Frequently Asked Questions

1. Do I have to pay a remittance fee while paying the examination fee?

No remittance fee will be charged if you pay the examination fee at a branch of Ziraat Bank in Turkey or abroad. However, you will be charged a remittance fee if you pay the examination fee in another bank, especially abroad since a correspondent bank will render the service. In that case, you have to contact your bank, learn how much it costs to remit money and pay the examination fee by adding the remittance fee to the total amount.

2. How can I send my photograph in the AYOS 2017 application?

In order to apply for the examination, you must have a biometric photograph (passport photograph) which has been taken within the last three months. You must scan your photograph (in the format of .jpg) and upload it into the system during the application.

3. Do four incorrect answers cancel one correct answer?

In the examination four incorrect answers will cancel one correct answer. The number of correct and incorrect answers will be counted and raw scores will be calculated by subtracting one fourth of incorrect answers from correct answers.

4. What do raw score and standard score mean stated in my Examination Results Card?

The raw score is calculated by subtracting one fourth of incorrect answers from correct answers. The standard score is calculated by turning the raw score into the T score of which the mean is 50 and the standard deviation is 10.

5. Will the raw score or the standard score be used in the placement process?

Applicants must have a standard score of at least 50 in order to be placed in a programme for bachelor’s or associate degree at Ankara University. However, other universities which accept the AYOS scores may both use the raw score and require a lower score for the placement. For more information, you can contact the universities which accept the AYOS scores for the placement.

6. What are the nature and content of the AYOS questions?

The “Basic Learning Skills Test” of the AYOS 2017 will be prepared and conducted in Turkish and English. This test aims at measuring applicants’ ability of abstract thinking and reasoning. 40 percent of the test is composed of questions which measure applicants’ knowledge about mathematics, and 60 percent of it is composed of questions which measure applicants’ knowledge about shape and space. Questions will be prepared as multiple choice questions and five different options will be given for each question.