Registration Procedures - MERAV
Examinees in the MERAV medical school assessment center must hold an Israeli identity card or valid passport. Please make sure to bring with you to the test the document that you used when registering.
NITE reserves the right to pursue any course of action it deems appropriate in cases where it suspects that an examinee has registered for the test for a purpose other than that for which the test was designed and/or because of external motivations.
It is forbidden to register for the test in order to infringe on NITE’s proprietary rights. This includes copying, disclosing, or conveying test items, whether to provide instruction and preparation for the test or for any other purpose.
Test Score Validity
According to medical school policy, the scores in MERAV are valid for admissions for a period of three years. For example, the scores of a candidate who sat the test in 2016 were valid for admissions in 2016, 2017, and 2018. If a candidate sat the test more than once within a three year period, the highest of their scores will be used in the admissions process. For more information, refer to the medical schools’ own handbooks and websites.
Analytical Reasoning Test: During the coming test administration, which will take place on April 29, 2022, candidates may choose whether to be tested in Hebrew or Arabic.
Candidates who made Aliyah to Israel within the past seven years may submit a request to receive additional time on the test. Authorization for additional time will be given by the universities. Requests should be sent, along with the relevant official documents, to the university where the candidate registered for the test. Approval of their request by the respective university will give candidates an additional half hour on the Analytical Reasoning Test.
Personal/Biographical Questionnaire and Assessment Centers: The institutions performing the screening tests have decided that these components will be given only in Hebrew. It should be noted that these components are not designed to test a candidate’s linguistic capability, and thus, raters are directed not to take this capability into account in their ratings.
Shalev questionnaire: Before beginning to complete this online questionnaire, candidates may select which language they wish to be tested in: Hebrew or Arabic.
The educational institutions determine which candidates for medical school will be assigned to the assessment center.
The MERAV center consists of two sections. The first section is a test of Analytical Reasoning administered by NITE - the National Institute for Testing and Evaluation. The summons for this part of the test will be sent by NITE to the email address submitted by candidates during registration. The second section of MERAV includes filling out a personal/biographical questionnaire and participation in an assessment center. The summons for this section will be sent by NITE to the same email address. Candidates who have valid scores from an earlier MERAV test may choose whether to retake the assessment center, the personal/biographical questionnaire, or both. The Analytical Reasoning Test and filling out the personal/biographical questionnaire will take place at Tel Aviv University, Bar Ilan University or Ariel University. The assessment center will take place at MSR - the Israel Center for Medical Simulation at Sheba Medical Center at Tel Hashomer (the same location as the MOR assessment center).
Initial summons to both sections will be sent about a month before the test date to the email address submitted during registration. Examinees are responsible for ensuring that the test dates do not clash with other commitments such as travel abroad or army reserve duty.
In most cases, medical school candidates who register for both four-year and six-year programs and are allocated to the second section of MERAV will participate in the MERAV assessment center.
A candidate who is allocated by mistake to both the four-year and six-year assessment centers should inform the NITE Registration Center immediately. It is an examinee’s responsibility not to participate in more than one assessment center. An examinee who participates in more than one assessment center will not be entitled to a refund, and only the earlier score will be taken into account.
Note: examinees must attend on both of their assigned test dates. Examinees are requested to arrive punctually at the appointed time.
Allocation to Test Days
Detailed information on the dates of each section of the test appears on the NITE website.
Candidates summoned to the first section of the MERAV center - the Analytical Reasoning Test - will receive an email including a link to the center’s website, where they can choose to take the test at Tel Aviv University, Bar Ilan University or Ariel University. The number of examinees at each site is limited. When all places at a test site are filled, the system will not allow it to be selected. After selection of a test site and payment of the fee, the site will display the exact location and time for the test.
Examinees allocated to the second stage of the MERAV center - questionnaire and assessment center - will be sent an email including a link to the center’s website, where they can choose to take the test at Tel Aviv University, Bar Ilan University or Ariel University. They may also select a group of dates and times for the assessment center. When all places for a group are filled, the system will not allow it to be selected.