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They are both hard, mostly due to the time constraints when completing such questions, and the large number of people compared to the limited number of places.

That being said, a website 'examsuccess' states " ACER scholarship exams are even harder in selection compared to their exams for selective schools (ACER also produce the NSW selective school test, Brisbane State High and GATE in Western Australia). This is because a scholarship may provide 1-3 spots a year while selective schools often have 225 spots or more. "

Hence, I would assume that although they have relatively the same content, the scholarship test would be harder (or more competitive) due to the even less number of availiable spots compared to that of hast (selective)
 

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hi i sat the acer scholarship test this year for entry into year 11 2023 and got in! if you would like more info on the test feel free to ask
 
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hi, i sat the Acer scholarship test this year for entry into year 11 2023 and got in! if you would like more info on the test feel free to ask
Hey, how hard was it? Because I am doing the HAST, and I have done some scholarship tests for practice and I don't know if the scholarship tests are harder or easier than the HAST.
 

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hi, it wasn't too bad in my opinion. i cant reallt say how hard it is compared to HAST since i havent sat that one. but it was pretty competitive. i tried out for selective the year before, but because of COVID, the HAST was cancelled. i only got into reserve for girra and penrith.

so these were the components in order:
  • discursive writing piece
    • i think the prompt was boredom leads to creativity. THESE AREN'T THE EXACT WORDS–– IM JUST PARAPHRASING SINCE IT WAS A WHILE AGO. i just remember writing something along those lines ^^ please don't quote me ;-;
  • humanities/english (they called it humanities instead)
    • ngl a fair bit of it was on poems; analysing, recognising techniques and just its effect on viewers
    • there was a substantial amount of reading––finished with not as much time left as i would've liked

  • maths/science
    • IT DID NOT SEEM LIKE MATHS AT ALL.
    • so many images???
    • oh there's some circuit/node questions
    • i dont really remember too much of this one
    • moreso an aptitude test, just do a bunch of general ability questions ig

  • creative writing piece
    • this was an image prompt - it was this fork on a road where one was leading to a cliff with the sign fake news

i scored the highest in written expression - they compressed the two in the results and my lowest was maths (no surprise there)...

idk about the HAST but i should point out that both a discursive and creative were needed.

Hey, how hard was it? Because I am doing the HAST, and I have done some scholarship tests for practice and I don't know if the scholarship tests are harder or easier than the HAST.
 
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hi, it wasn't too bad in my opinion. i cant reallt say how hard it is compared to HAST since i havent sat that one. but it was pretty competitive. i tried out for selective the year before, but because of COVID, the HAST was cancelled. i only got into reserve for girra and penrith.

so these were the components in order:
  • discursive writing piece
    • i think the prompt was boredom leads to creativity. THESE AREN'T THE EXACT WORDS–– IM JUST PARAPHRASING SINCE IT WAS A WHILE AGO. i just remember writing something along those lines ^^ please don't quote me ;-;

  • humanities/english (they called it humanities instead)
    • ngl a fair bit of it was on poems; analysing, recognising techniques and just its effect on viewers
    • there was a substantial amount of reading––finished with not as much time left as i would've liked

  • maths/science
    • IT DID NOT SEEM LIKE MATHS AT ALL.
    • so many images???
    • oh there's some circuit/node questions
    • i dont really remember too much of this one
    • moreso an aptitude test, just do a bunch of general ability questions ig

  • creative writing piece
    • this was an image prompt - it was this fork on a road where one was leading to a cliff with the sign fake news

i scored the highest in written expression - they compressed the two in the results and my lowest was maths (no surprise there)...

idk about the HAST but i should point out that both a discursive and creative were needed.
Oh Also, can you give me an example of the context of the circuit questions please?
 

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maths/science
  • IT DID NOT SEEM LIKE MATHS AT ALL.
  • so many images???
  • oh there's some circuit/node questions
  • i dont really remember too much of this one
  • moreso an aptitude test, just do a bunch of general ability questions ig
Yeah I agree, the "math" / "science" questions are really weird, it's not something you can prepare for tbh
 

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