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# 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