TOLC-E - Economics

In order to enrol in the following open-access degree courses, the TOLC-E is required as an entry test:

Banking and finance
L-
18 - Economic and Business Management Science

Economics and digital firm
L-33 - Economics

Business administration
L-18 - Economic and Business Management Science

Curriculum:
- Administration and control (Brescia site)
- Business management (Brescia site)
- Business (Brescia site - 3rd year in English) 
- Tourism Management (Brescia site)
- Economics and management of cultural activities (Mantova site)

WHAT IS TOLC-E

TOLC is the acronym of Test OnLine CISIA. It is a test designed for those wishing to enrol in a degree course which requires an assessment of initial knowledge prior to enrolment.

The test for students wishing to enrol in a First Cycle Degree Course in Economics is the TOLC-E.

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: 

  • Early aptitude tests from March to July 2022
    The early TOLC-E test (TOLC @CASA) can be taken by students frequenting the last two years of secondary school (years 4 and 5), as well as students who already hold a high school diploma or other foreign qualification recognised as being suitable.
     
  • Aptitude tests August-September 2022
    These tests are ONLY for students who have a high school diploma.

More information about how the TOLC-E test is delivered and how to prepare is available here

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.

THE TOLC-E TEST AND HOW TO SIT IT (TOLC @CASA)

TOLC-E (TOLC @CASA) comprises 66 multiple-choice questions (only one answer is correct) divided into the following sections: Logic, Verbal Comprehension, Mathematics and English.

The amount of time given to take the test is 1 hour 45 minutes, divided as follows:

SECTIONS

NUMBER OF QUESTIONS

TIME GIVEN

LOGIC

13

30 minutes

VERBAL COMPREHENSION

10

30 minutes

MATHEMATICS

13

30 minutes

ENGLISH

30

15 minutes

TOTAL

66

105 minutes

The final TOLC-E score is obtained from the sum of the scores of the individual test sections.   
For the questions in the Logic, Verbal Comprehension and Mathematics sections, the score is allocated as follows:  1 point for each correct answer, a penalty of ¼ of a point (-0.25) for each incorrect answer and 0 points for answers that are left blank. 
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.

RESULTS OF THE TOLC-E TEST ([email protected] CASA)

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. In the space of 48 hours, CISIA uploads the test certificate to the student’s personal area with a summary of the scores, which must be submitted upon enrolment.

For admission to First Cycle Degree Courses (based in Brescia and Mantova) at the Department of Economics and Management of Università degli Studi di Brescia, a pass grade for TOLC-E equals a score of 4 out of 13 points or more in the Mathematics section.

RESULT OF EARLY TESTING 2022: Candidates that achieve a score of less than 4 out of 13 in the mathematics test questions may re-sit the TOLC-E ([email protected] CASA) to improve their score no more than once a month.  They may also re-sit the test in the August-September period.

EARLY TEST RESULTS 2021: students enrolled in the fourth year of the academic year 2020/2021 and who sat the early TOLC-E (TOLC @CASA) aptitude test and achieved a score of 4 or more out of 13 in the Mathematics section, may, once they are awarded the high school diploma in Summer 2022, proceed with enrolment in any First Cycle Economics Degree course (based in Brescia and Mantova). Those who did not pass the TOLC-E in 2021 may re-sit it in 2022.

All students can enrol, including those who did not obtain the minimum of 4 out of 13 points in the Mathematics section. These students will, however, be assigned Additional Educational Requirements (OFAs) in Mathematics upon enrolment

ADDITIONAL EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS

Corsi di formazione linguistica extracurriculare

ENROLMENT

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

Last updated on: 20/06/2022