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Title: Post Selective School Exam Discussion
Post by: The Progenitor on June 15, 2019, 05:59:06 pm
Now that the exams are finally over, how did everyone go?

Definitely harder than I thought, personally felt like I did pretty good in writing and reading comprehension, but needed to guess like 10-15 questions in the other modules. Overall, pretty trash tho lol
Title: Re: Post Selective School Exam Discussion
Post by: ProbotMelbourne on June 15, 2019, 06:02:11 pm
Now that the exams are finally over, how did everyone go?

Definitely harder than I thought, personally felt like I did pretty good in writing and reading comprehension, but needed to guess like 10-15 questions in the other modules. Overall, pretty trash tho lol
Essay:I did trash as I prayed for persuasive lol
Numerical:decent
Verbal:ok
Maths:good
Reading comp:horrible
Title: Re: Post Selective School Exam Discussion
Post by: MemeMaster on June 15, 2019, 06:42:06 pm
I died when I saw it was narrative
Verbal - Decent
Reading - Decent
Numerical - Good
Writing - Decent
Maths - died
 :)
Title: Re: Post Selective School Exam Discussion
Post by: ProbotMelbourne on June 15, 2019, 06:47:57 pm
I died when I saw it was narrative
Verbal - Decent
Reading - Decent
Numerical - Good
Writing - Decent
Maths - died
 :)
Noice
Title: Re: Post Selective School Exam Discussion
Post by: arshia01 on June 15, 2019, 07:12:47 pm
VR - good
NR - not so good
WRITING - good
READING - good
MATHS - definitely not good
Title: Re: Post Selective School Exam Discussion
Post by: aspiringantelope on June 15, 2019, 07:15:34 pm
Best of luck everyone! I hope you all get accepted to your desired preference of school!
Title: Re: Post Selective School Exam Discussion
Post by: arshia01 on June 15, 2019, 07:17:37 pm
Best of luck everyone! I hope you all get accepted to your desired preference of school!
Thanks! It was a bit harder than I expected but oh well...
Title: Re: Post Selective School Exam Discussion
Post by: m.yara184 on June 15, 2019, 07:19:28 pm
Damn, how did u guys do good in numerical, for me it was

MATHS: AMAZING, DID ALL QUESTIONS
READING: Very good
Writing: very good
Verbal:Decent
Numerical: stuffed up
Title: Re: Post Selective School Exam Discussion
Post by: ProbotMelbourne on June 15, 2019, 07:28:23 pm
Damn, how did u guys do good in numerical, for me it was

MATHS: AMAZING, DID ALL QUESTIONS
READING: Very good
Writing: very good
Verbal:Decent
Numerical: stuffed up
Congrats!
Title: Re: Post Selective School Exam Discussion
Post by: someone5643 on June 15, 2019, 07:35:18 pm
numerical and verbal: eh
Maths: kinda dies on the last 10 questions everything else was alright first 20 questions were easy took like 5 minutes to do them
Reading comprehension: v good it was easy
Writing: actually think I done well but I couldve added a bit more description

Some girl near me finished all the maths like 5 minutes before the time and got up to the bathroom, honestly how? Like tf?
Another person near me didnt even write in paragraphs for writing so that's kida what boosted my confidence during the exam
Also did anyone get the last question with the volume and parabolas and that stuff
Title: Re: Post Selective School Exam Discussion
Post by: academiicc on June 15, 2019, 07:42:24 pm
i did horrible, oof i knew i failed and the thing was i wasnít even stressed or anything, the time limit and the difficulty of the tests was just too much for me. it was so much harder than i expected the practice tests liED TO ME

readinf comp: good
verbal: not too good
numerical: very not good
maths: i shat myself when i saw the word Ďparabolaí
writing: the prompt wasnít nice but was probably my best after reading  :-\
Title: Re: Post Selective School Exam Discussion
Post by: m.yara184 on June 15, 2019, 07:50:36 pm
i did horrible, oof i knew i failed and the thing was i wasnít even stressed or anything, the time limit and the difficulty of the tests was just too much for me. it was so much harder than i expected the practice tests liED TO ME

readinf comp: good
verbal: not too good
numerical: very not good
maths: i shat myself when i saw the word Ďparabolaí
writing: the prompt wasnít nice but was probably my best after reading  :-\

Really? What about the rest of the maths questions. How many questions did u do when the time finished. I did 50, and did 5 educated guesses, then guessed the other 5
Title: Re: Post Selective School Exam Discussion
Post by: ProbotMelbourne on June 15, 2019, 07:56:31 pm
Really? What about the rest of the maths questions. How many questions did u do when the time finished. I did 50, and did 5 educated guesses, then guessed the other 5
Iím already calling my results
Reading comp:low average
Maths:above average
numerical:superior
Verbal:high average
Essay:high average
Title: Re: Post Selective School Exam Discussion
Post by: someone5643 on June 15, 2019, 08:00:17 pm
i did horrible, oof i knew i failed and the thing was i wasnít even stressed or anything, the time limit and the difficulty of the tests was just too much for me. it was so much harder than i expected the practice tests liED TO ME

readinf comp: good
verbal: not too good
numerical: very not good
maths: i shat myself when i saw the word Ďparabolaí
writing: the prompt wasnít nice but was probably my best after reading  :-\
Why are we basically the same lol, if I get into selective at this point it's all luck. This is literally me and everyone had atleast one area they got like 90% in or smth and then I'm just like uh I done alright at reading
Title: Re: Post Selective School Exam Discussion
Post by: m.yara184 on June 15, 2019, 08:05:01 pm
Why are we basically the same lol, if I get into selective at this point it's all luck. This is literally me and everyone had atleast one area they got like 90% in or smth and then I'm just like uh I done alright at reading

What question did u get up to in maths? Because if u could get 40 questions right, that should be a superior
Title: Re: Post Selective School Exam Discussion
Post by: ProbotMelbourne on June 15, 2019, 08:14:47 pm
What question did u get up to in maths? Because if u could get 40 questions right, that should be a superior
wtf, I was just chatting with this guy on YouTube about the test, and he said the exact same words at the same time, r u him ??? I think I got 40 right, but Iím not sure
Title: Re: Post Selective School Exam Discussion
Post by: someone5643 on June 15, 2019, 08:21:37 pm
What question did u get up to in maths? Because if u could get 40 questions right, that should be a superior
Nah I dont thjnk I done too bad in math I finished almost 50 questions and guessed the rest while skipping ones in between that seemed like they'd take too long, overall I just dont think I dont the best in verbal and numerical but reading, math and writing should be alright
Title: Re: Post Selective School Exam Discussion
Post by: someone5643 on June 15, 2019, 08:25:06 pm
Damn, how did u guys do good in numerical, for me it was

MATHS: AMAZING, DID ALL QUESTIONS
READING: Very good
Writing: very good
Verbal:Decent
Numerical: stuffed up
Yo I think I know who u are what's ur seat number
Title: Re: Post Selective School Exam Discussion
Post by: academiicc on June 15, 2019, 08:28:44 pm
iím just praying a miracle happens honestly bc ik i failed
also the instructor lady sounded so dead inside, lmao
Title: Re: Post Selective School Exam Discussion
Post by: arshia01 on June 15, 2019, 08:34:24 pm
Was anyone seated around 550?
Title: Re: Post Selective School Exam Discussion
Post by: arshia01 on June 15, 2019, 08:36:38 pm
iím just praying a miracle happens honestly bc ik i failed
also the instructor lady sounded so dead inside, lmao
Yeah same? Also the lady was always like : ďdONít TOucH THe paPEr ! Ē
Title: Re: Post Selective School Exam Discussion
Post by: someone5643 on June 15, 2019, 08:42:29 pm
Yeah same? Also the lady was always like : ďdONít TOucH THe paPEr ! Ē
it was so trash they didnt even put up a timer like they usually do every year. They just done a 15 minute warning
Title: Re: Post Selective School Exam Discussion
Post by: 830cracker on June 15, 2019, 08:50:02 pm
Me in the test:

Verbal:dizzy (average or high average) - guessed a lot
Numerical:good (above average or superior) - guessed the 10 hard ones and the rest was alright
Writing: Crap itís creative (Low average or average) - just did crap
Reading: Not that bad but everyone talk about how easy it is (high average or above average?) - guessed like 10 but unsure if I got other ones right
Math: screwed that one. I died along the way(probably an average??? Not that possible for a high average) - definitely failed this one since I guessed like 30 questions ďcĒ

Lol I knew Iím too dumb for this even though I studied like really hard for the last 3 month; I was remembering like 60 words a day and worked on this exam for 6 hours a day(for the last month); but there were still tones of words I havenít seen before in verbal...

And for math, I did like the whole book of year nine and ten questions but all the questions on the test was harder so I just screwed

Lol I felt dumb after todayís test and I shouldnít put that much effort in tho

Do I still have a chance for getting into nossal with these scores? Be honest please it wouldnít offend me
Title: Re: Post Selective School Exam Discussion
Post by: arshia01 on June 15, 2019, 08:56:27 pm
Me in the test:

Verbal:dizzy (average or high average) - guessed a lot
Numerical:good (above average or superior) - guessed the 10 hard ones and the rest was alright
Writing: Crap itís creative (Low average or average) - just did crap
Reading: Not that bad but everyone talk about how easy it is (high average or above average?) - guessed like 10 but unsure if I got other ones right
Math: screwed that one. I died along the way(probably an average??? Not that possible for a high average) - definitely failed this one since I guessed like 30 questions ďcĒ

Lol I knew Iím too dumb for this even though I studied like really hard for the last 3 month; I was remembering like 60 words a day and worked on this exam for 6 hours a day(for the last month); but there were still tones of words I havenít seen before in verbal...

And for math, I did like the whole book of year nine and ten questions but all the questions on the test was harder so I just screwed

Lol I felt dumb after todayís test and I shouldnít put that much effort in tho

Do I still have a chance for getting into nossal with these scores? Be honest please it wouldnít offend me

You definitely have a chance, I studied really hard and I think I blew it. I know how you feel. But stay positive for now, Iím sure youíll do well.
Title: Re: Post Selective School Exam Discussion
Post by: The Progenitor on June 15, 2019, 08:57:52 pm
The maths was insanely hard, I thought maths was my strongest subject, having worked on it alot more than english but I still had to guess many questions. Honestly I think its stupid that they had cubic questions on the maths, that stuff is year 10-11.
Title: Re: Post Selective School Exam Discussion
Post by: GodNifty on June 15, 2019, 08:59:42 pm
Me in the test:

Verbal:dizzy (average or high average) - guessed a lot
Numerical:good (above average or superior) - guessed the 10 hard ones and the rest was alright
Writing: Crap itís creative (Low average or average) - just did crap
Reading: Not that bad but everyone talk about how easy it is (high average or above average?) - guessed like 10 but unsure if I got other ones right
Math: screwed that one. I died along the way(probably an average??? Not that possible for a high average) - definitely failed this one since I guessed like 30 questions ďcĒ

Lol I knew Iím too dumb for this even though I studied like really hard for the last 3 month; I was remembering like 60 words a day and worked on this exam for 6 hours a day(for the last month); but there were still tones of words I havenít seen before in verbal...

And for math, I did like the whole book of year nine and ten questions but all the questions on the test was harder so I just screwed

Lol I felt dumb after todayís test and I shouldnít put that much effort in tho

Do I still have a chance for getting into nossal with these scores? Be honest please it wouldnít offend me
Yes, it's possible. I know a few people who got in with averages.
If your school cohort is not competitive (like at all), I'd say a superior would pretty much get you in regardless of your other scores. Just don't stress from now lol the test is over. Take a breather
Title: Re: Post Selective School Exam Discussion
Post by: somebody0410 on June 15, 2019, 09:02:03 pm
The maths was insanely hard, I thought maths was my strongest subject, having worked on it alot more than english but I still had to guess many questions. Honestly I think its stupid that they had cubic questions on the maths, that stuff is year 10-11.
i found the maths soo hard and i did so much preparation. probably gonna get a low average for math : /
Title: Re: Post Selective School Exam Discussion
Post by: someone5643 on June 15, 2019, 09:02:19 pm
The maths was insanely hard, I thought maths was my strongest subject, having worked on it alot more than english but I still had to guess many questions. Honestly I think its stupid that they had cubic questions on the maths, that stuff is year 10-11.
Honestly same kinda like the last 10 questions?? It was like what the hell am I meant to know this
Title: Re: Post Selective School Exam Discussion
Post by: ProbotMelbourne on June 15, 2019, 09:05:48 pm
Was anyone seated around 550?
Does 209 count? Lol, I was wearing a long sleeve whitish t-shirt but at break i put my jacket on.
Title: Re: Post Selective School Exam Discussion
Post by: ProbotMelbourne on June 15, 2019, 09:08:35 pm
The maths was insanely hard, I thought maths was my strongest subject, having worked on it alot more than english but I still had to guess many questions. Honestly I think its stupid that they had cubic questions on the maths, that stuff is year 10-11.
I punched the table and the girl next to me just looked at me cause I saw the cubic equation and I had learned it but it was stuck at the back of my head, I got it wrong. Oh well
Title: Re: Post Selective School Exam Discussion
Post by: ProbotMelbourne on June 15, 2019, 09:09:40 pm
Honestly same kinda like the last 10 questions?? It was like what the hell am I meant to know this
Especially last question, the one that took like half a page lol
Title: Re: Post Selective School Exam Discussion
Post by: Louis23 on June 15, 2019, 09:15:30 pm
 :)Hey guys,
i also did the test today my desk number was 2295 for those wondering.
I think i did well in Math (think got 40). I think i did well in comp.
Okay in writing.
Verbal pretty good.
And numerical was the only one i was kind of scared about, as i guessed many
Do i have a chance of getting into Nossal, like others have said please be honest. :)
Title: Re: Post Selective School Exam Discussion
Post by: somebody0410 on June 15, 2019, 09:16:43 pm
  :)Hey guys,
i also did the test today my desk number was 2295 for those wondering.
I think i did well in Math (think got 40). I think i did well in comp.
Okay in writing.
Verbal pretty good.
And numerical was the only one i was kind of scared about, as i guessed many
Do i have a chance of getting into Nossal, like others have said please be honest. :)
in the end, it depends on how everyone else did. i reckon with what you're saying about how you did for the exams, you could probably get into Nossal. i wish you luck >_<
Title: Re: Post Selective School Exam Discussion
Post by: kevmei on June 15, 2019, 09:20:16 pm
I personally felt like I didn't go too well. Here were my results:
Verbal and reading:great
Numerical:I did bad but I finished so Į\_(ツ)_/Į
Writing:I think my only superior
Maths:absolute trash
Title: Re: Post Selective School Exam Discussion
Post by: someone5643 on June 15, 2019, 09:24:02 pm
Especially last question, the one that took like half a page lol
YES I was like what are we actually meant to know this and I'm not kidding I stared at it for like a whole minute
Title: Re: Post Selective School Exam Discussion
Post by: sippingtea on June 15, 2019, 09:28:47 pm
Now that the exams are finally over, how did everyone go?

Definitely harder than I thought, personally felt like I did pretty good in writing and reading comprehension, but needed to guess like 10-15 questions in the other modules. Overall, pretty trash tho lol
okok i stuffed up literally everything
verbal- did like the first 20 then went to guessing
numerical- same with verbal
writing- finished this one in 10 mins ( i prayed for creative)
reading- finished exactly in time, surprisingly pretty easy
math- no joke did 10 questions and then went to guessing (i had given up at this point)
so i think i got 3 low averages and 2 highs or aboves
not jinxing anything but probably flunked it
Title: Re: Post Selective School Exam Discussion
Post by: ProbotMelbourne on June 15, 2019, 09:33:09 pm
okok i stuffed up literally everything
verbal- did like the first 20 then went to guessing
numerical- same with verbal
writing- finished this one in 10 mins ( i prayed for creative)
reading- finished exactly in time, surprisingly pretty easy
math- no joke did 10 questions and then went to guessing (i had given up at this point)
so i think i got 3 low averages and 2 highs or aboves
not jinxing anything but probably flunked it
meh i prayed it to be persuasive lol, donít worry, let bygones be bygones(does dat make sense?)
Title: Re: Post Selective School Exam Discussion
Post by: someone5643 on June 15, 2019, 09:35:25 pm
okok i stuffed up literally everything
verbal- did like the first 20 then went to guessing
numerical- same with verbal
writing- finished this one in 10 mins ( i prayed for creative)
reading- finished exactly in time, surprisingly pretty easy
math- no joke did 10 questions and then went to guessing (i had given up at this point)
so i think i got 3 low averages and 2 highs or aboves
not jinxing anything but probably flunked it
Honestly the exam went the same for me except for maths I probably done alright at that.
Title: Re: Post Selective School Exam Discussion
Post by: CosTheta on June 15, 2019, 10:03:00 pm
Oh My Gosh,

So relieved to read that Maths was hard for everyone, I thought I stuffed it up, having prepared so hard for Maths, had to guess like 20 questions, what are we meant to know at this level, I mean we are grade 8 students for God Sake !!

Fingers crossed !!

Title: Re: Post Selective School Exam Discussion
Post by: AR1472 on June 15, 2019, 10:04:01 pm
hey guys congrats on completing the test and I hope you all make it into the schools you're aiming for! just saying, even if you don't think you did well, you might be pleasantly surprised  :D When I did the test I guessed 40+ questions in maths (all c) and managed to get superior, so don't stress yourselves out too much.  :)
Title: Re: Post Selective School Exam Discussion
Post by: someone5643 on June 15, 2019, 10:06:20 pm
hey guys congrats on completing the test and I hope you all make it into the schools you're aiming for! just saying, even if you don't think you did well, you might be pleasantly surprised  :D When I did the test I guessed 40+ questions in maths (all c) and managed to get superior, so don't stress yourselves out too much.  :)
Uh do you think it's bad if you guessed be instead of c
Title: Re: Post Selective School Exam Discussion
Post by: AR1472 on June 15, 2019, 10:08:07 pm
Uh do you think it's bad if you guessed be instead of c

The answers for the tests will change every year of course, so if you're lucky most of the answers will be B. There's no way of knowing whether guessing B or C is better, but B and C are normally the 2 best options to go for so don't stress  :)
Title: Re: Post Selective School Exam Discussion
Post by: arshia01 on June 15, 2019, 10:13:15 pm
Oh thank god, I guessed like 20 all B
Title: Re: Post Selective School Exam Discussion
Post by: arshia01 on June 15, 2019, 10:18:22 pm
Do yíall remember that last question on maths with the 3D parabola thing? Did anyone actually know how to do that?
I just guessed (obviously)
Title: Re: Post Selective School Exam Discussion
Post by: Hi im jeff on June 15, 2019, 10:22:08 pm
hahahaha mhs yr 10 exam was sooooooo easyyyyy. we had creative as well which was a big Rip i was hoping for analytical. i remember doing the exam last year was so fkin hard the math was like kms the last 20 questions had functions and relations which i only learnt for this test and u do that stuff in VCE :/

Hope you guys do well and if you donít make it in thereís always year 10 exam
Title: Re: Post Selective School Exam Discussion
Post by: Hi im jeff on June 15, 2019, 10:26:31 pm
one more thing. if you arenít feeling confident that youíll make it in be sure to start preparing for next year if you really want to make it in. I suggest participating in A LOT of co curricular stuff so it looks good on your application. and also try really hard in one particular thing and try making state because then youíll make it in ez
Title: Re: Post Selective School Exam Discussion
Post by: someone5643 on June 15, 2019, 10:46:06 pm
Do yíall remember that last question on maths with the 3D parabola thing? Did anyone actually know how to do that?
I just guessed (obviously)
I didnt do it but a girl near me did and she seemed pretty confident abt the maths, she probably got like 50/60
Title: Re: Post Selective School Exam Discussion
Post by: pangushi on June 16, 2019, 12:13:34 am
woah i can't believe the exam is over already !! tbh i was not nervous for some weird reason like i was literally prepared to fail lol

verbal: i think i did alright but i got pissed because there was no live timer so whenever the lady (she seemed done especially during break lmao) called out 5 minutes i would rush and guess the rest. im pretty sure i circled all c but otherwise... hopefully not an average but possibly.

numerical: oKAY so i don't know if you guys saw but a guy literally pissed himself and i wasted like 20 seconds wondering what we was doing because he was calling for a teacher until...yeah that was great. numerical was ehh think i did terrible but time is literally an ass:

writing: oh my god it was creative. the prompt was interesting to say the least and i had come up with such a good storyline but never got to do it oopsie.

BREAK: the toilet line was so long omg

reading comp: easiest of them all in my opinion. didnt guess any and finished with like 4 minutes to spare so im quite happy.

mathematics: this hated me and i hated it. wtf was on the test?? i guessed like more than 3/4 of the test which is shiet but yeeeee. im honestly surprised that there was no Pythagorus' theorem? i studied so much on that but there was n0thing.
Title: Re: Post Selective School Exam Discussion
Post by: Louis23 on June 16, 2019, 08:18:55 am
Hey guys
When do the results come out
Title: Re: Post Selective School Exam Discussion
Post by: someone5643 on June 16, 2019, 08:51:43 am
Hey guys
When do the results come out
They come out August 8, but dont be disheartened if you dont get accepted first round bc they usually just pick people with like 3 or 4 superiors and over
Title: Re: Post Selective School Exam Discussion
Post by: ciaosally on June 16, 2019, 08:55:10 am
Honestly guys, I think I screwed up so badly. ;-;
Couldíve done like wayyyy better for verbal reasoning but I decided to actually attempt some of the harder questions instead of skipping. I stuffed up.
Which tests do you guys think were the easiest, and which would you say were the hardest?
Title: Re: Post Selective School Exam Discussion
Post by: someone5643 on June 16, 2019, 09:09:43 am
Honestly guys, I think I screwed up so badly. ;-;
Couldíve done like wayyyy better for verbal reasoning but I decided to actually attempt some of the harder questions instead of skipping. I stuffed up.
Which tests do you guys think were the easiest, and which would you say were the hardest?
Stuffed up verbal and numerical because I ignored like every question that looked like it took too long, most of them
Maths wasnt too bad besides towards the end
Reading and writing were easy
Title: Re: Post Selective School Exam Discussion
Post by: sippingtea on June 16, 2019, 09:25:56 am
They come out August 8, but dont be disheartened if you dont get accepted first round bc they usually just pick people with like 3 or 4 superiors and over
ok, but what if like no one got 3 or 4 sups? (highly doubt it though)
Title: Re: Post Selective School Exam Discussion
Post by: ciaosally on June 16, 2019, 09:50:45 am
ok, but what if like no one got 3 or 4 sups? (highly doubt it though)

Your scores for each test is based on how your cohort performs, right? So even if you perform horribly, but everyone else does worse, then you could still get a superior I think. Not sure about that.
Title: Re: Post Selective School Exam Discussion
Post by: sippingtea on June 16, 2019, 10:05:50 am
Your scores for each test is based on how your cohort performs, right? So even if you perform horribly, but everyone else does worse, then you could still get a superior I think. Not sure about that.
i highly doubt any one performed lower than me  :'(
Title: Re: Post Selective School Exam Discussion
Post by: someone5643 on June 16, 2019, 10:11:36 am
i highly doubt any one performed lower than me  :'(
mood
Title: Re: Post Selective School Exam Discussion
Post by: academiicc on June 16, 2019, 10:16:38 am
i highly doubt any one performed lower than me  :'(

iím here lmao
Title: Re: Post Selective School Exam Discussion
Post by: academiicc on June 16, 2019, 10:18:53 am
Your scores for each test is based on how your cohort performs, right? So even if you perform horribly, but everyone else does worse, then you could still get a superior I think. Not sure about that.

i go to a really bad school in tarneit but there were still a lot of ppl from my school trying? like 17? and they all said they found the test hard especially the maths and i can tell u on every single test i guessed 30+
is the game over for me oof
Title: Re: Post Selective School Exam Discussion
Post by: academiicc on June 16, 2019, 10:19:45 am
ALSO WTF WAS NUMERICAL AND MATHS? HOW DO WE DO SOME OF THAT STUFF IN SUCH A TIGHT TIME LIMIT WEíre H U M A N
Title: Re: Post Selective School Exam Discussion
Post by: MemeMaster on June 16, 2019, 10:29:25 am
yea on maths even the easy questions were time consuming and on numerical finding the shorter questions took like a whole minute
also I swear they made the first 20 questions in maths easy to trick us
Title: Re: Post Selective School Exam Discussion
Post by: ciaosally on June 16, 2019, 10:43:41 am
ALSO WTF WAS NUMERICAL AND MATHS? HOW DO WE DO SOME OF THAT STUFF IN SUCH A TIGHT TIME LIMIT WEíre H U M A N

I know! Whenever I saw a paragraph, I just skipped. How do they expect us to read the whole freaking paragraph in such a short amount of time?? There were people around my table during break and they were talking about how easy the tests were. I died on the inside.
Title: Re: Post Selective School Exam Discussion
Post by: ^^^111^^^ on June 16, 2019, 10:53:44 am
I know! Whenever I saw a paragraph, I just skipped. How do they expect us to read the whole freaking paragraph in such a short amount of time?? There were people around my table during break and they were talking about how easy the tests were. I died on the inside.

What type of questions were there for maths and how many paragraph word problems for numerical reasoning?
Title: Re: Post Selective School Exam Discussion
Post by: academiicc on June 16, 2019, 10:56:57 am
I know! Whenever I saw a paragraph, I just skipped. How do they expect us to read the whole freaking paragraph in such a short amount of time?? There were people around my table during break and they were talking about how easy the tests were. I died on the inside.

ikr. ok those people who claimed that the tests were easy, were probably trying to cover up or act confident to avoid getting nervous or something because i know for a fact numerical can not be described as Ďeasyí, unless youíre terribly smart to the point you can even comprehend those last 10 questions in maths
Title: Re: Post Selective School Exam Discussion
Post by: academiicc on June 16, 2019, 10:58:43 am
What type of questions were there for maths and how many paragraph word problems for numerical reasoning?

every question in numerical was literally a paragraph, was it even numerical at this point or reading comprehension 
Title: Re: Post Selective School Exam Discussion
Post by: MemeMaster on June 16, 2019, 11:04:00 am
For some reason I found numerical easier than reading I think itís because I was doing terrible time wise in reading and ended up guessing like 2 questions
still gonna fail in both tho  ;)
Title: Re: Post Selective School Exam Discussion
Post by: rakshanaraj06 on June 16, 2019, 11:12:26 am
One of those tv stand things were right in front of me and I was so releived cause I thought they were gonna put the time on it. BUT THEY DIDNT AND I WAS SO PISSED! NOT EVEN A CLOCK OR ANYTHING SMH. Moreover, everytime the lady would say "15 minutes or 5 minutes" I would always jerk cause it would be dead silent. Also, it was so annoying how when one person coughs, another does and it goes like a chain.
Overall though Maths and Verbal were super hard for me :(
Reading was the easiest
Numerical was okay not too hard or too easy
Writing was shit. I really wanted it to be analytical. Although I felt my storyline was pretty good, I realised afterwards that I didnt have a problem. But it was quite an emotional story so I hope that would be enough ehhh.
tbh I think I did alright. I was so nervous. Now that the exam is over, idk what to do w my life now. What tf do i do w my free time now lmao????
Title: Re: Post Selective School Exam Discussion
Post by: MemeMaster on June 16, 2019, 11:17:26 am
One of those tv stand things were right in front of me and I was so releived cause I thought they were gonna put the time on it. BUT THEY DIDNT AND I WAS SO PISSED! NOT EVEN A CLOCK OR ANYTHING SMH.
Ikr literally every past test had a clock or something (I think) I donít get why they didnít do it this year
Title: Re: Post Selective School Exam Discussion
Post by: someone5643 on June 16, 2019, 11:48:34 am
honestly numerical reasoning had more reading to it than reading comprehension
Title: Re: Post Selective School Exam Discussion
Post by: ciaosally on June 16, 2019, 11:54:12 am
honestly numerical reasoning had more reading to it than reading comprehension

Haha lol yeah thatís so true
Title: Re: Post Selective School Exam Discussion
Post by: Louis23 on June 16, 2019, 11:55:18 am
How did you guys go on math, what do you guys reckon the superior score would be based on what you have heard?
Title: Re: Post Selective School Exam Discussion
Post by: MemeMaster on June 16, 2019, 11:56:16 am
How did you guys go on math, what do you guys reckon the superior score would be based on what you have heard?
haha like 37 or something
Iím probably gonna get like 12
Title: Re: Post Selective School Exam Discussion
Post by: Louis23 on June 16, 2019, 11:58:18 am
I thought the start was easy but just time consuming. I could only get through like 45 questions but i think i got like 40 of them right tho. Then i guessed all c's for the rest of the questions. Many have said the end questions were hard as.
Title: Re: Post Selective School Exam Discussion
Post by: ciaosally on June 16, 2019, 12:58:06 pm
haha like 37 or something
Iím probably gonna get like 12

same. my parents are going to kill me when they get my results.
Title: Re: Post Selective School Exam Discussion
Post by: academiicc on June 16, 2019, 12:59:38 pm
I thought the start was easy but just time consuming. I could only get through like 45 questions but i think i got like 40 of them right tho. Then i guessed all c's for the rest of the questions. Many have said the end questions were hard as.

i didnít even see the end questions as i had no time and just did all cís from question 42 lol. rip i reallyyyy flunked oof just hoping everybody else in my cohort did bad too
Title: Re: Post Selective School Exam Discussion
Post by: academiicc on June 16, 2019, 01:01:30 pm
same. my parents are going to kill me when they get my results.

this^ and especially because i went to tuition in prep for the test and still didnít do good. itís all luck now bois
Title: Re: Post Selective School Exam Discussion
Post by: ciaosally on June 16, 2019, 01:05:27 pm
i didnít even see the end questions as i had no time and just did all cís from question 42 lol. rip i reallyyyy flunked oof just hoping everybody else in my cohort did bad too

thatís what i did as well! damn, itíll be a miracle if i actually get in. what schools are you trying out for?
Title: Re: Post Selective School Exam Discussion
Post by: pangushi on June 16, 2019, 01:07:27 pm
honestly numerical reasoning had more reading to it than reading comprehension

that is actually so true
Title: Re: Post Selective School Exam Discussion
Post by: Tryhardkid!0! on June 16, 2019, 01:12:01 pm
Hey guys I am trying out for Nossal next year, i am new to AN. From what i've read maths was probably the hardest.

Can u give me some topics that came up in the maths test?

And how was verbal reasoning? (Im soooo bad at this)


thx
Title: Re: Post Selective School Exam Discussion
Post by: CurryCid18 on June 16, 2019, 01:54:05 pm
Hey fellow pursuers of greater knowledge(euphemism for nerd),

This is going to seem needy, but I really need somewhere to put out my frustrations. Iím usually smart at school and ace the tests.

And then the real thing. I really donít know what happened, it wasnít my day. I went from getting 47 right on my Hendersonís practice test to only answering 48 on the real one(managed to shade in the rest). Other than the English ones, I absolutely bombed out and Iím really dejected. I guessed 10 qs for all the papers other than Reading(which everyone finished) and the narrative(obviously).

Whatís got me even more worried is that during the Verbal reasoning test, I had to guess a few at the end and went less than 3 secs over. The supervising teacher came and blasted at me and said ďthat will be noted.Ē Does anyone know what in the world she means by Ďnotedí. I really feel like theyíre actually going to disqualify me or at least take my Verbal Reasoning out of contention(which is a shame because I feel I did well on what I did answer.)

Once again, if you managed to read that entire thing, good on you and thanks for caring. For everyone who did the test, I wish you guys the very best and I hope you get in(considering itís almost certain I wonít).


Title: Re: Post Selective School Exam Discussion
Post by: The Progenitor on June 16, 2019, 01:57:19 pm
Hey guys I am trying out for Nossal next year, i am new to AN. From what i've read maths was probably the hardest.

Can u give me some topics that came up in the maths test?

And how was verbal reasoning? (Im soooo bad at this)


thx


Honestly, the maths wasn't the hardest imo. I think numerical reasoning was the clear winner in difficulty, but that could be because maths is my strongest subject. Verbal reasoning from my experience wasn't that hard, but definitely had many hard words, nothing unexpected there.

Maths had quite a lot of quadratics, especially graphing them and vertex form equations, weirdly they had some cubics in there (x^3) and some 'harder' trigonometry (more than just finding the equation). On the whole, just year 9 content with some year 10 content will cover you for maths.

If you want my opinion, I'd say it is probably more important to focus on english than maths. Apparently from what I've heard, MHS principal has been in favor of including way more cultural diversity into MHS, which probably means they will be increasing the difficulty of english and decreasing it in maths. You probably shouldn't take my word for truth, but keep it at the back of your head and also, english is definitely a lot more importance beyond the MHS exam (VCE and the future)
Title: Re: Post Selective School Exam Discussion
Post by: brothanathan on June 16, 2019, 02:01:56 pm
Hey fellow pursuers of greater knowledge(euphemism for nerd),

This is going to seem needy, but I really need somewhere to put out my frustrations. Iím usually smart at school and ace the tests, even got runners-up dux for my yr 7 cohort last year. I also did pretty good on practice tests and got all 5 superiors on the Hendersonís tests I did.

And then the real thing. I really donít know what happened, it wasnít my day. I went from getting 47 right on my Hendersonís practice test to only answering 48 on the real one(managed to shade in the rest). Other than the English ones, I absolutely bombed out and Iím really dejected. I guessed 10 qs for all the papers other than Reading(which everyone finished) and the narrative(obviously).

Whatís got me even more worried is that during the Verbal reasoning test, I had to guess a few at the end and went less than 3 secs over. The supervising teacher came and blasted at me and said ďthat will be noted.Ē Does anyone know what in the world she means by Ďnotedí. I really feel like theyíre actually going to disqualify me or at least take my Verbal Reasoning out of contention(which is a shame because I feel I did well on what I did answer.)

Once again, if you managed to read that entire thing, good on you and thanks for caring. For everyone who did the test, I wish you guys the very best and I hope you get in(considering itís almost certain I wonít).

Just some life advice. Please face your reality and don't dwell on your past achievements or end up being a d**ck or c**ckhead. Ignorance gets you to nowhere and the only end-product you will get is karma. Those who may seem less "bright" than yourself may grow into "smart" people. So even if you don't get into a selective school, make yourself a name. I'm guessing your 13? If so, make the most of the next 3 years to get your head on track.
Title: Re: Post Selective School Exam Discussion
Post by: CurryCid18 on June 16, 2019, 02:10:19 pm
Just some life advice. Please face your reality and don't dwell on your past achievements or end up being a d**ck or c**ckhead. Ignorance gets you to nowhere and the only end-product you will get is karma. Those who may seem less "bright" than yourself may grow into "smart" people. So even if you don't get into a selective school, make yourself a name. I'm guessing your 13? If so, make the most of the next 3 years to get your head on track.

Harsh, but youíre right. I get what you mean. Btw, That stuff before was by no means trying to show off or try to classify my self as ďbetterĒ than anyone else. I deleted that bit just in case anyone got the wrong picture. I was just trying to highlight that my preparation was pre gud, and then.....
Title: Re: Post Selective School Exam Discussion
Post by: brothanathan on June 16, 2019, 02:11:19 pm
Harsh, but youíre right. I get what you mean. Btw, That stuff before was by no means trying to show off or try to classify my self as ďbetterĒ than anyone else. I deleted that bit just in case anyone got the wrong picture. I was just trying to highlight that my preparation was pre gud, and then.....

Eat up the dust, move on.
Title: Re: Post Selective School Exam Discussion
Post by: academiicc on June 16, 2019, 02:14:47 pm
thatís what i did as well! damn, itíll be a miracle if i actually get in. what schools are you trying out for?

suzanne and mac rob, but i rlly want to get into suzanne since itís in werribee, which is close to me  :-\ but seeing as everybody at my school put schs as their first pref and i literally flunked i guess iím staying at my current school lol. hbu? maybe mac rob will gimme a late offer? iíd still accept it if they did. iím desperate imao
Title: Re: Post Selective School Exam Discussion
Post by: academiicc on June 16, 2019, 02:33:14 pm
since everybody found the exam hard iím wondering if they increased the difficulty somehow this year because the number of people trying out is getting bigger and spots are more competitive?? idk it was unbelivable, i didnít think it was gonna he like this.
Title: Re: Post Selective School Exam Discussion
Post by: ciaosally on June 16, 2019, 03:04:14 pm
since everybody found the exam hard iím wondering if they increased the difficulty somehow this year because the number of people trying out is getting bigger and spots are more competitive?? idk it was unbelivable, i didnít think it was gonna he like this.

Yeah, thatís plausible. I believe that the test was much harder than the previous years, since it had cubics and parabolas. Iím trying out for Macrob as well. I really hope you get in :)
Title: Re: Post Selective School Exam Discussion
Post by: academiicc on June 16, 2019, 04:03:58 pm
Yeah, thatís plausible. I believe that the test was much harder than the previous years, since it had cubics and parabolas. Iím trying out for Macrob as well. I really hope you get in :)

Thank you! i really hope you get in as well. now we play the waiting game i guess
Title: Re: Post Selective School Exam Discussion
Post by: serendipity17 on June 16, 2019, 04:20:18 pm
hi guys,

i did the selective schools test yesterday and here's how i think i did

verbal: alright, but i guessed quite a few
numerical: same as verbal but guessed a bit more
writing: a decent piece; i only wrote a page and a bit, had figurative language tho
reading: probably the only one i did well on; finished this with like 2 mins to go, found it quite easy
maths: i guessed SO many; probably failed it

so could someone please tell me if i have a chance of making it in? pls be honest :)

ps. i'm going for macrob , anyone else?

thanks a lot :))
Title: Re: Post Selective School Exam Discussion
Post by: arshia01 on June 16, 2019, 04:49:43 pm
hi guys,

i did the selective schools test yesterday and here's how i think i did

verbal: alright, but i guessed quite a few
numerical: same as verbal but guessed a bit more
writing: a decent piece; i only wrote a page and a bit, had figurative language tho
reading: probably the only one i did well on; finished this with like 2 mins to go, found it quite easy
maths: i guessed SO many; probably failed it

so could someone please tell me if i have a chance of making it in? pls be honest :)

ps. i'm going for macrob , anyone else?

thanks a lot :))

Bruh same, you probs gonna get into Macrob, I probably wonít. Good job though!
Title: Re: Post Selective School Exam Discussion
Post by: serendipity17 on June 16, 2019, 04:52:30 pm
Bruh same, you probs gonna get into Macrob, I probably wonít. Good job though!
thanks, good luck to both of us!
Title: Re: Post Selective School Exam Discussion
Post by: ProbotMelbourne on June 16, 2019, 05:00:10 pm
ikr. ok those people who claimed that the tests were easy, were probably trying to cover up or act confident to avoid getting nervous or something because i know for a fact numerical can not be described as Ďeasyí, unless youíre terribly smart to the point you can even comprehend those last 10 questions in maths
Tbh, Numerical wasnít that hard, possibly the easiest of the tests(imo). Reading comp was easy but I canít comprehend for shit so I did trash. Maths was pretty hard and I legit shat myself staring at that last question. Verbal was the ok one, and the essay is kinda a hit or a miss, wish it was analytical.
Title: Re: Post Selective School Exam Discussion
Post by: sippingtea on June 16, 2019, 05:01:14 pm
every question in numerical was literally a paragraph, was it even numerical at this point or reading comprehension
omg i just cracked up laughing
Title: Re: Post Selective School Exam Discussion
Post by: arshia01 on June 16, 2019, 05:06:26 pm
Tbh, Numerical wasnít that hard, possibly the easiest of the tests(imo). Reading comp was easy but I canít comprehend for shit so I did trash. Maths was pretty hard and I legit shat myself staring at that last question. Verbal was the ok one, and the essay is kinda a hit or a miss, wish it was analytical.

Numerical wasnít THAT HARD? You must be hella smart! Good job!
Title: Re: Post Selective School Exam Discussion
Post by: ProbotMelbourne on June 16, 2019, 05:08:53 pm
Numerical wasnít THAT HARD? You must be hella smart! Good job!
donít say that, I found reading comp real hard though I finished it. Itís just my personal preference and I like numerical.
Title: Re: Post Selective School Exam Discussion
Post by: ciaosally on June 16, 2019, 05:13:18 pm
donít say that, I found reading comp real hard though I finished it. Itís just my personal preference and I like numerical.

lmao itís the opposite for me. found the reading comp pretty straight forward and just died trying to comprehend the numerical reasoning questions. im sure you did well on the numerical reasoning test though.
Title: Re: Post Selective School Exam Discussion
Post by: sippingtea on June 16, 2019, 05:16:40 pm
hereís my situation now
i honestly feel like i flunked the test especially math, i just looked at the answers and randomly guessed. I did the first half for numerical and verbal but guessed the rest completely. For writing i did decent but didnít really have a problem ( but if 3 quick lines of realising he trespassed is a problem then ok)
i did pretty good for reading. I honestly am so crushed seeing as though all my friends did pretty well. :í(
Title: Re: Post Selective School Exam Discussion
Post by: ciaosally on June 16, 2019, 05:19:41 pm
hereís my situation now
i honestly feel like i flunked the test especially math, i just looked at the answers and randomly guessed. I did the first half for numerical and verbal but guessed the rest completely. For writing i did decent but didnít really have a problem ( but if 3 quick lines of realising he trespassed is a problem then ok)
i did pretty good for reading. I honestly am so crushed seeing as though all my friends did pretty well. :í(

in the same situation rn as well, except that everyone i know seemed to have found it hard. what did your friends say about the tests?
Title: Re: Post Selective School Exam Discussion
Post by: sippingtea on June 16, 2019, 05:25:04 pm
in the same situation rn as well, except that everyone i know seemed to have found it hard. what did your friends say about the tests?
They each have an area of academics that they are particularly good at. One of them finished and completely finished verbal with no guesses at all, she said writing and reading was easy (but i did too?)
another friend of mine said math and numerical were really easy and the english tests were hard. Im somewhere in the middle :(
Title: Re: Post Selective School Exam Discussion
Post by: pangushi on June 16, 2019, 06:07:31 pm
hereís my situation now
i honestly feel like i flunked the test especially math, i just looked at the answers and randomly guessed. I did the first half for numerical and verbal but guessed the rest completely. For writing i did decent but didnít really have a problem ( but if 3 quick lines of realising he trespassed is a problem then ok)
i did pretty good for reading. I honestly am so crushed seeing as though all my friends did pretty well. :í(

you are definitely not alone !! thatís like what I practically did and my chances of getting in imo are extremely slim and like your friends, my friends did pretty well also but i hope you get into your desired school and speaking of which, what school(s) did you apply for ?
Title: Re: Post Selective School Exam Discussion
Post by: sippingtea on June 16, 2019, 06:21:46 pm
you are definitely not alone !! thatís like what I practically did and my chances of getting in imo are extremely slim and like your friends, my friends did pretty well also but i hope you get into your desired school and speaking of which, what school(s) did you apply for ?
suzanne then macrob second
but a lot of people put suzanne first and i-
Title: Re: Post Selective School Exam Discussion
Post by: sippingtea on June 16, 2019, 06:48:14 pm
ALSO,, i have a quick question
For the results which i think come out on the 8th, if you donít get an offer and you get rejected do you get an email saying you got rejected or do you not get anything expecting to see like a second round or a PD?
Title: Re: Post Selective School Exam Discussion
Post by: someone5643 on June 16, 2019, 07:12:34 pm
ALSO,, i have a quick question
For the results which i think come out on the 8th, if you donít get an offer and you get rejected do you get an email saying you got rejected or do you not get anything expecting to see like a second round or a PD?
no they just inform you that you havent been accepted, no information about whether or not you will be given an oppurtunity later on
Title: Re: Post Selective School Exam Discussion
Post by: CurryCid18 on June 16, 2019, 07:22:28 pm
Hey ppl,

I went like 3 seconds over time(my bad) on Verbal and this teacher came up to me and was very cross. She said I ďwill be noted.Ē Anyone have any idea if that actually means something?

Also does someone know how the second round offers work? Is the second round basically the Principalís Discretion)?
Title: Re: Post Selective School Exam Discussion
Post by: MemeMaster on June 16, 2019, 07:25:44 pm
Hey ppl,

I went like 3 seconds over time(my bad) on Verbal and this teacher came up to me and was very cross. She said I ďwill be noted.Ē Anyone have any idea if that actually means something?

Also does someone know how the second round offers work? Is the second round basically the Principalís Discretion)?

Thatís a f in the chat Iíd be terrified if a teacher told me that
 I think second round offers are just offers you get if thereís an open spot because a student rejected it or didnít respond in time and principals discretion is a whole another thing but donít quote me on that
Title: Re: Post Selective School Exam Discussion
Post by: someone5643 on June 16, 2019, 07:37:36 pm
Thatís a f in the chat Iíd be terrified if a teacher told me that
 I think second round offers are just offers you get if thereís an open spot because a student rejected it or didnít respond in time and principals discretion is a whole another thing but donít quote me on that
yeah ok so basically first round is just smartest people
Second round is if they rejected it or they didnt accept in time, also I heard if you dont go to the open day thing they have then your position gets like taken away so ppl can have their offer dropped if they dont show up and that also opens up spots
Third round is basically more offers plus principles discretion where you need to write a letter and then you are a potential candidate for an interview with the principal
Title: Re: Post Selective School Exam Discussion
Post by: someone5643 on June 16, 2019, 07:38:03 pm
Thatís a f in the chat Iíd be terrified if a teacher told me that
 I think second round offers are just offers you get if thereís an open spot because a student rejected it or didnít respond in time and principals discretion is a whole another thing but donít quote me on that
yeah ok so basically first round is just smartest people
Second round is if they rejected it or they didnt accept in time, also I heard if you dont go to the open day thing they have then your position gets like taken away so ppl can have their offer dropped if they dont show up and that also opens up spots
Third round is basically more offers plus principles discretion where you need to write a letter and then you are a potential candidate for an interview with the principal
Title: Re: Post Selective School Exam Discussion
Post by: CurryCid18 on June 16, 2019, 09:21:20 pm
Thatís a f in the chat Iíd be terrified if a teacher told me that
 I think second round offers are just offers you get if thereís an open spot because a student rejected it or didnít respond in time and principals discretion is a whole another thing but donít quote me on that

I was freaking out yesterday! Verbal was the first paper and it shook me for the rest of the day. Iím petrified that somethingís going to happen because of it. Does any one else know if they actually do something about it? Or should I should I email the Education department people? Ik it sounds way too much but at this stage I really need an answer.
Title: Re: Post Selective School Exam Discussion
Post by: rakshanaraj06 on June 16, 2019, 09:30:12 pm
I was freaking out yesterday! Verbal was the first paper and it shook me for the rest of the day. Iím petrified that somethingís going to happen because of it. Does any one else know if they actually do something about it? Or should I should I email the Education department people? Ik it sounds way too much but at this stage I really need an answer.
tbh, idk what the education department people will say. in a way, if you email them and it turns out that the supervisors never "noted" it in the first place and it actually has a concequence then youre stuck. but, i mean, i don't think shading bubbles over time is gonna result in your exams not being marked or getting marks deducted.
Title: Re: Post Selective School Exam Discussion
Post by: academiicc on June 16, 2019, 09:45:59 pm
hereís my situation now
i honestly feel like i flunked the test especially math, i just looked at the answers and randomly guessed. I did the first half for numerical and verbal but guessed the rest completely. For writing i did decent but didnít really have a problem ( but if 3 quick lines of realising he trespassed is a problem then ok)
i did pretty good for reading. I honestly am so crushed seeing as though all my friends did pretty well. :í(

ohmygof are we the same person??? like i know i completely flunked verbal, numerical and maths. reading comp is the only one i am happy about, writing was decent. i was pretty disappointed too when everybody seems to have done well and iíve done so shit. i wanna go suzanne too but that thing about everybody putting suzanne cory as their first pref is so truee  :'( my chances of getting accepted are soooo slim rn itís not even funny oof
Title: Re: Post Selective School Exam Discussion
Post by: academiicc on June 16, 2019, 09:52:20 pm
Hey ppl,

I went like 3 seconds over time(my bad) on Verbal and this teacher came up to me and was very cross. She said I ďwill be noted.Ē Anyone have any idea if that actually means something?

Also does someone know how the second round offers work? Is the second round basically the Principalís Discretion)?

wow. i saw so many people going like 5 seconds over time finalising their answer sheets or something, you got rlly unlucky   :(
Title: Re: Post Selective School Exam Discussion
Post by: MemeMaster on June 16, 2019, 10:11:50 pm
wow. i saw so many people going like 5 seconds over time finalising their answer sheets or something, you got rlly unlucky   :(
really unlucky if Iím being honest I went like 40 seconds overtime in maths because I forgot to colour in the last few questions but luckily the teacher didnít see me (I hope)
Title: Re: Post Selective School Exam Discussion
Post by: CurryCid18 on June 17, 2019, 06:59:01 am
really unlucky if Iím being honest I went like 40 seconds overtime in maths because I forgot to colour in the last few questions but luckily the teacher didnít see me (I hope)

Wow, youíre really lucky. I hope the teacher didnít see you, but I think the reason I was caught was because I was at the very end of the rows. Like right where the teachers stand.
Title: Re: Post Selective School Exam Discussion
Post by: CurryCid18 on June 17, 2019, 07:04:12 am
tbh, idk what the education department people will say. in a way, if you email them and it turns out that the supervisors never "noted" it in the first place and it actually has a concequence then youre stuck. but, i mean, i don't think shading bubbles over time is gonna result in your exams not being marked or getting marks deducted.

I hope youíre right. In fact, Iím literally betting my stakes of getting into a selective school that youíre right. You also have a point about me actually telling them about the incident and them not having done anything about it. I donít want to be stuck in that dilemma so I might just wait for now(agonisingly).
Title: Re: Post Selective School Exam Discussion
Post by: MemeMaster on June 17, 2019, 08:21:08 am
idk man Iíve heard stories of people getting their whole test thrown into the trash for stuff like that
I really hope that doesnít happen to you
Title: Re: Post Selective School Exam Discussion
Post by: academiicc on June 17, 2019, 09:09:32 am
Wow, youíre really lucky. I hope the teacher didnít see you, but I think the reason I was caught was because I was at the very end of the rows. Like right where the teachers stand.

did you see anybody else get told that they would be noted? or was it just you?
Title: Re: Post Selective School Exam Discussion
Post by: kevmei on June 17, 2019, 12:06:56 pm
Oh thank god, I guessed like 20 all B
lol same for maths
Title: Re: Post Selective School Exam Discussion
Post by: yomith on June 17, 2019, 12:08:38 pm
I personally felt like I didn't go too well. Here were my results:
Verbal and reading: pretty easy but those circle arrow questions were super trippy :) :)
Numerical:kinda easy but prob could of done better
Writing:EASSY
Maths:SUUUUPPER DUUPER hard :o :o >:(
Title: Re: Post Selective School Exam Discussion
Post by: someone5643 on June 17, 2019, 12:42:22 pm
these are what i think my marks are
numerical and verbal: average to above average
maths, reading and writing: high average to superior
do you guys think these are good enough to get into macrob?
:/
Title: Re: Post Selective School Exam Discussion
Post by: sippingtea on June 17, 2019, 03:36:44 pm
HI AGAIN! does anyone remember how many worded questions that were at least a paragraph (3-4 lines) in numerical and verbal because im pretty sure i skipped most if not all of them.
Title: Re: Post Selective School Exam Discussion
Post by: CurryCid18 on June 17, 2019, 05:38:59 pm
did you see anybody else get told that they would be noted? or was it just you?

Iím assuming someone mightíve also been told that but Iím not aware of it. All I know was that I was told that.
Title: Re: Post Selective School Exam Discussion
Post by: CurryCid18 on June 17, 2019, 05:40:29 pm
idk man Iíve heard stories of people getting their whole test thrown into the trash for stuff like that
I really hope that doesnít happen to you

Wait, WHAT?  ??? :-\ :'(
Title: Re: Post Selective School Exam Discussion
Post by: m.yara184 on June 17, 2019, 08:32:29 pm
ikr. ok those people who claimed that the tests were easy, were probably trying to cover up or act confident to avoid getting nervous or something because i know for a fact numerical can not be described as Ďeasyí, unless youíre terribly smart to the point you can even comprehend those last 10 questions in maths

FINALLY SOMEONE WHO AGREES WITH ME, NUMERICAL WAS 10x HARDER THAN MATHS
Title: Re: Post Selective School Exam Discussion
Post by: m.yara184 on June 17, 2019, 08:39:37 pm
Guys, not to sound cocky or anything, but HOW DID U FIND THE MATHS HARD?!?! I did like 45 for maths and guessed the rest. It WASNT EVEN YEAR 10 MATHS (except for the last questions). I thought numerical was hard af. I literally did 25 questions on numerical, then spammed Bís. For verbal I did around 35 questions and guessed. But I did rlly good on writing and though I finished reading, I probably got a above average
Title: Re: Post Selective School Exam Discussion
Post by: m.yara184 on June 17, 2019, 08:47:01 pm
I personally felt like I didn't go too well. Here were my results:
Verbal and reading: pretty easy but those circle arrow questions were super trippy :) :)
Numerical:kinda easy but prob could of done better
Writing:EASSY
Maths:SUUUUPPER DUUPER hard :o :o >:(

Mate are u joking? So ur saying maths was hard, but numerical was easy?
Title: Re: Post Selective School Exam Discussion
Post by: m.yara184 on June 17, 2019, 08:47:55 pm
Yo I think I know who u are what's ur seat number

I was seat 3510. Were u the guy who asked me if maths was hard?
Title: Re: Post Selective School Exam Discussion
Post by: khadeejaatif on June 17, 2019, 08:53:06 pm
ok so i know im not one to be posting on this thread but like:

1. damn they put cubics in the math exam yall really unlucky
2. there are sometimes incredibly late offers (one of my friends got sent one in november and another in early december)
3. i dont remember there even being a clock. maybe there was and i didnt even notice hahahah. you should however try to use your time wisely once you hear "5 minutes left". look at the questions you have skipped and think "can i solve this in 30 seconds at most?" if not, mark it as C (you can do B if you wanna be different)(this is the next time for an exam, doesnt matter if it's for shs or not)
4. apparently they completely changed the format of numerical and verbal after speaking to some people who were preparing for 1-2 years. if you did horribly on it (or you think you did but you end up with 6 superiors) youre not alone
5. plEASE PLEASE PLEASE for those who went over the time limit dont do it ever again. youre not supposed to be able to finish the test!! even tho some people might have, just guess the rest with those time warnings. peoples tests dont get thrown into the bin but that whole entire test isnt even marked at all. i know this is a horrible thing and its not making anyone feel better but please dont go over the time limit (tHIS IS THE CASE FOR 99% OF THE EXAMS IF NOT 100%)

im sorry if i sound even a little bit rude. these were just some things i wanted to say. hopefully yall really do get in to the schools you want <3
Title: Re: Post Selective School Exam Discussion
Post by: academiicc on June 17, 2019, 09:03:37 pm
ok so i know im not one to be posting on this thread but like:

1. damn they put cubics in the math exam yall really unlucky
2. there are sometimes incredibly late offers (one of my friends got sent one in november and another in early december)
3. i dont remember there even being a clock. maybe there was and i didnt even notice hahahah. you should however try to use your time wisely once you hear "5 minutes left". look at the questions you have skipped and think "can i solve this in 30 seconds at most?" if not, mark it as C (you can do B if you wanna be different)(this is the next time for an exam, doesnt matter if it's for shs or not)
4. apparently they completely changed the format of numerical and verbal after speaking to some people who were preparing for 1-2 years. if you did horribly on it (or you think you did but you end up with 6 superiors) youre not alone
5. plEASE PLEASE PLEASE for those who went over the time limit dont do it ever again. youre not supposed to be able to finish the test!! even tho some people might have, just guess the rest with those time warnings. peoples tests dont get thrown into the bin but that whole entire test isnt even marked at all. i know this is a horrible thing and its not making anyone feel better but please dont go over the time limit (tHIS IS THE CASE FOR 99% OF THE EXAMS IF NOT 100%)

im sorry if i sound even a little bit rude. these were just some things i wanted to say. hopefully yall really do get in to the schools you want <3

omg at first i thought number 5 meant that if we didnít finish the test it would thrown in the bin or not get marked at all and spent 5 minutes silently having a mental breakdown before i connected my last two braincells together and read it again shsjsks
Title: Re: Post Selective School Exam Discussion
Post by: academiicc on June 17, 2019, 09:04:48 pm
Guys, not to sound cocky or anything, but HOW DID U FIND THE MATHS HARD?!?! I did like 45 for maths and guessed the rest. It WASNT EVEN YEAR 10 MATHS (except for the last questions). I thought numerical was hard af. I literally did 25 questions on numerical, then spammed Bís. For verbal I did around 35 questions and guessed. But I did rlly good on writing and though I finished reading, I probably got a above average

IKR? NUMERICAL WAS SOOO HARD. IT WAS WORSE THAN MATHS AND MATHS WAS NOT FUN OR FRESH
Title: Re: Post Selective School Exam Discussion
Post by: ProbotMelbourne on June 17, 2019, 09:52:31 pm
IKR? NUMERICAL WAS SOOO HARD. IT WAS WORSE THAN MATHS AND MATHS WAS NOT FUN OR FRESH
wtf are u guys talking about, there were like 30 Numerical pattern questions which were like 13 minutes, and 15 other big af questions with 17 minutes in hand. The other 5 could be guessed, whereas, maths wasnít that hard either but WTF WAS THAT LAST QUESTION?? Verbal was hardish, I donít even wanna talk about reading comp as I hate that and I WISH IT WAS ANALYTICAL, NOT CREATIVE
Title: Re: Post Selective School Exam Discussion
Post by: CurryCid18 on June 17, 2019, 10:06:47 pm
ok so i know im not one to be posting on this thread but like:

1. damn they put cubics in the math exam yall really unlucky
2. there are sometimes incredibly late offers (one of my friends got sent one in november and another in early december)
3. i dont remember there even being a clock. maybe there was and i didnt even notice hahahah. you should however try to use your time wisely once you hear "5 minutes left". look at the questions you have skipped and think "can i solve this in 30 seconds at most?" if not, mark it as C (you can do B if you wanna be different)(this is the next time for an exam, doesnt matter if it's for shs or not)
4. apparently they completely changed the format of numerical and verbal after speaking to some people who were preparing for 1-2 years. if you did horribly on it (or you think you did but you end up with 6 superiors) youre not alone
5. plEASE PLEASE PLEASE for those who went over the time limit dont do it ever again. youre not supposed to be able to finish the test!! even tho some people might have, just guess the rest with those time warnings. peoples tests dont get thrown into the bin but that whole entire test isnt even marked at all. i know this is a horrible thing and its not making anyone feel better but please dont go over the time limit (tHIS IS THE CASE FOR 99% OF THE EXAMS IF NOT 100%)

im sorry if i sound even a little bit rude. these were just some things i wanted to say. hopefully yall really do get in to the schools you want <3


Do they actually not mark my entire Verbal test? Does that mean they give me an average for it or is it just not counted? If itís not counted, then how do the schools choose or compare? Iím genuinely losing it right now!
Title: Re: Post Selective School Exam Discussion
Post by: arshia01 on June 17, 2019, 10:21:09 pm
It may not be counted, that brings your score down. Iíve heard that to get in you have to achieve a certain score on every test/ they add up all your marks and thatís how they get the students. I honestly donít know though. Iím freaking out as well. Itís been like 3 days but I still feel like Iím in the exam/going to do it. I think youíll be okay though.
Title: Re: Post Selective School Exam Discussion
Post by: ProbotMelbourne on June 17, 2019, 10:23:18 pm

Do they actually not mark my entire Verbal test? Does that mean they give me an average for it or is it just not counted? If itís not counted, then how do the schools choose or compare? Iím genuinely losing it right now!
Chill, ur stressing too much, itís not going to get you anywhere.
Title: Re: Post Selective School Exam Discussion
Post by: arshia01 on June 17, 2019, 10:24:33 pm
Chill, ur stressing too much, itís not going to get you anywhere.
Yeah thatís true, thereís not much you can do now. Just relax and donít worry about it too much!
Title: Re: Post Selective School Exam Discussion
Post by: academiicc on June 17, 2019, 10:26:39 pm
It may not be counted, that brings your score down. Iíve heard that to get in you have to achieve a certain score on every test/ they add up all your marks and thatís how they get the students. I honestly donít know though. Iím freaking out as well. Itís been like 3 days but I still feel like Iím in the exam/going to do it. I think youíll be okay though.

omg theres so many theories on how they mark it. weíll probably never know for sure
Title: Re: Post Selective School Exam Discussion
Post by: MemeMaster on June 17, 2019, 10:27:08 pm
Guys, not to sound cocky or anything, but HOW DID U FIND THE MATHS HARD?!?! I did like 45 for maths and guessed the rest. It WASNT EVEN YEAR 10 MATHS (except for the last questions). I thought numerical was hard af.
Calm down everyone. Different people do differently. If someone found a test you did good at hard, thatís natural. Itís ok to tell everyone how you went and stuff but please just stop forcing your opinions on people. Itís super annoying.  :)
Title: Re: Post Selective School Exam Discussion
Post by: academiicc on June 17, 2019, 10:29:23 pm
Calm down everyone. Different people do differently. If someone found a test you did good at hard, thatís natural. Itís ok to tell everyone how you went and stuff but please just stop forcing your opinions on people. Itís super annoying.  :)

Yeah youíre right! we all found the difficulty of the tests slightly different. sorry for being annoying. i hate maths with a paSsion
Title: Re: Post Selective School Exam Discussion
Post by: academiicc on June 17, 2019, 10:29:51 pm
i think a lot of us are freaking out too much. Breathe, guys
Title: Re: Post Selective School Exam Discussion
Post by: serendipity17 on June 17, 2019, 10:33:40 pm
i think a lot of us are freaking out too much. Breathe, guys
yes definitely agreed, myself included
Title: Re: Post Selective School Exam Discussion
Post by: Chengy on June 18, 2019, 01:28:14 am
hey i know this might be a bit late, but good job to u guys for completing the test and i hope all of u make it into your desired schools ! when i sat the test last yr, math was definitely the hardest subject for most ppl and i personally think u shouldnít worry too much about the test now. keep in mind tho, since basically everyone found math to be quite challenging, the Ďsuperiorí mark would be lower as ur results r all based off one another (this works the other way around as well :o).
Title: Re: Post Selective School Exam Discussion
Post by: someone5643 on June 18, 2019, 08:15:42 pm
honestly everyone just good job on actually going through the assessment
If you get it congrats because wow but if you dont get in dont be too disheartened maybe it just wasnt meant for you
The fact that you actually care about the exam and your results shows that you guys are dedicated students and will strive in any school
anyways goodluck for the future and hopefully y'all get into the schools you want to <33
(I'm going for macrob)
Title: Re: Post Selective School Exam Discussion
Post by: The Progenitor on June 19, 2019, 04:01:22 pm
Wait, WHAT?  ??? :-\ :'(

CurryCid18, I just had a similar occurrence today and thought you might want to hear my opinion on this. I had a religion exam today, which is a pretty big deal, it's very strict on rules and stuff. When I was done with the test there was 20 or so minutes to spare and I whispered to a mate behind and the teacher saw and reported me. I was pretty anxious and nervous for the entire day, in anticipation of what was going to happen. But at the end of the day me and the few others that 'cheated' got called to the year 8 coordinator and pretty much just got a warning.

I know that the MHS exam is completely different to this, way stricter and important. But I think from these experiences we can learn to just take it easy, there is no point worrying about something you can't change. At the end, whether or not you get penalized/ let off just learn from your mistakes.
Title: Re: Post Selective School Exam Discussion
Post by: CurryCid18 on June 19, 2019, 06:25:50 pm
CurryCid18, I just had a similar occurrence today and thought you might want to hear my opinion on this. I had a religion exam today, which is a pretty big deal, it's very strict on rules and stuff. When I was done with the test there was 20 or so minutes to spare and I whispered to a mate behind and the teacher saw and reported me. I was pretty anxious and nervous for the entire day, in anticipation of what was going to happen. But at the end of the day me and the few others that 'cheated' got called to the year 8 coordinator and pretty much just got a warning.

I know that the MHS exam is completely different to this, way stricter and important. But I think from these experiences we can learn to just take it easy, there is no point worrying about something you can't change. At the end, whether or not you get penalized/ let off just learn from your mistakes.

I think youíre right. Maybe Iím overreacting, but the Selective school test means so much to me and I put so much effort. I canít help but think that I might have not got in just because of that incident. Guess I just sit back and wait now for the next month and a half. Btw, hope you did well on your religion exam.
Title: Re: Post Selective School Exam Discussion
Post by: Idiosyncratic28 on June 19, 2019, 07:43:12 pm
CurryCid18, I just had a similar occurrence today and thought you might want to hear my opinion on this. I had a religion exam today, which is a pretty big deal, it's very strict on rules and stuff. When I was done with the test there was 20 or so minutes to spare and I whispered to a mate behind and the teacher saw and reported me. I was pretty anxious and nervous for the entire day, in anticipation of what was going to happen. But at the end of the day me and the few others that 'cheated' got called to the year 8 coordinator and pretty much just got a warning.

I know that the MHS exam is completely different to this, way stricter and important. But I think from these experiences we can learn to just take it easy, there is no point worrying about something you can't change. At the end, whether or not you get penalized/ let off just learn from your mistakes.

Hi Progenitor,

I only have to say Ď cheatí in Ďreligion examí sounds like oxymoron. LOL.

I wish no one cheats any exam !! So that itís fair for all.

Im sure Progenitor you were not doing anything silly but just had a chat since you finished you exam already by then, so good on you 👍🏼

Good luck to all here.

Ta
Title: Re: Post Selective School Exam Discussion
Post by: MemeMaster on June 20, 2019, 12:41:42 pm
Yeah, everyone should just lay back for now
When the test results come out in August, letís all come back on here and share our results!  :D
So for about 1 and a half months, bye all!
Title: Re: Post Selective School Exam Discussion
Post by: arshia01 on June 20, 2019, 07:03:49 pm
Yeah, everyone should just lay back for now
When the test results come out in August, letís all come back on here and share our results!  :D
So for about 1 and a half months, bye all!

Good idea, and just relax everyone, but donít slack off too much at school! I hope things go well for you all, bye! ;D
Title: Re: Post Selective School Exam Discussion
Post by: sippingtea on June 20, 2019, 07:39:06 pm
before everyone vanishes from this thread could i please ask for an estimate for the scores? (e.g sup would be 90%)
iíve kind of done it but i could very much be wrong. (Correct me if wrong please)
sup- 85-100%
aa-70-84%
ha-60-69%
a- 50-59%
la-35-49%
ba-0-34%
thanks so much for this in advance <333
Title: Re: Post Selective School Exam Discussion
Post by: khadeejaatif on June 20, 2019, 07:41:04 pm
before everyone vanishes from this thread could i please ask for an estimate for the scores? (e.g sup would be 90%)
iíve kind of done it but i could very much be wrong. (Correct me if wrong please)
sup- 85-100%
aa-70-84%
ha-60-69%
a- 50-59%
la-35-49%
ba-0-34%
thanks so much for this in advance <333

to my knowledge, i didnt receive a percentage. so i dont think it really matters because you are compared to how well the rest of the participants have done. maybe there are percentages and i didnt know but thats how it usually works
Title: Re: Post Selective School Exam Discussion
Post by: MemeMaster on June 20, 2019, 07:42:59 pm
before everyone vanishes from this thread could i please ask for an estimate for the scores? (e.g sup would be 90%)
iíve kind of done it but i could very much be wrong. (Correct me if wrong please)
sup- 85-100%
aa-70-84%
ha-60-69%
a- 50-59%
la-35-49%
ba-0-34%
thanks so much for this in advance <333
the rankings are not based on marks as far as Iím aware, itís based on how well other people do so the superior might as well be like 60% for a test if lots of people found it super hard
Title: Re: Post Selective School Exam Discussion
Post by: sippingtea on June 20, 2019, 07:47:26 pm
the rankings are not based on marks as far as Iím aware, itís based on how well other people do so the superior might as well be like 60% for a test if lots of people found it super hard
ahhh ok, makes sense now. Thanks! All the best and good luck!
Title: Re: Post Selective School Exam Discussion
Post by: blackcocoa on June 21, 2019, 01:55:20 pm
hi guys,

i did the selective schools test yesterday and here's how i think i did

verbal: alright, but i guessed quite a few
numerical: same as verbal but guessed a bit more
writing: a decent piece; i only wrote a page and a bit, had figurative language tho
reading: probably the only one i did well on; finished this with like 2 mins to go, found it quite easy
maths: i guessed SO many; probably failed it

so could someone please tell me if i have a chance of making it in? pls be honest :)

ps. i'm going for macrob , anyone else?

thanks a lot :))

Judging by your description, I would say you have very high chance of making macrob. 
Title: Re: Post Selective School Exam Discussion
Post by: sippingtea on June 21, 2019, 03:17:39 pm
hi guys,

i did the selective schools test yesterday and here's how i think i did

verbal: alright, but i guessed quite a few
numerical: same as verbal but guessed a bit more
writing: a decent piece; i only wrote a page and a bit, had figurative language tho
reading: probably the only one i did well on; finished this with like 2 mins to go, found it quite easy
maths: i guessed SO many; probably failed it

so could someone please tell me if i have a chance of making it in? pls be honest :)

ps. i'm going for macrob , anyone else?

thanks a lot :))
wowowowow you performed the exact same as me :)
hope we both make it
Title: Re: Post Selective School Exam Discussion
Post by: arshia01 on June 21, 2019, 04:25:44 pm
wowowowow you performed the exact same as me :)
hope we both make it
Bruh same as me too!
I really hope that you guys make it, I hope all of us get in. I know itís pretty late but good job too both of you as well :)
Title: Re: Post Selective School Exam Discussion
Post by: pangushi on June 21, 2019, 11:10:35 pm
Bruh same as me too!
I really hope that you guys make it, I hope all of us get in. I know itís pretty late but good job too both of you as well :)

me four hahaha !! i hope we all get in, that would be amazing but i guess all we can do now is just wait until we get something.
Title: Re: Post Selective School Exam Discussion
Post by: sippingtea on June 23, 2019, 05:28:18 pm
this thread is kind of dead now but does anyone know how many people did the selective test this yr in total?
Title: Re: Post Selective School Exam Discussion
Post by: pangushi on June 23, 2019, 07:11:58 pm
this thread is kind of dead now but does anyone know how many people did the selective test this yr in total?

from what i remember, 5000+ because I think there was a kid in the 5000s who didnít get their photo taken
Title: Re: Post Selective School Exam Discussion
Post by: rakshanaraj06 on June 24, 2019, 01:48:43 pm
What are my chances to get into schs if this is how I think I went for the following tests.
Verbal: I think I did alright, guessed most of the vocabualry based questions and last 15 due to time
Numerical: Once again, not too bad imo. Guessed approx 10-15.
Writing: I wrote a decent piece. I didn't have a problem but it was an emotional story and I used varied vocabulary.
Reading Comp: The easiest of them all!! I finished with 5 minutes left.
Maths: Oh boy, don't get me started. It was so tough but I managed to do most. Guessed probably 15-20.

I am aware that the superior marks and all that depends on how well everyone did on that day. However, I am curious on what my chances are to get in based on how I foundth the tests. I also go to a grammar school.
Good Luck to everyone!!!
Title: Re: Post Selective School Exam Discussion
Post by: khadeejaatif on June 24, 2019, 02:20:16 pm
What are my chances to get into schs if this is how I think I went for the following tests.
Verbal: I think I did alright, guessed most of the vocabualry based questions and last 15 due to time
Numerical: Once again, not too bad imo. Guessed approx 10-15.
Writing: I wrote a decent piece. I didn't have a problem but it was an emotional story and I used varied vocabulary.
Reading Comp: The easiest of them all!! I finished with 5 minutes left.
Maths: Oh boy, don't get me started. It was so tough but I managed to do most. Guessed probably 15-20.

I am aware that the superior marks and all that depends on how well everyone did on that day. However, I am curious on what my chances are to get in based on how I foundth the tests. I also go to a grammar school.
Good Luck to everyone!!!

hey so you would most likely get into suzanne but please know that for some of the tests you think you did bad at or just ok at may surprise you ( i thougt itd fail numerical buT I GUESS NOT)
Title: Re: Post Selective School Exam Discussion
Post by: arshia01 on June 24, 2019, 05:24:20 pm
this thread is kind of dead now but does anyone know how many people did the selective test this yr in total?
from what i remember, 5000+ because I think there was a kid in the 5000s who didnít get their photo taken
Nah, thereís definitely not 5000, the  seat numbers only went to around 3420. Besides I doubt that they could fit 5000 kids in the same building.
Title: Re: Post Selective School Exam Discussion
Post by: rakshanaraj06 on June 24, 2019, 05:53:39 pm
hey so you would most likely get into suzanne but please know that for some of the tests you think you did bad at or just ok at may surprise you ( i thougt itd fail numerical buT I GUESS NOT)
thank you sm ahaha. I hope that I will be destined the same as you lmaooo. fingers eternally crossed :)
Title: Re: Post Selective School Exam Discussion
Post by: khadeejaatif on June 24, 2019, 06:18:59 pm
thank you sm ahaha. I hope that I will be destined the same as you lmaooo. fingers eternally crossed :)

i believe in you and everyone!!
Title: Re: Post Selective School Exam Discussion
Post by: arshia01 on June 24, 2019, 06:56:15 pm
i believe in you and everyone!!
Lol thank you, makes me feel at lest a bit better!
Title: Re: Post Selective School Exam Discussion
Post by: sippingtea on June 29, 2019, 05:51:04 pm
ok final question, if yíall are still here. I needed some clearing up on the offers and results. If you get donít get an offer do you get sent a rejection letter on the day? and if anyone knows, if you get a second round offer or later will you still get a rejection letter on the day or will you just have to wait for the offer? Does that make sense? (sry bad wording im sick)
Title: Re: Post Selective School Exam Discussion
Post by: arshia01 on June 30, 2019, 11:32:00 am
ok final question, if yíall are still here. I needed some clearing up on the offers and results. If you get donít get an offer do you get sent a rejection letter on the day? and if anyone knows, if you get a second round offer or later will you still get a rejection letter on the day or will you just have to wait for the offer? Does that make sense? (sry bad wording im sick)
I heard they say ''sorry but your child was unsuccessful at obtaining a place at a selective school'' or something, it's not a ''rejection'' letter exactly but more of thing to tell you about how you went. You can still get second round or late offers after this, but you have to wait. Also, they can't tell you that you will get a late offer if that makes sense. So basically if you don't get in the first round you get a letter saying you didn't get in, but you can still get late offers and stuff. Hope this made sense aha.  (also, I don't actually know if all this is right but that's just what it says on the website and stuff)
Sorry for the late reply and good luck + happy holidays!
Title: Re: Post Selective School Exam Discussion
Post by: Hi im jeff on June 30, 2019, 01:10:16 pm
Theres always year 10 entry if you dont get in!

The year 10 entry exam was so much easier. You should be able to finish all the questions for every test.

Lol idek why these tests are so hard. Guessing 15 to 20 questions shows how difficult these exams are. But it only matters how everyone else does so even if you feel you did bad dw.

Good luck.
Title: Re: Post Selective School Exam Discussion
Post by: m.yara184 on July 01, 2019, 11:24:57 am
Theres always year 10 entry if you dont get in!

The year 10 entry exam was so much easier. You should be able to finish all the questions for every test.

Lol idek why these tests are so hard. Guessing 15 to 20 questions shows how difficult these exams are. But it only matters how everyone else does so even if you feel you did bad dw.

Good

Is the maths the same level of difficulty?
Title: Re: Post Selective School Exam Discussion
Post by: Hi im jeff on July 01, 2019, 04:45:04 pm

Nah its way easier. Its pretty much all about year 8-9 concepts.We didnt even get parabolas in the exam. You only need good time management and you should be fine.
Title: Re: Post Selective School Exam Discussion
Post by: m.yara184 on July 02, 2019, 12:07:06 am
Nah its way easier. Its pretty much all about year 8-9 concepts.We didnt even get parabolas in the exam. You only need good time management and you should be fine.

So nothing was hard? What about verbal and numerical, because I found those two being the hardest components of the year 9 entrance exam
Title: Re: Post Selective School Exam Discussion
Post by: Hi im jeff on July 03, 2019, 04:23:16 pm
So nothing was hard? What about verbal and numerical, because I found those two being the hardest components of the year 9 entrance exam

Numerical was easy. It was designed to be able to be completed in the time frame. For Verbal it depends on your luck whether you have encountered a certain word before. But for the exam there were not too many definition questions as opposed to last year. I think if you get good grades at school for math, and decent scores for english you should be fine. I recommend not to focus too much on the reasoning tests and the math. Just focus on your writing because that essentially separates you from everyone else as not too many people have good writing skills.
Title: Re: Post Selective School Exam Discussion
Post by: m.yara184 on July 04, 2019, 01:44:18 am
Numerical was easy. It was designed to be able to be completed in the time frame. For Verbal it depends on your luck whether you have encountered a certain word before. But for the exam there were not too many definition questions as opposed to last year. I think if you get good grades at school for math, and decent scores for english you should be fine. I recommend not to focus too much on the reasoning tests and the math. Just focus on your writing because that essentially separates you from everyone else as not too many people have good writing skills.

Are u talking about the year 9 entrance exam or year 10? Because Iíve already done the year 9 one and found the maths to be rlly easy but I thought numerical was the hardest
Title: Re: Post Selective School Exam Discussion
Post by: Hi im jeff on July 09, 2019, 03:51:52 pm
Are u talking about the year 9 entrance exam or year 10? Because Iíve already done the year 9 one and found the maths to be rlly easy but I thought numerical was the hardest
year 10
Title: Re: Post Selective School Exam Discussion
Post by: Stormbreaker-X on July 09, 2019, 08:51:33 pm
Guys how do you get superiors in reading comp and verbal reasoning?
Title: Re: Post Selective School Exam Discussion
Post by: Stormbreaker-X on July 09, 2019, 08:53:37 pm
In previous years, I keep getting high averages for that. I want a superior or above average this time.
Title: Re: Post Selective School Exam Discussion
Post by: sippingtea on July 10, 2019, 02:10:45 pm
Guys how do you get superiors in reading comp and verbal reasoning?
are u doing it next year?
if so, i suggest doing a lot of practice tests and expanding your vocab. imo i think reading and verbal were really easy this year so it shouldnít be much of a struggle if you got your vocab and time management down.
Title: Re: Post Selective School Exam Discussion
Post by: StudyFREAK on July 12, 2019, 10:09:28 pm
I am more stressed after the exam, that on the exam day. Hope I get in.....
Title: Re: Post Selective School Exam Discussion
Post by: sippingtea on July 14, 2019, 05:01:15 pm
sorry, I have too many questions.
around what percentage is usually a superior? i know itís different for each module, but just overall; what percentage is usually a sup?
Title: Re: Post Selective School Exam Discussion
Post by: ^^^111^^^ on July 14, 2019, 05:14:56 pm
sorry, I have too many questions.
around what percentage is usually a superior? i know itís different for each module, but just overall; what percentage is usually a sup?

Top 11% or (10% I am not too sure) of competitors is a superior. From what I have seen in the past years, try to only guess 10 or 12 questions for all the subjects. (Once again this is only a presumption - so give or take a few). I am not entirely sure for the writing either (you may want to ask a tutor or someone on AN).
Title: Re: Post Selective School Exam Discussion
Post by: someone5643 on July 20, 2019, 08:36:02 am
honestly now that I'm thinking abt it, I couldve tried way harder on the exam and put in more effort
Now im kinda regretting my decisions for not taking it as seriously as I should have and kinda thinking I'm not rlly gonna get in rn
Has it been like this for anyone else?
Title: Re: Post Selective School Exam Discussion
Post by: ^^^111^^^ on July 20, 2019, 08:50:52 am
honestly now that I'm thinking abt it, I couldve tried way harder on the exam and put in more effort
Now im kinda regretting my decisions for not taking it as seriously as I should have and kinda thinking I'm not rlly gonna get in rn
Has it been like this for anyone else?


lol mate that's exactly what I am thinking about right now. I did the year 10 JMSS test, and have been cursing myself since the exam day for not trying harder on the exam. Dw, there is nothing really that can be done at this point. I just remind myself that it is not the school that determines VCE, it is the individual. If you rlly want to get into that selective school of your preference, remember that for you there is always a second chance next year.

Edit: P.S. just don't stress too much about it, think of it as a passing cloud. I'm sure you would've done fine.
Title: Re: Post Selective School Exam Discussion
Post by: sippingtea on July 22, 2019, 07:17:24 pm
HI!
(yes iím sorry, itís me again)
i have one final question before the offers in a few weeks ( i know and iím sorry )
Does anyone remember; how many worded problems there were for VR and NR? < being anxious really doesnít help at all and iím already trying to predict my scores in any way possible.
Thank you in advance <3
Title: Re: Post Selective School Exam Discussion
Post by: m.yara184 on July 23, 2019, 08:27:48 am
HI!
(yes iím sorry, itís me again)
i have one final question before the offers in a few weeks ( i know and iím sorry )
Does anyone remember; how many worded problems there were for VR and NR? < being anxious really doesnít help at all and iím already trying to predict my scores in any way possible.
Thank you in advance <3

Bro i dont know if u wanna hear this but numerical had more reading to it than reasing comprehension. Verbal had a lot of worded problems too. I found verbal and mumerical to be the teo hardest components of yhe exam. Now pleaae be honest, how many questions did u do in verbal and numerical because im trying to find out how others did to predict what i got in then. I did 37 in verbal and guessed and literally 15 in numerical, but i did very well on the other modules.
Title: Re: Post Selective School Exam Discussion
Post by: arshia01 on July 23, 2019, 06:42:24 pm
Bro i dont know if u wanna hear this but numerical had more reading to it than reasing comprehension. Verbal had a lot of worded problems too. I found verbal and mumerical to be the teo hardest components of yhe exam. Now pleaae be honest, how many questions did u do in verbal and numerical because im trying to find out how others did to predict what i got in then. I did 37 in verbal and guessed and literally 15 in numerical, but i did very well on the other modules.
Bruh, let me be honest with you, from the sounds of it, and considering how well you said you did earlier in maths - you're gonna get in, don't stress. No joke, I don't think I even stand a chance anymore. But for verbal I did all of them, only guessed maximum 5. And then there was numerical, literally guessed 20 or more, but idk I feel like I've already forgotten how many i did or not. it was something like that. Good job on doing so well, really hope it all goes well for you.
Title: Re: Post Selective School Exam Discussion
Post by: ProbotMelbourne on July 23, 2019, 07:16:03 pm
Bruh, let me be honest with you, from the sounds of it, and considering how well you said you did earlier in maths - you're gonna get in, don't stress. No joke, I don't think I even stand a chance anymore. But for verbal I did all of them, only guessed maximum 5. And then there was numerical, literally guessed 20 or more, but idk I feel like I've already forgotten how many i did or not. it was something like that. Good job on doing so well, really hope it all goes well for you.
Why are yíall even talking about the exam rn? I legit forgot it existed till today when I saw the Atar notes forum lol. The exam is over, you canít change anything now.
Title: Re: Post Selective School Exam Discussion
Post by: sippingtea on July 23, 2019, 07:32:06 pm
Bro i dont know if u wanna hear this but numerical had more reading to it than reasing comprehension. Verbal had a lot of worded problems too. I found verbal and mumerical to be the teo hardest components of yhe exam. Now pleaae be honest, how many questions did u do in verbal and numerical because im trying to find out how others did to predict what i got in then. I did 37 in verbal and guessed and literally 15 in numerical, but i did very well on the other modules.
well, for verbal i did every question except for all the worded problems (i did like 4 of them), for nr i did about 30 questions and guessed the rest. 
Title: Re: Post Selective School Exam Discussion
Post by: sippingtea on July 23, 2019, 07:35:26 pm
Why are yíall even talking about the exam rn? I legit forgot it existed till today when I saw the Atar notes forum lol. The exam is over, you canít change anything now.
LOL sorry, I had a bad dream about it and it just suddenly came to my mind
Title: Re: Post Selective School Exam Discussion
Post by: khadeejaatif on July 23, 2019, 07:43:42 pm
whatever happens happens. if you get in, great. if you dont get in, you wont die. dont stress too much about it oof haha
Title: Re: Post Selective School Exam Discussion
Post by: arshia01 on July 24, 2019, 07:07:53 am
whatever happens happens. if you get in, great. if you dont get in, you wont die. dont stress too much about it oof haha
True, but I feel like having a mental breakdown. Lol, is it just me?
Title: Re: Post Selective School Exam Discussion
Post by: m.yara184 on July 24, 2019, 11:15:06 am
Bruh, let me be honest with you, from the sounds of it, and considering how well you said you did earlier in maths - you're gonna get in, don't stress. No joke, I don't think I even stand a chance anymore. But for verbal I did all of them, only guessed maximum 5. And then there was numerical, literally guessed 20 or more, but idk I feel like I've already forgotten how many i did or not. it was something like that. Good job on doing so well, really hope it all goes well for you.

Bro thanks for boosting my confidence, but even though i did good on maths, everyone found it hard so it makes no difference. As u say, everyone found verbal easy, i didnt even come close to finishing. and everyone gyuessed around 20 for numerical, i guessed like 75% of the test. The Achievement tests are what will carry me, as i did well on reading, very good on writing, and aced maths, but idk if that will be enough.
Title: Re: Post Selective School Exam Discussion
Post by: arshia01 on July 24, 2019, 06:56:04 pm
Bro thanks for boosting my confidence, but even though i did good on maths, everyone found it hard so it makes no difference. As u say, everyone found verbal easy, i didnt even come close to finishing. and everyone gyuessed around 20 for numerical, i guessed like 75% of the test. The Achievement tests are what will carry me, as i did well on reading, very good on writing, and aced maths, but idk if that will be enough.
Ayyy! Whatever you need man! I donít know you in person (thatís okay) but I really do think youíll be okay and donít stress too much. If you pretty much only feel like you stuffed up on 1-2 tests itís okay- remember there are people who didnít even finish writing and guessed entire tests. And also, getting into MHS is quite a big goal, so even if you donít (I doubt that!) be proud of yourself. I think Iím the one that should really be worried! 😅
Title: Re: Post Selective School Exam Discussion
Post by: khadeejaatif on July 24, 2019, 06:59:17 pm
True, but I feel like having a mental breakdown. Lol, is it just me?

haha nah a lot of people i know who tried out this year feel this way. like all the parabolas and completely new style of verbal and numerical was unexpected. just remember it was new for everyone. not everyone expects it. i never really expected them to have parabolas but previous years have had them (as well as binary and base 8 i hate them so much theyre the epitome of evil) but still. you should be proud that you even did the exam. my best friend (year below me) did the mock exam that james an was holding and freaked out after she sat it. a lot of people chicken out. the fact that you and many others didnt is already a massive achievement :)))
Title: Re: Post Selective School Exam Discussion
Post by: arshia01 on July 24, 2019, 07:20:38 pm
haha nah a lot of people i know who tried out this year feel this way. like all the parabolas and completely new style of verbal and numerical was unexpected. just remember it was new for everyone. not everyone expects it. i never really expected them to have parabolas but previous years have had them (as well as binary and base 8 i hate them so much theyre the epitome of evil) but still. you should be proud that you even did the exam. my best friend (year below me) did the mock exam that james an was holding and freaked out after she sat it. a lot of people chicken out. the fact that you and many others didnt is already a massive achievement :)))
(This is kind of irrelevant) But honestly thanks for saying that, it really makes  me feel better! I really hope I make it.
:)

Title: Re: Post Selective School Exam Discussion
Post by: rakshanaraj06 on July 24, 2019, 07:33:33 pm
True, but I feel like having a mental breakdown. Lol, is it just me?

no sis, i feel ya. really nervous for the results ngll
Title: Re: Post Selective School Exam Discussion
Post by: sippingtea on July 24, 2019, 07:43:20 pm
True, but I feel like having a mental breakdown. Lol, is it just me?
if you think thatís bad, I had a literal dream about the exam and woke up in tears :/
Title: Re: Post Selective School Exam Discussion
Post by: arshia01 on July 24, 2019, 07:50:42 pm
no sis, i feel ya. really nervous for the results ngll
Yeah, obviously me too
if you think thatís bad, I had a literal dream about the exam and woke up in tears :/
Actually me too! But I kinda just woke up and then had like a panic attack.
Title: Re: Post Selective School Exam Discussion
Post by: m.yara184 on July 24, 2019, 11:32:58 pm
Ayyy! Whatever you need man! I donít know you in person (thatís okay) but I really do think youíll be okay and donít stress too much. If you pretty much only feel like you stuffed up on 1-2 tests itís okay- remember there are people who didnít even finish writing and guessed entire tests. And also, getting into MHS is quite a big goal, so even if you donít (I doubt that!) be proud of yourself. I think Iím the one that should really be worried! 😅

You shouldnít be worried. If i were u Iíd be dying of happiness because I did good on verbal and numerical
Title: Re: Post Selective School Exam Discussion
Post by: arshia01 on July 25, 2019, 06:48:51 am
You shouldnít be worried. If i were u Iíd be dying of happiness because I did good on verbal and numerical
Thanks bro! That really helps! Nice of you to say that 😁