Test selection | INCAE Master Programs

In order to apply to an MBA program at INCAE , a student must present the results from one of the following exams. Of the three accepted exams, only the PAEP is given by INCAE either at campus or the respective office in each country.

To apply for the Global MBA program, applicants must present an English proficiency test: TOEFL, TOEIC, IELTS, Duolingo. If you are citizen of an English-speaking country or a graduate of a university in an English-speaking country, the language proficiency test can be waived.


The PAEP test or Prueba de Admisión a Estudios de Posgrado, is a Spanish standardized test that evaluates students for application to post-graduate study programs. The PAEP was developed in 1991 at the Technological Institute in Monterrey, Mexico with the collaboration of the Puerto Rico College Board. It is currently utilized in universities in Latin America and taken by approximately 3,500 candidates a year.

*This exam is administered by INCAE as an entrance exam at both campuses and satellite offices. NOTE: The range of results on the approved exams presented at INCAE by students is wide. There is not a rigid minimum requirement that will guarantee acceptance. The exam presents another of several components to be evaluated by the Admissions Committee.



Is a computer adaptive test which assesses a person's analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in standard written English in preparation for being admitted into a graduate management program, such as an MBA. More than 5,400 programs offered by more than 1,500 universities and institutions in 83 countries use the GMAT exam as part of the selection criteria for their programs.



The GRE or Graduate Record Examination is a standardized test that is an admissions requirement for many graduate schools for many business programs world-wide. The exam aims to measure verbal reasoning, quantitative reasoning, analytical writing, and critical thinking skills that have been acquired over a long period of time and that are not related to any specific field of study. The GRE is a computer-based exam administered at testing centers. In the graduate school admissions process, the level of emphasis that is placed upon GRE scores varies widely between schools and between departments within schools.

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Duolingo English Test

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