High School Placement Test (HSPT) FAQ



  • 1.HSPT
    High School Proficiency Test Frequently Asked Questions
  • Can I use a study guide from another Catholic School Entrance Exam ?
    14-06-2011

    NO - if you are taking the HSPT, get the HSPT one.  Many of the questions are unique to this exam.

  • Who administers the HSPT?
    19-08-2011

    The HSPT is administered by the Scholastic Testing Service or STS in Bensenville, Illinois.

  • Where do I register for the HSPT?
    19-06-2011

    All registration is through your school.  There is no central or national registration.

  • Can I re-take the HSPT?
    02-09-2011

    Yes you can re-take the HSPT but your LOWEST score will be used.

  • What are the Math components on the HSPT?
    19-08-2011

    The Math section covers arithmetic, basic algebra, word problems, math concepts (greater than, less than etc.)  and basic geometry.  See our Math Workbook

  • When should I take the SSAT, ISEE or HSPT?
    21-06-2016

    Generally you should look at what schools you want to attend a least a year in advance and contact their admissions policies.

  • How many questions in all are on the HSPT?
    18-01-2012

    There are 280 questions total that must be answered in 2 1/2 hours  - Here is the breakdown:

    Reading - 62 questions - 25 minutes
    Includes: Vocabulary and Reading Comprehension

    Mathematics - 64 questions - 45 minutes
    Includes: Word Problems, math concepts and geometry problems

    Language - 60 questions - 25 minutes.
    Includes: Capitalization, grammar, usage, punctuation, spelling and sentence structure.

    Verbal Skills - 60 questions - 16 minutes
    Includes: Analogies, logic, antonyms,synonyms, and verbal classification.

    Quantitative Skills - 52 questions - 30 minutes
    Includes: geometric and non-geometric comparison, Number Manipulation and Number Series.

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