Section |
Number of Questions |
Minutes per Section |
Content |
Verbal Reasoning |
Lower: 34 Questions Middle / Upper: 40 Questions |
20 Minutes |
Synonyms and vocabulary-based sentence completions |
Quantitative Reasoning |
Lower: 38 Questions Middle / Upper: 37 Questions |
35 Minutes |
Arithmetic, basic algebra, and basic geometry |
Reading Comprehension |
Lower: 25 Questions Middle / Upper: 36 Questions |
Lower: 30 Minutes Middle / Upper: 35 Minutes |
Passage-based critical reading |
Mathematics Achievement |
Lower: 30 Questions Middle / Upper: 47 Questions |
Lower: 30 Minutes Middle / Upper: 40 Minutes |
Arithmetic, basic algebra, and basic geometry |
Essay |
1 Prompt |
30 Minutes |
Student-produced response to a given topic |
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The exam is the same length as the standard ISEE and tests the same content. It must be taken on a desktop or laptop computer (Windows or Mac). Students must take the test alone. A parent/guardian may be in the room to assist with the initial setup, but they must leave before the test begins.