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Admission tests - ICAI School of engineering

Guidelines for Admissions Test

The candidate shall present their National Identification Card Number or Passport when taking the test, at the time and in the exam hall indicated on the Admissions Test Notification Letter, which will be attached to their online personal dashboard on the Admissions Portal.

Once present in the exam hall, the candidate shall take the place indicated to them by the supervising lecturers. On top of the table they will find their personal test folder with their name, surnames and application number. Inside the folder there will be answer sheets for the different tests. Each sheet will contain the name, surnames and application number of the candidate, as well as the title of the test to be taken. At the beginning of each test, the candidate must verify that the correct answer sheet has been provided, and that the name, surnames and application number that appear are correct. If this is not the case, the candidate must inform the supervising lecturer of the situation.

To complete the exam the student must bring a 2B grade pencil, sharpener and an eraser. The use of calculators is forbidden and mobile phones must remain switched off throughout the duration of the exam.

Structure and composition of Admissions Test

The Admissions Test for the ICAI School of Engineering consists of the following tests:

  • Abstract Reasoning Test: composed of 30 questions and lasts 15 minutes. The contents of the Abstract Reasoning test can be found in this document.
  • Mathematics Test: composed of 15 questions and lasts 1 hour. The candidate must only answer 12 of the 15 questions contained in the booklet. If the candidate answers more than 12 questions, only the first 12 answered will be graded. If the candidate answers less than 12 questions, the unanswered questions will be given 0 points. The contents of the mathematics test can be found in this document.
  • English Test: composed of 100 questions and lasts 45 minutes. The test will be divided into two sections: one part for oral comprehension (40%) and another for written (structure and reading comprehension - 60%). For further information about the structure of this test, consult this document.
  • Spatial Reasoning Test: composed of 30 questions and lasts 15 minutes. The contents of the Spatial Reasoning test can be found in this document.
  • Physics Test: composed of 24 questions and lasts 1 hour. The candidate must only answer 20 of the 24 questions contained in the booklet. If the candidate answers more than 20 questions, only the first 20 answered will be graded. If the candidate answers less than 15 questions, the unanswered questions will be given 0 points. The contents of the physics test can be found in this document.
  • French or German test: students who demonstrate a high level of English in the Entrance Exam must study a second foreign language; either French or German. The French or German test is 20 minutes long and consists of a level test which will only serve to establish the Student's level in their chosen language, for candidates who demonstrate a high level of English. As such, this test will not be taken into account when calculating the weighted average grade for the admissions test. The student will select their chosen language at the beginning of the test, according to the following criteria:
    • If they have no prior knowledge of either language (French or German), or have a very basic level, the student should hand in a blank answer sheet for the language they would like to study as their second foreign language, if the possibility arises. Their level in this language will be determined as "beginner".
    • If the student believes their level is higher than A1, they should take the test for their chosen language in order to be placed in the appropriate group, should the possibility to study said language arise.

All of the tests will have multiple choice questions containing 4 answers, only one of which is correct.

Wrong answers in the tests taken will not be penalised.

There will be a 10-minute interval between the end of each test and the start of the following one, except at the end of the English test there will be a break lasting 30 minutes.

Timetable and Test Sequence

The timetable and test sequence will be the following:

09:00 Abstract Reasoning Test (15 minutes)

09:25 Mathematics Test (1 hour)

10:35 English Test (45 minutes)

11.20 Break (30 minutes)

11:50 Spatial Reasoning Test (15 minutes)

12:15 Physics Test (1 hour)

13:25 French or German Test (20 minutes)

Grading of Admissions Test and Communication of Results

The candidate's grade in the admissions test will be obtained using the following weighting:

  • Academic records from the last two years of compulsory level and from pre-university level of secondary education [3rd and 4th years of ESO and 1st year of Bachillerato]: 35%
  • Physics Test: 25%
  • Mathematics Test: 25%
  • Abstract and Spatial Reasoning Test: 10%
  • English Test: 5%

The result of the Admissions Test will be communicated to each candidate in writing and on their online personal dashboard on the Admissions Portal.

All successful candidates can formalize their enrollment in the timeframe established to that effect, in the same academic year in which the admissions test (the university's own) are taken, providing that they pass the second year of the current secondary and pre-university education preparation course (or equivalent studies) and the University Entrance Exam, in the regular examination period of May-June 2019. All information relative to the enrollment process will be communicated to the successful candidate through their online personal dashboard on the Admissions Portal.

Students who pass the ICAI Entrance Exam but do not pass the 2nd year of the current secondary and pre-university education preparation course or the University Entrance Exam in the examination period of May/June 2019, or do not formalize their enrollment before the established deadline, will lose their conditional offer.

Personal interview with the candidate

In case of indecision regarding the admission of any candidate, the ICAI School of Engineering Admissions Committee reserves the right to call them to a personal interview, which takes place on dates subsequent to the entrance exam.

Physics and mathematics tests 

Admissions Tests for 2016-2017

pdf Physics      pdf Mathematics      pdf Solutions

 

Admissions Tests for 2017-2018

pdf Physics     pdf Mathematics      pdf Solutions

 

Admissions Tests for 2018-2019

pdf Physics      pdf Mathematics      pdf Solutions

Language tests

Admissions Tests for 2019-2020

pdf English Description     pdf French-German Description

Abstract and Spatial Reasoning tests

Admissions Tests for 2019-2020

pdf Abstract Reasoning Test     pdf Spatial Reasoning Test