Enrolment in the Bachelor's Degree programme in Architecture
Academic Year 2019 - 2020
The admission test for the Bachelor’s degree programme in Architettura/Architecture is nationally based: it is valid for all Architecture degree programmes in Italy and it takes place in one single day, Thursday 5th September, at the same time, in all Italian universities, as indicated in the ministerial notice. The contents and procedures for the admission test for the 2019/20 academic year are currently being defined by the Ministry of Education, University and Research (MIUR) and will be notified after the publication of the relevant Ministerial Decree. 

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Academic Year 2018 - 2019
In this page you can find the registration rules for the admissions test for the Bachelor’s degree programme in Architettura-Architecture - A.Y. 2018/19.
Check the Call for admissions to the Bachelor’s degree programme in Architettura-Architecture A.Y. 2018/19 to learn about all the details for participation in the test and registration. Please note that the English translation of this document is provided as a support to the student community and has no legal effects. The Italian version shall constitute the sole authentic text and will be referred to for any legal matters; it is published at this page.

Architettura-Architecture admissions test
The national admissions test for the Bachelor’s degree programme in Architettura-Architecture will take place on 6th September 2018 at 11.00 am, as illustrated in Ministerial Decree n. 337 of 26th April 2018.
Students are required to be there at 9.00 a.m. for identification and entrance into the classroom.In the table below it is possible to check the subdivision in classrooms according to age.

30/03/1983 - 21/02/1999
24/02/1999 - 21/07/2001
Registration for the admission test
Admissions testTime frame for online registration on UniversitalyTime frame for online registration on Apply@polito
6th September 2018From Monday 2nd July 2018 until Tuesday 24th July 2018 at 3.00 p.m. (GMT+2) From Monday 2nd July 2018 until Friday 27th July 2018

For the admissions test candidates have to solve 60 multiple-choice questions in 100 minutes with 5 possible answers, only one of which is correct. Candidates must identify one answer only, and discard wrong or less likely conclusions. The questions are about: general knowledge and abstract reasoning (logic); history; design and representation; mathematics and physics.
The test is organized as follows:
  • 2 general knowledge questions
  • 20 abstract reasoning (logic) questions
  • 16 history questions
  • 10 design and representation questions
  • 12 mathematics and physics questions

The admissions test evaluation (maximum 90 points) is based on the following criteria:
  • 1,5 points for each correct answer
  • A penalty of 0,4 points (-0,4) for each incorrect answer
  • 0 points for each unanswered question 
Please note:
EU and non-EU candidates (referred to in art. 26 of Law no. 189/2002), who obtain a minimum score of twenty (20) points and fall within the total programmed number of students, are eligible for admission to the Bachelor’s degree programme in Architettura/Architecture. Candidates who are not eligible will not be included in the ranking list. In compliance with the EU guidelines on access of foreign students to university education and in line with the cultural foreign policy referred to in art. 46 of DPR no. 394/1999, the minimum admission threshold (score > 20 points, referred to in paragraph 3) is not applicable to non-EU candidates who reside abroad. Non-EU candidates who reside abroad are eligible for admission if they get a score greater than zero (0) in the admission test. Non-EU candidates who reside abroad will not be included in the ranking list if they do not answer any question.

Application to take the test must be made on–line only, by:
STEP 1. apply for the admission test logging into the portal UNIVERSITALY portal within 24th July 2018 (3 p.m. Italian time). At the end of the registration on the UNIVERSITALY website, you will be given a code. 
STEP 2. complete the registration filling in the Apply@polito online application (TIL ARCHITECTURE section), enter the UNIVERSITALY code  and  pay the admissions test registration fee of 50 EURO within 27th July 2018. 

This fee will not be reimbursed under any circumstances. The test registration fee can be paid using various payment methods, including:
  • Credit cards (Visa and MasterCard only – American Express is not accepted), generating  an immediate payment;
  • Pre-printed notice of payment, such as the MAV, generating a deferred payment;
  • “PagoPA, an electronic payment system which allows users of online banking services to choose a bank or a payment institution (defined as “Payment Service Provider” – PSP) among those recognized at national level.

Please note that if you do not follow and complete the above mentioned steps, you will not be able to take the admissions test and enrol in the Bachelor's degree programme in Architettura-Architecture. 

How to register for the test
In order to register for the test you need to fill out the Apply@polito online application and enter all the required data.In particular, we would like to inform you that you will have to select the Bachelor’s degree programme in Architettura-Architecture from the section called “Select your course”,and you will have to specify the language of the test (Italian or English). 
Warning: Candidates who intend to enrol in the Bachelor’s degree programme in Architecture taught in English are required to take the test in English.
After you click on "Save and submit" you will see a new section called "Test-Architecture" and then you can pay the admissions test registration fee. For more information about payment please check the following web site: http://orienta.polito.it/en/enrollment 

Entry Requirements
In order to be admitted to the programme, students are expected to have sufficient general knowledge, with special focus on history, social sciences and institutions, together with the ability to work with different written texts (in the domains of art, literature, history, sociology philosophy, etc.), and the aptitude to abstract reasoning, both in mathematics and languages. 
General knowledge and abstract reasoning (logic)
  • Assessment of the ability to complete a logical argument in a way consistent with the assumptions that are stated symbolically or verbally through multiple-choice questions.
  • The questions will focus on scientific texts or narrative essays of classical or contemporary authors, or current cuttings from newspapers or more specialized journals; they will be about cases or problems, possibly of an abstract nature, whose solution calls for various forms of logical argument.
  • The evaluation will be completed by questions on general cultural knowledge.
The test aims to assess a consistent chronological understanding of the main characters and events of historical significance (from antiquity to the early and late middle ages, and the modern and contemporary history). Such an understanding will also be judged by the candidate's knowledge of specific developments in art and architecture (i.e. architectural styles or artistic movements).
Design and visualization
The test aims to assess knowledge of the capacity to analyse graphics, design, and iconic drafting or correspondences with the objects in question, by the mastery of elementary methods (plans, elevations, axonometric projections).

Mathematics and Physics
The test aims to assess mastery of the following topics: - Sets of numbers and arithmetic (natural and negative numbers, rationals, reals; the ordering and comparison of numbers; orders of magnitude, operations, powers, roots, logarithms); algebra, Euclidean geometry (polygons, circles, lengths, surface and volume, geometric loci), analytic geometry (basics), probability and statistics (basics);- Elementary principles of mechanics: definitions of the fundamental physical quantities (displacement, velocity, acceleration, mass, momentum, force, weight, work and power); Newton's laws, inertia and the principle of action and reaction;- The basics of thermodynamics (general concepts of temperature, heat, specific heat, compressibility).