About UKiset

General Information

British schools spend a considerable amount of energy and time to find the most suitable international students that match their ethos and academic standards.

UKiset has been designed as a single assessment that can help schools assess candidates, while also helping families find the right school for their child.

UKiset is an adaptive online entry test in English designed to support admission into the UK independent education system. It is an efficient way to test a student’s ability to thrive in an English-speaking school.

UKiset is a standardised assessment that can be used to identify a candidate’s strengths, weaknesses and learning preferences.

The assessments measure four fundamental skills:



​The ability to recognise words and their meaning.



Working with numbers, value, and sequences.


Non-verbal reasoning

Solving problems using pictures, diagrams and patterns.


Other English skills

Reading & listening, Creative writing (Grammar & spelling).

Key Facts

Key Facts About UKiset

Key Facts
About UKiset


Results are normally processed within 3 business days.


UKiset can be taken anywhere in the world through online invigilation.
If you have specific requirements or you are unable to sit the test at home, it is possible to arrange the test at one of our approved test centres.


UKiset is trusted by schools because it provides credible information on an applicant’s academic potential. Some schools conduct further testing or interview the candidate after reviewing their UKiset Profile before offering a place at their school.


UKiset costs £295.
It is possible to sit the test on weekends for an extra 10% fee.

*The UKiset fee includes:

  • Registration
  • Test arrangement
  • All invigilation fees
  • Results to the candidate and academic agent (if applicable).
  • The full UKiset Profile can be sent to up to 5 schools of your choice.


Schools can be chosen before or after the test. Results are valid for one year and the test can be retaken after 4 months.

Who Can Take UKiset?

UKiset is designed for students aged between 9.5 and 18 years old. We recommend that candidates have at least a basic knowledge of English.

The test results compare the candidate’s academic skills against British students within the same age group and specifically against those studying in the independent sector.

UKiset also assesses their level of English using the Cambridge English Linguaskill test that provides their current CEFR level.