An acceptable degree of proficiency in one of the languages of wider communication is a life-skill in the contemporary academic and professional environment. The English part of the test is designed to assess candidates' language proficiency and communicative competence.

**Objectives:**

The purpose of the test is to:

- determine whether students are equipped with the required language skills to succeed in a competitive degree program taught entirely in English
- test students' ability to comprehend university-level reading
- evaluate whether students are competent in using standard written English in academic context
- assess students' usage of grammar and range of vocabulary.

The test focuses on the following areas:

- Grammar in context
- Vocabulary in context
- Reading comprehension

The English part of the test will consist of 45 multiple choice questions. These questions will be based primarily on grammar, vocabulary and reading to test the application of knowledge.

Candidates may be tested on such grammatical concepts as tenses, modal verbs, subject-verb agreement, pronouns, prepositions etc. In case of vocabulary, the candidates are required to demonstrate their competence as able readers by inferring meaning through context clues.

Active reading is a survival skill for undergraduate students. The Reading Comprehension Section will assess comprehension at all the three levels; literal, inferential and critical. The candidates should demonstrate the ability to discern main ideas and concepts presented in texts, and identify and assess evidence that supports those ideas. The texts may range from the descriptive and factual to the discursive and analytical.

Follow the link below to view the sample English test paper:

http://www.iba.edu.pk/News/Past_Entry_Test_Eng.html

The mathematics part of the test will consist of 50 multiple choice questions. These questions will cover the following topics:

- Complex Numbers
- Matrices and Determinants
- Sequences and Series
- Miscellaneous Series
- Permutation combination and probability
- Mathematical Induction and binomial theorem
- Quadratic equation
- Function and their graph
- Trigonometric identities of sum and difference of angle
- Application of trigonometry
- Graph of trigonometric and inverse trigonometric functions and solution of trigonometric equations
- nd limits
- Partial Fractions
- Plane analytical geometry (Straight Line)
- Circles
- Parabola
- Ellipse
- Hyperbola
- Translation and Rotation

Follow the links below to view two sample mathematics test papers:

http://www.analyzemath.com/practice_tests/sat_subject/level_1_sample_1.html

http://www.analyzemath.com/practice_tests/sat_subject/level_2_sample_1.html