This page provides all the essential information for candidates considering KCST as their PATH INTO THE FUTURE. It contains:
All applicants are required to take the KCST Entrance Test or submit the results obtained in recognized standard tests, such as TOEFL, IELTS or SAT.
KCST offers a Foundation Program for applicants who are not considered ready for registration in one of the degree programs. The results of the KCST Entrance Test or standard tests determine the level at which the applicant should join.
According to the test results, the applicant may be allowed to register in the chosen degree program, while still attending one of the courses in the Foundation Program.
The Foundation Program courses are as follows:
Maths : MA002 and MA003 Physics : PHY002 and PHY003 English : LA002 and LA003
We advise ALL candidates to take the free practice tests.
The answers are also included, but you should attempt solving the questions before looking at the answers.
KCST uses the TOEFL ITP® Level 1 test. TOEFL ITP tests are paper based and use 100 percent academic content to evaluate the English language proficiency of non-native English speakers. All questions are in multiple-choice format, with four answer choices per question. The tests evaluate skills in three areas:
TOEFL ITP tests are not based on the content of any particular English course but rather on your English language proficiency—your overall ability to use English. Improvement in proficiency may take some time and is generally achieved through a combination of practice and study.
Number of Questions
Administration Time (minutes)
31 - 68
Structure and Written Expression
31 - 68
31 - 67
310 - 677
Levels of knowledge required for admission
The table below shows the levels of proficiency in English language required for admission to the following levels at KCST:
LEVELS OF PROFICIENCY IN ENGLISH LANGUAGE
READY TO JOIN ENGLISH I
(CEFR* level C1)
READY TO JOIN FOUNDATION ENGLISH LA 003
(CEFR* levels B1 and B2)
READY TO JOIN FOUNDATION ENGLISH LA 002
(CEFR* level A2)
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The KCST Mathematics Entrance Test is not intended to determine acceptance or rejection in the degree programs. It only determines the level of the candidate’s knowledge of general mathematical rules and principles. It also points the way for the building up of solid mathematical foundations for our science and engineering programs.
KCST offers two foundation math courses Math MA002 and MA003, for students who are not considered ready for registration in one of the degree programs. The results of the Entrance Test determine the level at which you should join.
Contents of the test
The test consists of twenty multiple choice questions divided into two levels – PART I and PART II – each consisting of ten questions.
The answers should be the result of a series of logical steps, and not just a random answer.
Students should submit also the logical steps followed in solving the questions of the test (i.e. the rough work).
The contents of the test are topics studied in the last two years in the high school, as follows:
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Thank you for your interest in the KCST Physics Entrance Test.
The test aims to select the students and train them to gain a thorough foundation for their fundamental physics which is essential for KCST’s science and engineering programs.
The test is not intended to determine acceptance or rejection in the degree programs. It only determines the extent of the candidate’s grasp of fundamental principles of Physics.
The result of the Entrance test determines the level at which you should join.
Content of the Test
The question paper consists of 18 questions divided into two sections: section A (Part I comprising of 10 questions) and section B (Part II comprising of 8 questions).
The questions are to be answered in such a way that the blank space below each questions will reveal the steps used to solve the questions and shows how you have arrived at the answers
The topics in the content used for this entrance test are the topics the students would have studied in the intermediate physics courses in their high school. The approximate percentages of the test on the major content topics have been set based on the below scheme.
CLASSICAL MECHANICS [40% ]: units and dimensions, laws of motion, Newton’s laws, work, energy, oscillatory motion, central forces, collisions, gravitation, waves, fluids, oscillations
HEAT AND THERMODYNAMICS & PROPERTIES OF MATTER [20%]: atoms, molecules, nucleus, temperature, heat, first law of thermodynamics
ELECTROMAGNETISM [30%]: electrostatics, properties of charge, coulomb’s law, gauss’s law, electric potential, combination of capacitors, currents, ohm’s law, combination of resistors, DC circuits, magnetic fields in free space, Lorentz force, induction, electromagnetic waves
OPTICS [10%]: properties of light, light phenomena, refraction, lenses, mirrors.
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