Guidelines for Examinees - AMIR:
Before, During and After the Test
Compromising the Integrity of the Test and Cheating
NITE views very seriously any attempt to compromise the integrity of its tests, including any behavior that infringes on the confidentiality of the test or the use of its results. We also view very seriously any attempt to obtain a score by illegal means, such as copying during the test or impersonating someone else. Among other things, cheating may lead to situations in which unsuitable candidates are accepted, sometimes even at the expense of candidates who are better qualified for the study program in question. The National Institute for Testing and Evaluation has methods for detecting cheating and attempts to compromise test integrity, and reserves the right to react to such situations using all means at its disposal and at its discretion. These may include:
- Invalidating the test
- Prohibiting an examinee from taking any test administered by NITE for a period of 12 months
- Filing a civil suit
- Submitting a complaint to university or college disciplinary committees
Please note: Impersonating another person (such as sending someone to take the test in your place) is a criminal offense. If someone is suspected of committing such an offense, a complaint will be filed with the police and with university disciplinary committees.
It is strictly forbidden to copy, distribute or teach the contents of a test or any part of it, in any form or by any means, without written permission from the National Institute for Testing and Evaluation. The Institute will take administrative, legal or other appropriate action against anyone violating this prohibition. Before the test begins, you will be requested to sign a declaration stating that you are aware of this prohibition and that you undertake to behave in accordance with it.
Any of the following constitutes grounds for disqualifying an examinee:
- Disruptive behavior during the test
- Copying, and giving or receiving help in answering a question
- Using forbidden study aids, such as papers, books, calculators and dictionaries
- Opening the test booklet before being instructed to do so
- Turning to another section without being instructed to do so
- Continuing to work on a section after the end of the allotted time
- Taking test material out of the test hall
- Possession of an electronic device - cellular telephone, computer, music player, etc. - during the test
- Disregarding the proctors’ instructions
After completing the test you will receive a Feedback Questionnaire in which you will be asked your opinion of the testing conditions. You may also be asked to rate your satisfaction with the registration procedure and the test, or to express your opinion on other areas that the National Institute for Testing and Evaluation deals with. The Feedback Questionnaire is not part of the test; it is reviewed separately from the test answer sheets, and it cannot in any way affect you or your test score. Answering the questionnaire is optional, but we would appreciate your taking a few minutes to do so, as your answers will enable us to improve the service we offer examinees. Please note that the Feedback Questionnaire is not designed for dealing with individual complaints. If you have any questions or complaints about the test, please address them in writing to the Customer Relations Department at the National Institute for Testing and Evaluation within one week of the test date. You will receive a personal reply.
Some examinees might leave the test feeling that many questions were difficult, or that they did not manage to answer all of the questions in the allotted time. It is important to understand that even though the score is calculated on the basis of the number of questions you answered correctly, it is also compared with the performance of all other examinees on all versions of the test and for all test administrations. Therefore, even if you left the test thinking that you performed poorly, it is still entirely possible that you did well.