Master's admissions test

WHAT IS THE ADMISSIONS TEST?

The IE Admissions Department’s rigorous selection process includes the Admissions Test.

This test seeks to find the most suitable candidates for our programs by measuring different skill sets. Our Admissions Process takes on a holistic approach when evaluating each application in order to bring the most talented people into our diverse classrooms.

Depending on the program of choice, you may take our IE Global Admissions Test (ieGAT), or you can submit your scores from the GMAT, GRE, CFA, or CAIA. We encourage you to visit the Admissions Section of the program of your choice for further details and Admission Test requirements. 

Please consider that not all programs ask for a test, others may accept more than one, while others have a specific test requirement.

To be able to sit the ieGAT you must have started your online application, including the payment of the application fee.

*Please note, the ieGAT is one of the various steps in the application process but it does not offer a graded score. Therefore applicants may continue with the next steps of the application process without interruption.

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WHAT DOES THE ieGAT CONSIST OF?

The exam consists of multiple tasks adapted to the program to which you are applying. Some of the skills tested include applied numeracy, verbal and numerical comprehension and reasoning as well as logical abstract reasoning.

Please note that the examples do not represent all tests included in the ieGAT.

NUMERICAL REASONING

The numerical questions assess quantitative reasoning and mastery of basic mathematical calculations.

Verbal reasoning

The verbal reasoning questions assess verbal comprehension and the ability to distinguish information of greatest importance.

LOGICAL REASONING

The logical abstract reasoning questions measure the ability to discover complex rules and interactions and the ability to draw conclusions from abstract problems.

Guidelines to take the IE Global Admissions Test (ieGAT)

Sitting the ieGAT

The ieGAT is an important step in the application process, and we offer you flexibility to take this exam online–so it is on your terms and when you’re ready. Here are some helpful tips to consider and important information to know before taking the ieGAT.

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Total duration

Total duration: From 1,5h to 2 h - Including instructions and practice

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Attempts

The IE Global Admissions Test may only be taken once.

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Language

The test is available in English and Spanish. The test language should match the language of the program application.

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Practice

During the test session candidate will be able to practice with some example questions to get familiar with the test format.

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Requirements

Participants require a functioning computer/laptop with a camera and microphone. A basic calculator is also allowed. The test can not be taken from a mobile device (such as a phone or tablet).

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INTERNET CONNECTION

Block 2 hours in your agenda to take the test and make sure you have a stable internet connection.

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ADMISSIONs TEST FAQ'S

1. WHAT DOES IE GLOBAL ADMISSIONS TEST (ieGAT) ENTAIL?

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IE Global Admissions Test (ieGAT) has been developed as a means of determining your ability to answer questions about logical, verbal, and numerical reasoning in English.

2. WILL I BE ABLE TO TAKE IE GLOBAL ADMISSIONS TEST (ieGAT) MORE THAN ONCE?

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No. IE Global Admissions Test (ieGAT) can only be taken once.

3. CAN I TAKE IE GLOBAL ADMISSIONS TEST (ieGAT)BEFORE SUBMITTING MY APPLICATION?

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Yes. But to be able to sit the IE Global Admissions Test (ieGAT), you must have at least 25% of your application completed, including payment of the application fee.

4. WHAT IS THE DURATION OF IE GLOBAL ADMISSIONS TEST (ieGAT)?

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The estimated time to complete IE Global Admissions Test (ieGAT) is, on average, between 70 and 90 minutes.

5. How can I prepare for the ieGAT?

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The ieGAT does not require previous preparation as it will be evaluating your numerical, verbal and reasoning skills. Take into account that there are no authorized or official centers to prepare you to take our ieGAT. Thus, any website claiming to offer ieGAT preparation is not affiliated with IE University.

6. ARE ALL QUESTIONS WEIGHTED EQUALLY?

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No. IE Gloabl Admissions Test (ieGAT) is designed in such a way that each question and section analyze your diverse intellectual capacities, while also factoring in various aspects of the program you are applying to.

7. WHAT IF I AM NOT ABLE TO ANSWER ALL THE QUESTIONS?

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This is not a problem since IE Global Admissions Test (ieGAT) measures correctness as well as how quickly you answer the questions. You should always try to answer as many questions as possible correctly.

8. CAN I LOSE POINTS FOR ANSWERING QUESTIONS INCORRECTLY?

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Yes. The total score is a result of correctness and the time it takes to answer the questions.

9. IS THERE A SPECIFIC NUMBER OF ANSWERS NEEDED TO PASS THE TEST?

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No. Scores are dependent on both the total number of questions you answer and the correctness of the response provided.

10. IS THERE A BREAK?

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No, there is no set break provided in IE Global Admissions Test (ieGAT).

11. HOW CAN I PREPARE FOR IE GLOBAL ADMISSIONS TEST (ieGAT)?

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While no particular test preparation is required, you can view example problems, similar to those in IE Global Admissions Test (ieGAT), on our website by watching the screencast videos .

12. WHAT HAPPENS IF MY TEST GETS BLOCKED?

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If your Test gets blocked, please contact our Admissions Department at grad.admissions@ie.edu , with the subject: Admissions Test blocked. We will contact you in 24 working hours and unblock your Test so that you can continue.

13. WHAT HAPPENS IF I HAVE SPECIAL EDUCATIONAL NEEDS?

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If you have special educational needs, please contact our Admissions Department at grad.admissions@ie.edu , with the subject: Special educational needs. We will contact you indicating the documents you have to provide.