Registration Procedures - the Psychometric Entrance Test
If you miss the registration deadline and do not wish to wait until the next test administration, you may try to register late, up to eight working days before the first day of the test administration period. Late registration will only be approved if there is space available at one of the campuses at which the test is administered. The only way to register late is to do so online. Information about late registration will be posted on the Home Page of the NITE website; there is no need to telephone the Registration Center. The late registration fee is 150% of the regular test fee. You will be assigned to whichever location has spaces available. Those registering late will not be able to choose their test location.
Because of the complex arrangements required for those entitled to special test accommodations, late registration is not available to those requiring special test accommodations.
Registration on the Day of the Test
It may be possible for those who have not registered previously to register on the day of the test.
This requires calling the Registration Center during the six working days prior to the test date to ascertain whether spaces are available and to receive precise instructions regarding the procedure. Registration of this type necessitates special arrangements that make it expensive: 250% of the regular test fee. The following conditions also apply to a test taken with same-day registration:
- The test will be administered at one location only.
- The number of places is limited and seats will be assigned on the basis of availability. It is not possible to reserve places in advance.
- Examinees must arrive at the test location two hours before the start of the test to complete the necessary procedures, including payment, preparation of test materials and assignment to test hall.
- Payment is made at the test site, in cash or by credit card only. It is not possible to divide the fee into multiple payments
Late registrants should note that, due to the expense and the fact that places are not guaranteed, this form of registration is not recommended and is intended for emergency situations only.
Test Administration Dates
The Psychometric Entrance Test is administered four times a year (winter, spring, summer and fall). An examinee may take the test only once during any given test administration. The test dates are published on the website.
NOTE: When there are two test days for a given test administration, you will not necessarily be assigned to the day of your choice.
Before selecting a test date you should ensure that the date is appropriate for the educational institution you wish to apply to. We recommend taking the test at the earliest possible opportunity and not delaying it until the test date immediately preceding registration for the institution.
You should ascertain that the test date does not clash with other commitments you may have, such as matriculation (Bagrut) tests, travel abroad, or army reserve duty.
For your information: Test scores are not affected by test date, form, or language, or by the population being tested in any particular test administration. Scores are comparable across all test dates, languages and forms.
The test is administered at several locations around the country. You may state your preference for the test location most convenient for you from among the locations offered, regardless of the institutions to which you have applied. The earlier you register, the more likely it is that your preferences can be taken into account. If there is no place available at the location of your choice, you will be assigned to the nearest alternative.
The Psychometric Entrance Test is administered in several locations outside Israel (depending on the number of applicants).
Those wishing to take the test outside Israel must contact the Overseas Tests Unit at NITE. Special test accommodations are not available outside Israel.
The test is usually administered in university lecture halls. As at any university, these halls vary in terms of size, seating facilities, etc. You are required to take the test in the lecture hall to which you are assigned.
During the test, use of the following is strictly prohibited: calculators (including those on wristwatches), clocks (including stopwatches) that produce sound, cellular telephones, other communication devices, laptops and electronic instruments 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 posing as someone else, is cheating. Cheating may lead to an unjust situation where less capable candidates are accepted, sometimes 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 may even disqualify a test, if the examinee commits an offense that compromises the test’s confidentiality or its results. Any suspicion or doubt as to whether the test score accurately reflects the examinee’s ability will result in invalidation of the test. Please note: impersonation (such as sending someone to take the test in your place) 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.