Definition of the Unified YÖS Exam TR YOS Exam 2024

It is a university entrance exam that will be conducted starting from the year 2023 for students wishing to continue studying in Turkey for the undergraduate degree (Bachelor - Associate) and will be supervised by the Turkish Measurement, Selection, and Placement Authority ÖSYM.  This test does not replace other university admission tests, but it will be accepted in many universities in Turkey and the unified YÖS exam will be conducted in all centers inside and outside Turkey at the same time.


According to the statement issued by the Higher Education Council on June 23, 2021, the General Council of Higher Education regarding the admission of foreign students from outside Turkey was amended, and accordingly, the previous decision to conduct the Central Test for the Admission of Foreign Students (MYÖS) was canceled and the decision to hold the Unified YÖS Exam (TR-YÖS 2023) was taken instead under the supervision of the Measurement Center, Selection and Placement  Authority  ÖSYM  It is the responsible for organizing the entrance exam in Turkish universities, the student selection, and placement system, in addition to many other tests.


As the Higher Education Council recommends that Turkish universities to use the results of the TR-YOS Exam Unified YÖS exam 2023 in their basement for students coming from outside Turkey and wishing to study in Turkish universities while leaving the choice for universities to adopt this exam or not to adopt it in its admission.

This exam will be offered for the first time in the first month of the year 2023 and depending on its result, students will be able to apply for admission to Turkish universities for the academic year 2023-2024 and beyond, It is also called the Central YÖS exam.

Languages available in the YÖS Unified Exam

The exam will be available in Turkish, Arabic, English, German, French, and Russian.

The type of the TR-YOS Unified Questions

No details have been given by the Higher Education Council about the format of the exam questions, but it is expected to be the same pattern as the ÖSYM exam that was held by the Measurement, Selection and Placement Commission (ÖSYM) before  2010 i.e. before universities were allowed to hold their own ÖSYM exams.

That is, they will often be the same questions as the regular YÖS exam, that is, they relate to logic and intelligence in addition to mathematics.


You can read more about the regular YÖS exam, in our article on the YÖS exam.

Advantages of the TR-YÖS Unified YOS Exam

1- A central test held inside and outside Turkey at the same time for all advanced students.

2- The centrality of the test makes it fair for all students.

3- The wages of the central YÖS exam are low compared to other YÖS exams.

4- The possibility of registering for students outside Turkey in the available centers.

5- Unlike the YÖS exams held by universities, the validity of the unified YÖS exam will be two years from the date of issuance of the result.

Disadvantages of the TR-YÖS Unified YOS Exam

1- The Unified YÖS test is not available in all countries.

2- The central YÖS test has not been conducted before, so it is not known the nature and difficulty of the questions.

3- One test has been announced for the year 2023 so far. Other tests are expected but this has not been officially announced.

4- Not all Turkish universities have recognized this test until the date of writing the article.

5- The test is local, it is accepted in Turkish universities only.

6- The test includes students wishing to study for a bachelor's degree or associate degree in Turkey, not including master's students.

Date of registration for the unified YOS Exam

Registration for the exam starts on 24/11/2022 and ends on 05/12/2022.

The Date of the Unified TR YOS Exam

The exam will be held on 29/01/2023.

The validity of the certificate that the student will receive after passing this exam

A student who passes the exam receives a certificate with a validity period of two years.

Centers where the YÖS Unified Exam will be conducted

There are many centers accredited to hold the exam, including inside Turkey and outside Turkey, in addition to the centers inside Turkey distributed to most Turkish cities, namely:

Istanbul Ataşehir, Istanbul Kagithane, Ankara, Izmir, Bursa, Gaziantep, Mersin, Hatay, Edirne, Urfa, Trabzon, Kilis, Van, Kayseri, Maraş, Mardin, Konya.

In addition to the centers in some Arab countries, namely:

Saudi Arabia (Jeddah), Algeria (Algeria), Tunisia (Tunisia), Lebanon (Beirut), Jordan (Oman), Libya (Tripoli), and Sudan (Khartoum).

In addition to centers in some other countries, namely:

Germany (Cologne), Chad, Nigeria, Indonesia, Niger, and Senegal.

TR YOS Unified Exam Fees

Exam fees vary between exam centers inside and outside Turkey and are as follows:

-   Exam centers within Turkey and in Azerbaijan, Saudi Arabia, Germany, and the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus The fees are 800 TL.

-   Exam centers in Tunisia, Libya, Algeria, and Indonesia have fees of 250 TL.

-   Exam centers in Chad, Nigeria, Niger, Senegal, Jordan, Sudan, and Lebanon have fees of 150 TL.

How to register on the Unified YOS - Official Website

Students who are inside Turkey with a foreign national number or Turkish ID  can register through the registration link for the unified YÖS exam on  the  official website of the Measurement, Selection, and Placement Authority ÖSYM:

Students who are outside Turkey can register in the exam centers by attending in person and registering in these centers, the exam centers were announced on the official website of the Measurement, Selection and Placement Authority.

Documents required from students wishing to register in the Unified YÖS exam centers outside Turkey

1- Registration form.

2- A national identity or passport issued by the Directorate of Civil Status or the Turkish ID must contain the student's photo. Other personal documents such as driver's licenses or student documents will not be accepted.


Note: After obtaining the username, the student must complete the registration procedures through the official website, obtaining the username is not considered sufficient to enter the unified YOS exam.

How to pay the fees for the Unified YÖS exam?

Fees are paid electronically by clicking here

If the student is late in registration, what can he do?

The student can register in the late registration department, which starts on 12/12/2022 and continues until 15/12/2022, in which case the student pays 1200 TL as an exam fee.

The date of announcing the results of the unified YÖS exam

The exam results will be announced on 24/02/2023. And that is on the official website.

Who can apply for the YOS Unified Exam?

 All students wishing to study in Turkish universities for associate and bachelor's degrees if they are in the last year of High school or have graduated from it.

What are the candidate categories to apply for the exam?

1. Blue card holders (i.e. those who have renounced Turkish citizenship).

2. Students who later obtained Turkish citizenship.

3. Turkish citizens who have completed High school outside Turkey, except for students who have completed High school in Turkish Northern Cyprus schools.

4. Turkish citizens with dual citizenship.

5.    Citizens of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus who have completed High school in the school of the Republic of Northern Cyprus and hold GCEAL test results.

6. All foreign students except students of embassy schools and students of international private educational institutions according to the MOBIS system.

Who can't apply for the YOS Unified Exam?

All students who have enrolled in High education institutions in Turkey as of the 2022-2023 academic year as can only take the YKS exam.

General information about the exam

-   The student cannot enter the examination hall after 11 o'clock as the exam will start at 11:15.

-   The duration of the exam is 100 minutes.

-   Every 4 wrong answers cancel one correct answer.

-   The score for each math question is calculated multiplied by 0.55.

-   The score of each logic question is calculated multiplied by 0.45.




Notes taken from the drawing guide of the Measurement, Selection, and Placement Authority (ÖSYM) related to the unified YÖS


This test is not related to the procedures of accommodation, housing, scholarships, admission followed by the university, living, or completing registration procedures in any way.

Devices and tools prohibited during the test

- Bags, wallets, cell phones, all kinds of watches, Bluetooth wireless connections, etc.

- Devices with headphones, necklaces, earrings, rings (except wedding rings), bracelets, brooches, and other jewelry.

- Key medallion, all kinds of keys, objects containing plastic and metal.

- For hijabs, it is forbidden to use a pin with or without beads.

- Coin or keychain

- Key, transfer card, simple buckle belt, simple wire clip.

- Any electronic/mechanical device, walkie-talkie, camera, etc.

- All that conscious plastic and glassware including sunglasses (except transparent/numbered glasses).

- Bank/credit card cards etc.

- Laptop, clock, an electronic device with dictionary function, calculator, etc.

- Devices that replace the computer.

- All kinds of drilling tools, cuttings, firearms, and similar equipment.

- Pencils, erasers, barriers, all kinds of scraps, notebooks, books, lecture notes, dictionaries, magazines, newspapers, publications, compass, protractor, ruler, calculator, etc.

- Beverages, foods, etc., except for water in a transparent bottle after taking out its casing.


- Medicines in a box/bottle.


All students will be checked by devices or hand in the test buildings, students with any of the items listed above will not be allowed to enter.

The test result will be canceled for any student when there are any of the prohibited items mentioned, whether found before, during, or after the test.

All test rooms are monitored by cameras, cameras will be reviewed in addition to the reports of the monitors.


Notes during the exam


-   It is forbidden for students to talk during the test, or cheat.

-   It is forbidden to ask the observers any questions.

-   It is forbidden to use drafts or write questions and answers.

-   Write questions and answers behind the answer sheet.

-   Students exchange pens, erasers, or anything else among themselves.

-   Start reading the questions before the start of the test.

-   Continue with the solution or read the questions despite the end of the test period

-   Behaving in behaviors that may affect the test


The test result will be canceled for students who do not comply with these test rules.



General notes from our experience on the mechanism of testing regulated by the Measurement, Selection, and Placement Authority (ÖSYM ). 


1- Attend at least one hour before the test time. 

2- Make sure that there are none of the prohibited things. 

3- Pens and sharpeners, erasers, and napkins will be provided by the test committee, no need to bring them with you.

4- you must sit in the seat allocated to you, the hall and the seat allocated to you will be mentioned in the document issued on the website of the Measurement, Selection, and Placement Authority ÖSYM.  And that is a week before the test.

5- All halls are monitored by cameras, be careful not to cheat, usually, students involved in more than one exam course are deprived, this was not mentioned regarding the Unified ÖSYM test, but they are general rules of the Measurement, Selection, and Placement Authority ÖSYM.

6- Do not write anything on the answer sheet.

7- All tests of the Measurement, Selection, and Placement Authority ÖSYM are automated, that is, they are multiple choice questions, the question paper is used as a draft, and the shading is done in the answer sheet. The answers are corrected automatically, and the test paper and answers are prepared on several different forms and with the same questions to achieve justice among students and avoid cheating.

8- When you receive the question sheet, pay attention to the form and shade it on the answer sheet.

Your useful and concise guide to the TR-YOS Unified YOS exam


1- The Unified YÖS test is not mandatory for admission to Turkish universities.

2- Foreign students wishing to study in public universities in Turkey can pass the unified YÖS exam, the university YOS exam, or the SAT exam.

3- Registration on the unified YÖSYM is done through the website of the Measurement, Selection, and Placement Authority ÖSYM

4- The exam will be conducted at least once a year.

5- The exam will be acceptable in most public universities, in addition to other tests.

6- The test will be available in Arabic, Turkish, English, Russian, German, and French.

7- The validity of the test is two years from the date of issuance of the result.

8- Students wishing to study for a bachelor's degree or associate degree can enter the unified yös exam.

9- Avoid cheating in the test or bringing prohibited things, cheating in the test exposes you to canceling the test and depriving you of entering the tests of the Measurement, Selection and Placement Authority ÖSYM, it is possible to be subjected to imprisonment also in Turkey.

Frequently Asked Questions About the Unified YÖS Exam

1- What is the date of the Unified YÖS exam 2024?

The exam will be held on --,--,--.


2- What is the date of the result of the Unified YÖS exam?

The results of the Unified YÖS test will be announced on --,--,--.


3- Who can register for the Unified YÖS test?

All students wishing to study undergraduate or associate programs.


4- How much is the fee for the YÖS Unified Exam?

The exam fees vary according to the country and range between 150 and 800 Turkish liras.


5- What languages are the YOS Unified Exam available?


The exam will be available in Turkish, Arabic, English, German, French, and Russian.


6- What is the validity of the Unified YÖS exam certificate?

The validity period of the Unified YOS exam certificate is two years from the date of issuance of the result.


7- Will the YÖS exams held by Turkish universities separately be canceled?

No, the exams held by Turkish universities will not be canceled, the YÖS tests for each university will be conducted separately as before, in addition to conducting the unified YÖS test.


8- Will the Unified YÖS exam be online for students from outside Turkey

No, the exam will be conducted at the pre-determined centers and in person.

Conclusion of the article

Turkey, starting in the year 2023, will conduct the unified YÖS exam inside and outside Turkey, the presence of this test does not cancel other tests accepted by Turkish universities, such as the university's YÖS tests or the SAT, this test is characterized by centralization and acceptance in many Turkish universities, there is not enough information about the number of times the test will be held each year,  Unfortunately, it is not possible to obtain the unified example exam form, the test is expected to be taken several times during one academic year so that all students can get the opportunity to enter the exam.

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