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What is UKiset?

UKiset is an admission test specifically designed for overseas students, through comprehensive assessments in various fields, the result of UKiset can show whether the applicant is eligible to study in the UK independent education system.

UKiset covers a range of specialties, ranging from English to Mathematics, from logical thinking to problem solving. Upon completion of the UKiset, the official will compare the candidate’s score to the UK students at the same age range. If the candidate performs equal to or above average, he or she will be recognized as “Pass”.

Since students from all over the world have to attend the same UKiset assessment, and the UKiset official has strict regulations regarding the test center and invigilator, its fairness and justice are guaranteed, ensuring qualified students can earn their own spots in their desired UK schools.

How much does UKiset charge?

UKiset charges students £295. 

Not only does the cost include examination fee, but it also covers registration, examination arrangement, invigilation, results announcement and most importantly, sending out the UKiset result to up to 5 schools on your behalf.

If you wish to send your UKiset result to more than 5 schools, each school costs extra £50.

How difficult is UKiset? 

Overall speaking, UKiset composes of 3 major parts, which are:

  1. Reasoning Test
  2. Cambridge English Placement Test
  3. English Essay Writing

The difficulty varies from age to age, for older students, the questions will be harder than primary school candidates. On average, students are expected to get 111 in UKiset in order to enroll into the UK independent school, however, if you are aiming for a more academically selective school such as Grammar Schools, you might need at least 125 score to get chosen.

How to prepare for UKiset?

If you are performing well at school, you actually don’t need much extra effort to prepare for UKiset.

You can try finishing the UKiset past papers, listening to more local UK news and reading more English readings such as books or magazines. 

Apart from that, it is strongly encouraged to consult a UK education consultant to know what UKiset score your desired school is expecting. Coopers & Coopers has been an experienced UK education consultant since 1996, for over 20 years, our consultants have helped over 3500 students to accomplish great UKiset scores and begin their study path at UK schools.

Let’s talk to our UK education consultant now!

UKiset Past paper & Sample Questions

Reasoning Test Samples Questions

  • By looking at a given picture, working out which options fits best in the missing square to complete the sequence,
  • Fill in the missing number to make the equation make sense.

Cambridge English Placement Test

  • Listen to a sound tape in English and fill in the missing words or circle the answer that fits best the question. Similar to the Listening test offered by Hong Kong educators.

English Essay Writing Sample Questions

  • If you were Prime Minister for the day, what would you change and why?
  • If you suddenly won lots of money, what would you do with it?
  • Write about your scariest moment, explaining how you felt.
  • The world is a better place now than it used to be. Do you agree?
  • Why is New Year such an important event to celebrate?

What UK schools accept UKiset?

By 2022, there are over 200 schools recognize UKiset as a standardized entry assessment, below is the most updated UKiset school list in alphabetical order for your reference:

UKiset School List

A Academy School D Dauntsey’s Moreton Hall St Mary’s School, Cambridge
Adcote International Dean Close School Mount Kelly Stonyhurst
Aldenham Downside School Mount School, York Stover School
Alleyns School E Eastbourne College N New Hall School St Swithun’s School
Ampleforth College Edinburgh Academy Norwich School T Tettenhall College
Ardingly Ellesmere College O Oakham School The Friends School
Ashford International School Epsom College Old Buckenham Hall The King’s School, Canterbury
B Badminton Eton College Old Palace of John The Leys School
Bede’s Prep & Senior School F Felsted School Oundle School The Royal Hospital School
Bedford School Fettes School P Packwood Haugh School The Royal School
Bellerbys Colleges Foremarke Hall Padworth College Tonbridge School
Benenden School G Gordonstoun Pangbourne College Tudor Hall School
Bishopstrow College Greshams Pilgrims School U Uppingham School
Bloxham School H Haileybury School Port Regis School W Warminster School
Blundell’s School Handcross Park School Princess Helena College Warwick School
Bournemouth Collegiate School Harrogate Ladies College Prior Park School Wellingborough School
Box Hill School Harrow Prior’s Field Wellington College
Bradfield College Haslemere Q Queen Anne’s School Wellington School
Brentwood School Headington Queen Ethelberga’s York Westminster School
Brighton College I Ipswich School Queen Margaret’s School Whitgift School
Bromsgrove School K Kent College Queenswood School Winchester College
Brooke House Kilgraston R Rendcomb College Woldingham School
Bruton School for Girls Kings Bruton Repton School Woodbridge School
Bryanston School L Lancing College Royal Masonic School for Girls Worth School
Buckswood School Langley School Royal Russell School Wycliffe College
Burgess Hill Girls Lathallan School Rugby School Wycombe Abbey School
C Caldicott Leicester High School for Girls S Scarborough College
Canford Leighton Park School Seaford College
Cardiff Sixth Form College Lingfield Notre Dame School Sedbergh
Charterhouse Lord Wandsworth College Sevenoaks
Cheltenham College Loretto School Sherborne International College
Christ’s Hospital School Loughborough Grammar Sherborne School
City of London Freemans School M Malvern St James Shiplake College
Claremont School Mansfield College Oxford Sibford School
Clifton College Marlborough College Sidcot School
Clifton College (Prep) Merchiston Castle School St Claire’s Oxford
Cobham Hall, Kent Mill Hill International St Edward’s Oxford
Concord College Millfield Senior St John’s Beaumont, Windsor
Culford School Monkton Combe St Lawrence College

UKiset is an online test to measure the ability of students who are going to apply the UK independent schools.

The test will takes about 2 hours to complete and the result will be available after 2 business days.
We are UKiset accredited centre.  If you would like to registered for UKiset test, please contact us.

UKiset measure 4 different skills:

Non-Verbal Reasoning

Solving problems using pictures, diagrams and patterns

Verbal Reasoning

The ability to work with words and language


Working with numbers, value, and sequences


Grammar, vocabulary, reading comprehension, listening and creative writing

Many UK schools use UKiset as a kind of screening tools for application while the following schools require UKiset for application.

  • Bede’s Senior School
  • Brentwood School
  • Bruton School for Girls
  • Chaterhous
  • Eastbourne College
  • Epsom College
  • Gresham’s School
  • Monkton Combe School
  • Oundle School
  • St Mary’s Cambridge
  • Stover School
  • The Leys School
  • Wellington College, Berkshire
  • Woldingham School
  • Worth School
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