Header start

Header start

Content start

Placement Test Topics

After submitting the signed application form with the required documents (Category A), the Admission's Office will fill an EPT (Electronic Placement Test) Reservation form to be scheduled as per university calendar.

English Placement Test Topics

1. EPT Grammar Skills Requirements

Parts of speech:


• Nouns: gerunds, countable/uncountable,

    o Swimming is fun.

    o There is so much water in that lake.

• Verbs: regular/irregular, action/state, infinitives

    o All tenses: simple present, present continuous, present perfect, present perfect simple, past, past continuous, and future

• Adverbs- modals,

• Adjectives: more, most, many, comparatives, superlatives, present participles, and past participles

• All Pronouns: anyone, subject, object, reflexive, possessive, (other, another, the other), and relative …

• Indefinite Pronouns: All, some, any, several, anyone, nobody, everyone, each, both, few, either, none, one and no one

• Demonstrative pronouns: this, that, these, those

• Prepositions

Conditionals


- Correct: If I were you, I would tell the truth.

- Incorrect: If I was you, I tell the truth.

Use of:


- Used to

- Despite- in spite of

Sentence structures:


- Not only…but

- The more…the more

- Never + verb + pronoun

Parallelism


- Correct: I woke up, got dressed, and went out.

- Incorrect: I woke up, getting dressed, and went out.

Embedded questions


- Correct: Can you tell me what the time is?

- Incorrect: Can you tell me what is the time?

Mistakes commonly made by francophone students


- Correct: This book offers very interesting information

- Incorrect: This book offers very interesting informations

2. EPT Reading & Listening Skills Requirements
-Identify audience and purpose of a text

- Use context clues to determine the meaning of unfamiliar words and expressions in reading materials

- Identify main ideas and supporting details

- Identify organizational patterns of texts

- Draw inferences based on information presented in the text

- Identify author's tone

- Identify bias in texts

- Match synonyms and antonyms

- Explain analogies

- Answer factual questions about the text (who, what, when, where, how)

- Answer inferential questions about the text

- Distinguish fact from fiction

- Distinguish fact from opinion

- Identify the most important or relevant information from a reading selection

- Compare/contrast characters, events, ideas from reading selections.

- Compare/contrast characters, events, ideas from reading selections to real life

- Explain cause and effect relationships from reading selections

- Retell events from a story in sequence

- Interpret implied meanings.

- Explain metaphors and similes found in reading selections

- Identify text structure in nonfiction selections (cause/effect, sequence, compare/contrast)

3. EPT Writing Skills Requirements
- Avoid sentence fragments, faulty parallelism, dangling modifiers, comma splices, wordiness, redundancy

- Write effective topic sentences

- Write effective concluding sentences

- Write effective introductory and concluding paragraphs

- Write an outline

- Write a five- paragraph expository/persuasive essay

- Write a stated thesis statement

- Support ideas with relevant details and explanations

- Follow a logical sequence in presenting ideas

- Use smooth transitions between ideas (within and between paragraphs)

4. EPT Speaking Skills Requirements
- Talk about likes and dislikes

- Compare two things

- Talk about jobs

- Talk about the weather

- Restate the main idea and incorporate the most important supporting ideas and details

- Construct an oral summary

- Use limited transitions of addition, sequence, exemplification, comparison/ contrast and clauses introducing opinion and fact

- Initiate and continue a conversation

- Answer basic questions on personal and concrete topics

- Use formulaic expressions such as greetings, making polite requests and leave-taking

- Produce sentences with appropriate word order in the main clause.

- Produce coordinated clauses with appropriate word order

- Produce some complement clauses (think/say, want/like)

- Produce adverb clauses of reason (because)

- Produce sentences with correct tenses

Biology Placement Test Topics

Biology Topics Required For BPT (Biology Placement Test) (same topics required officially for grade-12 life science section)

Part I: Reproduction and Genetics


• Basic Mechanisms Of Sexual Reproduction

• Male and female reproductive systems

• Diploid and haploid cells

• Meiosis

• Spermatogenesis

• Oogenesis

• Fertilization


• Transmission Of Genes And Genetic Recombination

• Hereditary traits and genes

• Transmission of allelic genes

• Inter- chromosomic recombination

• Intra- chromosomic recombination


• Genetic Variation And Polymorphism

• Mutations and the environment

• Mutations and multiple alleles

• Polymorphic genes in a population

• Detection of genetic polymorphism

• Genetic identity of individuals


• Human Genetics

• Inheritance of genetic traits

• Aytosomal diseases

• Sex- linked diseases

• Chromosomal abnormalities

• Prenatal diagnosis

Part II: Immunology


• Role And Components Of The Immune System

• HLA: a major self- maker

• Blood groups: another self- maker

• The non- self

• Cells of the immune system

• Lymphoid organs

• Antigen recognition by B lymphocytes

• Antigen recognition by T lymphocytes


• The Immune Response

• Non- specific immune response

• Specific immune response

• Induction of the specific immune response

• Role of TH in the specific immune response

• Specific humoral immune response

• Specific cell- mediated immune response

• Immunological memory

• Diagnostic applications of antibody properties


• Disorders of the Immune System

• Immuno- deficiencies

• Hypersensitivities

• Autoimmune diseases

Part III: Neurophysiology


• Function Of Neurons

• Resting potential

• Action potential

• Nerve impulse and action potential

• Sensory receptor and nerve impulse

• Synapses, structure and function

• Integration properties of the nerve impulse


• Myotatic Reflex

• Maintaining posture

• Anatomy of the reflex action

• Reflex control


• Motor Activity

• Organization of the human encephalon

• Exploring methods of the encephalon

• Functions of the cerebral cortex

• Voluntary movement


• Neurotransmitters And Medical Applications

• Neurotransmitters and membrane channels

• Neurotransmitters and pain circuits

• Disorders of the nervous system

• Action of drugs on synapses

Part IV: Systems of Regulation


• Regulation Of Glycemia

• Glycemia, a biological constant

• The liver, an effector organ in the regulation of glycemia

• The pancreas and glycemia

• Hypoglycemic system

• Hyperglycemic system

• Regulation of glycemia by feedback control


• Regulation Of The Female Sexual Hormones

• The sexual cycle

• Cyclic evolution of the ovarian hormones

• The hypothalamo-pituitary axis and ovarian secretions

• Ovarian feedback control of the hypothalamo-pituitary axis


• Birth Control

• Contraceptive methods

• Contragestive methods

• Medically- assisted procreation

Chemistry Placement Test Topics

Chemistry Topics Required For CPT (Chemistry Placement Test) (same topics required officially for grade-12 life science section)

Part 1: The Gaseous State


• The Gaseous State

Part 2: Chemical Kinetics


• Rate of reactions (order of reactions is not required)

• Kinetic factors

Part 3: Chemical Equilibrium


• Chemical equilibrium

Part 4: Acid- Base Reactions In Aqueous Solution. The pH Scale


• pH. Strong acid, strong base. pH- metric titration

• Weak acid, weak base, conjugate acid/base pair

• Reaction between a weak acid and a strong base

Part 5: Organic Chemistry


• Functional groups

• Alcohols

• Aldehydes and ketones

• Carboxylic acids and their derivatives

• Amines and α-amino acids

Part 6: Soaps and Detergents


• Soaps and detergents (preparation technique and principle of detergency of soap)

Part 7: Current Medicinal Drugs


• Current medicinal drugs (aspirin and paracetamol)

Part 8: New Materials


• New materials

In addition to the following topics required officially for grade 11:


• Electrochemistry

• Thermochemistry

Mathematics Placement Test Topics

Remedial Math Program
Math Placement Test
The Math Placement Test (MPT) is a computer based test required from applicants to the following majors:
§ MPT-1: Business Administration (Accounting, Human Resource Management, Marketing, Management), Management Information Systems, and Health Management Information Systems.
§ MPT-2: Computer Science, Information Technology, and Math/Science Education
Remedial Tracks
Based on the Math Placement Test results, the student might be required to follow one of the following Math Remedial tracks:

...

MPT Formats


MPT-1 20 MCQ, Total time: 45 minutes

Basic Mathematics, 20 questions

Time: 30 minutes

MPT-2 60 MCQ, Total time: 90 minutes

Section 1: Basic Mathematics, 20 questions Time: 30 minutes

Section 2: Calculus, 40 questions Time: 60 minutes


Syllabus of MPT-1
Basic Arithmetic: Prime numbers, Integers, Absolute value, Powers and roots, Squares and square roots Fractions and Percents: Operations with fractions, Increase and decrease percent, Proportions.
Polynomials: Roots of a polynomial, Evaluation of algebraic expressions.
Equations and Inequalities: First degree equations and inequalities, Equations and inequalities with radicals and absolute values, systems of linear equations, word problems involving one or two unknowns, graphical inequalities, graphical method for minimizing and maximizing linear functions under constraints. Second degree equations.
Geometry in Plane: Angles, Parallel and perpendicular lines, Sides and angles of a Triangle, Right triangles, Pythagoras's theorem, Isosceles triangles, Equilateral triangles, Special quadrilateral: parallelograms, trapezoids, rectangles, rhombuses, squares. Circles.
Perimeters and areas of triangles, circles, and all special quadrilaterals.
Coordinate systems: Distance between two points, Equations of lines, Slope of a straight line, Parallel and perpendicular lines. Midpoint of a segment.


Syllabus of MPT-2
Section 1
Basic Arithmetic: Prime numbers, Integers, Absolute value, Powers and roots, Squares and square roots Fractions and Percents: Operations with fractions, Increase and decrease percent, Proportions.
Polynomials: Roots of a polynomial, Evaluation of algebraic expressions, Remarkable identities.
Equations and Inequalities: First degree equations and inequalities, Equations and inequalities with radicals and absolute values, systems of linear equations, word problems involving one or two unknowns, graphical inequalities, Second degree equations. Logarithmic and exponential equations.
Geometry in Plane: Angles, Parallel and perpendicular lines, Sides and angles of a Triangle, Right triangles, Pythagoras's theorem, Isosceles triangles, Equilateral triangles, Special quadrilateral: parallelograms, trapezoids, rectangles, rhombuses, squares. Circles. Perimeters and areas of triangles, circles, and all special quadrilaterals.
Trigonometry: Sine, cosine, and tangent in right triangles, Trigonometric circle: quadrants and signs, Fundamental relation of trigonometry, Double angle formulas, Change of sign formulas, Cosine and sine laws in triangles, Trigonometric functions and their inverses.
Coordinate systems: Distance between two points, Equations of lines, Slope of a straight line and its acute angle with x-axis. Parallel and perpendicular lines. Midpoint of a segment.
Section 2
Functions: Domain of definition, Range, Even and odd functions, Composition of functions, Inverse Functions, Limits and asymptotes, Absolute maximum and minimum. Equation of tangent line. Logarithmic and Exponential functions.
Derivatives and Anti-derivatives: Derivatives and anti-derivatives (integrals) for polynomials, rational and irrational functions, exponential functions, trigonometric functions. Definite integrals, Areas under curve, Areas limited between two curves.
Numerical sequences: Arithmetic and geometric progressions, Common difference, Common ratio, first term, nth term, sum of the first n terms, Recursive sequences.
Matrices: Sum of two matrices, Product of two matrices, Determinants.

MPT Samples
Click the links below to download MPT samples:
- MPT-1 Model PDF
- MPT-2 Model PDF


- On the Test Day
Applicants should be present 30 minutes prior to the test. They are also required to bring the MPT reservation form signed by the registrar, a pencil, and a calculator. Scratch paper will be provided in the testing room.

Placement criteria

Test Grades Remedial Course to be placed in
MPT-1
One section: 20 points
12 and above No remedial
below 12 MTH-101
MPT-2
Section 1: 20 points
Section 2: 40 points
Section 2: 30 and above
Section 1: --
No remedial
Section 2: 20-29
Section 1: --
MTH-102
Section 2: below 20
Section 1: 12 and above
MTH-102
Section 2: below 20
Section 1: below 12
MTH-101

Physics Placement Test Topics

Physics Topics Required For PPT (Physics Placement Test) (same topics required officially for grade-12 life science section)

I. Basic Physical Concepts

• 1- Units of measurements

• 2- Dimensional units


II. Energy

• 1- Work & power

• 2- Kinetic energy

• 3- Potential energy

• 4- Mechanical energy

• 5- Internal energy and total energy


III. Linear Momentum- Collision- Explosion


IV. Mechanical Oscillator (Damped- Undamped). Application: Elastic Pendulum


V. Forced Oscillations- Mechanical Resonance


VI. Electricity

• 1- Electric current

• 2- Electromagnetic induction

• 3- Self induction- Induced electric current

• 4- Time delay of the growth or decay of the electric current in a coil

• 5- Charging and discharging of a capacitor

• 6- RLC-series circuit with alternating sinusoidal current- Electric resonance

• 7- Transformers


VII. Aspects of Light

• 1) Wave aspect of light

• - 1.1) Diffraction

• - 1.2) Interference

• 2) Corpuscular aspect of light

• - 2.1) Photoelectric effect


VIII. Atomic Structure & Atomic Nucleus


IX. Nuclear Reactions

• 1) Spontaneous

• - 1.1) Radioactivity

• - 1.2) Decay law

• - 1.3) Period or half- life

• - 1.4) Activity

• 2) Provoked

• - 2.1) Fission

• - 2.2) Fusion

Navigation start