The QUPlacer Math Test is a computerbased standardized test. The test is composed of two sections. Section 1 tests Elementary Algebra (MATH021) and section 2 tests PreCalculus (MATHP100) content. The test has a total of 70 questions, 35 questions in each section. Specifically, the test asks questions about the following content objectives:
Section 1: Elementary Algebra (33 questions)
 Transform basic and simple statements into algebraic expressions.
 Perform all types of arithmetic operations on real numbers.
 Perform basic operations on polynomials, rational expressions, and radicals.
 Solve linear, quadratic, rational, and radical equations.
 Solve equations and inequalities involving absolute value.
 Demonstrate the use of graphing techniques for linear equations and inequalities.
Section 2: PreCalculus (33 questions)
 Recognize the basic functions and their graphs.
 Distinguish exponential, logarithmic, and trigonometric functions and their graphs.
 Solve trigonometric equations using trigonometric identities.
 Find exact values of trigonometric functions using doubleangle & halfangle formulas.
 Solve equations involving exponential and logarithms.
The total time allowed for the test is
2 hours. The test is only available in
English. The Center provides a calculator (Casio Fx570ES Plus or similar model) for each student.
 Skills required to be exempted from each coursee (click here)
Registration and Payment
Scores
Scores will be announced immediately on the screen to each candidate, but they will be uploaded to BANNER after being verified. The test score ranges from
125275 points. Students are placed into math courses according to the following criteria:
QUPlacer Math Scores  Placed in 

235  275  Calculus 1 (MATH101) 
200  234  PreCalculus (MATHP100) 
125  199  Elementary Algebra (MATH021) 
Important Notes

A student can take the placement test only once per admission cycle.

If a student wants to retake the test and he/she is not registered on a Foundation Program math course, he/she can sit for the placement test the following semester.
For more inquiries about test registration, please contact us at
4403 5522 or email us: QUTCsupport@qu.edu.qa