Before, During and After the Test
Review the types of questions appearing on the test and the various test instructions.
Prepare everything that you must bring to the test:
We recommend that you check the exact time and place of the test in the personal area on the NITE site.
We also recommend that you bring:
Make sure you know how to get to the testing center so that you do not arrive late. The test is administered on many campuses throughout the country, and the test halls are scattered across the campuses. Finding your way around campus is not always easy and may take longer than you expected. It is therefore important to find out exactly where on campus your test will take place, how best to reach the campus (by car or public transport), where to park and how to get from the parking area (or transport station) to the test hall. The homepages of the academic institutions feature directions and maps of the campuses. The maps also appear on the NITE website.
Once you have found your test hall, check that your name appears on the list posted on the door. If your name is not on the list, let the proctors know immediately. Do not enter the room until the proctors give you permission to do so.
You may not use the following devices: cellular telephones (not even to check the time), walkie-talkies, cameras, recording devices, earphones, computers, tablets, calculators, watches that beep or with built-in calculators, portable music players or any other item that might create noise or disturb other examinees.
When you enter the test hall, you will be requested to turn off all electronic devices, to place them in your bag and to put your bag in a designated area of the room. You must turn off telephones and watch alarms to prevent them making a noise and creating a disturbance during the test. You may not use dictionaries, books, papers, or any other study aids. If you need scrap paper, you may use only the pages of the test booklet itself. Any examinee found with an electronic device or prohibited study aid in his or her possession during the test will be required to leave the test hall immediately.
The test is approximately one and a half hours long, with no breaks.
If you arrive at the test and feel for any reason (illness, stress or anxiety) that you are unable to take it, you must let the proctors know before the test begins. In such cases you may defer your test to a later date. If you do not feel well during the test, let the proctors know, and they will instruct you. N.B.: examinees who complain after the test that they were sick while taking it will not be accommodated.
The proctors will pass out the answer sheets, where you need to mark the answers to multiple choice questions, and the test booklet. The proctors will announce when you may begin, when you have to stop writing, and when you have to turn to the next section. An examinee who fails to follow these instructions will be disqualified.
Every examinee must complete all the sections in the test booklet, without exception. The time allotted for each section is specified on the first page of the section. Reading the instructions is included in the allotted time. The multiple choice sections consist of several parts that must all be completed in the allotted time. There is no break between two parts of the same section. At the end of the allotted time for each section, you will be instructed to turn to the next section. You may not turn back to a previous section or skip ahead to a later section, even if you have spare time. An examinee who opens the test booklet, or turns from one section to another without being instructed to do so, or changes an answer after the end of the allocated time for a particular section will be disqualified.
You may not leave the room during the test. An examinee who needs the restroom must raise a hand and wait for a proctor to accompany them. Restroom breaks do not stop the clock for that examinee. Examinees will not be permitted to leave the room for any other purpose (e.g. for a smoke break or to buy food and drink).
N.B.: No study aids or electronic devices are permitted during the test! Anyone found with an electronic device or prohibited study aid in his or her possession during the test will be asked to leave the test hall immediately.
Maintain suitable decorum during the test. Treat the proctors and the other examinees with respect. Do not make a noise or cause any other kind of disturbance during the test. If you need to get a proctor’s attention, raise your hand.
Each type of question is preceded by the relevant instructions. Although these instructions also appear in the Guide for Examinees, do not rely solely on your familiarity with them. Read the instructions again, carefully. Misunderstanding an important instruction might lead to mistakes in all of the questions of that type. Moreover, the test might contain new instructions which you are unfamiliar with. It is also very important that you carefully read the questions themselves and all of the possible responses before choosing the correct answer. See exactly what is being required of you in each question, and only then answer accordingly.