The Psy­cho­me­t­ric test

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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