The Japanese SAT Subject Test assesses reading and listening comprehension skills. You will be expected to understand Japanese as it is written, as well as how it is used in ordinary conversation.
The test contains 80 to 85 multiple-choice questions. AS with all other SAT subject tests, you are given one hour for completion.
The Japanese SAT Subject Test measures how well you grasp vocabulary in structure and context. The listening portion gauges your ability to follow and understand spoken Japanese, particularly in the form of dialogue.
It’s important to note that the exam is only offered once a year, in November. You are encouraged to prepare early and carefully, as opportunities for re-testing are limited. Also note that you must furnish your own CD player and headphones for the listening section.
You are recommended to have at least two years of rigorous Japanese study before registering.
The Japanese SAT subject test receives a total score between 200 and 800. It also receives a usage subscore, which quantifies your knowledge of grammar and syntax. In 2011, the average (mean) score was 684.
The best way to prepare for the Japanese SAT test is to implement a strong SAT study strategy.
Stay focused. And good luck!