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Mathematics Proficiency Test (MPT)

All new applicants to the Faculty of Social Sciences (for entry August 2020) who are required to write the above-mentioned test are advised the test will be held on:
MONDAY, AUGUST 17,
TUESDAY, AUGUST 18,
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 19,
& THURSDAY, AUGUST 20, 2020
10 A.M. – NOON & 2 - 4 P.M.


MICRO LAB 5 (ML5) – THE ROY MARSHALL TEACHING COMPLEX
MICRO LAB 6 (ML6) - THE SAGICOR CENTRE FOR LIFELONG LEARNING
CAVE HILL CAMPUS, ST. MICHAEL.
 
All candidates must register for the MPT which can be attempted only ONCE. To do so, send an email to economics@cavehill.uwi.edu with “MP Test” in the subject line. Please provide your name, and preferred date and time as outlined above, to which you will receive a return email that will include your login and temporary password.

The registration period is July 20 - July 31, 2020

All candidates must present a valid picture identification, e.g. National Identification Card, Passport, Driver’s licence, etc. along with the receipt of payment for the Test, in order to gain entry. The BBD $50 fee is payable at the Cashier in the Bursary or online.

To pay online please click here.

Candidates are required to arrive at the Micro Labs, UWI, Cave Hill Campus at least half hour before the test begins.
 
Cellular phones and/or other electronic devices are not permitted even if they are off or silenced.

For further details about the MPT, including exemptions, please click here.
To view the examination results, please click here.
Frequently Asked Questions can be found here.
For general information, please email the Department of Economics at: economics@cavehill.uwi.edu
 
COVID -19 PROTOCOLS
 
The following COVID – 19 Protocols MUST BE adhered to before entering the labs. 
  • Temperature screens will be conducted before entry into the exam labs - admission at <37.5 degrees Celsius
  • Candidates MUST wear SURGICAL MASKS ONLY in the exam lab and NOT cloth coverings used in casual interactions 
  • Please walk with as little baggage as possible

Exemptions from the Test
 
Students who possess one of the following within the last five (5) years are exempt from taking the test:
 
  1. Grades 1 to 4 in ALL CAPE Mathematics Unit 1 or 2
  2. Grades A, B or C in Cambridge ‘A’ Level Mathematics
  3. Grade 1 or 2 in CSEC General Proficiency Mathematics
  4. Grades 1 or 2 in CSEC Additional Mathematics
  5. Grades 9, 8, 7 or 6 in GSCE Mathematics under the new grading scheme (A or B under the old grading scheme)
  6. Grade B or above in CORE 103 - Practical Mathematics from the Barbados Community College
  7. Pass the Faculty of Social Sciences' Mathematics Proficiency Test
  8. A passing grade in the Faculty’s Preliminary Mathematics for Social Sciences course.
 
Successful completion, or exemption from the test will allow you to progress to register for the Level I courses:
ECON 1003 - Mathematics for Social Sciences I and ECON 1005 - Introduction to Statistics.
 
Failure in the Test

If you didn't take the test without being exempted or were unsuccessful then you are required to pass the remedial course ECON 0101 – Preliminary Mathematics for Social Sciences BEFORE registering for the two Level I courses mentioned above. 

ECON 0101 – Preliminary Mathematics for Social Sciences is offered in both semesters for a fee of BBD $500.  Note that this fee is additional to any other tuition fees.

Click here to learn more about the test