Guidelines for Examinees - YAELNET:
Before, During and After the Test
Before the Test
Make sure you know in advance how to get to the test location so that you do not arrive late. If you arrive late, you will not be able to take the test! It is recommended that you arrive about half an hour before the time set for your test.
You must bring with you:
- An ID card: Teudat Zehut, or a valid driver’s license or passport. If you registered for the test using a foreign (non-Israeli) passport, bring that with you to the test. Without one of these documents, you will not be allowed to take the test. Note: A student card is not an acceptable identity card.
- Pencils, eraser, and pencil sharpener. You must write the essay in pencil!
- If you paid for the test using a payment voucher, you must bring the original voucher with you to the test. If you registered via the NITE website, bring your test notification.
It is probable that while you are waiting, other examinees who were scheduled for an earlier time will be taking the test in the classroom. Please be considerate and wait quietly. When a computer becomes available, you will be asked to come in and take the test.
Do not bring mobile telephones, smart watches, earphones, or any other electronic device into the classroom. It is also forbidden to bring in dictionaries, electronic dictionaries or any other study aid. You do not need scrap paper or a watch.
The allotted time will be shown on the computer monitor and if you need scrap paper, you may ask for it from one of the proctors.
Before entering the classroom switch off your mobile telephone and put it in your bag. Bags should be stored in the designated cupboards or placed at the front of the classroom. An examinee found in possession of an electronic device during the test will be required to leave the classroom immediately and his test will be disqualified.
During the Test
Before the test begins, the proctors will give you an answer sheet to be used for writing the essay. Afterwards, they will ask you in which language you would like the explanations and instructions to be displayed. You may read the explanations in Hebrew, Arabic, English, Russian, or French.
After you enter the classroom, the proctor will enter your personal details into the test program and will open an instructional section. This instructional section will present you with several practice questions so you can make sure the explanations are clear. You cannot continue to the test itself until you answer these practice questions, but there is no need to answer them correctly - the answers to the practice questions are not part of your test score.
The test itself comprises three sections. The first two sections are made up of multiple-choice questions; you must choose the correct answer out of four possible answers. There are three types of questions in these sections: Sentence Completion, Restatement, and Reading Comprehension. In the third section of the test, you will be asked to write an essay. The subject you must write about will appear on the computer screen; you should handwrite your essay on the answer sheet that you received.
The time for each section of the YAELNET is allotted separately and there is no way to accumulate time. Each multiple-choice section is allotted 20 minutes. The essay is allotted 15 minutes.
Using the Test Program
During the test you may only use the mouse; you will not be able to use the keyboard. On the right side of the screen is a navigation bar that you can use to move from question to question, to mark questions that you wish to return to later, and to advance to the next section before the end of the allotted time. Note: Once you have advanced to the next section, you cannot return to the previous section!
We recommend that you carefully read each question and all of its possible answers. In order to choose the answer you think is the correct one, use the mouse to click on the appropriate circle to the right of the answer.
A correct answer raises your score, but an incorrect answer does not lower it. Therefore, if you do not know the correct answer, you should guess. If you do not select any answer, the question will be scored as though you chose an incorrect answer.
In the third section, you will be asked to write an essay. You must write the essay in pencil! Make sure your essay is legible and well organized. The essay should be 10-15 lines long and you must not stray beyond the marked margins of the answer sheet. Before starting to write the essay, copy the subject of the essay from the computer to the designated place on the answer sheet. At the end of the time allotted, you must stop writing and return the answer sheet to the proctors. If you need to write a draft, you may ask for scrap paper from the proctors. The draft will not be checked, so make sure to write the entire essay on the answer sheet within the allotted time.
Please note: Essays that do not meet the criteria - such as essays that are too short or that do not address the given topic - will not be checked and will be given the minimum score.
After the Test
Seven to ten days after the test, NITE will report your score to the institutions of higher education that you indicated when you registered or to the institution where you took the test. You may access your score by logging onto the NITE website.