# Struttura della prova e syllabus

**TOLC-E structure**

The **TOLC-E** consists of **36** questions divided into 3 sections. The sections are **Mathematics**, **Logic**, **Reading comprehension**.

At the end of the TOLC-E there is an **English Proficiency Test section with 30 questions**.

SECTIONS |
NUMBER OF QUESTIONS |
TIME ALLOTTED |

LOGIC | 13 QUESTIONS | 30 MINUTES |

VERBAL COMPREHENSION | 10 QUESTIONS | 30 MINUTES |

MATHEMATICS | 13 QUESTIONS | 30 MINUTES |

TOTAL |
36 QUESTIONS |
90 MINUTES |

ENGLISH | 30 QUESTIONS | 15 MINUTES |

TOTAL INCLUDING ENGLISH |
66 QUESTIONS |
105 MINUTES |

The result of each TOLC-E, apart from the section English Proficiency Test, is determined by the number of questions answered correctly, incorrectly or unanswered which make up the total score as follows: **1 point for each correct answer, 0 points for each unanswered question and a penalty of 0.25 points for each incorrect answer**.

**There is no penalty for incorrect answers for the section English Proficiency Test** and the score is determined as follows: 1 point for each correct answer and 0 points for each incorrect answer and unanswered question.

**TOLC-E syllabus**

**Logic and Verbal comprehension** The Logic and Verbal comprehension questions seek to test in particular the candidate’s aptitude rather than the skills acquired in secondary school. Therefore, they do not require any specific preparation.

**Mathematics**

Properties and operations on numbers (integers, rationals, real numbers). Percentage calculation. Absolute value. Powers, roots of numbers and their properties. Exponentials and logarithms and their properties. Polynomials (operations, factorization, divisions with remainder, identities). Fractional rational expressions. First and second degree algebraic equations and inequalities or reducible. Solution of simple linear systems. Equations and inequalities: fractional, rational, irrational, logarithmic, exponential. Symbolic mathematics. Analytical geometry: Cartesian coordinate system, line and elementary geometric loci equations (parabola, circumference, hyperbole, ellipse), solution of elementary analytical geometry problems. Geometry: Segments, polygons, circles, perimeters and areas; significant solids, surfaces and volumes. Elementary functions: graphs and domains.

**English section**

Depending on the result obtained in the test, the grid below shows the initial preparation level and how to improve your results, if necessary.

POINTS |
RECOMMENDED ENGLISH COURSE |

≤ 6 | Take a beginner English course (A1*) |

7 – 16 | Take a first level English course (A2*) |

17 – 23 | Take an intermediate English course (B1*) |

24 – 30 | Take the B1* level English exam with no need to take a course |