Benefits for students due to the BT-BASE

• equal requirements for all participants

• high relation to the field of business economics

• no need for attending expensive preparation courses

Information for Participants

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  Analysing Charts


The most important facts on a glance

Here you will find a summary of the most important facts.

Test registration

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. 

  • It is important to ensure good management and use of the processing time. Uniform, careful and speedy working is essential for good results.
  • Thorough and exact reading of the exercises is a very important prerequisite for a good result.
  • Do not spend excessive time on exercises that you consider as extremely difficult or unusual.
  • If you cannot solve an exercise or the available time is too short to allow for detailed processing of an exercise, you should tick an answer at random. (No negative points for wrong answers!) More

Test Execution

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 test dates for 2019 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