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National Comparative Exam in Czech Republic

National Comparative Exams or NCE (In Czech: "Narodni srovnavaci zkousky; NSZ") are certified exams used by many Czech higher education institutions for accepting students. The NCE is a part of the universities and colleges entrance exams. The National Comparative Exam is owned and administered by the private company – Scio.  About 30,000-40,000 candidates sit for this exam every year in the Czech and Slovak universities. There are different modules of the exam:
  • English Language 
  • German Language 
  • French Language
  • Spanish Language
  • Mathematics
  • Natural Sciences: subtests of chemistry, biology, and physics 
  • Social Sciences
  • Test of General Academic Prerequisites (GAP)
Students can appear for any of the above mentioned modules. Most of the institutions accept the Test of General Academic Prerequisites (GAP) certificate. A percentile ranging between 50 and 90, which varies between faculties is accepted.

The tests are administered in Czech or Slovak about 6 times in a year. The exam is used by more than 50 faculties or university departments and other institutions.  
  • Faculties:  Engineering, Law, Social Sciences, Architecture, or Economy.

General Academic Prerequisites Test (GAP)

The Test of General Academic Prerequisites is the most accepted and an important module of the National Comparative Exams (NCE). This module focuses on the candidate’s ability and potential to learn. It determines the capability, potentiality, ability and skills of the candidates and whether he/she can successfully study at university. The test determines the understanding ability and other capabilities which directly shape the learning process. Following skills and abilities are tested:
  • Verbal section: understanding and interpretation of the long texts, relationships within text, differentiating meanings, vocabulary, and reaching to the appropriate conclusion
  • Analytical section: logical reasoning, objective analysis and evaluation, analyzing data and inference
  • Quantitative section: working with numbers, charts, spreadsheets, values, an tests the basic mathematical skills

Faculties /University Departments with NCE

Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava
  STU, Faculty of Informatics and Information Technologies

Comenius University in Bratislava
  UK, Faculty of Mathematics, Physics and Informatics

Mendel University
  MENDELU Brno, Faculty of Forestry and Wood Technology
  MENDELU Brno, Faculty of Business and Economics
  MENDELU Brno, Faculty of Regional Development and International Studies

Masaryk University
  MU Brno, Faculty of Social Studies
  MU Brno, Faculty of Economics and Administration
  MU Brno, Faculty of Informatics

Brno University of Technology
  VUT Brno, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering
  VUT Brno, Faculty of Information Technology
  VUT Brno, Faculty of Civil Engineering

University of South Bohemia
  JU, Faculty of Economics

Pavol Jozef Safarik University in Kosice
  UPJS Kosice, Faculty of Science

Technical University of Liberec
  TUL Liberec, Faculty of Sciences, Humanities and Education

SkodaAuto
  SkodaAuto Vysoka skola

Palacky University
  UP Olomouc, Faculty of Law

University of Economics in Prague
  VSE v Praze, Faculty of Economics and Public Administration
  VSE v Praze, Faculty of Informatics and Statistics
  VSE, Faculty of Management in Jindřichův Hradec

Silesian University
  SU Opava, School of Business Administration in Karvina
  SU Opava, Faculty of Philosophy and Science
  SU Opava, Faculty of Public Policies

VSB-Technical University of Ostrava
  VSB-TU Ostrava, Faculty of Economics
  VSB-TU Ostrava, Faculty of Safety Engineering
  VSB-TU Ostrava, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

University of Pardubice
  U Pardubice, Faculty of Public Administration

University of West Bohemia
  ZCU Plzen, Faculty of Law
  ZCU Plzen, Faculty of Economics
  ZCU Plzen, Faculty of Applied Sciences
  ZCU v Plzen, Faculty of Electrical Engineering
  ZCU Plzen, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering

Charles University
  UK Praha, Faculty of Social Sciences
  UK Praha, Faculty of Law

Czech University of Life Sciences
  CZU Praha, Faculty of Forestry and Environment
  CZU Praha, Faculty of Agrobiology, Food and Natural Resources

CEVRO
  CEVRO Institut

Czech Technical University in Prague
  CVUT, Faculty of Electrical Engineering
  CVUT, Faculty of Information Technology

J. E. Purkyne University in Usti nad Labem
  UJEP, Faculty of Education

Tomas Bata University
  UTB Zlin, Faculty of Humanities
  UTB Zlin, Faculty of Management and Economics
  UTB Zlin, Faculty of Applied Informatics

T.Bata Business Academy and Higher Professional School of Business
  T.Bata Business Academy and Higher Professional School of Business

Matej Bel University in Banska Bystrica
  UMB, Faculty of humanities

Slovak University of Technology
  STU, Faculty of Architecture

Slovak Agricultural University in Nitra
  Faculty of Economics and management

Constantine the Philosopher University in Nitra
  Faculty of Social Sciences and Health Care

HTMi Hotel and Tourism Management Institute
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