With 1 in 3 students scoring in the 90th percentile for the ISAT, Prep Zone Academy is proud to be Asia’s #1 ISAT preparation centre since 2006. With a team of veteran ISAT trainers and a host of in-house ISAT roadmaps and practice questions, we are here to help you ace the ISAT with confidence.



About the ISAT

The ISAT consists of 100 questions in 3 hours. ISAT is computer-based. There are no sections and breaks so it can be slightly exhausting. The ISAT is designed to test a student’s quantitative and critical reasoning skills. There are two sections. The Quantitative section and the Critical Reasoning section.

The quantitative section consists of data representation, logical reasoning and graphical interpretation. The critical reasoning section tests comprehension skills, image interpretation, quote analysis and debates.

These are the schools requiring the ISAT for admissions:

Monash University, Melbourne – Undergraduate Medicine
Monash University, Malaysian campus – Undergraduate Medicine
University of Limerick – Occupational Therapy
University of Limerick – Speech and Language Therapy
University of New South Wales (UNSW) – Undergraduate Medicine
University of Tasmania – Undergraduate Medicine (Faculty of Medicine link)
University of Tasmania – Undergraduate Medicine – 2 (International students link)
University of Western Australia (UWA) – International Student Pathway to graduate-entry Medicine & Dentistry
University of Western Sydney (UWS) -Undergraduate Medicine (Apply through the International Office)

Understanding ISAT Scores

The International Student Admissions Test (ISAT) is offered by Australian Council of Educational Research (ACER). It is a requirement for international students applying to medicine, dentistry, veterinary science and physiotherapy courses at a selection of Australian universities. The raw score is converted to a scaled score from 100 to 200. Based on the ISAT scores of some of our students and trainers we have noticed that a score of 179 corresponds to about the 81st percentile while a score of 191 roughly corresponds to the 99th percentile. Typically, you should aim for a score above the 80th percentile to be on the safe side and secure an interview with the school of your choice.


ISAT Test Structure

In total, there are 100 multiple-choice questions with 4 or 5 options to choose from for each question. As mentioned earlier, the test is 3 hours long, leaving 1min 40 seconds per question. There is no penalty for incorrect answers so you are encouraged to attempt each question. The test is split into two main sections: Critical Reasoning and Quantitative Reasoning.

Critical Reasoning

This section involves comprehending and analysing information presented in the form of a passage. The passages use material from humanities and social sciences, however, content knowledge of these topics is not necessary. The questions evaluate your capacity to understand ideas, draw appropriate conclusions and evaluate arguments.

Quantitative Reasoning

In this section, you will encounter passages that draw on material from both mathematics and sciences. Prior knowledge is not assumed and the passages will provide sufficient explanation of the content. You may also encounter graphs, tables and diagrams as part of the passages. Questions in this section also assess your ability to draw scientific conclusions, interpret graphs and tables and solve mathematical problems.

Surprisingly, during the actual test, you will not notice a formal split between these two sections. Instead, all passages are presented one-by-one, with passages from both sections being interwoven. Hence, when it comes to keeping track of time, you want to ensure that you have completed 50 questions by the 90min, or halfway mark.

After you receive your results, you are able to see how you performed in each section.

Hear what our past students have to say

The trainers were very patient and provided a lot of help and guidance. I had Olivia for my critical reasoning and Abhishek for my quantitative analysis. They gave me a lot of useful tips to take on not only the ISAT test but future tests as well. They were also very motivating and encouraging!

Charlotte Goh173

The course was very relevant and the teaching was spot on. Many of the types of questions which were focused on in class came out for the test itself. All four of my tutors were very very helpful, and there isn’t a doubt in my mind that prepzone had a large part to play in my results.

Mustafa Siddiqui191

I loved that the trainers advised me on what to take note of during the test and provided me with extra practices after the sessions so that I can work on them more at my own time. I also loved that they provided questions that were almost similar to the question types given at the actual assessment. Overall quite helpful!

Celestine Teo Yu Qing185

Loved it ! Amazing trainers and good advice!

Mia Langnier185

 ISAT Test Dates 2024

The International Student Admissions Test (ISAT) 2023 test dates. With effect from May 2020, the ISAT testing cycle will no longer run from March to the following February like in previous years.

  • Cycle 1: 15 January–25 February 2024
  • Cycle 2:  29 April –10 May 2024
  • Cycle 3: 29 July–09 August 2024
  • Cycle 4: 28 October–08 November 2024

During the ISAT registration process, candidates will be given a choice to select the test centre’s location, date, and time. The ISAT can be taken at any time during the testing period/cycle. But keep in mind that you can take the ISAT only once every 12 months. Once you take the test, your scores will remain valid for the next 2 years.

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Our ISAT Prep Courses

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We offer numerous ISAT course options to fit your needs. Our course options are flexible and built around your needs. You can pick a course option that best fits your study style, schedule, and how thoroughly you would like the content to be delivered.

INDIVIDUAL ISAT COURSE -These individual sessions will help you to…

  • Build a solid foundation & understanding of the ISAT curriculum
  • Improve your weak areas
  • Work on the application of concepts learned
  • Answer difficult questions
  • Improve your time management skills
  • Best of all, the class schedule is completely controlled by you!

We are happy to answer any questions you have about our ISAT prep course. Call us at +919773300354 or +91 22 26139491 or simply fill in the form below and our course consultants will be in touch to provide you with more details to help you start with your ISAT preparations!


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