All new students will take several examinations. The first will be the English Proficiency Examination. As students’ progress and other subjects are added, students will take additional proficiency examinations. This is to determine their levels of proficiency in these subjects. Based on the results of the English examination, students will be placed into Levels 1 to 4 of English as well as the appropriate Mathematics and/or IT classes. 
If their marks are high enough, students can also test out of the Foundation Program altogether. Such students will start academic classes on a full-time basis without entering Foundation.

Placement test Score

  Total Mark Passing Mark
MATH 10: 40 20
MATH 20/21: 40 24
IT Part A (Theory): 20 12
IT Part B (Practical): 60 36

Placement Test Procedure:

  • Students can take Math and IT placement tests twice only. The first attempt is free, and a fee of RO 20 must be paid for the second attempt.
  • Students can take one attempt each semester.
  • Students registered for (MATH 10, MATH 20/ MATH 21, COSC 10) are not allowed to book for the test until they check their final grades.
  • If a student fails a course, they can still take the Math/IT placement test once and it must be paid.
  • Practice questions paper for the placement tests are available at the bottom of this page.
  • Students should book for the placement test at least one day before the exam by sending email to Registration office- This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
  • Students can pay for the Math/IT placement test at the Accounts Department or by sending email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Placement Test Instruction:

  • Students should be at the placement test venue at least 15 minutes before the test.
  • Students must bring the payment receipt on the placement test day.
  • Students Must provide “Civil ID” to be able to sit for the placemat test.

Test Samples

Practice paper Math 10 Practice paper Math 20 Practice paper Math 21 Practice paper IT


English Placement Test  Mathematics & IT Placement Test