Israel is an academic center of attraction, either for foreign students or for immigrants making “Aliya”. Obviously, all of those people do not share the same language and many don’t master Hebrew. As well known, in order to apply for the university in Israel, one must score a Psychometric Entrance Test. The National Institute for Testing and Evaluation has come to realize that language can deeply affect one’s score, especially in this specific test. Therefore the Psychometric Test can be taken in several languages, such as Arabic, Russian and Spanish. Another option, intended for people whose mother tongue is English, is the combined\English version of the test.
The combined\English test is quite thick: every page is written in both Hebrew and English and every page contains translations of specific words to several languages such as Amharic, Portuguese, Hungarian, and Dutch to name a few. This means that the combined\English can be of great use to people whose mother tongue is neither English nor one of the other available languages.
The combined\English test is composed of eight chapters in verbal reasoning, quantitative reasoning and English. It is quite similar to the Hebrew version — Both of the tests have the same contents and level of difficulty.
One must ask himself if he is fluent enough in English to take this test and not the Hebrew version, since reading in a foreign language is slower.
The psychometric test can be taken five times a year, but the combined/English test can only be taken at two schedules out of those five.
Note: According to the rules of the National Institute for Testing and Evaluation any student who takes a Psychometric Test in a language which isn’t Hebrew (i.e. Arabic, Russian, Spanish, French or the Combined Psychometric Test) must also take the Hebrew Proficiency Test.
For more information about the Psychometric test for foreign students contact us directly at 1–800-077–180.
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