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Admissions Test

What is the IE Admissions Test?

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

IE University’s Admissions Test is conducted in English and measures your verbal, logical and numerical skills to assess both in-class and extracurricular learning.

Above all, this Test centers on your ability to reason, rather than your knowledge of content-specific information. This means that you don’t have to study for the Test to pass it successfully. The Test also evaluates your level of English competency.

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

SAT: 1200 | ACT: 24 | LNAT: 22

*Those applying for the Visiting Students Program are not required to take the Test.

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

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Guidelines to take the Admissions Test

ADMISSION TEST FROM DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVES

Admissions test with David Savic | IE University

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! 

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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 with Laufey Sverrisdottir | IE University

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. 

Admissions test tips with Laufey Sverrisdottir | IE University

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 does The IE Admissions Test consist of?

Numerical reasoning

What to expect:

  • 12 minutes to complete.
  • 37 tasks: finish as many as you can.
  • Determine the truth and accuracy of a statement based on the numerical data provided.

Verbal Reasoning

What to expect:

  • 12 minutes to complete.
  • 49 tasks: finish as many as you can.
  • Determine the truth and accuracy of a statement based on the verbal information provided.

Deductive Logical Thinking

What to expect:

  • Six (6) minutes to complete.
  • Understand the pattern in the graphic provided and use logic to fill in the empty cell and complete the pattern.

Learning Efficiency

What to expect:

  • Five (5) minutes to complete.
  • Test your ability to remember objects that are shown very quickly in the right order.

Taking the IE Admissions Test

The IE Admissions Test is an important step in the application process that you can start when you fill out the Admissions Test section of the Online Application. By selecting the 24/7 machine proctored test, we offer you the flexibility to take this exam online at any time—so it’s on your terms and when you are ready. To be able to sit the Admissions test you must have paid the application fee payment. Please select the machine proctored test on the application form under the section ¨Admission Test¨ in order to select the quickest option (recommended by the Admissions Team). If you prefer to take the test monitored online by a member of our team, this is also an option for you but it will depend on the availability of the admissions team.

Here are some helpful tips to consider and important information to know before taking the Test:

01.

TOTAL DURATION

Total duration: from 1.5 to 2 hours—including reading the instructions and completing the practice problems.

02.

ATTEMPTS

The IE Admissions Test may only be taken once.

03.

LANGUAGE

The Test is available only in English.

04.

PRACTICE

During the Test session, you will be able to practice through some example questions to get familiar with the Test format.

05.

REQUIREMENTS

You will use your personal laptop or computer, which must have an integrated camera and microphone, as well as a basic calculator. Before the Test session, you will receive an email with all the technical requirements to make sure your device supports the test software.

BLOCK 2 HOURS IN YOUR AGENDA TO TAKE THE TEST AND MAKE SURE YOU HAVE A STABLE INTERNET CONNECTION.

FAQS

1. WHAT DOES IE UNIVERSITY’S ADMISSIONS TEST ENTAIL?

IE University’s Admissions Test 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 UNIVERSITY’S ADMISSIONS TEST MORE THAN ONCE?

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

3. CAN I TAKE IE UNIVERSITY’S ADMISSIONS TEST BEFORE SUBMITTING MY APPLICATION?

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

4. WHAT IS THE DURATION OF IE UNIVERSITY’S ADMISSIONS TEST?

The estimated time to complete IE University’s Admissions Test is, on average, between 70 and 90 minutes.

5. WHEN DO I RECEIVE THE RESULTS OF IE UNIVERSITY’S ADMISSIONS TEST?

Your results will be sent directly to the IE University Admissions Committee and will not be shared with you.

6. ARE ALL QUESTIONS WEIGHTED EQUALLY?

No. IE University’s Admissions Test 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?

This is not a problem since IE University’s Admissions Test 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?

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?

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?

No, there is no set break provided in IE University’s Admissions Test.

11. HOW CAN I PREPARE FOR IE UNIVERSITY’S ADMISSIONS TEST?

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

12. WHAT HAPPENS IF MY TEST GETS BLOCKED?

If your Test gets blocked, please contact our Admissions Department at undergrad.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?

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

14. WHAT CAN I DO TO MANAGE NERVOUSNESS?

First, remind yourself that nervousness is absolutely normal! A certain amount of pre-test nervousness can even have a positive effect: it channels your attention and mobilizes your energy. You will probably feel better once you know what to expect. Watch the screencast videos to get used to the typical problems and questions used in IE University’s Admissions Test.

15. HOW CAN I CONNECT TO THE TEST IF I APPLIED THROUGH THE COMMON APP?

If you applied through the Common App, enter your email address and click on ‘Forgot Password’. Then, follow the instructions sent to you by email.  

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