The German SAT Subject Test is available in two forms: German and German with Listening. The former assesses your ability to comprehend written German, while the latter also measures listening comprehension.
The basic German exam contains 80 to 85 multiple-choice questions. German with Listening contains 20 minutes of recorded German (including dialogue) and 40 minutes of vocabulary and reading comprehension. As with all other SAT subject tests, you are given one hour for completion.
The German SAT subject test gauges your understanding of vocabulary in structure and context. German with Listening does the same, but also utilizes illustrations and recorded conversation.
Keep in mind that the basic German test is administered only in June, while German with Listening is offered only in November.
Both tests feature general German; that is, no slang, no vocabulary exclusive to one country and no jargon. You must furnish your own CD player and headphones for the listening portion.
It is recommended that you have at least two years of rigorous German study before registering for these exams.
The German SAT subject test receives a total score between 200 and 800. You will also receive reading and listening subscores. In 2011, the average (mean) total score was 622 for German and 611 for German with Listening.
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