TOLC-B - Biotechnologies

The Degree Course in Biotechnologies is a First Cycle degree with a limited number of places. Teaching is delivered in Italian.

For the 2022/2023 academic year, 65 places are available + 2 places for non-EU citizens.

The TOLC-B is required as the selective entry test for gaining a place on the course.

Call for admission

WHAT IS THE TOLC-B TEST

TOLC is short for Test OnLine CISIA.

It is a selective test for those wishing to enrol in the degree course in Biotechnologies. It aims to check whether the student’s academic background is suitable, and is used to draw up a league table of merit.
It is possible to sit the TOLC-B in all universities that belong to CISIA in several early sessions (March – July at UniBs) and in the definitive sessions in August and September.

Due to the continued Covid-19 pandemic, in 2022 Università degli Studi di Brescia will mainly deliver the TOLC test in [email protected] CASA (home testing) mode. This instrument allows aspiring university students to sit the test at home. 
In addition, to meet the needs of students who feel they are unable to sit the [email protected] CASA home exam due to technical difficulties, the University is organising two tests on site for a limited number of students. These will be scheduled in July and September.

Università degli Studi di Brescia offers:

  • TOLC-B early sessions from March to July 2022 
    The early TOLC-B test is open to students with a high school diploma or other foreign qualification recognised as being suitable, as well as students attending the last two years of high school (years 4 and 5). 
  • TOLC-B sessions August-September 2022
    These tests are ONLY available for students who have a high school diploma or other foreign qualification recognised as being suitable.

CISIA - TOLC

TOLC CALENDAR

Early aptitude tests until July*

[email protected] CASA

Day

Session

10 March 2022

14.30

25 March 2022

14.30

12 April 2022

14.30

29 April 2022

14.30

10 May 2022

14.30

17 May 2022

14.30

26 May 2022

14.30

19 July 2022

9.00 - 10.30 - 14.30

TOLC on University premises

Day

Session

20 July 2022

9.00

Enrolments for tests in April and May will be open from 15 March 2022; for tests in July, August and September enrolment will open from 1 June 2022.

Aptitude tests in August-September*

[email protected] CASA

Day

Session

26 August 2022

9.00 - 14.30

01 September 2022

9.00 - 14.30

02 September 2022

9.00 - 14.30

07 September 2022

9.00 - 14.30

09 September 2022

9.00 - 14.30

TOLC on university premises

Day

Session

13 September 2022

9.00

*Applicants are assigned to a given session once the previous session has been filled.

SITTING THE TEST

TOLC-B comprises 50 multiple-choice questions (only one answer is correct). 110 minutes are given to sit the test which is divided as follows:

SECTIONS 

Number of questions

Time given

BASIC MATHEMATICS

20

50

BIOLOGY

10

20

PHYSICS

10

20

CHEMISTRY

10

20

TOTAL

50

110

The result of each TOLC-B test is determined by the number of correct and incorrect answers or answers that are left blank. Together they make up the overall score.  

Answers

Score

Correct

1

Not given

0

Incorrect

-0.25

RESULT OF THE TEST

At the end of the test, the student can immediately see the overview of the test on the screen along with the score for each section, and the overall score in absolute terms.  When the results are displayed on the screen, it confirms that the data and answers given by each student have successfully been saved. After 48 hours, CISIA sends the test certificate to the personal account with a summary of the scores.
For the purposes of ENROLMENT in the Biotechnologies Degree Course, candidates must enrol in the Calls published on the University website in order to be included in the ranking of qualified candidates.

ENROLMENT

Last updated on: 26/05/2022