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All About UKiset


UKiset is an assessment designed for entry into British curriculum schools. The UKiset Profile provides schools with all the information they need when considering an overseas applicant.

The test includes assessments of academic potential and English language skills, and the results compare candidates against British students of the same age.

UKiset is an adaptive online entry test taken in English designed to support admission into the UK independent education system.

The assessments measure fundamental skills such as language, mathematics, problem solving and aptitude for learning. UKiset is a standardised assessment that can be used to identify a candidate’s strengths, weaknesses and learning preferences.

UKiset measures four skills: Non-Verbal Reasoning (solving problems using pictures, diagrams and patterns) Verbal Reasoning (the ability to work with words and language) Mathematics (working with numbers, value, and sequences) and English skills (grammar, vocabulary, reading comprehension, listening and creative writing)

Who Can Take UKiset?

UKiset is designed for students aged between 9.5 and 18 years old. They can be any nationality, even a native English speaker. The test results compare the candidate’s academic skills against British students of the same age and specifically against those studying in the independent sector.

Prepare for the UKiset test

Whilst there are no official sample papers, it is possible for candidates to familiarise themselves with the style of questions that might be asked.

UKiset partners with leading online platform, Atom Learning, to provide students with targeted, school-supported practice in key subject areas. Atom’s adaptive learning platform covers English, Maths, Verbal Reasoning and Non-verbal Reasoning. It combines the highest quality teacher-made content with sophisticated technology that adapts to individual ability in a fun and engaging way.

Key Facts About UKiset

  • UKiset takes approximately 2 hours to complete. In general, results are processed within 3 business days of the test taking place.

  • UKiset can be taken all over the world at authorised test centres.

  • Schools request UKiset because it provides credible information on an applicant’s academic potential and suitability for their learning environment. Some schools conduct further testing or will interview the candidate after seeing their UKiset Profile.

  • Schools can be chosen before or after the test, and the results are valid for one year. The test can be re-taken after 6 months.

How much does UKiset cost?

UKiset costs £295. This is an one-off fee that includes:

  • Registration

  • Test arrangement

  • All invigilation fees

  • Results to the candidate and the academic agent (if the candidate have one)

  • The full UKiset Profile sent to up to 5 schools of the candidate’s choice.

Sources from https://www.ukiset.com