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No, not to the test questions. You need to figure those out yourself!

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About the Tests

What is CEM Select?

CEM Select is an online assessment created by the Centre for Evaluation & Monitoring (CEM). It consists of modules that assess Verbal, Non-Verbal and Numerical Ability. It contains a number of unique question types and formats that students are unlikely to be familiar with. CEM Select is used by a number of independent schools as part of their admissions process. It is also used by some grammar schools for Standard Entry and Late Transfer admissions.

What is the CAT4?

The Cognitive Abilities Test (CAT) created by GL Assessment is known as CAT4. It is used by UK schools to assess pupils’ developed abilities and likely academic potential. Performance in the CAT4 is also used to judge progress over the academic year and make decisions regarding setting children according to ability. Many schools now also use CAT4 as part of their admissions process.

The CAT4 is divided into levels ranging from Year 2 (Level X) to Years 11 & 12 (Level G). You can view our full range of practice material for each level here.

What is the ISEB Pretest?

The ISEB Common Pretest is an online assessment that forms part of the selection process at a number of independent schools in the UK. The tests are taken by students in Year 6 or 7. It consists of four timed modules: Mathematics, English, Verbal Reasoning and Non-Verbal Reasoning.

What is UKiset?

UKiset is an online assessment that forms part of the selection process for international students who wish to gain entry to leading UK independent schools.


UKiset consists of three sections. Our practice test will help students prepare for the first section of UKiset, which tests Verbal, Non-Verbal and Quantitative Reasoning.

School Packages

Can you tell me more about your packages for schools?

We work with a number of schools to help prepare their students for these tests. We offer tailored licenses and discounted rates for bulk purchases. Please get in touch with us to find out more.


Are my personal and payment details secure?

Yes. We use an encrypted SSL system to take payments and protect personal information.

How do I change my account details?

Once you have logged in, you will be able to change your account details within your personal dashboard.

I’ve forgotten my password, what should I do?

Please click on the link ‘Forgotten password?’ on the login screen and follow the instructions to reset your password.

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Can I get a free trial?

We don’t have free trials available.

Do the tests expire?

No they do not expire. Once you have purchased a test, it can be accessed and taken at any point in the future.

Does a test need to be completed in one sitting?

No, each test is broken up into smaller modules that can be completed separately.

How do I access the tests?

Once you have made a purchase, your tests will be automatically loaded into your personal dashboard. You simply need to login to your account to access and take the tests.

How many times can I take a test?

Each test can be taken once under timed conditions. It will be marked automatically and is then available for review with feedback and explanations. You will then be able to review each question as many times as you like.

We do not recommend that students take the same test twice because they then rely on memory rather than understanding to answer questions. This can give a false impression of the student’s actual ability level.

What’s the difference between Practice Test 1, Practice Test 2, and so on?

Practice tests in a range are pitched at the same difficulty level but each one consists of different questions, ensuring students are exposed to as many of the various question types as possible.

When will I receive the scores?

Once a module has been completed, it will be marked automatically and the score will be shown in your dashboard.


Once a full test is completed, you will also receive a full score report. 


Statistical averages such as the mean and range are provided on a per module basis as well as for the whole test, providing granular context on your child’s performance.


Will I be able to review the test after completion?

Yes. The test will be available for review with answers and explanations provided for all questions.

Course Interface

How can I access the online video courses?

Once you’ve purchased an online course, it will be available immediately in your online dashboard. Your child will be able to watch the videos using our custom video player, adding bookmarks and notes as they go along.

How many times can I watch the course videos?

You have lifetime access to the course videos and can watch them as many times as you like.

What are the Pretest Plus online video courses?

Our online courses consist of a series of educational videos on specific topics. Each video focuses on a specific question type within a module, offering detailed explanations as well as step-by-step instructions and practice questions. The courses cover everything your child needs to know for their assessment.

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