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Welcome to the Math Placement Test

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics has developed an on-line Mathematics Placement Test (MPT) for students entering University. Students who are registered in Math 110, 121, 123 and 125, which are introductory calculus courses, are required to write the MPT before they are allowed to take calculus. The test consists of thirty multiple-choice questions to be completed in 70 minutes, precisely timed by the computer. It is closed-book and closed-notes, and calculators are not allowed. The test is designed to assess competency on precalculus mathematics, and to determine whether the student has the necessary prerequisites for succeeding in University calculus courses.

     The topics covered on the MPT are:

Students who wish to practise on questions that are similar to those on the actual test may visit the following site to take a sample test: Sample Math Placement Test


2014-2015 Term 2 (Jan-Apr 2015)

Instructions for Math 110 [last updated on Dec 4, 2014]: All Math 110 students for Term 2 of 2014-2015 will be writing the MPT in their first registered lab period in the week of January 5, 2015. Please follow the instructions below:



This page was last updated on: 2014 Dec 4.
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