• The student must wear mask and gloves before entering the test center.
• Student’s temperature will be measured and he will pass against the thermal camera and any student who shows symptoms similar to the corona symptoms will be prevented from entering the test room.
• The necessity of bringing the Emirates ID even if it is expired, the digital ID will be accepted.
• Family members are not allowed to enter the test center and no family member is allowed to be in the waiting rooms.
• Commitment to the social distance of two meters between the student and others.
• The student should leave the test center once the test is completed and will not be allowed to wait at the center.
• The student must bring his own calculator to the math and Physics tests or use the computer’s calculator as it will not be provided by the center.
• The student should try to reduce the holdings they bring to the center and bring the most important ones only.


  • Yes, candidates must provide the Test Center a negative (PCR) COVID-19 test result for a time frame no later than 48 hours on Al Hoson mobile app. And If there was any positive result the applicant should provide two negative test results before registering in the test.

• Wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water or rub them with an alcohol based hand cleaner that can kill viruses that may be on your hands.
• Keep at least 1 meter (3 feet) between you and anyone who coughs or sneezes.
• When coughing or sneezing, cover your nose and mouth with bent elbow or a paper tissue and discard the used tissue immediately.
• Avoid touching the eyes, nose or mouth without washing your hands.
• Avoid shaking hand and just wave.
• Avoid nose-to-nose greeting, and avoid hugging or kissing others.
• Avoid direct dealing with animals.
• Get enough rest and drink a lot of liquids
Kindly refer to the registration page on EmSAT website and follow the necessary steps https://emsat.moe.gov.ae/emsat/EmSAT_register_en.aspx

  The school coordinator must send a continuity of study certificate issued by the school, signed and approved by the school director, with filling in the request to activate the student’s account on our official website https://emsat.moe.gov.ae/emsat/Contact_Us.aspx
Note that if the student's account is activated, all EmSAT scores submitted by the student for the past year will automatically be deleted, and they are not entitled to claim them later.


The student will be given the opportunity to repeat only two of the four basic subjects ((Arabic + Mathematics + English + Physics) in July.

Yes, 12th grade students who are expected to enrol in the national service must submit the Emirates Standardized Test for subjects (Arabic – English – Mathematics – Physics) in accordance with the test policy mentioned on the website and abide by all the regulations for taking the test for 12th grade students for the academic year.
All candidates have the chance to retake the test every 60 days for 100 Dirhams per subject. In case the candidate missed a test without an approved excuse, paid fees won’t be refunded.

 The Arabic language test is not considered mandatory for students of non-native speakers, unless the student wishes to take the test because it is considered an admission prerequisite in one of the universities or colleges that require Arabic language test. Therefore, the student must review the admission criteria at universities and colleges.

• The request is sent to the National and International Testing Department to register for the test through the official website of the Emirates Standardized Test via the EmSAT-The Emirates Standardized Test page https://emsat.moe.gov.ae/emsat/Contact_Us.aspx
• The Emirati student studying outside the country must communicate with the Student Registration Department to register in the NAPO system.

  When candidates count is sufficient for each test session in test centres, it should become clear for student that it is not possible to apply on the same day, and he must follow up on his platform periodically or wait for notification of a new test sessions through a text message via mobile phone or on registered email in their platform. The student may view the scheduled test dates for this academic year using the link below: https://emsat.moe.gov.ae/emsat/EmSATCalendar.aspx

  In case of early registration for the test, the student can edit or cancel the test date and place when necessary, bearing in mind that this feature closes before the scheduled date of the test:
• 10 days for Grade 12 students
• 6 days for other students
After that, the student will not be able to edit date or cancel the test, but he must be obligated to attend, in the event of the student not attending, he will be considered absent. The absences policy is mentioned on our official Emirates Standardized Test website will apply and their will not be any refunds for the payment.


  The student must arrive at the test centre at least 15 minutes before the test time, in order to ensure the registration and identification procedures.

If the student exceeds the period specified for taking the test, he will not be allowed to take the test and he will be recorded absent.


  Test duration varies depending on the subject:
120 minutes for the Arabic test
125 minutes for the English test
90 minutes for Mathematics, Physics, Biology, and Computer Science tests.


  The test is available in both Arabic and English and allows the student to choose the appropriate language for them.

  The Emirates Standard EmSAT tests differ in the option to move between questions depending on the test subject:
1. In the tests (Arabic and English), the student can move between the questions in the same section if the allotted time in that section has not expired.
2. In the tests (Arabic and English), the student cannot return to the questions after the time allotted for each section of the test expires.
3. As for the rest of Emirates standard test subjects, students are given the opportunity to move between questions until the time allotted for all questions expires, as these subjects do not have sections such as the Emirates standard tests for languages.


• It is not necessary to take all EmSAT tests on the same day.
• The student can apply for each test separately and at different dates and places according to the student's preferences and the dates of available tests.
• You must register for the English language test first to complete the registration for the rest of the tests. Test registration and payment should be only done through PC’s or laptops.


• The original Emirates ID or the original passport
• A paper copy of the test ticket for 12th grade students only.
• Provide the Test Center a negative (PCR) COVID-19 test result for a time frame no later than 48 hours on Al Hoson mobile app.
* In the event that the candidate's original ID or passport and a paper copy of the test ticket are not available, or a negative test result is not available, the candidate will not be able to enter the test room.


 The results of the EmSAT Achieve test will be announced after 15 working days from taking the test for 12 grade students. And 10 working days for all other candidates. Students will be informed once the results are available on their accounts on the portal. The results will not be posted or shared to any other channel; students must access their account on the portal for the results.

 Yes, if the student needs additional papers, they will be provided at the test centres, and it is not allowed to take any paper when leaving the test room.

 The test is available in Arabic and English. The student can choose the language suitable for her/him.

 Yes, it is allowed to use the calculator during the test, which must be brought by the student himself, as the center will not provide it. An electronic calculator is also available in the test system.

 There is no passing or failing score for the EmSAT, but some educational institutions may require a minimum score for admission. The Emirates Standardized Tests are tests that assess the extent to which students have skills and concepts in those specific subjects.

 Students must communicate with the preferable educational institution admission to ensure the requirements and minimum score required.

   EmSAT Achieve test results are valid for 18 months from the test day.

  Yes, all Emirati grade 12 students must apply for the 4 basic subjects (Arabic, English, Math and physics). Exceptions are made for non-national students in a private international school or who will complete their studies outside the United Arab Emirates and do not need to equalize the certificate.
• To describe the student’s level in English, EmSAT scores can be compared to the IELTS bands as shown in the table below.

• The EmSAT test of the English language uses the domains from C2 to A1 of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) bands as shown in the table below:

EmSAT English CEFR and IELTS Equivalencies

EmSAT CEFR   EmSAT IELTS Academic Track
2000< C2 1925-2000 8
1625-1975 C1 1800-1900 7.5
1250-1600 B2 1675-1775 7
875-1225 B1 1550-1650 6.5
500-850 A2 1400-1525 6
125-475 A1 1250-1375 5.5
  1100-1225 5
950-1075 4.5
825-925 4
800> *


  Please see the section for test centres on the Emirates Standard Test page, or click on the link below: http://emsat.moe.gov.ae/emsat/Test_Centers.aspx

 What if a new EmSAT coordinator has been assigned to the school?

The coordinator or guardian must go to Contact Us page and select the (Registration of decree holders and special cases without an Emirati ID) and fill all required fields.
Note that the student's case will be studied based on the documents submitted, the student's registration and communication with him via:https://emsat.moe.gov.ae/emsat/Contact_Us.aspx


 The school must submit a request to "Add missing school name" on Contact us page: Contact Us

  • People of determination 12th grade students are registered for the current academic year through the school coordinator using the identity card reader device and click on the People of Determination tab.
• The school coordinator must upload all necessary medical documents and reports, in addition to the student's academic abilities report, psychological report, and People of Determination card.
• The appropriate action is taken for each case through a medical committee specialized in evaluating cases from the Department of Special Education therefore, no reports or student registration are received via e-mail.
• Registration of People of Determination in the Emirates Standard Test does not necessarily mean that the student will be exempted from the test, but the appropriate decision is taken based on his condition according to the opinion of the medical Committee in Special Education Department.
• Non-current students are not registered through the Emirates Standard Test platform as people of determination to obtain an exemption from taking the test, but any non-current grade 12 student is directed to communicate directly with the Department of Special Education via mail: POD@MOE.GOV.AE to take the appropriate action for the student case
• The study of exemption cases has been limited to students of people of determination, and does not apply to people with chronic diseases, according to the approval of the previous medical committee.


Kindly refer to the registration page on EmSAT website and follow the necessary steps https://emsat.moe.gov.ae/emsat/EmSAT_register_en.aspx

The results will be available on the students EmSAT portal within 10 working days.

• EmSAT certificates are not issued for a student who graduated from grade 12 and then performed EmSAT test in government universities or colleges as a candidate or for exceeding specific educational levels.
• EmSAT scores for students who are candidates to join the National Service are provided to the military authority only. The student is not allowed to claim her/his score from the EmSAT Department or Customer Happiness Centers.
• Scores of candidates for other entities are officially delivered to the same authorized entity itself and cannot be handed over to the candidate individually.


  Yes, Emirati students and children of Emirati women must register in the NAPO system.
The Emirates Standardized Test EmSAT is one of the requirements for university admission to government higher education institutions in the country.


 Student should review the Certificate Equivalency Department regarding this matter or click on the link below for more information: https://www.moe.gov.ae/Ar/EServices/ServiceCard/pages/CertEquivalent.aspx





• The student must wear mask and gloves before entering the test center.
• Student’s temperature will be measured and he will pass against the thermal camera and any student who shows symptoms similar to the corona symptoms will be prevented from entering the test room.
• The necessity of bringing the Emirates ID even if it is expired, the digital ID will be accepted.
• Family members are not allowed to enter the test center and no family member is allowed to be in the waiting rooms.
• Commitment to the social distance of two meters between the student and others.
• The student should leave the test center once the test is completed and will not be allowed to wait at the center.
• The student must bring his own calculator to the math and Physics tests or use the computer’s calculator as it will not be provided by the center.
• The student should try to reduce the holdings they bring to the center and bring the most important ones only.


  • Yes, candidates must provide the Test Center a negative (PCR) COVID-19 test result for a time frame no later than 48 hours on Al Hoson mobile app. And If there was any positive result the applicant should provide two negative test results before registering in the test.

• Wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water or rub them with an alcohol based hand cleaner that can kill viruses that may be on your hands.
• Keep at least 1 meter (3 feet) between you and anyone who coughs or sneezes.
• When coughing or sneezing, cover your nose and mouth with bent elbow or a paper tissue and discard the used tissue immediately.
• Avoid touching the eyes, nose or mouth without washing your hands.
• Avoid shaking hand and just wave.
• Avoid nose-to-nose greeting, and avoid hugging or kissing others.
• Avoid direct dealing with animals.
• Get enough rest and drink a lot of liquids
Kindly refer to the registration page on EmSAT website and follow the necessary steps https://emsat.moe.gov.ae/emsat/EmSAT_register_en.aspx

  The school coordinator must send a continuity of study certificate issued by the school, signed and approved by the school director, with filling in the request to activate the student’s account on our official website https://emsat.moe.gov.ae/emsat/Contact_Us.aspx
Note that if the student's account is activated, all EmSAT scores submitted by the student for the past year will automatically be deleted, and they are not entitled to claim them later.


The student will be given the opportunity to repeat only two of the four basic subjects ((Arabic + Mathematics + English + Physics) in July.

Yes, 12th grade students who are expected to enrol in the national service must submit the Emirates Standardized Test for subjects (Arabic – English – Mathematics – Physics) in accordance with the test policy mentioned on the website and abide by all the regulations for taking the test for 12th grade students for the academic year.
All candidates have the chance to retake the test every 60 days for 100 Dirhams per subject. In case the candidate missed a test without an approved excuse, paid fees won’t be refunded.

 The Arabic language test is not considered mandatory for students of non-native speakers, unless the student wishes to take the test because it is considered an admission prerequisite in one of the universities or colleges that require Arabic language test. Therefore, the student must review the admission criteria at universities and colleges.

• The request is sent to the National and International Testing Department to register for the test through the official website of the Emirates Standardized Test via the EmSAT-The Emirates Standardized Test page https://emsat.moe.gov.ae/emsat/Contact_Us.aspx
• The Emirati student studying outside the country must communicate with the Student Registration Department to register in the NAPO system.

  When candidates count is sufficient for each test session in test centres, it should become clear for student that it is not possible to apply on the same day, and he must follow up on his platform periodically or wait for notification of a new test sessions through a text message via mobile phone or on registered email in their platform. The student may view the scheduled test dates for this academic year using the link below: https://emsat.moe.gov.ae/emsat/EmSATCalendar.aspx

  In case of early registration for the test, the student can edit or cancel the test date and place when necessary, bearing in mind that this feature closes before the scheduled date of the test:
• 10 days for Grade 12 students
• 6 days for other students
After that, the student will not be able to edit date or cancel the test, but he must be obligated to attend, in the event of the student not attending, he will be considered absent. The absences policy is mentioned on our official Emirates Standardized Test website will apply and their will not be any refunds for the payment.


  The student must arrive at the test centre at least 15 minutes before the test time, in order to ensure the registration and identification procedures.

If the student exceeds the period specified for taking the test, he will not be allowed to take the test and he will be recorded absent.


  Test duration varies depending on the subject:
120 minutes for the Arabic test
125 minutes for the English test
90 minutes for Mathematics, Physics, Biology, and Computer Science tests.


  The test is available in both Arabic and English and allows the student to choose the appropriate language for them.

  The Emirates Standard EmSAT tests differ in the option to move between questions depending on the test subject:
1. In the tests (Arabic and English), the student can move between the questions in the same section if the allotted time in that section has not expired.
2. In the tests (Arabic and English), the student cannot return to the questions after the time allotted for each section of the test expires.
3. As for the rest of Emirates standard test subjects, students are given the opportunity to move between questions until the time allotted for all questions expires, as these subjects do not have sections such as the Emirates standard tests for languages.


• It is not necessary to take all EmSAT tests on the same day.
• The student can apply for each test separately and at different dates and places according to the student's preferences and the dates of available tests.
• You must register for the English language test first to complete the registration for the rest of the tests. Test registration and payment should be only done through PC’s or laptops.


• The original Emirates ID or the original passport
• A paper copy of the test ticket for 12th grade students only.
• Provide the Test Center a negative (PCR) COVID-19 test result for a time frame no later than 48 hours on Al Hoson mobile app.
* In the event that the candidate's original ID or passport and a paper copy of the test ticket are not available, or a negative test result is not available, the candidate will not be able to enter the test room.


 The results of the EmSAT Achieve test will be announced after 15 working days from taking the test for 12 grade students. And 10 working days for all other candidates. Students will be informed once the results are available on their accounts on the portal. The results will not be posted or shared to any other channel; students must access their account on the portal for the results.

 Yes, if the student needs additional papers, they will be provided at the test centres, and it is not allowed to take any paper when leaving the test room.

 The test is available in Arabic and English. The student can choose the language suitable for her/him.

 Yes, it is allowed to use the calculator during the test, which must be brought by the student himself, as the center will not provide it. An electronic calculator is also available in the test system.

 There is no passing or failing score for the EmSAT, but some educational institutions may require a minimum score for admission. The Emirates Standardized Tests are tests that assess the extent to which students have skills and concepts in those specific subjects.

 Students must communicate with the preferable educational institution admission to ensure the requirements and minimum score required.

   EmSAT Achieve test results are valid for 18 months from the test day.

  Yes, all Emirati grade 12 students must apply for the 4 basic subjects (Arabic, English, Math and physics). Exceptions are made for non-national students in a private international school or who will complete their studies outside the United Arab Emirates and do not need to equalize the certificate.
• To describe the student’s level in English, EmSAT scores can be compared to the IELTS bands as shown in the table below.

• The EmSAT test of the English language uses the domains from C2 to A1 of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) bands as shown in the table below:

EmSAT English CEFR and IELTS Equivalencies

EmSAT CEFR   EmSAT IELTS Academic Track
2000< C2 1925-2000 8
1625-1975 C1 1800-1900 7.5
1250-1600 B2 1675-1775 7
875-1225 B1 1550-1650 6.5
500-850 A2 1400-1525 6
125-475 A1 1250-1375 5.5
  1100-1225 5
950-1075 4.5
825-925 4
800> *


  Please see the section for test centres on the Emirates Standard Test page, or click on the link below: http://emsat.moe.gov.ae/emsat/Test_Centers.aspx

 What if a new EmSAT coordinator has been assigned to the school?

The coordinator or guardian must go to Contact Us page and select the (Registration of decree holders and special cases without an Emirati ID) and fill all required fields.
Note that the student's case will be studied based on the documents submitted, the student's registration and communication with him via:https://emsat.moe.gov.ae/emsat/Contact_Us.aspx


 The school must submit a request to "Add missing school name" on Contact us page:Contact Us

  • People of determination 12th grade students are registered for the current academic year through the school coordinator using the identity card reader device and click on the People of Determination tab.
• The school coordinator must upload all necessary medical documents and reports, in addition to the student's academic abilities report, psychological report, and People of Determination card.
• The appropriate action is taken for each case through a medical committee specialized in evaluating cases from the Department of Special Education therefore, no reports or student registration are received via e-mail.
• Registration of People of Determination in the Emirates Standard Test does not necessarily mean that the student will be exempted from the test, but the appropriate decision is taken based on his condition according to the opinion of the medical Committee in Special Education Department.
• Non-current students are not registered through the Emirates Standard Test platform as people of determination to obtain an exemption from taking the test, but any non-current grade 12 student is directed to communicate directly with the Department of Special Education via mail: POD@MOE.GOV.AE to take the appropriate action for the student case
• The study of exemption cases has been limited to students of people of determination, and does not apply to people with chronic diseases, according to the approval of the previous medical committee.


Kindly refer to the registration page on EmSAT website and follow the necessary steps https://emsat.moe.gov.ae/emsat/EmSAT_register_en.aspx

The results will be available on the students EmSAT portal within 10 working days.

• EmSAT certificates are not issued for a student who graduated from grade 12 and then performed EmSAT test in government universities or colleges as a candidate or for exceeding specific educational levels.
• EmSAT scores for students who are candidates to join the National Service are provided to the military authority only. The student is not allowed to claim her/his score from the EmSAT Department or Customer Happiness Centers.
• Scores of candidates for other entities are officially delivered to the same authorized entity itself and cannot be handed over to the candidate individually.


  Yes, Emirati students and children of Emirati women must register in the NAPO system.
The Emirates Standardized Test EmSAT is one of the requirements for university admission to government higher education institutions in the country.


  Student should review the Certificate Equivalency Department regarding this matter or click on the link below for more information: https://www.moe.gov.ae/Ar/EServices/ServiceCard/pages/CertEquivalent.aspx