Preparing for the test

Practice materials

The skills the ACER Scholarship Tests are examining are learned over an applicant's lifetime both in and out of school, so short term training for the tests is unlikely to improve performance. Your best preparation is to read widely and think critically.  However if you would like to purchase practice materials, these are available for all test levels.

Levels 1, 2 and 3

ACER provides a range of sample materials for applicants to assist them in becoming more familiar with the style and content of questions on the ACER Scholarship Tests.

Download free example questions

To purchase practice materials for all levels:

1. Create a parent account
2. Log in and click on the green Practice Materials tab
3. Select the practice materials you would like to purchase and follow the instructions to complete payment

Online practice test can be accessed through your account immediately by clicking the Practice Materials tab and then the View Test link on the right hand side of the screen.
Downloadable PDF booklets can be accessed through your account immediately by clicking the Practice Materials tab and then the Download link on the right hand side of the screen.

The practice materials available for purchase are as follows.

Level 1 (children entering Year 7 or 8).
There are two different practice tests available.
Online Practice Test: Level 1: available in online format only. The content is different to all other practice tests.
Scholarship and Select Entry Tests Practice Questions for entry in Years 7 and 8: available in online format or as a PDF booklet that you can download and print. The content is the same between formats so only purchase one format. The content of this practice test is different to all other practice tests.

Level  2 (children entering Year 9 or 10).
There are two practice tests available.
Online Practice Test: Level 2: available in online format only. The content is different to all other practice tests.
Scholarship and Select Entry Tests Practice Questions for entry in Years 9 and 10: available as a PDF booklet that you can download and print. The content of this practice test is different to all other practice tests.

Level 3 (children entering Year 11 or 12).
There are two practice tests available.
Online Practice Test: Level 3: available in online format only. The content is different to all other practice tests.
Scholarship and Select Entry Tests Practice Questions for entry in Years 11 and 12: available as a PDF booklet that you can download and print. The content of this practice test is different to all other practice tests.

Primary (children entering Year 4, 5 or 6).
There is one practice test available.
ACER Scholarship Primary Practice Test: available in online format or as a downloadable PDF.

 

Scholarship and Selection Tests (2nd Edition)

This book aims to help parents better understand scholarship tests so that they can help their child do their best when it counts.  It is suitable for parents of applicants at all year levels. You can purchase the book through the ACER online shop.