Thursday, 6th September 2018:
ADMISSION TEST FOR ENROLMENT IN THE BACHELOR'S DEGREE PROGRAMME IN ARCHITECTURE 2018/19
The contents and procedures for the admission test for the 2018/2019 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.
In this page you can find the registration rules for the admissions test for the Bachelor’s degree programme in Architettura-Architecture - A.Y. 2017/18.
Check the Call for admissions
to the Bachelor’s degree programme in Architettura-Architecture A.Y. 2017/18 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: http://orienta.polito.it/it/bando_ammissione_architettura-architecture
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
- 20 abstract
reasoning (logic) questions
- 16 history
- 10 design
and representation questions
- 12 mathematics and physics questions
admissions test evaluation (maximum 90 points) is based on the following
- 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
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 who fall within the total programmed number of students places are eligible for
admission to the Bachelor’s degree programme in Architettura/Architecture. Candidates
who are not eligible (i.e., with a test score < 20 points) will not be
included in the ranking list.
In compliance with the Community 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, with regard
to the number of places reserved to non-EU candidates residing abroad, the
minimum eligibility threshold (score > 20 points, as referred to in
paragraph 3) is not applicable.
Residual places that remain unoccupied in the
ranking list reserved to non-EU nationals residing abroad cannot be assigned to
EU nationals and to non-EU nationals referred to in art. 26 of Law 189/2002.
This is due to the fact that these are two separate groups. The places reserved
to non-EU nationals residing abroad have a different purpose and do not belong
to the programming of student places referred to in article 1 of Law 264/1999 on
“Norms for access to university programmes”.
Residual places that remain unoccupied in the ranking
list reserved to non-EU nationals residing abroad can be used by Universities
for transfers (during years following the first) of non-EU students who reside
in Italy, within the meaning of article 26 of Law no. 189/2002, and of students
enrolled in an Italian University, within the meaning of article 46 of DPR
REGISTRATION FOR THE ADMISSIONS TEST (compulsory steps):
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 25th
2017 (3 p.m. Italian time). At the end of the
registration on the UNIVERSITALY
website, you will be given a
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 28th
Moreover non-UE citizens residing abroad must have
completed the PRE-ENROLMENT PROCEDURE
at the Italian Embassy or
Consulate in their home country within 25th
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 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
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
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.
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
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,