From February 2019, the test will be compulsory only for students who will graduate with a grade lower than 85/100. N.B The new rules do not apply to students already enrolled who take course or amnesty steps. The main purpose of the test is to measure the logical-mathematical background and the verbal comprehension of the students to allow an informed choice based on the evaluation of their own interests and attitudes in order to successfully face the chosen degree course, filling any gaps that should emerge from the test before the start of the lessons and minimize the time required for graduation and entry into the world of work. The test, although it does not preclude enrollment in degree courses, is binding for taking the exams.
Degree programmes which require this test
Banking, Finance and Financial Markets (BFM-L)
Business Studies (EAZ-L)
Economics and Commerce (ECO-L)
The dates for the evaluation test are available at:
Topics of the Test
Logic, mathematics, reading comprehension, English language.
N.B The section evaluating knowledge of the English language does not count towards the determining of a final grade
Details about the test
The TOLC-E test is made up of 36 questions divided into 3 areas: Logic, Mathematics, Reading comprehension.
At the end of the test there is an area for the English language.
N.B The section evaluating knowledge of the English language does not count towards the determining of a final grade, which must be greater than or equal to 10.75.
AREAS, NUMBERS OF QUESTIONS, TIME FOR THE TEST:
LOGIC: 13 QUESTIONS 30 MINUTES
READING COMPREHENSION: 10 QUESTIONS 30 MINUTES
MATHEMATICS: 13 QUESTIONS 30 MINUTES
TOTAL: 36 QUESTIONS 1.30 HOUR
ENGLISH: 30 QUESTIONS 15 MINUTES
TOTAL – ENGLISH INCLUDED: 66 QUESTIONS 1.45 HOUR (105 MINUTES)
For more detailed information about the test, go to www.cisiaonline.it
Consequences of the test results
Students who fail the test will have to take supplementary course credits (OFA-1).
Students who do not pass the Admission test will therefore not be eligible to take any exam apart from the Foreign Language exams (9 credits) and the Computing exams (3 credits). However, it is compulsory to pass the Admission test in order to progress with your academic career.
-Students that have enrolled having taken the test in locations outside the National Area CISIA are still obliged to take the CISIA test.
To pass the Admission test you need to achieve greater or equal to 10.75.
-If you fail the test (achieving less than 10.75), you will be required to take additional supplementary credits (OFA-2).
-To make up for the additional credits, the student must take one of the exams from the first semester of the first year, General Mathematics or Business Studies I. With one of these two exams on the student’s academic record, the additional credits (OFA-2) will be dropped and the student will be able to continue with his/her academic career, with respect to his/her pre-requisites.
-Students lacking in academic credits who were not able to make up for the OFA-2 at the end of the winter exam period, will have the possibility to retake the Admission test (between February-March).
-Enrolled students who have not made up for OFA-2 by passing the exams nor the retakes, cannot take the Admission test again in any future sessions. If the student disregards this exclusion from the test, any registration on the TOLC-E will be deemed void and it will not be possible to take the Admission test. The Economics and Management Department reserves the right to carry out any necessary action, in collaboration with CISIA and the Student Affairs Office.
-Students lacking in academic credits are invited to attend integration courses of General Mathematics and/or Business Studies I, to support their preparation.
-Students at the beginning of the second semester in the first year that have not yet made up for a lack of OFA-2 academic credits, will not be able to take any ongoing tests.
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