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What Is The SSAT?
The Secondary School Admission Test (SSAT) is a standardized admissions test used by many unaffiliated independent schools, non-parochial Catholic schools, and boarding schools. The exam was designed as an aptitude test to measure a student's ability in core subject areas independent of a student's school record. It is administered on three levels: Elementary Level (grades 3-4), Middle Level (grades 5-7) and Upper Level (grades 8-11).

Who Should Take The SSAT?
Students interested in attending private boarding schools, or independent secondary schools in the U.S., will need to take the SSAT. Admission officers will use SSAT score to judge the current and potential ability of the students to handle their school curriculum.

What Makes Kaplan's SSAT Program Unique?

  • Founded in 1938, with 80 years of test prep experience, helping more than 3 million individuals globally achieve their educational and career goals through programs
  • Qualified Experienced Teachers provide special attention to developing key verbal skills such as vocabulary and reading comprehension.
  • Comprehensive Training Program prepares students to excel in all areas of the exam. For example, reading comprehension targets the understanding of reading materials and Math instructions are strategically based.
  • Invaluable Strategies are taught to improve students' scores in the verbal reading comprehension and math sections.
  • Exclusive Kaplan US course materials are given to students where they will be able to access test-taking strategies, practice questions and a lot more….

The SSAT Exam at a Glance

SSAT administrated in Elementary Level (Grades 3-4, available in the U.S. only), Middle Level (Grade 5-7) and Upper Level (Grade 8-11). It is designated to measure the students’ verbal, quantitative and reading skills acquired in and out of school.

Section Time / Format
Writing Sample 25-min section with one question
Section 1: Quantitative 30-min section with 25 questions
Section 2: Reading 40-min section with 40 questions
Section 3: Verbal 30-min section with 60 questions
Section 4: Quantitative 30-min section with 25 questions
Section 5: Experimental 15-min section with 16 questions

To register, please contact the Official Examination Body:

SSAT Exam Fee

Program Details & Course Schedule 2020

Standard Course

Course Structure

  • 16 Hours of classroom instruction with a total of 8 sessions
    • Lesson 1-4 are focused on Verbal section
    • Lesson 5-8 are focused on Math section
  • 2 proctored Kaplan SSAT practice tests


SSAT Course Schedule 2020


Course Code Session Day / Time Practice Test 1 1 2 3 4 Practice Test 2
HSSAT-200301 (1 Month) Verbal Thu
5pm - 7pm
01 Mar (Sun)
9:30am - 12:30pm
05 Mar 12 Mar 19 Mar 26 Mar 05 Apr (Sun)
9:30am - 12:30pm
Math Sun
12pm - 2pm
08 Mar 15 Mar 22 Mar 29 Mar


Course Code Session Day / Time Practice Test 1 1 2 3 4 Practice Test 2
HSSAT-200801 (2 Weeks) Verbal Mon - Sat
4pm - 6pm
01 Aug (Sat)
9:30am - 12:30pm
03 Aug 04 Aug 05  Aug 06 Aug 15 Aug (Sat)
9:30am - 12:30pm
Math Mon - Sat
4pm - 6pm
10 Aug

11 Aug

12 Aug 13 Aug


Course Code Session Day / Time Practice Test 1 1 2 3 4 Practice Test 2
HSSAT-201001 (1 Month) Verbal Thu
5pm - 7pm
04 Oct (Sun)
9:30am - 12:30pm
08 Oct 15 Oct 22 Oct 29 Oct 08 Nov (Sun)
9:30am - 12:30pm
Math Sun
12pm - 2pm
11 Oct 18 Oct 25 Oct 01 Nov


Checklist For Test Day

MUST Bring Items

  • PRINTED SSAT Admission Ticket (Log-in at and click “print ticket” if you didn’t print it during registration.) 
  • At least three sharpened No. 2 pencils with erasers (no mechanical pencils permitted)
  • Special accommodations documents (if necessary)
  • Snack and/or drink for breaks (in a clear zip top bag with your student’s name on it.)

What Not to Bring
You may not bring into the testing center or use any of the following:

  • Electronic timers of any kind
  • Digital watches, alarm watches, beeping watches, calculator watches
  • Cell phones, pay phones, beepers, pagers, personal digital assistants (PDAs)
  • Personal computers
  • Calculators
  • Photographic or recording devices
  • Listening devices
  • Headsets, iPods, or other media players
  • Books, dictionaries, papers of any kind
  • Rulers
  • Mechanical pencils
  • Ink pens
  • Briefcases, handbags, backpacks of any kind
  • Earplugs
  • Hats/hoods (except religious apparel) may not be worn on the head
  • Weapons or firearms
  • All Electronics
    • Calculators
    • Cell Phones (MUST BE OFF)
    • Fitness Tracker Wristbands
    • Media Players
    • Watches
  • Personal Items
    • Backpacks
    • Bags
    • Large Jewelry
    • Purses
  • Clothing
    • Coats
    • Hats
  • Other Items
    • Books
    • Erasers
    • Mechanical Pencils
    • Notes or Paper
    • Pens
    • Rulers

Remarks : Electronic devices, including cell phones, are not permitted in the test center, and the use of any electronic device is strictly prohibited.