Entry Test Guideline for Admission (20202021)
■ Entry Test Guideline for Admission in Nursery to Kindergarten
Entry Test Guideline for Admission in Nursery
 Awareness about surroundings
 Awareness about colours (red, yellow, blue and green)
 Fine motor skills
 Clarity of Speech
 Confidence
 Toilet trained
 Understanding simple instructions in English
Entry Test Guideline for Admission in Reception
Total Test Duration = 30 Minutes
Subjects = English, Mathematics
ENGLISH
 Phonics (Letter Sounds)
 Recognition of beginning sound
 Letter recognition (Lower Case)
 Tracing of letters (Lower Case)
 Understanding simple instructions in English
 Recognition of objects
MATHEMATICS
 Counting of objects 1 – 10
 Number Tracing 1 – 10
 Number Recognition
 Recognition of Basic Shapes. (Square, Circle etc.)
 Recognition of colour
Entry Test Guideline for Admission in Kindergarten
Total Test Duration = 1 Hour
Subjects = English, Mathematics
ENGLISH
 Basic concept of Phonics (az)
 Handwriting: Formation of letters (Upper and Lower Case)
 Missing letters e.g. s__n.
 Word Recognition and words reading
 Picture Description (Look and tell)
 Rhyming words e.g. cat, bat, mat
 Writing & reading of 3 letter words
 Write the name of given pictures
3 letter words for Kindergarten
“am” family  “an” family 
ram , jam, Sam, dam  can, fan, man, pan, van, ran 
“at” family  “ap” family 
cat, hat, bat, pat, mat, fat, rat  tap, cap, map, lap, nap 
“en” family  “ed” family 
hen, pen, men, ten, den  bed, ted, red, fed, led 
“et” family  “in” family 
wet, vet, pet, net, get, let, met  fin, bin, pin, tin, win 
“it” family  “ip” family 
hit, kit, fit, sit, pit  zip, lip, tip, sip, dip 
“ot” family  “op” family 
pot, hot, not, cot, dot  top, hop, mop, cop 
“og” family  “ub” family 
dog, log, jog, fog  rub, tub, sub, cub 
“ug” family  “ut” family 
hug, mug, bug, dug, rug  hut, nut, but, cut 
“un” family  
sun, bun, run,fun 
Counting ( 030)MATHEMATICS
 Counting ( 030)
 Writing Numbers (0 – 30)
 What comes before
 What comes after
 Number Spellings (0 – 10)
 Pictorial Addition
 Missing Numbers
 Identify the bigger and smaller number
 Recognition of basic flat shapes
■ Entry Test Guideline for Admission in Grade1 to Grade5
Subjects = English, Mathematics.
ENGLISH [30 minutes]
 Vowels
 Rhyming Words
 Sentence Construction
 Completion of words according to the picture
 Recognition of blends e.g. bl, st, cl, sn, sc, sw
 Punctuation
 Unscrambled the words to make sentences
 Use of ou, ai, ay etc
MATHEMATICS [30 minutes]
 Missing Numbers (1 – 50) (Before, after, Between)
 Number Names ( 1 – 30)
 Addition one digit
 Subtraction one digit
 Shapes
 Place Value (Tens & ones)
 More, Fewer
 Follow the pattern
Subjects = English, Mathematics
ENGLISH [30 minutes]
 Opposites
 Completion of words with picture
 Plurals
 Rhyming Words
 Punctuation
 Use of is and are/was and were
 Sentence construction
 Fill in the blanks with the given words (Verbs and Nouns)
 Comprehension (Read the text and answer the questions)
 Use of blends e.g. ar, oy, ow
MATHEMATICS [30 minutes]
 Missing Numbers (1 – 100) (Before, after, Between)
 Place Value (Tens and Ones)
 Addition: Two Digit (Problem Solving, Complete Fact Family)
 Subtraction (Two Digit)
 Telling the time
 Counting Patterns (By 2’s, 3’s, 5’s and 10’s)
 Shapes/Fraction
 Measurement
 Odd and Even Numbers
Subjects = English, Mathematics
ENGLISH [30 minutes]
 Unseen Comprehension: Read the text and answer the questions
 Nouns
 Verbs
 Adjectives
 Pronouns
 Conjunctions
 Singular/Plural
 Opposites
 Creative Writing
MATHEMATICS [30 minutes]
 Graphs
 Place Value to 100
 Fact Families
 Ordinal Numbers
 Odd & Even Numbers
 Find the Nearest ten
 Time
 TwoDigit Addition
 TwoDigit Subtraction
 Perimeter
 Fractions
 Problem Solving
 What comes before, after and between
 Comparing Numbers >, <, =
 Jumbled up/Dodging Tables 2 – 6
Subjects = English, Mathematics.
ENGLISH [30 minutes]
 Parts of Speech
 Verb Tenses (Present and Past Tense)
 Singular and Plural Nouns
 Comprehension
 Creative Writing
MATHEMATICS [30 minutes]
 Numeration(Number Names, Comparing Numbers, Ordering Numbers)
 Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication and Division
 Addition and Subtraction of Fractions
 Simplest Form of Fractions
 Area and Perimeter of Rectangle and Square
 Polygons, Triangles, Quadrilaterals and Angles
 Time
Subjects = English, Mathematics. General Science
ENGLISH [30 minutes]
 Parts of Speech
 Singular and Plural Nouns
 Types of Sentences
 Verb Tenses(Present and Past Tense)
 Adding Suffixes
 Comprehension
 Creative Writing
MATHEMATICS [30 minutes]
 Addition, Subtraction
 Multiplication (by 2 digits number) and Division ( by one digit)
 Place Value Through Millions
 Area and Perimeter of Rectangle and Square
 Addition, Subtraction and Multiplication of Fractions
 Ordering of Numbers
 Adding and subtracting decimals
GENERAL SCIENCE [30 minutes]
 The Human Body
 The Animal World
 The Plant World
 Food and Diet
 Environment
 Matter and Materials
 Heat, Light and Sound
 Force, tools and Machines
 Electricity and Magnetism
 The Solar System
Recommended Books:
The SCIENCE FACTOR by NICOLAS BRASCH
Book – 4 (for Primary Classes)
■ Entry Test Guideline for Admission in Grade6 to Grade10
Subjects = English, Mathematics, General Science
ENGLISH [30 minutes]
 Comprehension: (Unseen)
 Parts of Speech: (Verbs , Nouns, Pronouns, Adjectives, Adverbs)
 Singular and Plural Nouns
 Verbs (Past Tense)
 Punctuation & Capital Letters
 Creative Writing: (Any Topic)
MATHEMATICS [30 minutes]
 Order of Operation
 Estimation and Rounding
 Comparing and Ordering Numbers
 Conversion of units (km, m, cm, mm, kg, g, L, ml)
 Multiplication and Division by 10, 100 and 1000
 Concept of Place Value
 Addition and Subtraction of Fractions
 Area, Perimeter
GENERAL SCIENCE [30 minutes]
 The Human Body
 The Animal World
 The Plant World
 Other Living Things
 Soil
 Food and Diet
 Environment
 Matter and Materials
 Heat, Light and Sound
 Forces
 Electricity and Magnetism
 The Solar System
Recommended Books:
The SCIENCE FACTOR by NICOLAS BRASCH
Book5 (for Primary Classes)
Subjects = English, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology
ENGLISH [30 minutes]
 Parts of Speech
 Word Families/ Word Forms
 Figure of Speech: Simile, Metaphor, Personification.
 Types of sentences
 Comprehension: (Unseen)
 Creative Writing: (Any Topic)
MATHEMATICS [30 minutes]
 Order of Operations
 Factors & Multiples
 HCF (Highest Common Factor)
 LCM (Least Common Factor)
 Square & Square Root
 Cube & Cube Root
 Fraction & Decimals
 Negative Numbers and integers
 Basic Algebra
 Algebraic Equations
 Perimeter & Area of Simple Geometrical figures
 Rate, Ratio & Proportion
BIOLOGY [30 minutes]
 Cell Structure
 Differences between animal & plant cells
 Tissues, organs, organ systems
 Specialised cells
 Diffusion & Osmosis
 Role of diffusion in organisms
 Osmosis in animal cells
 Osmosis in plant cells
 Food & Nutrition
 Proteins
 Carbohydrates
 Fats
 Human Digestive system
 Breathing & Respiration
 Air passage
 Breathing mechanism
 Difference between inhaled & exhaled air
 Anaerobic respiration
 Aerobic respiration
 Transport in Humans (Blood Circulation)
 Heart
 Blood
 Blood vessels
 Nutrition in Plants
 Photosynthesis
 Internal structure of a leaf
 Gas exchange in plants
 Plant nutrients
Recommended Book:
Biology For You by: Nelson Thornes
CHEMISTRY [30 minutes]
 Experiments in Chemistry
 Chemical & Physical Changes
 Particles & States of Matter
 Properties of Matter
 Mixtures, Filtration & Evaporation, Crystallization fractional distillation, Chromatography
 Testing of H_{2}O Supply, H_{2}O Cycle
 Properties of Substances
 Elements, Atoms, Symbols & Formulas
 Metals & NonMetals, Periodic Table
 Solutions, Solubility etc.
Recommended Book: Chemistry For You
PHYSICS [30 minutes]
 Energy
 Forms of Energy
 Energy Transfer
 Energy Conservation
 Heat Transfer
 Boiling and Evaporation
 Energy Resources (Renewable and NonRenewable Energy Resources)
 Light
 Reflection of light
 Refraction of light
 Forces
 Force and its Units
 Examples of Forces
 Adding Forces in same and opposite direction
 Stretching Forces
Recommended Books:

Physics for you Series,

Physics by Longman Series
Total Test Duration = 2:30 hrs
Subjects = English, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry,
Biology/ICT (Only one can be taken)
ENGLISH [30 minutes]
 Comprehension: (Unseen)
 Subject, Predicate, Object, Complement
 Parts of Speech
 Transitive, Intransitive Verbs
 Active, Passive Voice
 Creative Writing: (Any Topic)
MATHEMATICS [30 minutes]
 Expansion
 Factorization
 Solving Quadratic Equations by factorisation
 Algebraic Manipulation
 Algebraic Fractions
 To solve simultaneous equation by
 Elimination Method
 Substitution Method
 Graphically
 Pythagoras Theorem and its application
 Area and Circumference of Circle
PHYSICS [30 minutes]
 Gravity
 Speed & Motion
 Forces and Acceleration
 Stretching Springs, Hooke’s law
 Pressure
 Magnetic Field
 Electric current, Ohm’s law, Electric Symbols
 Simple Electric Circuits
 Heat and Temperature
 Transfer of Heat
 Thermometers
Recommended Books:

Physics for you Series,

Physics by Longman Series
CHEMISTRY [30 minutes]
 Water & Solutions
 Acids, Alkalis and neutralization
 Reactions of Acids
 Air Combustion
 Fossil Fuels
 Chemicals from Oils
 Metals
 The reactivity Series
 Metal Extraction
 Corrosion & Rusting
 Rate of Chemical Reactions
 The structure of Atoms
 Periodic Table
 Formulas & Equations
 Reactions of Metals
Recommended Book:
Chemistry For You
BIOLOGY [30 minutes]
 Transport in Plants
 Structure of xylem
 Structure of phloem
 Transpiration
 Factors affecting the rate of transpiration
 Reproduction in Plants
 Structure of flower
 Pollination and its types
 Fertilization
 Fruits and seeds
 Control & Coordination
 Neurons
 Reflex arc
 Eye
 Hormones
 Homeostasis
 Diseases
 Pathogens
 Bacteria
 Viruses
 Antibiotics
 Vaccines
 Biotechnology
Recommended Book:
Biology For You by: Nelson Thornes
Grade 8 ICT0417
 Types and Components of Computer Systems
 Input and Output Devices
 Storage Devices and Media
 Computer Networks
Recommended Books:
Cambridge IGCSE ICT : by Graham Brown and David Watson
CURICULUM:
IGCSE (University of Cambridge)
SUBJECT: English, Physics, Chemistry, Math, Biology/ ICT0417 (Only one can be Taken)
ENGLISH (30 Minutes)
 Composition [Creative Writing]
 Comprehension
 Direct and Indirect Speech
 Active and Passive Voice
PHYSICS (30 Minutes)
Paper will consist of two sections. Section 1 will be based on MCQS and section 2 will be based on structure questions. Total marks for the paper will be 25.
 General physics.
 Measurements (length & time).
 Speed, velocity and acceleration.
 Mass and weight.
 Density
 Forces, turning effect, conditions of equilibrium and centre of mass.
 Scalars and vectors.
 Work energy power.
 Pressure
 Thermal physics.
 Simple kinetic molecular model of matter.
 States of matter
 Evaporation
 Thermal properties.
 Thermal expansion
 Measurements of temperature
 Thermal capacity
 Melting and boiling point
 Transfer of thermal energy.
 Conduction
 Convection
 Radiation
 Consequence of energy transfer
Recommended Book:
 IGCSE Physics by Hodder Education (Author: Tom Duncan),
 Complete IGCSE Physics by David Sang
MATH: (30 Minutes)
Paper will consist of 6 or 7 questions. Total marks will be 25.
 Solution of quadratic equations.
 By factorisation.
 By completing the square.
 By quadratic formula.
 Indices and algebraic manipulation.
 Basic rules of indices.
 Equations involving indices.
 Changing the subject of the formula.
 Linear Inequalities in one variable.
 Congruent and similar triangles.
 Coordinate Geometry.
 Distance formula.
 Mid point formula.
 Gradient of a straight line.
 Equation of straight line. y = mx+ c
 Area and volume of similar figures and solids.
 Variations. (Direct and Inverse)
 Graphical solution of equations.
 Graphs of quadratic, cubic, reciprocal and exponential functions.
 Graphical solution of simultaneous equations.
 Graphs applied to Kinematics.
 Trigonometry.
 Trigonometric ratios.
 Area of a triangle.
 Sine and cosine rule.
CHEMISTRY [30 Minutes]
Paper 2 Multiple choice question paper weighted at 30% of total available marks.
Paper 4 Extended theory paper weighted at 50% of total available marks.
Paper 6 Alternative to Practical paper weighted at 20% of total available marks.
 The particulate nature of matter
 Experimental techniques
 Atoms, elements and compounds
 Bonding: the structure of matter
 Stoichiometry
 Electricity and chemistry
 Chemical changes
 Acids, bases and salts
 The Periodic Table
 Carbonates
 Metals
Recommended Book:
Complete Chemistry for Cambridge IGCSE by RoseMarie Gallgher
ICT0417 [30 Minutes]
 Types and Components of Computer Systems
 Input and Output Devices
 Storage Devices and Media
 Computer Networks
 Data Type and Organization
 The Effects of Using IT
 ICT Use in Everyday Life
 ICT Use in the Workplace
 Systems Analysis and Design
Recommended Books:
Cambridge IGCSE ICT : by Graham Brown and David Watson
BIOLOGY:
Paper will include three parts.
 Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)
 Theory (Structured Questions)
 Alternative To Practical (ATP)
All topics are related to IGCSE O Levels.
 Classification
 Cells
 Diffusion, Osmosis & Active transport
 Chemicals of Life
 Enzymes
 Human Digestive system
 Photosynthesis
 Plant Transport
 Animal Transport
 Immune system
Recommended Books:
 Biology For IGCSE by: Mary Jones and Geoff Jones
 Biology For IGCSE by: D G McKean
 Complete Biology by: Ron Pickering
INSTRUCTIONS TO CANDIDATES:
 Candidates should bring their own geometry boxes.
 Candidates are allowed to use calculator.
CURICULUM: IGCSE (University of Cambridge)
Subjects: English, Math, Physics, Chemistry,Biology/ ICT 0417(Only one can be Taken)
ENGLISH (30 Minutes)
 Article Writing / Letter/ Email
 Comprehension
 Note Taking
 Summary
PHYSICS (30 Minutes)
Paper will be divided into three parts, paper 2, paper4 & paper6.
 General physics.

 Measurements (length & time).
 Speed, velocity and acceleration.
 Mass, weight and density.
 Forces, turning effect, conditions of equilibrium and centre of mass.
 Scalars and vectors.
 Work energy power.
 Pressure
 Thermal physics.
 Simple kinetic molecular model of matter.
 Thermal properties.
 Transfer of thermal energy.
 Properties of waves, including light and sound.
 General wave properties, Reflection, Refraction of Light
 Light, Lenses
 Sound.
 Electricity and magnetism.
 Simple phenomenon of magnetism.
 Electrical quantities.
 Electric circuits.
 Dangers of electricity.
 Electromagnetic effects, DC Motor, AC Generator, Transformer
 Atomic physics.
 Radioactivity.
 The nuclear atom.
Recommended Books:
 Physics for you Series,
 Physics by Longman Series
BIOLOGY: (30 Minutes)
Paper will include three parts.
 Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)
 Theory (Structured Questions)
 Alternative To Practicals (ATP)
All topics are related to IGCSE O Levels.
 Diffusion, Osmosis & Active transport
 Enzymes
 Human Digestive system
 Photosynthesis
 Plant Transport
 Animal Transport
 Immune system
 Breathing & Respiration
 Control & Coordination
 Inheritance
 Ecology
 Effect of Man on Environment
Recommended Books:
 Biology For IGCSE by: Mary Jones and Geoff Jones
 Biology For IGCSE by: D G McKean
 Complete Biology by: Ron Pickering
ICT0417 COURSE (30 Minutes)
 Types and Components of Computer Systems
 Input and Output Devices
 Storage Devices and Media
 Computer Networks
 Data Type and Organization
 The Effects of Using IT
 ICT Use in Everyday Life
 ICT Use in the Workplace
 Systems Analysis and Design
Recommended Books:
Cambridge IGCSE ICT : by Graham Brown and David Watson
MATH: (30 Minutes)
Paper will consist of short & structured questions. Number, set notation and language
 Squares, square roots and cubes
 Directed numbers
 Vulgar and decimal fractions and percentages
 Standard form
 Ratio, proportion and rate
 Percentages
 Graphs of functions
 Straight line graphs
 SpeedTime graph
 Algebraic representation and formulae
 Algebraic manipulation
 Functions
 Indices
 Solutions of equations and inequalities
 Angle properties of circle
 Locus
 Mensuration
 Trigonometry
 Statistics
 Probability
 Vectors in two dimensions
 Matrices
CHEMISTRY: [30 Minutes]
 Paper 2 Multiple choice question paper weighted at 30% of total available marks
 Paper 4 Extended theory paper weighted at 50% of total available marks
 Paper 6 Alternative to Practical paper weighted at 20% of total available marks
 The particulate nature of matter
 Experimental techniques
 Atoms, elements and compounds
 Bonding: the structure of matter
 Stoichiometry
 Electricity and chemistry
 Chemical changes
 Chemical reactions
 Acids, bases and salts
 The Periodic Table
 Carbonates
 Metals
 Air and water
 Sulfur
 Organic chemistry
Recommended Book:
Complete Chemistry for Cambridge IGCSE by RoseMarie Gallgher
INSTRUCTIONS TO CANDIDATES:
 Candidates should bring their own geometry boxes.
 Candidates are allowed to use calculator.