BT-BASE

Scholastic Aptitude Test for Bachelor's Programmes in Business Administration, Social Sciences and Economics

• objective comparison of applicants

• very good forecast on the academic success

• measurement of competences critical for success

Welcome to the BT-BASE

The BT-BASE (Scholastic Aptitude Test for Bachelor's Programmes in Business Administration, Social Sciences and Economics) is a test for detection of the abilities that are necessary for successful completion of a bachelor’s course in economic and social sciences.
The test has an overall duration of approx. 3,5 hours and consists of four groups of exercises:

  • Understanding and Interpreting Texts
  • Inferring relationships
  • Solving Quantitative Problems
  • Interpreting Business Charts

The BT-BASE may be taken in German or English.


For of over 15 years the BT-WISO is a proven and reliable selection test for Bachelor’s degree courses. It is tailored to the requirements expected of students during their bachelor studies of Social and Economics Sciences. Furthermore it increases the equal opportunities of applicants since it sets the same requirements for one and all and the test itself can hardly be trained.

Hans-Jörg Didi, Project Manager BT-BASE, ITB Consulting

Currently, the BT-BASE is employed for the following universities:

  • HS Pforzheim
  • HS Heilbronn
  • HS Hannover
  • HS für Technik und Wirtschaft Aalen
  • HS Albstadt-Sigmaringen

Cognitive tests have numerous advantages over other selection methods

Compared to other selection methods, cognitive tests proved to be most successful; this was shown by means of several surveys in different countries. Execution and evaluation of such tests is economical; they are objective and deliver a very good forecast on the academic success. Correspondingly, they are significantly superior to other selection criteria such as interviews, letters of recommendation or letters of motivation.

News

The registration phase for the test dates in 2018 starts on February 21st 2018. Here you can find all test dates, locations and deadlines.

The BT-WISO can only be taken at certified test centres on respectively scheduled dates.

Starting in 2017, the BT-WISO can also be taken in English In English the BT-WISO is called BT-BASE. The test language can be chosen within the registration process. We recommend that you check with the university to which you plan to apply as to which language version(s) it accepts.

Registering for the BT-BASE Dates and Fees