Exam Preparation Vocational Secondary School for BMS

Entrance examination to the BMS vocational secondary school

Admission to the BMS is open to students in the final year of both the district school and the secondary school. This takes place either through a corresponding transfer grade point average (4.4 for district school students, 5.3 for secondary school students) or through an entrance examination at the end of the final year.

The BMS entrance examination is the only entrance examination that can be taken at the end of the final year. For all other entrance exams (FMS, IMS, WMS/HMS, Gymnasium), a 1-year waiting period applies.


Available spots and registration
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BMS entrance exam - custom-fit preparation

We run high-quality preparatory courses specifically for the BMS. Experience has shown that our courses not only increase the chances of successfully passing the entrance examination to a secondary school, but also to improve school grades. Of course, this also has an impact on the final report card!

New: Courses in the canton of Aargau for district and secondary school students as well as for young adults (apprenticeship graduates).

Entrance examination for BMS Examination procedure

The entrance examination consists of written examinations in the following subjects

  • German (90 Minutes)
  • French (45 minutes)
  • English (45 minutes)
  • Mathematics (60 minutes).

The average of the French and English examination grades gives the foreign language grade. The grades in all subjects and the subject grade foreign languages are rounded to half a grade.

The entrance examination is considered to have been passed if the average of the three subject grades foreign languages, German and mathematics is at least 4.0 and no more than one grade below 4.0 has been achieved out of the three subject grades. The average of the three subject grades is rounded to one decimal place.

The entrance exams are organized by the vocational schools. Further information on registration, preparation, time and place of the examination can be obtained from the vocational schools.

Available spots and registration
Free spots

BMS - Path to success

Both district and secondary school students with good to very good grades can now transfer to various secondary schools without having to take an examination. However, those who do not achieve the required grade point average must take an entrance exam. The entrance exam for the BMS is the only one that can be taken in the final year! For all other exams (Gymnasium, FMS, IMS, HMS/WMS) there is a waiting period of 1 year!

Info-Phone BMS Preparation

044 267 30 02

  • Quartals-/Ferienkurse
  • Infos zur BMS Kt. AG
  • Video Vorb. BMS
  • BMS Vorteile
  • Aufnahmeprüfung

Registration for the Preparatory Course BMS

CourseLevelStarting dateTimeLocationDetailsCost CHFAvailable
2. Wo Frühling
ab 3. Sek.29.04.24 - 03.05.2413:00 - 17:00Lern-Forum WohlenDetails 1200.-- many Register
Samstag (8 mal)
ab 3. Sek.ab 27.04.2409:00 - 12:00Lern-Forum WohlenDetails 2120.-- many Register
Aufnahmeprüfung BMS FMS WMS Samstag (18 mal)3. Bez./ 3. Sek. /Privatschule /10. Schuljahrab 14.09.2409:00 - 12:00Lern-Forum WohlenDetails 3360.-- many Register
Aufnahmeprüfung BMS FMS WMS Samstag (18 mal)3. Bez./ 3. Sek. /Privatschule /10. Schuljahrab 26.10.2409:00 - 12:00Lern-Forum WohlenDetails 2780.-- many Register
Aufnahmeprüfung Kantonsschule FMS WMS Samstag (10 mal)3. Bez./ 3. Sek. /Privatschule /10. Schuljahrab 23.11.2409:00 - 12:00Lern-Forum WohlenDetails 2280.-- many Register

Exam information (Dates not yet set. Definitive dates to follow.)

The exam for vocational school (BMS) 1 will take place on Friday, June 20, 2020.

The exam for vocational school (BMS) 2 will take place on Saturday, March 7, 2020. BMS-KV May 2, 2020*

(*We recommend that those who are interested in a course and would like to attend vocational school 2 take a holiday course or a course in the Canton of Zurich because the quarterly course in the Canton of Aargau is scheduled around the vocational school 1 exam date.)

Official data from the Department of Education:

Admission requirements BMS
general information about the BMS

BMS - Advantages

With a vocational Matura you are qualified twice. At the end of BMS, you receive both a vocational diploma and a vocational Matura qualification, which open many doors to further educational opportunities.

Furthermore, the entrance exam for BMS is the only one that can be taken directly upon completing secondary or district school. The other exams for FMS, IMS, HMS/WMS and Gymnasium have a one-year waiting period, meaning the exams cannot be taken until one year after completion of  Sek or Bez.

Entrance exam

The entrance exam consists of the following subject tests:

The average of the exam scores for French and English is the foreign language score. To pass the exam, a student needs to achieve an average of at least 4.0 and not receive more than one score under 4 for the three subjects (German, maths, foreign languages). The average is rounded to one decimal point.

The entrance exams are organised through the vocational schools. More information about registration, preparation, exam times and locations are available through the respective school.