Updates on the General Aptitude Test (Qudrat) and Standard Achievement Admission Test (Tahsili)

Dear Grade 10, 11, and 12 Parents,

Subject: General Aptitude Test (GAT) and Scholastic Preparation Plan

We hope this letter finds you and your child in good health and high spirits.  As we prepare for the 2024-2025 academic, we would like to bring to your attention some important updates about the General Aptitude Test (GAT) and Standard Achievement Admission Test (SAAT).  We aim to provide you with an overview of the GAT and SAAT and outline our comprehensive preparation plan for students in grades 10, 11, and 12.

Qudat – General Aptitude Test (GAT)

The GAT targets secondary school students who wish to pursue their studies in higher education institutions. It measures several aspects related to the educational process, such as a student’s analytical and deductive skills. The test comprises two sections: verbal (language-related) and quantitative (mathematic).​

The GAT English Version, like the GAT Arabic Version, tests students’ language and mathematics knowledge and skills to measure the following abilities:

  • Reading comprehension
  • Logical relations
  • Problem-solving behavior
  • Inferential abilities
  • Inductional abilities

Tahsili – Standard Achievement Admission Test (SAAT)

The SAAT covers four basic areas: Biology, Chemistry, Physics, and Mathematics.  The test focuses on the material of the official 3-year (i.e., Grades 10, 11, and 12) Scientific Curriculum of Saudi High Schools.

The GAT and SAAT are tests that measure and evaluate students’ aptitude and academic achievements, playing a vital role in their higher education admissions.  In line with our commitment to student success, we have enhanced our comprehensive preparation plan to ensure students are well-prepared for these tests.  We are confident these updates will significantly contribute to their readiness and performance.

Please find below the details of the updated GAT and SAAT preparation plan:

1.       Parent Information Session Format Date
Provide parents with a comprehensive overview of the GAT and SAAT, including format, curriculum content, periodic assessments, exam preparation tips, and counseling services. This session aims to keep parents informed and involved in their child’s preparation journey. Online or Face-to-Face August 2024
2.       Updated Information on the AIS Website Format Date
AIS Management will provide ongoing information about the GAT-Qudrat and SAAT-Tahsili exam preparation plan on the school’s website and social media channels. Online Ongoing
3.       Student Google Form Registration Format Date
Students will be required to fill out a Google Form to register for GAT-Qudrat and SAAT-Tahsili.  The form will collect information about students’ preferences in both GAT and SAAT Arabic and English versions. Specific classes will be designated for Qudrat and Tahseeli students only, ensuring targeted preparation. Online August 2024
4.       Diagnostic Assessments Format Date
Students in grades 10, 11, and 12 will undergo diagnostic assessments to identify their strengths and areas for improvement. This allows us to tailor the preparation plan to meet their specific needs effectively. In Class Assessments August 2024
  1. Ongoing Process:
  • Study Materials and Resources: Students will have access to comprehensive study materials and resources, including textbooks, online platforms, and supplementary materials.
  • Practice Sessions: Regular practice sessions will be conducted to familiarize students with the test format and content. These sessions will focus on key areas and provide ample opportunity for students to practice and refine their skills.
  • Comprehensive Remedial Support Program: Students requiring additional support will have access to a dedicated remedial program, offering personalized guidance and assistance.
  • One-to-One Dedicated Parent-Teacher Meeting: Parents will have the opportunity to schedule one-to-one meetings with teachers to discuss their child’s progress, address concerns, and receive individualized feedback and guidance.
  • Parent-Teacher Collaboration: We encourage active collaboration between parents and teachers to foster student success. Regular communication channels will be established to facilitate this partnership.
  • Pre & Final Mock Assessments: After every six weeks of teaching new content, pre and final mock assessments will be conducted to evaluate students’ progress, identify areas needing improvement, and boost their confidence.
  • Conducting Online Support Classes: In collaboration with our specialized affiliates, we will offer online support classes during school hours, providing additional guidance and resources to students.

We firmly believe that our comprehensive preparation plan will greatly enhance our students’ readiness and confidence for GAT and SAAT.  Our experienced, qualified, dedicated team of educators and support staff will be available to guide and assist the students throughout the preparation process.

We kindly request your support and cooperation in encouraging your child’s active participation in the GAT and SAAT preparation.  As a school community, we must work collaboratively and cooperatively together to ensure students’ success in these important assessments and their future academic endeavors.

If you have any questions or require further information, please do not hesitate to contact our GAT and SAAT coordinators, [Mr. Wajeeh Khilani – [email protected]], and [Mrs. Niloffar Masoom – [email protected]].  We are committed to providing the necessary support and resources to make this preparation journey a fruitful and rewarding experience for our students.

Thank you for your attention to this matter, and we look forward to your continued partnership in preparing our students for success in GAT and SAAT.

Yours sincerely,

AIS Management

Al-Rowad International Schools