The Secondary School Admissions Test (SSAT), and it’s used for admission to private middle schools and high schools. The purpose of the SSAT is to attend an elite private middle or high school, this is a test you’ll need to do well on. The upcoming SSAT is held on January 8th, 2022.

How to fill the Bubble sheet

  1. Mark the circles in ID section. One circle per row.
  2. Mark the circles in the Name section (First, Middle and last name)
  3. No points will be earned if circle is marked half or some line.
  4. No point will be earned if multiple circles are marked in a row.
  5. Mark the circles with #2HB pencil.

Strategy to answer the questions – 

  • Review all the questions first in each section. 
  • Mark the easy, difficult and unknown questions. 
  • In SSAT test usually, easy questions are preceded by hard questions, answer all the easy questions first. 
  • Read the hard questions at least a couple of times to make sure you understand the question correctly.        
  • Manage your time while test-taking, spend few moments on easy questions, spend the rest time on hard questions.        
  • Eliminate the incorrect answers so you can narrow down the correct answer selection. 
  • All the questions will have only one correct answer.     
  • There is no penalty for incorrect answers, so Do NOT SKIP the questions guess the correct answers.

  Grid-in Section

  1. Mark no more than one circle per column.
  2. There are no negative answers (since there is no way to bubble in a negative sign).
  3. You’ll never include pi in your answer; you’ll use a decimal. For example, 3? would be written as 9.425.
  4. You can write answers as fractions or decimals, but you cannot use mixed numbers. For example, 3 ½ would need to grid in as either 3.5 or 7/2, since the grading machine will read 31/2.
  5. Write your answers in the boxes above the grid to avoid errors in the gridding.
  6. Some questions may have more than one right answer. Grid only one answer.
  7. Know the gridding rules before taking the test.

The SSAT is a standardized test that assesses a student’s skills in three core areas: Quantitative, Reading Comprehension, Verbal Reasoning, and Essay (optional). There is a wrong answer penalty on the SSAT.

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