What's on the SSAT?

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The Verbal section of the SSAT tests your knowledge of vocabulary using two different question types: synonyms and analogies. There are no sentence completions on the SSAT. The Reading section tests your ability to read and understand short passages. These reading passages include both fiction (including poetry and folklore) and nonfiction. The Math sections test your knowledge of general mathematical concepts, including arithmetic, algebra, and geometry. There are no quantitative comparison questions on the Math sections of the SSAT. Remember, there is a guessing penalty on both the Middle and Upper Level SSAT. Each incorrect answer reduces your raw score by a quarter point. However, points are not deducted for wrong answers on the Elementary Level SSAT. Students taking this test should not leave any answers blank.

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