TOLC-AV - Sustainable agricultural systems

The TOLC-AV entry test is required for the Degree course in Sustainable Agricultural Systems.

WHAT IS TOLC-AV

TOLC is the acronym for Test OnLine CISIA. The test is designed for those wishing to enrol in a degree course which requires initial knowledge assessment prior to admission. TOLC-AV is a test used to evaluate knowledge upon admission for Agricultural and Veterinary degree courses.

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 its premises for a limited number of students. These will be scheduled in July and September.

Università degli Studi di Brescia offers: 

  • Early aptitude tests until July 2022
    It is possible for students who hold a recognised high-school leaving diploma or other suitable qualification gained abroad to sit the early TOLC-AV (TOLC @CASA) test, as well as students attending the last two years of high school (years 4 and 5). 
     
  • Aptitude testing September 2022
    Only for students who hold a high-school leaving diploma.   

CISIA - TOLC

How to enrol for the TOLC test

STRUCTURE OF TOLC-AV

The TOLC-AV test comprises 50 questions and is divided into 6 sections. 
The sections are: Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, Logic and Verbal Comprehension.
At the end of the TOLC-AV is a section containing 30 questions for the English Language test.

SECTIONS 

Number of questions

Time given

BIOLOGY

8

16

PHYSICS

8

16

MATHEMATICS

8

16

LOGIC

8

16

VERBAL COMPREHENSION

10 (2 sections)

20

TOTAL

50

100

ENGLISH

30

15

The result of each TOLC-AV, excluding the English test, is determined by the number of correct, incorrect or blank answers, giving an overall score obtained as follows:

  • 1 point for each correct answer
  • 0 points for each answer left blank 
  • -0.25 points for each incorrect answer

For the English assessment, no penalties are applied for incorrect answers, and the scoring applies 1 point for correct answers, and 0 points for answers that are incorrect or left blank.

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.

ENROLMENT

Once you have sat the TOLC-AV, you can enrol. 

RESULT OF THE TOLC-AV ADMISSION TEST

On completing the TOLC @CASA test, students can check the result, the score for each section and the overall score expressed in absolute terms.  In the space of 48 hours, students will find the relevant certificate in their reserved area of the CISIA website.

  • Candidates scoring 15 out of 50 or more (excluding the English language test questions) may enrol in the Sustainable Agricultural Systems Course at Università di Brescia.
  • Candidates that do not achieve a score of 15 out of 50 or higher (excluding the English language test questions) may still enrol, but they will be given OFAs – additional educational requirements - (for more information, please consult the OFA section).

NB: students that have already taken the early TOLC-AV aptitude test can enrol with effect from July 2022 for the 2022/2023 academic year. Students who have not achieved the minimum score of 15 out of 50 points may still enrol, but they will be given OFAs – additional educational requirements - (for more information, please consult the OFA section).

TAKING THE TOLC-AV TEST

The TOLC-AV (TOLC @CASA) test can be taken in all CISIA-member universities. TOLC-AV can be sat in TOLC @CASA mode from the candidate’s own home.  Students that are unable to sit TOLC @CASA due to technical reasons can ask to sit the test in person on a personal computer on the University's premises.

ADDITIONAL EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS

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Last updated on: 26/05/2022