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The INSEAD Assessment

The INSEAD Assessment has been designed for senior level, busy, international applicants as an alternative entry route to taking GMAT. Similarly to GMAT, it tests your aptitude for business related subjects and is used to assess your analytical abilities.

If you decide to take the INSEAD Assessment, you must submit your application at least 2 weeks before your targeted test date. Successful applicants will then be invited to sit the test on one of the three INSEAD campuses.

 

For Busy Executives

The test for senior level, busy executives who can't spend months preparing for the GMAT.

Logic. Not Memory.

The INSEAD Assessment focuses on testing business-relevant skills. It does NOT require you to spend time on extensive preparation for rule-based mathematics and English grammar correction that would not be used in a business context.

Most busy candidates are able to achieve adequate performance on the test with 4-8 weeks of preparation while holding full-time jobs.

 

Key Aspects of the Test

For INSEAD

The test has been designed specifically for INSEAD, and is used for admission to the INSEAD Global Executive MBA and the Tsinghua-INSEAD Executive MBA.

Preparation

You should familiarize yourself with the test and question formats, and get used to timing your responses. Most busy executive achieve adequate performance with 4-8 weeks of preparation.

Locations

The test is available at INSEAD campuses in Fontainebleau, Singapore and Abu Dhabi, on specific test dates approximately once a month.

Results

You will know the result of your application to the programme within 2-3 weeks of completion of your application and test. INSEAD does not report the "test score".

Time

You should set aside 5 hours for the visit and the test. Should the test day coincide with an EMBA module, you will also get to interact with current participants.

vs GMAT

Unlike the GMAT, the INSEAD Assessment does not assess rule-based mathematics and English grammar that would not be used in a business context. GMAT tests many areas that the INSEAD Assessment does not, and vice versa.

 

Upcoming Test Dates

Singapore

Jun
23
Fri
all-day INSEAD Assessment @ INSEAD Singapore
INSEAD Assessment @ INSEAD Singapore
Jun 23 all-day
INSEAD Assessment @ INSEAD Singapore | Singapore | Singapore
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Jun
30
Fri
all-day INSEAD Assessment @ INSEAD Singapore
INSEAD Assessment @ INSEAD Singapore
Jun 30 all-day
INSEAD Assessment @ INSEAD Singapore | Singapore | Singapore
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Jul
7
Fri
all-day INSEAD Assessment @ INSEAD Singapore
INSEAD Assessment @ INSEAD Singapore
Jul 7 all-day
INSEAD Assessment @ INSEAD Singapore | Singapore | Singapore
The INSEAD Assessment has been designed for senior level, busy, international applicants as an alternative entry route to taking GMAT. Similarly to GMAT, it tests your aptitude for business related subjects and is used to[...]

Europe

Jul
7
Fri
all-day INSEAD Assessment @ INSEAD Fontainebleau
INSEAD Assessment @ INSEAD Fontainebleau
Jul 7 all-day
INSEAD Assessment @ INSEAD Fontainebleau | Fontainebleau | Île-de-France | France
The INSEAD Assessment has been designed for senior level, busy, international applicants as an alternative entry route to taking GMAT. Similarly to GMAT, it tests your aptitude for business related subjects and is used to[...]
Jul
21
Fri
all-day INSEAD Assessment @ INSEAD Fontainebleau
INSEAD Assessment @ INSEAD Fontainebleau
Jul 21 all-day
INSEAD Assessment @ INSEAD Fontainebleau | Fontainebleau | Île-de-France | France
The INSEAD Assessment has been designed for senior level, busy, international applicants as an alternative entry route to taking GMAT. Similarly to GMAT, it tests your aptitude for business related subjects and is used to[...]
Aug
4
Fri
all-day INSEAD Assessment @ INSEAD Fontainebleau
INSEAD Assessment @ INSEAD Fontainebleau
Aug 4 all-day
INSEAD Assessment @ INSEAD Fontainebleau | Fontainebleau | Île-de-France | France
The INSEAD Assessment has been designed for senior level, busy, international applicants as an alternative entry route to taking GMAT. Similarly to GMAT, it tests your aptitude for business related subjects and is used to[...]

Middle-East

Jul
6
Thu
all-day INSEAD Assessment @ INSEAD Abu Dhabi
INSEAD Assessment @ INSEAD Abu Dhabi
Jul 6 all-day
INSEAD Assessment @ INSEAD Abu Dhabi | Abu Dhabi | Abu Dhabi | United Arab Emirates
The INSEAD Assessment has been designed for senior level, busy, international applicants as an alternative entry route to taking GMAT. Similarly to GMAT, it tests your aptitude for business related subjects and is used to[...]
Aug
3
Thu
all-day INSEAD Assessment @ INSEAD Abu Dhabi
INSEAD Assessment @ INSEAD Abu Dhabi
Aug 3 all-day
INSEAD Assessment @ INSEAD Abu Dhabi | Abu Dhabi | Abu Dhabi | United Arab Emirates
The INSEAD Assessment has been designed for senior level, busy, international applicants as an alternative entry route to taking GMAT. Similarly to GMAT, it tests your aptitude for business related subjects and is used to[...]
Aug
24
Thu
all-day INSEAD Assessment @ INSEAD Abu Dhabi
INSEAD Assessment @ INSEAD Abu Dhabi
Aug 24 all-day
INSEAD Assessment @ INSEAD Abu Dhabi | Abu Dhabi | Abu Dhabi | United Arab Emirates
The INSEAD Assessment has been designed for senior level, busy, international applicants as an alternative entry route to taking GMAT. Similarly to GMAT, it tests your aptitude for business related subjects and is used to[...]

What is tested?

The test has 5 sections. The test is followed by the interview.

Data Analysis

Fluency and efficiency in the use of business-relevant mathematics.
30 minutes
15 questions

Data Interpretation

Data Significance testing through both standard mathematical logic questions, and also multiple linked mini case questions where arithmetic and algebra are tested in the context of a business scenario.
30 minutes
15 questions

Communication Analysis

Analysis of passages through the lens of gauging the main themes, relevant points and logical inferences.
30 minutes
15 questions

Critical Thinking

Managing the components of a logic problem to either deliver a definitive answer to a question or simply determine its solvability.
30 minutes
15 questions

Business Case

You are given 30 minutes to read a brief business case with key questions to consider and answer as part of the presentation given to the test panel. Candidates are expected to demonstrate an understanding of the case and give a 5 to 10 minute presentation summarizing the situation, challenges, opportunities and potential solutions. This is followed by 10 to 15 minutes of Q&A on the case.
30 min preparation
20 min presentation

Interview

The business case presentation is immediately followed by a 20 minutes interview with the same panel. The interview focuses on your motivation for applying for an EMBA and to INSEAD and other related questions.
20 min interview

 

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