FAQ - MOR & MIRKAM
What is the difference between MOR and MIRKAM?
MOR and MIRKAM each consist of two parts: an assessment center and questionnaires. Although the two assessment centers operate independently of one another, some parts of the questionnaires are used by both. Details regarding content can be found in the Guide to MOR and MIRKAM.
Can I choose whether to take MOR or MIRKAM?
Candidates cannot choose which assessment to do. Candidates applying to the Technion and/or to Tel-Aviv University will do the MOR assessment. Those applying only to the Hebrew University will do the MIRKAM assessment. Candidates applying to the Technion and/or Tel-Aviv University as well as to the Hebrew University will be assigned randomly to the MOR or the MIRKAM.
When are the MOR and MIRKAM Assessment Centers held?
Usually, there is one test period that runs from the end of May until the beginning of July. There is another test date for MIRKAM, specifically for candidates for the IDF's Academic Reserves program or for candidates who have already studied at the university level. Additional information on that test date is available from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
How many times may one do the MOR or MIRKAM?
Candidates may do one assessment once per year.
May one choose where to go to fill out the questionnaire?
When they register, candidates doing the MOR assessment can choose whether to do the questionnaire day at either Tel-Aviv University or the Technion. Candidates doing the MIRKAM assessment will do the questionnaire day at the Medical Faculty of the Hebrew University in Jerusalem.
May one choose test days?
There will be one questionnaire day set for MOR and one for MIRKAM; it will not be possible to change those days. A candidate doing the MOR assessment may choose between several test days and will be assigned accordingly. Candidates doing the MIRKAM assessment will be assigned to a day by the Hebrew University.
How does one receive notification of the test?
Test notifications will be sent by email. The National Institute for Testing and Evaluation will notify candidates about the MOR assessment, while the Hebrew University will notify candidates about the MIRKAM assessment. The universities will compile lists of candidates who meet their respective application threshold and test notifications will be sent accordingly.
How do candidates pay the fee for the assessment?
The test notification will contain precise payment instructions. Payments are made via the Internet, using a credit card. Candidates interested in doing the assessment must pay within 72 hours of receiving notification.
May a candidate complete just one part of the assessment?
It is not possible to complete just one part. Candidates who did the assessment in the past and are interested in doing it again must take part in both the questionnaire day and the assessment center.
May candidates use assessment scores from previous years?
The scores of candidates who did the MOR or MIRKAM assessment within the past two years are valid for acceptance for the coming academic year.
Which score will be used for candidates who have several previous scores that are still valid?
The highest score will be used.