The psychometric exam was first implemented into Israeli educational system in 1981 as a Unified State Exam. After having undergone a number of changes, it has become one of
two criteria for selecting applicants to study at institutions of higher education. The second criterion is Israeli matriculation certificate “Bagrut”.
(English Psychometric Course)
The psychometric tests in Hebrew are organized five times a year, in English (combine option) – twice a year. It is important to understand that there are no differences between English and Hebrew exams: the exams’ composition is the same in all languages.
Some differences between Hebrew and English exams are explained only with specifics of the languages. For instance, in combined exam, for the first exam part (i.e. essay writing) there are given 35 minutes instead of 30 (like in Hebrew). There are more tasks in Hebrew verbal parts (23 instead of 20 in English part), too.
In general, the language does not affect the structure of psychometric test and the chances to enter a university. There exist numerous myths that this or that exam variant is easier than the others. For example, sometimes there arise rumors that February exam is easier that July one. However, no any connections to reality have been established in this regard. The roots of the gossips go back to unprofessional analysis of the Institute for Testing and Evaluation’s statistic data that is given by some commentators.
In fact, if we have a look at the academic average in psychometrics, we shall see that those who have the exam in February, pass it more successfully, as a rule. However as soon as we make a correct analysis of the students, we shall see a few features of the “February flow” that, at the end of the day, explain that insignificant difference in academic average. In February it is permitted to have the exam in Hebrew, Russian, French and English. Only in February there is no psychometric test in Arabic. English and Russian tests can be passed only twice a year – in February and in July. The academic average for psychometric test in English is highest.
Thus, our “upper” academic average summarizes relevantly successful flows – Hebrew, English, Russian and French – and excluded from the statistics Arabic tests where academic average is significantly lower.
“OK” educational center has been preparing to psychometric test in English, Russian and French since 1996. Often students seek advice when they are not sure in what language to have the exam. While choosing the language for the preparation, one who is planning to have the exam and hesitating about the language – that is to say, what language to choose, English or Hebrew? – must give the answer to the question in what languages (s)he reads and writes more. Let it be even social networking communication but the major language of communication prevails in this case.
Psychometry in Hebrew has an advantage – you can take your exam many time a year. One can have the exam in February, April, July, September and December (you have the right to make it every second time). However it should be noted that it is worthy to take the exam in that language that will provide you with better results.
Working experience of any of our teachers is more than five years. Students of OK education center receive the fullest set of books and manuals (10 books) and seven full simulations (with detailed examination of essays). The course starts 12 weeks before the exam. The quantity of students in the group is limited to 20.
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