What are the sections in the SSAT test prep

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SSAT is the standardized entrance exam for international students from grades 3 to 11 who wish to study in the US. SSAT is designed and managed by the Secondary School Admission Test Board (SSATB) to assess students’ ability to infer quantitative and English proficiency.

The SSAT test is divided into 3 levels:

  • Elementary: For students in grades 3-4.
  • Middle: For students in grades 5-7.
  • Upper: For students in grades 8-11.

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What are the sections in the SSAT test prep?

  • SSAT Elementary Level (grade 3 – 4)
Section Number of questions Type of questions Time

1 hour 35 minutes

1 hour 50 minutes (including Break)

Math 30 sentences Arithmetic, geometry, and concepts 30 minutes
Verbal 30 sentences 15 sentences about synonyms

15 sentences about the correlation between words

20 minutes
Break-time 15 minutes
Reading 28 sentences 4 texts for reading comprehension 30 minutes
Writing 1 essay

(not scored)*

An essay based on the candidate’s creative ability or using examples from personal experience, history, literature or a contemporary event 15 minutes

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  • SSAT Middle Level (grade 5 – 7) & SSAT Upper Level (grade 8 – 11)

The structure of the two Middle Level and Upper Level is the same but the difficulty of the test will increase up to the level.

Section Number of questions Type of questions Time

2 hour 50 minutes

3 hour 5 minutes (including Break)

Writing 1 essay

(not scored)*

An essay based on the candidate’s creative ability or using examples from personal experience, history, literature or a contemporary event 25 minutes
Break-time 5 minutes
Math 25 sentences (not using calculator) Algebra, geometry, and concepts 30 minutes
Reading 40 sentences 7 texts for reading comprehension 40 minutes
Break-time 10 minutes
Verbal 60 sentences 30 sentences about synonyms

30 sentences about the correlation between words

30 minutes
Math 25 sentences (not using calculator) Algebra, geometry, and concepts 30 minutes
Experimental  16 sentences (not scored)* 6 sentences about vocabulary

5 sentences about reading comprehension

5 sentences about Math

15 minutes

Now you know what are the sections in the SSAT test prep.

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