Selection of the Test | INCAE

To apply to INCAE's master's programs, applicants are required to take one of the three exams that the institution accepts in the admission process: GMAT, PAEP or GRE. It is indifferent which of them is chosen.

It must be taken into account that of the three tests, only the PAEP is applied by INCAE, so that if one of the other two evaluations is chosen, they must be carried out by the applicant in the responsible campus in their respective country.

To apply to the Global MBA program, applicants must present a test that demonstrates their command of the English language: TOEFL, TOEIC, IELTS, Duolingo.


The PAEP (Admission Test to Graduate Studies) is a standardized test in Spanish that assesses students who apply to graduate programs. It was developed in 1991 by the Tecnológico de Monterrey in Mexico, with the collaboration of the College Board of Puerto Rico, and is currently used in leading universities in Latin America to evaluate approximately 3500 candidates per year.

* INCAE applies this test in its admission process. Students can take the exam in the different offices of the institution.



The GMAT test is an adaptive computerized assessment, with proven validity in predicting a prospective student's first-year master's success. More than 5400 programs around the world use it as a consistent and objective way to compare applicants, regardless of their education, age, gender or country of origin. Its purpose is to assess whether the candidate is prepared for the demanding levels of a master's program.



The GRE general test is a test of verbal reasoning, quantitative reasoning, and analytical writing, used by aspiring masters and business schools around the world. Applicants come from widely diverse cultural and educational backgrounds, and the GRE offers a common metric for comparing candidates' qualifications. Scores are used by admissions and scholarship committees to supplement college transcripts, letters of recommendation, and other degrees that the candidate submits to apply to graduate studies.

NOTE: The range of marks of the tests accepted by INCAE (GRE; GMAT and PAEP) is very wide and there is no minimum score required to guarantee the acceptance of the applicant. The exam is just one more component to be evaluated by the Admission Committee to consolidate the acceptance or not of a student.


Duolingo English Test

Duolingo has enabled an English language proficiency certification system for INCAE MBA candidates. This test can be taken at any time through a mobile device or computer, it takes a few minutes and the results can be viewed by the institution in 48 hours.