• What is a passing mark in EmSAT?
  • There is no ‘pass or fail’ in EmSAT. However, different colleges or universities may set their own minimum score for admissions or placement purposes.

  • How long are EmSAT tests?
  • The duration varies based on the EmSAT test type. Please check the website for more details.

  • Who is the EmSAT Achieve for?
  • All grade 12 Emirati students studying in public or private schools must take the EmSAT English, Math, Physics and Arabic test. Advanced track students (or equivalent) should take the Chemistry test. All grade 12 Non- Emirati students studying in public or private schools that follow the Ministry of Education curriculum must take English, Math, Physics and Arabic. Advanced track students must take the Chemistry test.

  • Do I have to take all exams on the same day?
  • No. You can take them on different days. It is up to you, depending on availability. However, you should bear in mind you have to schedule English first.

  • Will the Arabic test be available in all published test dates?
  • No. The Arabic test for grade 12 will be available on: March 3- 2018, March 17- 2018, April 3-2018, April 21- 2018

  • What are the documents/ papers that I need to bring with me on the test day?
  • You can’t be tested unless you bring your original Emirates ID and a hard copy of the test ticket. Photocopies or pictures of Emirates ID and test tickets are NOT permitted.

  • When will the EmSAT results be announced?
  • Your results will be posted on your portal, usually after three weeks. Your result will be available through your EmSAT portal. Results will not be released through other channels.

  • Where can I take the test?
  • Several locations throughout the UAE: please check the EmSAT website under Test Centers.

    http://emsat.moe.gov.ae/emsat/Test_Centers.aspx


  • How long is an EmSAT score valid for Grade 12 students?
  • Your score is valid for 18 months from the date of your test.

  • Can I use a calculator on the Math and Physics tests?
  • No. Calculators are available on the computer during the tests.

  • Is scratch paper provided?
  • If scratch paper is needed, it will be made available at the test center. No papers will be permitted to leave a test center.

  • Can a grade 12 student retake the EmSAT test?
  • Student are required to take EmSAT tests once only but they can retake it with a different application and registration process (fees will be included) and the higher score will be used.

  • What language is used?
  • Both Arabic and English

  • Is the test mandatory for expatriate students? If yes, in which subjects?
  • All grade 12 non-Emirati students studying the MOE curriculum in public or private schools must take the EmSAT English, Arabic, Math, Physics. Advanced track students must take Chemistry.

  • Is the test mandatory for Emirati students in private schools?
  • All Emirati students in the UAE must register to take all required tests.

  • Is the English test mandatory for students who have high IELTS or TOEFL scores?
  • Yes, all grade 12 students must apply for the EmSAT English test.

  • How can Emirati students who are enrolled in national military service register for EmSAT?
  • They can register at MOE Happiness Centers and must bring their EID for registration and testing.