Special Test Accommodations - MERAV

Special test accommodations are only granted to examinees with a disability that seriously affects their functioning, in order to maintain fairness for all examinees in the test.

 

The following applicants are entitled to submit a request for special test accommodations:

  • Applicants with a severe physical disability, psychiatric disability, or learning disability who believe that they need special accommodations in the analytical reasoning test
  • Applicants with a physical condition that prevents them from sitting the test in a normal classroom with chairs with writing tablets (e.g. advanced pregnancy, severe obesity, wheelchair users, etc.)
  • Applicants with severe physical limitations or ever writing disability who believe that they need special accommodations for filling out the personal/biographical questionnaire.

 

Applicants who believe that they are entitled to special test accommodations should submit an application to the Special Test Accommodations unit at NITE. The application should specify whether special test accommodations are being requested for the analytical reasoning test or for filling out the personal/biographical questionnaire of the MERAV system. The application should be submitted before receiving the invitation to the MERAV system, and should reach the Special Test Accommodations unit at NITE, with supporting documentation, no later than the date specified each year on the websites of the educational institutions and NITE. The application should be accompanied by a signed statement using the form at the following link: statement accompanying a request for special test accommodations. Detailed instructions on how to submit the application and the supporting documentation required may be found on the NITE website. Handling the request does not guarantee a test invitation - the list of invitees for the test is determined exclusively by the universities.

 

The decision to accept or deny the request will be received up to 25 days after the request reaches NITE. This decision may be appealed, as explained on the NITE website, but the appeal must also reach NITE no later than the date specified on the websites of the educational institutions and NITE. Handling the request and any appeals takes time, so we recommend submitting requests as early as possible and not waiting until the last minute.

 

All of the above also applies to candidates who have applied to medical schools and have not yet received an invitation to the MERAV system, but also have not received a notification of rejection.

 

As requested by the educational institutions, NITE communicates every item of information relevant to the application to study medicine to the medical schools to which the candidate has applied. This includes the documentation supporting requests for special test accommodations.