Sample questions illustrate the range of the ETS® Major Field Tests in terms of the abilities measured, disciplines covered and difficulty of the questions posed.
Select the sample questions for the major fields of study listed below.
|Chemistry||Music (including Audio Samples)|
|Criminal Justice||Political Science|
|Literature in English||Sociology|
The Major Field Tests are developed to test a common core of knowledge and skill in each discipline. Judging the appropriateness of a test for a particular department or program is an important first step to take when considering the use of the Major Field Tests. Faculty members should undertake a content review to determine whether the content and coverage on the tests are consistent with the program’s expectations of students majoring in that field at their institution.
Departments can obtain a review copy of any of the Major Field Tests by completing the Confidential Review Copy Request Form. You will receive an email with a link to the test, which can be accessed for 30 days. Like the actual test your students will take, the review copy of the test is a timed experience. Please request as many review copies as necessary — one for each member of your review committee. If your test expires before you have completed the review, you can contact an ETS Advisor at 1-800-745-0269 Monday through Friday from 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m. ET.