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ADMISSIONS TO THE GRANDE ECOLE PROGRAMME: FOURTH YEAR

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Grande École Programme – Bac to Master’s degree level (Bac+5)

  • State-recognised Master’s degree qualification
  • Possibility of one semester in universities abroad (90 partner universities across the world)
  • Flexible curriculum: International Curriculum or Block-Release Curriculum
  • Up to 24 months of experience in a company
  • 14 specialisation options in fifth year (Luxury Sector, Digital Marketing, Events, Finance, International Negotiation, Design…)
  • Double degree with an engineering school (ENIM)

Who can apply for the ISTEC Exam?

Fourth year: When they register, candidates must be in year Bac+3 or already have passed year Bac+3 or hold an equivalent foreign qualification

Candidates may only register once in the exam per academic year.

How is the Exam organised and what are the tests?

The entrance exam is held on the ISTEC Campus (128 Quai de Jemmapes 75010 Paris). Candidates must attend at 09:30 and they begin with the written tests; lunch is provided in the campus cafeteria and then the candidates meet the exam panels for the oral test (day ends at 17:30 at the latest).

These three tests are as follows:durationcoefficient
1 – TAGE MAGE written test:

The TAGE MAGE (company management and administration studies aptitude test) aims to assess candidates’ skills in memorisation, understanding, analysis, reasoning and solving problems.

The TAGE-MAGE test assesses candidates’ spoken, mathematical and logical capacities in management studies in three broad fields: understanding and expression, solving arithmetic problems, reasoning and argumentation.

It takes the form of a multiple-choice questionnaire (MCQ). It consists of six tests, grouped into three main parts:

  • Solving problems,
  • Spoken skills,
  • Logical reasoning.

The TAGE-MAGE test is designed so as not to give an advantage to candidates with specific training backgrounds (mathematics, etc.) and does not require any specific knowledge in management disciplines. This means that a selection can be made from candidates with different training backgrounds or candidates of different levels, and there can be an objective comparison of candidates from the same training background

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2 – Written test: English

The test takes the form of a multiple-choice questionnaire (MCQ). It is designed to assess candidates’ grammatical knowledge, range of common vocabulary and comprehension skills. The test uses non-specialist language and does not employ technical terms.

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3 – ISTEC oral test: Individual Interview

  • Preparation of a subject of general culture (15 mins)
  • Interview on the subject of general culture + interview on motivations (30 mins in total)

This interview assesses candidates’ knowledge of general culture, their main areas of interest, human qualities, capacity to put forward proposals, ability to present their ideas in an ordered fashion, ability to succeed in their studies at ISTEC and capacity to hold future positions of responsibility in a company. The interview takes the form of a discussion with the examiners, which, in particular, covers candidates’ backgrounds, their motivations for wanting to attend ISTEC and their plans for the future.

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Once the tests and assessments have been completed, the candidates are classified, taking into account the overall average obtained in the tests, applying the coefficients.
The admission panel draw up the final list of admitted candidates according to merit and the number of places offered.

Download the terms for admission

What is the cost of registering for the ISTEC Exam?

The exam registration fees amount to €130. The exam registration fees are to be paid by bank card at the time of online registration.
The amount of the entrance exam registration fees shall be retained by the school in the event that the candidate withdraws.

When is the exam held?

For the new term in February 2016: The exams will be held between November and January

For the start of the new school year in September 2016: The exams will be held between March and September.

How to register for the examination

ISTEC lets you complete a candidate application online and register for the exam with the choice of a date for your tests. When registering for the exam, you create a candidate area which will contain all the required information (notification to attend, schedule of the day of the exam, results of the exam, etc.). You will automatically receive notification to attend for the date of the exam that you have selected.

Need help?

Don’t hesitate to contact the admissions department on 01 40 40 20 29 or email concours@istec.fr

EXAM PAST PAPERS

Candidates should prepare accordingly for sitting these exams. Here is some advice for performing well in the tests.

Download exam past papers free of charge

USEFUL ADVICE FOR THE EXAM

Here is some advice from ISTEC students that will stand you in good stead on the day of the examination:

Written tests:

  • Catch up with current affairs
  • Download exam past papers
  • Complete the exam tests under exam conditions, using a timer
  • Find out as much as you can about ISTEC and the programme for which you are applying
  • Be able to describe your personality
  • Be yourself and be sincere
  • Dress professionally
  • NO STRESS: Be confident!

Don’t hesitate to contact us if you need personalised advice or simply for reassurance
etudiant@istec.fr

REGISTERING FOR THE EXAMINATION

ISTEC lets you complete a candidate application online and register for the exam with the choice of a date for your tests. When registering for the exam, you create a candidate area which will contain all the required information (notification to attend, schedule of the day of the exam, results of the exam, etc.). You will automatically receive notification to attend for the date of the exam that you have selected.

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