Guidelines for Examinees:

Before, During and After the Test

Before the Test

Review the types of questions appearing on the test and the various test instructions.

Prepare everything that you must bring to the test:

  • The ID card with which you registered for the test (ID card or passport) - you will not be allowed to take the test without it.
  • Two pencils, a pencil sharpener and an eraser.

We also recommend that you bring:

  • Your test notification slip, to check the exact time and place of the test.
  • Food and drink - please avoid food that could disturb others as you eat or unwrap it.
  • Simple earplugs - there are good test conditions in all the test halls, but there may be background noise in some locations, so it is recommended to bring simple earplugs (earplugs connected with a string are not permitted).
  • Suitable clothing - the test hall may be colder or warmer than you expected.

Make sure you know how to get to the testing center so that you do not arrive late. The test is administered on many campuses throughout the country, and the test halls are scattered across the campuses. Finding your way around campus is not always easy and may take longer than you expected. It is therefore important to find out exactly where on campus your test will take place, how best to reach the campus (by car or public transport), where to park and how to get from the parking area (or transport station) to the test hall. The homepages of the academic institutions feature directions and maps of the campuses. The maps also appear on the NITE website.

Once you have found your test hall, check that your name appears on the list posted on the door. If your name is not on the list, let the proctors know immediately. Do not enter the room until the proctors give you permission to do so.

You may not use the following devices: cellular telephones (not even to check the time), walkie-talkies, cameras, recording devices, earphones, computers, tablets, calculators, watches that beep or have built-in calculators, portable music players or any other item that might disturb other examinees in the test hall. When you enter the test hall, you will be asked to turn off all electronic devices, to place them in your bag and to put your bag in a designated area of the room. You may not use calculators (including watch calculators), dictionaries of any kind, books, papers, or any other study aids. If you need scrap paper, you may use only the pages of the test booklet itself.

Anyone found with an electronic device or prohibited study aid in his or her possession during the test will be asked to leave the test hall immediately.

The test is approximately three and a half hours long. There are no breaks. No visitors will be allowed into the test halls during the test, nor will messages be given to examinees.

If you arrive at the test and feel for any reason (illness, stress or anxiety) that you are unable to take it, you must let the proctors know before the test begins. In such cases you may defer your test to a later date. If you do not feel well during the test, let the proctors know, and they will instruct you. Note: examinees who complain after the test that they were sick while taking it will not be accommodated.