ESADE Admission test

1. What does it consist of?

This is a test to assess the profile of the person applying for admission to ESADE degree programmes. It consists of a multiple choice test with different parts, a written test and an English placement test.  
The multiple choice test is sat in Spanish or English, depending on the programme the student has applied for. For each question you have to choose the correct option among the possible answers. Points are deducted for wrong answers.
The written test consists of writing two essays on a specific topic.
The English placement test consists of two essays in English and a multiple choice test, in which points are not deducted for mistakes.
The Admission Test for the Bachelor in Business Administration – BBA consists of the following parts. Candidates who have applied for admission to the English section must sit the test in English:
·        Multiple choice test in three sections, which assess
1.       Sufficiency of information (30 minutes): To asses the student’s ability to interpret texts fluently, correctly applying the mental processes associated with the categorisation of verbal concepts and information, detailing correctly the main idea, supporting and/or complementary ideas to draw correct conclusions from a written text.
 
2.       Numerical analysis (35 minutes): To assess the student’s ability to carry out operations with numbers, figures and/or arithmetical signs and to choose the correct answer quickly and precisely from a series of results.
3.      Logical reasoning (35 minutes): To assess the student’s ability to identify logical criteria applied to sequences.
·        Written test (20 minutes): To assess the student’s skills in terms of writing, reasoning, use of language, structuring of arguments, and spelling and grammar.
                             English placement test (90 minutes): Writing and exercises
The Admission Test for the Bachelor in Law consists of the following sections.
Multiple choice test in three sections, which assess:
1.      Sufficiency of information (30 minutes): To asses the student’s ability to interpret texts fluently, correctly applying the mental processes associated with the categorisation of verbal concepts and information, detailing correctly the main idea, supporting and/or complementary ideas to draw correct conclusions from a written text.
2.      Logical reasoning (35 minutes): To assess the student’s ability to identify logical criteria applied to sequences.
3.      Verbal reasoning or applied verbal comprehension (35 minutes): To assess the student’s ability to understand and evaluate critically written information, being able to extrapolate the results to spoken language.
·         Written test (20 minutes): This assesses the following competences: written language skills, reasoning, use of language, structuring of arguments, accurate spelling and grammar.
·          English placement test (90 minutes): Writing and exercises.
The Admission Test for the Bachelor in Law & Bachelor in Global Governance consists of the following sections.
Multiple choice test in three sections, which assess:
1.      Sufficiency of information (30 minutes): To asses the student’s ability to interpret texts fluently, correctly applying the mental processes associated with the categorisation of verbal concepts and information, detailing correctly the main idea, supporting and/or complementary ideas to draw correct conclusions from a written text.
2.      Logical reasoning (35 minutes): To assess the student’s ability to identify logical criteria applied to sequences.
3.      Verbal reasoning or applied verbal comprehension (35 minutes): To assess the student’s ability to understand and evaluate critically written information, being able to extrapolate the results to spoken language.
·         Written test (20 minutes): This assesses the following competences: written language skills, reasoning, use of language, structuring of arguments, accurate spelling and grammar.
·          English placement test (90 minutes): Writing and exercises.
The Admission Test for the Double Degree in Business Administration and Law consists of the following parts.
·          Multiple choice test in three sections, which assess:
1.      Sufficiency of information (30 minutes): To asses the student’s ability to interpret texts fluently, correctly applying the mental processes associated with the categorisation of verbal concepts and information, detailing correctly the main idea, supporting and/or complementary ideas to draw correct conclusions from a speech or a written text.
 
2.      Numerical analysis (35 minutes): To assess the student’s ability to carry out operations with numbers, figures and/or arithmetical signs and to choose the correct answer quickly and precisely from a series of results.
3.      Logical reasoning (35 minutes): To assess the student’s ability to identify logical criteria applied to sequences.
·         Written test (20 minutes): This assesses the following competences: written language skills, reasoning, use of language, structuring of arguments, accurate spelling and grammar.
·          English placement test (90 minutes): Writing and exercises.


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2. How long does it last?

It is a long test: it lasts 4 hours 30 minutes, including a break.

Please note that students frequently fail to complete part of the test and feel that they have not done well.


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3. Can I prepare for this test?

ESADE's test does not assess knowledge. Therefore, there is no subject matter that can be studied in advance in order to get a good grade.

However, you can consult a sample test on this website in order to have an idea of the kind of things you might be asked

4. What grade do I need in order to be accepted?
 
You do not pass or fail the ESADE admission test. It is simply used to create a profile of the applicant who wishes to study for a Bachelor's degree at ESADE. This is why you can only take the admission test once every academic year.

The admission test is only one of the elements taken into consideration during the admission process. Equal weighting is given to the information provided on the application form and in the academic record.

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5. How can I register for the test?
 
In order to take the admission test, you need to fill in the online application form for the programme you want to take, at least one week before the test is due to be held. Moreover, you must take the admission test on the date stated in your exam confirmation letter.

If you are unable to take the test that day, you can ask for the date to be changed, giving your reasons together with at least one week's notice. Please note that, if you miss two of the scheduled dates for taking the admission test, and still wish to sit it, you will have to pay another processing fee (135 €).


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6. How many admission tests are held each year?
 
The first admission tests are held in October at ESADE's Sant Cugat and Barcelona campuses.
If you are applying for admission to the Bachelor in Business Administration - BBA or the Double Degree in Business Administration and Law, and are not able to travel to the city where the test is being held, you can sit the  SAT or ACT. tests instead (these Admission Tests are done in English, are recognised internationally and are used by the most prestigious universities in the world).

Upcoming Admission Tests for BBA English

January 2018

- Friday 01/12/2018

- Friday 01/19/2018

- Friday 01/26/2018