Registration Procedures - MERAV

Cancelling Registration

Because of the special character of the MERAV center, including the limited number of participants and the fact that last-minute cancellations deny other candidates the opportunity to sit the test, there are strict rules concerning cancelling registration.

Candidates who cancel after paying the fee will receive a refund as required by law, as detailed below:

Refund for the personal/biographical questionnaire: candidates who paid the fee for the personal/biographical questionnaire and cancelled registration, or failed to attend to fill out the questionnaire will receive a full refund, after deduction of a ₪60 processing charge.

Refund for the admissions center: except as otherwise required by law, candidates who cancel more than one week before their first assigned test date in the second section of the assessment center (biographical questionnaire or assessment center) will receive a refund of 85% of the fee paid for the assessment center. Candidates who cancel registration less than one week but not less than 48 hours before their first assigned date, will receive a refund of 70% of the fee paid for the assessment center. Candidates who cancel registration less than 48 hours before their first assigned test date, and candidates who fail to attend on their first assigned test date, without cancelling registration, will receive a refund of 55% of the fee for the assessment center.

In order to receive a refund of the fee for participation in MERAV, send an email request to the registration center for medical school admissions at NITE, email address premed_admin@nite.org.il. The request should include the candidate’s full name, ID number, exact address to send the refund cheque and telephone number.

 

Reporting Test Scores

Scores in the Analytical Reasoning Test will be reported to all institutions that use the MERAV center. Within a few weeks from the test date candidates will be sent a written notification from the educational institution detailing the next stages in the admission process to the four-year course.

The scores are also sent to the examinee’s email address, unless the examinee opted out of receiving scores by email.

A few days after the scores are reported to the institutions, candidates will be able to view their scores in the Analytical Reasoning Test by logging on to the NITE website with their ID number and password.

Scores in the second section of MERAV are a combination of the score in the assessment center (70% weighting) and the score in the personal/biographical questionnaire (30% weighting). The combined score will only be calculated for examinees sitting both parts of the test in the same year.

The score in MERAV ranges from 150 to 250. The average score is 200, with a standard deviation of 20.

Once the educational institutions have received the score, candidates will be able to view their combined score and the scores in the individual sections (personal/biographical questionnaire and assessment center) by logging on to the NITE website with their ID number and password.

As requested by the educational institutions, NITE informs the medical schools of every detail concerning applicants relevant to their application to study medicine.

 

Reevaluation of the questionnaire and Assessment Center

You have the right to request a reevaluation of the processing of the answers to the Analytical Reasoning Test and the assessments made at the assessment center. In NITE’s experience, the probability of finding an error in the data processing is extremely small. A fee is charged for the reevaluation, but in the event that an error is discovered, this fee will be refunded in full. Requests for reevaluation should be submitted to the NITE Scoring Department within three months of the test date, or by logging on to the website.

Note: the score in the assessment center is based on independent predictions and assessments by a number of skilled analysts, which are equivalent to a long process of repeated examination.

Summons for Retesting

During the scoring process, NITE conducts routine checks to ensure that each examinee’s scores accurately reflect his or her ability. Sometimes NITE has a problem assessing a test score because of technical problems or irregular or inconsistent results. In such cases the examinee will be summoned to retake the test at NITE’s offices in Jerusalem, and the test scores will be withheld until the matter has been resolved. Only after the examinee is retested will NITE make a decision how to proceed. A written summons for retesting is generally sent to such examinees within six weeks of the test date; however, it may also be issued at a later date. In addition, in response to any attempt at cheating, copying, or receiving a score through illegal means, NITE has the authority to prohibit the examinee from taking any test it administers for a period of 12 months.

 

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:

  1. Invalidating the test
  2. Prohibiting an examinee from taking any test administered by NITE for a period of 12 months
  3. Filing a civil suit
  4. 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.

 

Complaints and Objections to the Test Procedures

An examinees with objections relating to the MERAV assessment centers should apply in writing to the NITE Customer Relations Department within seven days from the test date. All such applications to NITE should include the examinee’s full name, ID number, the type of test and date and time. Complaints may be sent to the Customer Relations Department or using the complaint form on the NITE website.

 

Contact Us

National Institute for Testing and Evaluation

POB 39020 Jerusalem 9139001

Tel: 02-6759555

Fax: 02-6759543

Sun.-Thurs. 8:30-15:30

 

Topic Relevant Department Phone
02-6759555
Fax Email/Other

·  Score reporting to institutions and examinees

· Requests for reevaluation

Scoring Department Extension 2   score@nite.org.il

· Special test accommodations

Special Test Accommodations Unit

Extension 3

02-6750640

NITE Special Test Accommodations Unit

(MERAV)

P.O. Box 39020

Jerusalem 9139001

· Inquiries about the test

· Complaints

Customer Relations Bureau Extension 4 02-6750640  
MERAV Center
· Registration
· Assignment
· Changes to assigned dates
· Cancelling registration
Coordination Unit for MERAV Medical School Admissions Test 02-6750612   premed_admin@nite.org.il