HSPT Study Guide

 

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Verbal Skills

The verbal skills section of the HSPT exam has 60 questions to be answered in 16 minutes.  Questions include:

  • Verbal Analogies
  • Synonyms and antonyms
  • Sentence logic
  • Verbal Classification

How to Solve Analogies

Practice

Analogies – 6 questions
Synonyms – 15 questions
Antonyms – 19 questions
Sentence Logic – 5 questions
Verbal Classification – 10 questions

Quantitative Skills

The quantitative skills section has 50 questions to be answered in 30 minutes. Questions include:

  • Solve Number Series
  • Solve geometric comparisons
  • Solve non-geometric comparisons
  • Solve number manipulation using basic math skills

Practice

Number Series – 10 questions
Geometric Comparison – 8 questions
Non-Geometric Comparisons – 10 questions
Number Manipulation – 15 questions

Reading

The reading section has 40 reading questions which include reading comprehension and vocabulary. to be answered in 40 minutes.  Questions include:

  • Drawing logical conclusions
  • Make predictions
  • Analyze and evaluate the use of text structure to solve problems or identify sequences
  • Vocabulary – Give the definition of a word from context
  • Summarize

How to answer reading comprehension

Practice

Reading Comprehension Practice – 20 questions
Reading Comprehension Practice II – 8 questions
Vocabulary – 11 questions
Vocabulary II – 10 questions

Mathematics

The mathematics section has 60 questions, to be answered in 60 minutes.  Questions include:

  • Convert decimals, percent and fractions
  • Solve word problems
  • Calculate percent and ratio
  • Operations using fractions, percent and fractions
  • Analyze and interpret tables, graphs and charts
  • Data and Statistics
  • Geometry and measurement
  • Understand and solve simple algebra problems

How to study for a math test

Practice

For Math Practice – Math Workbook

English Language Arts

The has 60 questions, to be answered in 30 minutes.  Questions include:

  • Capitalization
  • Spelling
  • Punctuation
  • English usage
  • English grammar
  • Sentence structure

Practice

English Usage – 15 questions
English Grammar – 20 questions
Punctuation – 12 questions

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Date Published: Monday, May 12th, 2014
Date Modified: Thursday, June 25th, 2020

    4 Comments

  1. shervil patel
    January 20, 2017
    Reply

    no verbal skills

    • Brian
      January 21, 2017
      Reply

      See above – Analogies, Synonyms, Antonyms, Sentence Logic, Verbal Classification

      • noah
        January 30, 2018
        Reply

        Is the HSPT hard, have u guys taken it yet?

  2. Anonymous
    October 29, 2018
    Reply

    Very helpful thanks!

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