How is the ISEE test structured?
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How is the ISEE structured?
The ISEE is administered in five separately timed sections. The first four sections of the test are multiple-choice and contain some scored and some unscored questions. A total of 21 multiple-choice questions on the test are not scored. The essay, which is the final section of the ISEE, is also not scored. A photocopy of your essay is provided to each school as a writing sample.
Each multiple-choice question on the ISEE offers four answer choices. These are lettered (A), (B), (C), and (D).
Here is the ISEE format and timetable:
Format of a Typical ISEE
Section | Number of Questions |
Time Allowed | |
Section 1: | Verbal Reasoning | 40 questions | 20 minutes |
Synonyms | |||
Sentence Completions | |||
Section 2: | Quantitative Reasoning | 37 questions | 35 minutes |
Numbers and Operations | |||
Algebraic Concepts | |||
Geometry | |||
Measurement | |||
Data Analysis and Probability | |||
Concepts/Understanding | |||
Applications/Higher Order Thinking | |||
Quantitative Comparisons | |||
Section 3: | Reading Comprehension | 36 questions based on 6 reading passages |
40 minutes |
Humanities Passages | |||
Science Passages | |||
Social Studies Passages | |||
Section 4: | Mathematics Achievement | 47 questions | 40 minutes |
Numbers and Operations | |||
Algebraic Concepts | |||
Geometric Concepts | |||
Measurement | |||
Data Analysis and Probability | |||
Section 5: | Essay | 30 minutes |