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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What Is the Format of the ISEE Online At Home?

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.