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PDBA Psychometric Testing and Interviews

Nelson Mandela University Business School accepts psychometric test results from SHL, NMAT or GMAT. The psychometric testing phase (PHASE 2) of our application process is compulsory for all students.

We require prospective students to obtain appropriate results on their psychometric test in order to move onto the final stage of the application process, the interview (PHASE 3).

Below you will find a breakdown of the psychometric tests students can participate in:

 

SHL PSYCHOMETRIC TEST

Requirements: Each applicant must score a weighted average of 5 out of 10 on each of the psychometric test sections.

The SHL psychometric test, which is a time sensitive test, assesses an applicant’s verbal, numerical and inductive reasoning. 

The SHL Psychometric Test will consist of:

Test 1: Numerical Reasoning (25 minutes – 18 questions)

Test 2: Verbal Reasoning (19 minutes – 30 questions)

Test 3: Inductive Reasoning (25 minutes – 24 questions)

 

Should you wish to practice the test at home, please visit the following SHL site:

http://www.shldirect.com/en/practice-tests/ (you can create your own username and password).

 

Cost of the test: R1100.00 (non-refundable)

 

NMAT BY GMAC PSYCHOMETRIC TEST

Requirements: Each applicant must score an overall minimum of 160 out of 360 for the psychometric test.

The NMAT psychometric test, which is a time sensitive test, assesses an applicant’s verbal, numerical and inductive reasoning.

 

The Psychometric Test will consist of:

Test 1: Quantitative Skills (60 minutes – 48 questions)

Test 2: Language Skills (22 minutes – 32 questions)

Test 3: Logical Reasoning (38 minutes – 40 questions)

 

Should you wish to practice the test at home, you can:

- Buy the Official Guide for $19.99 (dollars) online at: http://www.nmat.org/preparation/nmat-by-gmac-official-guide/

 

- Go through a practice exam online at:

http://www.nmat.org/preparation/nmat-by-gmac-official-prep/

 

Cost of the test: $75 + taxes (non-refundable)

 

Please visit the following website for more information on the test: http://www.nmat.org

 

Please note that we must receive all NMAT results by the 28th of November 2018.

 

 

GMAT PSYCHOMETRIC TEST

Requirements: Each applicant must score an overall minimum of 520 for the Psychometric Test.

 

Please visit https://www.mba.com/africa for further information.

 

Please note that we must receive all GMAT results by the 28th of November 2018.

 

The GMAT Psychometric Test is a time sensitive test.

Depending on the review of the application at PHASE 1 and PHASE 2 of the application process, an applicant that meets the admission criteria for both PHASE 1 and PHASE 2 will be invited for an interview (PHASE 3). Interviews will be conducted via Skype or in person in the relevant Centre.

Once PHASE 3 is complete a final review of your application will take place and you will receive notification of the outcome a week after your interview.