Registration for the YAELNET Test via the Institutions of Higher Education

This page provides details of the registration process for the YAELNET Test. You should read all of the information carefully.

Registration and payment

You must register and pay at the educational institution where you will be taking the test.

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.

On the day of the test

Before entering the examination hall, you will be required to show your identity card, as well as turn off your mobile telephone and put it into your bag or place it on the proctors’ table. You must also place all other communication devices in your bag. Any examinee who is found with a mobile telephone, smartwatch, or any other communication device - even if it is turned off - will be removed immediately from the examination room and his or her test will be invalidated.

You will not be permitted to take the test without showing your identity card.

Cancelling registration

If you wish to cancel your registration, contact the educational institution where you registered.

Test scores

Your scores will be sent to the institution where you took the test within 10 days of the test date. You will also be able to see your score by logging onto the NITE website and may download your score sheet as a file to your computer at any time, at no charge.
Test scores will not be sent to examinees by email.

For more information on YAELNET scores, click here

Requesting a reevaluation of your test file

The computer program used for the YAELNET is highly reliable and errors in calculating scores are extremely rare, but NITE offers interested examinees the opportunity to request a re-evaluation of their test file. The essay is not re-evaluated, but a check is performed that the evaluation results were correctly entered.

There is a service charge for re-evaluation. If the re-evaluation confirms that an error in calculating your score indeed occurred, you will receive a full refund. You may request that your test file be re-evaluated by logging onto the NITE website, or by sending the appropriate form by email to the Scoring Department. You may submit a request up to three months after the test date.

Summons for retesting

During the scoring process, routine monitoring procedures are implemented to ensure that examinees’ scores accurately reflect their ability. In certain cases, NITE may encounter difficulties in evaluating a test because of an irregular or inconsistent test score or as the result of technical problems. In the event of any doubt as to a test score’s reliability, for any test and for any reason, including those mentioned above, an examinee may be summoned to retake the test at NITE’s offices in Jerusalem. The examinee’s test score will be frozen until all doubts as to its validity have been removed. Only after an examinee is retested will NITE decide how to proceed. Examinees usually receive a written summons for retesting within six weeks of the test date; however, a summons may also be issued at a later date.

In addition, NITE will be permitted to prohibit any examinee who has cheated and/or copied and/or attempted to receive an illegal score from taking any of the tests it administers for a period of 12 months.

How often can you take a Hebrew proficiency test?

You must wait at least 35 days before taking a Hebrew proficiency test again. This waiting period applies between two YAEL tests, between two YAELNET tests, between a YAEL and a YAELNET test or vice-versa. If you do not wait 35 days to take another test, your test will be invalidated and you will not be entitled to a refund. If your test is invalidated, you will have to wait at least 35 days from the date of the invalidated test before you can take a Hebrew proficiency test again.

Inquiries and comments

Any complaint regarding the test should be addressed in writing to the Customer Relations Bureau via the website, by fax, or by mail within one week of the test date. All correspondence with NITE should include your name, ID number, type of test and test date.

For additional information, contact:

The National Institute for Testing and Evaluation, AMIRAM Test Department, P.O.B. 39020, Jerusalem 9139001 Tel: 02-6759555; Fax: 02-6759543