Guidelines for Examinees - MITAM:

Before, During and After the Test

Before the Test

Make sure you are familiar with the types of questions appearing in the test and the test instructions.

Prepare everything that you will need to bring to the test:

  • The identifying document with which you registered for the test (ID card or passport). You will not be allowed to take the test without it.
  • Two pencils, a pencil sharpener, and an eraser.

We also recommend that you bring:

  • Your test notification slip, to check the exact time and place of the test.
  • Food and drink - please avoid food which may make a noise as you eat or unwrap it.
  • Simple earplugs - there are good test conditions in all the test halls, but there may be background noise in the hall, so it is recommended that you bring simple earplugs (earplugs joined with a string are not permitted).
  • Suitable clothing - take into account that the test hall may be colder or warmer than you expect.

You are allowed to bring markers to mark sections of the questions or texts which you consider important.

Make sure you know how to get to the test location 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 a campus is not always easy and may take longer than you expect. 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 where the test is administered. Directions and campus maps also appear on the NITE website.

Once you have located 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 during the test: cellular telephones (not even to check the time), walkie-talkies, cameras, recording devices, earphones, computers, tablets, calculators, watches that emit sound or have built-in calculators, portable music players, or any other item that might create a noise or disturb other examinees. When you enter the test hall, you will be asked to turn off all electronic devices, place them in your bags, and put your bags in the corner of the room. Telephones and watches that emit sound must be turned off so that they do not create a noise and cause a disturbance. You may also not use dictionaries, books, papers, or any other study aids during the test. (If you need scrap paper, you may only use the pages of the test booklet.) Anyone 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 includes two sections - the first section lasts about two hours and the second section lasts about three hours. There is a half-hour break between the two sections of the test. During each section of the test, visitors are not permitted to enter the test halls and no messages may be passed to examinees.

During the Test

Pay attention to the proctors’ instructions and follow them exactly.

In each section of the test the proctors will hand out booklets in which you are to mark the answers to multiple-choice questions and write your answers to the open questions. The proctors will announce when you may begin answering the questions and when you must stop writing. An examinee who fails to follow these instructions will be disqualified.

The time allotted for each section of the test appears at the beginning of the booklet. Reading the instructions is included in the allotted time. You may not leave the room during the test. An examinee who needs the restroom must raise a hand and a proctor will accompany him or her. Restroom breaks do not stop the clock for that examinee. Examinees will not be permitted to leave the room for any other purpose (for example, cigarette break or purchase of food and drink).

Note: No study aids or electronic devices may be used during the test! Anyone 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.

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.

Read the instructions and questions carefully

Each type of question is preceded by the relevant instructions. Although these instructions appear in the practice tests published on the NITE website, 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 with which you are not familiar. It is also very important that you read carefully the questions themselves and all the possible responses before choosing the correct answer to a multiple-choice question. Note exactly what is being required of you in each question, and only then answer accordingly.

Make sure you write/mark the answers in the correct places

Note: each examinee will only receive one test booklet for each section of the test! You will not be able to receive an additional or alternative booklet.

Most of the questions in the test are multiple-choice questions. In multiple-choice questions you must choose only one of the possible responses given and mark it by drawing a circle around the number in the test booklet. If you choose more than one possibility your answer will be disqualified, even if one of them is the correct answer.
If you want to change your answer after marking it, use a clean eraser to erase the incorrect answer and then mark the answer you want to choose. Make sure the wrong answer is fully erased. Do not fold or soil the test booklet.

Some of the test questions are not multiple-choice. Answer these questions according to the instructions included in the question. In open questions, where you are asked to write an answer, write a short answer that fits into the space provided in the test booklet. You should write your answers in Hebrew only, making sure that your handwriting is clear and legible.

Note: you should use pencil only to mark the answers and write your answers. Do not use a marker to mark the correct answers.