT general cover Reading, Language and Writing, Math, & Essay (Optional),
& in SAT Subject Test cover one subject per test (There are 20 different subjects are available)
SAT General Scoring scale is between Scored on a scale of 400–1600
SAT Subject Test Scored on a scale of 200–800
INCORRECT ANSWER PENALTY
In The SAT General test, there is no penalty for incorrect answers.
In The SAT Subject Test, a fraction of a point is subtracted for incorrect answers