Possibility to continue studies on the Grande Ecole programme after the third year: International Curriculum or Block-Release Curriculum
First year: When they register, candidates must be in Terminale (final year of secondary school in France) or already hold the Baccalaureate or an equivalent foreign qualification
Second year: When they register, candidates must be in year Bac+1 or already have passed year Bac+1 or hold an equivalent foreign qualification
Third year: When they register, candidates must be in year Bac+2 or already have passed year Bac+2 or hold an equivalent foreign qualification
The candidate may only register once in the exam per academic year.
Organisation and tests
The entrance exam is held on the ISTEC Campus (128 Quai de Jemmapes 75010 Paris).
Candidates must attend at 10:30 and they begin with a written test; lunch is provided in the campus cafeteria and then the candidates meet the exam panels for the oral test.
Arithmetic and logic (only for first year candidates)
Professional expertise (only for second and third year candidates)
The written tests take the form of a multiple-choice questionnaire and are designed to assess students’ academic level.
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 their 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.
Once the tests and assessments have been completed, the candidates are classified, taking into account the overall average obtained in the tests and applying the coefficients.
The admission panel draws up the final list of admitted candidates according to merit and the number of places offered.
The exam registration fees amount to €90.
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, February 2016: The exams are held between December 2015 and January 2016. For the new school year in September 2016: The exams are held between February and September 2016.
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.
Don’t hesitate to contact the admissions department on 01 40 40 20 29 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
EXAM PAST PAPERS
Candidates should prepare accordingly for sitting these exams. Here is some advice for performing well in the tests.
Here is some advice from ISTEC students that will stand you in good stead on the day of the examination:
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
NO STRESS: Be confident!
Don’t hesitate to contact us if you need personalised advice or simply for reassurance: email@example.com
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.