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Placement test

The Placement Test is administered to all candidates seeking enrolment in the undergraduate programmes offered by Middle East College except those eligible for exemption.  Separate Placement Tests are administered for the three learning areas mentioned in the General Foundation Programme (GFP) standards i.e. English Language, Mathematics, and Computing.

The placement test is administered during FALL and SPRING intake seasons.


Entry Requirement

All candidates having a Diploma of General Education or an equivalent qualification are eligible for entry into Middle East College Foundation Programme.

Mode of Placement Test

The placement test is conducted in two modes, Online test, and written test.
Online test: Technology-supported (Moodle)
English Language:
- Listening and Reading
- Research and Study Skills
Computing: - Microsoft Office and IT
Written test:
- English Language
- Mathematics.


Test Details

The online language test is for an hour which constitutes listening, reading, research and study skills components and is evaluated for 50 marks.

Written test (language) comprises writing an essay on a given topic, answering questions about graphically represented data and is evaluated for 30 marks.

Oral test (language): for 20 marks. 

Introduction to IT comprises understanding basic computer operations and file management, understanding the functional components of a computer system.

Introduction to IT test: 100 marks. 

Computer Applications comprises an understanding of fundamental concepts of Operating Systems and working knowledge of MS Office applications.

Computer Applications test: 100 marks. 

Mathematics test  includes Set of real numbers, all its subsets and their relationships, Exponent laws and their application, Equations and inequalities, translation of  worded problems into mathematical expression, Polynomials of degree two, trigonometry of Right Angled Triangles, Algebra of Functions and Compositions, Basic Concepts of Statistics and Probability, Unit circle and Basic Trigonometric Function.

Mathematics test: 100 marks

Test timing and venue

Placement test timing: 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Online test: 8:00 to 11:00 AM

Written test: 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM and 1:00 to 3:00 PM (Fixed slots)


Test Location

General Lab(Learning Resource Block), CALL Lab 111- (Main building) and Maths Referral Centre (Learning Resource Block)