Strange question?

<p>So I read through the entire FAQ thread for SAT II tests as well as AP tests, and I was surprised that this question wasn't in either, so maybe it's a stupid question, but I'll ask it anyway. </p>

<p>What is the general difficulty of the SAT subject tests compared to corresponding AP tests (e.g., SAT II: Chemistry vs. AP Chemistry; or SAT II: Literature vs. AP Lit and Comp)?</p>

<p>I think I heard somewhere that AP is more memorization, but SAT II is more application and hypothetical situations. Not 100% sure, though. I do know that APs have essays, but SAT IIs are only multiple choice.</p>

<p>The AP tests place a greater emphasis on analytical ability and incorporate comparatively advanced topics. The SAT IIs generally cover the fundamental concepts and test knowledge and comprehension. It is more difficult, however, to do well on the SAT II because there is a much smaller margin for error (i.e. 4-5 questions on SAT II in chemistry). On the corresponding AP, though, a 67 percent is usually sufficient to get a 5, excluding the language exams. Hope this helps!</p>