Regis uses the High School Placement Exam (HSPT) as its Scholarship Exam. It will be offered at Regis on Saturday, November 6th, 2021. Bronx, Manhattan and Queens residents will take the exam at 8:30 a.m. The rest of the world will take the exam at 12:30 p.m. (If you need to switch testing sessions for a legitimate reasons, simply call the Admissions Office.)
Students from Brooklyn, Queens and Long Island who are scheduled to take the TACHS test on November 6th should sign up for that exam but take the Regis HSPT test that day. You will then automatically be switched to the TACHS make-up on November 13th.
The exam lasts about three hours. Parents can wait in the auditorium, pray in the chapel, visit the Metropolitan Museum of Art or do some early Christmas shopping for the Admissions Office.
The exam tests cognitive and basic skills. It is divided into five sections:
Verbal Skills consists of 60 questions, covering synonyms, antonyms, verbal analogies, verbal classifications and logical reasoning. (18 minutes).
Quantitative Skills consists of 52 questions, covering number series, number manipulations, and both geometric and nongeometric quantitative comparisons. (30 minutes)
Reading consists of 62 questions, covering the ability to remember important ideas and significant details, recognizing central thought or purpose, making logical inferences and understanding vocabulary in context. (25 minutes).
Mathematics consists of 64 questions, covering computation, problem solving, important math concepts and reasoning. (45 minutes).
Language consists of 60 questions, covering punctuation, capitalization, spelling, grammar, usage and composition. (25 minutes).
Students should familiarize themselves with the HSPT – there are prep books available with sample exams. Please watch the video below to learn more.