Selective School Practice Tests Online

Most Australian states offer gifted and talented students select entry into exclusive public schools or educational enrichment programs. Many private schools also offer scholarships to students on the basis of academic achievement in similar tests.

At Test Champs, we provide practice test packages tailored for each individual state’s select entry exam and practice material for scholarship exams. Different states have different formats of tests. For example, the number of questions and time may differ across states. There is a General Ability test in NSW but in WA, there is only the Abstract Reasoning test in the GATE/ASET.

For this reason, all practical assessments are provided online and are purposefully designed by Test Champs to provide students with essential practice for the tests in their states.

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NSW

The New South Wales government operate 22 fully selective public schools and placement into these schools is determined through the taking of a Selective High School Placement test (SHSP). The SHSP is sat in year 6. Some of the schools that accept students on the basis of the SHSP include: James Ruse Agricultural School, Fort Street High School, Saint George Girls High School, Sydney Boys High School among others.

We offer a number of practice tests that provide real life, competitive practical experience in the taking of SHSP.

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The practice tests consist of the following:
  • Writing: Any genre (20 min)
  • Reading: multiple-choice test (40 min)
  • Quantitative Reasoning: multiple-choice test (40 min)
  • General Ability: multiple-choice test (40 min)
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VIC

The Victorian government offers the Select Entry Accelerated Learning Programs (SEAL) for advanced students about to enter high school. SEAL programs are offered in a number of different state schools and placements are granted on the basis of results taken in specially designed tests. The SEAL tests are of a similar level to the select entry exams found in other states. Some Victorian schools that offer SEAL placements include: Dandenong High, Williamstown and Doncaster East.

We offer a number of specially designed practice papers to help a student in preparing for the SEAL entrance tests.

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The practice tests consist of the following:
  • Writing: Persuasive or Narrative (30 min)
  • Reading: multiple-choice test (30 min)
  • Quantitative Reasoning: multiple-choice test (30 min)
  • Verbal Reasoning: multiple-choice test (30 min)
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QLD

The Queensland government joined three former state public schools to operate as a select entry public school called Queensland Academies. Entrance into Queensland Academies is determined through a select entry exam called the Higher Ability Selection Test (HAST).

A number of original and helpful practice tests are available here, and cover all the essential parts of the HAST.

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The practice tests consist of the following:
  • Written expression: Any genre (25 min)
  • Reading: multiple-choice test (45 min)
  • Quantitative Reasoning: multiple-choice test (30 min)
  • Verbal Reasoning: multiple-choice test (30 min)
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WA

Western Australia has one fully selective high school – Perth Modern. A number of other schools, such as Willetton Senior High School, Shenton College and Rossmoyne Senior High School, also admit students into their gifted programs. Admission into Perth Modern or any of the other programs is granted based on the results of the Academic Selective Entrance Test (ASET) for the GATE program.

We offer practice tests that will help students to prepare for GATE and to improve their chances of attaining admission into one of the GATE schools.

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The practice tests consist of the following:

  • Written expression: Any genre (25 min)
  • Reading Comprehension: multiple-choice test (30 min)
  • Quantitative Reasoning: multiple-choice test (30 min)
  • Abstract Reasoning: multiple-choice test (20 min)
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SA

The South Australian government offers a selective intake for the Ignite program in three public schools. Entrance into this program is achieved based on the results of an entry exam. The three schools offering the Ignite program include: The Heights School, Glenunga International High School and Aberfoyle Park School.

Specialised practice tests that cover the core learning areas of the Ignite entrance test are available for purchase.

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The practice tests consist of the following:
  • Writing: Persuasive or Narrative (30 min)
  • Reading Comprehension: multiple-choice test (45 min)
  • Quantitative Reasoning: multiple-choice test (40 min)
  • Abstract Reasoning: multiple-choice test (40 min)
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Frequently Asked Questions

The selective school test is essentially a test by the Education Department of each state to identify students with high potential and to offer them a special program in a government high school that caters to hone the gifts or talents of these students.

The selective school test in each state is slightly different. Generally, these tests identify students with exceptional academic ability evident by good written communication skills and strong logical thinking skills. As these tests are used to identify exceptional students, they are different to the conventional school tests or NAPLAN tests. Students who are successful in getting an offer need to do much better than other students taking the test. For example, more than 15000 students in NSW sit for the selective test each year, with only 3600 getting an offer in a selective school.

The number of questions in a selective school test depends on the state and the particular test itself. For example, there is only one question for the Writing Test. There can be a minimum of 30 over questions for other tests, such as the Reading, Verbal Reasoning, Non-Verbal Reasoning and Quantitative Reasoning Tests.