

Guide to Sat II Math Preparation
Sat II tests are a series of 20 multiplechoice standardized tests students have to give on individual subjects. These tests are undertaken by students to improve their credentials for admission to colleges in the United States. Students choose the subjects on the basis of the college entrance requirements for the schools to which they are planning to apply.
For those students who wish to take Math as a subject in Sat II must consider this chart as a guideline for preparation for their entrance exam.
Content of the SAT II Math IIC
Math IIC covers a variety of mathematical topics. ETS, the company that writes the SAT IIs, provides the following breakdown of the topics covered on the test:
Topic 
Percent of Test 
Usual Number of Questions 
Algebra 
18% 
9 
Plane Geometry 
 
 
Solid Geometry 
4 
 
Coordinate Geometry 
12% 
6 
Trigonometry 
20% 
10 
Functions 
24% 
12 
Statistics and Sets 
6% 
3 
Miscellaneous 
12% 
6 
While accurate, this breakdown is too broad to really help you direct your studying toward the meaningful areas of the test. We’ve created the following detailed breakdown based on careful examination of the test:
Topic 
Percent of Test 
Usual Number of Questions 
Algebra 
18% 
9 
Arithmetic 
2% 
1 
Equation solving 
5% 
2.5 
Binomials, polynomials, quadratics 
14% 
7 
Solid Geometry 
8% 
4 
Solids (cubes, cylinders, cones, etc.) 
4% 
2 
Inscribed solids, solids by rotation 
1% 
0.5 
Coordinate Geometry 
12% 
6 
Lines and distance 
6% 
3 
Conic sections (parabolas, circles) 
5% 
2.5 
Coordinate space 
2% 
1 
Graphing 
2% 
1 
Vectors 
1% 
0.5 
Trigonometry 
20% 
10 
Basic functions (sine, cosine, tangent) 
12% 
6 
Trigonometric identities 
4% 
2 
Inverse trigonometric functions 
2% 
1 
Trigonometry in nonright triangles 
1% 
0.5 
Graphing trigonometric functions 
1% 
0.5 
Functions 
24% 
12 
Basic, compound, inverse functions 
8% 
4 
Graphing functions 
6% 
3 
Domain and range of functions 
8% 
4 
Statistics and Sets 
6% 
3 
Mean, median, mode 
2% 
1 
Probability 
2% 
1 
Permutations and combinations 
4% 
2 
Group questions, sets 
1% 
0.5 
Miscellaneous 
12% 
6 
Arithmetic and geometric series 
4% 
2 
Logic 
1% 
0.5 
Limits 
1% 
0.5 
Imaginary numbers 
1% 
0.5 







