The SSAT questions are divided into four scored sections and one (unscored) Essay prompt located in the Writing Sample section.
|Writing Sample||1 (unscored) prompt||25 minutes||Topic statement which you will be asked to respond to (support or argue), using specific examples from personal experience, current events, history or literature|
|Quantitative (Math)||25 multiple choice||30 minutes||Number Concepts and Operations, Algebra, Geometry, Measurement, Data Analysis, Probability|
|Reading||40 multiple choice (7 passages)||40 minutes||Main Ideas, Details, Inferences, Word Meanings, Author’s Purpose and Tone, Opinions and Arguments, Predictions|
|Verbal||60 multiple choice (30 synonyms and 30 analogies)||30 minutes||Vocabulary, Verbal Reasoning, Ability to Relate Ideas Logically|
|Quantitative (Math)||25 multiple-choice||30 minutes||Number Concepts and Operations, Algebra, Geometry, Measurement, Data Analysis, Probability|
|Experimental||16–20 multiple choice||30 minutes||Verbal, Reading, and Quantitative-style questions|