IE Global Admissions Test

The IE Global Admissions Test (ieGAT)* has been developed as a means of determining a candidate’s ability to make challenging, high-level decisions in a high-stakes environment. This rigorous exam is a flexible alternative to other standardized tests and, in most cases**, may take the place of the GMAT, GRE or LSAT, if desired.

Due to the outbreak of COVID-19 and the subsequent instructions issued by authorities, IE has decided to give all of our candidates the opportunity to complete the entire application process online. Regardless of where you are in the world, we will provide an efficient way for you to stay safe without having to put your future on hold. Therefore the IE Global Admissions Test will be delivered exclusively online.

Convenient & Global

Sign up to sit the exam at the most convenient location for you. Tests are held on a regular basis. The test is aimed at an international audience and not associated with any particular educational system, thus all candidates stand an equal chance of success.

Scored for Success

The ieGAT scoring system is tailored to reflect the profile of our successful graduates. Scoring is based using a comparative Gauss curve to match abilities and skills to those of top students across all of IE´s different programs. As the tests adapts to a candidates’ individual response level, it not only ensures a precise measurement on all performance levels but also offers a challenging experience for every single candidate.

A Practical Exam

Rather than academic material that can be studied prior to examination, the test helps determine a test taker’s ability to process information and think logically. Since it does not focus on specific knowledge, no preparation is required. We do suggest however for you to rest the night before the exam.

* In cases where the exam is performed prior to the submission of the application, the test will only be considered if the application is submitted within the following 30 days.

** For specific admissions requirements please check the website for your program of interest.



There are no authorized or official centers that can prepare candidates to take our ieGAT. Thus, any website claiming to offer ieGAT preparation is not affiliated with IE.


Content of the ieGAT

The exam consists of six different tasks adapted to the program each candidate is interested in. Some of the skills tested include applied numeracy, verbal and numerical comprehension and reasoning as well as logical abstract reasoning.

Verbal and numerical comprehension & reasoning

The candidates will analyze relevant numerical and verbal data that describe specific economic circumstances, and will answer a set of related questions.
The verbal reasoning questions assess verbal comprehension and the ability to distinguish information of greatest importance. The numerical questions assess quantitative reasoning and mastery of basic mathematical calculations.

Logical-abstract reasoning

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

Sitting the ieGAT

From 1,5h to 2 h
Including instructions and practice

The IE Global Admissions Test may only be taken once and it is available in English and Spanish. The test language should match the language of the program application.

Candidates arriving after the start time will not be permitted to take the exam. Candidates must present their ID to an IE Representative before the test starts.

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

Participants are required to connect on time and use their personal laptop or computer, as well as a basic calculator. Before the test session candidates will receive an e-mail with all technical requirements to make sure their devise supports the test software.

Practical examples*

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


In order to take the ieGAT, you should register for the date that best suits you. Please bear in mind that to be able to sit the ieGAT you must have started your online application, including the payment of the application fee.

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