JSAT Level 8 (Yeshiva HS Placement Exam, formerly the "BJE's")

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For decades, as part of the admissions process, many yeshiva high schools in the Greater New York area have required 9th grade applicants to take a standardized exam in both General Studies and Judaic Studies. In recent years, there has been a transition to administering exams produced by other companies. 

Judaic Studies Exam

Participating elementary schools and parents of students in non-participating elementary schools should order / register for the JSAT Level 8 directly from COJDS.

  • October is generally the deadline for all schools to order the JSAT Level 8. Students from non-participating schools will have a slightly longer period of time to register.
  • The Monday of Thanksgiving week is generally the uniform date for the JSAT Level 8 administration in participating elementary schools.
  • For more information, please visit the JSAT Level 8 website or contact Rabbi Tzvi Daum.

General Studies Exam

There is no longer a required uniform Yeshiva high school general studies placement exam. Instead, participating high schools will accept the scores from standardized exams already administered by elementary schools.



  • Day Schools and Yeshivas