Registration Procedures - the Psychometric Entrance Test
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Anyone with an Israeli identity document or valid passport can register to take the Psychometric Entrance Test. It is essential that you bring with you to the test the document you used when registering.
There is no limit to the number of times an examinee can take the test, even on consecutive test administrations.
Registering for the Psychometric Entrance Test of the National Institute for Testing and Evaluation (NITE) and applying to an educational institution are two separate procedures. Applying to an educational institution does not constitute registration for the Psychometric Entrance Test, and vice versa.
It is not necessary to apply to an educational institution in order to take the test. You need take the test only once, even if you are applying to multiple educational institutions. Your scores will be reported to the institutions of your choice (see below for more details).
Test Score Validity Period
The educational institutions have determined that Psychometric Entrance Test scores are valid for admissions purposes for at least seven (7) years. There is therefore no need to put off taking the test until immediately before applying to an institution. For more details, refer to the publications and websites of the institutions.
In most cases, the institutions will use an examinee’s highest score, but NITE recommends that you confirm this with each particular institution.
Registering for the Psychometric Entrance Test
There are two modes of registration: via the NITE website or by means of the printed registration packet. To obtain such a packet, call the Registration Center or get one at a Steimatzky or Tzomet Sfarim bookstore.
Registration for the test is contingent on payment of the test fees indicated on the NITE website at the time of registration. Registration must be completed in accordance with the instructions before the registration deadline that appears on the NITE website.
Information with regard to changing a test date, cancelling registration, late registration and same-day registration appear below.
NOTE: Discharged soldiers should contact the Guidance Unit for Discharged Soldiers for instructions on how to pay the registration fees by means of personal deposit.
It is important to provide accurate personal details during registration, including your email address.
On the form, you are asked to fill in your 9-digit Israeli ID number. If you do not have an Israeli ID but have an Israeli passport or Immigrant card, copy the ID number from that document.
If you do not have any of these means of identification, you may type in your foreign passport number. Use the last 8 digits of your passport number. If your passport number has fewer than 8 digits, fill in the spaces on the left with zeroes.
NOTE: Make sure to use the same identity or passport number to register for the Psychometric Entrance Test and for the desired educational institution.
For your information: Registration that is not entered into the system by the final registration deadline (for whatever reason) will not be accepted. We therefore recommend registering in advance and not waiting for the last minute. A confirmation is issued when your registration process is complete.
Completing the form
It is important to complete all parts of the registration form, including your email address.
Copy your identity number from your ID Card (Teutad Zehut) or Immigrant Card (Teudat Oleh) onto the form. Enter the check digit into the separate box provided for this purpose. If you do not know your check digit, leave this field blank. If your identity number is less than 8 digits long, fill in the blank spaces on the left with zeroes.
If you do not have an Israeli identity document but do have a passport, do not copy your passport number, but rather the identity number that appears in the passport. If you have neither an Israeli passport nor an Immigrant Card, copy your foreign passport number with the last digit in the rightmost box (leave the check digit blank). A form submitted without an identity number or foreign passport number will not be processed.
NOTE: Make sure to use the same ID or foreign passport number when registering for the Psychometric Entrance Test and when applying to the desired educational institution.
Bank Payment of Test Fee
After you have completed the registration form, sign it and pay the fee at any bank, using the payment voucher attached to the form. Detach the examinee receipt and keep it for reference purposes. If the registration form gets lost, this receipt constitutes proof that you have paid. The last date for which the test fee is valid is noted on the payment voucher. Make sure to pay by this date or your form will not be processed.
NOTE: the test fee payment deadline and the final date for test registration are separate independent deadlines.
Ensure that the registration form is stamped in all three designated places. If your form arrives at NITE without a bank stamp it will not be processed until payment is verified. This may prevent you from registering for the desired test date.
Mailing the Form
The form should be mailed according to the instructions that appear on it. Keep in mind that payment of the test fee does not constitute registration for the test (the bank does not forward your personal data to NITE). Your registration is processed only after the form is received at NITE. Do not send the registration form by fax.
NOTE: Your registration form must reach NITE by the registration deadline stipulated for the test administration date for which you are registering.
If the form arrives after the deadline, the registration will be for the following test administration.