ORIENTATION
ADMISSIONS in Bachelor's Degree Programmes in Engineering
In view of the current emergency situation connected with the spread of the coronavirus the TIL test sessions for the academic year 2021/22 will take place online. 
Call for Admission is published

Calendar of tests a.y. 2021/22 (*)
 MONTH OF THE TEST DATEDAY OF THE TEST DATEONLINE REGISTRATION TIMEFRAME
  MARCH 2021Wednesday 24th
From Tuesday 26th  January 2021
up to 12:00 NOON (Italian time)
of Friday 19th  March 2021(**)
Friday 26th
  APRIL 2021Wednesday 14th
From Tuesday 26th  January 2021
up to 12:00 NOON (Italian time)
of Friday 9th  April 2021(**)
Tuesday 27th
From Tuesday 26th  January 2021
up to 12:00 NOON (Italian time)
of Friday 23th  April 2021(**)
Thursday 29th
MAY 2021   Wednesday 19th
From Tuesday 26th  January 2021
up to 12:00 NOON (Italian time)
of Friday 14th  May 2021(**)
Tuesday 25th
From Tuesday 26th  Jenuary 2021
up to 12:00 NOON (Italian time)
of Friday 21th  May 2021(**)
Thursday 27th
JUNE 2021 Wednesday 30th
From Monday 10th May
up to 12:00 NOON (Italian time)
of Friday 25th June 2021(**)
  JULY 2021  Tuesday 13th
From Monday 10th May
up to 12:00 NOON (Italian time)
of Friday 9th July 2021(**)
Thursday 15th
Wednesday 21st
From Monday 10th May
up to 12:00 NOON (Italian time)
of Friday 16th July 2021(**)  
Friday 23rd
 AUGUST - SEPTEMBER 2021Tuesday 31st August
From Monday 10th May
up to 12:00 noon  (Italian time)
of Friday 27th August 2021 
Wednesday 1st September
Thursday 2nd September
(*) The following calendar of test dates in Italy was approved by the “Commissione Istruttoria per il Coordinamento dell'attività didattica e formativa” its meeting held on 16th December 2020.
(**) Up to the places are available; if there are not available places, you can sign up for the next session.
How does the test work Due to the limitations following the COVID-19 emergency, the TIL test of Engineering (TIL-I) for the academic year 2021/22 will be held online remotely from a location of your choice.
You can read the Annex E of the Call for Admission to learn more on the modalities of the remote TIL test for the academic year 2021/22.
General remote TIL instructionsTo participate to the exam the student must have the following appropriate means:
- personal computer Windows 10 or Mac, equipped with a webcam
- Browser
- network connection suitable for a videoconference
- a second device with the same characteristics (smartphone or tablet or other computer) connected with the power supply and with the Internet, equipped with a webcam.
In addition, it is mandatory to prepare the ID (identity document) before the beginning of the test (preferably the ID inserted during registration) and some blank pages.
Connection problem
A lack of network connection for a time period that does not allow the regular execution of the TIL test may result in the annulment of the test itself. Participate in the test implies the acceptance of the methods identified by the Politecnico of Torino, including the video recording to ensure the regularity of the TIL test performance.
Who can take the TIL testThe score obtained by applicants in the TIL-A test (online admission test – Architecture) is only valid for enrolment in academic year 2021/2022. For this reason, when applicants register for the TIL-A test, they must be attending their last year of high school (i.e. they should be getting their high school diploma in the summer of 2021 according to the Italian school calendar) or they must have already earned their high school diploma.
 
How to register for the admission testIn order to register for the test, you must register on the Apply@polito platform from 26th January 2021. After the registration to the admission test, the specific registration fee should be paid, respecting the terms and deadlines that will be indicated in the Call for applications for admissions to the Bachelor’s degree programmes of the Engineering area.
Taking a TIL test
We remind you that under the Apply section named “Select your course” you must necessarily select 5 Bachelor’s degree programmes of the Engineering area in order of preference.
The deadline for adding one or more programmes, changing the order of preference or substituting a choice is:  not later than Friday 1st September 2021, and in any case before starting the enrolment process, regardless of the TIL-I  test date.
Payments methods
The TIL-I registration fee is € 50.00. The amount paid cannot be reimbursed under any circumstances, nor can it be considered valid for TIL sessions other than the one for which the applicant has registered.
The registration fee can be paid with various payment methods, including:
  1. Credit cards (or other payment methods available on the PagoPA platform) generating an immediate payment;
  2. Pre-printed notice of payment (MAV on the PagoPA platform), generating a deferred payment.
Applicants who pay using the method illustrated under number 2) must go back to the Apply@polito platform and specify the payment date (self-declaration). Failure to do so entails that their payment is not valid.Both the payment and the self-declaration must take place before the deadlines illustrated in art. 3 of the Call of the Admission a.y. 2021/22.
Attention: Once you have filled out all the requested information and after you have pushed “Save and Submit”, you will be able to see a new section named "TIL-Ingegneria".  
From this section you can choose the date and time of your TIL test; before paying the test registration fee, we suggest you check which test dates and times are still available. If you do not see your preferred TIL-test date and time, it means that it is fully booked; therefore, you will have to choose a subsequent test date.  

Should the self-declaration be found to be false or incorrect, the registration for the test, or the test itself, will be cancelled.

The use of the deferred payment method (for instance, a preprinted notice of payment) is valid solely and exclusively if it is supported by a self-declaration of the payment date which certifies that the payment was made before the deadline for payments on Italian territory. The self-certification must be submitted within the same deadline. If your self-certification is found to be false or incorrect, or if the bank does not confirm your payment within 5 days,  the registration for the test - or the test itself - will be cancelled.How to prepare for the admission test To learn about the prior knowledge requirements for the admission test, check the following webpage: http://orienta.polito.it/en/entry_requirements
In order to get ready for the admission test, we suggest you the following: 
  • After the registration on the Apply@polito platform, on your personal page you will have at your disposal specific multimedia materials that can help you prepare for the admission test. A test simulator is also available. 
  • You can consult the contents of the previous years’ admission tests by clicking on the pages of each Bachelor’s degree programme, under the section named "Iscrizione al primo anno"/ “First-year enrolment” 
Test format and scoring of the TIL-I  For the admission test applicants have 1 hour and a half to answer 42 questions. Questions are divided in 4 sections covering 4 different disciplines. The number of questions and the time limits are organized as follows:   
  • 18 Mathematics questions - 40 minutes 
  • 6 verbal comprehension questions - 12 minutes 
  • 12 Physics questions  - 26 minutes
  • 6 logical reasoning questions – 12 minutes 
Each question has 5 possible answers (identified with A,B,C,D,E), only one of which is correct.   

The score is based on the following criteria: 
  •  1  point for each correct answer 
  •  A penalty of 0,25 points (-0,25) for each incorrect answer 
  •  0 points for each unanswered question 
TIL-I resultsTIL-I results are made public through the publication of: 
  • one list of all students, and one list of quota students who got a TIL-I score higher than or equal to the guaranteed threshold which enable applicants to enrol in the programme of first preference. This lists include the names of the applicants who have been exempted from taking the TIL-I test (article 8 paragraph 3 of the Call for applications for admissions to the Bachelor’s degree programmes of the Engineering area).
    These lists will be published at the end of each TIL-I session.
  • one ranking list of all students, except for quota students, and one ranking list of quota students, for the allocation of residual student places. 
Both ranking lists will be published according to the following schedule: 
- the ranking list of all students, except for quota students: Tuesday 7th September 2021
- the ranking list of quota students: Tuesday 7th September 2021.

All applicants who do not belong to the “enrolled student” or “assigned student” categories (article 11, paragraph 3) are required to declare that they are interested in remaining on the ranking list after its publication. Applicants are required to make this declaration on their Apply@polito personal page – Enrolment section, not later than:

2.00 p.m. of Monday 13th September 2021 for all candidates, also for quota applicants

Failure to declare one’s interest in remaining on the ranking list implies that the applicant intends to decline his/her offer of admission. His/her student place will be assigned to another student on the ranking list. 
Admission thresholds Guaranteed threshold for admission to the Bachelor’s degree programmes of the Engineering AreaEu and equivalent students: 
  • 60/100  to be admitted to the Bachelor’s degree programme of first preference. In this case you can enrol from  Monday 29th March 2021, if you enrol within Monday 30th August 2021, you will benefit from a fee reduction, the amount will be indicated in the Tuition Fee Guide for the academic year 2021/2022, which is going to be approved by the universities bodies. Applicants who are exempted from the TIL-I (article 14 of the Call for applications for admissions to the Bachelor’s degree programmes of the Engineering area) are not eligible for this fee reduction. 
  • 50/100 for the admission to any Bachelor’s degree programme of the Engineering area. In this case, you are granted the admission to a Bachelor’s degree programme of the Engineering area but you will have to wait for the ranking list, which will be published on Tuesday 7th September 2021, in order to know in which programme you will be able to enrol. 
    Quota students:
  • 60/100 to be admitted to the Bachelor’s degree programme of first preference. In this case you can enrol from  Monday 29th March 2021, if you enrol within Monday 30th August 2021, you will benefit from a fee reduction, the amount will be indicated in the Tuition Fee Guide for the academic year 2021/2022, which is going to be approved by the universities bodies. Applicants who are exempted from the TIL-I (article 3 of the Call for applications for admissions to the Bachelor’s degree programmes of the Engineering area) are not eligible for this fee reduction. 
  • 30/100 for the admission to any Bachelor’s degree programme of the Engineering area. In this case, you are granted the admission to a Bachelor’s degree programme of the Engineering area but you will have to wait for the ranking list,  which will be published on Tuesday 7 th September 2021, in order to know in which programme you will be able to enrol. 
Minimum admission thresholdEu and equivalent students
20/100: this is the minimum admission threshold for being included in the ranking list. If you pass this threshold but your score is less than 50/100, you can decide to wait until the 7th September 2021, when the ranking list will be published. You will then verify if you are conveniently placed in the ranking list in order to enrol. 
Alternatively, you can take the TIL-I again in one or more subsequent sessions. In this case the score obtained in the latest test invalidates the score obtained in previous tests.

Quota students:
20/100: this is the minimum admission threshold for being included in the ranking list. If you pass this threshold but your score is less than 30/100, you can decide to wait until the th September 2021, when the ranking list will be published. You will then verify if you are conveniently placed in the ranking list in order to enrol. 
Alternatively, you can take the TIL-I again in one or more subsequent sessions. In this case the result obtained in the latest test invalidates the score obtained in previous tests.
 Admission requirementsInternational certificatesStudents with international certificates SAT, GRE and GMAT, recognized as equivalent to passing the TIL admission test (grading equal to or higher than the guaranteed admission threshold), may be exempted from taking the TIL test.

The scores and the details of the international certification are published in the article 14 of the Call for applications for admissions to the Bachelor’s degree programmes of the Engineering area.
Uploading your international certification on Apply@politoIn order to be granted the exemption from the admission test, you must upload your certification on your Apply@polito personal page, under the “Allegati”/Attachments” section, within Friday 23rd July 2021.  The result of the assessment will be notified by e-mail no later than Friday 30th July 2021. 
Language requirements
Bachelor's degree programmes entirely taught in English (or with first year in English only):  
applicants must have an English language certificate – B2 level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR)The English language certificates or exemptions accepted by Politecnico di Torino to ascertain applicants’ knowledge of English (B2 level) are available at:
For Bachelor's degree programmes entirely taught in Italian students with foreign educational qualification need PLIDA B1 (Italian certificate).
The certificates or exemptions accepted in substitution for PLIDA B1 are available at: 

All the enrolment requirements are listed  in Annex B, attached to the Call for applications for admissions to the Bachelor’s degree programmes of the Engineering area,  of which they are integral part.
Updated to: 23/12/2020