Entry Test Guideline for Admission (2019-2020)

■ 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)
  • Letter recognition (Lower Case)
  • Copy & Write the letters (Lower Case)
  • Tracing of letters (Lower Case)
  • Understanding simple instructions in English
  • Recognition of objects

 MATHEMATICS

  • Counting 1 – 10
  • Number Formation 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 (a-z)
  • 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

MATHEMATICS

  • Counting ( 0-30)
  • 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 Grade-1 to Grade-5

Total Test Duration = 1 Hour

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

 

Total Test Duration = 1:00 hour

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

 

Total Test Duration = 1:00 hour

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
  • Two-Digit Addition
  • Two-Digit Subtraction
  • Perimeter
  • Fractions
  • Problem Solving
  • What comes before, after and between
  • Comparing Numbers >, <, =
  • Jumbled up/Dodging Tables 2 – 6

 

Total Test Duration = 1 Hour

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

 

Total Test Duration = 1:30 Hour

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 Grade-6 to Grade-10

Total Test Duration = 1:30 hrs

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

Book-5 (for Primary Classes)

 


 

Total Test Duration = 2:30 hrs

Subjects = English, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology

ENGLISH           [30 minutes]

  1. Parts of Speech
  2. Word Families/ Word Forms
  3. Figure of Speech: Simile, Metaphor, Personification.
  4. Types of sentences
  5. Comprehension: (Unseen)
  6. Creative Writing: (Any Topic)

MATHEMATICS        [30 minutes]

  1. Order of Operations
  2. Factors & Multiples
  3. HCF (Highest Common Factor)
  4. LCM (Least Common Factor)
  5. Square & Square Root
  6. Cube & Cube Root
  7. Fraction & Decimals
  8. Negative Numbers and integers
  9. Basic Algebra
  10.  Algebraic Equations
  11.  Perimeter & Area of Simple Geometrical figures
  12.  Rate, Ratio & Proportion

BIOLOGY          [30 minutes]

  1. Cell Structure
  • Differences between animal & plant cells
  • Tissues, organs, organ systems
  • Specialised cells
  1. Diffusion & Osmosis
  • Role of diffusion in organisms
  • Osmosis in animal cells
  • Osmosis in plant cells
  1. Food & Nutrition
  • Proteins
  • Carbohydrates
  • Fats
  1. Human Digestive system
  2. Breathing & Respiration
  • Air passage
  • Breathing mechanism
  • Difference between inhaled & exhaled air
  • Anaerobic respiration
  • Aerobic respiration
  1. Transport in Humans (Blood Circulation)
  • Heart
  • Blood
  • Blood vessels
  1. 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 H2O Supply, H2O Cycle
  • Properties of Substances
  • Elements, Atoms, Symbols & Formulas
  • Metals & Non-Metals, Periodic Table
  • Solutions, Solubility etc.

Recommended Book:  Chemistry For You

 PHYSICS            [30 minutes]

  • Energy
  1. Forms of Energy
  2. Energy Transfer
  3. Energy Conservation
  4. Heat Transfer
  5. Boiling and Evaporation
  • Energy Resources (Renewable and Non-Renewable Energy Resources)
  • Light
    1. Reflection of light
    2. Refraction of light
  • Forces
  1. Force and its Units
  2. Examples of Forces
  3. Adding Forces in same and opposite direction
  4. Stretching Forces

Recommended Books:

  1. Physics for you Series,

  2. 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
  1. Elimination Method
  2. Substitution Method
  3. 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:

  1. Physics for you Series,

  2. 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]

  1. Transport in Plants
  • Structure of xylem
  • Structure of phloem
  • Transpiration
  • Factors affecting the rate of transpiration
  1. Reproduction in Plants
  • Structure of flower
  • Pollination and its types
  • Fertilization
  • Fruits and seeds
  1. Control & Coordination
  • Neurons
  • Reflex arc
  • Eye
  • Hormones
  1. Homeostasis
  2. Diseases
  • Pathogens
  • Bacteria
  • Viruses
  • Antibiotics
  • Vaccines
  1. Biotechnology

 

Recommended Book:

Biology For You by: Nelson Thornes

Grade 8 ICT-0417

  • 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:

  1. IGCSE Physics by Hodder Education (Author: Tom Duncan),
  2. 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

 ICT-0417           [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.

  1. Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)
  2. Theory (Structured Questions)
  3. Alternative To Practical (ATP)

All topics are related to IGCSE O Levels.

  1. Classification
  2. Cells
  3. Diffusion, Osmosis & Active transport
  4. Chemicals of Life
  5. Enzymes
  6. Human Digestive system
  7. Photosynthesis
  8. Plant Transport
  9. Animal Transport
  10. Immune system

 Recommended Books:

  1. Biology For IGCSE by: Mary Jones and Geoff Jones
  2. Biology For IGCSE by: D G McKean
  3. Complete Biology by: Ron Pickering

INSTRUCTIONS TO CANDIDATES:

  • Candidates should bring their own geometry boxes.
  • Candidates are allowed to use calculator.

CURICULUMIGCSE (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:

  1. Physics for you Series,
  2. 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.

  1. Diffusion, Osmosis & Active transport
  2. Enzymes
  3. Human Digestive system
  4. Photosynthesis
  5. Plant Transport
  6. Animal Transport
  7. Immune system
  8. Breathing & Respiration
  9. Control & Coordination
  10. Inheritance
  11. Ecology
  12. Effect of Man on Environment

Recommended Books:

  1. Biology For IGCSE by: Mary Jones and Geoff Jones
  2. Biology For IGCSE by: D G McKean
  3. Complete Biology by: Ron Pickering

  ICT-0417 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
  • Speed-Time 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]

  1. Paper 2 Multiple choice question paper weighted at 30% of total available marks
  2. Paper 4 Extended theory paper weighted at 50% of total available marks
  3. 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.