CHANGES FOR 21/22 TEST
- The number of sections in the paper will be reduced from 6 to 4.
- There will be 2 reading sections, instead of 3, both followed by comprehension questions.
- One reading passage will be fiction or non-fiction and the other reading passage will be poetry.
- Although the reading passages can be fiction, non-fiction or poetry there will no 19th century fiction.
- The overall length of the reading material will be reduced by around 30% – 40% compared to previous Entrance Assessment papers; i.e. reducing the number of reading passages does not mean increasing the length of the passages.
- Instead of some questions having 4 answer options and some having 5, every question will have 5 answer options.
- Both reading passages will be followed by 16 comprehension questions.
- There will be 9 punctuation and 9 spelling questions.
- There will be no general section-requiring knowledge and understanding of literary or linguistic terms, e.g. glossary or index.
- The number of questions in the paper will be reduced from 60 to 50.
- The paper will last 50 minutes instead of 60 minutes.