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If your child is struggling with English, Math, Thinking Skills or Writing and they can’t seem to grasp the concepts… it’s not your child’s fault. If your child is unfocused in class, crying every time they study or not taking their education seriously… it’s not your child’s fault.

Both of these are most likely due to a lack of great teaching and a lack of firm parenting.

By following a simple strategy we call the“Scholarly Success Strategy”  you can basically guarantee your child a top 10 Selective School, OC Class or Private School Scholarship.

It’s not easy… and it’s not supposed to be.

If you’re a parent committed to your child’s education. Click here to find out more. 

The most often requested question is, “What is on the test for selective schools?” Can my child be prepared? What are the topic areas involved? This page will provide answers to the most frequently asked questions regarding the Selective School Test.

The Selective School test is a standard test that all people who want to go to the NSW Selective Schools have to take. It’s made to be hard enough for even the smartest students to make sure they have the skills and knowledge to do well at a Selective School.
The test contains four components: Reading, Mathematical Reasoning, Thinking Skills, and Writing.

There are 35 questions on the mathematical reasoning test. The test has to be finished in 40 minutes. The questions are all multiple choice. The mathematical reasoning test looks at how well a student can use their math skills and knowledge to solve problems. The questions come from a wide range of math topics. On the mathematical reasoning test, calculators are not allowed.

There are 30 questions on the reading test. The test has to be finished in 40 minutes. The questions are based on a wide variety of texts and test a wide range of reading skills. The questions on the reading test come from different types of writing, like non-fiction, fiction, poetry, magazine articles, and reports.

There are 40 questions on the test of thinking skills. The test has to be finished in 40 minutes. The questions are all multiple choice. The thinking skills test measures how well a student can think critically and solve problems. The test has many different kinds of questions. For this test, you don’t need to know anything ahead of time.

 

The writing test gives students a topic, and they have to write about it according to the directions. The test has to be finished in 30 minutes. The test looks at how creative the student’s ideas are and how well they can write for a specific purpose and audience. The test will also check your spelling, grammar, and vocabulary. Students who don’t write about the topic will get low grades, no matter how well they write or how creative they are. Students mark their answers with a pencil. Computers mark multiple-choice tests.

 

Students will feel more at ease with the test if they know how it is set up, what kinds of questions are on it, and what the answer sheet looks like. Students are given practice test questions and answer sheets to help them get used to the test and learn how to answer quickly.

You may acquire a free sample exam and an estimated score as well as school choice projections by using our Free Selective School Test Calculator. You might also spend some time reading our blogs, which include information that will undoubtedly assist you in improving your performance on the Selective Test. You may also visit our YouTube channel.

The results of a student’s practice exams do not indicate how well they will perform on their actual Selective High School Placement Test. The scores candidates achieve on any kind of practice exam will not be taken into consideration by the selection committee.

 

• two 2B pencils, an eraser, and a pencil sharpener
• a printed copy of their Test authority letter that includes their application number
• a substantial food to eat during the interval between the two test sessions
• a transparent bottle of water to put beneath the desk during the exam
• any items allowed as accommodations for disability, such as anaphylactic kits with an EpiPen, the Action plan for anaphylaxis, and the medicine.

Students who require glasses, asthma inhalers and spacers, tissues, diabetic supplies, or FM transmitters should bring them to the exam.

Students are not permitted to bring pencils, rulers, notepaper, or books to class. Smart watches, mobile phones, and other computing, photographing, communicating, or audible equipment are not permitted at or near the student’s desk in the testing center.

A wristwatch that does not produce noise, calculate, compute, communicate, or photograph may be worn, but the official timekeeper is the exam center’s clock.

  • There is nothing you should specifically study for the exam. Priority should be given to clear thinking and the capacity to adapt to new challenges and situations while selecting a solution.
  • Pay close attention when the test administrator (the person in charge of administering the test) or another supervisor instructs you on where to record your test responses.
  • DO NOT open the question paper unless instructed to do so by the test administrator. Read each exam question attentively and consider its instructions.
  • If you’re having trouble comprehending the directions, be cool and reread the question. The supervisor cannot assist you with reading the question or selecting an answer.
  • Utilize time wisely. Work diligently. Choose the answer you believe to be the best. If a question is too tough, do not devote a great deal of attention to it. Mark the answer you believe to be the best and return to the question if you have time.
  • If you change your mind about a response, fully erase the wrong response and clearly indicate the new response.
  • Stop immediately when instructed to do so.
  • Each right response receives a point value. Incorrect, duplicate, or blank responses receive no points. There is no deduction for incorrect responses. It is preferable to guess than to leave an answer blank. Leaving no responses blank ensures that you are replying on the proper line.
  • Ensure that the question number on the response sheet corresponds with the question number on the question paper. If you discover that you are answering a question at the incorrect location, begin the following question at the right location and return if you have time to solve the problem, changing one question at a time. You should not erase a whole group of answers at once, since you may not have enough time to fix them.
  • If you need to take notes during the multiple-choice assessments, you can do so on the question paper or the back of your personal information page. Any notes you write on the exam or on the personal information sheet will not be graded.
  • In the writing test, you must simply address the question provided. You will be required to write for a specific purpose and audience. Markers will consider originality, structure, spelling, grammar, and punctuation, as well as relevance to the assignment’s aim and audience.
  • There will be no timers during the examination. You must consult the exam center’s clock to see how much time remains. The test administrator will inform you of the official clock in the testing facility. Raise your hand if you are unable to see it well.
  • Raise your hand if you have any additional concerns or questions at any moment.
  • Avoid looking at the work of others or conversing with others during the exam. Try to prevent others from viewing your responses. Students caught copying will have their test scores disregarded. Adhere to the directions of the test administrator and supervisors during testing and breaks.
  • If something prevents you from performing your best on the exam, inform your parents so they may decide whether to submit an illness/misfortune request.
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