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Mathematics Proficiency Test (MPT)

All new applicants to the Faculty of Social Sciences (for entry September 2021) who are required to write the above-mentioned test are advised the test will be held online on:
MONDAY, APRIL 19, 2021
FROM 10 A.M. – NOON

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, to which you will receive a return email that will include your login and temporary password.

The registration period is from Monday, March 22 – April 2, 2021
 
To pay online please click here.
For further details about the MPT, including:  Exemptions, FAQ’S and the dates for the next available sitting please click here
To view examination results, please click here
For general information, please email the Department of Economics at: economics@cavehill.uwi.edu


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