What is BT-BASE?
The BT-BASE is an aptitude test for a special field of studies. It tests the abilities that are particularly important for success in master’s courses of business administration, economics and social sciences. The test is an objective and aptitude diagnostic tool that imposes the same requirements on all applicants. Although the contents of the test are close to specialised fields, it does not require any specific knowledge. The test consists of four groups of exercises: Understanding and Interpreting Texts, Inferring relationships, Solving Quantitative Problems, and Interpreting Business Charts
The most important facts on a glance
Here you will find a summary of the most important facts.
The registration for participation in the BT-BASE is only made online via the registration portal. Early registration will be recommended if you want to take the test at your preferred location and time. Dates, deadlines and test locations are stated here.
Attending the test is subject to payment of a fee. The fee can be paid by credit card (MasterCard, Visa) or by means of online direct debit payment. It is not necessary that you are the holder of the credit card or the owner of the payment account. More
Preparation for the test
The abilities measured by the test are the result of long-term learning and development processes; correspondingly, they are mainly disconnected from short-term influences. When selecting the types of exercises for the test, we try to use exercises that are demonstrably hard to train so that the test-related success does not depend on attending expensive preparation courses. Preparation on the basis of the information on this website and the demo test should still be made in order to familiarise yourself with the requirements. More
Useful processing techniques
The BT-BASE consists of four different groups of exercises. The total processing time for the test is 3 hours and 30 minutes.
Test time plus registration and admittance takes approximately 4,5 hours. The test will take place twice per day; one test in the morning and one test in the afternoon. Admittance will only be granted after presentation of a valid official photo identification and the test invitation letter. More
Notes on forbidden behaviour
For tests like the BT-BASE it is of decisive importance that all participants are subject to the same working conditions, i.e. that all participants stick to the same rules and no one takes an advantage at the expense of the other participants. More
Information on test reports
The number of correct answers is converted into a scale with the mean value 100 and a standard deviation of 10 ("standard value"). Wrong answers and non-processed exercises are not considered.
If the standard value with a group of exercises is above 100, then the achieved performance was above average. If the standard value is below 100, then the candidate achieves a result below average – always based on the total number of participants. More
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.