Lower Level Test Prep



The HSPT exam lasts approximately 2.5 hours and contains 298 multiple-choice questions divided into five sections—Verbal, Quantitative, Reading, Mathematic, and Language Skills. Here is a breakdown of the exam:


The Total Score
  • Verbal Skills
    (VB), 60 multiple-choice questions, 16 minutes
  • Quantitative
    (QT), 52 multiple-choice questions, 30 minutes
  • Reading
    (RD), 62 multiple-choice questions, 25 minutes
  • Mathematics
    (MT), 64 multiple-choice questions, 45 minutes
  • Language Skills
    (LN), 60 multiple-choice questions, 25 minutes
  • Verbal Skills
    (VB), 60 multiple-choice questions, 25 minutes
300-700, with an average score of 500

What is topics are tested on each section of HSPT?

  • Verbal: Synonyms and antonyms, analogies, logic, and verbal classifications
  • Quantitative: Series, geometric and non-geometric comparisons, and number manipulations
  • Reading: Ability to understand central meanings and details of reading passages
  • Mathematics: Mathematical concepts and problem solving, arithmetic, elementary algebra, and basic geometry
  • Language Skills: Capitalization and punctuation, spelling, usage, and composition


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HSPT Study Packages

Customized Study Plan

Scholastic Testing Service® does not provide any official HSPT materials for purchase. They believe that the best way to prepare for the HSPT is to focus in your school courses. We tend to agree.

Maybe you struggled with a type of math. Maybe you struggle with reading comprehension and writing. No matter what your needs, your HSPT tutor will create a study plan that is tailored to you.

Top Scoring HSPT Tutors

Our HSPT tutors score within the 96th percentile or above on the exam. In addition to top scores, we vet our tutors to make sure they have a digestible didactic method.

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We understand that learning is subjective. We provide a Free Introductory Hour with all of our HSPT study packages. This way, you can meet your tutor, develop a tutoring schedule, and outline a study schedule–all before beginning your paid hours.

Payment Plans

We offer multiple extended payment options. Contact us to find out which installment plan suits your budget.

Customized Scheduling

Use your study hours as best suits your needs. Some students meet with a tutor daily, while others space it out to weekly meetings.

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