General Info

All Italian scientific degree programs taking part in “Piano Nazionale Lauree Scientifiche” administer an entrance test in order to evaluate prospective students’ starting knowledge on mathematics. The test is mandatory but it is not binding for enrollment: the aim of the test is to allow students to self-evaluate their knowledge and to take up their university studies being aware of their own background.
Additional Learning Requirements (OFA) are assigned to all students who fail the entrance test.

How the test is made

From A.Y. 2018/19 the entrance test will consist of 50 multiple-choice questions. Students will have to choose between two kinds of test, TOLC-S and TOLC-I, both valid for the purpose of initial evaluation. Tests are structured as follows:

TOLC-S (syllabus):

  • Basic Mathematics (20 questions, to be completed in 50 minutes)
  • Problem Solving (10 questions, to be completed in 20 minutes)
  • Reading Comprehension (10 questions, to be completed in 20 minutes)
  • Basic Science (10 questions, to be completed in 20 minutes)

TOLC-I (syllabus):

  • Mathematics (20 questions, to be completed in 50 minutes)
  • Logic (10 questions, to be completed in 20 minutes)
  • Science (10 questions, to be completed in 20 minutes)
  • Verbal Comprehension (10 questions, to be completed in 20 minutes).

For each question there is only one correct answer out of 5, with a maximum score of 1. No answer will count as 0. There is a penalty of -0,25 for each wrong answer.
The test is passed with no less than 15/50 points.
During the test, students are not allowed to consult anything (books, lecture notes, calculator, etc).

Additional Learning Requirements (OFA) are assigned to all students who fail the entrance test. OFA can be automatically cancelled by passing one of the maths exams (e.g. Logic, Algebra, and Geometry; Calculus 1 or Calculus 2) at the first year of the program of study. Students with OFA cannot take second year exams.

Date and Time

First Session: The test will be administered on September 17, 2018  in Urbino (Collegio Raffaello – P.zza della Repubblica 13 61029 Urbino). All prospective students have to show up on campus with a valid personal ID (e.g. passport, identity card) and with a printed copy of the registration and payment confirmation.

Second session: The test will be administered on November 30, 2018  in Urbino (Collegio Raffaello – P.zza della Repubblica 13 61029 Urbino). All students have to show up on campus with a valid personal ID (e.g. passport, identity card) and with a printed copy of the registration and payment confirmation.

For futher information please contact the Learning Advisor.

How to sign up

First session: All prospective students have to sign up online for the test from the website http://www.cisiaonline.it/area-tematica-tolc-cisia/home-tolc-generale/ by September 11, 2018 at 2 p.m., following the online guidelines step-by-step and choosing either TOLC-I or TOLC-S.