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Orientation Week: Placement Tests
The tests will place you in suitable classes, according to your level in Foundation or Direct Entry into Medicine/ Pharmacy
Degree Programs.
Orientation
FAQs
1. Why should I take placement tests?
2. What placement tests do I have to take?
English

Math

IT (depending on your English placement score)
4. What is the English placement test like?
3. When will the placement tests take place?
5. What happens after I take the English placement test?
The tests are conducted during the Orientation week.
The test has three sections:

Listening- 40 minutes

Grammar-25 minutes

Reading- 55 minutes

Total time- 2 hrs
You will be placed at the appropriate level, based on your test score. If your score is:

1. 550, you can apply for Advanced Placement for direct entry into Medicine/ Pharmacy Degree Programs.

2. 361-549, you will be placed in the Regular program- (1 Year Duration)

3. 360, you will be placed in the Intensive English program. - You may have to spend more than a year (1- 2 Years)
6. What about the Math placement test?
7. What about the IT placement test?
You will be tested on basic Math.

Duration- 2hrs

If your score is

1. 70% you can progress into Pure Math course

2. < 70% you will have to take Basic Math course
If you have a score of 450 on the English placement, you can take the IT (Level 1) placement test.
If your score is 70%, you are not required to do IT (Level 1).
8. From where can I get copies of sample tests?
Samples of the placement tests are available with the Registration department.
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