Test Overview

The TACHS lasts two and a half hours and contains about 200 multiple-choice questions divided into four subtests—Reading, Language, Math, and Ability.

Reading: Vocabulary

Time: 10 minutes
Format: 20 multiple-choice questions
Topics Tested: Definitions

Reading: Comprehension

Time: 25 minutes
Format: 30 multiple-choice questions
Topics Tested: Ability to understand the central meaning of a passage and to recall or locate its details, draw inferences or generalize about what you read.

Language: Spelling, Capitalization, Punctuation, and Usage/Expression

Time: 23 minutes
Format: 40 multiple-choice questions
Topics Tested: Ability to understand the structure of sentences and paragraphs and how they work together to convey ideas, spelling, capitalization, and punctuation

Language: Paragraphs

Time: 7 minutes
Format: 10 multiple-choice questions
Topics Tested: Conciseness, clarity, appropriateness of expression, or organization of ideas.

Math: Concepts, Data Interpretation, and Problem Solving

Time: 33 minutes
Format: 32 multiple-choice questions
Topics Tested: Number relations, problem solving, graphical analysis.

Math: Estimation

Time: 7 minutes
Format: 18 multiple-choice questions
Topics Tested: Estimation

Ability: Similarities and Changes

Time: 25 minutes
Format: 40 multiple-choice questions
Topics Tested: Abstract reasoning ability, patterns, visual problems, sequences.

Ability: Abstract Reasoning

Time: 7 minutes
Format: 10 multiple-choice questions
Topics Tested: Abstract reasoning ability, problem solving, patterns


Kaplan SAT Preparation Teacher Testimonial 2