The duration of the English Language Online Test is one hour and the test components are Language Structure and Reading.

English Language Online Test: 30 marks

The written test consists of an argumentative essay modelled on the second task of the IELTS writing test component.

English Language Written Test: 70 marks


 The Introduction to IT Test assesses understanding of basic computer operations, file management and the functional components of a computer system.

Introduction to IT Test: 100 marks.

The Computer Applications component tests understanding of fundamental concepts of Operating Systems and working knowledge of MS Office applications.

Computer Applications Test: 100 marks.


The Mathematics Test  includes Set of Real Numbers and all its subsets and their relationships, Exponent laws and their application, Equations and Inequalities, translation of  worded problems into mathematical expressions, Polynomials of degree two, Trigonometry of right-angled triangles, Algebra of Functions and Compositions, basic concepts of Statistics and Probability, Unit Circle and basic Trigonometric Functions.

Mathematics Test: 100 marks


The Placement Test is scheduled five days a week (Sunday to Thursday) in fixed time slots. The duration of the test is four hours: two hours for English Language and an hour each for Mathematics and Computing. Normally, the Placement Test for all components is expected to be completed on the same day. Time & Location Test Timing Placement test timing: 8:00 am to 3:00 pm Online test: 8:00 am to 11:00 am Written test: 10:30 am to 12:30 pm and 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm (Fixed slots) Test Location Maths Referral Centre 


Eligibility Band:


0-25: Level 1

26-40: Level 2

41-59: Level 3

60 & Above: Semester

A student with an IELTS score of 5.5 or a TOEFL equivalent is eligible for exemption from the English Language component


0-44: Level 1

45-59: Level 2

60 & Above: Semester

Introduction to IT

0-59: Level 2

60 & Above: Semester

A student who holds a valid ICDL certificate is eligible for exemption from the Introduction to IT and Computer Applications modules.

Computer Applications

0-59: Level 3

60 & Above: Semester

A student who holds a valid ICDL certificate is eligible for exemption from the Introduction to IT and Computer Applications modules.

Note: Note: Exemption from the General Foundation Programme is a requirement for any student wishing to enrol in undergraduate modules.

Take the placement test seriously. Your Placement Test results will determine your eligibility for exemption from FP modules.
Study and review the subjects you are testing. Study and review of subjects you may not have recently encountered may help improve your placement results.
Familiarize yourself with the type of test questions that are found on the tests. Knowing the format of the test questions can help you relax and concentrate during the test.
During the tests, work carefully. All the tests are timed. The English and computing tests are computerized. Read and re-read the questions carefully, and check each answer before submitting it. Be aware of the time limit. This will result in the highest possible course placement.