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SSAT Prep with ExamTime

The next instalment of the SSAT (Secondary School Assessment Test) for entry into private middle and high schools is just around the corner. By now you will have done most of your preparation. SSAT Prep is an important part of doing well in the exam so with that in mind we have a few resources below to get you started. These resources will make you more familiar with the SSAT process. When you have gone through them why not create some of your own?

Similarly to the SAT test, the SSAT test gives examiners an idea of what level a student is operating at before attending middle school. The test itself is conducted through multiple-choice questions broken up into quantitative, reading, verbal and essay format.

Verbal Section:

Duration: 30 Minutes

Questions: 60 – 30 synonym and 30 analogy questions

With ExamTime you can create easy to use sample questions for your SSAT Prep. Below is just one example of how we created sample questions for the verbal synonym section of the SSAT test:

Quantitative Section:

Duration: 60 Minutes, broken up into two sections, (30 minutes each)

Questions: 25 per section, (50 total)

The quantitative section of your SSAT exam will measure your knowledge of basic algebra and geometry. Below we have four quick questions that will help you familiarize yourself with the format of the quantitative section. Don’t forget to create some of your own later on.


Duration: 40 Minutes

Questions: 40

The reading comprehension section of the SSAT Exam has 40 questions based on various reading passages and has to be completed within 40 minutes. Like many comprehension tests, this section assesses the student’s ability to understand what he/she has read. The reading section of the SSAT is broken into two sections: the narrative and the argument. The narrative includes extracts from novels, poems, short stories and essays while the argument, presents students with a definite point of view about a given subject.


Duration: 25 Minutes

Essay prompts form the writing section of the SSAT exam and are not scored however they are forwarded on the prospective student’s school. A good example of such prompts came to us from the CollegeBoard and read as follows:

Sample Prompt: Think carefully about the issue presented in the following excerpt and the assignment below.

Frederick Douglass once said, “If there is no struggle, there is no progress. This struggle may be a moral one, or it may be a physical one, and it may be both moral and physical, but it must be a struggle.” He was right. Progress is something that must be fought for; without conflict, progress simply does not occur.

Assignment: Does progress result only from struggle and conflict? Plan and write an essay in which you develop your point of view on this issue. Support your position with reasoning and examples taken from your reading, studies, experience, or observations.

From some of the examples above, you can see how ExamTime can be used to help you with your SSAT Prep. If you have any other suggestions or ideas using our resources please have a go at creating your own or contact us.

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