Information about the Exam

Ondokuz Mayıs University OMÜ-YÖS 2017 Examination will be held on 22 April 2017, at 7 centers in Turkey and in defined centers outside Turkey. The Exam time will be set according to the local time in Turkey. The OMÜ-YÖS Coordinating Office will publish details about the country, city and the contact details of the exam center where the candidate will take the examination via

It is mandatory for all candidates to carry all the information and documents downloaded from our website together with their passport information readily available to enter the OMÜ-YÖS 2017 examination. Candidates are required to bring soft grade pencils, a pencil sharpener, an eraser and a completely blank A4 paper for their calculations. Candidates should not possess any devices, tools, instruments or equipment during the examination except watches which do not have any technological communication and/or camera capabilities. Water in transparent bottles and candies are allowed.

It is imperative that the candidates arrive to the exam center at least one hour prior to the start of the examination, as this is very important for being allowed to the building on a timely manner.

Candidates cannot enter the OMÜ-YÖS 2017 examination in a center different from the one defined in the “Exam Entrance Document”. The location of the exam center and the language of the exam (Turkish, English, Russian, Arabic, French, German, Bosnian and Albanian) will be prepared in accordance with the candidate’s personal statements during the registration step to the OMÜ-YÖS 2017.

In the OMÜ-YÖS 2017 Exam, a face to face test will be applied available either in Turkish, English, Russian, Arabic, French, German, Bosnian and Albanian. This test consists of Basic Learning Skills and Mathematics questions. The Basic Learning Skills Test is designed to measure the abstract thinking abilities of the candidates. The Mathematics Test is designed to measure the mathematical thinking and problem solving abilities of the candidates and consists of mathematical questions including the following subjects: algebra, analysis and geometry.

A total of 80 questions will be asked in the exam. 30 of these will consist of questions on Basic Learning Skills and 40 on Mathematics and 10 on Physics, Chemistry and Biology. Candidates will be given a total of 120 minutes (2 hours). The exam will be held on a face to face basis, and an exam booklet and an answer sheet will be given to the candidates during the examination. Candidates will mark the answers on the answer sheets.

OMÜ-YÖS Exam 2017 is a multiple choice exam. There are 5 different answer choices for each question and only one choice is the correct answer to a question. Candidates are required to find the correct answer and mark the correct answer choice from the options A, B, C, D or E.

Talking, cheating and assisting others to cheat during the exam are against the examination rules. Papers of candidates who are identified as acting against these rules will be disqualified. Answers of the candidates whose papers are disqualified by reason of the fact that the candidate has violated the rules of the exam or failed to present the required documents at the end of the exam will not be evaluated, and an Exam Result Document will not be issued for these candidates.

Basic Principles and Rules

Ondokuz Mayıs University Entrance Examination for International Students (OMÜ-YÖS) can be taken by international students wishing to study at Ondokuz Mayıs University (OMU) of Turkey. OMÜ-YÖS results are accepted by many universities in Turkey. This exam is held by the OMÜ-YÖS Examination Coordinating Office.

OMÜ-YÖS 2017 results are valid for two years.

OMÜ-YÖS 2017 applications will be fully online, and candidates will be able to apply in Turkish, English, Russian, German, French, Arabic, Bosnian and Albanian.

OMÜ-YÖS 2017 exam will take place in exam centers located in Turkey and other countries on a fully controlled, face to face basis and will be available in 8 languages: Turkish, English, Russian, German, French, Arabic, Bosnian and Albanian.

All correspondence (e-mail, post, fax, etc.) between the candidates and the OMÜ-YÖS Coordinating Office will be done either in Turkish or English. The OMÜ-YÖS Coordinating Office is not responsible for any delays in postal services or loss of communication materials.

OMÜ-YÖS results are for students who wish to study in associate degree or undergraduate programmes. Transfer procedures of students studying in a higher education institution into OMU and registration procedures of students wishing to study at OMU postgraduate programs are not dealt by the OMÜ-YÖS Coordinating Office.

OMÜ-YÖS Coordinating Office does not deal with the students’ housing, maintenance, and scholarship requirements and residence permit formalities in Turkey.

OMÜ-YÖS Coordinating Office does not take responsibility for or act as an intermediary in applicants’ passport formalities or the acquisition of required official permissions for leaving their countries in order to take the examination.

Exam fees cannot be transferred on to the following years. Although having paid the application fee, candidates who waive from their applications; candidates whose applications are deemed invalid; candidates who have not or could have not taken the examination for any reason whatever; candidates who are not permitted into the exam centre or who are dismissed from the exam center; candidates who fail in the examination or those whose examinations are declared invalid; are not refunded.

The rules detailed in this guide may be amended if the Council of Higher Education’s possible future decisions going into effect following the date of publication of this guide necessitate such a change. In such a case, the procedures to follow will be determined by the OMÜ-YÖS Coordinating Office. In situations which are not specified in this guide, the OMÜ-YÖS Coordinating Office’s decisions will be decisive.


Rules To Be Followed During the Examination


All cell phones must be turned off and placed on the candidates’ desk during the exam. If a cell phone is left on and/or rings during the exam, and/ or detected in another place other than the surface of the candidate’s desk; the candidate’s exam will be   disqualified.

It is forbidden to enter the exam room with the following equipment: Any communication equipment such as pagers, walkie-talkies, radios, PDA’s, watches with any other functions, any devices with computer capabilities, weapons, notebooks, books, dictionaries, any electronic device with dictionary functions, calculators, calculation charts, compasses, protractors, rulers and etc. If a candidate enters the exam room with one or more of the prohibited materials, his/her details will be written down on the examination report, and this will result in the exam being disqualified. Candidates may only take a blank white A4 paper into the room. It is forbidden to copy the exam questions and the answer choices into this paper. This paper can be used for calculation if necessary and will be handed over to the staff before leaving the room.

Candidates who have completed the exam and/or left the examination room will not be allowed to re-enter the examination room for whatever reason it might be. Candidates are not allowed to leave the examination room within the first 30 minutes and the last 15 minutes of the examination.

Communicating with the proctors, consulting the proctors as to the meaning of any question during the examination is prohibited. Similarly, it is also prohibited for the proctors to talk to the candidates privately and in a low voice. Candidates are not allowed to exchange pencils, erasers, papers etc. during the exam.

During the examination, all candidates must comply with the warnings and instructions of the proctors. Validation of your exam depends on, before anything else, your compliance to the exam rules. Identity of any candidate who is engaging in misconduct and does not heed the proctor’s warning to discontinue the behavior will be recorded and his/her paper will be disqualified.

Identities of candidates who cheat, attempt to cheat or assist cheating will be recorded in the Exam Report and their papers will be disqualified. Proctors do not have to warn those who cheat or try to cheat. Candidates are strongly advised to keep their answer sheets from other candidates’ sight as the distribution of candidates’ answers will be analyzed through data processing methods. If the results of this analysis reveal individual or collective cheating, either a selected number or all of the answers of the candidates who engage in this act will be disqualified. If the proctors report any case of misconduct during the application of the exam or if they report an attempt for collective cheating, the OMÜ-YÖS Coordinating Office may decide to disqualify all the candidates that took the examination in that room.

Candidates should be careful to mark their answers in the relevant sections of the answer sheet.

Smoking cigarettes, pipes, cigars, etc., and eating is not allowed during the examination for both the candidates and staff. Drinking water from transparent bottles and eating candies are allowed.

Writing the questions and/or the answers on a separate paper and taking that paper out is strictly prohibited.