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OC: New Format Tests
Last Loaded:

  • Reading: 7 July 2021
  • Math Reasoning: 7 Aug 2021
  • Thinking Skills: 26 July 2021
Currently 34 Tests in all. New loads are now on pause to help us focus on new tests for Selective exams.
Membership also includes 1,665 questions in the "old format" !
NOTE THAT THE FORMAT HAS CHANGED ONCE AGAIN TO A SINGLE, ONE-HOUR TEST (as of 18th Oct, 2021).
Unfortunately, We do not have the time to update our practice tests - so while you will get practice with the types of questions and the subjects, the actual time-management for the one-hour test will be missed.

OC Tests: New Test Format

New test loads are now on pause to help us focus on new tests for the Selective exams.

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
NOTE THAT THE FORMAT HAS CHANGED ONCE AGAIN TO A SINGLE, ONE-HOUR TEST (as of 18th Oct, 2021).

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.


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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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September's Year 5 Top Members   01/10/2021
Congratulations, once again, to September's Year 5 member, DRAGON X who stood first with a score of 314 out of 320. ADKALX5 was the runner-up with a score of 270. Well Done!


September's Year 7 Top Members   01/10/2021
Congratulations to September's Year 7 top member, STAR20 who achieved a score of 206 out of 240. DEVIL CHILD was the runner-up with a score of 195. Congratulations!


New Selective Test Format   01/09/2021
We are continuing to work on creating tests in the new format for the Selective School exam. New tests for OC are now on hold until after the Selective School Exam in 2022.


"My daughter was offered a scholarship at a top private school and a place at St George Girls High for 2015. The tests you provided in your program were invaluable in her preparation which was the only preparation she actually did besides regular school." - SA

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Selective: New Format Tests
Last Loaded:

  • Reading: 10 Oct 2021
  • Math Reasoning: 19 Oct 2021
  • Thinking Skills: 26 Sep 2021
Currently 24 tests in all.
We expect to load at least 1 and sometimes 2 new tests every week over the next few months. These will be available to new as well as existing members.

Membership also includes 3,765 questions in the "old format" !

Note that Essay competitions are on hold for this year to enable us to build our test database for the new format.

Selective Tests: New Test Format

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

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

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

Over the next few months, we will be gradually adding tests in new format for Reading, Mathematical Reasoning and Thinking Skills to our database.

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 (currently on hold).

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