General Format of the SAT II Math IIC
The SAT II Math IIC is a one-hour long test made up of
50 multiple-choice questions. The instructions for the test are
straightforward. You should memorize them so you don’t waste time
reading them on the day of the test.
each of the following problems, decide which is the BEST of the
choices given. If the exact numerical value is not one of the choices,
select the choice that best approximates this value. Then fill in
the corresponding oval on the answer sheet.
Simple, right? Unfortunately, the instructions don’t cover
many important aspects about the format and rules of the test:
- The 50 questions progress in order of difficulty,
from the easiest to the hardest.
- You can skip to different questions during the test. While
you don’t want to skip around randomly, the ability to skip the
occasional question is helpful, as we will explain in the next chapter.
- All questions are worth the same number of points, regardless
of the level of difficulty.
These facts can greatly affect your approach to taking
the test, as we will show in the next chapter, on strategy.