Psychometric Tests Administered Overseas

About the Test

Test Locations and Dates

The Psychometric Entrance Test is administered once a year in Europe and Latin America.

Consult the institutions to which you are applying to ensure that the test date is appropriate for the academic year for which you wish to register and for the department(s) of your choice.

The earlier you register for the test, the more likely it is that your preferences can be taken into account. NITE reserves the right to change test dates, add test locations or cancel the tests. Only those who have registered for the test will be notified of changes.


Testing Conditions

During the test, use of the following is strictly prohibited: calculators (including those on wristwatches), watches (including stopwatches) that produce sound, cellular telephones, other communication devices, laptops and electronic devices of any kind, dictionaries, books, papers or any other study aids. Smoking is prohibited in all the examination halls.



Any behavior that interferes with fair admissions procedures, such as copying or impersonation, is cheating. Cheating may lead to an unfair situation where less capable candidates are accepted, perhaps even at the expense of candidates better suited to the study program in question. The National Institute for Testing and Evaluation has methods for detecting cheating and reserves the right to refuse to administer a test, or even to disqualify a test, if the examinee commits an offense that compromises the test’s confidentiality or results, or if any suspicion arises as to whether the test score accurately reflects the examinee’s ability. Please note: impersonation (such as sending someone to take the test on your behalf) is a criminal offense. If someone is suspected of committing such an offense, a complaint will be filed with the police and with the university disciplinary committees.


Test Languages

The test can be taken in any one of the following five languages: Hebrew, Arabic, Russian, French, and the Combined/English version. You should take the test in the language in which you are most fluent. The Combined/English version of the test is intended for examinees whose first language is English, as well as for those whose first language is not Hebrew but who are more fluent in Hebrew or English than in any of the other test languages. In this version, the entire test appears in both English and Hebrew, with selected words translated into Russian, German, Italian, Hungarian, Amharic, Portuguese, Dutch and Spanish.

Please note that test scores are not affected by the language in which the test is taken.


Hebrew Proficiency Test (YAEL)

Examinees who take the Psychometric Entrance Test in languages other than Hebrew (including the Combined/English version) may also take the Hebrew Proficiency Test (YAEL) at the end of the Psychometric Entrance Test to assess their knowledge of Hebrew. There will be a short break between the two tests. The Hebrew Proficiency Test score is not part of the Psychometric score and is reported to the educational institutions separately. To the best of NITE’s knowledge, not all the institutions use this score in the same way. Some use the test score only to check the examinees’ knowledge of Hebrew and to place students in the appropriate preparatory Hebrew language course; others use it as an admissions requirement as well. Some institutions may require applicants to take a further Hebrew test. It is your responsibility to ascertain whether the Hebrew Proficiency Test is required by the institutions to which you have applied. Scores on the Hebrew Proficiency Test are reported only to those institutions that use the test.

If you wish to take the Hebrew Proficiency Test (YAEL) overseas, mark this option in Section D on the Registration Form. It is also possible to take the Hebrew Proficiency Test (YAEL) in Israel (for an additional fee). For further details, see Additional Information.


Special Test Accommodations

NITE offers test accommodations for applicants with special needs. Special accommodations are offered only for tests administered in Israel.


After Registering

Test Notification

You will receive confirmation when the Registration Center has processed your application. This confirmation will be sent to the e-mail address you provided.

It is your responsibility to make sure that all the information in the notification you receive is accurate (name, identity/foreign passport number, test date and test language). If there are any errors, correct them immediately by logging on to the NITE website or by sending an e-mail to the Overseas Tests Unit,

Once registration is closed, details of the test date and location you have been assigned will be sent by e-mail or mailed to the address you provided on your form. You may also log on to the NITE website to view the details.


Changing the Test Location

If you wish to change your assigned test location, you may do so for about a week after you receive your assigned date and location, as long as there is room available. Changes can be made by sending an e-mail to the Overseas Tests Unit.


Changing the Test Date

If you wish to change your test date after you have registered, send an e-mail to the Overseas Tests Unit. Requests that arrive before the registration deadline for the test date originally requested will be processed free of charge. A service charge of approximately 18% of the current test fee will apply to requests arriving after this deadline.


Canceling Registration

If you wish to cancel your registration, notify the Overseas Tests Unit by registered mail or by fax (+972-2-6750620). Your test fee will be reimbursed after a service charge has been deducted, as prescribed by law. With the exception of those cases stipulated by law, if your cancellation request is received before the registration deadline for the relevant test date, the service charge is approximately 15% of the test fee. If your cancellation request is received after the registration deadline, the service charge is approximately 30% of the test fee.