Entrance Exam : Information

The entrance exam takes place on the ISTEC campus at 128 Quai de Jemmapes 75010 Paris. The applicants must be present at 9h30 and begin with the written exams; lunch is then provided at the cafeteria of the campus end then the applicants meet up with the jury for the oral exam (the day ends at 17h30 latest).

 

Once the general average points have been established, the applicants are graded.

The Jury of entrance decides on the applicants entries, in relation to their level and the number of seats available

The tests of the entrance exam are as it follows

Tests Duration Coefficient
  • Written tests
    • General culture
    • English
    • 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.

 

2h 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 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.

0h45 4

Once the general average points have been established, the applicants are graded.

The Jury of entrance decides on the applicants entries, in relation to their level and the number of seats available.

  • USEFUL ADVICE FOR THE ENTRANCE EXAM

    Here is some advice from the Istec students who will be accompanying you on the day of the entrance exams:

    • Revise current affairs
    • Download the past years’ entrance exams
    • Prepare the exams, watch in hand
    • Know the ISTEC well and the Program that you have chosen
    • Be able to describe your personality
    • Be yourself and be sincere
    • Business dress code.

    NO STRESS : Be sure of yourself!          ☺