Try our Year 5 & 6 selective-style practice test pack designed to support your child's preparation for the NSW Selective High School Placement Test.
Our bank of practice questions with detailed explanations are based on the format of recent Selective Tests.
The Selective Test measures students' academic merit and critical thinking abilities. Your child's performance is calculated based on bands. To attain placement into your desired school, your child must achieve the minimum entry requirements. Primary schools will not be required to provide school assessment scores. Learn more here.
The NSW Selective High School Placement Test for Year 7 entry consists of 3 multiple choice tests (Reading, Thinking Skills, Mathematical Reasoning) and a Writing task.
The Selective High School Placement Test is on Thursday 9 May, 2024.
Applications Open: 9 October 2023
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The Selective thinking skills test is crafted to analyse a student's problem-solving, critical and creative thinking skills. Some of the foundational topics include logical reasoning, mathematical deduction, and spatial reasoning.
Thinking Skills Test Structure
Consists of 40 multiple-choice questions with a time limit of 40 minutes.
The Selective reading comprehension component are multiple choice questions that measure your child's ability to inference and interpret meaning from a passage and then problem solve to find out the answer. Reading passages could range from poems, novel extracts, cartoons and articles.
Reading Test Structure
Consists of 30 multiple choice questions with the time limit of 40 minutes.
The Selective mathematical reasoning component consists of multiple-choice questions designed to assess various mathematical skills. Topics covered may include data interpretation, spatial awareness, measurements, number patterns, arithmetic, and algebraic & geometric operations.
Mathematical Reasoning Test Structure
Consists of 35 multiple-choice questions with a time limit of 40 minutes.
The writing test in Selective is an open response where students have to write either a creative, informative or persuasive text depending on the stimulus.
Writing Test Structure
Consists of a stimulus where students have to write a written response to a single prompt in a time frame of 30 minutes.
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