Test Overview

Pearson Undergraduate Entrance Exam



The Pearson Undergraduate Entrance Exam is a standardised test designed by Pearson VUE that covers quantitative, verbal, and abstract reasoning. We designed this new exam based on experience we’ve gained over more than ten years of developing and delivering admissions tests in India with the goal to support undergraduate admissions decisions for Indian universities.

The exam tests skills required for success when starting university. It requires no subject matter or general knowledge skills.

The test is made up of 108 multiple choice questions and 1 essay question. There are no breaks between any of the sections and the exam is taken in one continuous sitting.

Section Total Questions Test Time
Quantitative Reasoning 34 38 minutes
Verbal Reasoning 36 32 minutes
Abstract Reasoning 38 40 minutes
Essay 1 10 minutes
Total 108 120 minutes
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Quantitative reasoning

The quantitative reasoning section assesses your ability to read and understand numerical information to solve problems.

If the median of a set consisting of n consecutive odd integers is an even integer, the sum of the mean and the range of the set is an odd integer.

  1. Always 
  2. Sometimes 
  3. Never

Correct answer: C

Verbal reasoning

The verbal reasoning section assesses your ability to review written information and draw conclusions from the information provided

Select the word or phrase that is  incorrect in the sentences below. Select option E if the sentences have no errors.

The incident left her with a fractured leg. With great efforts, she has started to walk again.

  1. left
  2. with
  3. efforts
  4. to
  5. No error

Correct Answer: C 

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Abstract reasoning

The abstract reasoning section assesses your ability to identify and solve a series of logical problems.

Based on the given image, which of the following options must be true?

Logical reasoning Example question 1 image

A. Wheels A and D rotate in the same direction. 
B. Wheels A and C rotate in the same direction as wheels B and E. 
C. Wheels A and E rotate in the same direction as wheels B and C. 
D. Wheels B and C rotate in the same direction as wheels D and E. 
E. If wheel A rotates clockwise, wheels B, D and E rotate clockwise.

Correct Answer: A 


Essay

The essay section assesses your ability to form arguments and conclusions from a statement provided.

Directions:  Read the question carefully and think through the concept or the problem it presents. There is no right or wrong answer to the question. A good answer will demonstrate critical thinking based on your experiences and observations.

What is your idea of a great education? What do you expect to get from a university education?


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Scoring

The Pearson Undergraduate Entrance Exam is marked on the number of questions answered correctly. There is no negative marking. Each section of the exam will be scored separately.

Scores are converted to a scale that shares a common scale across all three sections, in the range of 100 to 300.

Here is an example score report:

Section Score
Quantitative Reasoning 185
Verbal Reasoning 201
Abstract Reasoning 223

Your essay response will be sent to your university for further consideration.

Pearson VUE follows the industry standard processes for item review, statistical analysis, and equating to ensure the test is fair, valid, and reliable for all candidates.