Section |
Number of Questions |
Minutes per Section |
Content |
Writing Sample |
1 Prompt |
25 Minutes |
Student-produced response to a given topic |
Quantitative 1 |
25 Questions |
30 Minutes |
Arithmetic, basic algebra, and basic geometry |
Reading Comprehension |
40 Questions |
40 Minutes |
Passage-based critical reading |
Verbal |
60 Questions |
30 Minutes |
Synonyms and analogies |
Quantitative 2 |
25 Questions |
30 Minutes |
Arithmetic, basic algebra, and basic geometry |
Experimental (unscored) |
16 Questions |
15 Minutes |
Six verbal, five reading, and five quantitative questions |
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The exam is the same length as the standard SSAT and tests the same content. It must be taken on a desktop or laptop computer (Windows or Mac). However, students will be allowed two pieces of scratch paper and a pencil. 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.