World History SAT Subject Test

The World History Subject Test gauges a student's knowledge of the broad sweep of world civilization. A student with a strong background in historical events, dates, and periods might consider taking the World History test.

Our World History Program

Our approach to the World History Subject Test is educational and individualized. We develop a program tailored not only to the precise historical periods a student may have covered at school but also to the degree to which the student can apply the previously studied material.

Our tutors cover the most significant material that a student is expected to know. By proceeding chronologically, students can observe the different civilizations in each era in a comparative way. Homework and timed, full-length practice tests provide opportunities for the exercise and refinement of the skills emphasized during one-on-one tutoring sessions.

Contact us to speak with a program consultant and schedule a diagnostic World History Subject Test.



Types of Questions

Number of Questions


Prehistory to the Present in:

  • Europe (approx. 1/3 of questions)
  • Asia
  • Africa
  • Americas
  • Geography
  • Politics
  • Economics
  • Society
  • Culture
  • Art and Architecture
  • Information
  • Maps
  • Cartoons
  • Quotations
  • Graphs
  • Charts

95 Multiple Choice Questions

1 Hour

How are SAT Subject Tests Scored?

  • All SAT Subject Test scores are scaled from 200 to 800.
  • A fraction of a point is deducted from the raw score for each incorrect answer.

When is the World History Subject Test Taken?

The World History Subject Test is given twice a year, in December and in June. We recommend that most students take the test soon after completing academic courses in World History, usually in June.

Upcoming World History Subject Test Dates and Registration Deadlines

Test Date

Registration Deadline

Late Registration Deadline

Accommodations Request Deadline

June 3, 2017

May 9, 2017

May 24, 2017

April 14, 2017

December 2, 2017

June 2, 2018

Tutors in Washington DC

Joshua Kaplan

Joshua Kaplan

Tutor of: SAT, ACT, Math Level 1, Math Level 2, Literature, U.S. History, World History, LSAT, GMAT, GRE, SSAT; and more

J.D. from Yale Law School.
M.F.A. from University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts.
B.A./B.S. in English and Film & Television from Boston University.
Mary Pickford Scholar; Phi Beta Kappa; Boston University Trustee Scholar; Florida Keys Emerging Playwright; Kodak Film Scholar.

Jordan Schwartz

Jordan Schwartz

Tutor of: SAT, ACT, Math Level 1, Literature, U.S. History, World History, LSAT, GRE, SSAT, ISEE; and more

B.A. in Politics from Brandeis University.
Harvey S. Bodker Outstanding Leadership Award.

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