Registration Procedures - MOR & MIRKAM

This page contains information for examinees taking MOR and MIRKAM, the assessment centers for medical schools. Please read it carefully. When paying for the test you will be asked to confirm that you have read the information below, including the privacy policy.

General Information

Examinees in the MOR or MIRKAM medical school assessment centers 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 MOR and MIRKAM 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.

Test Languages

Since the admission requirements for medical school include the ability to understand and use Hebrew, the schools have determined that the MOR and MIRKAM assessment centers will be conducted in Hebrew only. However, it is worth noting that the centers do not include an assessment of linguistic ability, and so such ability will not be taken into account when evaluating candidates.

 

Registration for the Test

General

An examinee may take the test only once per year. Candidates who register for medical school at Tel Aviv University only, at the Technion only, or at the Hebrew University only, will be allocated to the assessment centers at the university where they registered. Candidates who register for more than one university will be assigned randomly to the assessment center of one of the institutions for which they have registered. Their score, in either the MOR or MIRKAM test, will be valid for admission to any of the medical schools that assess candidates using these centers (Tel Aviv University, the Technion, and the Hebrew University).

A candidate who is allocated by mistake to more than one center 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

MOR and MIRKAM consist of two parts: personal/biographical questionnaire and assessment center. Although the two centers operate independently of one another, some parts of the questionnaire are used by both centers. Screening for medical school takes place once per year, and this includes two test dates: one for filling out the personal/biographical questionnaire and one for the assessment center. Detailed information on test dates appears on the NITE website.

Candidates allocated to the MOR center will be summoned to fill out the personal/biographical questionnaire at Tel Aviv University or the Technion. These candidates 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 or the Technion. The number of examinees at each institution 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.
Candidates allocated to the MIRKAM center will be summoned to fill out the personal/biographical questionnaire at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem Faculty of Medicine. These candidates will be sent an invitation by email with details of the location, the test hall, and the time when they should arrive to fill out the questionnaire.
Candidates allocated to MOR will receive a summons from NITE to the assessment center at the Israel Center for Medical Simulation (MSR) or the Technion.
Candidates allocated to MIRKAM will receive a summons from the Hebrew University to the assessment center at the Hebrew University Assessment of Jerusalem. The initial summons will be sent out about a month before the test date to the email address submitted to the medical schools during registration. Examinees are responsible for ensuring that the test dates do not clash with other commitments such as matriculation (Bagrut) tests, travel abroad, or army reserve duty.

Changing Your Test Date

If you are unable to attend on the assigned date, you should immediately notify the NITE Medical Schools Admissions Registration Center (for MOR) or the Hebrew University Faculty of Medicine Admissions Center (for MIRKAM). You will not be required to set an alternative date. If you have been allocated a test date and decide not to take the test, you should also notify the appropriate center immediately so that your time slot can be allocated to another examinee.

The medical school faculties have determined that an examinee allocated to either of the assessment centers who declines to take the test at the allocated center may not take the test at the other center, but will be deemed to have withdrawn from the test at all centers in that year.

Payment for the Test

Candidates allocated to the MOR and MIRKAM centers will be sent an email with a link to the NITE website for payment by credit card, along with a username and password. The fee will be charged in one payment.

Summons to the MIRKAM center will be sent by the Hebrew University.

Candidate must pay for participation in the MOR or MIRKAM center within 72 hours after the summons is sent. A candidate who fails to pay the participation fee within this period will be deemed to have withdrawn from the test at both the MOR or MIRKAM center during that year.

When registering for online payment, make sure to enter correctly the ID number (Israeli ID card including check digit, or foreign passport number) with which you registered for the course.

Candidates who have participated in the assessment centers in the past are liable for the whole fee. There is no option to take a limited subsection of the test.