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 detecting 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
  • Analysing 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 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.


Corona-Virus: News according testdates

We are monitoring the latest developments. According to the current state of affairs, all tests take place on a regular basis. Should the restrictions and prohibitions be extended further in terms of time, we will react accordingly. We will inform all participants who have registered for the affected test dates.

For your information: In a test room, usually less than 20 people are tested at the same test date.

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Dates, deadlines and test locations are stated here.


The test dates for 2020 are fixed. 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.

Registering for the BT-BASE Dates and Fees