High School Placement Test
The Diocese of Trenton uses the High School Placement Exam (HSPT) as its Scholarship Exam. It will be offered at St. Rose High School on Saturday, November 4, 2023. Students must arrive by 7:45am. The cost of the test is $50 per student. The exam lasts about three hours. To learn more about the test and to register, please review the information on this page.
The exam tests cognitive and basic skills. It is divided into five sections:
Verbal Skills consists of 60 questions, covering synonyms, antonyms, verbal analogies, verbal classifications and logical reasoning. (18 minutes).
Quantitative Skills consists of 52 questions, covering number series, number manipulations, and both geometric and non-geometric quantitative comparisons. (30 minutes)
Reading consists of 62 questions, covering the ability to remember important ideas and significant details, recognizing central thought or purpose, making logical inferences and understanding vocabulary in context. (25 minutes).
Mathematics consists of 64 questions, covering computation, problem solving, important math concepts and reasoning. (45 minutes).
Language consists of 60 questions, covering punctuation, capitalization, spelling, grammar, usage and composition. (25 minutes).
Students should familiarize themselves with the HSPT – there are prep books available with sample exams.
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