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Admission test TAGE MAGE


The TAGE MAGE (this test is available in French only) is an assessment and selection tool for candidates seeking admission to a business school.

The approximately two-and-a-half-hour test assesses candidates’ aptitudes in the following three areas: problem-solving, verbal skills and logical reasoning. The test comprises 90 multiple-choice questions; it is divided into six sections with 15 questions each.

Take the TAGE MAGE twice a year!

Since July 1, 2014, candidates have the opportunity to take the TAGE MAGE test twice in a calendar year:

• Once during semester 1, from January to June,
• and once during semester 2, from July to December.

For more information on the TAGE MAGE twice a year (in French only).

Preparing for the test

Candidates are highly encouraged to prepare well before attempting the TAGE MAGE.

Candidates may prepare with the following:

  • Livret du candidat\
  • Réussir le test TAGE MAGE
  • Les épreuves de logique et de mathématiques aux concours des écoles de commerces
  • Objectif 600 au TAGE MAGE
  • La Bible du TAGE MAGE
  • We invite you to call COOP HEC Montréal at 514-340-6400 to check for availability.

Candidates may also use the official preparation platform of TAGE MAGE.

Registration and fees


Candidates living in Quebec


The registration form must be received at least 7 days before the test.


You can pay those fees ($165.81) by : 

  • cheque,
  • money order,
  • International money order.

It has to be drawn on a bank or credit union in Canada, cashable immediately and payable to HEC Montréal.


Deferral and cancellation

Candidates may postpone their registration for the test only once. They must do so no later than 15 days before the date of the test they initially registered for.

Absence from or cancellation of the test does not result in sanctions. Candidates can register for another test; however, no fee will be refunded and no registration deferred.

All requests for test deferral or cancellation must be made by email to test.admission@hec.ca.


Candidates living outside Quebec


For information, refer to the official TAGE MAGE website.

Timetables and rooms


Candidates living in Quebec

The test is given at HEC Montréal.

Section Timetable 2016-2017 Last test / Admission Room
TM9 Saturday, March 4, 2017
9 to 11:30 a.m.
Last test – MSc
Fall 2017
Banque de développement du Canada
TM10 Saturday, May 6, 2017
9 to 11:30 a.m.
  To be confirmed
TM12 Sunday, May 7, 2017
9 to 11:30 a.m.
Last test – MBA
Fall 2017
To be confirmed



Candidates living outside Quebec

Candidates may take the test through the FNEGE (Fondation Nationale pour l’Enseignement de la Gestion des Entreprises). 

For information, refer to the test timetable available on the official TAGE MAGE website. Dates of the following year are generally available in November.


Test scores are considered an important part of a candidate’s application. Although HEC Montréal does not require a minimum test score for admission to the program, the average score is 345. Candidates should therefore have a comparable score. No information about each session’s average test scores is provided by HEC Montréal or FNEGE. Test scores are valid for 2 years.

Obtaining scores

Tests given at HEC Montréal

Scores for tests taken at HEC Montréal are mailed within 2 or 3 weeks of the test date. No test scores are sent by fax, e-mail or phone, nor is any information regarding average test scores for a given session. Candidates are responsible for sending test scores to another university.

Tests given at a location other than HEC Montréal

It is the candidate's responsibility to authorize HEC Montréal to consult his or her results.

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