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NSW Selective High School Entry Test

For Year-6 Students seeking a place in NSW Selective High Schools

04 May 2023

NSW Selective High School Test

About the Test

A Selective High School is a Public School focused on the academic success of students. These are different from a comprehensive school, which accepts all students, regardless of aptitude.

The High Performing Students Unit of the NSW Department of Education conducts an entrance test for Year-6 students seeking a place in selective high schools. The Selective High School Placement Test is designed to measure ability through tests in reading, mathematics, general ability and writing. The test is held only in NSW and only on the test date each year.

The Selective High School Placement Test consists of four sections and is structured as follows:

Section Minutes Questions
Reading 40 30 (Multiple choice)
Mathematical Reasoning 40 35 (Multiple choice)
Thinking Skills 40 40 (Multiple choice)
Writing 30 1 (Open response)

 

There are 17 fully selective high schools, 26 high schools with selective classes (partially selective), four agricultural high schools two and a virtual selective class provision offering selective placement in Year 7 for entry in NSW.

 


 

OzTests Practice Test Packs

Our test packs consist of

Full-length Practice Tests

Our online practice tests are carefully designed to closely match the actual test environment though these tests do not contain real test questions. Each test has the same number of questions with the time limit as the actual test. The question distribution is close to the actual exam, based on past papers available on the DoE website.
Students can skip the questions, re-visit previously attempted questions and can change the answer in mock tests as long they still have time to complete the test.

Each of our full-length practice tests aligns with the latest test format

📘 Thinking Skills - 40 Questions in 40 Minutes

📘 English Reading - 30 Questions in 40 Minutes

📘 Mathematical Reasoning - 35 Questions in 40 Minutes

The test result displays a category-wise report along with the test score and the student's position for the test. Students also receive the summary of the test report in the registered e-mail as soon as they complete the test.

Students can instantly review all questions after completing the test. The test review provides the correct answers along with the step-by-step solution to each question.

Students can also review all previously completed tests from the student dashboard and then reattempt the test.

Simulated Practice Exam mode

Students preparing for selective high schools can take Thinking Skills, English Reading and Matheathematical Reasoning tests in one sitting with 10 min gap between tests. This is how they do in the actual test.

We strongly recommend students attempt a few exams before sitting in the actual exam. This will help them in managing time and also will develop the habit of taking back-to-back tests.

Mini Tests (Untimed)

Mini tests have topic-specific questions rather than a mixture of questions as in Practice Tests. These tests do not have a time limit which allows students to think thoroughly before answering rather than rushing due to time limit. Students get the solution to the question after submitting their responses.

RapidFire

Students are tested for their quick thinking and correctness in Opportunity Classes and Selective Entrance Tests. We created RapidFire to help students in improving time to answer the questions. In a gaming-like experience, students are challenged to answer as many questions as they can in five minutes. Questions are selected randomly from our question banks and are similar to actual tests. Students are rewarded one point for each correct answer; there is no penalty for an incorrect answer. Students can play RapidFire until they run out of time. Like any game, students get a test score and are ranked against other students.

Revision Plus

Revision Plus provides quick notes with examples on a wide range of categories of questions, e.g. Numerical Reasoning, Measurements, Verbal Reasoning etc. Each category has tips on solving problems and examples of different kinds of questions being asked usually. Step-wise solutions are explained for each example question. An alternate approach to solving the question is shown for some questions. This helps students with quick revision and also correcting common mistakes they make during practice tests.

Selective High School Entry Practice Test Packs Options


NSW Selective High Schools

All Subjects (METS) Packs

Mega Pack

From AUD 290

Pack Content

✔ Bonus 30 Extra Mini Tests (300 New Questions)

✔ 36 Mathematical Reasoning (Tests# 01-36)

✔ 36 Thinking Skills (Tests# 01-36)

✔ 36 English Reading (# 01-36)

✔ 180 Mini Tests

✔ 3 RapidFires

✔ 6000+ Questions

✔ Revision Plus

★ FREE Upgrade to New Tests and Resources

Set-1

From AUD 130.00

Pack Content

✔ 12 Mathematical Reasoning (Tests# 01-12)

✔ 12 Thinking Skills (Tests# 01-12)

✔ 12 English Reading (# 01-12)

✔ 60 Mini Tests (Set-1)

✔ 3 RapidFires

✔ 2200+ Questions

✔ Revision Plus

Set-2

From AUD 130.00

Pack Content

✔ 12 Mathematical Reasoning (Tests# 13-24)

✔ 12 Thinking Skills (Tests# 13-24)

✔ 12 English Reading (# 13-24)

✔ 60 Mini Tests (Set-2)

✔ 3 RapidFires

✔ 2200+ Questions

✔ Revision Plus

Set-3 Only

From AUD 130.00

Pack Content

✔ 12 Mathematical Reasoning (Tests# 25-36)

✔ 12 Thinking Skills (Tests# 25-36)

✔ 12 English Reading (# 25-36)

✔ 60 Mini Tests (Set-3)

✔ 3 RapidFires

✔ 2200+ Questions

✔ Revision Plus

Express Packs

Express Mega Pack

AUD 250 | Validity 3 Months

Pack Content

✔ Bonus 30 Extra Mini Tests (300 New Questions)

✔ 36 Mathematical Reasoning (Test# 01-36)

✔ 36 Thinking Skills (Test# 01-36)

✔ 36 English Reading (Test# 01-36)

✔ 3800+ Questions

Express Set-1

AUD 120 | Validity 2 Months

Pack Content

✔ 12 Mathematical Reasoning (Test# 01-12)

✔ 12 Thinking Skills (Test# 01-12)

✔ 12 English Reading (Test# 01-12)

Express Set-2

AUD 120 | Validity 2 Months

Pack Content

✔ 12 Mathematical Reasoning (Test# 13-24)

✔ 12 Thinking Skills (Test# 13-24)

✔ 12 English Reading (Test# 13-24)

Express Set-3

AUD 120 | Validity 2 Months

Pack Content

✔ 12 Mathematical Reasoning (Test# 25-36)

✔ 12 Thinking Skills (Test# 25-36)

✔ 12 English Reading (Test# 25-36)

NEW Extra Mini Tests Pack

Extra METS Mini Pack

AUD 50 | Validity 1 Month

Pack Content

* Included in Selective METS Mega and Express Mega Packs *

* Questions align with latest official tests *

 

✔ 10 Mathematical Reasoning Mini Tests (100 New Questions)

✔ 10 Thinking Skills Mini Tests (100 New Questions)

✔ 10 English Reading Mini Tests (100 New Questions)

NSW Selective High Schools

One Subject Packs

Mathematics Mega Pack

From AUD 130.00

Pack Content

✔ 36 Mathematical Reasoning (Tests# 01-36)

✔ 69 Mini Tests

✔ RapidFires

✔ 2200+ Questions

✔ Revision Plus

Thiniking Skills Mega Pack

From AUD 130.00

Pack Content

✔ 36 Thinking Skills (Tests# 01-36)

✔ 60 Mini Tests

✔ RapidFires

✔ 2200+ Questions

✔ Revision Plus

English Reading Mega Pack

From AUD 130.00

Pack Content

✔ 36 English Reading (Tests# 01-36)

✔ 69 Mini Tests

✔ RapidFires

✔ 1900+ Questions

✔ Revision Plus

NSW Selective High Schools

One Subject Mini Packs

Mathematics Set-1

AUD 60 for Two Months

Pack Content

✔ 12 Mathematical Reasoning (Tests# 01-12)

✔ 23 Mini Tests (Set-1)

✔ RapidFires

✔ Revision Plus

Thiniking Skills Set-1

AUD 60 for Two Months

Pack Content

✔ 12 Thinking Skills (Tests# 01-12)

✔ 20 Mini Tests (Set-1)

✔ RapidFires

✔ Revision Plus

English Reading Set-1

AUD 60 for Two Months

Pack Content

✔ 12 English Reading (Tests# 01-12)

✔ 17 Mini Tests (Set-1)

✔ RapidFires

✔ Revision Plus

Mathematics Set-2

AUD 60 for Two Months

Pack Content

✔ 12 Mathematical Reasoning (Tests# 13-24)

✔ 23 Mini Tests (Set-2)

✔ RapidFires

✔ Revision Plus

Thiniking Skills Set-2

AUD 60 for Two Months

Pack Content

✔ 12 Thinking Skills (Tests# 13-24)

✔ 20 Mini Tests (Set-2)

✔ RapidFires

✔ Revision Plus

English Reading Set-2

AUD 60 for Two Months

Pack Content

✔ 10 English Reading (Tests# 11-20)

✔ 17 Mini Tests (Set-1)

✔ RapidFires

✔ Revision Plus

Mathematics Set-3

AUD 60 for Two Months

Pack Content

✔ 12 Mathematical Reasoning (Tests# 25-36)

✔ 23 Mini Tests (Set-3)

✔ RapidFires

✔ Revision Plus

Thiniking Skills Set-3

AUD 60 for Two Months

Pack Content

✔ 12 Thinking Skills (Tests# 25-36)

✔ 20 Mini Tests (Set-3)

✔ RapidFires

✔ Revision Plus

English Reading Set-3

AUD 60 for Two Months

Pack Content

✔ 10 English Reading (Tests# 21-30)

✔ 17 Mini Tests (Set-3)

✔ RapidFires

✔ Revision Plus

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