1 ENGLISH TEST
SYLLABUS AND FORMAT:
Listening: The module comprises four sections of increasing difficulty. Each section, which can be either a monologue or dialogue, begins with a short introduction telling the candidates about the situation and the speakers. Then they have some time to look through questions. The first three sections have a break in the middle allowing candidates to look at the remaining questions. Each section is heard only once.
Reading: The reading test comprises three sections, with 3 texts normally followed by 13 or 14 questions for a total of 40 questions overall.
Writing: There are two tasks: in Task 1 candidates describe a diagram, graph, process or chart, and in Task 2 they respond to an argument.
Speaking: The speaking test contains three sections. The first section takes the form of an interview during which candidates may be asked about their hobbies, interests, reasons for taking PT as well as other general topics such as clothing, free time, computers and the internet or family. In the second section, candidates are given a topic card and then have one minute to prepare after which they must speak about the given topic. The third section involves a discussion between the examiner and the candidate, generally on questions relating to the theme which they have already spoken about in section 2. This last section is more abstract, and is usually considered the most difficult.
2 MATHEMATICS TEST
Kinds of number and basic operations, Laws of Indices, Simplifying algebraic expressions.
Inequalities, Linear polynomial equations, Basic geometry of circles, triangles and straight lines.
Sketching graphs, Trigonometry and identities, Functions, Basic Statistics.
Determine the minimum or maximum values of a quadratic function in order to solve real world problems.
Use trigonometry for computations in arbitrary triangles.
Demonstrate the knowledge about basic concepts of statistics and probability, for example frequency tables, mean values, statistical diagrams, simple events, tree diagrams.
Problem solving and Objective type
3 COMPUTING TEST
Topics covered are:
Computing PT test is similar to Cambridge IT Skills.
4 PHYSICS TEST
Basic Mathematics and Physics
Quantities and Units, Equations, SI units
Scalar and Vector Quantities
Moments of Forces
Kinematics and Dynamics
Speed, Velocity and Acceleration
Relative Velocity and Relative Acceleration
Displacement & Motion
Force and Momentum
Elastic and Inelastic Collisions
Newton Laws of Motion
Forces between Materials in Contact
Energy and Power
Work and Energy
Conservation of Energy
Kinetic Energy and Potential Energy
Conservation of Energy
Current and Circuits
Question answers – Short and detailed
5 FURTHER ICT
Introduction to Data and Information. Transformation of data to information
Introduction to Basic Data types (Boolean, real, integer, string, date/time)
Report Writing Skills, Citation and referencing.
Computer Hardware, CPU(central processing unit), Input, Output and Storage Devices
Introduction of computer software. Difference between system and application software. Usage of computer software. Software Installation.
Problem Solving Skills. Introduction to Flowchart, Pseudocode and Computer Algorithm
Introduction to Communication system, Basic components of communication system. Introduction to Computer Network and Types of Network. Compare the characteristics of Local area and wide area network.
Networks, Services of internet, World Wide Web and data traffic.
Open Questions – Short and detailed.