STAT Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible to apply for the STAT the potential applicant must:
  • Some Universities require students to be aged 18 or over before 1st February for Semester 1 entry or 1st July for Semester 2 entry, and
  • As per the Tertiary Institutions Services Centre (TISC) anyone who has attained 20 years of age before March 1 in the year in which they wish to commence studies is eligible for STAT or completing year 12 from Australia, New Zealand or completing the International Baccalaureate (IB).
  • Adult Entry: If you have studied at higher education level and, in all attempts at higher education study, you’ve accumulated more than the equivalent of two full-time years of study; you must wait until 2 years have passed since you were last enrolled in a higher education course.
One can sit for STAT only once in the same STAT year.


You need to contact your Tertiary Admissions Centre to sit for STAT in Australia. The Tertiary Admissions Centres organize STAT test sittings and provide results to both the candidates and the universities. Additionally they make provisions for interstate candidates to register for STAT.  Find here STAT Test Dates, Timing, Test Centers and Registration Information

STAT-Results & Scores

STAT: Results
Results are issued to candidates by Tertiary Admission Centres, via post. The Tertiary Admissions Centres also provide the STAT results electronically to any universities you have applied to.

Option of taking test & receiving results in Australia and Overseas Location
One can sit for STAT in Australia as well as at an overseas location depending upon their convenience.
Australia: If you prefer to sit STAT in Australia, in that case, the results will be received after 4 weeks of your test date.

Overseas Location:  In case of an overseas location results will be delivered after 6 weeks of the test.

STAT: Scoring
STAT scores are reported as a mark on a scale ranging between 100 and 200, with a mean of 150. The four different STAT scales (Verbal, Quantitative, Total and Written English) each have a mean score of 150 and a standard deviation of 15. STAT scores are intended to provide a relative approximation of a candidate's ability compared to other potential applicants.

Percentile Rankings
Institutions are additionally provided with percentile rankings in relation to scores attained by each candidate, which consequently, gives them the idea about the candidate’s potential.

Scoring Pointers:
  • All questions have the same value
  • No marks will be deducted for a wrong answer so there is no negative marking.
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