## 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:__

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__

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

__Use of:__

– Despite- in spite of

__Sentence structures:__

– The more…the more

– Never + verb + pronoun

__Parallelism__

– Incorrect: I woke up,

__getting__dressed, and went out.

__Embedded questions__

– Incorrect: Can you tell me

__what is the time?__

__Mistakes commonly made by francophone students__

– 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)

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__

• 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__

• 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__

• 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__

• 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

#### Part 1: __The Gaseous State__

#### Part 2: __Chemical Kinetics__

• Kinetic factors

#### Part 3: __Chemical Equilibrium__

#### Part 4: __Acid- Base Reactions In Aqueous Solution. The pH Scale__

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

• Reaction between a weak acid and a strong base

#### Part 5: __Organic Chemistry__

• Alcohols

• Aldehydes and ketones

• Carboxylic acids and their derivatives

• Amines and α-amino acids

#### Part 6: __Soaps and Detergents__

#### Part 7: __Current Medicinal Drugs__

#### Part 8: __New Materials__

__In addition to the following topics required officially for grade 11:__

• 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

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

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.

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

• 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