Selective School Test Papers

[NSW] Format for 2021 Year 6 Selective Test

The NSW Department of Education has announced a new format for the 2021 Year 6 Selective High School Placement Test

Sample tests

The sample test papers indicate what types of questions to expect from the selective high school placement test but are not the questions that will be asked on test day. You can view the questions, the answer sheets, the answers and an explanation of the answers for the three multiple choice tests.

Section Links to samples
Reading Reading sample questions (PDF 476KB)

Reading sample answer sheet (PDF 663.5KB)

Reading sample answers (PDF 52KB)

Explanation of answers – Reading (PDF 521KB)

Mathematical reasoning Mathematical reasoning sample questions (PDF 1.15MB)

Mathematical reasoning sample answer sheet (PDF 651KB)

Mathematical reasoning sample answers (PDF 85KB)

Explanation of answers – Mathematical reasoning (PDF 997KB)

Thinking skills Thinking skills sample questions (PDF 3.54MB)

Thinking skills sample answer sheet (PDF 641KB)

Thinking skills sample answers (PDF 83KB)

Explanation of answers – Thinking skills (PDF 641KB)

Writing Writing sample question (PDF 239.5KB)

Writing sample answer sheet (627.6KB)

Past Selective Exam Test Papers

Selective Exam Test Sample Papers

Reading  test 1         Maths test 1            General Ability  test  1

Reading test 2         Maths test 2            General Ability  test  2

Reading test 3         Maths test 3            General Ability test 3

                                   Maths  test 4             General Ability  test 4

Writing test 1

Writing test  2

Writing test  3