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About the SAT Biology Exam

Dates of Exam: Tentative test dates- Oct, Nov, Dec, Jan, May & June.every year

SAT - II : Biology
The SAT- II biology is further divided into two parts:
  1. Biology Ecological (Biology E)
  2. Biology Molecular (Biology M).

Biology E concerns mainly with topics related to biological communities, population genetics, energy flow and ecosystems.

Biology M includes topics related to biochemistry, cell structure, photosynthesis and respiration.

Pattern of the exam

It is an hour long exam with 80 questions in all. Out of the 80 questions 60 are multiple choice,common to both E and M while 20 remaining questions are subject based on the basis of the choice elected i.e. E or M. 200-800 points are awarded.

The questions are divided into three major groups based on the type of the skill required to answer a particular question.

The questions are divided into three major groups based on the type of the skill required to answer a particular question.
Conceptual and knowledge based questions. (30%) It tests the ability to recall the concept and answer accordingly E.g. What is the location of cellular respiration? 4 choices will be given and best appropriate answer needs to be chosen
Application based questions. (35%) It tests the understanding of the subject and analysis the data to reach a conclusion. E.g. A hypothetical situation is given where one needs to determine the effect of decrease in temperature on the metabolism of a bird or a lizard.
Interpretation based questions. (35%) This section tests the ability to analyze the data given in the form of a chart or graph and the questions that follows. E.g. The growth curve of bacteria at 37°C is given based on the observation of the graph predict the time when the growth is maximum

 Important tips:

  • Use of calculators is not allowed.
  • Both the tests cannot be taken on the same dates, but can be taken on two different dates.
  • For every right answer one point is awarded,1/4 mark is deducted for a wrong attempt and 0 points awardee for a blank   answer.

Study Packages

The study packages for SAT Biology Exam are available here. The packages can be customized as per your requirements.

Diagnostic Test. The students are first put through a diagnostic test to assess their strengths and areas where they may need greater emphasis.

Study Topics .The study topics which are covered in the SAT Biology exam have been given out below.

Content Outline for SAT Biology
MAJOR TOPICS
APPROXIMATE % IN TEST
E (Biology Ecological)
M (Biology Molecular)
Topic 1: Cell and Molecular biology
15%
27%
1.1
Cell structure and organization
1.2
Cell Cycle Photosynthesis and Respiration
1.3
Enzymes&Biochemistry
Topic 2: Ecology
23%
13%
2.1
Energy flow
2.2
Nutrient cycles
2.3
Populations
2.4
Communities
2.5
Ecosystems
2.6
Biomes
2.7
Conservation biology
2.8
Biodiversity
2.9
Effects of human intervention
Topic 3: Genetics
15%
20%
3.1
Meiosis
3.2
Mendelian genetics
3.3
Inheritance patterns
3.4
Molecular genetics
3.5
Population genetics
Topic 4: Organism biology
25%
25%
4.1
Structure
4.2
Function and development of organisms (with emphasis on plants and animals)
4.3
Animal behavior
Topoic 5: Evolution and diversity
22%
15%
5.1
Origin of life
5.2
Evidence of evolution
5.3
Patterns of evolution
5.4
Natural selection
5.5
Speciation
5.6
Classification and diversity of organisms
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