Placement Tests

Placement tests

 

 

The aim of the placement tests is to determine the student’s competency level in the subjects of Arabic, English and computer skills. Dependent on the results obtained by the student in these tests, the courses he/she will study are specified in the academic schedule. Note that these tests do not affect the student’s admission, but rather determine the courses that he/she will register in the first semester upon enrollment at PSUT.

 1. After completing the admission requirements and obtaining the university number, the student has the right to sit for the level examinations before the start of the first semester of joining the University.

2. The Deanship of Admissions and Registration shall determine the dates and venues of the placement tests, and the student must attend and take them accordingly.

3. The English language placement test: Upon their enrollment at PSUT, all students sit for the English language placement test on the dates determined by the University to measure their basic skills. The test score ranges from (0 - 100%). If the student gets less than (50%) in the English placement test or does not sit for the exam during the first semester, he/she must enroll for regular study for one semester, remedial course number (31029) for (3) credit hours. These hours are not included in the student’s cumulative average nor in the number of hours required for graduation. If the student is successful in the exam, he/she will be qualified to register for English language course number (31121).

4. The Arabic language placement test: Upon their enrollment at PSUT, all students sit for the Arabic language placement test on the dates set by the University to measure their basic skills. The test score ranges from (0 - 100%). If the student gets less than (50%) in the Arabic placement test or does not sit for the exam during the first semester, he/she must enroll for regular study for one semester, remedial course number (31019) for (3) credit hours. These hours are not included in the student’s cumulative average nor in the number of hours required for graduation. If the student is successful in the exam, he/she will be qualified to register for Arabic language course number (31111).

5. The computer skills placement test: Upon their enrollment at PSUT, all students must sit for a computer skills placement test on the dates set by the University to measure their basic skills. The test score ranges from (0 - 100%). If the student gets less than (50%) in the computer skills placement test or does not sit for the exam during the first semester, he/she must enroll for regular study for one semester, remedial course number (11100) for (3) credit hours. These hours are not included in the student’s cumulative average nor in the number of hours required for graduation. If the student is successful in the exam, he/she will be qualified to register for the recommended courses from his/her study plan. Students holding an ICDL certificate, or its equivalent, are exempt from submitting a computer skills level examination. They must present the certificate in the admission semester to ensure the exemption from taking the computer skills test.