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Doha College Entry – Cognitive Abilities Test (CAT)



Established in 1980, Doha College is one of the leading British curriculum schools in Qatar. A coeducational school of over 2,000 students, the college was opened to meet the demand for a British-style education. The school takes great pride in being an international community, teaching children from over 80 nationalities.


In 2018, Doha College was the first school in the world to be honoured with the High Performance Learning (HPL) accreditation. The College is set to open a large state-of-the-art campus in September 2020, which will feature dedicated zones for Primary and Secondary, as well as expansive indoor and outdoor sports facilities.

How to Apply for Entry to Doha College


Before registering with Doha College, parents should consider visiting to see its facilities and meet staff members. To discuss making an appointment, parents should contact the school’s admissions officer at [email protected].


Applications for all years at Doha College can be done online. Parents must complete the registration form and pay an application fee of QR 200 per form. At the time of application, parents must also provide the following documentation:


– The student’s most recent school report

– A copy of the applicant’s passport

– A copy of the applicant and sponsor’s Qatar Residence Permit (QID).

– A passport size photograph

– Immunisation records


Late applications will not be accepted. For more information about Doha College’s admission process, please visit the school’s website.

Doha College Entry | CAT4 Assessment


Doha College uses the Cognitive Abilities Test (CAT4) for Year 4 entry and above. All applicants are invited to take the CAT either onsite at Doha College or online for a fee of 500 QR per applicant.


The assessment takes approximately two hours to complete and tests students’ reasoning skills by specifically focusing on verbal reasoning, non-verbal reasoning, quantitative reasoning and spatial reasoning.

Doha College Admissions Criteria


Doha College is a selective entry school with a focus on academic excellence. As part of the admissions process, applicants are shortlisted from the application pool to sit the entrance assessments for entry to the college. Subject to availability, students who are successful in the assessment will either be offered places or added to a waiting list.


For any queries regarding Doha College’s admissions process, please contact the admissions office at [email protected].

How to Prepare for the Doha College CAT4 Assessment


Confidence is key when it comes to exams, therefore it’s important to prepare your child for the CAT assessment. When children know what to expect from an exam, they are less anxious and more likely to perform well. The articles outlined below will help you to prepare your child for what’s ahead in the CAT process:


Year 7 CATs: Everything Parents Need to Know

Study Skills for the Cognitive Abilities Test in Primary School

How to Improve CAT Scores


Our CAT practice tests and courses will also play a positive part in preparing your child for the Doha College entrance assessment. Each of the four 90-minute practice tests covers the required subjects for the CAT: Verbal, Non-Verbal, Quantitative and Spatial Reasoning. Each test offers age-specific result statistics and is specifically designed to improve student performance.

Doha College CAT4 Assessment Practice Tests



Practice Tests

You can learn more about our highly accurate online CAT4 practice tests by clicking on the links below. These CAT Practice Tests are available to take online immediately after purchase. Each module is marked automatically and is then available for review with answers and explanations provided for every question. We also provide comparative ranking statistics on a per module basis so you can quickly identify your child’s strengths and weaknesses.


CAT4 Practice Test 1

CAT4 Practice Test 2

CAT4 Practice Test 3

CAT4 Practice Test 4



Video Courses

The following online video courses cover everything your child needs to know for each section of the CAT4 assessment. Each course consists of a series of lessons that go through each question type in great detail, providing step-by-step explanations and techniques to help your child recognise the underlying patterns to look out for. They cover every possible question type that could come up in the CAT4 test.


CAT4 Quantitative Reasoning Video Course

CAT4 Non-Verbal Reasoning Video Course

CAT4 Spatial Reasoning Video Course

CAT4 Verbal Reasoning Video Course


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The information in this post was correct at the time of publishing. However, please be aware of future changes. We advise you to contact the school directly if you are unsure of anything. School contact details are provided within the post.


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