ADMISSIONS TEST

Admissions Test

STEPS IN YOUR ADMISSION PROCESS

IE University’s Admissions Test is conducted solely in English and assesses your verbal, logical and numerical skills, paying attention to evidence of in-class and extracurricular learning.

Above all, it centers on your ability to reason, rather than knowledge of actual information. This means you don’t have to study for the test beforehand to pass it successfully. It also evaluates your English level.

This rigorous exam is a flexible alternative to other standardized tests. Below you will find the minimum results we accept from standardized tests:

SAT: 1200 | ACT: 24 | LNAT: 22

Due to the outbreak of COVID-19 and the subsequent instructions issued by authorities, IE University 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 University Admissions Test will be delivered exclusively online.

 

*Visiting students are not required to take the test.

Admission test from different perspectives

How the admissions test works

David Savic, IE University Admissions Advisor, explains how the online admissions test works. This isn't one you can prepare for, he says, and it's more about getting to know you than an actual test. You might even enjoy it!

Sailing through the admissions test

Admissions Advisor David Savic offers some quick tips that will help for the IE University admissions test. It's not something you can prepare for, so just be calm and be yourself.

Admissions test advice from a successful student

IE University student Laufey Sverrisdôttir offers some advice from her personal experience of our unique admissions test, which you can't prepare for in advance.

Advice from somebody who knows

Laufey Sverrisdôttir has been through the IE University admissions test and has some quick tips based on her own experience. Find an inner calm beforehand, she advises.

WHAT TO KNOW ABOUT THE TEST:

SCORED FOR SUCCESS

The IE University Admissions Test scoring system is tailored to reflect the profile of our successful students. The test is scored using a comparative Gauss curve to match abilities and skills to those of top students across all of IE University’s different programs. As the test 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.

PRACTICAL EXAM

Rather than academic material that can be studied prior to the 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.

CONTENT OF THE IE UNIVERSITY ADMISSIONS TEST

The exam consists of six different tasks adapted to the program each candidate is interested in.

LANGUAGE SKILLS

This test measures English language adaptively by testing the three language aspects: fluency, vocabulary and spelling. Contains a speed as well as a power component.

Test time: 10 minutes.

NUMERICAL REASONING

This test measures the ability to draw logical conclusions from complex numerical information that is presented in tables and charts. Additionally, this test measures the ability to retrieve relevant information when confronted with different type of questions. The handling of the test is analogue to modern office software.

Test time: 12 minutes.

VERBAL REASONING

The test measures the ability to draw logical conclusions from complex verbal information. Additionally, this test measures the ability to retrieve relevant information when confronted with different type of questions. The handling of the test is analogue to modern office software.

Test time: 12 minutes.

DEDUCTIVE LOGICAL THINKING

This test measures deductive logical reasoning. The task is to identify the correct operator based on a specific result. The answer format and surveyed additional data exclude that guessed answers are correct.

Test time: 5 minutes.

LEARNING EFFICIENCY

This test measures the ability to remember objects that are shown very quickly in the right order. As the test contains several sections it also measures learning aptitude.

Test time: 5 minutes.

WORK RELATED BEHAVIOR

This questionnaire measures particularly management behavior/potential.

Test time: 10 minutes

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

PRACTICAL EXAMPLES

NUMERICAL REASONING

VERBAL REASONING

LOGICAL REASONING

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FAQs

1. What does the IE University’s Admissions Test entail?

The IE University’s Admissions Test has been developed as a means of determining a candidate’s ability to make challenging decisions in a stressful environment.

2. Will I be able to take the IE University’s Admissions Test more than once?

No, the IE University’s Admissions Test can only be taken once.

3. Can I take the IE University’s Admissions Test before submitting my application?

Yes, but to be able to sit the IE University’s Admissions Test, you must have at least 25% of you application completed, including payment of the application fee.

4. What is the duration of the IE University’s Admissions Test?

The estimated time of the IE University’s Admissions Test session lies between 70 and 90 minutes.

5. Can I ask questions during the IE University’s Admissions Test?

Questions should be addressed before the exam begins. An IE University representative will be present online during the entire session to assist candidates with any technical problem they might have. Please be aware that once the test starts we will not take questions related to the content of the exam.

6. Are all questions weighted equally?

No, the IE University’s Admissions Test is designed in such a way that each question and section both analyze different intellectual capacities of the test taker while also factoring in various aspects of the program being applied to.

7. What if I am not able to answer all the questions?

This is not a problem since the IE University’s Admissions Test measures precision as well as speed. You should always try to give as many correct answers as possible.

8. Is there any negative marking?

Yes, the total score is a result of precision and speed.

9. Is there a specific number of answers to pass the test?

No, scores are dependent on both the number of questions you answer and the accuracy of the response provided.

10. Is there a break?

No.

11. How can I prepare for the IE University’s Admissions Test?

The IE University’s Admissions Test cannot be prepared for.

12. When do I receive the results of the IE University’s Admissions Test?

You will not receive the results of the test. They will be sent directly to the IE University Admissions Committee.