Post-Graduate General Aptitude Test
Components and Duration
This test has a 2.5- hour duration and is presented in Arabic for university graduates. It has three parts: the verbal (linguistic), the quantitative (mathematical), and the logical (inductive-spatial). It mainly focuses on:
  1. Reading comprehension
  2. Discriminating the logical structure of linguistic expressions
  3. Inductive capacity
  4. Inference capacity
  5. Capacity to cognize logical relations, spatial and non-spatial
  6. Analytical capacity
  7. Deductive capacity
  8. Result interpretation capacity
  9. Problem-solving capacity based on basic mathematical concepts.
 
Sections of the test
The questions relevant to the three parts of the test are alternately presented in all six sections .Each section is devoted 25 minutes. All questions are multiple-choice type.
 
Objectives
This test aims at:
  1. identifying students' research skills, which might predict success in post-graduate studies.
  2. making students aware of their mental skills in preparation for post-graduate studies.
  3. providing a fresh standard by which post-graduate students can be selected.

It is taken for granted that the well-renowned world universities use similar tests, e.g., GRE,  to sort out the applicants for post-graduate studies

 
Eligible test-takers
Any student seeking post-graduate studies (humanities or science major) is eligible.
  1. Post-graduate students in the Saudi universities
  2. Post-graduate students in military programs
  3. Candidates for overseas scholarships.
  4. Candidates for higher diplomas, locally and internationally.
Test Times
The test is presented 3 times a year, the times are listed in the following website.