All students that apply to study at P&DM are required to complete an admissions test. Applications will not be considered until such time as the admission test has been completed and the results forwarded by the tester to the School.
Applicants are requested to read the following information with care, and to clarify with the Admissions Testing Manager, Kathy Cannell, any points that are not fully understood: e-mail: email@example.com or tel. 011 717-3130.
Tests are used in the selection process because research shows a correlation between success in the tests and on the programmes. However, the test results form only a part of the criterion for candidate selection.
Testing Dates for 2012 are available from this website.
Admissions tests form part of the application and should be written before the closing date for the particular programme, although they may be written either before or after an application is made.
Advance booking and payment at Computicket is necessary for all test sessions at the Wits Graduate Schools of Management. Candidates should buy a ticket for their preferred date and session time, noting that (a) space for each test session is limited so early booking is advisable, and (b) no refunds are possible.
Test times: Tests start at 09h00. Candidates should arrive 20 minutes early. A test administrator meets applicants at the Samuel's Area at the Management Campus at these times, and escorts them to the test venue. Regrettably, late arrivals and those without a valid ticket will not be admitted for testing.
Testing Venue: Applicants report at the Graduate Schools of Management, Samuel's Area, Wessels Building, 2 St David Place, cnr St Andrew Road, Parktown.
Test Fee: The testing fee on the published dates is R790 for Master's programmes. Test fees are non-refundable. Applicants are advised that refunds are not payable on admissions test tickets, whether used or not, in any circumstances.
Test Results: Test performance feedback is posted to applicants, and detailed results are passed direct to Faculty Office. If posted feedback is not received after two weeks from the test date, a duplicate may be requested. Under no circumstances are results released over the telephone. Admissions test results are valid for two years. Tests may not be rewritten within six months.
Duration: Diploma applicants write three psychometric tests and a brief motivation/career plan, totalling up to four hours including administration and a tea break. Masters applicants write an additional test of ±50 minutes. Applicants are advised against scheduling appointments immediately after testing in case this affects their concentration or they are tired after testing.
Preparation: The test measures abilities in the areas of general, arithmetic and cognitive reasoning, reading comprehension and written English. Unlike the GMAT test, they are aptitude tests, and require no preparation. Applicants may wish to remind themselves of basic arithmetic operations (times tables; addition, subtraction, multiplication and division).
What to bring: A ticket valid for the relevant test session, a ballpoint pen and ID document. No dictionaries, tables, calculators, etc. may be used.