About International Student Admissions Test

The ISAT test is a 3 hour computer-based multiple choice test. The test is presented in units, with stimulus material followed by questions. There are 100 questions with 4 or 5 answers from which the candidate is asked to choose the most appropriate response. There is only one correct answer, with no marks deducted for incorrect answers. ISAT is not a test of subject specific knowledge. Rather, it aims to assess a candidate's 'critical' and 'quantitative' reasoning skills.
  • 'Critical Reasoning' (CR) - involves comprehending and analysing information; understanding, applying and extending ideas; drawing appropriate conclusions; and evaluating arguments. These questions use material from the humanities and social sciences.
  • 'Quantitative Reasoning' (QR) - involves analysis and application of information; drawing conclusions and making decisions; and solving problems. These questions use material from the mathematics and sciences.
Study Level
Under Graduate
Mode of Test
Conducting Authority
Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER)

Test Format

180 Min

Duration of Test


Frequency per year


Score Range

1 Year

Test Score Validity


This Test is for international students who are applying to a Australian universities. Some other courses require special categories of applicants to sit for ISAT. The University will notify you if you are required to sit for the test.


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Application Process

  • Search for your preferred location and test date availability through the registration system.
  • There are NO SET DATES for ISAT testing. When you proceed with a registration, you may choose a venue, date and time that suits you! 
  • Registration is available through Prometric, by online system or by telephoning the Prometric Candidate Care number in your region. To register, you will need a credit card and an email address. The email address you provide will be used for all communication from the ISAT Office and Prometric, including information on how to access your ISAT results. Please carefully check that your email address is correct.


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