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OC: New Format Tests
Last Loaded:

  • Reading: 8 June 2021
  • Math Reasoning: 31 May 2021
  • Thinking Skills: 9 June 2021
Currently 21 Tests in all.
Membership also includes 1,665 questions in the "old format" !

OC Tests: New Test Format

Over the next few months, we will be gradually adding tests in new format for Reading, Mathematical Reasoning and Thinking Skills to our database. We expect to load about 2 new tests every week until July 2021. These will be available to new as well as existing members.

We encourage you to continue practising with the "old format" as well - there are many similarities.

The new tests and their formats are as follows:

  • Reading: 30 minutes: 25 Questions
  • Math Reasoning: 40 minutes: 35 Questions
  • Thinking Skills: 30 minutes: 30 Questions

Opportunity Class Practice Tests
("Old" format)

The test format was modelled after the NSW Opportunity Class (OC) Test to help prepare for entry into year 5 and 6 in Opportunity Class (OC) schools

Our tests contain 35 questions that are to be completed within 30 minutes. All tests contain a mixture of questions in Mathematics, General Ability and Reading Comprehension.

OC schools cater to students that typically demonstrate skill levels above average of the class they intend to enter. OC schools also form the natural progression path for students to later enter into year 7 Selective Schools because the advanced learning pace in OC schools give students somewhat of an advantage over others preparing for NSW Selective Schools.

Number of questions

For the Opportunity Class (OC) practice tests, there are currently approximately 1665 questions in this database.

We are also currently loading tests in the new OC format for English (Reading), Maths Reasoning and Thinking Skills. We expect to load at least two new tests every week until July 2021. These will automatically be available, when loaded, for existing as well as new members.


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These online practice tests can be used, not only by NSW school students, but by students in all Australian states that are preparing their children for curriculum at this level.

Test Practice Modes

"PRACTICE" Mode:
These are non-Timed tests. Questions are served randomly from the entire question database. It is possible to get the same question across different tests, since the number of questions is limited in the database. No history of your performance on these tests is saved (except the last test taken for each subject).

"TimedScore" Mode:
The questions contained in each TimedScore test are pre-defined, and you have a limited amount of time within which to complete a test. They simulate the real-world exams. Questions come from the same database as the Practice Mode tests. History of your tests is stored for the entire duration of your membership. You can review every question from the tests you took in the past at any time.
You can take the same TimedScore test as many times as you like, until you perfect it!

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May's Year 5 Top Members   01/06/2021
Congratulations to May's Year 5 member, L2000 who stood first with a score of 271 out of 320. GUN was the runner-up with a score of 217. Well Done!


May's Year 7 Top Members   01/06/2021
Congratulations, once again, to May's Year 7 top member, SPEED who achieved a score of 171 out of 240. DO WELL CATS was the runner-up with a score of 151. Congratulations!


New Selective Test Format   01/04/2021
We are continuing to work on creating tests in the new format. After the OC test in July 2021, we will start adding these tests to the database.


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Selective: New Format Tests
Last Loaded:

  • Reading: 16 Feb 2021
  • Math Reasoning: 2 Mar 2021
  • Thinking Skills: 22 Feb 2021
Currently 14 tests in all. New loads will resume after July 2021.
Membership also includes 3,765 questions in the "old format" !

Selective Tests: New Test Format

We have currently loaded about 15 tests and will resume loading new tests from August 2021, after the OC exam in July - so that we can focus on our OC members until then. Any new tests will be immediately available to new as well as existing members.

In my opinion, our existing tests are already great practice for the new English, Maths and Thinking Skills tests. I do, however, understand the need to practice with the new format, especially where it concerns time management, and the "style" of questions.

- Tarun

The new tests and their formats are as follows:

  • Reading: 40 minutes: 30 Questions
  • Math Reasoning: 40 minutes: 35 Questions
  • Thinking Skills: 40 minutes: 40 Questions
  • Writing: 30 minutes

Selective School Practice Tests
("old" format)

There are numerous practice tests in English, Mathematics and General Ability. Essay competitions are held multiple times every year. These practice tests are modelled after the NSW Selective High School Test.

The four subjects that we cover are:

  • English
  • Maths
  • General Ability (GA)
  • Written Expression

Number of questions

For the Selective School practice tests, there are currently approximately 3765 questions in this database, with approximately 1125 English, 1200 Mathematics and 1440 General Ability questions. Additionally, we are gradually adding tests in the new NSW format.

Also, an Essay Competition is held every few months. Entry is free for all Selective Package members and feedback is provided to all participants

Additionally, we are loading tests in the new Selective format for English (Reading), Maths Reasoning and Thinking Skills. We have already loaded approx 15 tests in the new format, and will continue loading more after July 2021 (after the OC test). These will automatically be available, when loaded, for existing as well as new members.

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