What is uniTEST?
uniTEST is a test of your general prerequisites for completing a university education. It is a multiple-choice test that consists of 95 questions and lasts 2½ hours. You will be asked questions to uncover your ability to:
- analyse, argue and make decisions (critical thinking)
- solve problems based on general quantitative information such as numbers, spreadsheets and graphs (quantitative thinking)
- understand a text as well as the social and cultural contexts it is an expression of (linguistic thinking).
The test is held at SDU, but international applicants may participate from home
uniTEST is held at SDU's campuses on April 15 - 16. However, if you are an international applicant, you may choose to sign up for an online test from home on April 17 - 18. This is possible for applicants with a foreign degree and permanent residence abroad.
Preparing for the test
You will not be tested in a specific curriculum or subject area that you need to learn in advance. So you cannot revise for uniTEST. Still, it’s a good idea to consider how to approach the questions and make the most of the time available.
- Prepare for the test form
You can try a series of questions from uniTEST, so you are prepared for how the questions are designed.
- Move on instead of getting stuck
There is only a limited amount of time for each question, so it’s important that you do not get stuck on a question that is difficult for you to answer. Rather, make a guess and move on. You can always return to the question if you have time to spare.
- A wrong answer does not count against your score
Therefore, it is better to provide an answer than to skip a question altogether.
- Train your reading speed
Before the questions, you will typically have to read a passage that contains the information you need to answer the questions. Therefore, it’s a good idea to train and optimise your reading speed – especially if you aren’t an avid reader. For example, read a lot of books, newspapers and articles in the period leading up to the test.
Progressing from the test
The test consists of 95 questions, and you can achieve between 0 and 100 points. Please note that the test score is not a simple count of correct answers.
You need at least 35 points to pass the test (25 if you are applying for a BEng-programme). Passing the test means that you are in the pool of applicants with a possibility of progressing, either to a programme specific test or directly to admission depending on the programme. To actually progress may require a higher score depending on the number of applicants and how other applicants perform.
If you do not pass the test, you cannot achieve a study places in quota 2 - regardless of the number of applicants.